Outplacement case study: Professional services

Professional services outplacement case study

Glide Outplacement has been providing this professional services firm with consistently high quality outplacement services and care for exiting employees on an ongoing basis.

Background

Our client, a professional services company, continually reviews its business to identify changes that will improve capability and competitiveness. As part of ongoing re-alignments of structures and processes, roles are made redundant.

Solution

The company has contracted Glide Outplacement as its exclusive provider of outplacement solutions. This allows the client to leverage our end-to-end career transition methodology and tailored approach.

For more than five years, a national team of consultants has assisted the company in managing workforce restructuring.

We have delivered our Silver and Gold level outplacement programs to a number of individuals, with most finding new jobs within a six month period.

Services provided include:

  • Career transition planning.
  • Notification training for managers.
  • On-site assistance on day of notification.
  • Support from one to 12 months for employees.

Our one to one career coaching focuses on the individual’s strengths to assist in them to re-enter the job market. We provide assistance with preparing resumes and cover letters to reflect their skills and abilities. Our consultants also provide career guidance and advice on potential options.

Participants are shown how to target opportunities, make contacts and develop networks to ‘open doors’ with employers. For senior staff we provide research and administrative services. We also initiate contact with appropriate recruitment agencies and potential employers.

Outcome

Our outplacement consultants are committed to ensuring the career transition process is as positive as possible. Their focus is on effective career transition plans and activities, helping exiting employees identify and implement their next steps.

The participants have received the programs well. They report securing suitable new roles or gaining positive ground in their personal career management.

Feedback from individuals is extremely positive, with 97% of participants rating the overall Glide Outplacement experience as excellent or very good.

Clear communication with the client ensures the project is effective for both the business and their employees. We also work closely with the client to ensure our services remain efficient in terms of time and budgets. A positive relationship has developed between everyone involved. Over the course of the five years, the client has referred other organisations to Glide Outplacement.

Contact Glide Outplacement for more information about this outplacement case study, or to find out about our tailored career transition services for employees.