We’re in challenging economic times, and we know that businesses are grappling with tough decisions about costs and expenses and unfortunately that can mean the dreaded R-word: redundancies. Our team recently discussed our experiences of managing redundancies within previous organisations, our clients’ organisations, and our personal experience of being made redundant and our first-hand knowledge of the fear, confusion and anger that is felt. Here are some personal lessons we have learned, real-life examples, and tips to help you navigate redundancies with empathy and respect.
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When misconduct or failures to adhere to polices occur in the workplace, it is crucial to handle the process to deal with this effectively, fairly, and in compliance with legal requirements.
Running a business can be really stressful. Especially when you’ve got an employee that’s causing you lots of issues. As an employer, it’s likely that at some point you might feel that it would be better for everybody to let an employee go. And in some cases, this might be the right decision. However, there […]
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A useful guide on ways you can reduce sickness absence in your business with a absence management procedure.
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Bullying in the workplace can have terrible consequences for both the victim and the organisation. Our latest blogs explores ways to prevent bullying happening in the workplace and what to do if you receive a complaint about bullying.
Albany HR recently hosted an Age Inclusive Workshop with Age Scotland to raise awareness and highlight the issues ageism plays in the workplace. Is your workplace culture supportive of all generations and open to new ideas and ways of working?
Your 2023 Employee checklist You know how important it is to look after your employees, but as a busy business owner you might find that it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of your priority list. Why not let 2023 be the year you get this sorted, and have peace of mind knowing you, your […]
With the growing cost of living crisis there is a sense that businesses are beginning to cut costs and redundancies appear on the horizon. Here are some top tips for making it through redundancies.
Contracts are the basis of the employment agreement and offer assurance and certainty for both employee and employer - which is why it is important to get this right!