We Help You Conduct Flawless, Compassionate Layoffs & Minimize Risks to Your Brand
Outplacement is offered to employees affected by involuntary separations. The goal of outplacement is to help employees transition faster and more successfully. As businesses emerge from the pandemic, organizations are struggling to find the right talent. Competition is driving up the cost of human capital. At the same time, some jobs must be eliminated to control cost, or as a result of mergers, restructuring or other changes. As your laid off employees exit, emotions run high. They often feel embittered toward their employer, and share their grievance stories with others in your industry — in person, through email and social media. That’s why layoffs can greatly tarnish an employer brand. And brand erosion has a direct relationship on your hiring efforts.
What’s the Business Rationale for Outplacement?
A positive outplacement experience can transform former employees into brand ambassadors. Your investment in outplacement can reduce unemployment expenses, promote positive morale for the remaining workforce. You’ll also leave the door open for redeployment – rehiring that former employee in the future. Outplacement costs are typically employer-paid, because the employer benefits when the employee “lands” happily and quickly. Most organizations recognize that outplacement isn’t expensive, as the benefits outweigh its modest cost.
The Danger of Low-Quality Outplacement
Conversely, when employees perceive outplacement services as light on value, they may feel even worse about the separation. If you make a poor choice in outplacement, you might hear these complaints: “I got outplacement, but it was nothing more than a website.” Or, “After 10 years, this is how they treated me.” When employees don’t get quality coaching or see results, they are likely to trash — rather than promote — your brand.
Offer the Best: 21st Century Job Search Services & 1:Me™ Experience
IMPACT Group offers a highly evolved outplacement program that gives your employees a wide array of options – that includes traditional “job search services as well as help in obtaining gig work, consulting engagements, entrepreneurship, and active retirement. Our persona-based career transition programs focus on each person’s unique career goal. Your employees receive individualized, 1:Me™ coaching. And, they will access the outplacement industry’s most resource-rich tech platform – myIMPACT. Your employees will view relevant online resources logically presented based on their own career goals and program.
We offer a 1:Me™ (one-to-me), hyper-personalized experience you won’t find elsewhere. It starts with our first HR consultation and continues throughout the employee’s coaching and online experience. As an early adopter of persona-driven personalization, our platform offers the highest level of customization for the user experience.
Our Coaching Talent is the Industry’s Best!
Our coaches embrace our 1:Me™ philosophy. Our global team of expert coaches — more than 200 worldwide — are grounded in the transformative value of coaching. And our coaches love the learning culture at IMPACT Group, where we are constantly sharing learning opportunities and growing through the shared experiences of our coach peers. Our coach selection process is rigorous — only the best, highest credentialed and most experienced coaches are hired by IMPACT Group.
We Deliver Outstanding Outplacement Results
Our proven, 1:Me™ approach works! Job seekers transition 2.5 times faster with IMPACT Group. But it’s not just the exiting employee who gets results. We support the HR team. A high-profile workforce reduction can be exceptionally stressful on HR. Our role is to absorb these stresses. With calm experience, we proactively anticipate your needs.
Outplacement isn’t Just About Resumes, It’s the Entire Brand
While we still help people craft resumes, we do much more. Today’s emphasis is on effectively shaping someone’s personal brand. Job search coaches help people understand their strengths — what makes them a desirable employee — and works that messaging into a highly visible online profile. Our experts help job seekers leverage in-person networking opportunities as well as digital platforms such as LinkedIn. With their coach’s help, our clients get the attention of hiring managers.
Outplacement Services: A Powerful Tool to Build and Protect Employer Brands
As stated above, employers need to protect their employer brand so they can continue to recruit top talent. Outplacement elevates the employer’s standing as an ethical corporate citizen. A smooth transition makes it less likely that the departing employee will post negatively online on sites such as Glassdoor, Comparably and CareerBliss – just to name a few of the powerful platforms that offer employer reviews.
Outplacement: Making the Business Case
HR professionals often serve an essential role in championing the use of outplacement and educating other business stakeholders about how it creates value in minimizing potential legal risks and protecting the employer brand.
From routine separations to large downsizings, IMPACT Group’s programs have you covered. Our virtual delivery model means we can respond quickly to your needs.
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Reduction in Force
How to Plan a Reduction in Force that Benefits Your Company & Exiting Employees
How HR Adds Value During This Time of Disruption
HR leaders leverage outplacement services before, during, and after a reduction in force. We help you protect your company’s brand, address legal concerns and minimize disruption to your business. Our Strategic Planning Checklist covers all aspects of outplacement services:
• Make the Decision
• Plan & Prepare
• Notification Day
• Company Recovery
How Do You Communicate a Reduction in Force to Employees?
It’s vital to prepare managers who will deliver the news
“You want me to do what?” is likely their first thought. Proper training ensures managers can deliver the hard news.
Our Manager Notification Checklist outlines how to:
• Treat exiting employees with dignity and respect
• Reduce the likelihood of litigation
• Minimize trauma for the remaining staff
We'll Provide Support and Advice for Layoff Notification Day
Onsite coaches to provide immediate support
Whether working virtually or onsite, our career transition coaches will make the day easier for everyone. The resources and emotional support we provide will truly make a positive impact as exiting employees process the news and create an action plan. Leverage this layoff advice on 15 best practices for delivering the news.
This video shares how we immediately move your former employee through their career transition after a reduction in force.
Choose the Outplacement Solution for Your Situation
Career Transition Coaching
From creating a résumé or CV that will wow a potential employer to coaching entrepreneurs on starting a new business, we support a variety of career transitions. Our 1:Me™ approach means every employee has the guidance and support they need to transition with confidence. In addition to a personal job coach, employees leaving your organization will have access to our online career center and job search portal.
Executive Transition Coaching
Executives face unique challenges after a layoff. IMPACT Group’s Executive Transition Coaching program is a specialized program that delivers positive results. An executive coach will work with your executive(s) through a personalized and transformational process. They’ll soon be positioned to transition to their next meaningful career.
Avoid potential problems or roadblocks before they start with upfront planning. From the start, we’ll make sure we understand what’s most important to your company. Our strategic and thorough project management provides a seamless process to align with your goals and put your entire team at ease.
Manager Notification Training
The right training and support can reduce the negative effect a layoff has on your culture and productivity. With IMPACT Group’s training, your HR team and managers will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and language they need. We’ll help you deliver a clear, compassionate message to separated employees on notification day.
Restructuring a department doesn’t have to mean losing all of your valuable employees. While certain positions are eliminated, new opportunities abound within different sections of your business. Our Redeployment program effectively prepares employees to identify new positions within your organization so you can retain your talent during times of transition.
Our 1:Me Approach
Your outplacement program is never one-size-fits-all! IMPACT Group delivers quality, consistency, and personalization for each exiting employee with a centralized Service Delivery Model and process. This level of customization is unmatched. It’s more than one-on-one coaching. We call it one-to-me.
This means your company and your people come first and are never given one-size-fits-all services. This includes:
• Personally selected coaches based on needs, location, and job search goals.
• Customized action plan based on established career goals.
• Centralized process that ensures quality and consistency, while giving coaches the freedom to personalize each program.
• Ability to pause and restart programs at any time.
After the Reduction in Force, What Happens Next?
We help you guide the remaining team through the recovery process
Now is not the time to drop the ball. Reductions in force and down-sizings affect everyone in your company – even your remaining staff. Here’s your guide to managing remaining employees. Download our Leading Company Recovery Checklist.
Partner with IMPACT Group to Develop Your Strategic Outplacement Plan
IMPACT Group is your expert partner. Every employer that has involuntary separations can benefit from the use of an outplacement program. IMPACT Group’s Outplacement Programs assist leading companies around the world by coaching employees through every career transition. No matter where your business is located, our global reach enables us to support your need to down size.
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Contact us today to discuss your unique outplacement needs. Whether it’s just one employee or a large layoff, we can tailor our services for your budget and needs. We’ll help your employees transition faster and proudly.