The current economic circumstances mean that, unfortunately, many of the businesses in our sector are having to reshape and 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.
Written with the expert input of HR professionals, this guidance is intended to give SMEs and HR teams the content to help you create a complete package of ongoing support for your people. 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.
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 a 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.”
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.
Once logged in, members can download the free guidance, Supporting Your People Through Redundancy below.