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How to proceed after redundancy

To avoid a negative impact on productivity after making people redundant, it is important to communicate with those who are staying and who are leaving, writes Gareth Naughton

20th August, 2011

For those who lose their jobs, redundancy can be difficult to deal with.

What fewer realise is that redundancy can be equally unsettling for their colleagues who remain in their jobs with more tasks, fewer resources and a dwindling sense of workplace camaraderie.

Employers who fail to address the impact of redundancy on this group face risks such as distrust, resentment and fear. If this is handled badly, productivity can suffer, affecting sales and profits.

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