8 Steps to Redundancy

8 Steps to Redundancy
The current (2018) redundancy process in the UK sets out a series of steps which organisations must undertake with their employees.  I've simplified these steps in the form of an infographic.  I would of course recommend that any organisation planning redundancies should also seek appropriate legal advice. For all your outplacement support needs, please get in touch....

Smoothing the Redundancy Roller Coaster

Smoothing the Redundancy Roller Coaster
Experiencing redundancy can be energising for some, especially if it's viewed as an opportunity to try out new opportunities. For others it can be traumatic.  Sensing a loss of identity, status, routine, social support structure can send people spiraling into an emotional roller coaster, not dissimilar to one experienced during the bereavement of a loved one. Introducing the Change Curve The Change Curve model was developed in the 1960s by Elisabeth K

How to Craft Your Career

How to Craft Your Career
A recent report found that 33% of UK employees believe their career progression has failed to meet their expectations.  Poor careers advice was cited as one of the reasons cited preventing employees from getting into the right jobs and bad line management preventing them from progressing once in work.  This, combined with reports of a 2-year low in job satisfaction, adds up to a compelling need for organisations to address these concerns. But in the rhe

What’s your True Calling?

What’s your True Calling?
What's your true calling in life?  What did you want to be when you were a child? Perhaps you still don't know yet.  Or maybe you have more than one, in which case you're not alone. In this talk Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" who have a range of careers during their lives. If you're struggling to identify your true calling, or callings, do get in touch.  

Feel Like an Impostor at Work?

Feel Like an Impostor at Work?
If you've ever felt like you're just about to be 'found out' for not really being that great at what you do, you're not alone.  The phenomenon is so common that was coined 'Impostor Syndrome' in the 1970's and has been estimated to have affected up to 70% of employees at some point during their career. Research suggests that high achievers are most likely to suffer from impostor syndrome.  Typically they set the bar high and frequently feel inadequate.

How to Resign

How to Resign
Unlike the Prime Minister, your resignation will probably not involve a trip to Buckingham Palace!  However there is a certain etiquette surrounding handing in your notice. Stop Make sure you're ready to do this.  Typically when moving jobs there is a push and a pull involved. Is the 'push' really insurmountable?  Is there anything you can do first to improve your role or make your job more fulfilling?  Is the 'pull' really that attractive?  Have you tes

Spare a Thought for Redundancy Survivors

Spare a Thought for Redundancy Survivors
Watching the recent Shadow Cabinet reshuffle highlighted a parallel with any organisational restructure in which inevitably there are winners and losers.  Some will end up being put ‘at risk’ certain exit, while others will remain and have to clear up the shrapnel. If an organisation is compassionate towards its employees, it may implement some form of outplacement support for those needing to consider new horizons.  This may include outplacement coachi...

Back to Work Coaching

Back to Work Coaching
Flexible working policies have improved significantly in recent years aided by legislation including equal pay reporting, shared parental leave and extensions to the right to request flexible working.  However, a recent study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that half of all mothers say pregnancy and maternity leave had a negative impact on their career. Being a working mum Being on maternity leave can feel isolating.  It can be easy to

How To Work Your Notice Period

How To Work Your Notice Period
Once you've made a decision to leave your existing role it may be tempting to disengage and focus on the future. We've compiled some top tips to help ensure you use your notice period to good effect, leaving your colleagues with the best chance of succeeding and the best lasting impression of you once you've moved on. Try to keep your momentum up for your existing role until you’re past the finish line.  Even if you’ve been unhappy in your existing...