Managing restructure within a close-knit organisation can be difficult, and adding to the difficulty of redundancy announcements is the fact that nobody saw the disastrous year that we’re currently experiencing coming. Employers are finding themselves in the regrettable position of having to let good staff go in order to keep their business afloat.
Career outplacement is an effective way to support employees in the transition from their employment with your organisation to their next career move. It certainly helps with the delivery of the unfortunate news, as well as softening the blow for the employees on the receiving end. Here are the key benefits of including career outplacement into your corporate resources.
Support and empathy offered from the get go
It is a difficult and at times heartbreaking task meeting with employees to notify them of the company’s decision to make their position redundant. Offering career outplacement as part of the redundancy package helps employees to know their value to your organisation because you have taken an additional step to assist them with gaining new employment quickly. Career outsourcing is paid in full by your business, and it is a great way to show your support to an employee that you otherwise would have loved to continue working with if circumstances had been different.
Employees can tap into multiple re-employment resources
Our experienced career coaches have come from Human Resources backgrounds, so they are well versed on all matters of employment, particularly job application and interview processes, reference checking and psychometric testing. They are a wealth of knowledge for those in transition between employment and their next role, and they are there to support your outgoing employees with the job-seeking process.
Follow up feedback and open line of communication
Once the career outsourcing program has been completed for your exiting employee, we can supply feedback on the procedures and processes and how they were received with your staff. This can assist you with future support for other employees that you may want to refer to our program. Whilst we must be careful with privacy legislation – we are often able to provide you with updates on how previous employees have progressed, and ensure that you are receiving value for your investment in our services.