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Redundancy can strike at any time, and with it, a feeling of hopelessness. But thanks to our partners at Let’s Talk Career, you don’t have to start at square one.
It’s a disquieting thought that in the modern volatile business environment hardly anyone is absolutely immune from redundancy.
Sure some are a lot safer than others but in the age of business disruption outlooks can change radically overnight.
The immediate shock of being made redundant can quickly give way to a loss of confidence and self-worth and a sense of isolation. Suddenly a future that had looked absolutely assured has gone pear-shaped.
Making executives redundant can have a negative impact on any business that handles the process insensitively. It creates the potential to expose it to accusations of putting profit before people and even inhumanity with the potential to cause a backlash that can have an impact on the corporate image. So it’s not surprising to find a shift in corporate attitudes.
There is growing acceptance amongst decision makers that business bears a responsibility to executives they have deemed redundant to help them on their way to the next stage in their careers. Redundancy has the potential to be a disruptive force not just to careers but lives as well and business is increasingly accepting that it should take some responsibility for ensuring that lives stay on track.
Let’s Talk Career’s terms of engagement with a company dictate that they work solely with departing executives in the strictest one-on-one confidence. The company pays the bills but has no part whatsoever in the process.
While there are times a company has to be ruthless in a decision this should always be complemented by generosity in implementation especially when executives’ livelihoods are at stake.
That’s why many companies are turning to Let’s Talk Career, the leaders in the field of career transition and outplacement, to become an integral part of their policy for assisting executives either made redundant or leaving by mutual consent.
Let’s Talk Career’s terms of engagement with a company dictate that they work solely with departing executives in the strictest one-on-one confidence. The company pays the bills but has no part whatsoever in the process. The engagement is seen in itself as confirmation of a company’s commitment to do the right thing.
They counsel executives on resetting lives and rebuilding confidence while providing the clarity to make sense of it all. They help establish the optimum way ahead and provide a clear roadmap.
They coach the job-seeking skills that could have fallen into disuse plus the latest ones needed to stand out in the current environment. These cover personal and written presentation, the use of networking and job-seeking research, analysis and planning. It is in many respects a course in self-marketing.
Kris Reynolds and her team at Let’s Talk Career are leaders in confidential executive coaching and counseling techniques which can of unique benefit to executives both during their career at a company or when they are leaving it. They offer companies the best chance of ensuring that redundant executives experience as seamless a transition as possible.
Business has long paid lip-service to the proposition that people are their most important asset. Engaging Let’s Talk Career is not only a way of demonstrating a commitment to that belief but also of ensuring that even ex-executives can become assets as well.