Ending employment may be the result of a resignation, the conclusion of a performance management process, a case of serious misconduct, or a genuine redundancy. In any event, you need to be sure of your obligations and the employee’s entitlements?
How much notice does the employee need to give you? How much notice do you need to provide the employee? Should you do an exit interview for an employee who has been made redundant? How do you communicate company-initiated terminations?
As part of our recommended suite of essential compliance policies, we can develop a Termination Policy that captures all scenarios relating to employee terminations, including - resignation, employer-initiated termination, instant dismissal (for serious misconduct), mutual separation and redundancy.
Such a policy will meet your compliance obligations and will clearly articulate employee entitlements upon termination and your rights and obligations.
If your business is changing and downsizing, we can assist with organisational reviews to help identify the structure to support your business into the future.
We can assist with change management and communications during times of organisation change, as well as prepare relevant documentation that is required to capture any changes to the structure of your business, including all required redundancy notifications, letters and review of entitlements.
Similarly, we can advise you in real time on any termination situations. We are not lawyers, and ideally we work with you to proactively avoid getting to this point, but we can provide advice to minimise the risk to your business.
There are significant benefits for conducting exit interviews with employees. These include capturing the reason an employee is leaving, what the employee valued and what aspects of the business need improvementWe can provide an independent solution to best encourage open and honest exit interview feedback. We follow an online questionnaire with a face to face or phone debrief with the exiting employee. We will prepare your business with quarterly exit interview reports, to help identify any areas of focus or trends to reduce turnover.