C-Suite Executive Transition
9 out of 10 senior executives say their outplacement service was a "waste of time & money"
Traditional outplacement only prepares executives to find their own job. There is no candidate marketing.
Traditional outplacement has three major issues.
They teach and promote networking. Senior executives are near or at the top of their networks. How many people within a senior executive's network could possibly hire them?
They promote job search on LinkedIn and other public job sites like Indeed and Monster. Public websites rarely feature CEO- or President-level positions.
They often hire mid-level, temporary, or contract employees to deliver these services. Most CEOs and Presidents would never consider being taught to negotiate their six- or seven-figure salary by a mid-level manager.
For the outplaced executive this results in frustration, which is why most don't complete the service. Their employer's money is wasted, as is the intended good will.
The truth is, employers who offer this benefit are genuinely concerned about their ex-employee's welfare. However, according to surveys the executives often report dissatisfaction with the service, attend a few meetings, and then move on. Traditional outplacement firms call this the take rate: only ~60% of all outplaced employees will actually continue beyond resume development, which is completed in the first few meetings. At the executive level, the take rate is closer to 10%. This is extremely profitable for traditional outplacement firms, but defeats the purpose for which the service was purchased.
Traditional Outplacement is a Mismatch
It was designed to serve a large number of employees at a time of downsizing; it was never designed for top level executives. The techniques used have to work for the majority of employees, and thus are insufficient when applied to the executive-level. The larger traditional firms have repeatedly tried and failed to build a practice for the senior executive. Conversely, our programs are designed exclusively for the senior executive.
About Jackson Stevens
Our system is designed exclusively for the senior executive. where hundreds of C-Suite level public recommendations can be found. How do we get this level of recommendation?
We actually market the candidate.
We know that senior executives must expand their networks exponentially with people who can introduce them to a new potential employer. We connect them with the top, industry-relevant retained executive search firm consultants. Thousands of people working in all of the top firms, which routinely place senior executives in roles with compensation levels between $250k and $2M (about 1% of all searches), and are rarely advertised.
All elements of our strategy are scientifically researched and validated.
To see a small example of our contemporary, scientific executive transition service, watch this 3-minute video:
Once the candidate is prepared, we don't promote the candidate doing their own "Networking," which is ineffective at the senior executive level. Instead, we deploy our exclusive marketing strategy where we market the candidate directly through the executive search community:
1. We identify every C-Suite Executive Search Firm that routinely places executives in the candidate's industries and disciplines.
2. We approach the firms on the candidate's behalf and get their resume uploaded into the firm's internal databases.
3. We obtain a list with hundreds of "unadvertised" positions on which the firms are working to fill.
4. We facilitate a personal introduction to every Practice Leader, Consultant, Partner, Director, and Manager working for the top firms.
5. We facilitate a personal introduction to 6,000 Private Equity Firm Principals who have portfolios of companies in need of Board, CEO, President, or "Executive In Residence" roles.
6. We facilitate a personal introduction to hundreds of organizations looking for Board Members.
7. We don't stop providing these marketingservices until the transitioning executive has accepted a new position.
Our Service Practice Leaders: Permanent employees who have more than 20 years in retained executive search, have managed large search practices, and have more than 10 years in our marketing-focused version of outplacement, which is unmatched in the industry for customer recognition and satisfaction.
We are the only 5-Star rated Executive Transition service in the world (as seen on Trust Pilot & LinkedIn - rated by the employer and the transitioning candidate. To review hundreds of them, see our Managing Director's LinkedIn Profile) or click the Trust Pilot links below
We are the only transition service that invites public scrutiny by both candidates and employers.
1. 100% of executives assigned to us complete their process.
2.Our process shortens severance periods.
3.We are budget friendly - we can build a customized program for any budget.
4.Our process prevents costly litigations.
5.Our process elevates the goodwill between outgoing senior executives and former employers.
Seth Bardu, Chief Financial Officer, United Negro College Fund
I was provided outplacement from my employer. I was aware outplacement left much to be desired. JSR was carefully vetted. They provided a detailed comprehensive process that included my introduction to the top search firms. Within a few months, this resulted in interviews with multiple organizations. I was busy every week with interviews. I ultimately accepted my role at UNCF. JSR was clearly the right choice.
Brent Furse, President & Chief Executive Officer, GeNo
Working with Jackson Stevens was worth every bit of the investment in time and financial resources.
David Neuman, Chief Executive Officer, GAEA Products
My company was sold. I was CEO, over 50 and highly-compensated, making Job change very stressful but JSR made my transition fast and painless.
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Dennis Gilman, Chief Financial Officer, Brownie Brittle
We sold our company and I was on the market. Traditional services just didn't get the job done. We hired JSR. I was able to obtain a position that was near my home and did not have to move. It was fast and efficient to work with JSR.
Shaun Jacob, President, CHC Wellbeing
We conducted exhaustive research and found that most firms focused on the same elements, resume, interview, and networking, not marketing. We chose JSR and couldn't have been more pleased with the final result. They have the same services as others but also connect the candidate to top executive search firms, which shortened transitions.
Kevin Hornish, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, QBE North America (12,500 employees)
“Most accomplished executives don’t build their careers by honing their resume writing, interview, and job seeking skills, they do it by delivering results. Engage JSR. They are absolute experts at crystallizing achievements with incredible detail from the 7 dimensions.”
Paul Rector, Vice President & General Manager, Lenovo
“In 4 months of working with JSR I have exactly what I was looking for. It's an exciting, transformative job.”
Bill Yaeger, President, Elekta
I worked closely with JSR for a couple of months and they got my resume in front of hundreds of executive recruiters in various disciplines. The results have been very positive. I would recommend JSR's services for any senior level executive outplacement.
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