Providing career transition or outplacement support to employees impacted by redundancy helps to quickly redirect them towards the future. When individuals are treated fairly and feel well supported to manage the transition they move on with dignity. For the organisation the ROI is that;
- it avoids and/or minimises legal risk
- it helps maintain a positive employer brand for the company
- remaining employees get a sense that the employer cares about their colleagues which enhances retention, productivity and morale.
Our approach when supporting people who are impacted by organisational restructuring is to help them make the most of this time to ‘take stock’, re-align, change or transform their careers. Having the theoretical training in motivation psychology and career development helps us to explore what really motivates an individual and to enable that with practical support and tools to help them make a successful work transition.
We like to make a real difference on a personal and career development level. It’s not just about ‘finding a job’ but about getting the ‘right job’. In the process we aim to build individuals confidence and empower them to make good career choices.
Our expertise ensures that the person has both the emotional support and technical expertise to empower them to successfully secure a new ‘best-fit’ job. Individual programmes are flexible to suit the needs of the person or situation. Programmes typically cover psychological impact support, skills and aspirations evaluation and assessments to determine direction and ‘best fit’ options; creation of a competitive job search strategy including developing networking confidence; CV review/writing; interview skills coaching and job offer/negotiation support.
Group Outplacement programmes work well and are cost effective for groups of people of a similar function or level in the business. A mix of group workshops and one on one work give people the best of both worlds; group experience normalises the situation and the additional one on one support ensures that individual needs are met. Workshops cover Career Evaluation and Decision Making, CV Writing, Creating an Effective Job Search, and Interview Skills.
Deciding on whether or not to apply for an internal role or to accept redundancy during the difficult process of restructuring can be daunting and confusing. Our neutral and expert facilitation to explore options is invaluable. Usually one or two sessions are all that is necessary to establish a clear direction and to make a confident decision.