Elite Careers – Post Placement Support, What is it?
What is it?
A growing trend shows that new employees find it difficult to settle into their new work environment. With about 60% of skilled professionals dropping out in the first year, employers are frequently raising concerns and looking to solve this problem. This challenge could be due to a lack of proper onboarding, lack of guidance or post placement support, inadequate work orientation, and poor communication skills. These employees usually end up underperforming at work based on not fully understanding their roles.
This trend has turned the spotlight on ensuring excellent employment outcomes for employees. It also provides a means of collaboration with employees to orient them and provide necessary guidance along the way. In addition, it involves capacity building and providing training solutions, sourcing work opportunities, or partnering with business stakeholders to secure long-term employment options for these employees.
Post-placement support involves providing ongoing support and monitoring employment relationships to ensure beneficial outcomes for the employee and the company. The aim is to ensure that employees are retained in employment. Tech companies need and not all can afford a dedicated role, so elite careers come into play to help new employees and employers with Post-Placement Support (PPS).
Importance of post placement support
Post-placement support is a proven technique for establishing long-term placements, increasing outcome fees, and improving performance ratings. PPS can boost job seeker retention by enhancing the relationships between job seekers and employers. It allows for early action in the event of a problem and supports the development of high-quality connections that can aid in long-term employee retention. It reduces the rate at which employees get laid off.
An IT professional who is new to a cybersecurity position, for instance, may not fully comprehend the nature of the work at a particular firm. A mentor can be assigned to such a person. This mentor is a post-placement support officer who works closely with this employee to ensure that they are suitable for the position and do not underperform in their early days of employment. If you are new to the working environment or the country, you may require post-placement support.
PPS officers and their responsibilities
Our partner recruitment agency provides employers with access to trained PPS officers. They build solid relationships with employers through online communications. The following are the defined responsibilities of our coaches in their PPS roles:
- Establish strong working relationships with employees and employers
- Mentoring and coaching new employees
- Maintain regular communication with employers to identify and address issues or hurdles to continued employment
- An online follow-up to monitor the progress of their mentees
- Document and record all communication/contact and the actions performed
- Provide on-the-job training assistance
- Give information on job reorganization and workplace changes
- Keep up-to-date on job openings in the tech industry, including training opportunities
- Consult with existing and potential employers to determine their requirements
- Collaborate closely with the central claims team to collect documented proof of up results and wage subsidy payments, if required.
Skills required for Post Placement Support officers
We offer companies post-placement support for at least one month. For an impactful program, our post-placement support officers are proficient in the following skills:
- Ability to deal with conflict and challenging conditions.
- Ability to work with facts and develop conclusions analytically.
- Ability to work well with many employees (youth, those living with disability, indigenous, mature age).
- Interpersonal and communication skills at the highest level.
- Use active listening skills and questioning strategies to uncover goals, strengths, and hurdles to employees keeping their job.
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Effective relationship-building skills
- Ability to use initiative, judgment, secrecy, tact, and discretion professionally
- Positive attitude and readiness to help people
Qualities of Elite Careers’ PPS officers
The post-placement support program sets out to achieve defined goals and objectives. To ensure consistency across the board, we enforce the following qualities as standards among our coaches:
- Versatility — our coaches display a high level of versatility by taking steps to recognize the need for change, and comprehending and supporting the changes.
- Accountability — We take responsibility for actions and decisions and show dedication to completing tasks ethically, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
- Communication — We ensure to use the right communication channel to foster productive interactions.
- Customer focus — In this case, the employees are referred to as “customers.” We act in clients’ best interests by collaborating with them to better understand their needs and foster mutual respect, which leads to mutually beneficial solutions.
- Integrity — We strive to maintain trustworthiness while adhering to ethical standards.
- Teamwork — we seek opportunities to work in a team and support strong intra- and inter-departmental ties and collaborations.
To curb the trend of employees being laid off from their respective work due to being incompetent, we set up post-placement support. Our post-placement support has been established for tech employees for one month after a position is filled to ensure that the company and the new employees reach a beneficial outcome in meeting work standards and performing maximally at work. We can also provide long-term post-placement support for employees. This service is a different package and is available to employers.
The goal of elite careers’ post-placement service is to integrate job seekers into employers’ work culture & new environment and reduce confusion. Connect with us today.