A layoff situation often has far-reaching consequences for the employer and employee and brings uncertainty for both parties. Mediation (also offered through Panthion) and legal assistance in the form of an attorney are often discussed in this situation. This often ignores the question, “Do I want the bottom line, or just a nice new job…”

"A termination notice is often preceded by a long period of frustration and annoyance. Employers try to put off the inevitable as long as possible. Only when the bucket overflows is the measure full. Once the notice is given, many employers struggle with the same question: do we go to court or do we try to work it out with the employee ourselves? Our job is to bring all of this back to an appropriate strategy. Our commitment: a good solution and close the chapter as soon as possible. Time to look forward again."

The longer the employment has lasted, the more difficult / painful the negotiation process often becomes. Emotions play a big role in a layoff and, in fact, there is grief and loss. That, too, must be respected.

Our counselors can take a more contemplative look at the layoff situation. Taking into account the different wishes and interests. In a professional and transparent manner, we can advise and assist employer and employee. Then there are various instruments that can be deployed, which Panthion can also advise and support:

  • To file or not to file?
  • To improve or not to improve?
  • What about any transition pay?
  • What is the notice period;
  • Are we going to use outplacement or not?
  • Who will help us with the settlement agreement (VSO)?
  • When in conflict, should we use a mediator?
  • Which attorney can we engage as an employer/employee?

We can answer all these questions and also guide you.

Dismissal is a specialty and so is counseling the employee. So get expert advice and don't take any chances.

Why Panthion?

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"We asked Panthion to fill a position to temporarily underpin our team. Panthion presented us with enthusiastic interim professionals within three business days. In the end, our chosen professional was able to start within two weeks. Top-notch support!"
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"As an organization, we needed to fill an interim HR position. Panthion provided us with several top candidates within four working days. In the end, our #1 was able to start within a week. Time, attention and quality. I can definitely recommend Panthion as a partner for HR interim search. "

Panthion as a partner

Panthion is your partner, not a supplier. All of our services are tailored to the needs of employees and organization. Quality is important to us and customization is the rule, not the exception.

We go to great lengths to satisfy our clients and our work is our passion. This is reflected in our commitment to the people and organizations for whom we work.

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"The coach offered to me through Panthion was a very patient and professional coach. I therefore went through the career path with great pleasure and new insights. My coach was very helpful, resourceful, very positive. This very much contributed to the trajectory. A real people person with good knowledge!"
"I started a program at Panthion because I was not in my place at my old employer. I didn't really know what I wanted in the next job, which makes job searching quite difficult. For this reason, we started looking at what I really wanted. Panthion's career counselor helped me a lot with that. Together we looked at what I can do and what I want. Then my coach helped me get my resume all in order and write cover letters. When I had a job interview, she helped me very much to prepare for it. As a result, on my first job application, I was offered a job that is exactly what I am looking for! So thanks to Panthion, I found the perfect place in a very short time."
"For many years I have enjoyed working with Panthion/ViaMensa. Outplacement and 2nd track processes for the Safety Region Rotterdam are carried out qualitatively and with good results. In addition, I can always spar with Rik in finding customized solutions for our employees which I find valuable. Honest, reliable and professional, the way I should expect and get!"
"I want to thank Panthion very much for all the support and help they have given me, because I had a hard time and I am doing much better now. The psychologist I was also seeing has contributed little or nothing to my recovery in my opinion. Panthion was really the party that gave me the right handles to get me through."
"Panthion had a role in our organizational consulting process. Rik (of Panthion) is a strong personality where confidence, enthusiasm and perseverance are his strongest character traits. As an HRM manager, he handles organizational changes involving personnel issues with professionalism, integrity and decisiveness. Rik thinks in solutions."
"We asked Panthion to fill a position as a temporary underpinning of our team. Panthion presented us with enthusiastic interim professionals within three business days. In the end, our chosen professional was able to start within two weeks. Top notch support!"

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