Whilst it is important to comply with the legislative requirements of a redundancy process, it is equally important to remember to treat everyone with dignity, respect and kindness. In my experience, both parties find redundancy a difficult process and being compassionate can make a significant difference to how everyone involved copes.
The ‘survivors’ are another key group to remember, because those remaining in the business are likely to find it an unsettling experience to see their colleagues being laid off and they may also feel their own job security is at risk.
If you would like to talk through how changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may impact your business, please contact us to see how you can develop a compassionate process and retain your valuable reputation.