No one looks forward to the day you get the call stating you are “being let go” or the “company is downsizing.” Outplacement is meant to be a cushion many former employees rely on to ease their transition […]
Having worked with a multitude of companies who have had to manage a downsizing, I have observed many negative approaches to this process. As such, I know of better and more sensitive ways. The goal is to relay […]
Poor performance in an employee may arise for a number of different reasons. But when an employee’s performance is obviously unacceptable and everyone knows it, it can be easier to take action, especially if the person has had […]
Managing a downsizing so that all employees are treated with dignity and respect is essential to an organization’s reputation and brand. Downsizings affect employees who have been terminated, those remaining and an organization’s customers, investors and other stakeholders. […]
The outplacement industry actually can trace its roots back to the post-World War II era when military veterans needed to learn job-search skills to help them re-emerge into civilian society. Similar to the way they counsel today’s veterans, […]
“Why don’t you write a blog article discussing some of your ‘tidbits of knowledge’ that you talk about in your coaching sessions?” asked an outplacement client I recently coached. The client was referring to items I review with […]
These days, a former employee has multiple outlets to express their dissatisfaction with a company after a layoff. is an example of where unhappy former employees can voice complaints about the way their layoff was handled. New […]
The Denver Post reported that in the first quarter of 2012, Colorado employers laid off more people in the first quarter of 2012 than they did in the same period of 2011. You have to wonder how many […]
Despite last week’s report that the unemployment rate had tumbled to 7.8% in September, companies continue to downsize. OI Partners has seen this steadily. As we discussed in The vOIce last month, unfortunately, corporate downsizing is sometimes necessary […]