HR tip: Helping redundant employees

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These questions are being answered by Learn HR, a market leader in the provision of HR and payroll training and nationally-recognised professional qualifications.

Question: "How can I help redundant employees without spending a lot of money?"

HR Tip: First you could do your best to put them in touch with local vacancies by contacting the JobCentre, staff agencies, trade associations and local employers. You may be able to compile a set of literature from JobCentre and social security leaflets.

Also, see if you can get someone to give training in how to write a CV, how to look for and apply for jobs, and how to handle a recruitment interview. If you have HR staff, they should be able to do this.

Otherwise you may be able to find a local consultant or college who will come in to do it for you. The cost of a couple of days training would be small compared to the great benefit it would give to the redundant employees.

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