today's economy, just about every day, we here of job losses, of
redundancies, of retrenchments - of people losing their jobs.
Our Outplacement Service, provided to employers, helps people to not
only cope with the trauma of losing their job, helping them to maintain
their self-esteem, but also gives them practical help in gaining new
employment. We don't guarantee finding them a new job
(although our executive
search and recruitment service will certainly help), but we
do guarantee giving them all the tools they need to find one
If your company is facing retrenchments and you regard yourselves as
caring employers, then you should strongly consider providing
outplacement to the individuals you will be releasing.
That Outplacement Service is Skillnet's, one of the very few available
in Malaysia. All our senior consultants have either
a psychology qualification or have experienced the trauma of redundancy
themselves - a critical factor in selecting the right Outplacement
services are provided to employers (to companies) not to individuals,
although, of course, they are the beneficiaries. Our
contracts are with employers.
When a company has decided, for whatever reason, they need to institute
a retrenchment package, perhaps through a Voluntary Severence Scheme
(VSS) or a Mandatory Severence Scheme (MSS), they come to Skillnet for
advice on handling the whole scheme:
- Design of the scheme
- Selection criteria to identify individuals or jobs
- Industrial Relations/gaining union acceptance
- Calculation of individual packages
- Communications strategy
- Planning for handling the dramatic drop in morale of those "left
behind"- the people not involved in job losses
- Planning for re-motivating those "left behind"
- Training of senior managers who will "give the message" to those
being made redundant
- Provision of Trauma Counsellors (usually trained and qualified
psychologists, associates of Skillnet)
- Advice on developing a resume that gets noticed
- Training on successfully handling job interviews
- Provision of office / secretarial facilities, as necessary
- Placement of individual resumes with our Executive Search
and Recruitment Division.