|“Why should we utilize professional Outplacement Services for our transitioning employees? What’s in it for us?”
How do you, the company owner, department manager or HR professional justify spending more money for outplacement when you’re trying to spend less money on personnel?
Suppose you have to lay off several employees or worse, shut down an entire division of your company. Unless your laid-off workers find new positions quickly, your unemployment insurance rates can increase significantly during subsequent quarters.
Recent legislation has also made it much easier for ex-employees to sue their employers for wrongful termination. Expert outplacement services help reduce this litigation by soothing ex-employees’ hostile feelings and motivating them to pursue a successful job search.
Outplacement also makes excellent public relations sense. By providing outplacement services in a sensitive, caring manner, you’ll nurture positive feelings about your company not just in your ex-employees, but with your current employees and in your community, as well.
Finally, outplacement helps enhance the morale of those people being retained, especially when the terminations are not due to any fault on the part of employees. Working with a professional outplacement firm long before the termination can help you avoid a host of problems and carefully orchestrate the action to show you really care about all your employees, past and present.
Key Elements – Professional Outplacement Program Offerings
In today’s world the average person will have 5 to 7 different careers in their lifetime. Notice the word was careers, not just jobs. How individuals determine the next opportunity that is “perfect” for them is generally difficult and often left to chance. For transitioning professionals whose organizations choose to support their career development, we offer a variety of services.
Behavioral Assessments and Career Evaluation
Career Coaching and Counseling
Resume and Cover Letter Creation
Development of a Marketing Program
Job Search Techniques and Successful Networking Techniques