Industry Redundancies: Agents Together launches support programme
Agents Together, the wellbeing and mentorship service which came into existence earlier this year, is launching what it calls a Redundancy Bounce Back Series.
This is a month-long virtual event aimed at supporting agents worried about losing their jobs or already redundant.
“We know that estate agency and the property market has been more buoyant since lockdown but the three month cease of trading has caused some significant issues across businesses” explains a statement from Agents Together.
“As uncertainty continues and the prospect of a second round of lockdowns loom we felt it was our duty as a charity focussed on a healthy mind that we help those most in need” it continues.
The organisation – set up by Michael and Kenny Bruce with the involvement of key industry figures including chief executive Sarah Edmundson and high-profile consultants Mike Day and Chris Watkin – says that in the past two months across the whole UK jobs market some 227,000 losses have been reported.
The Agents Together series is supported by some of the best known recruitment experts in the industry including Josh Rayner, Nicola Broomham, Iain White, Russell Humphrey and Andrew Deverell-Smith.
Other experts joining in during the month include Stuart Perkin, head of people at the new Bruce brothers portal, Boomin.
Key dates include:
Today, October 16: Official Launch of the Series;
Wednesday October 21, 1pm: Webinar 1 – How to make your CV and LinkedIn profile stand out from the crowd;
Wednesday October 28 1pm: Webinar 2 – How to prepare for and win your interview;
Wednesday November 4 1pm: Expert Panel – A chance to ask the experts anything about redundancy, CV’s, interviewing, and maintaining a healthy mind.
Agents Together is also setting up a support group on Facebook from early next week – where it will be a safe environment, with experts on hand to answer any important questions around redundancy.