Why Outplacement Services are a Smart Investment
In today's economy, many companies are faced with no other option but to cut employees in order to survive.
Layoffs can be a difficult experience for both companies and affected employees. To help departing employees navigate their career transitions, organizations often leverage the help of outplacement firms.
While outplacement has gained a reputation for being cold and impersonal, quality outplacement companies provide tailored services that equip individuals to find new work faster.
Both companies and departing employees can reap significant benefits from outplacement.
Benefits for Companies
1) Maintain brand reputation
Past and current employees serve as a source of PR - be it good or bad.
By helping terminated employees through outplacement, a company can help ensure positive word of mouth, helping recruitment efforts moving forward.
2) Save costs
An investment in outplacement can pay for itself.
Depending on the structure of a company's severance package, it may be able to save costs when employees find work quicker than anticipated.
3) Reduce risk of lawsuits
Outplacement can also serve as liability protection.
When employees are treated fairly, they are less likely to pursue wrongful termination claims and other legal action.
Benefits for Individuals
1) Positive outlook & boosted morale
When employees get laid off, they often face a paralyzing combination of financial difficulties, anxiety, and lowered self-esteem.
When a company shows that it cares, it will not only improve mental health for affected employees but also boost the morale of those who remain.
2) Practical personal marketing tools
Given today's exceptionally competitive recruitment environment, top-quality application materials are critical.
Outplacement firms prepare professionally written resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles that differentiate exiting employees from other similar applicants, typically resulting in more interviews and faster job placement.
3) Coaching & personal development
Outplacement coaches serve as a source of motivation and encouragement throughout the layoff and job search process.
They can provide one-on-one assistance including hosting mock interviews, developing an application strategy, reviewing applications, or helping to decide on an offer.
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