Support for Businesses
Free support for redundancy, recruitment and retention
Your local National Careers Service experts work across the Thames Valley providing free support for your business and your staff. We offer you free, professional support to manage redundancy, recruitment and retention in your business.
A process of restructuring is daunting for everyone involved. We help you support the health and wellbeing of your employees through this difficult time, tailoring our service to the needs of your business and employees.
Our experienced advisers are sensitive and responsive to your employees needs. They help those facing redundancy to come to terms with their situation, maintain their self confidence and prepare for a positive future by:
- Identifying transferable skills and strengths
- Creating a targeted action plan
- Identifying retraining needs
- Finding courses and training
- Developing employability skills
"All colleagues I have spoken to feel more confident in entering the job market at this difficult time in their working lives."
Recruitment is a costly and time consuming process. We can take the pressure off your Human Resources team and save you time and money by helping to maximise your success rate when recruiting.
Our free support includes:
- Preparing candidates for interviews
- Ensuring they are aware of the values and ethos of your company
- Ensuring they understand fully what the job requires
- Running practice assessments with candidates
- Delivering group activities to observe behaviours and establish a shortlist of the best candidates
- Supporting unsuccessful candidates in a constructive and helpful way
"The workshops have always received positive feedback and are well delivered. (Adviser) shows a great level of creativity and flexibility."
Retention and development
Keeping hold of your good employees is essential for any business. Development is key to staff retention: it helps your staff engage with your organisation and prepares them not only for their current roles but also for the future.
We can undertake a skills analysis of your employees to help you make effective use of the Apprenticeship Levy. We also provide free workshops to support existing and new employees who are looking to develop and progress within your organisation, including:
- Developing resilience
- Confidence building
- Support for apprentices
- Application and interview techniques for internal applicants
"Staff wanted more support when applying for roles both internally and externally. The National Careers Service offered workshops on CV writing, writing personal statements and interview skills .. all staff found them very useful."
For more information or to discuss your needs, please contact:
Sandra Reynolds on 0741 524 0695 firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide advice and support to over 19,000 adults each year across the Thames Valley. Find out more.
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