What to look for in outplacement providers

One of the jobs of an HR manager is to hire and fire people. While no one wishes to do the latter, it is the sad reality that employees of most organizations are faced with. For those of you who have undergone a spell of unemployment will agree that outplacement assistance is of immense help in such times.

What is outplacement?

Outplacement services provide assistance to recently terminated employees to land new jobs. Many companies tend to avail these services to make sure that the future of their redundant employees is somewhat secured after a downsizing.

How does the service work? Well, it aids employees in making sure that their resumes are up to par and that they have active accounts on social media accounts. Not only does outplacement services direct you to the correct path, but they also prepare employees for interviews once they are shortlisted.

How to choose an outplacement provider

Various outplacement assistance services are available. However, not all of them succeed in providing your company and employees with the help that they deserve. Here are few of the things you should look for in an outplacement provider.

Integration with technology

We live in a highly digitalized world. This technological revolution has made the world a global village and hence has led to outsourcing of a lot of jobs. If a given outplacement service is not keeping up with the latest technology and is still using the old ways of connecting employees to employers, the chances are that your employees will be at a loss. Hence, always go for services which are tech savvy and those who keep up with the latest advancements.

High Flexibility

No two people are the same. And managing human capital is something an outplacement provider should be good at. Rather than merely finding a given employee a job, the provider you choose should be willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the work they find is one which a given person desires or is deserving of.


As an organization, you have a responsibility towards your employees, regardless of whether they still work for you or not. Avail the services of an excellent outplacement agency to guarantee that you maintain respect among the community of workers. If you don’t do so, you will create a reputation you don’t want.

-- ZylaCourtney - 07 Sep 2017
Topic revision: r1 - 07 Sep 2017, ZylaCourtney
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