(PRWEB) September 16, 2004
A four year analysis of enquiries to the UK's leading online resource for redundancy advice, http://www.RedundancyHelp.co.uk, suggests that September is the month most often chosen by employers to implement redundancy programmes. The results of the data analysis show that employees are relatively secure during the August summer holiday period, and in December, on the run up to Christmas. Once they return however, the threat of redundancy is at its highest. Enquiries to the RedundancyHelp increase by as much as 40% during September and by similar amounts in January.
Commenting on the results Simon Champion, RedundancyHelp's founder, said, "Redundancy is often a cruel and unexpected blow and it seems clear that employers don't wish to convey the news during the traditional holiday periods. That may or may not be the right decision - though some employees will have been grateful for the break before the news hit, others will wonder, perhaps with some justification, why they couldn't have been told before the expense of holidays and Christmas was incurred."
Anyone who has ever been made redundant, or lived with the threat of redundancy, knows how confusing, demoralising and vulnerable it can make you feel. Friends and relatives can provide sympathy and support but sometimes what you really need is no-fuss, straightforward advice about where you stand, both legally and financially. RedundancyHelp (http://www.redundancyhelp.co.uk) is a one stop website that can put your mind at rest and answer such questions as
"Will I receive a redundancy payment?"
"What are the payments?"
"When will my redundancy payment become due?"
"What does a weekÂs pay mean?
"Do I need to make a claim for a payment?
"Is statutory redundancy pay taxable?
The site has its own solicitor and specialist in employment law who offers a free initial consultation to RedundancyHelp users. To date, over 1700 people have been helped by this service and most of them have similar queries and questions that can be immediately resolved.
IT Consultant Simon Champion set up RedundancyHelp in 2000 when a number of his friends were made redundant. Unsure of their rights, and nervous and concerned for their futures and their families, they turned to Simon. With his straightforward approach, he gathered the relevant information and created RedundancyHelp.
Two years later, with his friends safely and happily in their new positions, Simon was about to take down the website when a chance look at the visitor statistics showed that there was a steady stream of visitors coming to RedundancyHelp for help and information. Instantly, Simon knew that site could make a substantial difference to peopleÂs lives and state of mind at a very vulnerable time.
RedundancyHelp also offers a free redundancy coaching session. This service can help you come to terms with redundancy and help you move on, whether it is to a new job, your own business or a year backpacking around South America.
And, when people are ready to move on, the sister site, RedundancyHelpJobs (http://www.Redundancyhelpjobs.co.uk), currently offers over 3500 live job vacancies. Up and coming additions to the site include success stories, more articles and an agony aunt section that explores the domestic fall-out of redundancy.
Notes to editors:
Contact Name: Simon Champion
Telephone: 07979 854246
RedundancyHelp is now receiving over 60,000 visitors a month and has been featured in national and regional media. The founder, Simon Champion, is available for comment and interview.
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