Since our inception in 1989 we have done this in various ways. From assisting people with injuries to return to alternative work, to intensive one-on-one coaching for long-term unemployed people, to enhancing employee wellbeing at work. Our approach to assisting people into work involves assessing skills and vocational goals and translating those to the current labour market; working with each individual on a tailored back to work plan; and mentoring, encouraging and supporting. Once in work, we assist them through in-work support and employee assistance programs to better manage the challenges and opportunities of day-to-day work and personal life.
A natural progression was for us to extend our approach to people who are about to be made redundant, or who are newly unemployed, through the delivery of outplacement services.
In September 2009, we commenced providing outplacement services in South Korea.
Outplacement involves working with people from day one of their unemployment, or through their notice period in some circumstances. It aims to help both companies and their affected employees cope smoothly with the organisational and personal changes that restructuring and downsizing can bring.
This early intervention, focused on matching goals and skills with current labour market conditions and providing outcome-focused support, reduces the likelihood of mismatching people to jobs and therefore the risk of long-term unemployment.
Our methods focus on outcomes (going beyond assisting people to identify goals and develop CVs to actually assisting them into sustainable jobs) as well as developing strong partnerships with employers.