Redundancy - as part of growth
Redundancy is normally associated with a downturn in business and a reduction in staff. However, there are some occasions when employers need to remove certain functions or tiers of management, or to fundamentally change jobs in order to better set up the business for growth. If you feel you are hampered by your current staffing structure, why not consider how it would look if you had a blank piece of paper and were going to set up your staff from scratch. If it looks very different to your current organisation, it may be time to consider restructuring.
It is often possible to carry out a restructure whilst retaining all or most of your staff. However, it is also often the case that you need the staff to accept different terms of employment under the new structure. This can sometimes create a potential redundancy situation.
As with most employee relations matters, planning is vital. You should allow time to prepare your proposal, sense check it, and look for potential pitfalls, before embarking on a consultation process with the staff.
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