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Exit Interviews – are they worth the effort?

Why is hiring so hard and so expensive right now? The numbers speak for themselves: Full employment is typically defined by economists as the point at which less than 5% of the workforce is unemployed. The UK unemployment figure is currently 3.9% there few, if any, “spare workers” in the system. Over 1.3 million non-UK Read more about Exit Interviews – are they worth the effort?[…]

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Investing in outplacement leaves less to chance

“The more I practice the luckier I get.” This is one of my favourite quotes. There is some debate about who originally coined it, but it’s most often attributed to the great South African golfer, Gary Player, when asked if he felt he’d been particularly lucky on one occasion. I’ve often stolen this great quote Read more about Investing in outplacement leaves less to chance[…]

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How the pandemic has changed looking for a job.

Corona has changed many aspects of our lives and sitting here typing away it’s hard to find one thing that hasn’t been impacted by it. However, as we are in the business of helping people with their careers, for us we’ve noticed the changes it has brought to the job-seeking process.   Increased resilience – Read more about How the pandemic has changed looking for a job.[…]

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The importance of looking after your mental health

We speak to those going through redundancy on a daily basis, a process that is often compared to a type of bereavement.  With feelings of loss, anger, sadness, confusion, and panic to name but a few.  Whether expected or sudden, redundancy can cause huge uncertainty, stress and anxiety, and can make existing mental health problems Read more about The importance of looking after your mental health[…]

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Why it’s important to offer outplacement in a time of turmoil

While the furlough scheme has managed to protect over 11million jobs since the pandemic began, with 4.7 million workers on the scheme during January 2021 (1), it hasn’t been able to protect every job and many organisations have had to make the difficult decision to make redundancies. While there might be a reluctance to invest Read more about Why it’s important to offer outplacement in a time of turmoil[…]

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How to job hunt in a time of turmoil

If you are one of the growing number of people that have been made redundant due to the ongoing pandemic, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether it’s even possible to find a new job at the current time. However, while certain sectors are undeniably struggling, not all are, and there are opportunities out there. Looking Read more about How to job hunt in a time of turmoil[…]