Challenging Times

People Development - challenging times

HR & L&D Professionals – it’s carnage out there!

The hot topic being discussed by HR and L&D professionals such as yourselves is ”The future of your business and the challenging times you are facing’.

In the last two days we have heard that two major retail chains are about close with the loss of thousands of jobs.

Challenging Times

High on the agenda is the subject of furloughed staff and restructuring or at worst redundancies. Some organisations have started consultations with a view to mass redundancies.  

Retained staff are not only working harder but are suffering with burnout, and depression.  Hence, they are struggling to be productive and motivated.

Training & Development

L&D has being hit hard since the start of the lockdown, due to budget constraints and focus on operational issues and mandatory training only. 

The new norm requires Managers to be effective in remote management.  It’s essential that they are provided with the necessary skills to deal with:

  • Sensitive and challenging people and
  • Difficult situations during these challenging times.
  1. What are the key skills you managers are lacking?
  2. What training has your company provided during and post lockdown?

During challenging times it is crucial for organisations to continue developing their leaders/managers and staff.  As a result, this will affect retention of key staff and will increase morale. Furthermore, they will have the right skills to manage staff to achieve optimum performance and influence the bottom line.

If you are stressed and struggling with the enormity of these problems then AFC are on hand to help you.  As an ex HR Manager in corporate world and current L&D specialist I understand your worries and concerns.

Myself and my team will provide you with some learning solutions in the form of Virtual Classroom and/or face to face delivery.  We also provide one to one coaching programmes for you or your managers.

Get in touch with us to discuss your development needs today. Call us on 0845 6182879 or 07702 818665 or email 

I look forward to hearing from you.