Anyone of any status within an organisation who is facing the prospect of redundancy would benefit from the content within these ‘Dealing with Redundancy’ training course materials.
Many employers are facing the hard commercial reality of job cuts to their workforce. This training course affords organisations the ability to provide an affordable post redundancy support service through the delivery of practical, contemporary and constructive materials.
Training course contents:
As well as the usual training material documents, this course provides several useful handouts and exercises relating to dealing with redundancy, such as CV template, cover letter and application samples etc.
These training course materials have been designed to first address the emotional impact of redundancy on the individual before moving on to introduce a planning and problem solving model for easy application by any participant. With these foundations in place, the practicalities of job searching, applications, CV’s and interviews are tackled before the training course concludes with some motivational and supportive guidance and useful references.
Samples of training course materials
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The main content of the training course materials…
Looking After Number 1 – Reacting to News of Redundancy – in this opening section we consider the external factors that affect how individuals react to the news of redundancy with a view to rationalising matters and providing focus
Looking After Number 1 – How Does it Feel? – moving on from the first section, here we examine the emotional aspects of redundancy, addressing them appropriately and clearing the way ahead to deal with future practicalities
Planning – Where are you Now? – we take a simple but practical planning tool to begin assessing finances, career achievements and responsibilities
Planning – Where do you Want to be? – now we move on to outline aspirations and needs for the future, identifying blocks and applying an effective problem solving technique to achieve progress
Planning – How Will you get There? – this section completes the planning model by established the practical steps that are needed to put into place the plans made in the previous 2 planning sections
Job Searching – we consider all the appropriate options for maximising results when looking for work
Applications – the ‘nuts and bolts’ of job applications are assembled here, including application packs, application forms, job descriptions, person specifications and covering letters
CV Preparation – here we consider how to create an effective and high impact CV
Networking – we look briefly here at the types and merits of networking in order to achieve progress after redundancy
Interviews – this section de-mystifies the format and types of interviews that a prospective employer might use
Interview Skills – a practical session geared towards thinking things through from a creative perspective and with a view to building confidence
A New Direction? – re-training, qualifications, voluntary work and working for yourself are all discussed here for those who may be considering a post redundancy change of direction
Staying Focused – our closing session provides motivational and practical tips on keeping things together and being realistic about the future.
At this end of this dealing with redundancy 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.