New free service launched to help people through redundancy

A Doncaster-based recruitment firm has launched a new service to support people who are being made redundant.

As part of its continued support to the local business community, ORB Recruitment has launched its new Redundancy Support Service which is completely free of charge and aims to work with organisations to help staff who are going through a redundancy process.

From the 1 July, any business in Doncaster or the wider region who are in the position of having to make employees redundant will be able to access the scheme dedicated to helping their employees and giving them access to direct one-to-one advice on topics such as employee rights during redundancy, what to expect throughout the process, financial planning and budgeting, mental health awareness and much more.

Stewart Olsen, Managing Director of Orb Recruitment which is based in Doncaster, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for our economy and we are now in the unfortunate position where businesses are going to have to make some really tough decisions including the prospects of redundancies.

“We would always encourage employers to be as responsible as possible throughout this process and providing support for those at risk of redundancy should be a key consideration. Our service, which is free of charge as part of our corporate responsibility programme, provides a dedicated, site-based point of contact for employees that their staff can access to help them through what can be a very turbulent time and enhance their prospects for future employment.

“Whilst redundancy is a difficult subject to navigate, partnering with ORB will ease the anxieties of employees and prepare them for the changes to come, through sharing practical advice and in-depth knowledge of how companies and agencies recruit, along with CV writing support and more.”

This brand-new service is already being promoted through the Doncaster Chamber and Club Doncaster networks.

Stewart added: “We are working with both Doncaster Chamber and Club Doncaster to make the service as widely known about as possible throughout the local business community. We really hope local employers will access it so our team of experts can provide some much-needed practical guidance as well as emotional support to any staff who are potentially going through a difficult time and might need that extra assistance. For businesses, the service will ensure that there is another element of outbound support available for those staff who have been highlighted as at risk of redundancy.”

ORB is a specialist, dedicated recruitment consultancy offering outstanding service and effective solutions to clients across the UK.  For further information about ORB or its Redundancy Support Service please contact Stewart Olsen at or call 0843 289 2555.



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