Free Outplacement Services and Jobsearch Support for Newly Unemployed Professionals Limited has been awarded a 2 year contract by the Department of Work & Pensions to provide Job Search Support services to Newly Unemployed Professionals. Clients referred to us by Jobcentre Plus will receive free career coaching & counselling, CV reviews, interview practice, covering letter and email preparation, career changes, networking and job search techniques, both online and offline. The contract is for two years and it is estimated that up to 20,000 professional people per year will benefit from the programme.

Ten-Percent and JB Fagan & Associates have been coaching professionals for over 8 years in good times as well as bad. We have offered standalone CV, careers, interview and job searching advice throughout this time and as part of the DWP contract we cover the whole of the UK. Appointments can usually be arranged within 24 hours, and the service is conducted over the telephone and online where relevant. 

How does this help your business? If you make any staff redundant, you can advise them of the above scheme and the employee can get outplacement services free of charge. We have already assisted three lawyers, one of whom found a wills & probate job within 2 weeks of attending this scheme.

The current economic climate is forcing many businesses to downsize and make redundancies. Whilst in most cases this is necessary, unavoidable and unpleasant, it is in the best interest of affected companies to ensure their employees are well looked after during the process, particularly in specialist industries where the talent pool is small and bad news travels quickly.

To manage the process sensitively, many companies are turning to outplacement because it offers invaluable support and advice to help employees get back on their feet. It is also appealing to employers as it ensures their reputations are not damaged whilst making sure that surviving staff remain as motivated and engaged as possible.

Outplacement involves a number of stages, from coaching and counselling when candidates initially hear the news, to education on the current market and economy. The process enables candidates to clarify their objectives and expectations before creating their CV, job applications and attending interviews.

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