There will come a time in a CEO’s career where certain employees are not performing to expectations, there are budget cuts to make, and they have to make the difficult decision of letting some people go. It’s a decision that never comes easy, because the laid-off workers and managers are inevitably going to experience emotional distress, and there are times when layoffs can get ugly.

But there is a service out there that makes the layoff process so much simpler.

Our employment agency suggest outplacement services for companies who are looking to make a layoff transition as smooth and effective as possible. These are services that are given to laid-off employees in an effort to make their transition into the job market more successful. The recruiting agency works with the employee on finding a new job, preparing cover letters and resumes, providing interview coaching and much more.

Why do companies seek outplacement services?

Your company may need outplacement during the following situations:

  • Downsizing

  • Reconstruction

  • Poor business performance

  • Poor individual performance

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Uncertainty of economic climate

  • Changing direction strategically

What value will outplacement services bring to my brand?

We wholeheartedly believe that outplacement will not only make the layoff process easier, but will keep the company running as efficiently as possible. Here are 5 reasons why you need to invest in this service:

  1. Improves employee retention and productivity. It’s critical that you keep the office productive and high in spirits during this transition. No employee wants to feel unsafe, and if a company handles it poorly, a layoff period can do just that. Outplacement services help the staff feel more secure.

  2. You’ll protect your brand’s reputation. People want to work for a company that cares about their employees even after they’re gone. Outplacement shows that you’re a safe and trustworthy company to work for.

  3. Liability protection. Successfully moving on from an employee will help your brand avoid any type of frustration or legal action for compensation. If you’re able to get your workers focused on their career and moving forward with their future, the less legal headaches you’ll have in the long run.

  4. Speeds up the process. If you’re able to provide your laid-off employees with as much support and information as possible, the employees are 50% more likely to find a new job and move on faster. This means the transition moves quicker and you can get back to business much more efficiently without any issues.

  5. Emotional support. Outplacement services show that you are compassionate and care about the people who have worked under your roof. Being laid off is one of the most stressful things a person can go through, so having this kind of security helps those who are on the way out, and helps the rest of the staff feel more at ease.

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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.