May 18, 2021

Preparing for the end of furlough - key people implications

Gateley Legal

  • Time: 11 a.m. - noon
  • Update / Virtual

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?

During this interactive webinar, our experts, alongside experts from HR Consulting firm INTOO, will look at answering these questions. We will offer advice and guidance on planning for redundancies and restructuring post-furlough and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We will explore:

  • The end of the furlough scheme and what this means for businesses
  • Planning for redundancy 
  • Legal considerations, such as when the duty to collectively consult is triggered (including the implications of staggered dismissals), what the duty entails and the importance of HR1 Forms
  • The key elements of a fair redundancy dismissal
  • Engaging employees in times of change - The benefits of building a resilient organisation 
  • The benefits of providing outplacement support 
  • Q&A – INTOO as the host will put these questions to Gateley on behalf of attendees

Who is this webinar aimed at?

This session is aimed at all HR professionals, together with directors and managers who have a responsibility for personnel matters