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June 2016

Frederickson Partners

4 Ways to Get the Most out of Outplacement Services

Let's face it: the job market is unpredictable and tough these days. So much so that 57% of businesses state employee retention as one of their biggest issues. Employee turnover can cost a company anywhere from 30% to 150% of the departing employee's salary.

In an attempt to improve employee retention or even to simply fill the open positions, many businesses turn to outplacement consulting firms. Considering that Jobvite discovered that 53% of people with jobs are still open to new job prospects even without actively looking, here are a few tips on how to get the most from outplacement services.

Use your counselor to your advantage. Use the knowledge your career counselor has to practice what you'll say in your upcoming interviews. Find out the best ways to answer questions about yourself, like identifying your strengths and weaknesses and why you are no longer in your last position. Learn the do's and don'ts of interviewing to help you land the job you want.

Go to networking meetings. Many outplacement companies hold networking meetings on a routine basis to help job seekers benefit from talking to others. These sessions help to motivate those looking for jobs and make them feel like they're not wasting their time. There is nothing worse than feeling alone or that you are putting in more effort than you need to because you are not seeing results. Find out what works for others in your position and what doesn't in the job search process.

Turn your experience into valuable assets. For many people who are older in age or have years of experience in a particular field, use the knowledge you have to your advantage. Work with your counselor to target smaller companies in your field that may be looking for leadership positions to fill. You just may find your niche again.

Complain if your counselor isn't meeting your needs. If you feel that your counselor is not meeting your expectations, get in touch with the office manager or human resources to learn about your options for changing counselors. Look for counselors within an outplacement service company that can give you the time you need, share the same interest in helping you obtain a job, and can provide the useful advice you need to help you.

In finding out what the best outplacement services Plano has to offer, keep these things in mind. Your counselor is here to help you. Use their knowledge to your advantage as well as your own experience. Attend networking meetings to get feedback from other sources. Say something if you are not pleased with the counselor assigned to you. In conclusion, there are many things the best outplacement services Plano has that can help you.

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  • Providing Venture Capital and Private Equity Talent Partners with HR executive search, HR advisory, and compensation consulting expertise for their portfolio companies
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  • Customized, high-touch outplacement projects for pre-IPO and mid-sized companies in the midst of restructuring or integrating acquisitions

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About Frederickson Partners

Frederickson Partners (Frederickson Partners) is the top global HR and strategic People Operations executive search and consulting firm in Silicon Valley. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Menlo Park, our mission is to help our client’s succeed by elevating their people functions. Our HR executive search and consulting capabilities stretch worldwide with global hubs in San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Seattle, Paris and Hong Kong. Clients range from startups to the Fortune 100 across diverse industries.

Outplacement Practice

Re–evaluating your outplacement vendors? Require a higher utilization rate for your outplacement dollar? Need higher touch services and consistency across all markets? Since 1995, Frederickson Partners is the outplacement firm of choice for sophisticated corporate buyers. Join the numerous Fortune 500 employers and small firms who have selected us over their previous vendor and are now enjoying the best of both worlds: each employee well taken care of, and consistency in every city.

Price shopping or need to customize a program? Contact our Corporate Outplacement Team at 650-614-0220 or email them at for more information on our outplacement services.

HR Consulting Practice

With the dramatic increase of global technology outsourcing and the continued geographic dispersion of corporate teams, the need for international human resources strategy, design, and project implementation has increased. Our global team of HR consultants has the specialized skills and breadth of expertise to develop and lead your initiatives—saving you time, money, and resources. We can manage the international recruiting function, help you hire key local managers or an entire startup team in an overseas market, and establish HR systems for global expansion.

Why clients choose Frederickson Partners:
  • Results-driven, value-oriented. To keep your HR programs in line with your corporate direction, we provide HR strategy, cost-effective HR infrastructure, and pragmatic HR advice across all critical areas of human resource management.
  • Any size, any stage. We draw upon years of experience with startups, midsize firms and large global enterprises to guide our clients strategically through any stage of growth.
  • Work smarter, not harder. In survey after survey, CEO's say the number-one issue keeping them up at night is "people problems." We help you solve them so that you can get back to focusing on your business.
  • Contact our HR Consulting Team at 650.614.0220 or email them at for more information on our HR consulting services
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Why clients choose Frederickson Partners as their human resources-specialized executive search firm:

  • Prompt results. The average time from start of search to presentation of the winning HR candidate is 21 days. 50% of HR searches are completed in less than 45 days.
  • Superior results. More than 95% of HR executives placed by Frederickson Partners are still with their companies five years following placement.
  • High client satisfaction. More than 90% of the firm's work is either repeat business or from referrals. A number of clients have been with Frederickson Partners for more than a decade.

You get:

  • Access to the best global human resources executive talent available through extensive networks built upon long–term relationships with U.S. and global executives
  • Customized HR executive search solutions that fit your goals, budget and timeline
  • Interim HR management during the search process, followed by an assimilation period to ensure a smooth transition
  • Interim HR management during the search process, followed by an assimilation period to ensure a smooth transition

Contact our human resources executive search team at 650.614.0220 or email us at to learn how your organization can reap the benefits Frederickson Partners can deliver: Improved performance and greater success through your most valuable asset—your people.

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