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:
the avoidance of redundancy
redundancy procedures (including consultation with trade unions)
when and how to use voluntary redundancy
selection for redundancy on grounds of business need rather than length of service
the use of redundancy as a means of increasing productivity
redundancy in the context of insolvency
the realtionship between redundancy and business transfers
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.