Downsizing Support for Companies in Transition
Resume & LinkedIn Coaching for Groups & Individuals
Reduction in Force due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
If the COVID-19 crisis has your company facing a downsize or reorganization, we can help with either:
✔ Resume-writing workshop for small groups of affected employees ~ delivered virtually via Zoom webinar
✔ Our award-winning resume-writing services, discounted when purchased in bulk ~ rates negotiable based on number of resumes purchased
Job search strategist and entrepreneur Mir Garvy offers customized career transition seminars and support for employees and executives in transition. With solutions ranging in price, choose from one-hour and half-day webinars (NOTE: full-day seminars temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19). Fortune 500, Fortune 100, and companies across multiple industries have turned to Mir to empower and equip their employees in the wake of private equity placements, executive team changes, and corporate sales.
DOWNSIZING OR OUTSOURCING?
Protect your brand, reduce unemployment costs, and give your employees the career transition support they need with a hands-on workshop. An affordable alternative to large firms, these hands-on job search workshops deliver strategic, practical, proven career support.
“Mir gets the audience involved with hands-on exercises and, when you leave one of her workshops, you are ready to put what you have learned into practice… Her public speaking skills are professional and entertaining.” Read more testimonials
Need a keynote speaker for a career development conference? A resume-writing workshop for your group? A presentation on how to more effectively network on LinkedIn? If it involves career strategy, transition, or development, Mir will develop a world-class talk tailored for your organization and needs.
“After Mir’s excellent presentation on how to use LinkedIn effectively, she engaged the audience with an equally helpful Q&A session and left them enthused to take actionable steps for improving their online presence.” Read more testimonials
LAID OFF SENIOR LEADERS?
Corporate turnarounds require difficult decisions regarding who stays and who goes. Elite career transition services, including executive resume writing and LinkedIn profile development, not only minimize your corporate risk, they demonstrate your support for your executives’ future career success and help them exit gracefully.
“Mir’s resume workshop was an amazing experience and massively helpful for all involved. We’ve now utilized her expertise at multiple GSK sites [undergoing layoffs], with consistent positive feedback.” Read more testimonials
5 Reasons Why You Should Provide Outplacement Services
According to Entrepreneur.com, investing in outplacement services to support your employees who’re affected by a reduction in force makes sense on a number of levels. Here’s their list of the five reasons why you should invest in outplacement services:
#1 Invest in Employee Relations
Even though they have been laid off, displaced employees have also contributed to the success of your business. Outplacement services help organizations maintain healthy relationships with impacted employees by offering them the guidance and coaching they need to land a new job.
#2 Reduce Unemployment
During an impact, offering only severance pay is not enough to create new opportunities or satisfy your impacted employees’ needs to find a new job quickly. Recent business changes have created a skills gap and many of your laid-off employees may need to reskill or focus on transferable skills to appear relevant to employers. Outplacement services such as a professionally written resume, networking and job search advice from a career coach, and hand-picked jobs work in tandem to ensure that every employee impacted by the workforce transformations necessary in your business can compete for the best jobs faster than they can on their own.
#3 Liability Protection
When you are downsizing, putting your corporate values into practice and keeping your promises to employees will ensure that when it comes time to hire in the future, you’ll have the brand equity to attract the best talent. In addition, making sure your employees have support and services to help them find a new job reduces the likelihood that they will pursue legal avenues to seek compensation from your business. In the contemporary outplacement services delivery model, impacted employees are scheduled to meet with a coach within 24 hours of registering with the program.
Getting workers focused on their next career steps helps protect you from the legal remedies often sought by disgruntled displaced employees. Through partnerships with outplacement services providers, companies learn the best practices for delivering employee notifications while getting the services for employees that ensure smoother transitions.
#4 Increased Productivity From Current Employees
Often, due to the stress and activity that happens during layoffs, HR leaders and executives may forget that remaining employees are also affected by the changes. Planning for heightened communications and offering resiliency training for those people who must say goodbye to friends and colleagues will help keep morale higher and improve productivity. Outplacement solutions providers have the people and programs to support managers and retained employees through the tough times. From notification through layoff and beyond to get businesses back on track, your outplacement partner has the best practices and expert advice to boost employee engagement and improve productivity post-layoff.
#5 Better Brand
When not handled appropriately, layoffs can result in damage to a company’s brand image. Providing outplacement support to your impacted employees is one of the best ways to protect your brand and enhance your reputation. Giving employees the support they need to find a new job demonstrates your commitment to living out your stated company values, and showcases your commitment to establishing employer/employee relationships that live beyond an individual’s tenure at your organization. When it’s time to hire again, companies that have a reputation for caring for employees become employers of choice and are able to attract the best talent available.
source: Entreprenuer.com, article by Joel Paul, Jan 2019