SOURCE: StartWire

StartWire

October 27, 2015 07:00 ET

Rethinking Outplacement: StartWire's New Free Service Helps Displaced Employees Find Jobs 30% Faster

Company's Latest Innovation Transforms How Employers Help Former Employees Take the Next Steps in Their Careers

LEBANON, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - Traditional outplacement services, by which companies help their laid-off employees find new roles, simply don't work. They are often expensive, meaning employers can't always support each of their transitioning employees, and they offer mixed results. Moreover, many of today's outplacement solutions are outdated, neglecting to capitalize on the new channels and technologies that can help transitioning employees find meaningful employment faster.

As factors like mergers and acquisition, down-sizing and corporate restructuring continue to occur, layoffs are a reality for many businesses. As such, the need to help their displaced employees is a pressing concern for these organizations. Recognizing the opportunity to transform what has traditionally been a costly, time-consuming process, StartWire, America's number one job search organizer, developed an innovative new solution for employers to support displaced employees: StartWire for Employers.

A free service enabling employers to help their former employees find new opportunities and advance their careers, StartWire for Employers offers a pioneering approach to outplacement that delivers significant improvement over traditional methods. The service facilitates how companies support their displaced employees, connecting them with the tools and resources to prepare for the next stage of their careers and helping them find new jobs 30 percent faster.

"Similar to how Zenefits transformed HR administration by offering a free, cloud-based service to automate key HR processes, StartWire for Employers disrupts the traditional outplacement service model, delivering an affordable, more effective approach," said Andrew Katz, executive vice president and general manager of StartWire. "This innovative solution provides the tools companies need to assist their valued former employees in finding meaningful employment much sooner. As a result, they can improve productivity and morale among current staff, enhance their employer brand and portray themselves as a company that cares."

Built upon StartWire's industry-leading job search organization platform, StartWire for Employers provides a robust approach to supporting employees as they look for their next opportunities. The solution includes a free automatic application tracking engine, online consultations with career coaching experts, job search optimization and a video library of training resources. Additional benefits for employees include optimized job search results delivered to their inbox and access to StartWire's proprietary automatic application update engine, enabling updates on their applications from more than 12,000 companies.

In the coming months, StartWire will introduce additional premium services to support displaced employees, such as resume writing services, social profile services and professional development courses. 

Additional information about StartWire for Employers can be accessed at: http://www.startwire.com/transition.

About StartWire
StartWire is America's number one job search organizer with more than 6 million members. Job seekers across the US turn to StartWire to close the "resume black hole" by receiving automatic status updates from thousands of employers. Since its inception, StartWire has received rave reviews and coverage in US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Mashable, ERE, and Human Resource Executive. StartWire is headquartered near Dartmouth College in Lebanon, NH. For more information, visit http://www.StartWire.com.