Measurability has been hitting the headlines recently with particular focus on our Outplacement Services. There have been a range of newspapers seeking our views on the jobs market in Ireland with particular focus on Redundancy. I have commented in the Sunday Business Post and Irish Independent recently with particular focus on Employers and how the can effectively navigate redundancy. Also watch out for my regular Career Doctor posts in the Independent.
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Read an interesting article on Outplacement Services from the Sunday Independent dated 23.11.08.
There have been some positive jobs news announcements in 2008 BUT most of the jobs headlines have been dominated by redundancy and job loss.
Manufacturing has diminished over the last five years. It was once the pillar of the Irish jobs market but a number of factors have resulted in the relocation of manufacturing to low cost economies. Since the turn of the year we have had many closures in manufacturing – Jacobs in Tallaght, Sercom in Limerick and Grove Turkeys in Monaghan to name a few.
Construction has been doom and gloom for about a year. There has been a lot of spin put on this sector but the reality of the situation is that 1 in 10 workers from the sector have lost their job. We may not notice it as much because if “Joe Murphy Engineering” lets go 25 staff it is not exactly front page news. But is there are a few hundred similar sized construction firms out there it soon adds up.
Retail has suffered from job loss too. On the whole retail is still a relatively strong sector in Ireland but there was the Arnott’s announcement and Christmas and January trading wasn’t that great for retail.
These three sectors provide prime examples of situations where Outplacement Services and Consultancy can benefit employers and employees. BUT remember that job loss is not exclusive to these sectors – remember IT and the dotbomb.
Employers – In all cases outplacement services would help employers by appeasing the anger and emotion. In the case of Jacobs it would help paint a positive pubic image as they have been part of the Tallaght community for years. In the case of Arnotts it could help bring productivity and business back to normal as it is not completely closing. Also by Arnott’s looking after departing staff it will improve their image when attracting staff for the new store when it opens.
Employees – All of the above example could benefit from outplacement services which would support staff, help them cope with the event and transition into new employment as quickly as possible.
Redundancy is now part of everyday life in Ireland. All you need to do is open a newspaper or turn on the news to hear about more job loss. Redundancy affects all regions and all sectors. We have had redundancies in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway. All industries have been affected especially manufacturing and construction but also retail, banking and pharmaceutical. Redundancy is a difficult period for employers and employees alike. It is therefore essential that organisations implement a strategy to provide support. Outplacement Services have been available for years. I guess we did not take much notice about them as the Celtic Tiger was roaring for the last decade.
Measurability – Outplacement Services
Measurability offers a full outplacement service for organisations in Ireland. We have experience working with all sectors (manufacturing, pharmaceutical, IT, electronics, banking and retail) and we work in all regions in Ireland. We will work within your budget and tailor a service to meet your needs.
Measurability – What is on offer?
We offer a wide range of programmes from 1-1 coaching to group workshops. We cover a wide variety of topics including career assessments, career direction, CV design and interview coaching. We encourage and support participant and help them move on with their life and career.
If you require more information about our services contact us now.
Outplacement Consultants can help your organisation and your staff who are affected by redundancy. There are a number of areas including.
Coaching & Support – Redundancy can be stressful affecting self esteem and confidence. Coaching & Support can help individuals move on from the event.
Career Assessment – Personality questionnaires and interest inventories can help employees with career direction and career planning
Career Direction – Helping staff clarify career path – alternative work or training or education
Job search strategies – How to find a job in Ireland using the most successful strategies to ensure maximum results
Impact CV – A CV that generates interviews. A document that makes an impact and ensures that employees get the opportunity to sit infront of potential employers.
Cover Letters – Cover Letters to compliment your CV. Clear concise documents that get the personality of the employee across.
Interview Coaching – maximising performance at interview. Improve confidence and knowledge of interviews
If you would like more information about Outplacement Services in Ireland we can help. Measurability offers a professional service supporting you and your staff through redundancy. For more information visit our website.
Corporate Outplacement Services can prove to be a great benefit to you and your employees. Redundancy is a difficult period and this support can help you navigate successfully. From experience many employers will focus in on price BUT there are other important areas to consider. There are other factors to consider such as the outplacement team, accessibility to consultants and resources, previous project experience and industry knowledge and flexibility of the outplacement provider. More information on this has been outlined below.
Choosing your Outplacement Consultants.
The Outplacement Team – The people who will be doing the day to day hands on work with you and your staff. This is essential as Outplacement is a people service.
Accessibility – Accessibility of consultants and resource for your employees. Your staff need access to consultants and resources throughout the program.
Project Experience – Previous related project work.
Related Experience – Outplacement is career coaching and support packed in a different box. Related experience includes Recruitment Agency, Life Coaching, HR, Career Coaching, Training & Development, and Business Coaching.
Market Knowledge – Knowledge of the Irish market and your industry sector will improve the success of the outplacement program.
Flexibility – Some providers have material and resources with a one hat fits all approach. In reality no two projects are the same. Ideally you will have a program tailored for your requirements.
Price – Everyone has a budget and employers will want to get the best value for this budget. Remember best price is not always best quality. Most outplacement firms will provide options for your budget.
If you are an employer you have more questions about outplacement services or outplacement programs contact us now. Measurability offer outplacement services in Ireland and we can help you and your staff navigate redundancy successfully.
Outplacement and Redundancy services have many benefits for employers and employees. There is quite a bit of flexibility and options available to employers considering offering support to their staff. We work to the employer’s needs and their budget developing a bespoke solution to meet their situation.
1-1 Outplacement Programs
Individual programs are very popular with clients. They are normally offered for senior management and executive where the numbers would be smaller. This is not set in stone and some employers with high numbers affected by redundancy will often offer 1-1 programs over group programs.
What is a 1-1 Outplacement Program?
Outplacement programs offer a tailored solution for the individual. Sessions are completed in 1-1 format addressing needs specific to the individual. Therefore the individual dictates the content.
Typical areas covered include:
• Evaluating current career situation to help individuals understand themselves and provide career clarity. This will support individuals with career direction with the use of career assessment tools.
• CV writing and advice to help individuals market themselves more effectively and improve job application to interview ratio.
• Recruitment Strategies, job search skills and managing the job hunting process. This will prepare individuals for the job market and enable them to maximise performance.
• Interview coaching skills to make an impact at interview.
• Other topics include encouragement & support, self esteem, confidence and work life balance
1-1 Outplacement is a popular choice with employers however there are other options that can be explored. If you require information about outplacement please feel free to contact us now. Measurability offer outplacement solutions to employers in Ireland. We offer a flexible approach that will satisfy your requirements while working within your budget.
Ever been at a presentation, course or training led by a dull person in a grey suit?
How did you feel?
Do you take in the information?
Where you actually inspired?
Inspiration is probably more important than the actual information in any Outplacement & Redundancy program. Yet many clients focus on fancy handouts and focus on irrelevant stuff when choosing a provider. A fancy handout never helped anyone get a job!!
I have the handouts and slides BUT more importantly I love what I do – career coaching, support and advice. I am passionate about helping people and inspiring people to succeed. I guess I am selfish in that I get great satisfaction out of what I do and I get paid for it.
I take a hand’s on approach in all Outplacement programs – I don’t just pitch for the business and then send my people to do a job. I will be a key part of the program. You will therefore not get somebody (In a grey suit) doing a job.
Outplacement & Redundancy Services – The Team.
I have much experience in this field – see my profile. I do many projects myself BUT I have a great network of career, recruitment and HR associates in the Industry. This makes a great group of like minded people who will be similar to me. If you like me, you will like the rest of the team.
Outplacement & Redundancy Services – A competitive price.
We offer programs to meet your needs and budget. This is not side stepping the cost issue. To give you a cost we need to know what you want. Contact us now for more information
- Help reduce emotions such as anger and resentment
- Projects a positive image to customers, investors, employees and future employees
- Improves retention and increase productivity.What are the benefits of Outplacement Services for your staff?
- Help overcome the event and increase confidence and self esteem
- Support the transition into new employment, education or training
- Professional advice, career coaching, CV and interview coaching
If you are facing the possibility of making staff redundant contact us now.