The COVID-19 pandemic brought in a state for companies where they had to take a hard decision of letting go some of their best employees. The situation was a large one where not just sector but diverse industries had to universally take this decision. It created a bad impact on the employees and the culture of the organizations. However to be empathetic towards their employees lot of companies opted for outplacement services.
This proved an opportunity for the companies to realize that the process of hiring does not stop once a candidate is onboard rather a very crucial step is outplacement. Although this service becomes active when companies has to let of their employees but it actually creates a lasting positive environment for both employees and companies.
- Helps in Finding Work: when an employee is undergoing a job loss the most prevalent feeling is of loneliness and failure. This further impacts an employee’s confidence towards futuristic job opportunities. Here this service plays a very important role in respect to guidance and spreading a message that the employee is not alone and finding a job is not one man’s task.
- Helps in Coping Up: job loss involves a cycle of stress and low behaviour that affects not just the employee but the related families as well. This creates financial as well as mental stability loss to individuals. The series of career guidance discussions, interview practice and resume upgrading workshops and activities helps the employee in coping up with the current crisis and positively look for better life offerings.
- Increases Loyalty: during layoffs no matter how long the association have been a relationship of tension is created. By sourcing a resourceful employee to another company an organization proves that they care for their employees and also they are thankful of what the employee have done all these years. This creates a system of loyalty where the employees are going to become prominent promoters of company’s culture irrespective where they go.
- Improves Branding: it helps in maintaining the public image of the organization and set a case example for others to practice the wellbeing of their layoffs employees. The process can create an opportunity for promoting available talent pool within correct organization so that a step ahead is created within a candidate’s professional career.