Our bespoke Outplacement Plus programmes are specifically tailored to offer support to the employer and employees when faced with a redundancy situation.
We provide a range of Outplacement Plus programmes which include:
Early Career Programme
We can provide training and ongoing support to all Management who will be delivering the redundancy message to the impacted Individuals or dealing with ongoing queries. This session could cover the specific areas below or as detailed by the client:
Structure of ongoing messages / updates
Importance of consistent communication
Dealing with various emotions
Outplacement Plus programmes overview
Expected queries / concerns from individuals
We tailor our programmes to best fit the individual and their future career goals through a practical and results-oriented approach. We can deliver the sessions online or face to face depending on each individual's preference. We can provide detailed knowledge, support and guidance on some or all of the modules mentioned below:
Our Outplacement Modules
With the inclusion of a recruitment module, we take the traditional outplacement offering one step further – ensuring your people have the best opportunity to find new employment and move forward with their careers.
Your Online Portal
The impacted individuals who engage in one of our Outplacement Plus Programmes gain access to a branded, personalised information portal:
Optional Additional Support Services
New Business Programme
Financial Planning Programme
Early Retirement Programme
Recruitment Open Day
Education & Training
"Collins McNicholas delivered Group Outplacement support to approx. 30 individuals across two locations in addition to 1:1 sessions. The programme provided excellent support and guidance to those who were made redundant. Feedback from the participants indicated that the sessions were highly informative on current processes and gave them more confidence in taking the next step."
- Carmel Hackett, Regional HR Manager – ROI, Provident Financial Group UK & ROI
"Being based in England and having to support a long-serving, and well-respected colleague, on their exit from our company, in Ireland, was challenging. However, Collins McNicholas’ Executive Outplacement Plus programme allowed us to manage their transition out of the business seamlessly and they felt much more confident in moving forward in their career as a result of the support and advice provided."
- Debbie Lane, Group Employee Relations Manager, Nisbets
"Collins McNicholas have partnered with us over the past number of years in providing outplacement support to impacted individuals in EA Games. The individual outplacement programmes they delivered were completely tailored to each employees role and requirements along their re-employment journey. The sessions provided excellent support, tools and confidence to those who were made redundant. The feedback I received from the participants has been very positive and it appears to have made a significant impact on their employability skills. The whole process was exceptionally seamless and professional."
- Imelda Grimes, Lead HR Business Partner, Electronic Arts
"The Collins McNicholas outplacement programme was tailored to suit the needs of our business and our employees. Their flexibility, empathy and broad knowledge of the local job market gave the attendees the confidence they needed to begin a job search. While some employees were sceptical about attending, following the sessions, all agreed that it was a worthwhile and beneficial service."
- Jacinta Glover, HR Manager, Masonite Ireland
" Everything from start to finish, helped me do up a very good C.V. They talked through the interview programme and also did a mock interview and told me I can call them at any time."
- Testimonial from NPS
"Great well-structured approach to an individual situation. Encouraging evaluation and very sensible handling. Not at any point did I feel that the service provided to me was 'Just another job' for my consultants."
- Testimonial from NPS
" The communication was very clear and the trainers were all extremely courteous and helpful. I enjoyed my experience very much."
- Testimonial from NPS
"The programme for me was hugely beneficial. I felt very supported from the get-go. The team were very professional and all communication from Emma prior to the first session made me feel at ease at a time when I felt vulnerable and the thoughts of doing this course initially felt a bit daunting.
For me the Consultants’ personalities and how approachable they were was of huge importance. From the first group session they set the tone and I knew I was in good hands. No question was overlooked and no question felt stupid to ask. Everything that was presented to us was great as we covered all areas that need focus on in our new situation and I now feel better prepared for what's next for me."
We employ talented, creative and highly proficient industry professionals most of whom are CIPD qualified and certified in Psychometric Assessment as awarded by the Psychological Society of Ireland/British Psychological Society.
We work closely with companies and individuals to ensure that our process is sensitive and respectful of our candidates‘ needs. We believe that the relationship with our recruitment division ensures that our process is the most comprehensive outplacement service available on the market.
Our Proven Track Record
We have been delivering outplacement solutions to companies for nearly thirty years. We have delivered outplacement solutions to both individuals and groups in the call centre, food, medical devices, software and manufacturing sectors.
This is the cornerstone of our organisation and one of the main reasons for our success since our foundation in 1990. We treat all companies and individuals’ information in the strictest confidence.
Our Confidentiality & Ethics
Our Position in the Marketplace
We are uniquely placed to deliver practical, useful advice to individuals and groups. We work in partnership with our national recruitment division which means we are in a position to provide up-to-date information on local and national vacancies, relevant industry contacts and current job search techniques.
Contact Caroline Macklin to find out more about our comprehensive Outplacement Plus service.
Manager, People Consulting Team (on Maternity Leave)