Support redundancy "survivors"

Key points

  • Employees who are not selected for redundancy during a redundancy exercise may experience an emotional reaction, known as "survivor syndrome", which can be aggravated by an increased workload or new duties.
  • Survivor syndrome can have a negative effect on employees, including decreasing their motivation, which can affect their work.
  • The employer can support redundancy survivors by engaging with them throughout and after the redundancy programme, and giving them practical support.

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