Is this fair or effective?
Many folk are coming to the end of furlough and are facing potential redundancies.
Whether this is because the company or organisation is truly feeling the pinch or whether it’s just a good idea to restructure and blame Covid is questionable. However, is it really fair to adopt the ‘last one in first one out’ approach?
One could argue that the newbies do not have enough experience – but why did you recruit them unless you felt they could add value? Are the people who have been around ages still adding value? Are your decisions made on a competency-based methodology or do redundancy payments come into the equation?
It seems a shame that people who have recently moved to progress their careers and have often been at a previous company for years are in line for the chop. I guess difficult times bring difficult decisions, but just ‘last one in, first one out’ seems outdated and possibly not at all effective.