Are You Worried About Redundancy?

Is the dreaded word Redundancy being whispered through the office gossip vine?

Long before the actual day that redundancy occurs there are usually clear signals that something is not as it should be.  You may have heard rumours.  You may have seen people coming to meetings for no clearly stated reason.  It may just be that your instincts are working well and you sense something is wrong.  On the other hand, HR may have told you to expect a reorganisation of the business…and doesn’t that set the cat amongst the pigeons!!  Once people are unsettled and feeling insecure you start to see the real character of those you are working with, and yourself too.

Whatever has made you feel concerned that redundancies may be coming now is the time to act.

Are You Worried About Redundancy?

1.  Know your redundancy entitlements

If your job is made redundant Fairwork Australia offers wonderful information about your entitlements. They also have great information to help you determine if you have been unfairly dismissed.

2. Prepare Yourself For Redundancy

It is a shock to find that your job is redundant and your services are no longer required.  There are several things you can do, but panicking is not one of them!  You can move on to the next phase of your working life faster when you are better prepared because the less you will be impacted by this situation. Focus on boosting your confidence in any way you can. Remember all the good things you have achieved in your working life and the contribution you have made to your current workplace. Redundancy isn’t usually personal – it’s a numbers game based on the work roles that are considered expendable. There is no point in taking it personally so don’t let it impact on your opinion of yourself and your work.

I invite you to read this article Facing Redundancy: 9 Things To Do If You Think Your Job Might Be Made Redundant

3. Career Counselling, Career Coaching and Outplacement Services

Young at Heart, through our sister company Clarity Career Management, offers Career Counselling, Career Coaching and Outplacement Services. You can contact us on 1300 851821.  These services can often be negotiated as part of your redundancy package and will make a huge difference to your confidence as you make decisions about your future, as well as to the strategies that you will use to get your next job.

Are you unhappy with your present work? Do you want to find a new job? Do you need a career change advice? Let’s talk! Contact Us at Career Reno.

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Jenni Proctor

Hi, I'm Jenni Proctor from Boomers Next Step. Remember when the formula for success in life was simply to strive for good marks at school, gain qualifications, get a great job, work hard and save for your retirement? Yes, I believed it too! For years my husband David and I wanted to develop a business that we could operate anywhere in the world, but both of us were educated to be employees.  We had entrepreneurial dreams and ideas, but still had employee mindsets. 14 years ago I took the giant leap!  I left my job in Education to start a business as a Career Counsellor and Coach, helping mature adults transition from one career path to another, and particularly from employment to entrepreneurship.  I had studied long and hard to gain new qualifications but sadly I hadn’t learnt how to market my new business. About 12 years ago we realized that we were not tracking well towards having the sort of retirement we wanted. We’d saved; we’d invested; and like so many other people we’d also lost some money along the way. It didn’t help that my business was not bringing in as much as I had been earning as an employee. Our dreams of extensive travel and helping our family were being replaced by a growing concern that we would outlive our savings. It seemed that a traditional retirement would not allow us to maintain the lifestyle we wanted. I love helping people plan the next phase of their lives, but we realized that was not going to be enough.  We needed a way to create an income stream that would pay for the travel and other lifestyle luxuries we wanted, that would provide mental stimulation, and would interest us both.

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