New tools for virtual outplacement

Innovations can both help and hinder transition services
By Peter Saulnier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2015

There have been some remarkable technological developments in the world of virtual outplacement over the last few years. These innovations have been important for two reasons: they allow support for employees in remote locations who have lost their jobs; and they provide a useful, supplemental form of support for individuals in career transition.

New virtual outplacement developments include such features as network tracking tools that are fully integrated with LinkedIn; job search engines that receive feeds from established job sites such as Indeed; research databases that provide information about a company or industry at the push of a button; and, of course, resumé management systems that allow for the development and storage of multiple versions of an individual’s resumé.