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iHire Launches Virtual Outplacement Services Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

By HR Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Steve Flook, President & CEO

iHire has combined personalized job seeker support with its best-in-class career management platform to add outplacement services to its solution suite

FREMONT, CA: Leading career-oriented platform, iHire, announced the general availability of its Virtual Outplacement Services. The recruiting technology provider’s Virtual Outplacement Services help companies assist laid-off and transitioning employees – including those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – with finding new jobs. The company has over 20 years of experience in connecting candidates with their right jobs in 56 different industries.

iHire has combined personalized job seeker support with its best-in-class career management platform to add outplacement services to its solution suite. For employers, iHire offers affordable outplacement services to bring a unique, compassionate approach to handling layoffs as well as business closures, mergers, acquisitions, downsizing initiatives, and other situations that displace employees.

“Adding outplacement services to our product suite was a natural fit, as we’ve spent the past two decades working closely with job seekers at every stage of their career,” said Steve Flook, iHire’s President, and CEO. "That first-hand experience, along with our platform and personalized customer service, allows us to offer outplacement support to businesses when they need it most. Layoffs are hard for everyone involved, but we're here to ease the sting a little bit and set job seekers off on the right foot."

All of the company's outplacement packages provide transitioning employees with one-on-one virtual coaching sessions with a certified career coach, a new resume written by a certified resume writer, unlimited access to iHire’s platform with advanced job matching technology, and a personalized job search plan covering goals, assessments, interviewing, networking, and more. Organizations that invest in outplacement by helping former associates find work can also reduce unemployment costs, improve the morale of remaining staff, minimize risk, and strengthen their employer brands. iHire believes the actual value of outplacement today is treating employees well during these challenging times.

“When we first started building our outplacement program, we focused on how it will help businesses protect their employer brands and cut costs,” added Jason Hayes, VP Employer Sales and Customer Success, iHire. “But in the wake of COVID-19, we realized that outplacement isn’t just about branding – it’s about people. The reality is that employers are being forced to lay-off good, hard-working employees. They want to show they care, and we want to help.”

iHire was listed as one of the Top 10 Recruitment Software Solution Companies in 2020 by HR Tech Outlook Magazine. In addition to its Virtual Outplacement Services, iHire continues to release several new platform features and functionalities designed to help job seekers and employers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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