IT might be difficult to see redundancy as a positive, but with the right help and guidance, you can find your silver lining in your cloud.

Inspira is here to help you navigate your way through, by offering advice and practical guidance to both employees and employers.

Redundancy can be an awful shock, but it does happen to many of us in our working lives. There are many reasons for it, and they are out of our control. Nobody wants to lose their job - but let's not forget it can also mean new and exciting opportunities - including a chance to change your career.

If being made redundant has shaken your confidence, together we can reassess your goals and help you determine your next move. Here are a few examples of the ways Inspira can help you:

  • Explore and apply for redundancy funding
  • Identify your transferable skills
  • Update and develop your CV
  • Explore new opportunities

Five Top Tips when you are at risk of redundancy:

For people who are facing the risk of redundancy, here are Inspira’s top tips to help you navigate your way through the process:

  • Take a deep breath and look at your situation as an opportunity
  • Get careers advice and guidance to help you understand your transferable skills, and how to adapt your CV
  • Research the current labour market and identify alternative careers
  • Understand and expand your job search methods, thinking about traditional and none traditional avenues
  • Look after your mental health, ensure you are eating properly and exercising, so that you can tackle the situation ahead

Redundancy can also be difficult for employers. It can often be a difficult subject to discuss. People can feel devalued, sometimes embarrassed and in some cases feel isolated, and experience a loss of self–esteem. An individual's mental health can be adversely affected, which can make it difficult for them to focus on finding a new role or career path.

Inspira works with Employers to offer at risk of redundancy support, while advisers are also available for individual consultations for people who are over 50+ and at risk, or those who are unemployed.

Working with company HR managers, Inspira provides employees who are at risk of employment with advice and guidance regarding the next steps they can take to deal with the unsettling situation, and to find a positive outcome should redundancy occur.

Activities can range from goal setting, and understanding aspirations and expectations, to Labour Market Information, job search methods and adapting CVs.

If you are an employer who must make some difficult redundancy decisions, please get in touch with Inspira.

Remember – you are not alone. Inspira is here to help.

To find out more about these free services, call 0345 658 8647 to talk to your nearest adviser, or fill out the form and we will get in touch.