Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Understanding the Need for Outplacement Agencies

By Carolyn Green Subscribe to RSS | March 12th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Layoffs are as stressful to the person, who conveys the message, as they are to the people who are being conveyed the message. While it is important to ensure that the dignity of the employee is maintained, it is also necessary that the message is conveyed in a definite yet detached manner. More often than not, it is the immediate supervisor who conveys this message to the soon to be redundant employee. This supervisor is often overcome with guilt, anger, stress and fear (thinking about his own prospects), and the best of intentions are bungled. Outplacement agencies can help you handle layoffs in the most professional manner. They help the employee deal with the issue positively and also equip him with the necessary skills to find future employment.

Many times the scope of an outplacement agency begins by first analyzing the need for layoffs, helping the company assess the employees on the basis of performance, requirement and other metrics, and even charting the downsizing plan for the company.

Once a decision on the employees to be laid off is reached, the next step is to train senior staff, whom are required to convey the message, equip him with the necessary answers to possible questions, and possible situations. This is very important as an improper handling of this situation can lead to legal issues and also likely to affect the company’s image.

Mishandling of this issue can also lead to frustration among the ‘surviving’ employees. Whenever a company announces layoffs there’s always a panic syndrome that spreads among the employees. Fear about their future, and guilt at being spared from the axe often leads the ‘surviving’ employees to bad mouth the company. This can be damaging to the company’s perceived reputation in the market.

But when the survivors see that their former colleagues are treated with dignity, and are being equipped with the necessary skills to make themselves employable in the market; confidence is instilled among these survivors.

Thanks to the recession, the outplacement industry is worth billions of dollars. Outplacement agencies have now begun to offer standardized services with little value or benefit to the redundant staff. Companies, who are in a hurry to get rid of the redundant staff and move on with regular business, add to this problem. Before you hire an outplacement agency, make sure to inquire about the agencies past performance, its values, culture, and its reputation in general.

Carolyn Green - About Author:
Carolyn Green has more than 7 years of experience in career guidance and has been writing extensively about outplacement agencies and executive recruitment firms.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/career-articles/understanding-the-need-for-outplacement-agencies.htm

Related Career Articles Subscribe to RSS

Magento web development — custom themes, plugins, and extensions for the shopping cart!
Published by Elan Technologies on December 29th 2011 | Business
Magento web development is one of the most preferred eCommerce solutions and is an effective solutio...
 
Game of Thrones dvd news and development
Published by Xiaojuan on November 29th 2011 | Business
The change in medium is going to bring about some change in people’s perception of a character. Sa...
 
Dedicated to designing development boards
Published by Seogesdc on February 17th 2012 | Business
When it comes to designing, almost everything can be considered under the term, designing....
 
How a coach can help with career changes
Published by EugeneYeng on December 23rd 2011 | Business
There are many ways in which you can get support if you are in the process of changing your career. ...
 
Reasons you should opt for career counseling in Minneapolis
Published by Clausen on December 22nd 2011 | Career
Everyone has different talent but not everyone is aware of various career options available to them....
 
Monitoring delay a key factor restricting the development of IP video surveillance——http://www.apexis.com.cn
Published by Guardlyer on April 27th 2012 | Business
With the gradual promotion of the IP system, more and more professionals noted that the security of ...
 
IT solutions, IT Project Management and Software development
Published by RnD Consulting on January 3rd 2012 | Business
R&D Consulting Ltd offers professional bespoke IT Solutions. Their IT Consultants are qualified, hig...
 
What Comptia Security+ is All About of a productive IT career
Published by Hanliu1003@hotmail.com on December 1st 2011 | Business
The CompTIA Security+ Certification, the most sought-after certification course among computer profe...
 
Bird removal Nashville outstanding development strategies
Published by Vancezane on February 18th 2012 | Business
Bird removal Nashville official has experience around the traditional operation of surveying the act...
 
How to Prepare for CompTIA Network+ Certification to get career development
Published by Zhuimeng on January 12th 2012 | Business
N10-004 is a certification that lends a new shape to the career of an individual. Using the skills a...
 
Tamin Theodore Kim makes business success with his software development company
Published by Colbert Raynard on March 20th 2012 | Business
Athena Software Services, Inc., owned by Tamin Theodore Kim, is just one of the prestigious third-pa...
 
Choosing your career Become a Media Planner
Published by John on February 23rd 2012 | Career
The media industry is full of people with different backgrounds, personalities and skills. With a wi...
 
What Security+ Certification is All About of a productive IT career
Published by Water123 on December 4th 2011 | Business
The CompTIA Security+ Certification, the most sought-after certification course among computer profe...
 
Boost your career with prime Property Recruitment London
Published by Julia Roger on January 6th 2012 | Business
Are you ready to take that next step up the corporate ladder? Feel stifled in your current property ...
 
Insight information on web development services
Published by Maya Gupta on June 12th 2012 | Business
In today’s modern world, it is extremely important to boast to online presence along with high ran...
 
A gratifying and lucrative career in teaching jobs
Published by Theeducator on February 22nd 2012 | Career
Teaching jobs are somewhat mind-numbing as the teacher has to keep oneself updated with the latest f...
 
With web application development services cope up with customers increasing demands
Published by Maya Gupta on April 6th 2012 | Business
To strategically improvise the market position of your website chose web application development ser...
 
The semiotic analysis for development of pharmaceutical brand
Published by Adryana Bygger on May 21st 2012 | Business
Lifecycle provides services of pharmaceutical marketing research. Semantic and semiotic analysis are...
 
Government Jobs in India – Explore the New age career options
Published by Preeti on December 18th 2011 | Career
Government is investing in the economy like never before and its presence can be felt in almost all ...
 
Select a competent web development company for your online business
Published by Maya Gupta on March 20th 2012 | Business
Website plays a vital role in attracting visitors to your website and at the same time keeps the pot...