We are often asked how to best execute outplacement services. Many employees are overcharged with emotions, worried about losing their job and being in the unknown. Outplacement services can offer support and prospects for employees that are at risk of redundancy. But how do you best conduct these? And what are the benefits of hiring an outplacement service provider?
Support during the day
On the day of the announcement, support should be available for all employees. There will be frustration, anger, denial, worry and confusion. An outplacement consultant should be on hand for any questions that may arise on the day and should also be able to advise on next steps throughout the redundancy process. The consultant will be able to discuss options and emphasise that redundancy isn’t the end of the road, but instead can offer new career opportunities for employees.
Depending on the location of your organisation, employee protection laws often indicate a time for the redundancy process. A good outplacement provider is with you along the way and will support employees throughout. After the initial shockwave, employees may not have taken in all the information during the initial announcement, so it is worth recapping everything and having one-to-one check-ins with employees affected.
Supporting employees towards a new career
In addition to process led support, outplacement should also provide advice and handy tips on how employees can prepare and obtain a new job. This advice includes the following:
- AI Driven technology to find and assess skills that are transferrable
- CV writing sessions
- Interview techniques
If outplacement services are conducted in the right way, employees will leave the organisation with a positive feeling towards their former employer and it will also ensure that remaining members of staff will maintain their morale.
If you are looking for an outplacement provider in your country, get in touch with Career Star Group today.