Once you have identified the appropriate selection pool (see above), you need to consider whether selection from within the pool is required. If there is a pool of one or if you are proposing to remove a role entirely, then you won’t need to do a scoring exercise as all employees in the pool will be potentially at risk of redundancy. Schools may also wish to ask whether any employees within the pool wish to volunteer for redundancy, in which case there may not be a need to make compulsory redundancies.
If you do need to carry out a selection exercise to determine which of the employees in the pool are placed at risk of redundancy, then you may need to use a form of scoring matrix. A scoring matrix should focus on objective scoring criteria which can be measured against statistics, records and documents. Organisations may have a redundancy policy which contains a selection matrix to be used in redundancy processes.
For an example selection matrix please see:
R13: Example selection matrix
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