Local recruitment and strategic resourcing consultancy, Kendrick Rose, is urging Jersey employers to minimize the effects of redundancies by maximizing their commitment to help individuals leaving an organisation.
Providing redundant workers with the right support can mitigate against employment claims and reputational damage. To help organisations manage this process, Kendrick Rose is offering employers who are considering redundancies as a result of Covid-19 a free 30-minute consultation.
Shelley Kendrick, Managing Director, Kendrick Rose, said: “We are seeing a lot more enquiries from human resource departments concerning the management of the redundancy process. Employees can react to redundancy in a positive way if the right support is given. Offering practical advice such as redundancy survival guidance, outplacement support, career appraisals, CV preparation, and self marketing, can transform a potentially negative experience into a positive action plan to move forward.”
A recent survey by Kendrick Rose found 10% of workers surveyed said they had been made redundant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. This survey, of over 100 people in Jersey in early April, also found 9% of workers would consider looking for a new role because of the way their employer treated them during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Companies that provide structured support can make it much easier for employees to absorb the news of redundancy. Kendrick Rose works with employers and employees to help both parties achieve the best outcome in accordance with the best HR practice during the redundancy process.
Ms Kendrick said: “In the current extremely distressing and uncertain time, it is likely that many employees, especially those at a senior level, will not have faced the job market for a long time. Structured, up-to-date, and relevant advice can be highly valued by an otherwise potentially disgruntled workforce. This is particularly relevant in a small job market such as Jersey where negative messages about unfair treatment can spread easily.”
To find out more about Outplacement Services, please contact Shelly Kendrick at Kendrick Rose through www.kendrickrose.com