Working Transitions

Considering Redundancies? Take a look at PIVOT

 PIVOT - our series of bite-sized insights to support organisations through the twists and turns of the current climate.

Many organisations are faced with the harsh reality of reducing headcount – and are considering offering outplacement support to properly support their people.  What isn’t always so clear is that a good outplacement provider can support you to manage the whole project, from planning through to completion including providing broader people support across the organisation even before the redundancy announcement is made.

 

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Working Transitions

Outplacement - 4 myths busted

Many organisations think that offering Outplacement support is a ‘nice to do’ rather than a ’must do’. In a challenging business environment, when tough choices have to be made, many employers naturally focus on saving costs if redundancies are in prospect. They argue that if reasonable redundancy packages are being offered and unemployment is low, then why would an employer really need to offer Outplacement support at all?

After 27 years in the industry you might expect that our view would be different. Our evidence of how beneficial this type of service can be to employers is based on feedback from over 1000 organisations and around 750,000 individuals that we’ve worked with during this time. We’re well placed to bust some myths about Outplacement!

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Working Transitions

Should you trust an algorithm to decide your next career move?

There has been much coverage – not all of it positive – around the career assessment tool offered by the National Careers Service. The 50 question multi-choice tool takes just 5 minutes and offers users the opportunity to answer a series of questions relating to their workplace skills and strengths – it then delivers a range of alternative career choices that may be suitable – and offers food for thought when considering options for retraining in the current, difficult climate.

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Working Transitions

World Mental Health Day 2020 - 'Mental Health for All'

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day 2020. With so many of us working from home, affected by job loss, isolated from friends and family and reeling from the challenges and restrictions thrown at us by the pandemic, the very topical theme ‘mental health for all’ couldn’t be more pertinent. 

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