Move On – Positive Changes through Redundancy

11 06 2009

In the first quarter of 2009 the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development reported unemployment reaching a thirty year high and that there had been a fall in the number of job vacancies.  It’s no surprise therefore that Creative Leadership, Dorset’s only Talent Management business based at the Enterprise Pavilion, have seen a growth in the number of people and businesses seeking help with redundancy and finding a new job. 

“We’ve been staggered at the number of people and organisations coming to us to help them with their redeployment.  This could either be through 1-2-1 help with CVs, interview tips and guidance and advice on where to look for new jobs or bespoke outplacement workshops organised through the businesses themselves.” Reported Michelle Fischer, one of Creative Leaderships directors.  “The difference between this year and last is that there simply aren’t the number of jobs available that there were. So, we’re helping people find new and creative avenues back to work, be it through changing career direction through retraining, or volunteering.”

Creative Leadership have reported more than 50% growth in their outplacement support work already in the second quarter of 2009 and expect this trend to continue where business are focussing on bottom line profitability whilst also seeking to keep the door open for the future. “If an employer communicates change effectively, whilst doing the right thing for those affected by this change, the difficult situation of redundancy is less emotional for all concerned.” Said John Chisholm, another of Creative Leadership’s directors.

In response to the very real demand for help finding a new job, Creative Leadership are running a series of Career Seminars.  The first, a CV Workshop run in association with Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital and Nationwide Building Society is on 16th July 2009 at the Enterprise Pavilion, Poole.  Tickets are £10.00. 

More information can be found at www.creative-leadership.co.uk

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