How Outplacement Services Benefit Employees?

Interview CoachingWith today’s economy, not all employees in large companies can feel secure about their jobs. Even establishments that have experienced success in the past can experience problems that may eventually lead to downsizing in the company. When this happens, redundant employees may suffer from a variety of hardships. To make parting with employees easier, companies can offer outplacement services to support these employees.

Outplacement can help an employee who has just lost their job is by offering psychological support and counselling to help ease negative emotions. It’s quite common among people who have lost their jobs to feel depressed or angry; the former may spring from the anguish of losing their income and worry about the future, while the latter happens when employees feel they have been treated unfairly. Providing an outlet for these emotions not only helps the employee find hope and gain motivation to look for a new job, it also helps maintain good relations between companies and their personnel. Having a good relationship with employees can be of benefit in the future, particularly when companies can once again expand their group and re-hire old employees.

Outplacement helps employees formulate a plan for their future career; allows them to evaluate their past career, as well as determining their fields of interests, enlightens them with regards to their strengths and weaknesses and general helps employees decide on their next career goals and moves. Sometimes these evaluations open up new career ventures that the employees have never considered before.

Outplacement not only helps employees find a new career goal, it also gives them the necessary tools to achieve it. A new marketing portfolio and a winning resume to ensure interviews are gained. Interview coaching is also a major part of an outplacement program and other services tailored to each individual.

All these services ensures that the unemployment period for employees is substantially shortened and that the road to re-employment much smoother.


kylie hammond

About Kylie Hammond
Executive Search Consultant, Head-Hunter, HR Consultant, Executive Career Coach, Expert Resume Writer & Executive Talent Agent.

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