Managing Change

Managing Change

Lead change before you have to and we’ll help you manage your people through it

Businesses and markets don’t stand still; they evolve and change. Some changes are forced upon you by external factors; some emerge from within. Whether it is a major reorganisation or a minor change to working practices, managing change needs to be handled correctly. Most importantly, the people who are affected by the change need to be involved and feel they can contribute to the process.

Change can happen following mergers and acquisitions or a change of leadership. Sometimes the need for change comes about through less obvious triggers, such as high staff turnover or an apparent skills shortage.

Our HR consultants are highly experienced in managing change. We recognise that situations vary and your business is unique.

We help you to plan for change and advise and coach your managers to enable them to provide good leadership. Managing change well is most important during times of uncertainty when employees need reassurance. We support you through all stages to enable a smooth transition, minimum disruption and maximum benefits.

Will employment legislation affect what we can change?

Legislation exists to protect employees’ rights at work. When managing change programmes, our qualified employment law specialists can advise on your legal obligations, how these may impact on your objectives and what options are available to you.

We advise on the legal, technical and employment aspects of managing change including:

  • Changes in job requirements
  • Restructures or other significant changes in duties
  • Introducing new ways of working
  • Variation or termination of contracts
  • Transfer of undertakings (TUPE)
  • Factors that create resistance to change
  • Redundancy
  • Changes to terms and conditions of employment
  • Company re-organisation
  • Relocation, or other change in place of work
  • Changes to HR strategy, policy and procedures

For more information on managing change or to discuss examples of our work, please contact us on 01243 544805.

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be much harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg” C S Lewis.