Renishaw criticised for redundancy e-mail

The HR department at troubled engineering firm Renishaw has been criticised following the latest round of redundancy negotiations.

The company is to make 470 cuts, but was blasted by staff for a 24-point e-mail and handout issued to workers urging them to clear their desks ahead of time, even if they weren’t inevitably made redundant.

“All employees are requested to minimise their personal belongings stored at work prior to the notification days,” the e-mail read.

A spokesman for the company admitted the e-mail “could have been worded better”.

Earlier this month, Renishaw HR chief Peter Bowler told Personnel Today that moving to a shorter working week had been “ineffective”.

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