Transforming redundancy processes for better people and business outcomes

Redundancy is a hugely disruptive and emotional time for everyone involved, from the employees directly impacted to those managing the process, and those remaining in the business. It’s also a process that may be new to those managing it and comes with the risk of legal ramifications, as well as the impact it inevitably has on employee wellbeing, mental health and productivity.

But taking a compassionate, people-centric approach to redundancy processes will deliver better outcomes for everyone. And the way in which redundancy processes are managed is what will be remembered by those most important in the process – your people – so it’s critical that these are effectively managed in a compassionate and compliant way.

The Empowering People Group brings together a suite of redundancy services from experts within our four group companies, HalbornsAdviserPlusWorking Transitions and Learning Nexus. We share a passion for delivering positive employee experiences at every stage of the employee lifecycle, and we collectively have a proven track record in reducing the pain, risk and complexity of redundancy to enable organisations to focus on delivering compassionate redundancy experiences.

Our mission is to  transform the experience of everyone involved in a redundancy process to improve business and people outcomes.

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Halborns' straight-talking redundancy advice and support

When navigating complex situations like redundancy, organisations need straight-talking, practical, people-first legal advice and support that reduce risk. Halborns’ innovative, user-friendly redundancy toolkits guide you step-by-step through the redundancy process, creating clarity and consistency, so that you can approach individual or collective redundancy processes with confidence.

These tailored toolkits deliver:

  • Process maps that mitigate risk
  • Compliant, templated documents
  • Meeting agendas that deliver consistency
  • Engaging letter templates
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AdviserPlus' unique Meeting Manager technology

As experts in tech-enabled employee relations transformation, AdviserPlus has created a unique Meeting Manager solution that reduces the heavy admin burden of consultation meetings, enabling managers to focus on being present for impacted employees. The custom-built solution addresses common pain points and transforms the management of large-scale, one-to-one consultation processes, reducing risk and improving outcomes.

  • Diarising one-to-one meetings
  • Tailored scripts to build confidence and consistency
  • Real-time management information to track progress
  • Optional expert note-taking reduces admin requirements
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Working Transitions career transition support

Working Transitions is a leader in people-centric career transition services and has fostered a culture of compassion and opportunity that enables it to support employees through the challenges and opportunities of change. With access to tailored career transition advice and expert guidance, give departing employees the best possible sense of value and opportunity at a time that can instil fear and uncertainty. Its leading outplacement support enables you to demonstrate a commitment to employee wellbeing, which is imperative to those remaining in the business. Solutions include:

  • Expert, tailored career coaching and guidance
  • People-centric advice and outplacement support
  • Unique online platform providing career transitioning tools
  • Learning services on topics like CV writing, interviewing and networking
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Learning Nexus digital learning to upskill your people

Learning Nexus delivers engaging digital learning services that empower managers to engage their employees in every stage of the employee lifecycle. Many managers involved in the consultation process may not have experienced redundancy situations before, so upskilling them quickly is vitally important to the outcome of the process. Learning Nexus offers over 300 courses and its e-byte range of short, digestible video courses  provide a simple and refreshing learning resource that will help build confidence for those who may need to have difficult conversations.

  • Micro-learning e-bytes that quickly upskill
  • Engaging wellbeing and mental health courses
  • Personalised courses tailored to your needs

“The AdviserPlus principles and ways of working have formed part of the footprint of change management within WHSmith going forward. We had a great working relationship with the AdviserPlus team who demonstrated lots of flexibility, patience, and super quick response times. We couldn’t have managed this change programme in such a short space of time without them.”

Beccy Hemsley, Group Head of People Operations, WHSmith

How people-centric are your redundancy processes?

Ensuring the correct processes are followed, that HR teams are properly supported and that impacted individuals are given the best possible chance to secure the right next step for them can have a positive and lasting impact. Conversely, getting it wrong can have a detrimental impact on the business and the wider workforce. Find out how people-centric your organisation’s redundancy processes are with this simple diagnostic tool below.


Find out more about how AdviserPlus and our partners in Empowering People Group can help transform your redundancy processes.

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