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How a career coach can help your ageing team with retirement planning

We are reaching a critical turning point in the workforce. Baby Boomers – the 5.5 million Australians born between 1946 and 1965 – are at or approaching retirement age. And the question on many employers’ lips is "How do I successfully transition my ageing workforce into retirement?"While some employees look forward to their permanent vacation, others want to scale back and enjoy life or keep on working regardless, and as an employer, it isn’t always clear which group your ageing workforce…See More
Jun 5
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How a career coach can help your ageing team with retirement planning

We are reaching a critical turning point in the workforce. Baby Boomers – the 5.5 million Australians born between 1946 and 1965 – are at or approaching retirement age. And the question on many employers’ lips is "How do I successfully transition my ageing workforce into retirement?"While some employees look forward to their permanent vacation, others want to scale back and enjoy life or keep on working regardless, and as an employer, it isn’t always clear which group your ageing workforce…See More
Jun 5
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to successfully transition your ageing workforce into retirement

Retirement can be one of the most anticipated and life-changing life events in a person’s life. But while many people look forward to retirement at different times in their life, when the time comes it can impact them in ways they never considered. With usually fifty plus years in employment, the thought of suddenly not working can be fraught with many concerns.Thankfully, as an employer, there are proactive ways you can help employees approaching this stage in their lives and ensure a smooth…See More
May 30
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to successfully transition your ageing workforce into retirement

Retirement can be one of the most anticipated and life-changing life events in a person’s life. But while many people look forward to retirement at different times in their life, when the time comes it can impact them in ways they never considered. With usually fifty plus years in employment, the thought of suddenly not working can be fraught with many concerns.Thankfully, as an employer, there are proactive ways you can help employees approaching this stage in their lives and ensure a smooth…See More
May 30
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Four steps to a smoother separation conversation

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 help you and…See More
Aug 30, 2018
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Four steps to a smoother separation conversation

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 help you and…See More
Aug 29, 2018
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

5 Rs of Change: Resistance, Redundancy, Redeployment, Re-engagement and Retention

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.1. ResistanceNo word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that you can manage and even minimise the…See More
Jun 14, 2018
Mark Brand posted a blog post

5 Rs of Change: Resistance, Redundancy, Redeployment, Re-engagement and Retention

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.1. ResistanceNo word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that you can manage and even minimise the…See More
Jun 13, 2018
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Overcoming survivor guilt to get back to business as usual

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?1. Acknowledge the emotional component of changeEmployees that remain after a major restructuring can experience all the emotions of grief and loss, after all, some of the people whose…See More
Apr 4, 2018
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Overcoming survivor guilt to get back to business as usual

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?1. Acknowledge the emotional component of changeEmployees that remain after a major restructuring can experience all the emotions of grief and loss, after all, some of the people whose…See More
Apr 3, 2018
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Restoring Breakdowns in Trust

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.1. Acknowledge that trust has been brokenWhen trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it. That’s why the first step in restoring trust is…See More
Feb 1, 2018
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Restoring Breakdowns in Trust

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.1. Acknowledge that trust has been brokenWhen trust breaks down, communication normally breaks down with it. That’s why the first step in restoring trust is…See More
Feb 1, 2018
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

How to prepare for restructure and redundancy in the year ahead

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 started.1. Know why you are…See More
Dec 14, 2017
Mark Brand posted a blog post

How to prepare for restructure and redundancy in the year ahead

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 started.1. Know why you are…See More
Dec 13, 2017
A blog post by Mark Brand was featured

Three Costly Outplacement Mistakes

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 – but when…See More
Oct 26, 2017
Mark Brand posted a blog post

Three Costly Outplacement Mistakes

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 – but when…See More
Oct 25, 2017

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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

How a career coach can help your ageing team with retirement planning

Posted on June 5, 2019 at 12:00 0 Comments

We are reaching a critical turning point in the workforce. Baby Boomers – the 5.5 million Australians born between 1946 and 1965 – are at or approaching retirement age. And the question on many employers’ lips is "How do I successfully transition my ageing workforce into retirement?"

While some employees look forward to their permanent vacation, others want to scale back and enjoy life or keep on working regardless, and as an employer, it isn’t always clear which group your ageing…

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How to successfully transition your ageing workforce into retirement

Posted on May 30, 2019 at 10:17 0 Comments

Retirement can be one of the most anticipated and life-changing life events in a person’s life. But while many people look forward to retirement at different times in their life, when the time comes it can impact them in ways they never considered. With usually fifty plus years in employment, the thought of suddenly not working can be fraught with many concerns.

Thankfully, as an employer, there are proactive ways you can help employees approaching this stage in their lives and ensure…

Continue

Four steps to a smoother separation conversation

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 23:30 0 Comments

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

5 Rs of Change: Resistance, Redundancy, Redeployment, Re-engagement and Retention

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 11:00 0 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.

1. Resistance

No word can spread fear through an organisation like “change”. Resistance can be as inevitable as change itself, however, there are ways that…

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