The provision of effective outplacement services is an essential part of any responsible organisations people strategy. Not only does it help individuals leaving a business transition to new jobs and re-orientate themselves in the job market, but it also adds value to a business in terms of their employer brand and Corporate Social Responsibility agendas.
Solutions Recruitment Talent Consultancy offers a comprehensive outplacement service that is designed to meet the specific needs of a business and its people. Our Consultants provide advice to individuals leaving a business on a wide range of subjects from securing another full-time permanent role, carrying out interim work or even starting a business.
Our programs range from one on one sessions to group based workshops and are designed with the audience in mind, from C-level executives to entry level employees. Sessions can be held at our offices around the UK, neutral venues or on client sites depending on the nature of the outplacement requirement. The format and how long outplacement programs last is entirely at the discretion of the client and are structured to best meet those needs.
Outplacement programs are designed to provide practical advice and support to those people leaving a business, giving delegates valuable information to take away and apply to support their future employment prospects. These services include, but are not limited to:
Employment market orientation
We produce an accurate reflection of the employment market, with a view to informing and guiding individuals entering the market. This aspect of our offering provides an essential induction and manages individual’s expectations from the outset with regards to what to expect.
CV and Application workshops
An individual’s CV is personal to them, but in the same breadth has to be attractive to the reader. With that in mind, this aspect of our outplacement offering provides practical advice on how to structure a CV, preferred formats and how to get the content across to the reader effectively. This module also includes how to write effective covering letters and tips on how to complete application forms.
Job search clinics
Our job search support modules walk individuals through the various routes available to them when searching for a new role. From websites and social media to recruitment consultancies, our advice gives job seekers an objective perspective on the support available to candidates and how best to use such resources.
Employers adopt a wide range of interview and assessment techniques as part of their recruitment strategies. We provide an introduction to interview techniques such as CBI, STAR and SOARA as well as providing an insight into aptitude testing and psychometric profiling. We also spend time providing practical advice on interview etiquette and expectations.
There are different levels of networking that individuals can undertake in support of their job search. We work with delegates to identify advisory bodies, professional forums and institutions, develop networking plans and facilitate introductions in order for them to optimise the time they spend networking.
Our Consultants take the time to understand how delegates careers have developed to date, discuss their aspirations moving forward and work with them to set achievable career goals. In turn we work to identify what steps they need to follow to help achieve those career goals and how that might influence any decision about their next role. Delegates receive a summary career plan with key milestones to work towards and track their progress.
With more than 30 years in human resources and talent consultancy, the Solutions team are ideally placed to provide high quality advice to businesses and their people. Our Consultants operate with a high degree of integrity, during what is often an incredibly delicate period for all those involved.
For more information about outplacement services or our wider talent consultancy offering please contact the following:
Andrew Mears – Director
+44 (0) 191 221 0402
+44 (0) 7801 214 875