Losing your job is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to find work, especially work that you enjoy doing. So if you’re without it, it can be terrifying.

But there is a solution.

New laws were put into place that require businesses to give its employees advanced notice of layoffs, and they’re also required to have job retraining and support in finding their next job. Any responsible company will look into outplacement.

Outplacement is a service that is provided by companies that are interested in helping employees that are leaving their business — voluntary or involuntary — to help their former workers find a new job or properly re-enter them into the job market.

It’s inevitable that sometimes companies have to make tough decisions, so any assistance that they can provide is greatly appreciated and a way to help someone who’s contributed to the company.

For a long time, severance packages have been the most common in terms of parting with an employee. A severance package is pay and benefits that employees receive when they have been relieved of their position at place of business. This usually includes two weeks or more of pay, along with a continuation of their benefits.

Outplacement is a component of the severance package that’s becoming increasingly popular in today’s world. It’s paid for by the employer, so the employee doesn’t have to pay a dime.

Outplacement services are incredibly beneficial to a company. It’s a great way to protect their reputation and brand, they can avoid continuously paying an employee after they’ve been laid off, and they’re able to avoid any potential lawsuits that may come their way. Most companies hire outplacement firms to work with these employees in getting back on their feet, as it helps them save time.

Carter Recruiting and Associates is contacted by these organizations to help these employees. We can deliver through one-on-one sessions and will discuss things such as:

  • Career guidance

  • Analyzing the job market

  • Writing a clean and professional resume

  • Preparing for a job interview

  • Networking skills

  • Negotiation

  • Providing job leads

  • Follow-up counseling and advice

We are one of the largest recruitment and outplacement agencies in the state of Arkansas, with decades of combined experience, and we’d be more than happy to assist you in your upcoming employment search.

Have you recently been laid off? Are you a company that is in need of outplacement services? Please feel free to get in touch with us.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook page!

Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.

Cherie Richardson

Cherie Richardson

Cherie is the owner and president of Carter Recruiting and Associates. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Mississippi and has over 30 years of experience in the recruitment of executive and manufacturing professionals. Cherie’s work has been instrumental for new plant start-ups, as well as building and maintaining relationships throughout the region and state of Arkansas. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and the National Association of Women Business Owners.