CIPR launches new Employability Hub to support members impacted by Covid-19

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched the new CIPR Employability Hub to support CIPR members who have lost their jobs or who find themselves at risk of redundancy as a result of the pandemic.

The #CIPRemployability Hub consists of a new video series with presenters including Rohan Shah from CIPR Talent Partner, Reuben Sinclair, and comms redundancy expert, Eleanor Tweddell from Another Door, as well as several CIPR Trainers. Categories include ‘Coping with Redundancy’, ‘CVs and Interviews’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Mental Health’, and ‘Going Independent’.

The Hub is home to webinars, skills guides and third party resources providing advice on online interview etiquette, maximising the use of one’s voice, revamping LinkedIn profiles, and much more to support members take control of their careers and find their next job.

The Institute has also confirmed payment breaks of a minimum of three months will be available upon request for members who have been made redundant and will vary depending on the number of years in membership.

This is the latest in a long line of support we have made available to members since the outset of the pandemic. We worked tirelessly on supporting members during the crisis and now we will do all we can to help with the recovery.

In our recent Covid-19 member survey, just under half of respondents said they are looking for a job now or plan to in the near future. The Employability Hub is in response to this survey and feedback from members that they would like help to improve their employability. The Hub will continue to grow and adapt and be a great resource to anyone thinking about looking for their next role.

I’m incredibly proud of this work and believe it highlights the best of what a professional body like the CIPR can offer – practical and valuable support.

CIPR President, Jenni Field Chart.PR, FCIPR

CIPR members can access the hub at cipr.co.uk/employability to view all the content.

Members who wish to request a payment break following redundancy should email membership@cipr.co.uk for more information.

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