What is outplacement answered by one of the best outplacement companies in the USA!

It may seem immodest to for an outplacement agency to name itself as one of the best outplacement companies in the USA.  It isn’t really because we work really hard to truly help those in career transition.  We actually care about those using our outplacement services and go out of our way to help.  We don’t have “office hours”.  Clients don’t have to make “appointments” with us.  We don’t limit the length of our services (we stay with the person in outplacement until after they’ve found their new job). We are there when there is a need – at 3am if that is when they need to talk.  Helping those using our outplacement services both find a job and find support during the process is our mission and passion.

In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we believe it is important to really understand “What is outplacement?”  Simply put, outplacement is:

  • A sign that a company values the people that work for it; that the company takes the practice of “corporate responsibility” seriously;
  • A way to show clients, remaining employees and others that you are doing your best to help ex-employee with outplacement services; reducing negative employee morale hits and negative customer reaction;
  • A way to show the exiting employee that you want to help; reducing negative feelings toward you, the chance of litigation, poor social media reviews;
  • A way to help those in outplacement find a new position much more quickly than would normally be possible without outplacement assistance;
  • A way to ensure that those utilizing outplacement services are truly being helped;
  • A way to provide needed career assessment, resume writing, job search strategy, interview training and a wide range of other related services.

Outplacement is the tangible way a company proves it cares.  The good news is that outplacement is very inexpensive.  Most people are surprised at how affordable it is.  When you factor in that people in outplacement normally get back to work much faster than those not provided outplacement services, and the money you save on unemployment taxes, lawyer fees, employee turnover, etc., the ROI of outplacement is very positive.

Again, due to Covid-19, we’ve made a commitment to use video conference technology (Skype, Zoom, etc.) to meet with those in our outplacement services.  We still want to connect.  Surprisingly, we’ve found that this is very, very effective (saves the person in outplacement a lot of time) and feels very “real” to all concerned.  We’ve always been a “high touch” company – now we are using Zoom, Skype, etc. to make those touches.  We have decided to continue you this when the Covid-19 pandemic ends.  This is a wonderful way to help people.

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Outplacement services open the door to future career opportunities.

We’d be excited to talk to you about your outplacement needs.  Please do call Rick at 309.310.5982 to find out how we can help.

Outplacement is a new beginning.

Live Corporate Responsibility!

For years, there has been a lot of buzz about “corporate responsibility” in the United States.  You see the term bandied about everywhere today.  Many organizations are now going beyond the merely legal to reach new heights as truly caring employers and members of their community.

Many companies are now offering employees exiting their your organization involuntarily, whether due to corporate downsizing, a business sale or closing, or termination for cause, corporate outplacement assistance.  These companies are NOT required to do this in most cases; they do it because they want help others when it really counts.

Helping people in career transition with outplacement service assistance is a very meaningful, caring act; but it is also a great business move.  Often the reduction in unemployment payments alone more than pays for the full cost of outplacement services provided.  There are, of course, many, many other positive benefits from providing outplacement services to those exiting your organization – better morale for those remaining with your organization, less potential disturbance to customer relationships, reduced legal exposure, fewer distractions and the full knowledge that you’ve just done something to tangibly help another human being.

Whether you have a need for outplacement services for one executive, an hourly administrative person or your whole business, you have an opportunity to truly help others and demonstrate real corporate responsibility by offering outplacement servicea to your employees.

Outplacement Company Net operates all across the United States.  We invite you to call us or email us today to see how we can help and how truly affordable our services are for your organization.

Dallas 972.391.7220

Chicago 312.880.7741

Central Illinois 309.664.7741

Contactus@outplacementcompany.net

Outplacement services as part of the organizational design process.

Employee Retention is Better than Recruiting 2019

Employee retention is THE key to organizational success today. While a solid overall talent management strategy will include improved recruiting processes, employee recognition, employee training, supervisory training, outplacement services and many other activities, real talent growth starts when a company implements effective employee retention processes.

Many people stress over the tight labor market … and it IS tight.

If you spend a bit more time focusing on how to make the work experience in your organization so welcoming and fulfilling that folks won’t consider leaving you, you will get several big benefits – employee retention and improved production, quality, attendance, creativity, etc.

There are lots of ways to improve your employee retention. It’s time to really to Walk A Mile In Your Employee’s Shoes. A good retention plan starts with a good design – everything from how you recruit, onboarding, train, supervise to how you provide outplacement services for those no longer needed.

Start today … better employee retention is less expensive and stressful than the alternative … you won’t regret it!!!!

PS Employee retention really is neither difficult, nor expensive. To improve your employee retention results all you need is focus and commitment. Once you understand that employee retention has as much value as shipping and receiving, for example, and act accordingly on a daily basis, you will be surprised at how quickly things can turn around. Having said that, there are no “quick fixes” in employee retention – while you will see fast improvements initially in your efforts, unless you truly commit to doing those things that help your employees know that you think THEY are important, you’ll find your long-term employee retention results disappointing.

I recommend that you start your employee retention improvement efforts by doing a “reward audit”. You need to ask your employees how they feel recognized and rewarded for doing their jobs. Most companies are shocked by the paucity of answers they get back. This is where to start … good luck!

Rick Galbreath

309.664.7741

www.outplacementcompany.net

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