we get from companies
we get from individuals
we get from companies …
Why should we use your company for
is always a very difficult decision for executives to make when they know
that they have to lay off an individual or group.
To offer outplacement assistance is a way to “ease the pain” a
bit. It shows the employee
they are in this transition period through no fault of their own, and that
they are cared about, even though they may think otherwise.
It shows fellow employees the same.
Outplacement services can also assist the employee and give them
the tools they need to find a new career in a faster amount of time than
they may have been able to do by themselves.
you offer your outplacement services to companies who have employees based
in states other than South Carolina?
South Carolina is our “home base”.
We have many close community contacts within the state and in the
southeastern region of the United Sates.
We have on occasion worked with our South Carolina based client
contacts when they have a need in other areas of the country.
With today’s technology driven marketplace, much can be handled
“through the wires”. We
always prefer that “human contact”, but will be happy to discuss any
individual situation needs a company may have.
type of office setting and services will be available to the employees in
Our office is located off of I-26 just ten minutes from
downtown Columbia, SC with free parking and coffee.
We have both office and cubicle style settings for employees to
work out of. All are equipped
with phones, computers with Internet access, and office supplies.
Along with the counseling services, we also provide secretarial
support, fax, copier, postage, and employment reference material.
you set a time limit when working with an outplacement candidate?
Many national or franchised outplacement firms will contract
their fees for a 90-day service period of time, after which the client is
on his/her own. At
Crutchfield Associates, Inc., a client is able to use our office and
services until they find a job. Although
many of our clients make their career transition within the first few
months, others require more time and we understand and accommodate this
should we use your company for recruiting?
We take great pride in the fact that the majority of the time,
our clients hire the first candidate interviewed through Crutchfield
Associates, Inc. Our success
rate can be attributed in part to the fact that we take the time to get to
know both the applicant and the client company.
Making sure the chemistry
is right often times is the key to a perfect match.
is the cost of hiring an applicant through Crutchfield Associates, Inc.?
No set fee schedule seems appropriate for all placements across
the board. A general industry
standard seems to be 25-30% of the first year salary to be paid the
recruit. We believe you will
find that Crutchfield Associates, Inc. is very competitive in comparison
to others in our industry, and can be flexible to meet your specific
you limit your placements to any particular type of industry or
Crutchfield Associates, Inc. has dealt with thousands of
clients over the past fifteen years in varying industries and professions.
Since we receive so many referrals on both the applicant and client
side of the business, we will always accept a resume or placement order.
Our associates have a variety of professional backgrounds and
contacts in many different areas. We
work closely and share information on all placements in order to make the
best match possible in every situation.
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we get from individuals…
recently lost my job and my company has given me the choice of using any
company for outplacement assistance.
Why should I choose Crutchfield Associates, Inc.?
We are working for you whether you choose
Crutchfield Associates, Inc., or your
employer makes the decision for you.
We offer solid community contacts, a personable office setting with
all needed technology at your disposal, and a staff of professionals whose
main goal is assisting you during your transition period. We have an extremely convenient location, accessible without
the hassle of city traffic congestion.
Our reputation in the field can be proven through the fact that
Crutchfield Associates, Inc. has not solicited outplacement business since
1988. All business has come
to us through referrals and repeat satisfied clients.
We want you to inquire about Crutchfield Associates, Inc., and our
reputation, then make the decision that is best for you.
recently lost my job and my company has not provided any outplacement
assistance for me. Will you still work with me in my career search?
Of course! We will
always be available to talk with individuals about their situation and the
next step that they need to take. Some
individuals may just require a resume revision, or a little career
counseling. We are very flexible in working out individualized services
and fee schedules to fit within your budget.
past employer has contracted Crutchfield Associates, Inc., for my
transition period. Do I have
to go into the office everyday or at any certain times?
I’d really like to take some much-needed time off relaxing.
An outplacement client is
never required to do anything
with our associates, or within the walls of our office.
All should remember though, that you will only get as much out of
our services as you are willing to put into the process.
Many past outplacement clients have stated that the effort they put
into finding a new opportunity was the hardest work they have done in
years! It is a full time job
to find a new one. We have noticed over the years that the people who find work
the fastest are the ones who put the most effort into the process.
We are available to give you the assistance that you need, don’t
be afraid to ask!
working now, and interested in looking for a new job.
There are so many blind box ads and people who know people, I’m
afraid my employer may find out that I’m looking to make a change.
OK, so this may not be a question, but it is a real concern to
many in the job market. Many
people in this situation prefer to find a new career though a third party. Our associates discretely handle inquires and are able to
shield applicants from certain companies of concern during their search.
I pay you money to find me a great job?
Wouldn’t that be great?! One
of our goals is to of course make as many quality placements as possible,
but we are not a firm who’s business is to “find people jobs”.
As stated earlier, we will always be available to talk to people
about what they are looking for and welcome resume submissions, but we
unfortunately are not be able to place everyone we come in contact with.
The client company, not the individual, pays all recruiting
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