6 Things to Know About Outplacement in Healthcare

JANUARY 23, 2019
Jane Hurst
Being in the healthcare industry does not guarantee job stability like it used to. People are getting laid off and they are in need of support and guidance. One way you can help support people you have to lay off is to offer outplacement assistance to them. There are many sites online that can assist you in getting this started in your company. Outplacement offers your employees job seeking help during a layoff, making sure they will have access to many resources that will have them up and running again in no time.6 Things to Know About Outplacement in Healthcare

Here are six things to know about outplacement in healthcare:

1. Helpful

No one enjoys having to lay off employees but sometimes that it is an inevitable occurrence. If you are in the position of having to lay off employees there is a way to offer them help. Along with a severance package you can offer outplacement and direct them to your site of choice.

2. Assistance 

The outplacement package can assist your employees in finding another job. The service offers guidance and assistance to employees that are being laid off. While a severance package provides them with some piece of a safety net, an outplacement package can complete the net. Your employees will be leaving, but they will leave with hope of finding another job sooner rather than later.

3. Easy

Taking part in an outplacement site is easy. Most sources encourage your former employees to upload their resume on line and answer some simple questions. Different outplacement sources may also include resume samples to help your employees update their resumes at no cost to them. They just log on, upload their resumes, and go from there. Many of the outplacement sites are also connected to job searches, so they can assist your former employee with both resume and interview skills, along with locating their next job.

4. Interview

The outplacement site usually includes help with interviews. From questions that will be asked, to articles about interviewing and what to wear and how to carry yourself, the outplacement package will help guide your former employees with obtaining their next position. No matter how long your employees have been out of the job market they can find help with outplacement.

5. Confidence

Being laid off can cause a person to feel depressed and make them think they will never find another job. Having an outplacement as a guide can help prevent or alleviate this depression and help build confidence. You want your employees to be able to bounce back quickly and find another job opportunity. Outplacement is here to assist them on this path. Outplacement will generally stay with your former employees until they have a new position. Thus, helping to alleviate job search stress and anxiety through doing the heavy lifting for your former employee.

6. Empathy

Outplacement is a new and fast-growing industry. Your employees will only benefit from receiving assistance from outplacement. Rather than leaving them out in the cold, you are opening up the next door in their life. By providing a severance package and outplacement you are showing your employees that you care for them and what happens to them. You are giving them a head start on their next position with a practically guaranteed success rate. Outplacements have the resources to help your employees find another position in a timely manner. Offering this service will show future employees that you care about them and want what is best for them as a person regardless of whether you pay them or not.

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