Supporting employees following redundancy: Why assist exiting employees?
Author: Dr Amelia Wise
Contributing author: Caroline Green
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:
- In Supporting employees following redundancy: Defining the scope of assistance, we look at how to ensure the type of support you offer is of most value to the employees at hand.
- In Supporting employees following redundancy: Selecting an outplacement provider, we look at the factors to consider when selecting an outplacement provider.
- In Supporting employees following redundancy: Alternatives to outplacement support, we explore alternative sources of assistance where outplacement is not affordable and additional assistance that you may be able to offer exiting employees.
- 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)