How to avoid redundancies when recession bites

Carter, Caroline; Fletcher, Clare
December 2008
People Management;12/11/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 25, p38
The article offers tips for employers to avoid redundancies during recession. The employer should specify as part of the redundancy consultation that it reserves the right not to accept all or any applications for voluntary redundancy, particularly if it considers that it is in the best interests of the organisation to retain certain staff. According to the article, secondments may not be cost-effective where the employer fails to charge the host company a fee that covers the employee's salary. However, partial secondment and sharing the salary may work.


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