Redundancy

What Being Made Redundant Taught Me About Life

Elise Dopson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Elise Dopson

After being made redundant, I learnt a lot about life - and myself. I learned that it was possible to follow my dreams and being unintentionally pushed out of my comfort zone was more valuable to my career than I could ever have imagined!

Being Made Redundant? Don't Panic! Here Are Seven Top Tips To Get You a New Job Pronto

Victoria McLean | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Redundancy can be a massive blow to your confidence, not to mention your career. It's often hard to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and know how ...

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?

Dan Rogers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.

Losing Your Job: One Year On

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Give yourself time to adjust and grieve for your loss. I looked to poetry to write out my insecurities, upset, and uncertainty of the future - you'll find something that can help you too.

How It Feels Getting Dumped By Your Work

Anita Shargall | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Shargall

I come out of the meeting and feel overwhelmed with emotion, armed with a pack of redundancy docs, now known as 'the white envelope of doom'. My face is puffy from all the crying and the fact my HR colleague has been plying me with cheap kitchen roll. Word of advice to any HR advisors- invest in Kleenex.

Why You Don't Always Need a Plan

Katherine Lowe | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Parents
Katherine Lowe

Like most women I know, and almost every mother in the universe, I am one of life's planners. No major life event has taken place without an epic 'to do' list and multi-tabbed financial spreadsheet.

If You Don't Watch Live TV, You Just Cost The BBC 1,000 Jobs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

The BBC is to cut more than 1,000 jobs, including many managerial roles, because of a £150 million shortfall in its licence fee income. Staff were...

A Compassionate Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

I lost my job as a top sales executive with a British brand leader, my company car, wardrobe of designer clothes and shoes, credit cards, my home and consequently my self-respect, because I placed all this material stuff above everything else.

Young People Get Made Redundant Too! Facing Redundancy in Your 20s

Rachel Egan | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

One in seven British employees has lost their job since the beginning of the recession in 2008, but when I was being made redundant at 23, all the advice and personal stories I could find were aimed at people in their thirties and above, meaning I felt confused and isolated.

Lessons on Defeat and Empire Building in Wolf Hall: how to be fired and come out smiling (or not)

Malory Nye | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malory Nye

That was over three years ago, and during that time the descent into the mental and physical decline that finished Wolsey has felt very familiar. Indeed, I am just a few years younger than Wolsey was at the time of his removal from office.

Happy New Year... Oh, And 2,356 Of You Are Fired!

PA | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

The administrators of delivery firm City Link have announced 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company failed. Many of the company's staff found...

2014: A Year of Redundancy in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

This year's version of F1 has exacted on lots of people in the series who have made it their life's work to be in the world's most advanced form of motorsport. These people represent key personnel within F1, not merely fringe players or dead weight.

Microsoft Axes 18,000 Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has announced that it will axe 18,000 jobs over the next year marking the largest single set of redundancies at the company since it started...

Soldiers, Coming to a Job Centre Near You

Gareth Milner | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Last week, the final tranche of redundancies within the British armed forces were announced. This fourth tranche, whilst it may have been expected, will still bring a new air of uncertainty to those finding themselves at risk. The announcement concerned specific time-lines, redundancy fields and the numbers to be cut.

Thwaites Brewery In Blackburn Has Sign Changed Over Redundancies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Thwaites said: “The lights at the brewery were affected for a very short time on Friday. They are now back to normal but ...

Escaping Burnout and Embracing the Joy of Missing Out - a Hot New Trend

Maite Baron | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Everything changes at the turn of the year. At least it feels that way having had a needed break from work and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also offers the chance to consider what the brand new year might bring and contemplate how we are going to make 2014 one of our best years yet.

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

Five Ways to Start a Business and Create Your Own Legacy

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

moving away from corporate life to start a new venture is a big step to take, but it can be a life-changing leap forward, as those who have done it have found. And by doing the same you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the world in a way that would never be possible if you stay with a corporate organisation.

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

Redundancy - the Silver Lining: New business Opportunities Are Rising

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The corporate employment landscape just got a whole lot bleaker. Redundancy - the silver lining shows how new business opportunities are rising.

Start Your Business, Seven Steps to Become Ready for Self-employment

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

By following these 7 steps to become ready for self-employment you could get back in the driver's seat and start your business.

The Way We Were and The New Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Professionals in the late 30s, 40s and 50s are realising that with increasing retirement ages they will probably need to carry on working for another 20+ years. If that is the case they want to do something that is much more fulfilling and rewarding.