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Is your organization restructuring, facing a redundancy or closure situation?

Our Outplacement service is tailored to your organisation’s needs. Our renowned Outplacement team uniquely combines career, financial and project management support as a trusted turnkey solution. We integrate the needs of the Organisation with those of their People during Change and open Peoples’ minds in Outplacement to opportunities beyond where they currently see themselves.

 

We offer an extensive range of support services:

Pre Downsizing

Pre-Downsizing

Harmonics have extensive experience in supporting a wide range of diverse organisations through restructuring programmes. This expertise will be available to your organisation as you plan for the implementation of your downsizing programme.  In this pre-downsizing phase, support that we can provide includes:

  • Designing an Outplacement Programme tailored to the specific needs of your Organisation and those of your people who are impacted by the restructuring
  • Project Planning – formulating a project plan around implementation of your downsizing programme
  • Communications – support in your negotiations with Employee Representatives & Unions; communications planning
  • Group Information Sessions – Presentations to employees on the nature and level of outplacement support they will have and how this will benefit them
During Downsizing

During Downsizing

The wide range of outplacement support services which Harmonics can make available to an organisation during a downsizing include:

  • Fully Outsourced Project Management – management of all logistics pertaining to the implementation of outplacement activities
  • Group Workshops – On-Site and/or Online:

    – Self-Marketing Workshop
    – Retirement Planning Workshop
    – Virtual Masterclass Series
  • 1:1 Career Coaching – face to face or virtual
  • 1:1 Financial Advisory Coaching – face to face or virtual
  • Harmonics Online Career Centre – a technology platform with a suite of resources including CV Builder, Interview Simulator, Career Assessments, E-learning hub with 100s of videos, articles and training modules
  • On-Site Career Resource Centre – an invaluable resource for large-scale downsizings providing employees with an on-site focal point for career and job search support
  • Career Fairs – events bringing together local employers, recruitment agencies, training and other support agencies 
Post Downsizing

Post Downsizing

The weeks and months following a major restructuring can present challenges for those who have left the organisation and also for those who remain (the survivors).  We have put together a suite of supports that we can provide to organisations including:

  • 1:1 Remote Career Coaching – providing those who have left the organisation with access to career support they may need in the months post-leaving
  • Post-Change Survivor Workshop – supporting those who remain post the restructuring around gaining renewed focus and leaving the past behind symbolically and emotionally
"Having researched the market, we partnered with Harmonics for our inplacement/outplacement programme following a major restructure. We chose Harmonics because it was clear from our initial interaction with them that they intuitively understood and were aligned with our values and... Read More
"Having researched the market, we partnered with Harmonics for our inplacement/outplacement programme following a major restructure. We chose Harmonics because it was clear from our initial interaction with them that they intuitively understood and were aligned with our values and leadership standard. It was evident that they are very focused on the human being at the heart of significant organisational change and the impact on them personally. This was extremely important to us. The quality of their products and team of staff is excellent. Their flexibility and ‘can do’ approach was very welcome during an uncertain and continually evolving time in our organisation. Feedback from our employees has been universally positive and we were delighted with the service."
Head of Organisation Capability - Dublin Airport Authority
"Harmonics are an exceptional programme provider to any organisation going through a restructuring of its operations. They are flexible, open and collaborative in their approach and very committed to what they do."
"Harmonics are an exceptional programme provider to any organisation going through a restructuring of its operations. They are flexible, open and collaborative in their approach and very committed to what they do."
Director of Business Services – Roche
"Harmonics are tuned in, turned on, easy to work with, reliable and dedicated to deliver something special…highly recommended."
"Harmonics are tuned in, turned on, easy to work with, reliable and dedicated to deliver something special…highly recommended."
Head of HR Group Strategy - Bank of Ireland
Choosing Harmonics to help our employees transition to a new stage in their life was simple. From our first sit down meeting with Harmonics to the organisation and delivery of the Outplacement Support Program the process was easy. Each employee... Read More
Choosing Harmonics to help our employees transition to a new stage in their life was simple. From our first sit down meeting with Harmonics to the organisation and delivery of the Outplacement Support Program the process was easy. Each employee had the freedom to select what was important to them from a range of options which included full day workshop sessions, 1:1 career coaching sessions and financial sessions -> each preparing them for the next stage of their careers, whether it was securing a new job or retirement planning. The passion and interest that Harmonics brought to the process was plain to see and provided our employees with the knowledge and confidence to take their next step. I would highly recommend Harmonics to any organisation who is looking to provide an optimal outplacement support experience to their employees.
HR Business Partner – BorgWarner Tralee
We have been working with Harmonics outplacement services since the announcement of the site closure at Aptar in August 2020 and are extremely happy with the responsive service they have provided. We had many challenges with COVID-19 restrictions and found... Read More
We have been working with Harmonics outplacement services since the announcement of the site closure at Aptar in August 2020 and are extremely happy with the responsive service they have provided. We had many challenges with COVID-19 restrictions and found the team at Harmonics to be very responsive, professional and supportive during these difficult times. It is testament to the team at Harmonics that so many of our employees secured employment before and since they finished up with Aptar.
Human Resource Manager - Aptar Ballinasloe
“We chose Harmonics as our Outplacement Partner Firm in a recent tender process. Our decision has been very much vindicated by their quality response to our specific needs. Peer testimonals have encouraged greater engagement in the Outplacement Programme. The feedback... Read More
“We chose Harmonics as our Outplacement Partner Firm in a recent tender process. Our decision has been very much vindicated by their quality response to our specific needs. Peer testimonals have encouraged greater engagement in the Outplacement Programme. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We went from a Global Outplacement provider where we felt more like a number to an Indigenous Irish firm with global reach who truly listened and helped each step of the way. Three words I would use to describe Harmonics would be ‘Personable, Professional and Passionate’. This partnership has demonstrated to our people that we are committed to supporting them at their greatest time of need. Thank you Team Harmonics.”
Director of People and Partner Services - RSA Insurance
“After the difficult announcement to close our site in Shannon after almost 50 years, our focus was to select an Outplacement Service Provider that we could partner with to provide the high level of support we wanted for our employees.... Read More
“After the difficult announcement to close our site in Shannon after almost 50 years, our focus was to select an Outplacement Service Provider that we could partner with to provide the high level of support we wanted for our employees. We chose Harmonics because the employee was at the core of their service. There was a lot of understandable concern on site following the closure announcement. One of the first steps we took was to bring Harmonics on site to meet with employees and outline the support and service that would be provided. This was hugely beneficial and helped to raise the morale following the announcement. Employees understood the support that would be provided and their concerns were allayed. The programme with Harmonics ran for over 16 months. The career coaches that we worked with were experts in their fields and they developed strong connections with our employees. We had many long service employees who had reservations initially, Harmonics broke down those barriers and supported in any way possible. As a result of the programme, employees understood their unique capabilities and developed job search skills that they will take forward. Many employees have successfully secured new employment or have returned to education, Harmonics helped employees to explore all options. We ran a Career Centre on site with Harmonics for over 6 months. This support was invaluable to our employees for all aspects of their career search. The background support provided by the Harmonics team ensured that the programme ran smoothly to meet all needs. We were faced with the COVID pandemic early on in the programme, but the Harmonics team quickly adapted to ensure that the quality of service was not impacted. Thank you to John and all the Harmonics team for the wonderful and much appreciated support provided to our employees.”
Orla O Connor - European HR Director - Molex