Outplacement business should be brisk.
With redundancies rising one might expect outplacement consultants to be chomping at the bit in anticipation of rising demands for their services. However, more often than not it seems that businesses are side lining the services and making staff redundant without offering professional add on support.
Using robust outplacement services can mean that the negative effects of redundancy can be off set for both those that lose their jobs and those that remain in post. Survivors syndrome often shows up as a demoralised guilt ridden workforce resulting in loss of production. Using professional services can help a company retain its credibility and maintain its market position.
Redundancy is difficult for all those involved, employees and employers alike. Outplacement services support both the individuals and the employer through the challenging time. Support services can be from breaking the bad news, setting up a communication strategy, to supporting the exiting staff and helping them move forward and make alternative job choices, focusing on a new CV, Interview coaching and Job Search strategies whilst maintaining the morale of the remaining employees.
Using Outplacement Services gives
- a positive clear message that shows a company cares and this will undoubtedly have an impact on existing staff and for attracting new employees in the future
- affected staff support through their career transition to new employment, education or training
- strength to reduce individual’s emotions and manage their possible anger, disappointment and resentment
What is offered?
Executive Outplacement – These are programmes tailored for executives or senior managers. They are bespoke programmes facilitated through 1-1 coaching and cover topics including: moving on after redundancy, career assessment and direction, CV support, job hunting strategies and interview preparation.
Individual Outplacement –These programmes offer 1-1 coaching and flexibility to meet individual needs. These programmes vary in length and content with modules – career coaching and assessment, CV preparation, job search, interview advice and ongoing support.
Group Outplacement – This is a workshop programme designed to help a group.