Managing redundancy is always challenging. It could be that your business has hit financial difficulties and needs to take action to reduce costs. It could also be that your business is changing direction and different skills will be needed as you move forward. In either situation, the outcome is the same – you need to let some of your existing staff go.
We at Lighter HR can support you through the entire redundancy process.
Please note: Managing redundancy is difficult and whether with Lighter HR or another provider, we strongly recommend you use an experienced HR professional to guide you and make sure you do everything you are supposed to do.
The aim of the service is to ensure that your redundancies are conducted in a legally compliant way.
We can either guide you through the redundancy process or you can hand the entire redundancy process over to us and we’ll manage it on your behalf.
At a basic level, we can provide you with a full written process, scripts, documentation and be at the end of the phone to answer your questions. This could be a good option for you if you are looking for some peace of mind with minimum cost.
If you’d like more support then we can be onsite with you whilst meetings are conducted, support you through the definition and application of selection criteria and produce all of the letters and supporting documentation for you.
At the highest level, you can outsource the entire process to us. Clearly you will still be responsible for making the decision as to which staff are made redundant but we will conduct all of the meetings for you, work with you on defining the selection criteria, create all of the documentation and letters and help you look to the future and manage the remaining staff so as to avoid “survivor syndrome”.
This option works particularly well for businesses where the reason for redundancy is a business change. By handing the redundancy process over to us, your management team can focus on looking to the future.
As a first step, we’ll ask you to complete a questionnaire that gives us some basic information about the redundancies you are considering. We’ll then arrange an initial telephone consultation with you to discuss your situation in more detail and the level of support you require.
Service Key Features
- Support from an HR professional who's managed redundancies before.
- Confidence you are following sound legal process, removing the emotion and focusing on the facts.
- A practical approach that gets you the outcome you're looking for with minimum risk.
- Provision of the documentation that you need.
- Support in dealing with the aftermath of a redundancy process.
- The work can be performed either onsite or a mix of both onsite and offsite.
Our services are from:
- £95 per hour for offsite support (phone and email)
- £120 per hour for onsite work
depending on the work required. We'll speak with you to understand the situation you are looking to manage and the level of support you require. We'll then give you an estimate of the number of hours we expect the matter to take.
Of course, it's always difficult to be completely accurate as you never know what's going to happen when people are involved. We will agree any work before it is performed and keep you updated on the costs as they accrue.
Note: For new clients, we may request a percentage of the fees up front.
Refer to our pricing page for more information.