Remembering to include mental health support

Outplacement should be about more than just resume, interview tips
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/01/2016

Outplacement services generally summon thoughts of resumé-writing workshops and interview skills drills. But a good outplacement service should go beyond those basics and incorporate support for a critical element of any termination: The employee’s mental health. 

Many employers don’t understand the mental health component of a termination, says Deborah Nixon, managing director at Mandrake Human Capital in Toronto. But the psychological side is critical. 

“They understand intellectually but I think they don’t want to think about the deep impact a termination has on somebody.”