Outplacement and career transition services are key components of companies’ change management strategies. Outplacement services reduce both the risks and costs of wrongful termination litigation, minimize losses of productivity that commonly accompany workforce reductions, lessen the costly voluntary turnover that regularly follows staff reductions and protects your brand. And, it is the right thing to do.
Leathers Milligan’s two decades of providing career transition and outplacement services has taught us that a meaningful, effective outplacement experience requires a personal, “hi-touch” consultative relationship that helps employees at every level cope with the trauma of job loss, leads them through the design and implementation of a comprehensive transition strategy and guides them toward the realization of their full job search potential.
Unlike other outplacement service providers, most Leathers Milligan’s programs are not time-based. Because job loss is the number three stressor behind only death of a loved one and divorce, we find it unthinkable to abandon candidates at what may be a critical point in their transition experience simply because the time ran out on their program. So, rather than offering programs with time-specific end dates, we remain engaged with a candidate throughout their transition experience . . . until they land.
Leathers Milligan’s outplacement and career transition programs offer regular one-on-one career consultation, extensive professional connections to local markets and comprehensive integrated web-based tools that, in addition to providing individualized job leads, help candidates expertly manage and control every element of their transition experience. Candidates gain a true competitive advantage in today’s complex job search market.
Larger scale staff reductions and / or facility closures require specialized services. Our consultants partner with you to create a transition experience for your employees unique to your circumstances. For example, in addition to our comprehensive individual programs, services can be provided in classroom “workshop” settings or via proprietary career transition centers that can be established at either your facility or an off-site “neutral” location. eCareer Center, our web-based transition management solution provides a robust “virtual” transition program that can be the right choice for certain classes of employees or companies with limited budgets.
Not only does Leathers Milligan have both an extensive library of outplacement and career transition programs, but also the flexibility to customize them to meet your unique operational and budget needs—something most other providers are not willing to do.
Whether meeting the needs of C-suite executives in transition or front line workers affected by a facility closure, you can also be sure that we have the staff of professional, caring consultants who will keep the best interests of your former employees at the forefront throughout their transition experience.Related articles
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