FACET Lafayette Helps Louisiana Employees In Transition

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext. 18
jcalzone@calzone.com
Facet:
Carolyn Greco
337.233.8973
c.greco@facetgroup.com
FACET Lafayette Helps Louisiana Employees In Transition

(Lafayette, La.) – Due to the downturn in the economy, many local and state companies have the challenge of cutting operating budgets.   In an effort to do so, many companies opted to avoid layoffs by utilizing the services of FACET, a career management consulting firm located in Lafayette, Louisiana with offices across the country and in global markets around the world.

FACET provides a unique and legendary brand of classic, proactive and personal support to both individuals and groups through outplacement, career transition and coaching services. From the executive suite to the non-exempt frontline, FACET has helped employees change careers, find the ‘right’ job and improve performance.

One such effort was with a Louisiana university. In November of last year, Carolyn Greco, President and CEO of FACET, was contacted to provide a campus-wide career center to assist the institution’s cost-cutting initiative by reducing university operating expenses through a voluntary separation offering to university staff.

Working in collaboration with university officials, FACET set up an on-site Career Center and created customized programs for those staff members considering early retirement, moving to another full- or part-time position outside of the university, or considering starting start a business. These programs allowed university employees to remain in control of their careers as well as coaching for those who wanted to remain in their current positions. The goal of FACET and the university was to help employees understand and weigh their career options and prepare to move into implementing their decision.

Many companies, however, handle voluntary separations internally and contact FACET to provide the actual outplacement benefit which is part of the exiting employee’s severance package. FACET has provided outplacement services for state and local companies such as The Bristow Group, CenturyLink, PHI, Schumacher Clinical Partners and Stone Energy. National corporations and organizations include Adidas, Caesars Entertainment, CVS Health, Novartis, Talbot’s and United Blood Services.

“The FACET Team and I are very proud to be providing this valuable service for over 30 years. We are honored to have the challenging responsibility of coaching and motivating clients to take the tools that we provide and move forward in their careers,” said Greco.

Ms. Greco has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in workplace consulting, career development, and leadership training in a variety of applied settings. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with honors from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 1970 and a Master of Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1976. In 1990, she received the Governor’s Small Business Award from the State of Louisiana for her company. Ms. Greco has also served on the Board of Governors for the Alumni Association at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as on the Board of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. She is a Founding Partner of the Global Outplacement Alliance.

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About facetteam
FACET is a human resources consulting firm specializing in the four phases of the Talent Management Cycle: Attract, Retain, Develop, and Transition. The Group's practice specifically addresses facilitation of smooth career/life transitions for individuals leaving organizations as well as career management, leadership training and coaching for employees whose assignments within organizations are impacted by change or other organizational needs. By application of several directions of pursuit, the corporation accomplishes a single goal: maximum utilization of human resource potential and productivity through efficient hiring, training and career development. The Facet Group was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana. As an ARBORA GLOBAL PARTNER, The Facet Group shares a parallel philosophy of the highest quality and standards with other owner invested firms. Through this network, we provide services worldwide. To address organizational needs outlined by its clients, The Facet Group offers a comprehensive package of workplace consulting services, focusing on providing high quality, creative programs which favorably impact the bottom line.

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