Setting up a safety net for terminated workers

Employers have a variety of options in building outplacement packages that help workers transition from job, ease concerns of remaining employees
By Martin Kingston
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2012

Including outplacement services in an employee’s severance package sends a clear signal to the departing employee — and, perhaps more importantly, the remaining staff — that the organization recognizes the importance of treating employees with dignity.

But determining what exactly should be included in the outplacement package can be an arduous task, given the range of services available. Budget will also determine how much can be offered.

The employee’s tenure, position and age can all be important elements in determining what should be included in the package.