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BREAKING THROUGH THE DARKNESS: HOW TO COMMUNICATE REDUNDANCIES

A redundancy programme isn’t a positive time for most people, but they happen in organisations of all sizes – and there is a right and wrong way to go about it. Internal communicators need to advise leaders of the best way to tell employees the reasons for the change and how they will be supported. In short, don’t keep them in the dark.

8th October 2017
Redundancies are unavoidable on many organisations’ journeys, typically because a merger has created a surplus of roles or a company needs to become leaner to reduce costs. They are a necessity– but not a comfortable one. Entire workforces are affected – those who lose their jobs and those who are left behind, often in demoralised environments, to mull over the company’s future and,...
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