Redundancy support and outplacement
When you are forced to make people redundant, even at this time of uncertainty and change, there are proper processes that must be followed to ensure you treat people fairly and avoid the cost and management time of defending unfair dismissal claims. As you develop and carry out your redundancy programme, your remaining staff will be watching closely, working out where their loyalties lie and in many cases deciding whether they want to find a new job elsewhere.
At Work Horizons we provide redundancy and outplacement support that help you remain true to your values and culture, while protecting you from legal action and enabling you to retain a loyal and motivated workforce.
Our highly experienced experts will provide tailored support to help you create a robust, compassionate and suitably structured redundancy programme. With our innovative, online career coaching platform we can also provide affordable outplacement support that is 100% online or blending online with traditional one-to-one coaching.
Supporting your redundancy programme
When redundancies become inevitable, the first priority is to develop a legally compliant and fair process. Our experts will work out the best approach for your situation and write a full and detailed process including all the paperwork and templates that you need. In particular we will help you create robust selection criteria that ensure you retain all your key people.
Our experienced team is available to walk you through every step of the process, supporting you with selection of individuals to be laid off and preparing line managers for the conversations and consultations that must be held.
Through our experience, expertise and compassion we will help you minimise the impact of redundancies on the individuals concerned, on their colleagues who remain and on the business as a whole.
Innovative outplacement solutions
Work Horizons provides tailored, affordable outplacement packages, centred around a membership website with high quality content, supporting career planning and job hunting. Individuals can watch videos, read articles and complete worksheets, progressing at their own speed and focusing on what concerns them most. Depending on your budget and the needs of the individuals, our network of career coaches can provide packages of one-to-one coaching and support, online or face to face.
With Work Horizons outplacement packages, your outgoing staff are supported with:
- Review and assessment of the role that they have been doing
- Exploration of what they want and need from a new job
- Personal branding and online presence
- Building relationships with good agencies
- Creating a CV
- Sourcing vacancies
- Preparing for interviews
- Assessing a potential job and accepting an offer
- Dealing with rejection
- Exploring ideas for self-employment
Work Horizons programmes have been created and delivered by highly qualified, experienced career coaches and work specialists. They are designed to provide a great experience for individuals at an affordable price for employers.
Our outplacement can also include a package of emotional support, provided by our partner Westfield Health. Healthy Extras provides individuals with access to valuable services to help support their emotional wellbeing through the stress and challenges of redundancy and job hunting. With expert-led online support and telephone-based counselling services you will be giving them access to the support they need, 24/7.