Site closures and Career Centres
Closures are sometimes necessary but never easy. Ensuring that employees move on feeling positive about the organisation that has just made their position redundant, is a complex and sensitive task. Affected employees will need career transition advice that is tailored to their situation, whether this involves retraining, moving into a similar position, or retiring.
Redundancy is often an employee's biggest fear. Providing support and flexible career transition options helps relieve the tension. During the closure, clear communication is essential for developing understanding and ensuring employees are aware of the options available.
It is important to realise that while closures are dramatic, like any other organisational change project, they require strategy and planning. Some closures happen quickly, while others go through many phases before reaching the final stage. Professionalism and careful planning is essential when dealing with affected employees.
Lee Hecht Harrison offer a range of solutions for closures and redundancies. Every closure is different and requires a tailored approach to achieve desired outcomes. Our extensive experience with partnering organisations in site and business closures will ensure that your employees are satisfied and that your organisation’s reputation remains untarnished.
Lee Hecht Harrison's Career Centres are an effective and economical means of supporting a large number of employees in managing their transition, and assist organisations in making an important statement about it's commitment to its employees during periods of organisational change.