Great article from SEEK, 2nd February 2017.
Redundancy is normal. It happens. But it is hard to stomach. More than 1 in 4 Australians (26%) have had the redundancy axe fall on them at some point in their working lives. More than half the population (58%) either know someone who has been through redundancy or have been themselves.
The reality is, even if you are made redundant you will be back on your feel faster than you think. SEEK found that 60% of Australians made redundant found another job within two months. That is 17% in less than 2 weeks, 20% within 3 to 4 weeks and 23% within 1 or 2 months.
Although most people find new jobs quickly, 74% of those made redundant do feel negative about the experience. The reasons for this is that they often enjoyed their job, were stressed about losing it and their income, finding a new job was stressful, or the broader emotional impact of the redundancy on them.
About 16% of Australians surveyed for this research were happy about being made redundant. Reasons included they didn’t actually like their organisation, thought it was time to leave anyway, and/or the payout was good.
We asked Andrew Morris of Robert Half for some career advice for Australians who may face redundancy or are going through the process now. This is what he said:
Career Partners Plus can help if you are at risk of redundancy or have been made redundant and need some guidance to get back into the workforce. Contact us to see if you are eligible for free assistance via our Contact Us form in this website, or phone 8326 6540.