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Supporting employees following redundancy: Why assist exiting employees?

Author: Dr Amelia Wise

Contributing author: Caroline Green

Overview

In our series of four guides on supporting employees following redundancy, we discuss providing assistance to employees who have been given notice of dismissal by reason of redundancy, including to whom assistance should be given, how it should be given and what kind of assistance is appropriate.

In this guide, we explain the importance of assisting exiting employees. This is the first guide in our series on supporting employees following redundancy:

Summary

  • Providing assistance to exiting employees helps employers save costs and complete the redundancy procedure with less interruption to business, by portraying a good image to stakeholders. Employees benefit from being provided with assistance both emotionally and practically. (See The importance of assisting exiting employees)