Though a recent (minor) improvement in UK employment figures may have hinted at good news, we shouldn't be under any illusions that further turbulent times could still be on the way. The double dip recession has meant that redundancies and changes within organisations have been inevitable. Fortunately, in the east of England at least, help is now at hand.
This Career Skills Workshop on 14 September will help you to take action, initiate contact with key decision makers, seek out networking situations and feel confident about how to present yourself in all-manner of interview situations.
I was saddened to read today that businesses are now three times more likely to consider voluntary redundancy then they were two years ago. Of those companies set to reduce their employee costs, in a recent study 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.
Recrion is hosting an all-day workshop that will take away all the accompanied stress and panic that goes with interviews and leave you feeling wholly prepared and full of confidence, no matter how ‘big’ or desirable that job may be.
Our ‘Interview with Confidence’ all-day Masterclass is being held in Cambridge on Thursday 11th August and will give you:
Genuine practice of interview situations
Tips and advice on the body language that will impress interviewers
Advice on what’s been holding you back in interview situations – and what you can do about it
The skills to ensure you’re in the right frame of mind for your next interview situation
The language to use to be able to influence interviewers
The key to building a rapport with an interviewer
And so much more!
I’ve previously written about how the R2R scheme enables Recrion advisers to meet, coach and revitalise hundreds of people from all walks of life, who have often experienced a variety of problems in the working environment. A good example of this is dyslexia sufferers, who have seen their condition – wrongly – affect both their career prospects and confidence.
Dyslexia is often misunderstood, particularly by employers, but it never stopped people such as Richard Branson, John Lennon or Salma Hayek reach the top of their professions.
There can be few worse feelings in life than the one you experience when you know it’s a question of when – not if – you are going to lose your job.
Being made redundant can be a horrible experience, but the wait for the axe to fall can be equally excruciating.
Recent findings suggest that more than one in five people believe it is likely that they will soon lose their job.
Human resources consultancy Recrion is actively helping those employees at risk of redundancy by giving them free career coaching and access to training. The company joined forces with the European Social Fund and the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) to create a Response to Redundancy action plan for workers in the East of England.
The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) has released their latest survey on employee engagement in the UK and there are no real surprises.
Attitudes and trust in senior management seems to be at an all time low, and largely due to poor communication during the redundancy consultation process. Download the free report here.