Outplacement Services Australia

We help businesses support their staff during career transitions.

Outplacement Services for Support During Transitions

If your organisation is in the process of making redundancies and you’d like to offer your employees assistance with transitioning, we can assist.

We offer affordable outplacement services. We specialise in working with small to medium Australian businesses.

​​We offer both group outplacement and individualised support. We focus on practical resources designed to set your employees up for success.

Understanding Outplacement Support

Outplacement services are a vital resource for employees facing redundancy or restructuring, providing crucial support and guidance during their transition to new roles.

In Australia, these services are widely available, offering a range of benefits to both employers and employees.

 

Understanding Outplacement Support

Outplacement services are a vital resource for employees facing redundancy or restructuring, providing crucial support and guidance during their transition to new roles.

In Australia, these services are widely available, offering a range of benefits to both employers and employees. Services are available in major cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, Adelaide and across Tasmania. They are also offered in regional areas like Cairns and Townsville.

 

Work With HR Experts

Led by Founder and Principal Consultant Nicole Wren, we are a small team of registered psychologists and HR professionals.

We are degree-qualified with extensive experience managing employee transitions, including redundancies and career changes.

selection criteria writer Nicole wearing a red dress standing against a graffiti wall

Ensurng Effective Outplacement Support

When implementing outplacement services, employers should consider the following key factors:

Customisation: Outplacement programs should be tailored to meet the needs of both the organisation and the employees. A one-size-fits-all approach may not be effective.

Communication: Clear and transparent communication is essential throughout the outplacement process. Employees should be informed about the reasons for the transition and the support available to them.

Timeliness: Outplacement services should be offered promptly after the decision to downsize or restructure has been made. Delaying the offer of outplacement services can increase employee anxiety and uncertainty.

P

Outplacement Support - Employer Benefits

  • Maintain a positive reputation and brand
  • Preserve relationships with departing employees
  • Reduce unemployment costs – help staff quickly find new opportunities
  • Reduce the  likelihood of disgruntled employees pursuing legal action
  • Maintain morale within the remaining workforce
  • Help with restructures in response to changing business needs

      Outplacement Support - Employee Benefits

      • Learn tools to cope with the emotional impact of job loss
      • Increase confidence during the job search process
      • Access resources needed to navigate the job market effectively
      • Review your achievements and areas needing further training
      • Shorten the time needed to secure a new role
      • Preserve relationships within the industry

       

      “More Confident, Positive and Motivated”

      We consistently receive outstanding employee (and employer) feedback from our workshops and 1:1 coaching. Employees report feeling more confiden, positive and motivated after our outplacement services.

      “What a fab turn out!! I’ve sent out the follow up survey and have already had 5 responses all rating you as a presenter 5 stars with outstanding information to deliver.  Can’t thank you enough!!!  It was exactly what we were after.” 

      Nurse Union Event Coordinator (Resume, Cover Letter and Selection Criteria Workshop - July, 2023)

      Outplacement for Small to Medium Businesses

      Small to medium businesses (SMBs) often face unique challenges when it comes to workforce transitions, including limited resources and expertise. Outplacement services tailored for SMBs offer practical support to help both the business and employees navigate these changes effectively.

      Outplacement services offer several benefits for SMBs facing workforce transitions:

      Maintaining Employee Morale: Providing outplacement services demonstrates a commitment to supporting employees, which can help maintain morale and productivity among remaining staff.

      Protecting Employer Brand: Offering outplacement services can enhance the employer brand, showing that the organization values its employees and treats them with respect.

      Reducing Legal Risks: Providing outplacement services can help reduce the risk of legal challenges from employees who feel they were unfairly treated during the transition process.

      Cost-Effective Solutions: Outplacement services for SMBs are often more cost-effective than traditional outplacement programs, making them accessible to businesses with limited budgets. These services can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the organisation and can be scaled up or down as required.

      What’s Included in an Outplacement Program?

      Outplacement services typically include:

      Career Coaching: Professional career coaches work one-on-one with employees to assess their skills, interests, and career goals. They provide guidance on resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies.

      Skills Development: Some outplacement programs offer training and development opportunities to help employees enhance their skills and marketability in the job market.

      Emotional Support: Losing a job can be a challenging experience, and outplacement services often include counselling and emotional support to help employees cope with the transition.

      Outplacement for Executives

      Outplacement services for executives are tailored to meet the specific needs and expectations of senior-level professionals. This includes:

      Career Coaching: Executive outplacement services often include personalized coaching from industry experts who understand the executive job market and can provide targeted guidance.

      Networking Opportunities: Executives have access to exclusive networking events and platforms that connect them with other professionals and potential employers.

      Brand Management: Executives receive support in managing their personal brand, including updating their online presence and marketing themselves effectively to potential employers.

      Transitioning to Board Roles: For executives transitioning to board roles, outplacement services can provide guidance on board governance, networking with board members, and securing board positions.

      Group Workshops Or 1:1 Outplacement Services

      We offer group workshops to ensure multiple staff can access outplacement support, whilst keeping costs down for organisations.

      Our workshops are hands-on and practical, your employees will also get access to a range of templates and support documents.

      ​Our outplacement service can be fully customised depending on the needs of your staff and organisation. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.

      U

      Resume and Cover Letter Writing

      Includes the following:

      • Access to resume and cover letter templates
      • Length and formatting guidelines
      • How to tailor your resume and cover letter to the job you want
      • Examples of good and ‘bad’ resumes (what not to do!)
      • How to identify and frame key achievements
      • Differences in application requirements for government and private sector jobs
      • How to stand out to a recruiter
      h

      Interview Preparation

      • ​Access to our interview preparation guides
      • How to work out what questions they will ask before the interview
      • How to use the STAR format to prepare for a job interview
      • How to craft your key achievements for the job interview
      • How to answer those tough interview questions, including salary expectation questions
      • What questions should you ask the interviewer?
      • Examples of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ interview answers
      h

      Career Planning and Goal Setting

      • ​How to develop and implement a realistic career plan
      • Tools to identify skills and interests
      • Common challenges and how to address them
      • How to reframe negative thinking
      • How to transition into a new career role
      • How to manage stress during the job search
      • Where to focus your jobsearch – what sites to use and how to use networking to uncover opportunities

      LinkedIn Profile Writing

      • What is LinkedIn and do you need it?
      • How does your LinkedIn profile differ from your resume?
      • How to wite a strong headline and summary
      • How to highlight your experience and skills
      • How to write a winning LinkedIn profile, step-by-step
      • How to build your network
      • How to connect with recruiters
      • Examples of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ LinkedIn profiles and what you can learn from them

      Outplacement Enquiry

      Please let us know a bit about the needs of your organisation.

      Name(Required)
      Email(Required)
      Please tell us a bit about your organisation.
      Please let us know what type of outplacement support you are requiring e.g. group workshops/ individual support.
      Digital Marketing by EWD | Popular Searches