Employee communications

The way in which employers communicate with their workforce is an important part of employee relations. Employers should be aware of the importance of communicating with staff during periods of change in the workplace, particularly where the change is brought on by difficult economic circumstances, which may lead to new or amended job duties, organisational restructuring and redundancies.


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Managing conflict: How are investigations holding up in the pandemic?

6 Oct 2020

Just because a high proportion of employees are away from the office does not mean conflict has disappeared.

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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Covid-19 and recession: Is redundancy the only option?

15 Sep 2020

With job losses never far from the headlines and the end of the furlough scheme looming, businesses are evaluating the...

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Unions to protest as BA confirms redundancies

7 Aug 2020

British Airways has confirmed today that its plans to make 12,000 job cuts will go ahead, and more than 6,000...

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Can remote redundancy conversations be sensitive and fair?

4 Aug 2020

With job losses continuing to hit the headlines, many employers are wrestling with the practical issues involving redundancy consultations, and...

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Demotion during post-pandemic restructuring

24 Jul 2020

Demoting employees as part of a restructuring programme may offer a more favourable alternative to redundancies, but employers need to...

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How the HR team at Severn Trent Water is keeping things flowing

8 Jul 2020

Neil Morrison explains how the utility has coped during the coronavirus pandemic, and why HR has a duty to support...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2020: flexible furlough and redundancy

2 Jul 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme include the introduction of flexible furlough and the gradual withdrawal of funding.

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Survivor’s guilt: supporting staff who have avoided redundancy

12 Jun 2020

With mass redundancies expected over the coming months, it’s easy to focus on supporting those losing their jobs. But ‘survivors’...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

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Acas chief: Why kindness is key at times like these

19 May 2020

Acas chief executive Susan Clews outlines some of the key points from its new mental health guidance and highlights some...

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Eight steps to consider when changing your DC pension

12 May 2020

Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply...

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Productivity has not suffered due to coronavirus

5 May 2020

Employees have managed to remain productive in most organisations despite the challenges posed by coronavirus, according to a survey by...

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TUC and CBI offer contrasting views of draft return to work guidance

4 May 2020

TUC critical of non-binding guidance; CBI applauds government 'flexibility within a framework'.

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