IPA publishes pocket guide to redundancy

LONDON - The IPA's people management group has published best practice guidelines to assist agencies in dealing with redundancy situations when there are no suitable alternatives.

The guide covers:

  • Redundancy overviews
  • Selection criteria
  • Consultations
  • Confirming the redundancy position
  • Managing the situation post redundancies
  • Additional information on redundancies

It has been drawn up by the group's sub-working party that deals with recessionary matters affecting HR, which includes: Tim Jones, HR director at Aegis Media UK; Richard Bradford, HR manager at Aegis Media; and Kate Corbett, HR director at PHD.

Jones, deputy chairman of the IPA people management group, said: "There is no denying that the much talked-about recession is hitting UK business hard, and unfortunately the advertising industry is no exception to this.

"As we state in this pocket guide, redundancy should always be the last resort for any employer, but we must appreciate that this may be necessary given the current climate.

"These guidelines are not intended to be prescriptive, or replace the need to take legal advice about redundancy matters, but we hope they will provide agencies with necessary practical advice to better equip them to deal with such challenging issues."

The guide is available to all IPA members to download from its website.

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