The recent P&O mass firings have yet again highlighted the critical role HR plays in managing a business’ reputational risks – and how it can go horribly wrong.
Controversial approaches, such as “fire and rehire” or other detrimental measures, impact employee relations and capture media attention.
With businesses facing increasing costs, they may be looking to pass these on to employees who are themselves facing a rise in the cost of living. Any action should be carefully managed and there are some practical steps that should be followed to minimise legal and reputational problems.
Join employment law expert Anna Elliott from leading law firm Osborne Clarke in her monthly webinar on the latest updates for senior HR – with Q&A.
What you’ll learn:
- How to avoid redundancy backlash, why you need to have your policies present, correct – and updated
- How to improve communication and ensure you have the right language and delivery models in place
- Brexit and international employment – how can you stay ahead of unforeseen issues
- Union relationships – how to work with unions in volatile situations
Anna Elliott, Employment Partner - Osborne Clarke
Anna Elliott leads the Bristol employment team at Osborne Clarke and is a dual-qualified and experienced employment lawyer with over 17 years’ experience gained both in the UK and Australia. Known for her commercial solutions-driven approach, Anna’s clients range from large global corporates to smaller companies.
She has significant experience advising clients in the fashion and luxury, life sciences and healthcare, workforce solutions, fintech, media and technology sectors. She also leads the firm’s Retail and Consumer sector team and is a member of the OC Gender committee.
Sarah Rice, Editor and Director at The HR World
Sarah is a journalist and communicator with more than 25 years experience, writing across regional and national newspapers and magazines. As editor of The HR World she is responsible for all editorial content on and offline. She is also an experienced Chair, panel member and speaker focused on debates around the biggest issues facing HR today.
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