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Stephen SimpsonEditor's message: One of the many consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is that many organisations have been faced with making redundancies.

No employer will find the experience of making employees redundant easy or pleasant. However, where redundancies are necessary, following good principles of redundancy management will help protect against tribunal claims as well as minimising the stress for departing employees and the potentially negative impact on redundancy survivors' morale.

These include ensuring that a proper consultation exercise is carried out as early as practicable, and that fair and consistent selection criteria are applied.

Visit our 2022 benchmarking survey on redundancy experiences and expectations to find out how many redundancies employers made last year, and their expectations for redundancies this year. Read analysis of the survey results at Labour turnover rates: XpertHR survey 2022. The survey is based on responses from 177 organisations with a combined workforce of 215,171 employees.

Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor

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