Broadening Outplacement’s Scope and Usefulness by Expanding Coverage, Providing New Options, and Eliminating Cost as a Barrier to Adoption
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 09, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — In its earlier days, outplacement was typically used to help manage layoffs; primarily for executive and professional level employees. Because it was labor- and resource-intensive, it was also expensive. In those days, using outplacement as an everyday HR benefit was not a viable option.
Since outplacement’s early days, the world has gone digital. Easy access to sophisticated tools and resources has greatly impacted how job search assistance is delivered. User learning and support preferences have changed accordingly.
New models of outplacement are bringing outplacement and transition services to the masses. “Things like full- and self-service options, customization, and availability through non-traditional providers are enabling broader coverage and slashing cost,” said Jeff Rogers, CEO at Job Hunter Pro. New concepts like ultra-outplacement include added features such as zero-cost models, plus low cost branding and subscription options.
New Uses for Outplacement
When cost is eliminated as a barrier, outplacement’s possibilities are endless. One can now use it for things that were previously considered out of the question. Examples include:
– Covering 100% of the workforce, regardless of position or reason for separation
– Covering entire populations of seasonal employees in the retail sector
– Making outplacement a key strategy for managing unemployment compensation costs
– Helping military veterans transition to the civilian workforce
The Evolving Outplacement Landscape
The new models have enabled outplacement and transition services to be provided directly by employers, payroll companies, staffing firms, employee benefit companies, or any other HR service provider. In fact, any organization serving people who need help getting a job, including social service agencies, can now offer outplacement and job transition support services at little or no cost.
Flexible features make it easy for one outplacement model to supplement another model, thereby filling gaps in coverage due to cost or other barriers to full coverage. Since no outplacement firm can be all things to all people, this makes it possible for any outplacement provider to cover 100% of separating employees, and do so at zero additional cost.
Being Part of the Solution
Helping people get and stay employed is good for employers, business, and society as a whole. Organizations seeking new socially responsible workforce solutions have new choices, and the need is probably greater than most people realize.
In the U.S., where the unemployment rate is at historic lows, over five million total separations and approximately 1.7 million layoffs and discharges occur each month. With 60+ million separations per year, there’s a lot of people who could benefit from job search support.
No matter what kind of organization you are, when cost is not a concern, it’s pretty easy to justify a new program that provides 100% employee coverage and helps in so many ways.
To find out how you can be part of the solution at zero cost, visit www.jobhunterpro.com/Solutions/Outplacement.
About Job Hunter Pro
Job Hunter Pro provides zero- and low-cost solutions to employers and others who support displaced, transitioning and job seeking employees. Our solutions are designed to be “win/win” with built-in HCM cost containment and risk management capabilities.
The creative use of modern technology, embracing a virtual business model, and focusing on user needs enables us to provide amazing quality at little or no cost to our customers. All of our solutions are ultra-flexible and have a focus on socially responsible outcomes.
With universal coverage, universal affordability, and universal benefit, we provide best ROI in the industry. We value market and customer input and welcome comments and suggestions on how we can provide even greater benefit and value.
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