A new Redundancy Roadmap Scheme has been launched to help those in the events, hospitality and tourism industries that have been affected by redundancy as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
Launched by Blue Phoenix Enterprises Director Gill Harvey, the aim behind the roadmap is to create a single, plain spoken and media rich platform where people can find out anything there is to know about Redundancy; whether it be the legal side, the HR aspect, the mental health element or how to move on from redundancy into a new job or career change.
The platform has both video and audio content created by colleagues in and out of the events industry to make it relatable and accessible
Harvey said: “It became very clear by May/June that the events, hospitality and tourism industries were in survival mode and, despite the furlough scheme covering a percentage of salaries, lack of any information from the government meant that a lot of businesses would have no choice but to cut their costs fast. Added to this, the growing lack of confidence in Live Events returning in full this year, that would mean cutting jobs – and lots of them.
“I’ve spent my whole career in the hospitality, tourism and events sectors and so these are very close to my heart. And, as part of my consultancy I help events businesses reshape to become future proof, so it was a small step to pull resource together to create what has been named the Redundancy Support Roadmap. A tool for both businesses having to go through the redundancy process, as well as for those employees now finding themselves out of a job.”
She added that although there are lots of support groups and amazing individuals offering time and advice to those affected, there didn’t seem to be one portal that walks people through the whole journey, with researched strategies, discovery and planning tools, or advice by a range of experts.
Although this is a not for profit project, there is a nominal charge of £14.99 including VAT per affected employee purely to cover costs. Any profits made will be donated to the Events Charity Meeting Needs, who are now a valued programme sponsor.
With over 30 years’ experience in marketing communications, events, hospitality and tourism, as programme leader, Harvey provides the tools, resources and training that she’s seen successfully used by her clients, to support you in creating a structured and tailored step by step plan to seamlessly steer you through this period and help you find a new role that is perfect for you.
Also collaborating on the project are Creativity, Innovation & Leadership Coach Jo Mason, and Consultant in HR, L&D and Coaching Faye Cooper.