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The six biggest mistakes employers make through redundancy

One of the most significant factors in how well an employee takes restructuring news and moves on from their redundancy is how you, their employer, handle the situation.When you handle it right and give your employee the compassion, respect and support they need, you will part ways in a healthy and positive way that will ensure you both move on successfully. But do it wrong, you can be paying for it for a long time. To help you avoid the latter, here are the six biggest mistakes employers make…See More
11 hours ago
Mark Brand posted a blog post

The six biggest mistakes employers make through redundancy

One of the most significant factors in how well an employee takes restructuring news and moves on from their redundancy is how you, their employer, handle the situation.When you handle it right and give your employee the compassion, respect and support they need, you will part ways in a healthy and positive way that will ensure you both move on successfully. But do it wrong, you can be paying for it for a long time. To help you avoid the latter, here are the six biggest mistakes employers make…See More
14 hours ago
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Workplace planning in the wake of COVID-19

Workplace planning has long been defined as having the right people in the right position with the right capabilities at the right time, to help you grow and strengthen your company. But in the year of COVID-19, workplace planning for many is coming from the point of surviving not thriving.While government support has been extended through Job Keeper, now is the time to start planning for necessary organisational change to save you operating from the point of urgency and panic, later.To help…See More
Nov 5
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Workplace planning in the wake of COVID-19

Workplace planning has long been defined as having the right people in the right position with the right capabilities at the right time, to help you grow and strengthen your company. But in the year of COVID-19, workplace planning for many is coming from the point of surviving not thriving.While government support has been extended through Job Keeper, now is the time to start planning for necessary organisational change to save you operating from the point of urgency and panic, later.To help…See More
Nov 4
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Not all outplacement programs are equal. Are you getting the greatest value for money?

If you do a Google search for ‘outplacement providers’, you will quickly discover hundreds of companies offering outplacement programs. But buyer beware, not all outplacement programs are created equal.In a sea of providers, how do you make sure you get the best value for money while giving your redundant employees access to the best content? Here are five questions to ask outplacement providers to make sure you are comparing apples with apples when it comes to outplacement services.Are your…See More
Oct 29
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Not all outplacement programs are equal. Are you getting the greatest value for money?

If you do a Google search for ‘outplacement providers’, you will quickly discover hundreds of companies offering outplacement programs. But buyer beware, not all outplacement programs are created equal.In a sea of providers, how do you make sure you get the best value for money while giving your redundant employees access to the best content? Here are five questions to ask outplacement providers to make sure you are comparing apples with apples when it comes to outplacement services.Are your…See More
Oct 28
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to find the right outplacement provider – when you needed them yesterday

With the economic impacts of COVID-19 being felt across the country, more businesses are resorting to restructure and redundancy to survive the downturn. As a result, HR managers and teams are finding themselves in the increasingly challenging position of transitioning staff with little to no planning.While communicating change and organising outplacement are best done months in advance, this is a luxury many businesses don’t have at the moment. So, if you’ve found yourself in the unenviable…See More
Oct 1
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Sep 30
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to find the right outplacement provider – when you needed them yesterday

With the economic impacts of COVID-19 being felt across the country, more businesses are resorting to restructure and redundancy to survive the downturn. As a result, HR managers and teams are finding themselves in the increasingly challenging position of transitioning staff with little to no planning.While communicating change and organising outplacement are best done months in advance, this is a luxury many businesses don’t have at the moment. So, if you’ve found yourself in the unenviable…See More
Sep 29
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Making employees redundant through a pandemic – navigating the risks and complexities

With the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression upon us, redundancy is a sad inevitability of COVID-19.No one enjoys making employees redundant, but in the middle of a pandemic when the job market is competitive, and many families are doing it tough? That makes it a lot harder. Here are some tips to help you navigate the risks and complexities of making employees redundant through a pandemic.Make sure redundancies are genuineBefore making anyone redundant, you need to ensure that…See More
Sep 10
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Making employees redundant through a pandemic – navigating the risks and complexities

With the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression upon us, redundancy is a sad inevitability of COVID-19.No one enjoys making employees redundant, but in the middle of a pandemic when the job market is competitive, and many families are doing it tough? That makes it a lot harder. Here are some tips to help you navigate the risks and complexities of making employees redundant through a pandemic.Make sure redundancies are genuineBefore making anyone redundant, you need to ensure that…See More
Sep 9
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to have great coaching conversations at work

There are many team-building benefits of the coaching leadership style, it identifies strengths, encourages learning, accelerates self-development, drives collaboration, increases engagement, improves performance, and that is by no means a comprehensive list.That is why we want to share with you one of the tools of a coaching leader – the coaching conversation. Coaching conversations work a little differently…See More
Jun 24
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to have great coaching conversations at work

There are many team-building benefits of the coaching leadership style, it identifies strengths, encourages learning, accelerates self-development, drives collaboration, increases engagement, improves performance, and that is by no means a comprehensive list.That is why we want to share with you one of the tools of a coaching leader – the coaching conversation. Coaching conversations work a little differently…See More
Jun 23
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to effectively manage short-timer syndrome

If you’ve ever managed employees who are working out their notice period, you are likely to be all too familiar with short-timer syndrome. It’s a condition used to describe the significant drop in productivity that comes when an employee has decided or been informed that they are leaving your company.While not all employees take on the “dead employee walking” persona, many do drop their level of care and commitment, preventing you from capturing critical information and contacts or closing out…See More
Jun 9
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to effectively manage short-timer syndrome

If you’ve ever managed employees who are working out their notice period, you are likely to be all too familiar with short-timer syndrome. It’s a condition used to describe the significant drop in productivity that comes when an employee has decided or been informed that they are leaving your company.While not all employees take on the “dead employee walking” persona, many do drop their level of care and commitment, preventing you from capturing critical information and contacts or closing out…See More
Jun 9
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

The Emotional Impact of Redundancy

While the separation conversation can be difficult for you as an employer, not surprisingly, it’s even more challenging and confronting for the employee being made redundant.To appropriately support your employees during this time, it’s important to have a greater understanding of what they will be experiencing and feeling upon learning about their involuntary redundancy.ShockThe first reaction a transitioning employee will experience is shock. For some, it may not be too surprising. They may…See More
Apr 15

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Mark Brand is a Director of Turning Point Partners and an expert in career transition and performance management. Over the last two decades, Mark has helped some of Australia's most iconic brands protect their reputation through critical periods of change by effectively transitioning staff and re-engaging surviving employees. Known for delivering fresh insight and best-practice processes, Mark is dedicated to helping businesses both large and small grow revenue and improve profitability by engaging their staff, improving their service delivery and enhancing customer satisfaction in an ever-changing business environment.
Company website/blog
http://www.turningpointpartners.com.au
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Leadership development, successful organisational change management and building bench strength.
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Mark Brand's Blog

The six biggest mistakes employers make through redundancy

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 4:55 0 Comments

One of the most significant factors in how well an employee takes restructuring news and moves on from their redundancy is how you, their employer, handle the situation.

When you handle it right and give your employee the compassion, respect and support they need, you will part ways in a healthy and positive way that will ensure you both move on successfully. But do it wrong, you can be paying for it for a long time. To help you avoid the latter, here are the six biggest mistakes…

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Workplace planning in the wake of COVID-19

Posted on November 4, 2020 at 21:06 0 Comments

Workplace planning has long been defined as having the right people in the right position with the right capabilities at the right time, to help you grow and strengthen your company. But in the year of COVID-19, workplace planning for many is coming from the point of surviving not thriving.

While government support has been extended through Job Keeper, now is the time to start planning for necessary organisational change to save you operating from the point of urgency and panic,…

Continue

Not all outplacement programs are equal. Are you getting the greatest value for money?

Posted on October 28, 2020 at 19:05 0 Comments

If you do a Google search for ‘outplacement providers’, you will quickly discover hundreds of companies offering outplacement programs. But buyer beware, not all outplacement programs are created equal.

In a sea of providers, how do you make sure you get the best value for money while giving your redundant employees access to the best content? Here are five questions to ask outplacement providers to make sure you are comparing apples with apples when it comes to outplacement…

Continue

How to find the right outplacement provider – when you needed them yesterday

Posted on September 29, 2020 at 10:09 0 Comments

With the economic impacts of COVID-19 being felt across the country, more businesses are resorting to restructure and redundancy to survive the downturn. As a result, HR managers and teams are finding themselves in the increasingly challenging position of transitioning staff with little to no planning.

While communicating change and organising outplacement are best done months in advance, this is a luxury many businesses don’t have at the moment. So, if you’ve found yourself in the…

Continue

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