One of the county’s leading business start-up support services has joined forces with its sister programme to launch a new redundancy support event for Cornwall-based businesses and employers.
Taking place online on Tuesday December 8, the Business Redundancy Support Live event will see Outset Cornwall and Focus from the Outset team up with BBC Radio Cornwall, plus a panel of knowledgeable experts from organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Sekoya, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and The People Hub, to offer advice and practical insights on managing redundancies effectively and sympathetically.
Kate Perkin, programme director for Outset Cornwall, said: “There’s no doubt that the current pandemic crisis is having a monumental impact on our economy, and we know many businesses are struggling.
“We’re seeing first-hand, a significant surge in individuals being made redundant, losing their way and their confidence, and needing more guidance on their future career options. With Focus from the Outset and Outset Cornwall both offering back to work or business start-up programmes that help overcome barriers, boost self-confidence and develop personal skills, we are in a unique position to assist businesses in offering their employees as much redundancy support, care and information as possible, to help them through this incredibly difficult time.”
Aimed at Cornish business owners of all sizes, plus HR or line managers who want to offer their employees more than the statutory support, the event aims to provide up-to-date, relevant information that delegates can use to bolster their existing redundancy packages.
Prior to the event, delegates will be able to submit questions to the panel for discussion, and after attending, will gain access to a downloadable package of support including printable posters and leaflets, social media posts, useful guides including Business Cornwall’s “Business Survival Toolkit”, published in the latest issue of the magazine.
Perkin added: “We know how hard it is finding and forming your team, and how much harder it is having to let them go. By hosting an event such as this where our panel of experts can share their knowledge, offer insights and advice and outline what practical support is available in the county, we can help business owners and employers support their employees and alleviate some of the stress for all involved.”
For more information, or to register your attendance at the event, click here.