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Press Information: The information displayed on this page has
been collated for journalists who require basic information on redundancy
- "Top Ten Tips to Surviving Redundancy". We have also included
our growing list of media who have used Redundancy Help. Please mention
Redundancy Help if you use any of the information about our site.
We have broken the information down in to sections for quick access.
Please feel free to contact us should you require any further information.
- What is redundancy? - Redundancy occurs when an employer
needs to reduce their workforce or because the place of work is closing
down. It may also be because there is no longer any need for certain
- Redundancy Pay - Redundancy payment will be received by the
employee if they have at least 2 years continuous service with a contract of employment and they have not been dismissed
- i.e. not resigned
- Legal Advice - If the terms of the redundancy are incorrect
it is advisable to seek professional advice. Whether this is through
a union representative or through a Solicitor, many Solicitors offer
a free initial consultation.
- Assessment - You may need to assess your financial situation.
This means calculating monthly outgoings against available funds.
Do not ignore your financial position as this can exacerbate your
- Action - If you find that you have a financial shortfall
then you may need to seek advice. Speak to your mortgage company/creditors
if you feel that you have difficulty meeting the payments. You can
in some situations request a holiday period or temporary reduction
in monthly payments. Do not try and arrange further credit.
- Financial Help - Mortgage and credit card companies would
much rather discuss your situation in advance before you find yourself
defaulting on payments. However, if you do need help, you can visit
the Citizen's Advice Bureau who offer a free confidential advice service.
- Coping Mechanisms - Redundancy can make you feel that it
is you who is personally rejected, this is not the case, but you may
feel a confusion of emotions such as anger, sadness and hopelessness.
These emotions are to be expected and are a natural process of regaining
- Counselling - There are many organisations available to help
including the Samaritans and private companies who will guide you
through the process of looking at the opportunities available to you.
- Family - Your family may initially be shaken by your redundancy.
However, they can be an excellent source of support with previously
unexplored avenues of networking for employment possibilities.
- Positive Side - Redundancy may not always be a negative experience,
many use this time to re-evaluate their lives, to change career, retrain
or start a new business venture
- Job Hunting - This is a good opportunity to look at the options,
which are available. The government often offers retraining and assistance
for job seekers
- Interview techniques - Utilising your family you can practice
your interview techniques to improve your confidence. There are also
many coaching companies around who will help with your ongoing image
- Advice for writing CV's - It is important to have a professional
CV which will give you the opportunity to highlight your strengths
and skills allowing your future employer to realise your potential
through your work history. There are many resources you can utilise
such as your local library or the Internet.
Media who have used Redundancy Help:
- Steve Wright's Radio 2 Web Site of the day
- BBC Pure soap
- BBC Radio Derby
- BBC Radio Leeds
- Daily Mail on Sunday
- Channel 4 Television
- Prima Magazine
- PathFinder Magazine
What People Say About Us:
Mr Breakwell says " A note to let you know that I will be starting
a new job. Thank you for your help and support. Your website is excellent
and a great confidence booster.
Steve Wright's Radio 2 Web site of the Day: "An excellent resource
offering extensive help, advice, tips and contacts for people who are
affected by redundancy. Sections include legal advice, dealing with
debt, CV tips and where to go for professional help" Web
site of the day
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Contact Name: Simon Champion