Redundancy – it’s not your fault

Making an employee redundant is probably the most difficult task a manager will ever have to do. Understandably perhaps most of the focus about redundancy is written from the perspective of the employee. Well, I would like to focus on the employer, particularly the...

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Redundancy advice for SME business leaders

During the next few months business leaders are going to be facing the challenge of having to make employees redundant. It’s not something that they want to do and in most cases the decision will have arisen as a consequence of circumstances that are outside of their...

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The R (Redundancy) Word

A word we are going to hear a lot more of in the coming months In this piece I’m not going to explain the procedure to follow in dealing with redundancies, that can wait for another day. I’m going to consider something which is of equal importance but is often...

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Your CV is Your Brand

Your CV is your opportunity to showcase yourself as a future employee to a prospective employer. It is said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression and that is certainly true with job applications. So, what are the "do's and don'ts" that are...

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Managing Redundancies

In my experience clients who are facing the prospect of having to make redundancies are mainly  concerned with the practical aspects; what can I do, what can’t I do, and how do I do it? Whilst every redundancy situation is different there are questions that arise on a...

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Crisis in the High Street

The problems that the retail sector are facing are well documented. Certainly, the traditional high street is in decline, maybe terminal decline. Yet there is one substantial but massively underplayed advantage that the high street has over online retailing. What is...

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Granit Xhaka and an employer’s duty of care

Why counselling is a progressive initiative irrespective of an employee’s job Granit Xhaka is a professional footballer. Granit is captain of the Swiss national football team and until recently he was captain of Arsenal. He probably earns more in a week than most of...

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