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How Outplacement Services can save you.

There is no question that businesses have been disrupted over the past eighteen months; many companies, even at a corporate level, are in flux, having to reconsider strategies and operational processes anew. Tumultuous times like these sadly mean company restructures and redundancies, and that is what we’d like to chat about today.

Terminating contracts and full-time employment alike, particularly when implementing this en masse, can be an exceptionally straining time for an organisation and often a heavy burden to carry and work through for a human resources department. 

Additional support, impartial advice, and specialised help can see a company through this period swiftly and empathically, a third party that assists both the organisation and the displaced employees.

This service is typically called Outplacement Services, external support that helps a personnel division with what is usually a highly emotive time in a business, assistance with the utmost professionalism. Such a service helps HR, managers, and employees, whether staying or going, to find breathing space to do the necessary, steadily and calmly.

Employers are offered support around strategy, legalities, and processes, whereas departing employees are given the opportunity for coaching that will include assistance with perusing the jobs market, help with a refreshed elevator pitch, CV updates, interview tips, and practice, realigning values with job and career goals and general support in building and retaining resilience, proactivity, and positivity.

The redundancy process tells as much a story as the employment process, and a reputable and ethical Outplacement Service will help a company lay off staff reasonably, responsibly, and legally. Not only does this help a business to go through a complex process, but a company’s reputation also hinges on how it lets staff go. This reputation impacts the views of an external audience, but importantly, internal company morale and culture.

Redundancy, the reason often to save the company costs, is an expensive endeavour in itself, and expecting an HR department to take on the mammoth task of going through the outplacement process without specialised help can lead to a lengthy and costly exercise. So even though at a cost, an Outplacement Service can reduce the overall costs of the redundancy process significantly, this sort of service understands that a swift, smooth, and efficient operation is required to see the process through. 

To find out how Executive Connexions can help you as a company or individual facing redundancy, be in contact here for a complimentary chat.

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