Q: What should I include in the redundancy selection criteria and is giving a score enough? 
A: In general, ACAS guidelines say to use: 
Standard of work 
Skills, qualification and experience  
Attendance record, not including maternity, pregnancy or disability related absences 
Disciplinary record which are still valid  
Employers should ensure that they can evidence the scores, with information from 1-1 meetings, appraisals and factual data on attendance etc. 
There are times when the above criteria’s are not enough and therefore in this instance employers should review the detailed tasks within a job and add specific factors depending on the role, such as:- 
Analytical skills 
Team working 
Communication skills 
Personal contribution to team 
Length of Service – only to be used with other criteria  
It is a good idea to agree upfront with employees what criteria will be added in the event that there is a tie break situation with the scores. This will avoid a difficult situation later on. 
When scoring employees, using evidence is a good idea but writing down your reason for giving a particular score will ensure that you have carefully considered all factors when scoring. This is also useful when you are going through the scores with employees as they will be able to see that you have thought about the score you have given them and you are able to back this up with clear evidence. 
In the unfortunate instance that you have to defend the reason why a particular score was given, you will be able to provide the written evidence that you had at the time, rather than having to ‘rack your brains’ on why you gave a particular score. 
Finally, remember before you start scoring an employee, the selection criteria you propose to use will need to agreed with all employees who are at risk of redundancy. 
If your business needs help with putting correct processes in place to manage your employees or if you have a specific HR problem that you need assistance with then contact HR Results today
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