Today, the business environment is unpredictable.
COVID-19 is the latest disruption in the world, but there is no denying that the economy has been more challenging to forecast over the last few years.
In Australia, while the government has taken unprecedented steps to support small businesses, no one, and this includes employees of large companies, is safe from significant mass redundancies.
The list is long and expanding all the time. Here are just a few of the headlines.
• Qantas has decided to sack 6,000 staff and extend the stand-down of 15,000 previously released.
• The coronavirus pandemic hits Queensland’s largest regional university with job losses and a multi-million-dollar revenue shortfall.
• Deakin University flags redundancies due to coronavirus, lashes Federal Government for casting ‘international students adrift.’
• Redundancy and job insecurity are growing, and it’s a problem for the economy at large.
• Wave of redundancies at The West Australian newspaper raises fears of a ‘denuded’ newsroom.
• Swimwear brand Seafolly collapses due to ‘crippling’ COVID-19 crisis.
If you have joined a large organisation within a year or so, you must be aware that there is only one answer to the question “How do you protect yourself from being made redundant?”
The answer is: Become more valuable to your company by differentiating yourself.
This action will increase your odds of being kept by your organisation.
Even if you are made redundant, you will be better prepared to find a new position quickly.
Protecting your career will decrease your stress when things do not go as planned and will allow you to get back on your feet more quickly.
We offer below free workshops to get you started.
• How do you develop your Personal Brand?
• How do you use LinkedIn and get the outcome you want?
• Why a personal website is so important and how to proceed?
A free pdf file is also available on our page: “Career Protection.”
Now is the time to act!