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Average Time to Engage Participants: Under 24 Hours

When an outplacement provider is contracted to help departing employees land new roles, the first step in the process is to connect with them and foster engagement with the provider so that the job search can start in earnest as fast as possible. 

The average time to engage participants can rely on a couple of factors. First, the employer has to do all they can to ensure that their displaced workers understand what outplacement is and how they can start using the service. At Careerminds, we help with this messaging to ensure that participants start engaging as soon as possible. In fact, we have an 80 percent engagement rate or higher because of how we reach out and extend service offers to these soon-to-be participants. Typically, our first engagement happens within 24 hours of us receiving a list of participants.

Second, there are many reasons why a worker may choose to forego outplacement entirely. They may, for example, have another job lined up already, want to retire, or may simply want to take some time off before their job hunt. For this reason, Careerminds only charges clients for participants who do truly engage with our services, which allows for these various situations to unfold without costing the client. 

As you can see, the average time to engage participants shifts around. However, at Careerminds, we do everything in our power to engage participants as soon as an event happens by reaching out to them with the contact information provided to us. We also help managers with performing reductions to establish a communication plan for workers to know what outplacement is and how it can benefit their transition. 

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Why go with Careerminds?

Unlimited, 1:1 Support

We offer proactive, personalized, and accessible until-landing support. Participants never face time limits and their dedicated career coach is by their side for their entire transition.

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Global, Virtual Delivery

Our programs are delivered globally with consistency, resulting in a high touch and high tech blended approach. And we’re experts on customs and regulations, no matter where your employees are.

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A True Partnership

We aren’t just an outplacement provider - we’re your partner. With Careerminds, your HR department gains insights into valuable KPIs, data rich analytics, dashboards, best practices, benchmarking, and more.

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The data doesn't lie.

Companies that partner with Careerminds experience:


participant satisfaction rating


better Glassdoor reviews


costs saved on average

12 Weeks

on average landing

What’s the real difference?

Support Unlimited, one-on-one coaching, until landing - customized, proactive support Limited, duration-based coaching - high coach to participant ratios
Resumes We write high-value, keyword-optimized resumes to get participants market-ready faster Resume writing falls on participants with reactive feedback
Capability Contemporary Global Virtual Model - one firm firm with consistent delivery Outdated, expensive model - brick and mortar footprint with low-touch services
Reporting Analytics to measure results - accountable for better results and cost savings Lack of transparency - inconsistent reporting on impact and results
Partnership True business partner - relationship built on trust and focused on results Transactional vendor - reactive and inflexible with frequent issues in reporting and engagement
Services Solutions for all levels - robust programs for individuals through executives Solutions for some levels - cookie-cutter programs for select functions and levels

Our people care
about your people.

Your people deserve the best support.

“Having to say goodbye to a teammate is never easy. Helping to support their transition is important to us. We chose Careerminds because of their commitment to our people until landing. We also appreciate the virtual component to be able to offer access to services no matter where they are located. This is critical for a geographically dispersed, diversified organization.”

—Erica Freedman, Vice President of Talent & Organizational Development at Day & Zimmerman