The value of engaging quality career transition support

A person’s career is a cornerstone of their life. Whether you live to work or work to live, your job becomes an integral part of who you are – and an essential part of your overall wellbeing.

However, sometimes organisations are forced to restructure, causing anxious moments for all staff. Not only do redundancies directly affect exiting staff members and the manager responsible for facilitating the exit, but they can also have an indirect effect on the remaining team’s morale and engagement.

How to successfully manage disruption, and the importance of staying focused on your people

In a world where disruption in the workplace is rapidly becoming the new norm, prioritising the management of people is now more critical than ever.

Let’s take the big retailers as an example. Around the world, retail giants are facing huge amounts of disruption by new and more innovative online retailers.

Could you manage the human impact of a global restructure?

In the last week or so, we have read about the massive global restructuring projects about to be undertaken by both Malaysian Airlines (6,000 redundancies) and HSBC Bank (60,000 redundancies). Both of these announcements are transformational to the respective organisations and will have a profound impact upon the employees leaving the organisation, as well as those who remain.

The technology revolution: will your skills be relevant tomorrow?

I recently read an article by Alan Kohler which highlighted the technological revolution at our doorstep and the indiscriminate impact it will have on all forms of labour.

There is no denying that our employment landscape is radically changing. The normalisation of robots, 3D printing, and other super smart technological innovations in the workplace are slowly replacing human jobs. Their low cost, high productivity, and negligible margin for error are too compelling to resist and are increasingly becoming vital in order for businesses to stay competitive.

Building resilience in the face of change

What do you as an organisation do when confronted with change? Particularly when there is a level of ambiguity around how things are changing?

This week’s Budget has had an uncontrollably ruthless impact on many Government organisations, and more importantly, the employees within. The uncertainty Tuesday’s announcement has created is profound, and the question all employees want answered is, “What does this mean for me?”