FAQ

Q1 – What makes PGPi’s approach to outplacement service and career transition special?

Personalized, Customized Support
The big “outplacement service shops” run people through cookie cutter career transition programs and often charge up to 15 percent of the person’s total annual compensation. PGPI’s approach is customized to the particular outplacement service needs of each client and represents a significant cost savings over the programs provided by other outplacement providers.

Staff Experienced In Real World Problem Resolution
Most outplacement service companies are staffed by career consultants with little or no real world experience. On average, PGPi staff has over 20 years of practical, on-the-job human resources experience with which to guide those using our outplacement services. PGPI understands the personal and professional needs of those in career transition.

Assurance Of Client Comfort
Many outplacement programs require the client to leave the comfort of home to receive the career coaching, training and other career transition support needed. PGPi provides the support needed by our outplacement service clients in a manner that allows them to pursue their next career opportunity anytime and anywhere it is most convenient to them. People using outplacement services need support, not inconvenience.

PGPI Really Cares About Its Clients
In most outplacement service programs, the person in career transition is just a number. When the money runs out, so does the outplacement service firm’s concern. At PGPi, our commitment continues until—and after—the client has located his next opportunity. Our outplacement service clients know that PGPi staff actually cares about their well-being.

No Time Limit
Unlike many large, impersonal outplacement firms, we do not time-limit our outplacement services. We stay with our outplacement service clients until they have made a successful transition to their next career opportunity.

Excellent Outplacement Manual
We’ve put together an outplacement manual to help our outplacement service clients get “the” job they want. The manual helps our outplacement service clients understand their skills, wants and benefits to a potential employer. The goal of the manual is to help ensure that our clients do the best job search possible and get the best job and offer possible.

Q2 – How do outplacement services assist my company?

PGPI’s program assists both the person using our outplacement services and your organization.

Public Relations
Provision of quality outplacement services helps your organization be viewed more favorably by the departing employee, co-workers who remain with the company, customers and members of the public.

Reduction Of Legal Costs
Employees who have access to outplacement services are much less likely to sue their former employer. Outplacement services are a much better investment than legal defense expenditures.

Reduction In Unemployment and Related Costs
Employees who have access to outplacement services find their next opportunities faster. As a result, you pay less unemployment and other costs.

It’s The Right Thing To Do
Taking care of those who have taken care of you is the right thing to do. By taking this step, you prove that you are a good corporate citizen and that you have the style, substance, and grace required to move to the next level of corporate development. Providing outplacement services to those in career transition is one of the most tangible forms of true corporate responsibility.

Q3 – Where do we work?

We can and routinely do support separated employees throughout the United States.

Our headquarters is in Bloomington, Illinois and we can easily reach any city in Illinois. We work in Peoria, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois, Decatur, Illinois, Danville, Illinois and many other central Illinois locations. We also work in Mattoon, Illinois, Effingham, Illinois and numerous other southern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri area communities. We work extensively in the Chicago metro area, including the suburbs and Joliet, Illinois, Elgin, Illinois, Aurora, Illinois, Bartlett, Illinois, Naperville, Illinois, Westmont, Illinois and many more nearby cities.

We also provide services to those in Indianapolis, Indiana, Carmel, Indiana, Noblesville, Indiana, Columbus, Indiana and the surrounding suburban area including, Fishers, Greenwood, Brownsburg and more. We practice in southern Indiana as well (Evansville, Indiana, Booneville, Indiana and surrounding communities).

Our newest location is in the Dallas, Texas metro area, serving northeast Texas cities outside Dallas including Plano, Texas, Richardson, Texas, Frisco, Texas, Garland, Texas, Carrolton, Texas, Denton, Texas, McKinney, Texas and many other Texas communities (Waco, Texas, Austin, Texas, etc.).

We provide services nationwide from California to New York, and everywhere in between.

Our goal is to support those who need career transition services wherever they are.