What Outplacement Services Can Offer You as an Individual
Redundancy is a tough thing to face or action. Outplacement services offer the individual and company many benefits. If you are the employee facing redundancy, you need support to secure a new job quickly and if you are the company making workers redundant, you looking for an outplacement provider to best fulfil the needs of your departing staff. The perspective on both sides may be different but the result is the same: happier workers who are hopeful and properly prepared for the next stage of their career.
It is important to look at the benefits from each perspective so you can see how both workers and companies gain from an effective outplacement service.
Let’s start with the individual´s perspective. Perhaps you´re wondering about a potential redundancy forcing you to look for a new position or have been advised of your job loss:
Are you facing redundancy?
It’s not an easy situation if you suspect you’re about to be made redundant, or if you already have been, and so ‘now what?’ is the foremost thought running through your mind.
The stress comes from the uncertainty about your future, of course. Change is coming, and transitions aren’t easy or straightforward.
The culprit is always insufficient planning to prepare you both mentally and tactically with the right blend of skills and knowledge.
That’s why outplacement services are all about creating a real, actionable plan for you as a redundant worker. A good outplacement plan not only helps you cope psychologically, but also ensures you’re looking for your next job with the right mindset, strategy, and skills.
This maximizes your chances of quick success. After all, most workers aren’t experts at finding new jobs. An outplacement service corrects that issue by training you how to think and what to do when it comes to creating your ‘most wanted outcome’ for the next stage of your career.
The Benefits of an Outplacement Service for Companies & Individuals
Redundancy is expensive, time-consuming and potentially damaging for a business, not just an individual employee.
Above the issues around how an employee can harmed by redundancy were addressed, but how is a business harmed?
If the process isn’t handled well, your remaining employees will feel anxious, fearful or resentful. This affects their productivity, conflicts could erupt, and you could end up losing valuable employees who leave of their own accord to work with your competitors.
Outplacement can avoid this situation, making for happier employees and management too. This transforms redundancy from an expense into an investment that delivers results now and well into the future.
Outplacement services help reassure remaining staff by ensuring they know they’ll be cared for if they too are let go in the future. It shows the company cares and reduces the stress caused by uncertainty.
All this comes from expert career guidance and support that enables departing staff to make the most of their situation with confidence rather than fear.
So exactly how does an outplacement service deliver quick and positive results?
What a Good Outplacement Service Should Provide
Any employee being helped by an outplacement service must feel that a formerly unwelcome situation can benefit them.
What if the worst thing that happened to them is instead the best thing that happened to them? This shift in mindset can only happen if the service is as personalised and available as possible.
If you’re being made redundant, your outplacement service should always be online to help you revise and review general ideas and strategies, provide up-to-date job hunting techniques that work, and show you how to get your CV and LinkedIn profile to rank for keywords so you rank in as many appropriate online searches.
Whatever the issue at hand, you want advice on taking your career to the next level so you can do something you’ve always wanted to do. It may seem strange, but many people need help to find their thing in life, follow their purpose and find job and career fulfilment rather than doing what they feel they should do.
Ultimately, you want to use your redundancy as a springboard to bigger and greater things because you now have the courage, know-how and strategies to take consistent action that delivers the types of results you want.
If you’re a manager, isn’t this how you would want to feel if you were made redundant?
Why our Outplacement Service Might be the Right Fit for You
Many of the big names in outplacement used to offer face-to-face packages. An expensive address, big office and in-house computers justified the high prices attached to such services.
However, this type of offering has been on the decline due to price competitiveness.
Instead, the recent trend has been to cut costs by systemising outplacement packages. And many of the big names have bought a backend system which they brand as their own. This results in them offering the same generic package of videos, podcasts, articles, and CV builders. The only thing human and personalised is the coaching.
Whether you’re a redundant employee or a manager looking to manage the outplacement process, we totally understand how tricky and bewildering being made redundant can be.
So one of our key features is offering employee help via online exercises which reveal each person’s inner career purpose.
This is what helps you find your real passion in life. It adds a very genuine human touch.
We don´t leave people to blindly work it out. For example, we don’t write CVs with the help of a system – we work alongside you.
We also provide unique podcasts, articles and consultancy which are most definitely not re-branded ‘me too’ filler. In fact, the human touch weaves its way throughout our outplacement process with personalised exercise feedback, suggestions and career advice. Everything is interactive because we’re always online.
Why be concerned and anxious when you can instead feel your confidence grow with a personal, friendly, and up-to-date job-hunting approach you can relate to?
The real value is how it makes everyone feel valuable, including the company that chooses to offer it.
If you have any questions as an employee or as an employer, please fill out the form on this page. It takes only a minute to find out more about how you can start making the outplacement process as stress-free, satisfying and purposeful as possible.