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Top 5 Elements of a Great Outplacement Program

Employee Conflict Resolution

You put a great deal of thought and consideration into the necessity of separating employees from your organization. These valued members of your company have dedicated their time and efforts for years and in many cases, must leave due to no fault of their own. What your employees experience during separation and their treatment upon departure reflects on your organization. Central to a contemporary separation with a holistic approach to current needs and demands is an expert outplacement program. For over 30 years, Newland Associates has designed and delivered top of the line outplacement and career transition support throughout the state of Florida and the Caribbean. Below are the top 5 critical elements of an outplacement approach that get’s results. 

Individual Coaching

Newland Associate coaches are world-class with years of experience and local market knowledge and networks. The most powerful coaching comes from building relationships and learning the unique needs of each candidate. In lesser outplacement programs, coaching is often cast to whoever is available from wherever at the time or left out entirely. Repeatedly switching the coaching flow sub-optimizes progress. Think of your last call center experience when you were transferred from one attendant to the next. How did you feel? And that was for an issue likely less important than a career!

Technology to Enable, Not Replace

Pairing great coaching with leading technology creates a holistic program to support candidates fully. You are relying more heavily on technology to recruit employees than ever before. If an outplacement program does not account for this change, it is missing a significant component. Newland’s technology suite includes ways to better adapt to the new employment reality with tools like Job Scan to match ATS programs, Video Interview practice, resume builders, weekly webinars, and much more. All this technology is mobile friendly and accessible from anywhere in the world.

Immediate Support

Newland Associates believes in the direct support of both organizations and separated employees. Our coaches are trained to provide on-site support the day of separation to immediately engage with former employees and help them begin taking steps in the right direction. Our team is available to coach Human Resources and Management through the appropriate steps in preparing for layoffs and to work with team members who remain after a separation. This is a trying time for both individuals and organizations, with support from Newland Associates, this transition can be made as smoothly as possible.

Choices

Part of the Newland Associates’ outplacement program is taking time to evaluate a candidate’s options in moving forward. For many, this will be returning to a similar role as quickly as possible. For others, the evaluation goes deeper, and alternative choices may be more attractive. As an example, some senior executives choose to start consulting instead of returning to a standard 9-5 role. The entrepreneurial program is appropriate for them. Alternatively, if a separated employee is nearing retirement, this might be an appropriate time to begin that next phase of life. For them, Newland Associates has the New Horizons program with proprietary and validated assessment tools to start holistically planning for retirement. Importantly, Newland Associates caters to each candidate’s unique needs, providing choices, not a one-size-fits-all system.

Consistency

Newland Associates is an equity owner in Career Partners International (CPI) that serves thousands of clients, making it one of the leading consultancies in the world. With more than 300 locations, Career Partners International is a leading provider of Outplacement, Career Management, Executive Coaching, and Leadership Development Services. If your organization is a single location, National, Multi-National, or globally prolific, you will experience the same high-quality delivery everywhere. For programs with 1 to 1000 candidates, Newland Associates delivers consistently with constant reporting back to the client. Organizations working with Newland know the quality and individual attention their candidates will receive.

Taking the time to find the right career transition and outplacement programs for departing employees is essential to maintaining a good employer brand. With Newland Associates, over 80% of candidates land in equal or better positions than those they previously left. Success rates like this provide organizations peace of mind and help former employees move forward. Settling for subpar outplacement providers may offer a short-term financial benefit, but by partnering with a quality provider, you fortify your status as an employer of choice and set yourself apart from the rest of the market.

Contact Newland Associates and let our career coaches help your displaced employees identify new opportunities in the shortest amount of time so they can land their next job faster.

Talk to an outplacement advisor today! 

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