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Building Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience refers to the ability to bounce back from challenges, setbacks, or difficult experiences. It involves facing adversity with a positive attitude, emotional strength, and the determination to overcome obstacles.

– The Importance of Resilience in the Workplace

In the fast-paced and ever-changing workplace, resilience is a vital attribute for both employees and organizations. Resilient individuals can adapt to change, handle stress effectively, and maintain overall well-being, contributing to a positive work environment.

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Employee Outplacement Services – What do they include?

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in record levels of redundancy and displacement. Even if you’re currently employed, you might be concerned about losing your job — especially if your industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown fallout.

Even if you’re in an industry that’s been unaffected so far — or one that’s booming as a result of changes in behaviour — you may be looking over your shoulder wondering about the ‘new normal’.

Online Outplacement Services

Online Outplacement Services

At London Outplacement, we’ve been offering online outplacement services for many years. When we established our online service, this outplacement delivery method was pioneering and new. Today it’s how most outplacement companies offer their service.

There’s a good reason for that.

Online outplacement offers a whole range of benefits because it’s flexible and able to meet specific needs for anyone whose role has been made redundant.

Outplacement Coaching Services

Outplacement Coaching Services

When it comes to dealing with redundancy, you need a personal service to help you refocus your career and get back into work. That’s why our service concentrates on helping you discover your career purpose and what you’re on this planet to change or deliver.

Redundancy is rarely greeted with joy – except by those who actively seek it out, of course. But even if losing your job feels like the worst thing that’s ever happened to you, it isn’t. And it’s our goal to help you to see this experience as one of the best things that’s ever happened to you.

Being laid off is often a damaging experience that can leave you doubting your skills and abilities. It isn’t always easy to get through this on your own. You often need help to rebuild your confidence and see your value to employers again. This is why we offer one-to-one coaching to all our outplacement clients.

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Outplacement Service Providers

Outplacement services come in a wide range of packages. They’re built to meet the needs of staff at all levels of seniority and to meet the needs of employers and employees having all sizes of budget.

These packages include one-to-one coaching, done-for-you services, group coaching and CV writing and interview preparation.

Yet no matter how large or small the budget, there’s one type of service that’s a winner across the board with employers and employees alike: online outplacement. Online outplacement services often serve as the foundation of any outplacement package thanks to the enormous benefits they deliver.

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Redundancy Readiness – Are You Ready If the Boss Calls You In?

With the recent impact of COVID-19 on employment throughout the world, you could be forgiven for wondering whether your job is next for the chop. Yet this isn’t necessarily unique because employment crises come around roughly every 10 years. That’s why it’s a good idea to always be prepared in case the worst happens.

While the greatest threat from redundancy is to your income, its impact goes far beyond the financial. The emotional impact must be considered too.

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5 Ways to Stay Positive During a Job Search

One way to stay positive during a job search is to celebrate small wins along the way. It can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of the job search process, such as rejections or unanswered applications. However, it’s important to also acknowledge and celebrate the small successes, such as a successful phone interview or positive feedback from a recruiter. Celebrating these small wins can help you stay motivated and focused on the bigger picture.

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The Importance of Networking in London’s Competitive Job Market

London’s job market is one of the most competitive in the world. With countless job seekers vying for limited job opportunities, it can be challenging to stand out from the crowd. However, one of the most effective ways to gain a competitive advantage is through networking.

Networking refers to building relationships with people who can help you advance in your career or achieve your professional goals. In London’s job market, networking can be the difference between landing your dream job and being stuck in an unfulfilling position.

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Outplacement Assistance

Making staff redundant is one of the most stressful processes HR departments have to manage. But it’s not just HR staff who experience pressure; those who survive the redundancy process feel pressure too. Fear of redundancy – or disappointment at not being selected for redundancy – can leave staff feeling unsettled. After all, if the axe has fallen once, it could easily fall again.

So low morale and stress are two issues a business would prefer to avoid. However, there are other potential problems it needs to consider too. This includes the company’s reputation, which can take a long time to fix if perceptions become negative. If it appears a business doesn’t care about its employees, it will be hard for that business to attract the most talented staff in the future. This in turn will make it difficult for the business to compete robustly in the marketplace.

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Director-Level CV Writer

If you find yourself looking for a new role at Director and C-Suite level, it’s easy to think your job title will automatically open the right doors for you. After all, everyone knows what’s required at director level, don’t they?

They must understand your expertise and that you must have the performance, experience and knowledge to step into a similar new role. But, unfortunately, it rarely works like this.

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Outplacement programmes for individual senior executives

There are many different types of outplacement programme. All are designed to meet the needs of specific groups of job seekers.

One of the most specialised groups is executives, of course. That’s why London Outplacement offers a specific programme for those in senior and leadership roles.

This quick guide offers insight into executive outplacement programmes, what they offer and how they differ from other services.

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Employee Outplacement Services – What do they include?

Whether you’re the person managing redundancy or the person being made redundant, job loss is tough for everyone to handle.

But one way to alleviate the pain and stress is to use outplacement services to aid the employee to find a new job as quickly as possible. Outplacement services provide benefits for more than just the employee, though.

They reduce the workload for HR staff and reassure staff remaining in the organisation that help is being given to their departing colleagues. It’s a win-win-win.

But what is outplacement and what does it offer?

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My Boss is Trying to Get Rid of Me – Actions to Take

Do you feel as if your boss is trying to get rid of you? If so, your instincts might be right.

Unfortunately, certain managers avoid giving their staff honest feedback and they can feel threatened by the potential and ability of a team member. But rather than confronting the situation, they try to push those staff into leaving through a passive-aggressive technique called “managing out”.

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Coping with Redundancy

Unwanted redundancy is tough for everyone involved. HR staff never enjoy making people redundant and nobody likes losing their job. Even those who voluntarily take redundancy don’t always find the transition easy or straightforward.

That’s why it’s so important for both staff being made redundant and company representatives to know how to deal with redundancy well. Otherwise the fallout can be damaging for everyone.

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What to say when making someone redundant

Nobody enjoys having to hand out redundancy notices. Indeed, anyone who’s had to do it will tell you it’s one of the worst parts of their job.

Of course, not everyone will be unhappy about their redundancy. Some will have actively pursued it to move on to a different career, company or lifestyle. But it’s those times when you’re handing out redundancy to those who aren’t expecting it and don’t want it who are the hardest to deal with.

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Getting Another Job During the Redundancy Notice Period

If you’ve just been made redundant – or suspect you’re about to be – you’ve probably got lots questions.

Questions like what your notice period will be, what kind of redundancy package you’re entitled to and what you can do to find a new job during your redundancy notice period.

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How Do You Select Your Outplacement Service?

There are many different ways of providing Outplacement, all of which offer a different selection of services delivered in a variety of ways. That means selecting an Outplacement service isn’t necessarily straightforward. There’s a lot to think about, from what services you want to provide for your staff to the way in which those services are delivered. You will also need to consider whether you want to use remote or local services and whether you want to offer different services to executives than middle managers and general staff.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Good Outplacement Service?

Personal job-seeking support and guidance can look expensive. It may also look as if Outplacement only benefits the employee, but there is definitely a return on investment to be enjoyed by any company who invests in doing the right thing for their staff.

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What Is Outplacement and How Does It Work?

According to the Office for National Statistics, around 35,000 people are made redundant in the UK every month. That’s a staggering figure, especially if you consider that many of those who are let go are left entirely to their own devices to find new employment.

Until recently, Outplacement services mostly only existed in the form of redundancy counselling, which focused almost exclusively on the emotional fall-out from job loss.

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