Your Outplacement Support is Missing Something

Caring for your people doesn’t have to stop when they hand in their resignation or you ask them to leave.

Most leavers will have likely given their all for the cause for a good few years.

They deserve more than emotional distance and contractual formalities.

That is why outplacement assistance is a genuinely worthwhile investment.

Helping your people to make the transition to their next work family is the right thing to do, and there are many excellent outplacement providers out there. 

They will help craft a CV to be proud of, offer coaching when decisions loom, and a shoulder to cry on when things don’t work out. However, there is one problem.…

The outplacement industry is run by outsiders.

Sadly, companies have no other choice but to pay other people to look after their “own.”

The moment that someone resigns or (more often) is asked to leave, the outplacement machine whirrs into life and their post-employment reality begins. 

Sure, these services are useful and undoubtedly valuable, but there is often little direct involvement from the employers at this point. I am not suggesting that they would not like to be more personally involved, there simply has not been the opportunity.

Until now.

Imagine sitting down at the table with your top HR team and managerial leaders and creating a book of advice for your departing employees, maybe creating a podcast or filming a few videos?

50,000 words of job search advice from the heart, tapping into the experiences of everyone at the table. What would you talk about? What fits with your employer brand? What would comfort your people as they take their nervous next steps?

Of course, you could sit down with a writer and ask them to write it for you, but, again, that is outsourcing the job. You are not choosing the words yourselves.

These are your people leaving. You should be able to choose the right words for them.

What if I told you that you could choose from up to 180,000 OutplacementWords?

From the OutplacementWords Library.

Written by leading HR writer Paul Drury (42,000 followers on LinkedIn), the OutplacementWords Library provides employers with an unlimited licence to share 300 job search blogs with their departing employees (£6,000) – create branded e-books, intranet content, podcasts or direct email campaigns.

This is the future of job search content.

Rather than hope that your leavers stumble across the odd blog on social media (so many of them are rubbish), why not choose the blogs that you think will be most helpful from one of the most experienced HR writers in the industry?

Paul Drury has been writing and ghostwriting job search content for a decade, but the twist is that with the OutplacementWords Library you can choose exactly which blogs “fit” for what you want to say to your people. 

The next best thing to writing it yourself.

Outplacement doesn’t have to be impersonal. Yes, you might have to read through a lot of (top notch) content, but by the end of the process you will have created a selection of advice that is uniquely yours and uniquely useful for your people.

Now that is what your outplacement is missing.