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You have probably heard of out-placement services,
but have you considered creating an in-placement
plan within your company? Think of it as your own
resume bank that would serve as your internal labor
market. This could be tied to training and
development plans, or career succession plans, or
you could create a float pool of employees that fill in
Based on the old-fashioned concept of a secretarial
pool, your in-placement service could provide full
time employees work within your organization where
needed, filling many important roles on an interim or
project basis. This would appeal to employees who
like diversity of work and enjoy learning new things.
This would benefit the organization by providing it
with a flexible labor pool without the need for temps.
Full time employees are more dedicated, committed
and knowledgeable about the company than
outsiders. This valuable cross-training can lead to
future leadership or permanent positions.