Outplacement is a set of tools, processes and methods that help employees and companies during layoffs. The employer takes care of the employees that will be laid off. Outplacement is a process that helps people and companies during challenging times in their lives. Losing a job may be an example of such a challenging time.
Outplacement includes consulting in health and social security, the labour law, communication with the labour office, training in job search skills, writing resumes, mock interviews, communication with potential employers, information about vacant job positions and last but not least, mental support.
This is how the employer helps the employees, who are being laid off, but this is also how the employer helps the employees, who are staying in the company. If the employees staying see how the employer takes care of the people, who have to leave, they are better equipped to deal with and feel more secure if the same thing happens to them in the future.
The goal of outplacement is to find a new job for these employees as quickly as possible. The employer provides support in managing changes in the employee’s career by providing advice to the employees, who are being laid off.