Virtual Training Materials – These materials have been adapted from the corresponding classroom course materials that you will also find on our website. However, we have changed the structure and content so that it better suits delivery in a virtual environment such as a video conference call. This means no major alteration to the content, but the structure and method of delivery will have altered.
Redundancy can hit anyone at any time. These ‘Dealing with Redundancy’ virtual training course materials have been designed to provide your participants with the tools they need to get through this difficult challenge and move on to new opportunities.
Laying off staff and cutting jobs can become a requirement for the best of employers. With these virtual training course materials, we hope to provide your organisation with an affordable solution that will give you the practical information required to help support your employees through this difficult process.
Training course contents:
These virtual training course materials are packed with additional content that will help individual participants. This includes things such as; a CV template, cover letter/email and examples of applications etc.
The content aims to address the personal and psychological aspects of redundancy and how this may affect employees. It then moves on to more practical considerations and the steps they can take to move on to new opportunities through development of a plan for new employment. The course content then focuses more on requirements in interviews before looking at further support and considerations around motivation.
Samples of training course materials
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The main content of the virtual training course materials…
Looking After Number 1 – Reacting to News of Redundancy – the course opens with a review of the impact of redundancy and how we might respond to often surprising news of a lay-off. The aim is to provide some clarity around initial reactions at this time and what can be done to re-frame them
Looking After Number 1 – How Does it Feel? – it is difficult to move on with practical actions without first address the emotional aspects and here we focus on how to deal with our feelings
Planning – Where are you Now? – the planning tool provided gives participants the opportunity to structure their thinking. They’ll review their ability to move on by looking at finances, personal and career accomplishments and any responsibilities that they have
Planning – Where do you Want to be? – next is the opportunity to begin to set sights on future goals and ambitions, establishing what might get in the way and what can be done to overcome these challenges
Planning – How Will you get There? – completing the planning model be drilling down to the key actions that must be taken based on previous findings
Problem Solving – Setting out a structure for problem solving based on known theories
Job Searching – exploring the options when job searching and clarifying the best approach
Applications – how to ensure applications are managed and completed effectively, including all the tools you might need; application packs, application forms, job descriptions, person specifications and covering letters
CV Preparation – developing a CV that gets results and achieves your objective of getting that all important interview
Networking – exploring the different networking opportunities and methods when looking for work after redundancy and the pros and cons of each
Interviews – understanding the different types of interview approaches organisations use and how to approach them
Interview Skills – helping participants develop and hone their interview skills while building confidence in their ability to present themselves effectively
A New Direction? – looking at the options open to participants with regard to re-skilling, seeking qualifications, providing voluntary work or even setting up their own business are reviewed for those that may consider redundancy an opportunity to change their career approach
Staying Focused – ensuring participants focus on the positive aspects that redundancy presents and that they stay full motivated and focused on goals.
At this end of this dealing with redundancy virtual training course your participants will be able to:
- Identify reactions and emotions to news of redundancy and apply basic coping mechanisms
- Put together a plan to take you to the next stage of your work life
- Know how and where to job search
- Know how to apply a simple problem solving technique
- Identify the required components of a CV and an application form
- Know interview ‘best practice’
- Explain the role of networking in returning to work
- Consider a range of options as an alternative to getting another job.