For many businesses, the end of furlough may mean consideration of restructuring and redundancy. Whilst the furlough scheme has enabled organisations to retain staff during lockdown, the end of furlough will create a number of people-related challenges, with estimates putting the unemployment figure from anywhere between 2-3 million people in 2021.
So, what next? If redundancies or restructuring are necessary, what legal considerations must organisations take into account? What steps can be taken to ensure employees receive the support they need? How do we support our leaders to reengage with our teams returning to the workplace?
How can organisations ensure that their employees’ transition out of the business or into different roles is handled with sensitivity and adequate support?