Layoffs have unfortunately become the norm since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while thousands of companies across the country are fighting to stay afloat in the pandemic’s aftermath, more American workers will continue to be laid off.
If you have been laid off recently, Carter Recruiting and Associates wants you to know that there are solutions out there for you to get back on your feet. One of the most popular ways to find work again is through outplacement services.
In this blog, our recruiting agency will tell you everything you need to know about what outplacement is, how it can benefit employees AND employers, and how you can get the ball rolling on taking advantage of these services.
What is outplacement?
Outplacement services provide assistance to laid-off workers who are looking for a new job. Services can include resume reviews, job search tips, 1-on-1 interview preparation, personalized coaching, career assessments and more. Recruiting agencies such as ourselves offer this to not only assist former employees who are in need of our help, but also to help save the brand and reputation of the employer.
Outplacement costs and who pays for it
Most employment agencies have a fixed price per employee of the company, and the company pays for the services. The employee does not pay for this.
what are the benefits of outplacement for the employee?
Outplacement services provide a solid point of focus for employees who are stunned by the fact that they have just been laid off. Oftentimes we see employees who are blindsided by the news and are immediately overwhelmed with the sudden turn of events. Having a recruiting agency on their side guiding them through the transition is not only comforting, but it’s also incredibly effective in helping workers find out what their next move should be.
Having an experienced coach in your ear at all times throughout the employment search is an invaluable tool that’ll not only help you emotionally handle the transition, but also bolster your professional skills when it comes to finding a new job. There are so many things to learn about how to conduct yourself in an interview, what attire to wear, how to network, how to create the perfect resume, and much more. All of these things can certainly feel overwhelming if you’re going in alone.