Redundancy - testing experience
It's clear that 2011 will see an increase in redundancies particularly in the public sector where many organisations plan to reduce staffing levels by as much as 20 to 30% over the next three years. Both private companies and public sector organisations, keen to keep talented employees for the long term, have taken initial steps to reduce costs by imposing salary cuts, job shares or shorter working weeks rather than let people go. But the next step has to be redundancies.
For most people, being let go is a testing experience. For some it can be as stressful as divorce. It is difficult to deal with the sensation that you are not in control of your destiny.