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Do you know the twelve points you must consider before you start a retrenchment process?

by , 01 August 2014
Retrenchment is a process where you end your employment relationship with your staff for operational reasons and not because they've done something wrong or aren't performing properly.

Now you can't just retrench because you feel like it.

You need to have a good reason to retrench and you need to do it properly. If you don't, your employees will take you to the Labour Court.

Keep reading to discover the twelve points you must consider before you start a retrenchment process so you can make sure you retrench properly.


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Consider these twelve points before you start a retrenchment process


Retrenchment is quite complex.
 

In fact, there are five long steps you need to take to make sure you retrench properly.
 

The first step is: You must consider the following twelve points before you start a retrenchment process.
 

Experts behind the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service say you need to consider these points to see if it makes business sense to retrench. If you're sure it makes business sense to do so, you're ready to start the retrenchment process.
 

Here's what you must consider:
 

#1: What do I want to achieve by retrenching?
 

#2: What's the best plan to get there?
 

#3: Does my plan tie in with what I want to achieve?
 

#4: Do I have the facts and figures to back this up?
 

#5: Are my facts and figures accurate and can I substantiate them if they're queried?
 

#6: How many employees do I plan on retrenching?
 

#7: How do I intend on selecting employees for retrenchment and does this make sense in line with my strategy?
 

#8: When do I want to implement retrenchments and why does this timing make business sense?
 

#9: Do I have enough time to consult properly?
 

#10: What will I propose paying as a retrenchment package?
 

#11: What other assistance will I be able to offer to retrenched employees?
 

#12: Who do I need to consult with?
 

There you have it. These are the twelve points you must consider before you start a retrenchment process. As we mentioned earlier, overall, there are five long steps to take. Check out the remaining steps in the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service to make sure you retrench properly.
 




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