As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses across the globe, outplacement companies need to be in a position to support organisations who are having to quickly lay off staff in response to the crisis, as well as adapt to the challenges of a self-isolating world.
Having a comprehensive outplacement program that can be delivered entirely online is an ideal scenario – but not only is creating a program from scratch a time-consuming process, it also fails to offer a tried-and-tested methodology or proven results.
Career 365 offers our renowned outplacement training program as a turnkey, whitelabelled solution – called ONBOFF – allowing outplacement organisations in any location to provide top-quality outplacement support under their own brand. In this article, I’m outlining why this service is particularly relevant in the COVID-19 world, and how it can add value to outplacement providers during these challenging times.
Ready-to-go outplacement program content means rapid deployment
With workplace changes and staff retrenchments occurring at an incredibly fast pace due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to deploy outplacement services quickly means you can start supporting your clients sooner, not to mention having an edge over your competition.
With a ready-made outplacement program such as Career 365’s whitelabelled training modules, you can go live almost immediately (in our case, in as little as 48 business hours) and enjoy the benefits of a structured online outplacement program without the lengthy lead times.
A turnkey outplacement program leaves you free to focus on your business
Creating a high-performing outplacement program from scratch takes a lot of time and a great deal of effort. By taking advantage of our turnkey program, outplacement companies don’t need to invest these precious resources in content development, as the ‘hard yards’ have been done for you.
Amidst the current crisis, this means you can focus on maintaining your business rather than spending weeks and months creating an outplacement program. With a structured program ready to deliver, you can instead place your attention on maximising program sales and leveraging new opportunities.
White-labelling lets you offer a proven outplacement program under your own brand
The beauty of end-to-end white-labelling is that your company is able to offer a proven solution with your own branding. In the case of Career 365’s outplacement program offering, white-labelling lets you apply your own corporate identity to program assets, so participants and clients only see your brand, not ours.
This brandable approach lets you tailor the look and feel of the program to suit your business and audience while delivering high-quality outplacement program content that’s demonstrated to deliver exceptional results. In other words, it’s the best of both worlds.
An online outplacement program is essential for self-isolating participants
With face-to-face training and in-person workshops no longer an option due to the strict self-isolating measures in place around the world, outplacement services that can be provided remotely are now the only way to support retrenched staff members. At the same time, it’s important that outgoing employees continue to receive a high standard of support – not a compromised or watered-down online version.
Outplacement companies seeking a white-labelled solution need an established program that’s proven to deliver results using online methods. Although we’ve been offering our online outplacement services for many years with great success, this has taken on new significance in the wake of COVID-19.
However, the benefits of online outplacement go far beyond a self-isolation scenario; remote outplacement lets you support participants regardless of their location (with ‘any time, anywhere, any device’ access) and removes the need for a physical office space.
Universal principles allow for global outplacement support
Whether directly or indirectly, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted pretty much every country in the world. With businesses across the globe needing to make staff cut-backs, an outplacement program with global application can help outplacement providers service clients in any location.
With Career 365’s outplacement program, for example, training modules focus on topics such as dealing with job loss, networking, and first impressions. These universal principles are applicable to global participants, making it simple to offer outplacement support worldwide.
A blended outplacement program lets you deliver your own style of coaching
An effective outplacement program should combine comprehensive training modules with tailored coaching (either 1:1 or in a group setting), in order to fully support retrenched employees during their career transition. Even if you can’t provide coaching in person due to the COVID-19 restrictions, video-based coaching is a great way to deliver coaching that supplements a structured online outplacement program.
By opting for a blended outplacement program such as Career 365’s ONBOFF package, you can incorporate your own brand of coaching that supports the online learning and provides the right fit for your clients, program participants, and business.
You benefit from proven IP and demonstrated results
Choosing to offer an out-of-the-box program developed by an established outplacement service provider means you get access to valuable IP and proven results in the outplacement arena. And at a time when quick decisions and fast turnaround are more important than ever, this type of competitive edge can make all the difference.
Our ONBOFF outplacement program comes with the credibility and benefit of proven results – such as the fact that 83% of participants who completed the program and followed our advice were offered a job within six weeks.
Greg Weiss has authored two books about career transitioning and is soon to release a third. He has deep expertise in outplacement and employee onboarding, and is the Founder of Career365 (formerly CareerSupport365) – a leading Australian employee transitioning firm, specialising in outplacement and employee onboarding.