A redundancy announcement can be a very hard thing to do. No one wants to be told that their position in the company is no longer relevant, and not many people want to have to tell them that information.
Unfortunately, it is a task that nearly every employer will have to do at some point in their working career. As I’ve seen so many employers having to have this meeting, I’ve devised the redundancy announcement script to help you out through the meeting. It can be scary trying to formulate how to begin the meeting – especially if you don’t want to hold this meeting in the first place.
What is the meeting?
This script is for the general meeting, without offering voluntary redundancy – and with roles for staff to apply for. This is the first meeting in the redundancy process.
For employees, there are not normally any difficult questions to answer – this will be a shock to them. Do not worry about trying to make the statement any “nicer” than it is. Those who you are speaking to will not be listening to any nuances – they will be in shock.
You can read it out from the document. By no means do you have to memorise it, but the words need to be coming from you, in your voice.
The redundancy announcement script contains all you need to begin the redundancy process. If there are any concerns that you have about making your employee(s) redundant, feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consultation meeting with me, using the Calendly link in the sidebar.
Another part of the redundancy process is calculating redundancy pay. You can do that here on the government website