Employment Law in the UK, aimed at protecting employees, means we have to follow a process when we are reducing headcount. We have to furnish the employees with a sound business case for change, information about the process and timeline, selection criteria and eligibility for redundancy payment.
Many companies fall foul of the law because they don’t know the process to follow and that’s where we come in. We will not tie you up in process but will offer you no nonsense commercial HR support to make the changes that you need.
Consultation isn’t limited to recession. You may need to close a base as you merge sites together or through restructuring find that certain positions are no longer required in the company – let us help you do this legally, fairly and sensitively.
We will discuss your ultimate objectives and design a plan to manage this in the time required (and in line with reasonable consultation under UK Employment Legislation)
We will help by drafting communications, frequently asked questions, electing representatives, calculating redundancy payments and leading the group and individual consultation meetings.
In some cases our clients just need additional HR support on site to help facilitate the number of consultation meetings, so the news gets to everyone within a short timeframe. We can provide this service via our interim HR offering.