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Outplacement Programs

In periods of rapid change causing significant business disruption across almost every sector, the occurrence of organisational restructuring is evident and fast becoming an everyday event. For the employee, the reality can often come as a shock.

For organisations that find themselves in the inevitable position of having to restructure for the greater good of many, it is critically important that they make available a genuine offer of assistance to the outplaced employees.

Empirical research has highlighted the impact redundancy can have on an individual including;

  • Stigma
  • Loss of identity
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Destruction of existing habits
  • Loss of social and support networks

As such, it is important that every organisation carries out a ‘due diligence’ process in relation to how they plan to manage the restructure.

Engaging an experienced Business Solutions Consultant who will offer a range of assistance activities combined with regular one-on-one meetings is a favourable option that should be considered seriously.

‘It is seen as a means of humanising a very unpleasant aspect of organisational life’. (Gribble & Miller, 2009)

To be effective, outplacement services require situational adaptation as opposed to the often experienced ‘one size fits all’ approach offered by many so-called outplacement professionals.

Cheryl McCormack is well positioned to assist job seekers with three decades of knowledge, know-how and understanding regarding the world of employment.

Outplacement program features

  • One-on-one private and confidential scoping session to ascertain specific individuals needs including timing
  • Development of an Outplacement Program tailored to the individual’s specific needs
  • Resume critiqued and revised
  • Direction about the preparation of job advertisement response letters
  • Interview preparation and role-playing practice sessions
  • Access to Strong Interest Inventory® career guidance online assessment
  • Interpretation and feedback on SII® from a Certified Practitioner
  • Access to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® in conjunction with SII®
  • Ongoing progress follow-up sessions
  • Two service levels – Executive and Non-Executive

Outplacement program benefits

  • A personalised, tailored assistance plan rather than a standard offering can greatly assist in a quicker buy-in from the outplaced employee
  • Assists in reducing the negative impacts that can surround retrenchment including loss of self-esteem, loss of identity and feelings of isolation especially socially
  • Promotes your organisation as an employer that cares about their people
  • Creates trust because it is established with proven credibility

Service options

Outplacement Program - Employee

$2,500 per Employee plus GST

  • Scoping session with organisation’s leadership team prior to redundancies being actioned
  • Personalised one-on-one meeting with the individual outplaced employee to ascertain the best course of action moving forward
  • The option of group session workshops depending upon the number of people being displaced
  • Review of and guidance with resume and cover letters (one draft)
  • Review and feedback on their LinkedIn profile
  • Job search techniques (1 one-hour session)
  • Interview techniques training (1 to 2 one-hour sessions depending upon needs)
  • Access to the MBTI® and Strong Interest Inventory® assessments online providing professional career advice
  • Interpretation and feedback session (2 one-hour sessions) along with the provision of a printed report
  • Periodic calls and or meetings scheduled to discuss search progress and refine strategy

Outplacement Program - Executive

$3,500 per Executive plus GST

  • Scoping session with organisation’s leadership team prior to redundancies being actioned
  • Personalised one-on-one meeting with the individual outplaced employee to ascertain the best course of action moving forward
  • An executive will spend more time discussing strategy
  • Review of and guidance with resume and cover letters (up to three drafts as resumes are more complex)
  • Review and feedback on their LinkedIn profile
  • Job search techniques at a more sophisticated level (2 one-hour sessions)
  • Interview techniques training (2 to 3 one-hour sessions depending upon needs)
  • Access to the MBTI® and Strong Interest Inventory® assessments online providing professional career advice
  • Interpretation and feedback session (2 one-hour sessions) along with the provision of a printed report
  • Periodic calls and or meetings scheduled as necessary to discuss search progress and refine strategy

Terms & Conditions

  • An Executive is categorised as an employee/ex-employee earning an annual salary package of $100,000 and above
  • A volume discount of 20% will be offered when more than 2 outplaced employees are involved in a program from the same organisation
  • Once a service has been confirmed by your organisation in writing, a 20% deposit of the total fee will be invoiced, and payment must be made within 48 hours to secure the services
  • The remainder of the fee will be invoiced on completion of the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory Assessments Interpretation and Feedback sessions and payable within 14 days from the date of the invoice
  • Customised packages can be negotiated to suit your organisation’s specific requirements

1 Gribble, L.C. and Miller, P (2009). Employees in outplacement services, do they really get the help they need? Journal of Career Development, 18(3), p.18-28

What others are saying

Cheryl, I just love how professional you are, every step of the way you ace it! A big thank you for your help and guidance.

Nicky Pellegriti - TAS Assistant, MSBC

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the valuable assistance you’ve given me during my job search, you have generously shared your expertise.

Zoe, P - EA, CAS

I can’t thank you enough for your support in helping me secure the SJOG role, working with you is always such a positive experience!

Lynn Devitt - Casa Venegas, St John of God

I would just like to extend my gratitude for walking alongside me on this journey, thank you a hundred fold.

Abbel Gaspi - Project Officer, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

We really enjoyed your time with our team, there was much learned about ourselves and each other, thanks again for your wise guidance.

Megan, S - MBTI Workshop

You have been the best recruiter I have met, committed, caring and with a strong work ethic.

Natalie Centoira - Placed candidate

Thanks for your professionalism, support and assistance.

Sonia Perez - Human Resources Manager, Oakhill College

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win the role with Envy Jewellery, I am enjoying it so much that I hope to be here for years to come!

Raewyn Wilson - Customer Service Coordinator, Envy Jewellery

Thanks to Cheryl and the team at McCormack’s for yet again sourcing an appropriate applicant and successfully filling an unusual vacancy at our College.  I would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Joanne Kessey - Secretary to Mr Michael Blake, College Principal, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood

I want to take a moment to thank you for all the support you’ve shown me throughout my job search process. I am so appreciative of not only the way you made me feel at our first meeting but your generosity with your time and resources.

Donna Laney - Senior Administration Officer – Student Services, Mt St Benedict College

Once again Cheryl, you have found a great position that suits my needs and skills. I will be forever grateful to you.

Kerrie Scarpellino - Placed Candidate

I am absolutely thrilled to be offered permanency. I wish to greatly thank you for all the effort in securing this position and for believing in me and encouraging me to move forward.

Nancy M - Placed Candidate, Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria

I am most grateful for the employment opportunities McCormack Employment gave me while I was studying and between jobs. Please pass on my kind regards to Cheryl, I am indebted to her for finding me such great jobs when I needed them.

Elizabeth Killey - Placed Candidate

Thank you for assigning great staff to our office, always helpful and proactive.

Mary Harrison - Sydney Catholic Schools, Southern Region

Thank you for your very kind donation to the Catholic Education Foundation Indigenous Bursary Program, it is greatly appreciated and we value your support of the Catholic Education Foundation.

Kathy Campbell - Head: Policy & Corporate Services, Catholic Education Foundation