In a challenging economy firms sometimes need to conduct
downsizing, restructuring or layoffs which require a lot of
Interior Talent’s outplacement group can help with this difficult
and unpleasant task. We are an industry specific outplacement firm;
therefore we understand how to help your employees reposition
themselves for new opportunities. Our team will work with you to
develop the most appropriate program to ensure that this transition
is performed accurately and delicately.
Some of our services include:
- Group workshops
- Resume and cover letter
- Portfolio review (if
- One-on-one consultations with an
- Transition Management
- Career Coaching
- Full service recruitment
- Career | Redirection
Benefits of Outplacement Services
Outplacement is a benefit that serves. It is a benefit that
companies offer their displaced workers, as a stand-alone benefit
or part of a separation package that includes severance pay,
vacation pay, health insurance coverage and other benefits.
Outplacement essentially means, “placed out of the organization."
Companies hire an outside firm like Interior Talent to work with
the displaced employees to help them become employed again quickly.
Outplacement specialists are an external neutral force during an
emotional time, when the displaced employee may feel anger and
resentment toward their former employer. The outplacement
professional's neutrality, compassion and expertise assist the
employee in shifting their focus forward.
The value of providing an outplacement benefit can be directly
measured. It can impact the following areas:
The Bottom Line
Budgeting for outplacement as part of the separation package makes
good business sense. It is as essential as offering some form of
severance, and can directly impact the bottom line. It decreases
the amount of time workers obtain unemployment pay, and reduces the
potential for lawsuits.
Reputation and Public
Outplacement helps promote the company’s image as a good corporate
citizen, and decreases the cost of turnover among remaining
employees. Providing outplacement demonstrates to the community
that the company values its human capital.
Decrease the Potential for
Angry employees sue. Offering outplacement can diminish the
resentment, hurt and anger many laid off workers feel. By offering
a structure that is focused on moving forward, workers have less
time to fret and vent about the company and its perceived treatment
Preserve Morale and Productivity
of the Remaining Workers
"It could have been me." Most employees who remain after downsizing
have this thought. Once the loyalty contract is broken between
employers and employees, the remaining employees look to their
displaced co-workers to see how they are being treated. Downsizing
creates a disruption in business, as workers gossip, theorize and
worry about the impact on their own lives. Providing a solid
outplacement plan can squelch this negative energy and provide
reassurance to the remaining staff.
Preserve the Dignity of the
Knowing that the company has provided a free and valuable service
to assist the displaced employee become reemployed quickly can help
preserve their self-esteem. Armed with the tools, displaced
employees become motivated to enter a job search campaign with
Enhance the Ability of the
Displaced Workers to Become
Studies have shown that outpaced employees find work quicker (as
much as 50%) and often at a higher salary when they have the
benefit of career transition services. This is because most
displaced workers are critically weak in the skills needed to
aggressively look for work.
The cost of not offering an outplacement program can be in the
thousands of dollar per displaced employee.
Some of the costs overlooked
- Unemployment benefits (most states
give 26 weeks of unemployment benefits)
- Reduced productivity by remaining
employees due to the fear factor
- The cost of recovering from bad
public relations due to slandering by ex-employees
You can choose from our existing programs or ask us to customize
our services according to your requirements. Interior Talent will
develop a stream lined; customized outplacement program to address
these concerns and to ensure company morale remains high in this