You’ve hired and supported the growth of your team, how are you planning to support your people if they're facing redundancy?
For both businesses and employees, redundancy brings stress and uncertainty. Give A Grad A Go are here to help by offering outplacement services to your individuals who are affected.
It is an extremely challenging time for everyone concerned and there is very little guidance on what best practice looks like. With redundancies inevitably on the rise, it's more important than ever to provide a smooth de-transition for your employees.
Since Lockdown started, Give A Grad A Go has been working behind the scenes with Outplacement Consultant, Nigel Cork, in order to ensure that we are prepared to support both businesses and employees with the increase in redundancies.
We are now able to provide industry-standard outplacement services in Melbourne, Sydney and across Australia, to all of our clients and their employees. Here is our low-down on our employee outplacement programmes and how they can benefit your business and your employees:
Outplacement services definition: A positive action that employers can make to help those being made redundant, ensuring that former employees have the best chance of securing a new role elsewhere.
Not only is it a much needed support service to offer to the employees who you are letting go, or perhaps have already let go, but it also sends a positive message to your existing employees and the wider market that you are a caring, responsible employer who is willing to go the extra mile to protect its employees.
Moving forward, it will not only help to protect your Employee Value Proposition (EVP), but also enhance it. It is a great way of highlighting to future employees how well you look after your people, even during the most challenging times. So, when the hiring starts again, you have a positive story to tell from the downturn.
Give A Grad A Go’s approach is to provide employees with independent and practical advice to give them the confidence boost and guidance they need to navigate an increasingly difficult job market, ensuring they have the best chance possible to get their career back on track.
The service focuses on 1-1 mentoring and interactive sessions covering 4 key areas including:
Redundancies inevitably take up a lot of time, energy and resources for internal teams. For Senior Stakeholders, it is valuable time taken away from focusing on moving the business forward. Talent teams will be stretched looking after the people who are staying in the business, or perhaps your Talent or HR teams may even be reducing as part of the redundancy cycle
Not only will redundancies impact the employees you are letting go, but they will also impact the employees who are staying. Using an outplacement process that provides support and guidance to those being let go, shows your people and the wider market that you care and want to ensure they get the best chance of landing a new career quickly. If managed in the wrong way, the negative impact could damage your reputation and could effect your future hiring.
Outplacement services can allow employees to freely share their thoughts and feedback on your company and their role, to someone other than their manager. It is often more effective to have an impartial person conducting these, as the feedback can be more open and honest. We will conduct exit interviews to gather insights about your company which you can use to improve corporate culture, employee retention, and overall performance. This will be hugely valuable data for the business moving forward.
Give A Grad A Go’s outplacement process has been designed by Nigel Cork, who has over 30 years of industry experience.
We will work with your employees to ensure that they receive practical, tailored and independent advice to give them the confidence and motivation to tackle the job market. This will include the following:
Initial call to understand their current situation and the types of opportunities they are looking for.
Our outplacement services costs are dependent on the number of people that require the service. Please get in touch today for a detailed quote.
Whether you have made redundancies already or if you are expecting to make further redundancies in the future, Give A Grad A Go can help by providing Australia outplacement services to those individuals affected. Find out more about this service by entering your details below and a member of the team will get in touch:
Let us know your requirements and we'll build a plan tailored to your needs.