Letting people go, for whatever reason, is difficult. Layoffs are even more difficult since they often involve the termination of people you would otherwise keep in your organization. They also present special challenges, including having a negative impact on morale, creating undesired cultural consequences and even exposing you to liability.
The Advocates can help. We will work with employees you’ve laid off to offer them guidance and training as they embark on their search for a new position. Employees will receive a consultation and interview to help decide appropriate positions and next steps. They also will learn how to craft their résumé into a more powerful marketing document to set them apart in a difficult search environment. They’ll receive coaching on how to present themselves more powerfully in an interview. In many cases, we also may be able to intervene directly, assisting employees in finding their next position. Finally, this process should help restore lost confidence during a difficult time.
For our client, this means offering former employees real assistance during a difficult time, in addition to any severance. The client also gains the knowledge that they are terminating the relationship in the best possible way.
Each employee laid off or otherwise “selected to leave” will receive:
If any candidate is placed through us within the first year, we refund the outplacement fee.
We hope you don’t have to take this drastic step. If you do, we hope to be a resource to you and your former colleagues.