"Harnessing the best local knowledge to deliver global career transition solutions"

Our Services

The world of human resources is increasingly global, and that brings with it a plethora of complexity. The speed and intensity of economic change continues to increase, national market borders are disappearing and competition has become increasingly international.

Mergers, acquisitions and new strategies are all triggers for complex HR processes but regardless of where changes occur, Career Star Group is an established and trusted provider of global solutions that support the entire change process. And we take a broader view – working in partnership with clients to provide superior solutions that support an organization, its brand and its employees.

From frontline employees to CEO's, a single employee to thousands, in multiple locations throughout the America’s, Australia, Europe, and Asia, Career Star Group can provide you with frameworks and planning to support organizational change, restructure or downsizing programs.

Customized services help improve morale for both employees who leave and those who stay. Exiting personnel are offered the best local career support and proprietary online help to undertake a successful transition.

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    Managing Change

    People are without doubt an organization's greatest asset, but circumstances and organizations change, through restructure, workforce planning, changing market conditions, mergers or acquisition.

    Managing these changes effectively presents a range of challenges and we will work in partnership with you to provide a solution. Career Star Group will work with you prior to any layoffs to minimize the impact of the layoffs in the organization and community.

    Career Star Group brings expertise to the downsizing process, but personalizes services based on each customer and country’s needs. The initial meeting (after downsizing decision) scopes the project and determines where your company will require assistance. Career Star Group then assembles a team to help in any planning aspects needed. Career Star Group simultaneously develops a plan to implement the services associated with the downsizing. We can provide a single global point of contact or a full project team with local contacts, dependent on individual requirements.

  • Planning for Large-Scale Downsizing Events

    When a company decides to conduct a large-scale downsizing, the success of the event is determined by the planning process. Companies turn to us when planning terminations to help develop pragmatic and sensitive termination policies, schedules and communication plans.  We have experience in large-scale shutdowns impacting as many as several thousand employees simultaneously in a single location or around the world.

    As a partner with you, we can consult with you at every stage to ensure your needs are met be they retention strategies for those employees you need to stay or best practices around layoffs. Career Star Group will work with you from the day the decision is made until the last employee is settled.

  • Notification Communications

    Our team is available to help plan your internal and external notification communications when you are conducting layoffs.  We can help guide communications with all parties affected by the layoffs including fellow employees, families, the community and the press.  

    We are also able to provide seminars to your employees about what to do and what not to do following notification.

  • Manager Training

    Managers have a key role to play in the change process. A smooth process defines success for both the company and employees. We provide training to your management teams when they are faced with conducting layoffs. We work with them to ensure the termination meetings are conducted professionally, in a manner that maintains the departing employee’s dignity and minimizes the possibility of legal action against the company.

  • Support for Redundancy Meeting

    We can have a Career Star Group representative at any site anywhere where you have a layoff or downsizing event. This is true whether you are terminating one employee or implementing a large-scale international event impacting hundreds or thousands of people.

    Career Star Group prefers to meet with employees on the day they are told about their termination. This early interaction helps the terminated employees through a period of high stress and helps them focus on their job search instead of on anger or retaliation against the terminating company.

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    Outplacement and Career Transition Services

    The focus and the success of our transition processes are because of the individual attention given to each client. The sophistication and nuance of a specific industry, function or demographic area still allows us to apply the guiding principle of good outplacement. Careful assessment and pairing with the appropriate coach is vital to success. This personal attention is consistent across all Career Star Group processes.

    The Career Star Group approach to career transition is to treat each affected employee with the utmost respect and compassion while delivering processes that positively impact the job search while simultaneously assisting the customer company in addressing the needs of the surviving employees, community, and, at times, customers.

    The actual focus of the models is not simply flexible from function-to-function or level-to-level, but must be flexible from individual-to-individual. We provide creative solutions and for those individuals who might not fit our traditional outplacement model. We pair those individuals with a coach who will work with them to create a customized program that suits their needs.

    Each program features a robust online career portal, catered to the local culture and country best practices.

    Whether senior executives, groups or individuals, at all times our outplacement services are characterised by a highly individual and tailored approach. Our flexible outplacement programs provide tailored solutions that address individual needs; whether it’s finding the next role, retraining, diversifying into a portfolio career, or considering the possibilities associated with retirement. With support from highly experienced coaches, we help people understand where they want to go, then offer practical solutions to help them get there.

People are without doubt an organization's greatest asset, but circumstances and organizations change, through restructure, workforce planning, changing market conditions, mergers or acquisition.

Managing these changes effectively presents a range of challenges and we will work in partnership with you to provide a solution. Career Star Group will work with you prior to any layoffs to minimize the impact of the layoffs in the organization and community.

Career Star Group brings expertise to the downsizing process, but personalizes services based on each customer and country’s needs. The initial meeting (after downsizing decision) scopes the project and determines where your company will require assistance. Career Star Group then assembles a team to help in any planning aspects needed. Career Star Group simultaneously develops a plan to implement the services associated with the downsizing. We can provide a single global point of contact or a full project team with local contacts, dependent on individual requirements.

Managing Change

People are without doubt an organization's greatest asset, but circumstances and organizations change, through restructure, workforce planning, changing market conditions, mergers or acquisition.

Managing these changes effectively presents a range of challenges and we will work in partnership with you to provide a solution. Career Star Group will work with you prior to any layoffs to minimize the impact of the layoffs in the organization and community.

Career Star Group brings expertise to the downsizing process, but personalizes services based on each customer and country’s needs. The initial meeting (after downsizing decision) scopes the project and determines where your company will require assistance. Career Star Group then assembles a team to help in any planning aspects needed. Career Star Group simultaneously develops a plan to implement the services associated with the downsizing. We can provide a single global point of contact or a full project team with local contacts, dependent on individual requirements.

Planning for Large-Scale Downsizing Events

When a company decides to conduct a large-scale downsizing, the success of the event is determined by the planning process. Companies turn to us when planning terminations to help develop pragmatic and sensitive termination policies, schedules and communication plans.  We have experience in large-scale shutdowns impacting as many as several thousand employees simultaneously in a single location or around the world.

As a partner with you, we can consult with you at every stage to ensure your needs are met be they retention strategies for those employees you need to stay or best practices around layoffs. Career Star Group will work with you from the day the decision is made until the last employee is settled.

Notification Communications

Our team is available to help plan your internal and external notification communications when you are conducting layoffs.  We can help guide communications with all parties affected by the layoffs including fellow employees, families, the community and the press.  

We are also able to provide seminars to your employees about what to do and what not to do following notification.

Manager Training

Managers have a key role to play in the change process. A smooth process defines success for both the company and employees. We provide training to your management teams when they are faced with conducting layoffs. We work with them to ensure the termination meetings are conducted professionally, in a manner that maintains the departing employee’s dignity and minimizes the possibility of legal action against the company.

Support for Redundancy Meeting

We can have a Career Star Group representative at any site anywhere where you have a layoff or downsizing event. This is true whether you are terminating one employee or implementing a large-scale international event impacting hundreds or thousands of people.

Career Star Group prefers to meet with employees on the day they are told about their termination. This early interaction helps the terminated employees through a period of high stress and helps them focus on their job search instead of on anger or retaliation against the terminating company.

Outplacement and Career Transition Services

The focus and the success of our transition processes are because of the individual attention given to each client. The sophistication and nuance of a specific industry, function or demographic area still allows us to apply the guiding principle of good outplacement. Careful assessment and pairing with the appropriate coach is vital to success. This personal attention is consistent across all Career Star Group processes.

The Career Star Group approach to career transition is to treat each affected employee with the utmost respect and compassion while delivering processes that positively impact the job search while simultaneously assisting the customer company in addressing the needs of the surviving employees, community, and, at times, customers.

The actual focus of the models is not simply flexible from function-to-function or level-to-level, but must be flexible from individual-to-individual. We provide creative solutions and for those individuals who might not fit our traditional outplacement model. We pair those individuals with a coach who will work with them to create a customized program that suits their needs.

Each program features a robust online career portal, catered to the local culture and country best practices.

Whether senior executives, groups or individuals, at all times our outplacement services are characterised by a highly individual and tailored approach. Our flexible outplacement programs provide tailored solutions that address individual needs; whether it’s finding the next role, retraining, diversifying into a portfolio career, or considering the possibilities associated with retirement. With support from highly experienced coaches, we help people understand where they want to go, then offer practical solutions to help them get there.

Senior Executives

Senior Executives and Board Directors have very specific transition needs. Supported by a team of expert consultants and specialists, our Executive programs help our clients establish what their next career move should be and prepare them to achieve it successfully. We provide expert support on the key elements of success including managing their reputation and protecting their personal brand.

Group Programs

Deliverable onsite or at one of our offices, our high-energy workshops focus on the individual and their career. The workshops offer a cost-effective solution where large numbers of employees are involved and can be coupled with individual or group coaching.

Virtual Services

We are able to provide our high-touch outplacement training virtually as well for those employees whose location or level warrant it.  For us virtual simply means allowing those individuals that are unable to benefit from one of our offices with the same high quality and effective service as other employees. The individual receives similar best-practices training as our Individual Programs but in a modified format.

Pre-retirement/Active Retirement Services

Deciding to retire is a significant change and just like changing roles, requires planning if people are to adjust to their new lifestyle effectively.

Our Pre-Retirement Program offers high-touch transition experience that is personally and professionally rewarding. This program helps the organization to maintain a relationship with the person close to retirement, caring for the link that has been built and recognizing his or her contribution to the company.

Entrepreneur

When faced with a transition, many of your employees will want to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.  Career Star Group will work with these clients to help them develop a business plan for their venture whether starting their own business or buying a business.

Workforce Redeployment

Many change programs have an element of re-deployment, whereby the organization looks to retain certain skills or wants employees to apply for internal roles.  Companies often want transition support to help their displaced employees land jobs inside the company.  Career Star Group would work with you to design a program customized to your internal recruiting process and needs.  

Typical components of internal placement support often include:  customized company specific webinars on interviewing, technology and coaching support in developing a strong résumé, coaches available to work with your employees to get ready for internal interviews.