Let’s face it; no one enjoys sitting an employee down and telling them they no longer have a place in the company because their position has been made redundant. Unplanned redundancy conversations can be hard and challenging, and you can encounter some pretty big emotions.
While we often recognise the difficulty these conversations have on transitioning employees in the business world, we don’t always remember the effect it has on the person who has to deliver the conversation. To…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on August 29, 2018 at 23:30 — No Comments
During the restructuring process, there are five R’s of change you need to manage effectively to maintain productivity, performance, and profitability in your organisation – resistance, redundancy, redeployment, re-engagement and retention. Here’s how to set your organisation up for success through change.
No word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on June 13, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
In the wake of restructuring and redundancies, your surviving team can frequently be left shaken and riddled with guilt.
But with greater pressure to perform at the very time that they are mentally and emotionally drained after surviving what may have been multiple changes, how do you get back to business as usual?
Employees that remain after a major restructuring can experience all the emotions of grief…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on April 3, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments
During change and restructure it’s not unusual for trust to be broken between staff, the management team and even your customers. But how do you start to win it back to protect your employment brand and reputation?
There’s no question that it takes time, but there are a few key things you can do to speed up the process of restoring trust.
When trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it.…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on February 1, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments
As the planning stages of a new year commence, many management teams will be faced with the decision to restructure their organisation to better manage downturn or accelerate growth.
If your organisation falls into this category, now is the time to start preparing your business for change – even if it is still months away. How can you ensure you have a successful restructure and your team has a smooth career transition next year? These four tips will get you…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on December 13, 2017 at 17:47 — No Comments
Staring into the eyes of a hardworking, loyal employee and breaking the news of their redundancy would have to be one of the most difficult parts of a HR professional’s job. That is why the topic of outplacement is so important, it is the last act a HR professional can do for an employee in need, and often the last memory a transitioning employee will take with them when they leave.
When it’s done right, it can have incredible results for both the company and a transitioning employee…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on October 25, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments
It’s hard not to take redundancy personally even when you do see it coming. But the truth is in many cases redundancy can be a great opportunity to rediscover your skills, passions, and potential and explore job options that were previously never considered due to job security.
So how do you help your transitioning team to see the good in their redundancy while they are going through their transition period?
Added by Mark Brand on September 27, 2017 at 14:51 — No Comments
It’s a pressing question many organisations who are about to embark on change and restructure ask and the answer is yes – provided you have the right approach to redundancy.
At the end of the day transitioning employees want three things from employers – significance, support and sensitivity.
Unexpected redundancy can be a big blow to an employees…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on September 7, 2017 at 10:45 — No Comments
Just imagine it, you’ve been called into a meeting with your boss, and they tell you that while you are a valued employee, you are no longer needed. Maybe you suspected it was coming, or perhaps it has caught you completely by surprise.
A lump in your throat forms. You think back to earlier in the morning as you were leaving your house blissfully unaware of what you would walk into. You want to go back there. The explanation your employer continues to give is muffled under the…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on August 17, 2017 at 22:44 — No Comments
When you look at start-ups they are agile – they move fast, though as a company becomes larger, this agility often reduces. With a changing business environment, and the pressures of greater competition and higher customer demands your business can’t afford to slow down or put out anything less than your best.
So how do you create a more agile workforce? Here are four tips to help.
1. Inspire passion
Your team will always work harder, faster and better…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on July 5, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments
With change becoming the new constant in business, it makes sense to future-proof your organisation and team to ensure business continuity and growth through both planned and unplanned disruptions.
But how do you go about planning for change when you may not know when it is coming or how it will present itself? Here are some steps you can regularly take with your team to ensure you future-proof your organisation.
To stay ahead of the…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on June 22, 2017 at 0:24 — No Comments
With increased competition, accelerated change and more immediate demands from customers, you need a highly engaged team at the top of their game. By taking the time to develop your staff and carve out career pathways you build a stronger, smarter, more loyal organisation that is better equipped to handle the tasks, challenges and changes ahead.
Still not convinced that employee development is a worthwhile investment in your business right now? Here are four reasons developing your…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on May 25, 2017 at 20:52 — No Comments
Hiring a new employee can be an exciting time for both you and your new team member. With significant time and money invested in building a good employment brand to attract the right person in, it only makes sense to give them a great onboarding experience. A good onboarding experience ensures they have access to the training, resources and support they need to flourish in their new role and stay for the long term.
Though unfortunately for many businesses, in their rush to get back to…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on May 11, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments
Organisations succeed by identifying, developing and retaining the best talent and leaders – but how do you know you have found them? Here are five characteristics to help you identify the next generation of leaders to secure the success of your organisation now and in the future.
The next generation of leaders will show great conviction. Conviction in their personal values and beliefs, in your organisation’s values and mission and the ideas and…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on April 26, 2017 at 18:44 — No Comments
There are good leaders who drive growth, and there are great leaders who drive movements. What is the difference between them? Here are six qualities great leaders possess and how can you adopt them through your own leadership style.
While every great leader learns from the success of others and listens to the market they serve, they also never lose sight of who they are and what they bring to the table. Your principles, ideas, thoughts,…Continue
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When employees don’t know the day or hour of their departure and experience emotional turmoil around leaving, it can be hard to keep them productive and focused in their role. So how do you keep your team motivated when they know they are leaving?
Here are four tips to help you engage your transitioning team and protect your employment brand in the process.
1. Keep your team informed
By keeping the lines of communication open, you can significantly…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on March 30, 2017 at 21:19 — No Comments
Let’s face it; staring into the eyes of a hardworking, loyal employee and breaking the news of their redundancy is never an easy conversation to have, but there are some ways to reduce the sting and ensure they have a smooth career transition.
Plan the conversation
If you don’t break redundancy news in a compassionate manner you can make your staff member’s transition more difficult, their notice period more awkward and your work environment more…Continue
Added by Mark Brand on March 2, 2017 at 7:45 — No Comments