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Sanford Rose Associates Expands Outplacement Services in Ohio

Sanford Rose Associates – Cleveland East is proud to announce its partnership with national Sanford Rose Associates offices expanding outplacement and career transition services to companies Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan.

Like many professionals, the changing economy has Ginni Garner, managing director of Sanford Rose Associates-Cleveland East noticing a change in her business. As an executive search and recruitment professional, Garner spent the last 15 years helping companies find, recruit and hire talent. Today’s economy presents a different challenge. Client companies have shifted their focus from hiring and growth to cost-cutting and stability. Companies are now in a situation where they are facing staff reductions and right-sizing.

“While the lay offs and spiraling economy has been alarming, it has allowed my firm and other SRA Managing Directors to examine how we could increase our outplacement service offerings to provide value to companies and individuals in the mid-west,” says Garner. “We are utilizing our years of candidate coaching, resume writing and interviewing to help displaced employees.”

Outplacement or career transition services make good business sense. First, companies can reduce their exposure to litigation. A former employee is less likely to search for a reason to sue if they are treated well when they leave the company. Second, companies will preserve positive community relations. Employees are more likely to talk favorably about a former employer if they are participating in an Outplacement program or given career assistance. In addition, employees often continue relationships with former colleagues. Positive communication will influence current employee engagement and retention.

“As my colleagues and I surveyed the market and spoke with executives who used outplacement in the past, we noticed a high cost and minimal personal attention given to the displaced employee,” notes Garner. “Our typical outplacement program costs half the price of some of the larger firms and focuses on assisting displaced employees one-on-one, an approach that allows us to focus in their individual career experience and transition. Our basic package consists of six hours of coaching. We work with people face-to-face, over the phone and via online webinars.

SRA outplacement consultants coach and mentor displaced employees through a career evaluation, job search skills, packaging/branding, interviewing and offer negotiation.

With the job market changing daily, the high volume of job losses has created a huge demand for outplacement, and Ginni Garner and Sanford Rose Associates-Cleveland East team of consultants is here to help small businesses effectively right-size their workforce. Learn more about SRA-Cleveland East outplacement services at

About Sanford Rose Associates-Cleveland East
Sanford Rose Associates, has served the recruitment needs of clients for senior-level executives and professionals for over fifty years. The first Sanford Rose office was opened in 1959 in Northeast Ohio. Today, Sanford Rose Associates organization has over sixty offices in North and Central Americas, Europe and Asia. The Cleveland East provides executive and management recruitment services as well as outplacement services for companies in Ohio and across the globe.

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More Human Resources press releases Launches Turnkey Virtual Outplacement Solution for Human Resources Departments, an innovator in online career services used at more than 600 career centers nationwide, is now offering its private label virtual career platform to the human resources community to help streamline corporate outplacement efforts. At a time when companies and HR departments are facing unprecedented challenges, the need for cost-effective outplacement services for transitioned employees is essential.

Optimal Resume is a customized, scalable solution that can provide transitioned employees at all levels with 24-hour access to a complete suite of self-directed career tools for creating resumes, cover letters, ePortfolios, video introductions, and professional networking websites. Job seekers can practice interviews with a state-of-the art virtual job interview practice module, as well as conduct career research and assess their marketable skills.

Additionally, transitioned employees can search millions of jobs through the Simply Hired job database, integrated in the Optimal Resume platform. Simply Hired is a vertical job search engine that pulls listings from job boards, company pages, newspaper classifieds, and other data sources, creating the largest online database of jobs.

“Optimal Resume fills the gap between traditional severance and outplacement services,” said David McNasby, COO of Optimal “We can help organizations that are facing significant layoffs reduce their overall outplacement liability while maximizing the delivery of outplacement services.”

Optimal Resume helps job seekers create a compelling presentation of their skills and abilities, facilitating rapid workforce reentry and promoting more efficient and useful interactions between job seekers and outplacement professionals. Through this service, employers can maintain connections with transitioning personnel in a rapidly changing business environment. With an integrated webcasting function, HP professionals can even record or host live online workshops.

“Our solution empowers displaced employees by providing them with vital tools to make the best impression possible,” McNasby said. “Offering Optimal Resume to exiting employees of all levels is a clear demonstration of corporate goodwill that has a tremendously positive brand impact.”

For information on corporate or outplacement service offerings, contact Aimee Day, 919-354-5024,

About Optimal
Optimal is the new technology leader in online career services and is headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. In 2005, the company launched Optimal Resume™, its award winning, web-based resume-building program developed in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then, Optimal Resume’s efforts have directly helped more than 300,000 college students secure employment, 600 career centers manage day-to-day workflow, and thousands of employers locate talent and reduce cost per hire.

Optimal Resume’s flexible product line not only has applicability for college career centers, but also for high schools, workforce boards, human resources departments, outplacement firms, associations, libraries, and more. With state-of-the-art, private-label or co-branded platforms, job seekers at all levels can now use Optimal Resume’s online services to create and manage all components of a successful job search campaign, including high-quality resumes, business letters, ePortfolios, video introductions, skills assessments, and interview practice. For more information visit

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