Whatever you read in the newspapers, the recession is far from over...
But there is something you CAN do to ease the situation and to help them prepare for their job search in what is currently an extremely difficult job market...
You can provide them with Outplacement Support.
What is Outplacement Support?
More recently, Outplacement Support is being offered to mid-level staff by many of the bigger corporates (who have bigger budgets) to reduce the impact of redundancy and to help outplaced staff prepare for the transition into the job market.
Outplacement Support can be provided in many forms including:
- CV Writing Services or Training
- LinkedIn Profiles and Training
- Interview Skills Training
- Personal Presentation and Personal Branding
- Career Coaching and
- Job Seeking Support
The Problems Facing Outplaced / Redundant Staff
They may feel aggrieved because they perceive the "survivors" as being less experienced or less competent and therefore feel that they have been unfairly singled out for redundancy.
They'll very likely be extremely worried about how they can meet their financial commitments and support their families.
If they've been in work or in the same job for some time, they may be completely out of touch with today's job market and not know how to go about updating their CVs, write cover letters or cope with the online recruitment revolution.
Whilst employees may be highly adept within their existing role, they may have developed skills gaps which will further hinder their progress in the job market.
The last thing you want is for your former employees to feel overwhelmed and worthless which could result in depression and poor health.
How much does Outplacement Support cost? Is it expensive?
Compelling CVs offers a "pick and mix" service so you can provide the level of Outplacement Support that your outgoing staff need and, importantly, you can keep control of the cost.
If you're thinking of making staff redundancies, I urge you to consider providing Outplacement Support. Being made redundant is tough... but employers can ease the pain a little.
In our opinion, Outplacement Support not a luxury - it's a necessity.
Request a Copy of our Outplacement Brochure or email us to arrange a confidential chat.
Professional CV Writer and Career Consultant
Email: mail @ CompellingCVs.co.uk