Many workers have already experienced a company restructure, and this will only increase with millions more jobs at risk due to Covid-19. For those who have been through a restructure, we have a strong opinion of how the company supported us through it. These opinions can stay with us for a long time and affect how we talk about that company to others.
Outplacement refers to the process of helping employees navigate through these career transitions. An Outplacement Programme is an organised and multifaceted process that supports employees consistently for the long-term. They typically involve utilising a variety of methods to help manage changing circumstances, including;
- Assistance in putting a CV together and reviewing CVs or applications
- Tailored training on a variety of topics, such as interview training, social media, job board search, and networking
- Personalised career coaching
- Online career support, such as video and phone interview simulators
- Online psychometric and aptitude test practice sessions
- Access to job search portals and facilities to track employers
What makes an Outplacement programme effective?
Some companies see offering employees these services as a box ticked, often with outdated training materials delivered by those not close to the current jobs market. However, it is so much more than this. An effective outplacement programme can make employees feel fully supported and assisted in their career transition and can give them information and tools that they didn’t previously have. This ultimately has a positive effect on your brand and it can also save time and take critical stages of the process away from you, so you can focus on the other parts of company change and restructures.
Having knowledgeable consultants on-hand to guide your business through the transition, coupled with online and in-house training support, can give you the confidence that you have done all you can to look after employees and protect your business through this challenging time.
Omni Outplacement Services offer a tailored, comprehensive programme to support your business through changing times. Please click here for more information or contact Suzanne.Browne@omnirms.com.