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The relationship between employer and employee is a delicate thing. It starts during the interview process and continues beyond the employee’s last day. As we all know, sometimes, the separation is voluntary; other times, it is not. In either case, it is imperative that employers treat their employees with respect and dignity at all times.

In cases where the separation is involuntary, we believe employers should provide what we refer to as “compassionate outplacement.” This goes beyond financial support such as severance. Employers can help former employees prepare to find their next opportunity. This type of situation is an opportunity to demonstrate the employer’s commitment to treat all employees with empathy, dignity and respect. Each person is unique, so is their situation. This is why we invest the time to get to know each candidate, so we can help them solidify their strengths and evolve in the areas that need development.

For your reference, below are links to several posts from our blog, The vOIce. As always, we’re happy to talk with you about this important topic. We have decades of experience of working with clients (human resources) and candidates (former employees who are looking for their next opportunity). In fact, many of us at OI Global Partners have been in these situations ourselves, so we know firsthand what it takes to address the needs and concerns of clients and candidates.

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to discuss this topic.

3 Ways to Manage a Downsizing with Respect and Dignity

7 Reasons to Offer Outplacement for Poor Performance

5 Ways to Get Outplacement Wrong

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