If your company is faced with separating a significant number of employees, DMD & Associates, Inc. offers group programs that include consultant-led workshops. This approach prepares groups of candidates to manage their individual job search effectively. Furthermore, a group approach provides an economic alternative to one-on-one outplacement for your organization, and will ensure that all terminated employees are provided with the solid support that they need to get another job. How your organization handles this difficult transition will make all the difference for those who are let go and those who remain.
On-site Group Packages
Our group programs are not one-size-fits-all. We are available to discuss your organization’s needs and create a program that will positively influence your employees’ view of how well they were treated in difficult circumstances. By focusing your employees on action, we help them move forward to develop future careers instead of dwelling on the trauma of job loss.
Tools for Success
Participants receive a DMD & Associates, Inc.“Career Transition Workbook” that includes an explanation of the program, job separation exercises, new job target identification plan, and a resume questionnaire. Through group sessions, employees learn how to take charge of their own job search.
Some of the topics can include:
- Identifying career goals and the “ideal” job
- Identifying strengths and communicating them effectively – learning how to market yourself
- Using time effectively in an unstructured environment
- Learning all avenues of a job search – networking, employment agencies, advertisements, and online applications
- The use of social media platforms in the job search (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter)
- Practicing effective interviewing methods
- Negotiating for a new position and compensation
- Creating and implementing a job search plan.
All group sessions are staged to minimize disruption of final workplace responsibilities of the employees.
Upon completion, participants should be prepared to handle their own job search with confidence. In addition to learning crucial job search skills, they will have a professionally written resume (and cover letters) and a definitive action plan to follow.
Often the non-exempt group needs special help to deal with difficult circumstances. DMD & Associates, Inc. offers a program for hourly employees thatincludes a basic overview of fundamental job search methods as well as a professionally prepared resume. This program can be extended to include more upon request.
We have created partnerships with well-known national organizations that specialize in a variety of aspects a terminated employee may need to manage, including the following:
- Transitional Financial Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Workshops for Retained Employees – to maintain morale and productivity
A critical component of your company’s brand management strategy.
Increasingly Human Resource professionals find themselves in the awkward position of having to terminate employee contracts either as part of a corporate downsize, business restructure or lack of individual performance. Our goal is to treat each affected employee with dignity and apply executive coaching strategies and empathy to steer them through the initial shock of termination.
It often helps to have a DMD & Associates Outplacement Consultant to assist with onsite terminations to minimize the brand damage and limit the risk of future repercussion. We will advise your human resources professionals on termination best-practices, communication strategies for terminated and retained employees, methods to preserve morale and tactical plans to mitigate business disruption.
This additional service goes a long way to ensuring a smooth flow for both the employer and terminated employee.
A DMD & Associates Outplacement Consultant provides on-site, day-of termination assistance by meeting one-on-one or in small group sessions with terminated employees. Our consultant will carefully explain the nature and purpose of the outplacement services offered. This enables exiting employees to gain a greater understanding of the outplacement program benefits in seeking re-employment.
The consultant’s aim is to help the terminated employee cope with his or her emotions, maintain a healthy relationship with your company, and approach the transition process with confidence. The consultant may also help the employee plan how to communicate the news to family, friends and others.
A personal meeting also enables the transitioning employee and a DMD & Associates Outplacement Consultant to begin establishing a rapport and build trust to ensure an effective partnership.
Each of our tiered outplacement programs runs for a pre-determined period of time. Based on your budget, you can set the program for 30 day to one year. We stay by your transitioning employees’ side during that time, which allows you both to move forward.
No matter what kind of transition assistance you need, DMD & Associates, Inc. has a program for you. Rest assured that no matter which DMD & Associates, Inc. program you choose, employees will receive the targeted, relevant materials and expert guidance.
We partner with our customers to provide customized outplacement. Our programs are flexible – we are able to provide them remotely, in person, individually or in groups. Our approach to career transition is to treat each affected employee with the utmost respect and compassion while delivering guidance and resources that positively impact the job search.
Our services typically include the following:
- Resume and Cover letter creation
- Career Coaching Sessions on topics such as addressing emotional impact of transition, job search planning, interview rehearsals and salary negotiation sessions
- Strategic Job Search Action Plan with built in deadlines
- LinkedIn Profile Development
- Weekly Job Search and Transition Tips
*length of time per program determined by needs of employee and budget.