Deciding to offer outplacement services to your employees is only the first step to a successful change in your workforce. You must decide what services and provider is the best fit for you, your organization, and your employees. With years of experience providing outplacement services to a variety of organizations, including oil and gas companies, banks, and advertising firms, I have developed a guide to help my clients establish the right outplacement program to meet their needs.
Certainly, outplacement services can be a smart PR move for your organization during layoffs and redundancies. However, this is only the case if your services are a good fit for your employees and support their needs. Therefore, you should first evaluate your workforce. This will allow you to identify their individual needs in relation to an outplacement service provider. I recommend finding a service who works with all levels of employees, ranging from executives to entrance level. In addition, your outplacement service provider should be well versed in transitions to assist clients who are looking to make a career change.
Furthermore, the most important factor in finding an outplacement service provider is to find someone who is focused on the individual success of every employee in your organization. Providers are most effective and employees most satisfied when individual relationships are built and nurtured throughout this difficult process.
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