Navigating Redundancy with Resilience: 3 Essential Steps

12 September 2023 Victoria Butt

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Are You Facing Redundancy?

In the dynamic landscape of today's professional world, the concept of redundancy can evoke a mixture of emotions and uncertainties. Mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, and restructures, all impact employee stability, and having a personal plan becomes crucial to acting in your own best interests.

Let's delve into the complexities of redundancy and explore a strategic approach for those faced with this situation.

The Nature of Redundancy:

Role redundancy, while often a challenging decision for companies, serves as a strategic pivot to ensure long-term viability and adaptability of the organisation. Specialising in serving workplace environments encompassing asset management, banking, fintech, and insurance, where change is a constant, Parity Consulting understands the intricacies of this process and the effect on individuals impacted by these decisions.

Navigating Redundancy:

For those encountering redundancy, Parity Consulting recommends a proactive approach, with a balance between self-empathy and strategic planning built on three critical steps:

1. Negotiate the Final Number:

The number presented during discussions with HR is not always set in stone. At Parity, we advocate for employees to engage in negotiation and seek legal counsel if necessary. Drawing from our experience, we understand the importance of securing the best possible outcome during this phase.

2. Hold Off on Immediate Job Searching:

Reacting hastily by diving into a job search might not yield the best results. Taking time to process the situation, strategise, and develop a clear career roadmap is key. Parity Consulting's expertise extends beyond placements – we offer guidance to help individuals chart a path aligned with their aspirations.

3. Build a Career Roadmap:

Crafting a well-defined career plan is paramount. We advocate aligning your skills and aspirations with the ever-evolving landscape of opportunities. Looking ahead and adapting to marketplace predictions [1] will set you up well.

As a final thought, whilst it may not seem so in the first instance, redundancy can be a turning point that leads to fresh beginnings. With strategic negotiation, thoughtful planning, and a clearly defined career roadmap, you will most certainly move forward. The team here a Parity Consulting is here to support, illuminating the path forward for individuals navigating these uncertain waters.​

For a confidential discussion, feel free to reach out to Victoria Butt on +61 402 418 326 or

[1] Parity Consulting, Salary Guide & Predictions 2023-24