Posts Tagged ‘Outplacement’

Redundancy & Outplacement Ireland

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Some of the biggest challenges facing organisations in the current climate revolve around downsizing or restructuring. Needless to say any change which involving job loss is tough and need to be handled with extreme care and sensitivity. There are many stakeholders impacted – those directly impacted by job loss, those breaking the news and those who survive the event. To effectively navigate these difficult waters Outplacement Services can help. Read a number of articles from the SBP and the Irish Independent where leading Outplacement & Career Consultant Paul Mullan give his views on the topics.

Information on Outplacement Services in Ireland

HR, Training & Recruitment Survey

Friday, November 28th, 2008

SHL Ireland completed a survey with organisations in Ireland and there were some interesting findings. I have outlined the key points below. As expected there is an air of consolidation and getting more out of existing staff resources through up-skilling and redeployment initiatives.

59pc of companies surveyed indicated that redefining how staff will need to operate was ‘critical’ to 2009 HR strategy.

47.6pc indicated that redeployment of staff as an important strategy to implement in the current economic climate.

67.9pc of companies surveyed indicated that succession planning would be key in identifying who within their organisation would be retrained in 2009.

57.9pc reported cut back of 25pc or less in recruitment, training and development budgets.

16.2pc identified an immediate requirement to cut staff through voluntary or forced redundancy. Is this your organisation? Outplacement Services can support.

44.7pc of organisations surveyed revealing they have no immediate plans to reduce the intake on their graduate/management development programmes.

Outplacement Services by Recruitment Agencies

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I offered some free advertising on this site for Recruiters or HR Service providers. One thing I didn’t clarify was that direct competition would not get a look in. As we offer Outplacement Services those seeking to advertise similar services need not apply.

Anyway I received little response BUT was surprised that the small response was all from Recruitment Agencies who were seeking to advertise outplacement and career services. Sign of the times I guess.

Now I am not anti-agency providing these services as many commentators are. I am actually from an agency background some moons ago and I realise that there are many skilled professionals in the recruitment sector with qualifications and experience to support organisations and employees through redundancy. I know of many professionals who have moved from recruitment into outplacement and career services very successfully (again including this writer). BUT there is a distinct difference between those professionals in that they chose and were not forced to.

The questions I ask are:

“How committed are recruitment agencies to Outplacement & Career services?”

Possessing the ability and capability is one thing but the commitment is another. Having discussed this with some agencies they have no more interest in Outplacement or Careers and this is purely for income generation during a tough recruitment market. Once the market picks up the interest will subside. One particular agency left a post on this site advertising Outplacement services. When I visited their website there was no mention of these services. One other agency I read about “had been thinking of this for some time” – really!!

“Can you be a recruiter and give impartial Career & Outplacement advice?”

This is a 50 million dollar question. If a sales professional affected by redundancy is telling the recruitment consultant offering outplacement support that the want a career change. What will the recruiter do/ how will they respond when they have an open vacancy for sales which this sales professional would fill in a heartbeat. Tough one!!

Anyway – any views on this please post.


Saturday, July 19th, 2008

If you need HR services in Galway or the West of Ireland why not check out HR SOLUTIONS. Edel Kelly recently posted on the site and her company offers a wide range of services to SME’s in the region.

HR SOLUTIONS offer a wide range of services including Documentation, Training, Recruitment & Selection, Compensation & Benefits and HR cover for absent staff. Based in Oughterard, Co. Galway HR SOLUTIONS was set up by Edel Kelly. She has extensive HR Training, Qualifications and over 10 years industry experience.

If you would like to contact HR SOLUTIONS please see contact details below.

Portacarron, Oughterard, Co. Galway.
(091) 552336 (086) 3600620

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Outplacement Services – Ireland & Dublin

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Outplacement Services provide essential support for organisations and their staff. Outplacement Services can benefit your organisation in many ways. To find out more about Outplacement Services – Ireland & Dublin.

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