Can remote redundancy conversations be sensitive and fair?

With job losses continuing to hit the headlines, many employers are wrestling with the practical issues involving redundancy consultations, and how to conduct these in a sensitive way despite restrictions. Stuart Duff looks at the role of video in difficult conversations.

Over the course of the next few months, as the government’s furlough scheme is wound down, redundancies will, sadly, begin to increase.

Redundancy is one of the ten most stressful life events and, for many, will have a lasting emotional and psychological impact. It represents a double whammy – the end of something familiar as well as the beginning of something unfamiliar – causing sadness at the sense of loss, alongside fear of the unknown ahead, both of which lead to anxiety and stress.

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