DEALING WITH REDUNDANCY

DEALING WITH REDUNDANCY

Duration:
1 day

Intended for:
Anyone of any status within an organisation who is facing the prospect of redundancy would benefit from this training course.

Contents:
Looking After Number 1 – Reacting to News of Redundancy – in this opening section we consider the external factors that affect how individuals react to the news of redundancy with a view to rationalising matters and providing focus

Looking After Number 1 – How Does it Feel? – moving on from the first section, here we examine the emotional aspects of redundancy, addressing them appropriately and clearing the way ahead to deal with future practicalities

Planning – Where are you Now? – we take a simple but practical planning tool to begin assessing finances, career achievements and responsibilities

Planning – Where do you Want to be? – now we move on to outline aspirations and needs for the future, identifying blocks and applying an effective problem solving technique to achieve progress

Planning – How Will you get There? – this section completes the planning model by established the practical steps that are needed to put into place the plans made in the previous 2 planning sections

Job Searching – we consider all the appropriate options for maximising results when looking for work Applications – the ‘nuts and bolts’ of job applications are assembled here, including application packs, application forms, job descriptions, person specifications and covering letters

CV Preparation – here we consider how to create an effective and high impact CV

Networking – we look briefly here at the types and merits of networking in order to achieve progress after redundancy

Interviews – this section de-mystifies the format and types of interviews that a prospective employer might use

Interview Skills – a practical session geared towards thinking things through from a creative perspective and with a view to building confidence

A New Direction? – re-training, qualifications, voluntary work and working for yourself are all discussed here for those who may be considering a post redundancy change of direction

Staying Focused – our closing session provides motivational and practical tips on keeping things together and being realistic about the future.

Objectives:
At this end of this dealing with redundancy training course participants will be able to:

  • Identify reactions and emotions to news of redundancy and apply basic coping mechanisms
  • Put together a plan to take you to the next stage of your work life
  • Know how and where to job search
  • Know how to apply a simple problem solving technique
  • Identify the required components of a CV and an application form
  • Know interview ‘best practice’
  • Explain the role of networking in returning to work
  • Consider a range of options as an alternative to getting another job.