Pre-merger Howard Kennedy to cut 10 support staff roles

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  • They don't get it. The deadwood is the management not the poor devils who are and have already been made redundant. Think again FSI.

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  • Interesting comments. Do HK have any compassion? Anyone would think they enjoy humiliating their staff. Treating staff badly is as silly a mistake as treating clients badly, both have the potential to damage the business. Perhaps FSI will bring a refreshing change of approach.

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  • Dembovsky's door is always open. However he is guarded by 2 of his staff so good luck with that.

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  • Do FSI want to be tarred with same brush as HK regarding treatment of staff? Wouldn't merge if I was them.

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  • If the employment market was more stable there is no doubt that a vast majority of people within the firm would be looking for new jobs including myself but they seem to enjoy putting insurmountable pressure on their employees without any praise to achieve targets that are unrealistic. Morale is at an all time low and reading about OUR firm in the press before being told is basically a kick in the teeth and sums up our value.

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  • A total epic fail on every level, publicity first, employees as always with HK an after thought. The following was taken from an interview with Mark Dembovsky on Law and More. Maybe practice what you preach Mark;
    "I believe wholeheartedly in the value of transparency and openness amongst our staff"

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  • Howard Kennedy do not communicate with their staff and never have done they just dictate to them and never listen.
    Lets hope the merger changes this.
    Try listening to your staff for once you might learn something.
    The support staff at Howard Kennedy are good hard working decent people who do not desrve to be lied to by the CEO it was only 5 days ago he stated there is no need to move people on. I guess he already had the list in his back pocket when he made this annoucementl.
    BE HONEST WITH YOUR STAFF FOR ONCE.!!
    Perhaps the next lot of redundancies will be discovered in the Metro!!
    Why did the Equity Partners not take a pay cut themselves or at least reject their bonus for just one year.
    It is a terrible way to treat staff but this has always been the case. I would love to have my toes curled - do tell!!
    HAPPY XMAS CEO AND EQUITY PARTNERS!!!
    Lets hope the market changes soon!!!

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  • would not surprise me if those on the list found out themsleve via the lawyer before being consulted!!

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  • Lets hope the merger helps HK to learn some well needed management skills and start to treat their staff right rather than dictating and start listening to their staff.
    If the market was better i am sure staff would be well on their toes but HK really dont care as long as the pound note keeps rolling in for the equity partners they are happy.
    The list was already drawn up proir to the CEO's comment 19 November about no need to move people on. How about some honesty towards your hard working staff.
    FSI have a lot of work to do with HK's management skills.
    Equity Partners did you not think to take a drop in money yourself!!!

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  • To say that the redundancies are a standalone internal restructure and has nothing to do with the proposed merger is absolute tosh! What a half witted comment to make! Do HK think their staff are that stupid?

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