- Home ▼
- Topics ▼
- Legal ▼
- AWARDS ▼
- Jobs ▼
- Webinars ▼
- XpertHR ▼
- Advertise ▼
- Oh & wellbeing ▼
Downsizing for an employer refers to a lowering of the number of employees, typically because of a reduction in profits or a reorganisation.
Downsizing inevitably involves making redundancies, with occur when an employer is ceasing to carry on with work for which the employee was employed, or is ceasing to carry on with work in the place where the employee is employed.
23 Sep 2009
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and NHS Tower Hamlets are to scrap the role of joint HR director. The...
23 Sep 2009
HR jobs at Sutton and Merton councils could be under threat as the London boroughs join forces to share their...
16 Sep 2009
Defence giant BAE Systems is to axe 1,116 jobs and close an aircraft factory.The firm said it aimed to shut...
Minister consults with national outplacement consultancy on government support for unemployed managers
27 Jul 2009
The director of a national outplacement consultancy has met with Employment Minister Jim Knight MP to lobby for more support...
9 Jul 2009
Open forum discussion on the vision for the HR profession, what role HR must play in organisations in the future, and the big issues that will define the UK workplace in the coming years.
16 Jun 2009
AXA PPP Healthcare has written to its staff asking them to help the company save money by choosing between job...
15 Jun 2009
The HR chief at the international law firm which left phone messages telling trainee solicitors they were being sacked has...
14 May 2009
Four council HR functions will merge from this October in a bid to save £2.3m over the next five years.The...
4 May 2009
Despite the downturn forcing many employers to address costs and consider layoffs, there are other ways of reducing staff costs - although they too can carry risks, says Michael Ball.
Friday Podcast: angry CIPD staff criticise Orme; the Budget wishlists; and companies fail to follow redundancy procedures
17 Apr 2009
HR news and analysis including:
angry CIPD staff have attacked CEO Jackie Orme’s handling of redundancies
employer representative bodies announce...
23 Mar 2009
Workforce skills are no longer the primary challenge facing chief executives in 2008 – the issue has fallen to seventh...
9 Mar 2009
Organisations that do not reduce executive pay and bonuses could be harbouring a “ticking time-bomb” of retention and engagement problems,...
18 Feb 2009
HR has gone through a number of image overhauls over the years, but how much has it really changed? Five HR professionals who started out in each decade from the 1960s to the Noughties reveal how it was for them.
11 Feb 2009
Graduate vacancies will drop by 5.4% in 2009, the first fall since 2003, according to forecasts from the Association of...
9 Feb 2009
If redundancies have become inevitable, segmenting the workforce and making sure you target the right job cuts can actually strengthen the organisation.