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When block funding ends - what about your people?

We work with many organisations, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, which provide valuable community services that are funded through government block funding. The block funding model provides financial certainty over a fixed period of time,...
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CASE STUDY: Regional and Rural Career Transition

THE FACTS Employees impacted: 35 Locations: 57% based rurally Length of project: 16 months Client contact: Human Resource Director
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CASE STUDY: Large Scale Site Shutdown & Career Transition - Oil & Gas Industry

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Have you given up on your employees during times of change?

Organisations must innovate the way that they view and respond to the automation of roles as technology continues to change the way the world works.
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7 reasons why businesses need career transition/outplacement support

For many HR professionals and leaders, it may seem counterintuitive (or just a waste of money!) to invest in the welfare of departing staff, especially those whom an organisation has targeted to leave for a specific reason.
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CASE STUDY: Large scale career transition services - international communications company

THE FACTS Employees impacted: 400+ Locations: 9 throughout Australia Length of project: 3 years Client contact: Human Resource Director and National Human Resource Business Partner team 
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Redesigning jobs after automation: don’t give up on your employees

NAB has flagged the loss of 6,000 jobs as the impact of new technology and digital transactions cuts a swathe through traditional banking jobs. - ABC NAB to slash 6000 jobs despite bumper $6.6bn profit  - The Australian
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How to re-engage your teams after a restructure

Corporate restructuring and layoffs are an unfortunate, but inevitable, part of today's business climate. Keeping your remaining employees engaged, motivated and productive after a restructure requires managers to be proactive, honest and consistent...
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4 of our clients' most common questions about restructures & redundancies

Recently a large Human Services firm approached us to assist with a significant restructure and we were asked the following questions, which happen to be the most common questions about restructures & redundancies that we receive from clients: What...
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8 tips on looking after yourself during a restructure

Transition periods can be particularly stressful for those ‘in the trenches’ -  the HR professionals and leaders who are preparing for and implementing organisational changes. Many will find themselves feeling stressed and overworked, with too much...
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Protecting your employer brand while restructuring

Looking after your organisation during a restructure One of the key tasks for an organisation undergoing a change project is keeping its reputation intact. In today’s social media driven world, it takes just one angry tweet and a split second for an...
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Looking after your management team during a restructure

Looking after your management team during a restructure It is important to keep your management team motivated and resilient throughout the organisational change process, as they play a crucial role in the success of the change. The management team...
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Looking after your team during an organisational change

It goes without saying that organisational change is a stressful time for all levels of the business. As a leader or HR professional, you are in a position to manage some of the stress that those around you may be experiencing as a result of an...
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What is a Career Transition Program?

Employers typically engage Career Transition services to support affected individuals through retrenchments in a range of organisational change situations including downsizing, rightsizing and site shutdowns. Alternatively, individuals who are...
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When can uncertainty be used positively whilst managing organisational change?

It has always struck me as peculiar how we comfortably live with uncertainty every day - will I make it to work on time; what shall I have for lunch; will my presentation go well - and yet during times of organisational change we want to know...
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Restructure Series: What happens to survivors after a restructure?

When organisations start to think about restructuring the business, often the need to nurture the remaining employees is forgotten. However, if people don’t feel valued, they won’t stick around. This can often be the impetus for pushing high...
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Restructure Series:  9 tips for choosing the best outplacement provider

Following an organisational restructure, there are many “audiences” watching how displaced people are treated and how they subsequently fare. Yet relatively few organisations handle the human element of restructures and redundancies well. However,...
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Restructure Series: 5 tips on retrenching employees with dignity

Many managers and HR professional say that retrenching an employee is one of the most difficult tasks that they have faced. These same people have also experienced the wider consequences of individuals or organisations handling terminations poorly.
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Leading through a restructure: Why narratives are so important

One of the single most important tasks for executives leading through a restructure is the creation of a compelling narrative for the new future. This narrative is essential when it comes to guiding both the behaviours of an organisation’s...
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Restructure Series: 7 tips on communicating redundancies to employees

We live in an information age where restructures and redundancies become news headlines when handled incorrectly. We provide the following redundancy disaster stories and offer suggestions for alternative methods of communicating redundancies to...
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Restructure Series: How to manage a restructure for HR Professionals

Organisational change can be triggered by a host of different reasons, including acquisitions, mergers, divestments, downsizing, new business ventures, geographic and international growth (or retreat), restructuring, shifts in markets and services....
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Case Study: Proactive Job Search and the Power of Networking

This week's blog was written by Trevor-Roberts Consultant, Kirsty Janney.
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