Redundancies

Paper mill workers win £1.2 million in redundancy tribunal

Paper mill workers won a £1.2 million protective award from their former employers after it failed to enact its redundancy duties.

12 months of 2023: April

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month

Rise in candidate availability gathers pace

The upturn in candidate availability gathered pace in July 2023, while permanent placements fell at the fastest rate since June 2020, according to a report from the Recruitment and Employment...

Bankruptcy and redundancy: how to communicate with staff

Communicating with staff requires careful thought, as those at Made.com learned after being sued by employees that were made redundant via zoom last year.

How to downsize your company with care and compassion

Economic uncertainty has taken root in the UK and globally, with mass layoffs one of its most troubling consequences. Last month came the news that nearly 15,000 British retail jobs have been cut...

UK business leaders optimistic despite recession fears

UK businesses are optimistic about their ability to push through 2023’s economic challenges and achieve medium-term growth, according to research.

UK leads world with sharpest rise in terminations

The UK saw a faster increase in contract terminations than more than 160 countries despite overall low redundancy figures, according to new figures.

Layoff alternatives called for as tech sector redundancies hit 200,000

With Google, Microsoft and Spotify the latest technology companies to announce redundancy plans, HR and legal experts are calling on businesses to consider other options and good processes.

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12 months of 2022: November

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

HR needs to prepare for further sackings in 2023

Mass redundancies at the likes of Twitter, Made.com and Amazon may have raised concerns about the fate of the jobs market, but will this continue into the new year? Sarah Ronan reports

HR lessons from Twitter and Meta layoffs

Technology company Meta has joined social media giant Twitter in laying off thousands of staff in an attempt to significantly reduce its costs.

Why redundancy should only be a last resort

Rising costs and interest rates may be leading some to look at their headcount. But there are sound reasons for finding alternatives to redundancy.  

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