Are redundancies a possibility in your organization?

Eddie Kilkelly (Chief Operating Officer at ILX Group plc., London, UK)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Publication date: 2 October 2009



The purpose of this article is to look at how the learning and development (L&D) teams can enable businesses to handle redundancies efficiently and effectively, in order to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties.


This article is based on the authors own knowledge and views.


Redundancy is unpalatable at the best of times and managing the process is never going to be easy. However, the L&D department has a critical role to play in mitigating the long‐term negative effects through timely intervention, excellent communication, compassion, and appropriate support and assistance.


This paper provides a redundancy management plan.



Kilkelly, E. (2009), "Are redundancies a possibility in your organization?", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp. 15-17.

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