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What happens if there is not enough work for my staff?

Posted in: Employer Relations

In recessionary times it is unfortunate that sometimes work may dry up and you end up overstaffed. Or, you may decide to take your business in new directions and plan to reduce your workforce. Either way, you will probably be looking to make various positions redundant.

If you are in this position, you need to consider a few aspects:

  • Your staff's position must genuinely be surplus to requirements
  • There needs to be a genuine business reason to end a position. So you can't get rid of a position and then re-advertise the role when it is virtually identical to the previous position.
  • The position redundancy can not be related in any way to performance of your staff

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