Restructures & Redundancy

The process of redundancies, restructures and layoffs can be dangerous territory for the unprepared but it needn’t be if the right procedures are followed. Our industry experienced HR Managers have managed a wide range of redundancies, in a wide range of industries, from 1 or 2 people, groups of people/departments, to unit/company closures and the complicated restructuring following company mergers and TUPE situations.

Our experience shows it is possible to achieve business change whilst being fair and treating people with dignity and respect. For many managers, making people redundant is a new and unwelcome experience – almost as emotionally difficult for the manager as the employee. It is not always comfortable, but handled well, people understand why the decision has been made and the company can grow from strength to strength.

During such difficult times having recourse to an experienced and objective third-party HR organisation to support the process is invaluable. We can be there to support and assist you every step of the way from telephone advice, drafting plans/scripts and letters, attending meetings, taking notes, to managing the whole process from start to finish.


Here are some of the aspects that we can advise and be involved in to steer you safety through the process, irrespective of the numbers involved:


  • Possibly avoiding redundancies in the first place by planning ahead 
  • Consideration of redundancies, lay-offs or short-time working
  • Understanding of employment law issues
  • Planning redundancy communication and follow through
  • Redundancy selection process, including criteria
  • Clear effective communication and redundancy consultation: collective/individual
  • Rights of redundant employees
  • How to help redundant employees
  • Identifying and resolving potential problems during
    & following redundancy
  • Help for the people being made redundant and the survivors!