“Well, yes, I’ve fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it’s always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.” ~Donald Trump (Source: www.brainyquote.com)
The philosophy of company and employee loyalty, securing and committing to a job for life no longer exists. Increasingly Human Resource professionals find themselves in the awkward position of having to terminate employee contracts either as part of a corporate downsizing, business restructure or lack of individual performance.
At Downsize With Dignity, we provide unique corporate executive outplacement support to assist you in executing a seamless termination of the high profile individuals at your senior executive level, Director and above. We are the ideal transition partner for your company and offer transformative executive career management coaching to your former leadership.
We are experts at the executive leadership level!
CUSTOMIZED CORPORATE OUTPLACEMENT SUPPORT
Martin Buckland, Principal of Elite Resumes and Downsize With Dignity, is a certified expert in executive job search, career transition, employment interviews, personal branding, professional resume writing, and countless other career management credentials. He can assist your team to pre-plan and perform on-site termination, offering guidance to both the terminating manager(s) and employee(s).
Unlike other executive outplacement firms, Martin brings a unique perspective to employee terminations applying his training as a former law enforcement professional to minimize the risk to you and the employee during and after the downsizing process.
The foundation of our “white glove” service is based on using real people at every step of the process. We’re accessible 24/7 to provide our insight as you formulate and execute a termination strategy and continue to offer the same 24/7 support to the contracted individual(s) for six months after termination.
Our dignified and professional corporate executive outplacement services include:
Virtual and on-site executive outplacement support…throughout the entire termination cycle. We can help lessen the burden placed on each manager involved in the employee dismissal and help your termination team:
- Prepare for termination day providing insightful expert opinion on the ideal time to complete the termination, select a private and safe meeting space, pre-plan the termination discussion, and determine who will conduct the dismissal.
- Conduct a thorough pre-inspection of the termination location, applying policing principles, scanning the room for potential threats and making recommendations to minimize risks to all parties on termination day.
- Co-facilitate or perform the employee termination at the selected location and remain with the individual to ensure their personal safety, applying executive coaching strategies and empathy to steer them through the initial shock of termination.
- Provide post-termination follow up to conclude your executive leadership termination mandate with minimal brand damage and limited risk of future repercussion.
Unparalleled one-on-one career support, delivering a unique suite of service offerings to the terminated employee…empowering the client with all the necessary tools to boost their confidence and morale, reduce the time in transition and swiftly secure a new appointment.
Each client of Downsize With Dignity will be partnered for six months with a Certified Career Management Professional. During the length of the contract, the client will benefit from the following service offerings:
- Personal brand coaching to uniquely market their strengths in a highly competitive job market.
- Professionally written, keyword rich and performance-driven resume customized to the individual’s sector and level of authority.
- Numerous cover letters addressing all job search avenues including: advertisement, direct mail, recruitment firms, and networking.
- Two biographies creating a written and video biography to boost professional credibility, both in-person and online.
- Career coaching and job search preparation conducting a comprehensive career assessment prior to developing a targeted job search plan under the guidance of a multi-credentialed Job and Career Transition Coach.
- Customized executive search and career management mentoring specifically offered for clients in the mining, engineering, energy, and heavy construction firms.
- Mentoring in social media recruitment given by a Certified Social Media Strategist awakening the clients understanding of how social media has transformed the job search and selection process. Real-life examples will be provided using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media applications.
- Personality assessment, interview and negotiation skills training provided by our expert partners to further strengthen the client’s executive career development and quickly position the individual to conquer career goals.
- Creation of your own Your Personal Brand Name website to ignite excitement in YOU as an authority within your niche area and promote that expertise to a global audience.
At Downsize With Dignity, we limit the quantity of outplacement clients we accept at any time to ensure each corporate and individual client receives superior, one-on-one “white glove” executive outplacement and career transition services.
If you’re an employer in need of unique and dignified outplacement assistance, contact our company today. As an industry authority in career transition and executive job search, Martin would be delighted to assist your organization in conducting a safe and supportive “white glove” executive termination.