Restructuring Services

Outplacement and Downsizing

When you are forced to make tough financial decisions to lay off employees, any additional support that you provide your team adds value to your brand and brand image. Gratuity and other UAE labour law benefits as end of service benefits, may not necessarily be considered as a outplacement support since they are required by law. 

 

Outplacement Services is a rapidly growing component of a severance agreement that is intended to help employees find work following a layoff or job loss. 

Outplacement can be effective in helping employees find jobs more quickly can depend on specific circumstances. But it shows a great deal of support from the employer.

We Can Help Restructure Your Company and Support Your Employees!

What is Outplacement?

Outplacement is a program of supporting employees to make a transition into the next phase of their careers. This mainly occurs when a company due to various circumstances from restructuring to downsizing are forced to make changes to minimize the employee overhead costs. Ever since COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown and work from home, many companies have found their sales figures and profits dramatically get affected. To ensure company continuity, outplacement has become essential.

 

Many laid-off employees can be unfamiliar with current job searching techniques if they haven't sought employment for a long time, training in job searching is also provided.

We help you develop resumes and cover letters and even advise jobs for individuals. We provide job leads and follow-up counseling and advice.

Outplacement is not only about directly finding new employment. For employees who may have been laid off, it is also a need and opportunity for mental support and career counseling.

Why Offer Outplacement?

Employer Benefits

  • ​Protect Reputation and Brand Image

Employers provide outplacement support because they are constantly aware of the impact of their actions on current and prospective employees and to protect your reputations as desirable employers.

  • ​Ensure Employee Careers and Future

To adequately measure the success of our work, we provide you with data that measures the success of the laid-off employees in finding employment. 

  • ​Business Continuity

An effective restructuring and executive outplacement strategy ensures business continuity and protects your brand, so that the employees you retain remain productive, committed, and focused.

  • Mitigates risk of litigation

The negative impact and loss of jobs cause some to seek recourse in legal pursuance. The outplacement program shows the employee you not only care but also invest in career growth through learning, training, and development to seek employment elsewhere.

 

Employee Benefits

  • Enhanced counseling allows a true employee mindset to be exposed clearing a path for a better future and also reducing the risk of mental stress-related issues.

  • Training and Career counseling increased options for other career paths and job market analysis for an employee to pursue

  • Outplaced employees are always better open to rejoining the employer when the situation improves.

  • Creates a better understanding and learning of how CVs are prepared, positioned, and marketed.

  • Improves interview success ration through interview training techniques.

  • More market and career options are made available.

 

 

About Genesis - Why We Are Qualified To Be Your Outplacement Partner?

Dinesh Dsouza, the Director of Genesis has been working with employers and employees in the UAE for over 20 years. A highly impactful resource, he has worked with top decision-makers and HR teams in the country to help improve the human resource solutions – employee surveys, recruitment, policies and procedures, salary surveys, outplacement and restructuring services, job descriptions, and psychometric analysis.

Our process of working with you as your Human Resource partner to assist with an Outplacement Program consists of the following

 

  1. Need Analysis?

  2. Why is the outplacement required and have all avenues and costs been considered?

  3. Data Review

  4. The challenged team? This will essentially include those who will be outplaced. Their updated resumes, compensation, and reporting structure.

  5. Internal announcement of the program (a set itinerary including timelines and flow to be provided to the company and participant upon confirmation)

 

Program Essentials

An introduction to share details of the program, benefits, expectations, timelines

 

Stage One – Introduction and Counselling

  1. One-on-One counseling as per time table each lasting 30 minutes

  2. Gathering feedback through feedback form about their expectations, this would include mindset, positive and negative expectations, and preparedness. The completed forms will be evaluated and assessed for concerning results

 

Stage Two – Market Understanding

  1. Job Market /understand – Economies and Jobs through a presentation

  2. Question and Answers

  3. Updated Datasheet on options for consideration to be updated

 

Stage Three – Professional CVs Preparations

  1. Professional CV Design (as a group training)

  2. Designing Criteria for CVs to beat the ATS

  3. CV Structure and Design

  4. CV Vs Bio Vs Cover Letter

  5. Preparing Each CV + (Digital CV options)

 

Stage Four – Interview Techniques Training

  1. Interview Techniques Training

  2. How to Prepare for an Interview

  3. Attending the Interview

  4. Interview Followups and Closures

  5. Interview Questions and Answers – Cultural and Behavioral

  6. Types of Tests – Psychometric, Aptitude, and Technical

  7. Mock Interviews

 

Stage Five – Followups

  1. CVs on speculation

  2. Job Applications through online sources

  3. Followups – Calls versus Emails. What Works?

  4. Closure

 

A Progress report on each participant is reared and shared with the employer for a period of 6 months from completion of the Program.

Do you need an expert in Outplacement Management in the UAE? Contact Us today