Secondsight launches redundancy support platform
Secondsight has launched its digital redundancy platform to help employers support their staff through the redundancy process, which is offered through its online portal, Mybenefitsatwork. The platform provides redundant staff members a step-by-step guide to facing emotional distress and concerns about finances through to guidance on improving their employability as they look to re-enter the job market.
The platform is broken down into nine different units, leveraging the expertise of four industry experts.
Ian Bird, director of Business Development at Secondsight, said: “As coronavirus has left many companies facing an uncertain future, employers are having to take the difficult decision to make redundancies. With the furlough scheme coming to an end, the number of those decisions will unfortunately only increase. This is not a choice that companies make lightly, and many will want to support their staff as best they can through the process.
“We have worked with four fantastic organisations to provide businesses the opportunity to give their staff as much help as possible through the aftermath of redundancy, all the way to them re-entering the job market.”
Jenn Stewart, director and head of the money advice solutions team, Johnston Carmichael, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer our insight to this important platform and help support businesses who have staff facing redundancies. Money can often be a huge source of stress and worry, especially where future income is uncertain; and unexpected events such as redundancy can cause personal debt to spiral out of control very quickly.”