Why Use Outplacement Services?
Outplacement services provide guidance to help former employees transition out of the organization and be prepared to re-enter the job market. Outplacement training typically includes topics such as career coaching, personal branding, resume development, interview preparation, building strong networks, and job search resources.
Organizations have increasingly found a need for assistance in reducing the trauma of layoffs for both departing employees and those who remain at the company. Research shows that losing one’s job is one of the most stressful experiences a person can face other than death or divorce. By using Outplacement services organizations provide former employees with the skills they need to transition smoothly into the next phase of their careers. The fact that an organization is willing to invest in its former employees improves the morale of both remaining and outgoing employees. It also helps to preserve the positive image of the business in the aftermath of a downsizing and positions the business as an employer of choice.
The best Outplacement programs provide the opportunity for ongoing coaching support and skill development so that individuals who want to transition into new careers have the necessary resources available to them. When selecting the best Outplacement services, organizations should look for a customizable approach, experience, reasonable cost, skill development options, and the opportunity for ongoing career coaching support.