Need to put your employee(s) on furlough? This furloughing arrangement letter (for small businesses) gives you the structure and detail to make sure everything is clear, for you and your team.
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Because it’s small business-specific, this furloughing arrangement template helps keep your communications relevant, covering areas that might be a concern for smaller companies. There are a few reasons why you may wish to use one. For example, to:
How you communicate with your employees is very personal. You can of course have an upfront and open conversation if it feels right, and employees will almost always feel better about the situation if you’re behaving in a human, compassionate and approachable way.
This template assumes that you’ve spoken to your employees first about their furloughing, before you give them written confirmation.
But putting your formal furloughing arrangements on paper, using a specialist template, gives you and your employee confidence that you’re following official guidelines. It also ensures as much clarity as possible.
Again, clarity is key. Your employees won’t appreciate vagueness right now, even if it’s kindly meant. So prepare for each conversation as thoroughly as possible.
As well as this, make sure you’re staying in regular contact with your employees before and during their furloughing period, and be as helpful as you can.
You can read up on the process in our coronavirus: how to furlough someone (including company directors) guide.
Remember, furloughing must be confirmed in writing by employers for the government grant to be payable.
To use the furloughing arrangement letter template, you’ll need a few key details to hand. Get ready with this quick list:
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