Redundancy: Voluntary or not – get the help you deserve
I was saddened to read today that businesses are now three times more likely to consider voluntary redundancy then they were two years ago.
At a time when our country is stumbling out of a recession, it is natural that we will see both positive – take last week’s boost in employment figures as an example – and negative news stories relating to employment.
And this study, undertaken by Law firm Irwin Mitchell, certainly falls into the latter category.
The study also found that a third of the businesses had made compulsory redundancies in the past year, with another 18% admitting that they were either ‘quite likely’ or ‘very likely’ to make compulsory redundancies within the next 12 months.
Of those companies set to reduce their employee costs, 55% said they would introduce a voluntary redundancy programme. This is in comparison to just 16% which did the same thing over the past two years.
‘Voluntary’ or not, it is always unpleasant to hear of people losing their jobs.
Fortunately, help is at hand.
The Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) action plan offers free support for workers based in the east of England who are either at risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant.
As part of the scheme, we are hosting an all-day workshop next Monday (July 2nd) in Cambridge which will:
Provide you with a Skills Assessment to see where you need to improve – and where you don’t
- Give you free careers guidance and advice
- Illustrate tips and techniques for how to apply in the current job market
- Advise you on little things that can help throughout the job application process
- Boost your overall confidence and leave you feeling refreshed
For further details, click here.
Places for this session are extremely limited so if you think you could benefit or have any questions regarding the SSR action plan, please contact Katherine Wiid on 01780 484910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recrion is a specialist in talent and career management, which means we are able to work with you in order to ensure you are on the right career path.
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