Redundancy Support and Outplacement Services
In order to be market ready or ‘job ready’ the individual may require the following:
Coping with Job Loss
Our Psychologists and Counsellors are well equipped to assist people to come to terms with their situation and to sensitively work with them to the stage where they are ready to approach the job market.
Counsellors will work with the person to ensure that they have a professional, marketing tool that will assist the individual to sell themselves into the appropriate job. How to use your Referees will also be addressed as well as how to write effective letters of application that address the job vacancy’s selection criteria.
Our experienced interviewers will work with the individual providing them with interview strategies and ‘mock interviews’ to assist the individual to practice their skills. A ‘sales presentation’ will also be developed so that they put forward their most positive and targeted information at interview. Behavioural interview techniques may also be discussed and practiced.
Career Evaluation and Career Plan
To enable the individual to write their resume and perform during interviews the individual will undertake a career evaluation and formulate a career plan. An analysis of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, values, interests, personality and other personal characteristics will be explored. These will be considered in the context of appropriate jobs for the person, the current job market will also be taken into consideration.
Once the individual’s skills an interests are understood, job search activities can then be formed. This includes how and where to apply for advertised jobs and strategies to access jobs within the ‘hidden job market’.
Keeping motivated in your Job Search
D’accord’s Counsellors will assist to keep the individual motivated when they are finding the job search process difficult and counsel them as they apply for each position, Counsellors will assist individuals to evaluate how their job search plan is going and whether or not it needs to be altered over time.
Our services are tailored to the individual, professional and 100% confidential. We provide individuals with sessions when they need them. We can tailor a package and quotation to suit your budget and needs of your staff. Outlined below is an example structure of our employee support and outplacement services:
Employee Assistance Program
Provision of counselling and support via the EAP service.
- Provided by a D’accord consultant to affected staff
- Outplacement service provided ONLY when employee is ’emotionally’ stable after any EAP counselling provided
- Each employee will be provided with a personal ‘tailor-made’ program including clear understanding of the structure of the Outplacement/Transition program and be provided with a workbook of exercises
Session 1 Client Introduction and Assessment
Skills, knowledge and interest
Sesion 2 Self-Assessment and Career Planning
Management and leadership capability
Career anchors and achievements
Areas for re-training and capability development
Session 3 Resume and Job Search Strategy
Employment options, job criteria suitability
Job search plan
Session 4 Interview Techniques
Interview types and styles
Preparing for the interview