If you are worried about making redundancies, please check the business support available to see if you can avoid or limit the need, through the financial support on offer from the Government.
However, if you do need to let people go there’s a range of things you can do to support them during a difficult time.
Advice for your staff from Jobcentre Plus
Encourage your staff to visit the jobhelp website from Jobcentre Plus. It provides a wide range of jobsearch help and advice, including information about working in critical sectors and the latest vacancies.
You can help people to identify a range of transferable skills and experience to help them secure employment in other sectors that are currently expanding. For example, someone with customer service experience could use those skills in a social care setting. Anyone with a driving licence is also in huge demand at the moment in the logistics sector.
Find a job
Signpost your employees to the Find a job website where there are a wide variety of vacancies available across a range of sectors. They should also check the Jobcentre Plus national and local Twitter accounts for the latest vacancies. The following hashtag guidance can aid their searches.
Some sectors are rapidly expanding at the moment and checking vacancies in these sectors might be a good place to start.
- Delivery Drivers
- Healthcare Assistants
- Logistics and Warehouse
- Social Care Workers
- Supermarket Workers
- Retail Workers