Outplacement Services

Helping displaced employees transition back to work 2.5X faster

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In today’s uncertain times, organizations are faced with difficult talent decisions. Whether you’re downsizing through a layoff or amid a reorganization, the act of letting talent go is never easy. Often, the decisions to offer outplacement services to an affected employee is overlooked or considered unaffordable — until now.

What sets Mercer apart from other providers is our ability to provide a full-service outplacement solution that utilizes experienced virtual career coaching and career services coupled with award-winning technology. We pass along savings from efficiencies in technology without compromising quality of service. In fact, our solution is ½ to ⅓ the cost of traditional outplacement solutions.

Mercer’s 100% virtual, on-demand approach for outplacement services helps transitioning employees and displaced employees land a new job nearly 2.5X faster than the national average1 . We are redefining outplacement design, delivery, and results to provide a service that meets the expectations of employers as well as the needs of all levels of employees. Outplacement is a smart investment because it:

  • increases the likelihood of rehiring once laid off employees
  • protects your company’s brand and reputation following a reduction in force (RIF)
  • mitigates the risk of litigation
  • has cost savings implications related to severance

But the #1 reason is because “it is the right thing to do” to support an exiting employee.

Are you ready to modernize your approach to employee outplacement?

1 Based on the national average duration of unemployment in 2018 per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mercer's outplacement was perfect, convenient, and easy. My dedicated coach was instrumental in my job search. I landed an even better job than my last in just under three months. Now I work for a Fortune 500 company with amazing benefits and am located closer to home.

— Jane, VP of HR, Dallas

One of Mercer’s Outplacement Services success stories

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Outplacement overview

Offering outplacement services to all employees means you are not only helping displaced employees get jobs faster, but showing the talent you still employ you care. Your employee brand matters – to your former employees, to your remaining employees, and to your future employees.

According to Intoo, almost 40% of laid off and terminated employees give their former employers a negative review on company sites like Glassdoor, hurting corporate brand and reputation and enforcing the need to treat employees well throughout their entire experience with you.

Why Mercer Outplacement Services?

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  • Our Master’s educated coaches have 13+ years of career coaching experience
  • 24/7 platform connectivity plus experienced, integrated coaching via text, phone, or video chat on any device


Our platform puts the tools and guidance necessary to securing that next job at your transitioning employee’s fingertips. The virtual, on-demand format allows users to learn how they want, when they want, and where they want at their own pace. Key features of the platform include:

  • Career transition guides, including benefits guidance and links to unemployment sites
  • LinkedIn profile setup support and guidance
  • Job search integration with global job databases and employment services, including Indeed
  • Job matching integrated with LinkedIn and alert tools
  • Resume writing templates and workshops
  • Video interview preparation and practice
  • Pitch workshops and salary negotiation advice
  • Networking resources to support an impacted employee’s job search

Whether you’re looking to support 5 employees or 50,000 employees facing a career transition, we can help you design the right package for your organization. To learn more about this solution or to place your order, please contact us.

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