Employer Transition Services

Planning support

People First can provide you with a comprehensive organizational support plan. Individual or large-scale in nature, we will work with you to plan, organize and carry out a dignified exit plan. Whatever your needs dictate, we can supply you with a customized solution. We offer sound counsel in all areas; from providing you with advice on key decisions, to expertise on the logistical and emotional aspects of managing the notifications.  Through our national partnership with Optimum Talent and our international affiliation with Arbora Global, People First can arrange Career Management services anywhere in Canada and most of the world. 

Job loss notification training for managers

Regardless of the reason, the most delicate task faced by a manager remains the dismissal of an employee. Effectively training managers ensures that employee dismissals are carried out with dignity, respect and professionalism. People First can customize job loss notification training that highlights best practices and offers insight into the dismissal process.

Individual programs

People First offers a complete line of one-to-one transition (or outplacement) services, customized to suit the needs of individuals’ at all organizational levels. We are committed to delivering personalized service through the use of level appropriate career consultants, workshops, materials and administrative services.

Group programs

We have extensive experience in dealing with groups in transition and can tailor our workshops to fit your needs. Our small group workshops are designed to allow for a balanced mix of group interaction and individual attention, an ideal preparation for conducting an effective job search.

Career centre

An alternate service delivery option is the development of a Career Centre, which can be established either in-house or at an external location. This service is often provided to employees affected by a major downsizing and the Career Centre becomes the central point of delivery for our individual and group career transition (or outplacement) programs.

On-site support

Immediately following the exit meeting, we strongly recommend that a People First career consultant meet the individual to discuss the impact of job loss. This support will help the individual deal with their emotions and also let them know that their career transition services are readily available and that the organization has taken appropriate steps to support them through the career transition process.  Our clients speak highly of the value of this step, as in the following testimonial.

"I wanted to thank you once again for being onsite yesterday. I can’t get over how much of a value added service your onsite presence brought to the process.  Obviously your experience and personality are a perfect fit for the career you chose.  I look forward to hearing how the full process works out with [name]."

Change management

After dismissal announcements have been made, positions will be abolished and new ones will be created. Employees and their managers must cope with how these changes, large or small, will impact their roles within the organization. As new roles are defined, managers will have to serve as guides through the maze that is the “new” organization. We offer support to managers by providing practical, effective change management strategies.

Retirement planning

Our retirement planning program helps individuals develop a realistic view of retirement, and encourages thoughtful consideration of the lifestyle and financial implications associated with this life change. The program can be offered one-to-one, in workshop format, or as a combination of both.