If you are considering making staff redundant and would like to provide them with personal and professional support, we may be able to help.
Outplacement is a consideration when termination of employment occurs – maybe because of a redundancy – and you wish to do your best, assisting departing employees with their career change. It is also a way to thank them for their loyal service.
Our experience in recruitment means we know the ins and outs of the job market, and can provide candidates with solid career advice. We also have experience working across a wide variety of industries and organisational levels, from entry-level staff to senior executives.
Every redundancy is unique, so we tailor our outplacement solutions accordingly. Hence, with our online services, we can promptly assist anyone “anywhere, on any device” through screen share and online meetings.
If you're looking for outplacement services, we would be delighted to tell you about what we can offer so you can establish if we are the right fit for you.
"I am truly impressed with the Outplacement Service provided by Christian Madsen and 11 Recruitment.
The service was professional, and we created a great looking CV, sharp cover letter and optimised my LinkedIn profile for job hunting.
Based on Christian’s recommendations I also made 3 LinkedIn posts which we used in my job applications and follow up correspondence. It worked brilliantly. I managed to get several interviews and landed a great job within a short period of time.
The benefits of outplacement
The shock of losing a job and income can be traumatic, and getting back into the job market is not always straightforward.
While it may be easy to simply find and apply for a job on SEEK, making it through the process to receive an offer of employment is much harder.
It is not unusual for employers to receive 200 to 400 applications for just one job posting. However, only one person is going to get the job, so competition can be fierce.
Outplacement simplifies the process of re-entering the job market. Candidates are provided with support and guidance to improve the quality of their applications, enhance their interview and test performance, and prepare them for the commencement of their new role.
While outplacement is primarily offered to assist departing employees, it can also be beneficial to the employer.
Providing an outplacement program sends a message to your remaining staff that they are valued and will be cared for by the organisation, should they be let go in the future. This can improve staff morale and their confidence in management.
Knowing the right strategies
The job market has changed significantly in the past 10 years, and so too has our approach to job hunting.
For example, it is now common practice for a recruiter to look at an applicant's social media and online presence when deciding who should and should not progress. As such, we've tailored our outplacement program to incorporate online marketing.
Additionally, many recruiters now use sophisticated technologies to accelerate the pace of their screening process. However, most people don't know how to write a cover letter and CV that is easy for this technology to pick out and interpret.
It can be difficult for job seekers to know what strategy they should use in this environment, or what they should and should not do in the job hunting process. That is where we can help.
Outplacement program content
Every redundancy is unique, so we tailor our outplacement solutions accordingly. Each program is developed to suit an individual's skills, experience and personal circumstances.
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We were recently working with a candidate who had applied for over 80 jobs in the past 3 months. Through all of his effort, he only received a few phone calls and no interviews or job offers.
The pressure was on, as financial stress was building. He had a family with a young son to look after as well as mortgage repayments to keep up with.
In order to help this candidate, we wanted to get him through the back door, by directly contacting senior management.
We sent out 1,000 emails to hiring managers - outside of SEEK or any other job board. Out of these emails, 461 were opened, and 11 managers responded within 24 hours to request an interview.
Very few people have had that many opportunities to choose from all at once.
To get this result, we incorporated 6 unique online marketing tools.
These tools are available to anyone who participates in our outplacement program - regardless of their location or seniority. The aim is to help the candidate find a new job as quickly as possible.
Additionally, many of the people we work with are able to use these online marketing tools once they finish our program and secure employment. This benefits both the candidate and their future employer.
This is the kind of result we aim for.
I'd be happy to tell you more about our outplacement and career management program, so you can establish if we are the right fit for you.
How to proceed
If you're interested in our outplacement services, simply decide on program content and your budget, and contact us for your free quote.
We will prepare a letter for your employee(s), which we will then email to you for approval. This letter can be given to the employee(s) at their redundancy meeting.
After the redundancy has been announced, we will contact the employee(s) to introduce ourselves and organise their first session.
After the session has been booked, we will issue you an invoice for the total fee of their outplacement program. The participant(s) will have four months from the date of their redundancy to commence their program.
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