The Successful Management of Redundancy

This book is a practical guide to the entire area of redundancy management. It will help managers handle redundancies in the most effective way, so avoiding industrial and legal challenges. It shows how employers can take a strategic approach to redundancy and how redundancy can be used to improve business performance. The Successful Management of Redundancy pinpoints the sorts of policies which are likely to pave the way for organizational change, be acceptable to employees and meet the various legal requirements. It integrates law, good practice and business policy and deals with issues such as: aeo the avoidance of redundancy aeo redundancy procedures (including consultation with trade unions) aeo redundancy payments aeo when and how to use voluntary redundancy aeo selection for redundancy on grounds of business need rather than length of service aeo the use of redundancy as a means of increasing productivity aeo redundancy in the context of insolvency aeo the realtionship between redundancy and business transfers aeo the development of a strategic approach to redundancy New EC legal requirements are described and conclusions are drawn from a survey of how redundancy is managed in other countries. Practical guidance is given on how to resist an unfair redundancy claim at an industrial tribunal. Finally, a checklist for the management of redundancy is included, as are certain administrative details.