Some organisations are cutting their budgets due to these difficult times with the coronavirus. This could mean that staff are being made redundant.
Redundancy can be a very stressful time for employees. If you or your organisation is going through a redundancy programme you will find these tips from Stirling Careers Consultancy helpful.
This could be an ideal opportunity for staff being made redundant to step back and assess their options thinking about what they really want from their careers and their next role.
Most staff will want to get back into employment as quickly as possible.
To do this they need:
They will need to consider how they are going to market themselves to potential employers. These are some of the ways which will help them.
This is a useful social media tool to build an on-line presence. It is also useful as a research tool. It helps to build their professional identity online together with staying in contact with their colleagues and former school friends. They can join online discussion groups linked to their career and it is also a way of keeping up to date again within their profession / sector.
It is important to help departing employees think about how they will research and prepare for interviews and encourage them to keep a positive attitude. They will need to prepare for video interviews.
All the research suggests that those people who are helped through the redundancy process are more likely to make a successful transition. Staff remaining in the organisation will be encouraged to see those leaving being giving support and encouragement. This will help with morale.
If you are making employees redundant, Stirling Careers Consultancy can help you through the process.
The above can be delivered one to one through Zoom, Skype, telephone or email.
Being made redundant is never easy. However, it can be an ideal opportunity to talk things through with an experienced Careers Professional and put a plan together and move forward.