FurstStrategies is here to compliment your HR and Executive team through HR Consulting, Restructuring/Downsizing Consulting, Communication Strategy and Support, Executive Outplacement, Layoff Planning and Management, and Training.  Good companies hire people the right way.

Great companies take just as much care when exiting someone from their organization.  Whether it’s a lay-off or a termination, one person or hundreds…it’s never easy. We’re here to help. Our professionals provide guidance and support to both your organization and your outgoing employees. We bring a holistic approach to the process that includes everyone, even your continuing employees, to ensure sustained engagement and preserve your reputation as an exceptional employer.

Restructuring/Downsizing Consultative Services

As a leader in outplacement services, we have developed a streamlined process that produces maximum results for you and your outplaced employees. We provide comprehensive support at every stage including planning and management, communication strategy and training.

Layoff Planning and Management

We will partner with your team to ask critical questions, plan and manage the entire process:

  • Determining the right programs and services for your business and staff
  • Implementation planning
  • Logistics
  • Special reporting requirements
  • Team training on strategy, process and procedure
  • Our goal: to cost-effectively produce the desired outcomes with minimal impact to you and your team

Notification Training and Follow-Through

  • Ensuring that termination meetings are conducted professionally
  • Upholding the dignity of departing employees
  • Minimizing the possibility of legal action against your company
  • On-site representation by a Furst professional upon request, whether you are terminating one employee or implementing a large-scale international event impacting hundreds

Communication Strategy and Support

We will help plan your internal and external communication with all affected parties when you are conducting a layoff:

  • Facilitating inclusion of fellow employees, families, the community and the press
  • Providing seminars to inform your staff about appropriate actions to take following layoff notification

In-Depth Knowledge

FurstStrategies is data-driven and client focused. Our goal is to develop best practices and solutions in the areas of employee selection, onboarding, retention, and performance in the workplace. Whether you are struggling with attracting or retaining top employees, concerned about compliance or employment laws, or want to ensure your organization is running as efficiently as possible, FurstStrategies will provide you with the answers you’ve been looking for.


  • Compliant Onboarding and Terminations
  • Employee Management and Development
  • Talent Acquisition and Planning
  • Employer Coaching and Guidance
  • Compensation Analysis and Benchmarking
  • Employee Handbooks and Policy Development
  • Performance Management Plan

Personal Career Coach

There are many ways to find a new job, but we’ll guide them onto the fastest path to the right job. By following our career coaches’ expert advice, our clients typically land new jobs 50% faster than the market average! Packages can be custom designed to the individual and the career level they seek.

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