Our work with employers...career reentry expertise for any program type
We’ve worked with over 200 employers, most of them global leaders in their sectors, to design, launch and market their career reentry programs of all kinds. Our breadth of experience allows us to be versatile in our offerings; we can serve as a strategy and implementation partner from conception to the program's launch and expansion or simply support individual elements of the program.
No matter how we partner, your organization receives our expert, best-practices-based advice and guidance.
Whether you are just starting to think about developing a program for relaunchers or are deep into it, we can help. Please get in touch to learn more about our client-centered consulting services so we can develop a custom proposal that meets your needs.
Shay Baker Head, Return Utah
iRelaunch was an integral partner to the launch of Return Utah and our partnership continues as the program is expanding. The iRelaunch team's guidance, expertise, ideas, examples and breadth of knowledge were critical to the success of the first cohort, which had to come together under a tight time frame. This was important because the first cohort established the framework for the program going forward. In addition, iRelaunch trained our Return Utah recruiters and managers, and ran the orientation and group coaching meetings for the relauncher participants. 100% of our participants were hired when the pilot completed and we could not be happier. Thank you iRelaunch!
Here is a brief overview of return to work program types and models our clients have piloted and expanded. To begin with a primer on Returnships themselves, visit our Returnships 101 Guide.
Returnship programs are mid-career return to work programs that are modeled on an internship-like experience. Typically, participants go through the program together in a cohort. Specialized programming, and mentors, buddies, managers and recruiters who are selected and trained specifically for roles in the returnship program are features of these programs that set relaunchers up for success. Often a role will be attached to the returnship which is available for the relauncher to convert into at the end of the program based on performance. Sometimes returnships are project based.
Direct Hire Programs
“Direct hire” means the relauncher is hired as an employee from day one and still benefits from the special features of a return to work program outlined above in the “returnship” section. Sometimes direct hire programs are cohort based and sometimes there are “loose” cohorts in which participants start at different times but are still linked to other relaunchers inside the organization.
Sometimes an employer will run returnship and direct hire models at the same time – either depending on the global location, or because they are testing whether one or the other model will work best for their organization longer term. This is what we call a “hybrid” program.
Event based return to work programs usually are one or two day workshops that give participants exposure to the employer and its employees. The employer will publicize the workshop and ask relaunchers to apply. They will then screen and select a limited number of applicants to attend, and use this pool to hire relaunchers directly into full time roles. We partner with employers to make presentations, moderate panels and offer other content for these one or two day workshops.
Vandhana Sundaram Associate Director, Human Resources at Cognizant
So glad to be able to make a difference to someone's career! Cheers to us! Carol Fishman Cohen and the iRelaunch team, thank you for guiding us every step of the way and being an awesome partner!
World class programming and training for all of your program constituents…
We have extensive experience delivering global programming to program stakeholders across a wide range of industries as part of our client partnerships. Employers engage us to provide training and support to recruiters, managers, mentors, buddies and program participants.
In fact, the number one thing we hear from clients that have piloted programs without our programming services is that they wished they had spent more time on training, specifically for managers and recruiters.
We are constantly evolving and refining our training modules. We’ve identified the best approaches and solutions for the most common pitfalls that managers and recruiters may find themselves in. Our presentations highlight, normalize and solve for these situations.
Stacey Eng Chief Learning & Talent Officer, Chevron
We are delighted with our partnership with iRelaunch to expand our reach to support and hire these talented relaunchers.
Meet your Return to Work experts, consultants and trainers...
With nearly 30 years of combined experience on in-depth research, planning and implementation of return to work programs from the ground up, our team’s consulting expertise brings an unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge. Whether you're seeking the advice and perspective of an external consultant and thought leader, or of a program manager who has developed and scaled an in-house program from scratch, with iRelaunch you have a well-rounded team of experts on your side.