Recovery and change

Recovery and Change - Centric HR

It’s great to see that the country is starting to get moving again, after a lengthy period of lockdown and significant changes to the way we normally do business.  There has been lots of new legislation, leave rules, sickness management and other factors to consider as employers, as well as how to keep your business going in such turmoil.

The Government funded furlough arrangements have been a god send for many companies, however, with the furlough scheme coming to an end in September 2021, businesses will need to start considering whether they will be able to afford to bring back their employees into the workplace if there has been a considerable downturn in income.

Recovery plans will be key to ensuring survival for businesses and to support Companies with mapping out resources needed during the period of recovery.  You may be currently assessing your business needs and are looking for some help in considering what the future might hold and how you recover from a significant period of closure.

In some cases, the cost of employees can be the largest expenditure a business has and it’s important to assess whether what you had before the pandemic is what you will need going forward.  Hundreds of businesses will have used the furlough scheme to avoid redundancies for as long as possible and secure their employees jobs.  If your businesses sector struggles to get back on its feet quickly enough, this could result in you having to make tough decisions about the workforce and be faced with making redundancies.

Downscaling employee numbers in the short term to improve levels of cash flow may be a necessary factor to reestablishing your business over coming months and if you’ve not had to do that before it can be a scary prospect.  Making change is unsettling for everyone involved, including the management team who must make the decisions.

If you think you might need some help understanding the recovery plans for your business and the financial impacts and risks associated with making change to your workforce, Centric HR can offer you that support and help you navigate the process for successful change.

We offer a range of services including:

  • Developing strategic recovery plans
  • Designing and implementing workforce change projects
  • Managing consultations with employees
  • Financial costings
  • Processing all the paperwork
  • Outplacement support for employees made redundant.


It’s easy to get into sticky situations when you’ve not managed change before and we can ensure that your change is managed effectively within the best practice principle to mitigate risks.  We’ll even coach you through the process so you can learn as you go along.

Whatever your needs, Centric HR can support your business with change and either work alongside you to deliver it or manage the whole process on your behalf.  Our testimonials speak volumes about how we handle change for organisations, so hear it from someone who was part of a change we managed and how they felt it was handled.

For more information on how we can help your business please contact us here.

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Sandra Berns

Centric HR was founded by Sandra Berns, a confident and versatile Human Resources and Organisational Development Practitioner with 25 years demonstrable experience and a Fellow of the CIPD. Sandra has both Operational and Strategic HR expertise across Public and Private sectors and has assisted senior teams in meeting challenging workforce objectives in many corporate environments.