Outplacement Services for Agile Business Leaders
I don’t know if I have ever met anyone who says, “ I can’t wait to fire people… layoff people… let go of people.” Most managers, business owners and business leaders accept that these are part of being a responsible business owner. Some businesses aren’t aware that you can make the process easier for both you and the person being terminated by picking the right outplacement service provider. These types of services can benefit agile business leaders who are planning ahead to better care for their people and their business as business and the economy change.
What is an outplacement service?
Outplacement service is the process, communication and tools to offer people who will lose their job a service to find them a new job.
What do outplacement services typically cost employers?
That depends on what kind of services you are offering and who you partner with. The most common form of outplacement services can range from $10-$20/person to hundreds of dollars. The choice to invest in a service like this is based on whether or not you want boomerang hires, good referrals, good will or just to let people go.
How do you pick the right outplacement service company?
- Find out if they are a staffing agency, a recruitment process outsourcing company or a talent marketplace.
- Understand your free resources through state unemployment.
- Have a clear compliant methodology for how you decided who will be terminated.
What is the difference between outplacement services and career service outsourcing?
Some outsourcing services providers only focus on businesses when they need to let go of employees and only provide services for experienced working professionals. Companies, like pepelwerk, are experts in career services and outplacement because we focus on the entire workforce building needs of business, and we make sure that a wide range of people can get matched to work based on skills, abilities, attributes and attitudes to accomplish their work-life goals. The right decision between a legacy outsourcing service provider and a modern offering really depends on how many people you need to lay off and the career stage of those people.
Leverage outplacement services that focus on the employees transition.
It’s important to remember that no matter what method you choose, how you end a relationship with an employee is just as important as how you started it. It’s also important to remember that losing your job is intense for anyone and that offering the right support services can mean all the difference in the world to your employee.
If you want to learn more about pepelwerk outplacement services for employers, schedule time to meet with a solution specialist.