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outplacement support

Outplacement support for businesses and their employees

Outplacement support

When employees leave a company, outplacement services can provide job search support to help the individual navigate the market and seek suitable employment as smoothly as possible. Spinnaker provides outplacement support for its clients and their employees, which is particularly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic where companies are being forced to re-evaluate their staffing.

Why do companies use outplacement services?

If an organisation utilises the support of a company such as Spinnaker, it leaves their time and resources dedicated to the business, and allows us to use our considerable HR expertise to support the employees leaving.

Spinnaker gives clients peace of mind that their staff will get practical advice; we are proud to provide a personal service; we’re not interested in a blanket approach – we give clients and their employees the chance to reap the benefits of over 20 years of shipping industry recruitment expertise and our strong HR background, including large scale downsizing projects and career transition expertise.

What is the benefit for the employee?

Using a bespoke approach like we do at Spinnaker, outplacement provides employees with the confidence and tools to take the next step in their career. Our personalised service gives the individual practical advice, genuine market expertise, and a sensitive handling of what can be a challenging time.

What we offer

Combining the skills from our recruitment and HR consultancy teams, we offer:

  • Personality profiling and feedback;
  • CV advice and coaching;
  • cover letter writing;
  • how to write a great LinkedIn profile that will get you seen;
  • interview preparation and techniques;
  • career action plans; and
  • registration with Spinnaker specialist recruitment; sign-up to monthly newsletter and jobs bulletins

A CV is a personal advertisement. Together with a covering letter, it gives a jobseeker the opportunity to sell themselves and impress a potential employer. We offer a personal service to help people improve the chances of their CV being successful.

Career coaching is not directive, but encourages employees to take personal responsibility for shaping their own future.  It is easy to underestimate the emotional and psychological effects of the sudden change.  Losing a job and a work routine can be equivalent to a major ‘stress event’ such as a bereavement or moving home. 

Our services can include guidance on completing application forms, job search techniques, utilising social media and interview preparation. Our experienced global recruitment consultants are also on hand to pro-actively market those being supported to their preferred maritime employers.

Personality profiling

A better understanding of personality helps individuals with their self-awareness, how they cope with change, and supports the job transition and search process.

After completing an online questionnaire, participants are provided with a 17-page report supported by a one to one feedback session. This can be used to enhance the participant’s CV content and can be shared with potential future employers to support the recruitment process, as well as providing bespoke support with personal and professional development.

The tool we use at Spinnaker is Facet5; one of the most modern and advanced measures of personality available today. Facet5 harnesses the power of personality, supporting individuals, teams and businesses to realise their full potential in the workplace.

If you would like to know more about our outplacement services, contact Lucy McQuillan at lmcquillan@spinnaker-global.com.

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