Career experts now supporting employers in helping laid-off and transitioning employees find work
Frederick, Maryland – June 2, 2020 – iHire announces the general availability of its Virtual Outplacement Services. The recruiting technology provider’s Virtual Outplacement Services help companies assist laid-off and transitioning employees – including those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – with finding new jobs.
Drawing from more than 20 years of experience connecting candidates with the right jobs in 56 industries, iHire has combined personalized job seeker support with its best-in-class career management platform to add outplacement services to its solution suite. For employers, iHire offers affordable outplacement services to bring a unique, compassionate approach to handling layoffs as well as business closures, mergers, acquisitions, downsizing initiatives, and other situations that displace employees.
All outplacement packages provide transitioning employees with one-on-one virtual coaching sessions with a certified career coach, a new resume written by a certified resume writer, unlimited access to iHire’s platform with advanced job matching technology, and a personalized job search plan covering goals, assessments, interviewing, networking, and more.
“Adding outplacement services to our product suite was a natural fit, as we’ve spent the past two decades working closely with job seekers at every stage of their career,” said Steve Flook, iHire’s President and CEO. “That first-hand experience, along with our platform and personalized customer service, allows us to offer outplacement support to businesses when they need it most. Layoffs are hard for everyone involved, but we’re here to ease the sting a little bit and set job seekers off on the right foot.”
In helping former associates find work, organizations that invest in outplacement can also reduce unemployment costs, improve the morale of remaining staff, minimize risk, and strengthen their employer brands. However, the true value in outplacement right now, according to iHire, is treating employees well during these challenging times.
“When we first started building our outplacement program, we focused on how it will help businesses protect their employer brands and cut costs,” added Jason Hayes, VP Employer Sales and Customer Success, iHire. “But in the wake of COVID-19, we realized that outplacement isn’t just about branding – it’s about people. The reality is that employers are being forced to lay-off good, hard-working employees. They want to show they care, and we want to help.”
In addition to its Virtual Outplacement Services, iHire continues to release a number of new platform features and functionalities designed to help job seekers and employers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, job seekers can now get email alerts for part-time and gig opportunities and can search specifically for remote jobs. iHire is also preparing to launch tools for recruiters to boost their branding and more easily add candidates to their talent pipelines – even when they aren’t actively hiring.
To learn more about iHire’s Virtual Outplacement Services and available packages, visit https://go.ihire.com/5886.
iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. We believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, we can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities faster, easier, and more effectively than a general job board. Everyone deserves to find work that is fulfilling, inspiring, and meaningful. Since 1999, we’ve combined cutting-edge technology with our expertise in the recruitment space and the invaluable insights of our members to achieve just that. Visit www.ihire.com for more information.