Top 5 Outplacement Service Benefits
We are helping a lot of businesses lately with how to manage redundancies effectively. This is a difficult situation for everyone however, we believe in helping businesses do the right thing. It’s important as an employer that you look after your employees even after they have been made redundant. One way to achieve this is by engaging in an outplacement service.
What is outplacement services?
Outplacement is a service offered to staff at risk of redundancy. This type of specialist coaching improves skills and resources to help employees stand out in the current competitive job market and give them the best chance in finding their next job.
More specifically, a good outplacement programme will offer CV support, ways to improve LinkedIn profiles, job searching techniques, interview tips, and more. It should also offer support to employers and staff who have remained in the business.
Maintaining Good Morale Internally
When employees have been made redundant, this can negatively impact morale of staff who have remained in the business. They have likely built relationships with the staff who have left the business and will feel a sense of loyalty towards them. They may also feel unsure about the safety of their own job role in the future. Some may even feel guilty.
Engaging in an Outplacement service that supports the wellbeing of staff leaving the business and helps them to find a new job will go a long way to boost morale. This not only shows you care, but also turns a negative in to a positive. Remaining staff will see their old colleagues move to the next stage of their career rather than unemployment.
Redundancies is a stressful process for everyone involved. Many employers only mention the option of an outplacement programme after the consultation process has commenced. By making it clear to at risk employees that you will support them before, during, and after will go a long way to reduce anxiety.
There’s always a risk of your employer reputation being damaged if you haven’t managed redundancy correctly. With online platforms such as Glassdoor and social media, it’s never been easier for unhappy employees and ex-employees to share their experiences with the world.
It takes a long time to build your reputation and it just takes one bad experience to ruin that. Values and ethics are one of the most important things that people look for in a business. In addition, it’s important to live up to your values and manage redundancy and outplacement correctly.
It can be helpful to engage with employment law and HR experts to make sure you don’t put a foot wrong. Our team are more than happy to help you with this.
Advice in line with employment law
Engaging with an outsourced HR expert to drive this type of programme forward will ensure that it is managed correctly and in line with current legislation. This will also allow you to focus on managing your current team and help them to transition in to this new phase of your business.
Career Management Outplacement Services
The HR Booth offer Career Management Outplacement Services that provides individuals with improved CV writing skills, interview techniques, tips for assessment centres, networking tips, and how to get the most out of social media. We also offer job search tips that gives good advice on some of the job boards to help find that next role. The HR team are always working with job boards as part of our recruitment service so our team have all the great tips.
We also offer career development sessions to help staff at risk of redundancy with future career planning. This will make the transition as successful and stress free as possible.
It’s not just employees that our programme helps. It can also provides support to employers. We can provide you with management training on dealing with change in the workplace and managing redundancies correctly. We also host ‘survivor’ workshops for staff remaining in the organisation after the redundancy process.
Overall, outplacement services can go a long way to maintaining morale, productivity, and employee reputation. With this in mind, it’s important you get every step right. If you would like our help to introduce this type of programme, you can contact our HR experts now.