Letting employees go if they have broken their contracts is easy – it’s their fault – right?
However, letting someone go because of under-performance or redundancy seems to be trickier? Employers, even if they have HR departments just seem to be at a loss about how to handle this in a positive way. Now, no one is saying it’s easy, but surely, they are better ways of dealing with this.
At Johnson Underwood, we speak to many candidates and in 99% of cases of redundancy, employees are often left feeling totally unappreciated and disposable, even if they have provided 20 plus years of working for that organisation; working hard, going beyond what’s expected, cancelling holidays to support deadlines; providing value and more often not positively affecting the bottom line.
Do you know how many organisations email redundancy notices whilst people are on holiday or maternity leave? Do you know how many organisations march into a room, cease your contract and march you out of the building, without you being able to say goodbye? Do you know how many companies make you redundant, or rather your role and then recruit for the same role again?
With under-performance, do you know how many companies do not listen to your side of things and do not give you a chance to improve? What’s the outcome? For the organisations, it’s just another statistic; deed done, move on. For individuals it is often devastating – no thank you, no trust…marching you out like a criminal, no thought for your personal circumstances and your shock of what’s happened; self-esteem and confidence hits rock bottom; how are you going to manage; how are you going to pay the bills? That’s business though -isn’t it?
If you have had this happen to you and would like to speak to someone supportive, please get in touch with us at Johnson Underwood and we shall help you to source your next potential role. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 626162 to see how we can help.