Guidance to support young people through redundancy

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redundancy process, support for employees,

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has released guidance for young people and companies who are going through redundancies

Written with HR professionals, the guidance is intended to give SMEs the content to help create a complete package of ongoing support for employees.

The current economic circumstances mean many of the businesses in the construction and engineering sector are having to refocus their activities and, as a result, are making changes to their workforce.

Faced with the added financial pressures of the upcoming end to the furlough scheme, many more businesses will be facing up to extremely difficult decisions over the coming weeks and months.

Construction Talent Retention Scheme

It includes information on the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, tips on preparing and writing your CV, example covering letters, advice on searching for a job online, how to use your personal network, information on public sector roles and tips for interview preparation.

It will mean that, even when faced with an extremely difficult decision, your businesses can provide as much ongoing support as possible and it will be especially useful for smaller ACE members and those who lack a dedicated HR function.

ACE is a key partner in the CLC’s Construction Talent Retention Scheme, the free, industry-wide skills retention platform which provides members with a practical online tool to help your people find a new role.

Businesses that are considering redundancies are encouraged to contact the TRS to see how they can help your people find new roles and we can ensure that we retain as many of the skills as possible within our sector.

Doing the ‘right thing’

Darrell Matthews, director of membership and business engagement at ACE, said: “No one goes into business wanting to take these difficult decisions.

“This pack, and proactive use of the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, will ensure that even in the extremely challenging circumstances we’re all facing, your business is remembered for doing the right thing.”

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