Outplacement Programs: Protecting your employer brand and talent

In the insecure socio-economic environment of Greece, employee layoffs continue to be one of the most important topics in the Human Resources strategy for organizations of all sizes, Greek and/or multinational.

With employee layoffs becoming a standard reality, it is critical to learn how to handle them strategically, protecting the employees who are released while safeguarding moral and performance of those who remain at the organization. company as well as your employer branding and reputation as an potential employer.

Layoffs are not the end of a conversation – they are the starting point of a dialogue about how we take care our talent protecting the company's culture company and your employer.

Our former employees are our company's ambassadors, their opinion and feedback is crucial even after their collaboration with the organization has ended. If they feel supported during this period of transition via outplacement programs by helping them adapt to change and land their new job it is extremely likely that they will continue to promote your products and recommend your workplace to job seekers. In a nutshell, providing outplacement fosters these positive feelings among former employees.

Moreover, your former employees shape the perception about you. Since a former employee is most likely to work for a competitor or a partner or a client of your company, fact that highlights the importance of protecting your reputation. In any case, every organization wishes for their former employees to share positive feedback regarding their experience of their tenure at the organization and ultimately that the end of their collaboration was respectful.

Providing outplacement programs ensures that your employer branding and the company's social profile are promoted and strengthened even through rough times and your workplace remains attractive for candidates, partners and clients.

Below you can find our participants' testimonials that speak louder than words:

"A necessary program for those who have a keen interest in making their next career step smoothly in the labor market. Randstad team approach was friendly and professional at the same time. In addition I was provided with essential guidance combined with success tips from the Randstad outplacement program" – Financial Manager (Pharmaceutical Sector)

"I have a very positive experience from Randstad outplacement program. I had all the support I needed during the preparation for my next career opportunity such as tips to improve my CV and role play job interviews in order to feel more confident towards the pursuit of my new job " – Maintenance Engineer (Industry/ Manufacturing)

"When you are released from your job, the insecurity you feel is extremely strong. I would like to thank from my heart Randstad Hellas consultants for their contribution in my efforts. I felt secure from the first moment during the program and I discovered skills that I hadn't realized I was qualified with. I though I was lacking the qualifications to pursue new jobs due to lack of confidence however the outplacement program successfully guided me through it. Right now I am so excited about a new dream job I've been offered in a multinational company thanks to Randstad Hellas! A huge thank you to all of you!" Administration employee (Consumer Goods Sector)

"The outplacement program offered me not only career guidance but also support in my professional and personal life. I would like to thank my consultant and all the outplacement team for helping me and empowering me to achieve my career goals" - (Finance employee – Health Sector)

"Randstad outplacement program and its workshops were extremely interesting. I had an excellent communication and collaboration with my consultant and she helped me to cope with the stress I experienced during the period I was unemployed by providing me with instructions in order to successfully achieve my next my next career step" (Store Manager – Retail Sector).

Ioanna Kounoupi, Commercial Manager

Ioanna kounoupi - Randstad

Ioanna currently holds the role of Commercial Manager at Randstad Hellas. She has been with Randstad for the last 7 years and has more than 15 years of experience in Greek and multinational companies. Ioanna is responsible for the commercial team and the HR Services department. Ioanna combines strong business acumen and an in-depth knowledge of the global HR market enabling her to propose HR Solutions that transform the bottom-line of organizations. Currently, her main focus lies in designing and implementing programs in career transition and outplacement services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, assessment centres, stress management, talent acquisition strategies and business outsourcing. Ioanna has extended exposure in recruitment, change and risk management, talent acquisition programs' customization, business consulting, sales management in services, industrial, banking and FMCG sectors. She is a member of the "Learning Mentors" network of Bodossaki Foundation supporting on a volunteer basis NGOs in several HR & organisation projects.

A well-rounded professional due to her extensive experience in different industries and functions. Ioanna holds a Diploma in Coaching & Organizational Development and an MSc in Human Resources by Athens University of Economics & Business. She also holds a BA in French Literature by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Ioanna is certified in assessment tools provided by Kenexa and Evalion as well as in The Preventing Burnout Test© - PBT©. Fluent in Greek and English.

You can contact Ioanna by email: ikounoupi@randstad.gr or by telephone - 216 6001312

Natasha Katopodi, Senior Consultant HR Services

Natasa katopodh - Randstad

Natasha is an HR Professional with more than 10 years of experience in recruitment, training and development both in consulting firms and in-house HR departments. Passionate about helping individuals explore their true potential and successfully reach their goals she focuses completely in career counselling from 2010. Natasha has supported more than 300 individuals deal positively with career transition and handle redundancy. She is particularly experienced in facilitating individuals to define themselves professionally and remove significant roadblocks while searching for suitable career opportunities in the current economic climate.

Equipped & experienced in applying counselling and psychodynamic theories in HR contexts in order to facilitate professional development, ease the friction caused by job hunting challenges and pave the way to professional and personal growth. Finally, her background as a global citizen with pertinent work experience gives her the opportunity to develop globally oriented problem solving capabilities while understanding and decoding cultural differences. Natasha holds a Master's in Career Management & Counselling from the University of London, MSc in Strategic Human Resource's management from Alba Business School and a BA in Economics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Natasha is also a Randstad certified Mentor. Fluent in French, English & Greek.

You can contact Natasha by email: nkatopodi@randstad.gr or by telephone - 216 6001312

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