Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP), Second Edition

  • Innovative Best Practice in Nation’s Most-Effective Reemployment Program

  • ONLY Tool Described in U.S. Department of Labor Study on Reemployment Program Success

  • Helps You Serve UI Claimants and Dislocated Workers Under WIOA Through Individualized Career Services and Eligibility Assessments

  • Also Used in Rapid Response

Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner LEAP, Second EditionLaid-off workers deal with uncertainty, stress, and immobilization: “What do I do next? How will I pay my bills? Who will ever hire me?” It’s difficult for you and your staff to help the unemployed sort through their worries, let alone guide them in reemployment planning.

Identified as an innovative best practice for reemployment in research for the U.S. Department of Labor, the best-selling LEAP is the only tool that helps dislocated workers and UI claimants organize the 8 most important issues faced during a layoff. In 3 easy steps, workers rank complex job and life problems and get reemployment action steps that address their unique needs and barriers. 

LEAP, now available in its Second Edition, is used in Nevada’s Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) program, which is the most effective REA of the states studied for the U.S. Department of Labor. Note: The REA initiative is now called the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program; its name was changed with the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

 

LEAP’s BENEFITSResponding to 8 Scales on LEAP, Second Edition, in Step 1

  • Combines self-assessment, guidance, and planning into a 6-panel foldout format
  • Is helping thousands of UI claimants and dislocated workers cope with job loss, assess their needs, and create a personalized reemployment plan tailored to their unique situation and goals
  • Offers short-term and long-term job-search and reemployment planning suggestions
  • Guides the unemployed in overcoming their barriers to rapid reemployment
  • Is completely self-guiding for job seekers, making LEAP very useful in agencies and centers limited on time, budget, and staff
  • Helps you match career services to each person’s needs and barriers, plus give useful career planning and job search guidance on the spot

SCALES / TOPICS COVERED

  • Addresses 8 key concerns after job loss: finances, emotions and attitude, health and social support, use of time, education and training, next career, job search, and use of services/resources
  • Helps each individual prioritize the 8 concerns and gain clarity on where to turn and what to do next, given the person's unique needs and goals

FORMAT

  • Concise 6-panel foldout design with 3 clear steps
  • Completely self-guiding for job seekers and the unemployed
  • Color-coded for easy use and self-scoring
  • Comes shrink-wrapped flat in convenient packs of 50

AUDIENCES

  • Ideal for all workers at all levels
  • Written at an 8th-grade reading level

HOW LEAP WORKSCreating a Reemployment Plan with LEAP, Second Edition, in Step 3

  • Takes about half-hour to complete
  • Step 1—Assess: Individuals read each statement and circle the response that best describes their level of concern about it. LEAP has 64 brief statements requiring a response.
  • Step 2—Evaluate: Individuals quickly and easily add their totals and learn in which areas they need help and guidance.
  • Step 3—Create: Individuals review and checkmark the most helpful reemployment guidance. They also write down the personalized action steps they will take in each area.

USES

  • Easy to administer—just provide pens or pencils
  • Use in group settings, use one-on-one, or distribute for self-completion
  • Ideal for employment services, career services, Individual Employment Plans (IEPs), American Job Center/Career One-Stop orientation meetings, Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEAs), Rapid Response, TAA, job clubs, layoff transition and job search workshops, alumni career services, job counseling and coaching, adult education programs, library workshops for unemployed patrons, and as take-home handouts
  • Free LEAP Administrator’s Guide available in PDF upon LEAP purchase; helps administrators get the most out of using LEAP with dislocated workers

DEVELOPMENT

  • Created with input from workforce development/career professionals and dislocated workers
  • Research based
  • Created and printed in the USA by Career Action Resources

IN THE NEWS

LEAP has been featured in an IMPAQ International Study for the U.S. Department of Labor, National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals’ newsletter, USATODAY.com, Yahoo! News, and others.

TESTIMONIALS

Career professionals and dislocated workers recommend LEAP because it provides needed guidance to laid-off workers. Read LEAP testimonials.

Seen on USATODAY.com

Workforce Development &
Career Services Professionals:

Conducting in-person RESEAs under WIOA? Address UI claimants' specific needs with LEAP.

Learn about new edition of LEAP.

Read LEAP testimonials.

Learn about Your Employment Search (YES).

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Career Action Blog

2020: The year began with historically low unemployment. After the pandemic hit, life changed dramatically for everyone, including the public workforce system and the people we serve. Now it's time to look ahead.

According to WorkforceGPS, a site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, "the way we provide services and assistance may look very different from now on....The keys to success will be flexibility and forward thinking in the way we serve our customers." 

WorkforceGPS is giving workforce professionals technical assistance and resources to connect individuals to available jobs and training.  As a starting place, they have organized Pathway to Recovery resources into the following categories: Job Seeker and Business Customer Service Delivery, Labor Market Information, Partnerships & Planning, and System Infrastructure & Capacity. Of special interest: a
 Quick Start Action Planner, which aids workforce system stakeholders in preparing for economic recovery.

Are you helping dislocated workers and the unemployed find work? Learn about best-practice tools that guide the unemployed in job search and reemployment planning. Workforce and career professionals can request complimentary review samples.

According to the Brookings Institution, the pandemic is amplifying concerns about technology’s impact on employment. Simply stated, the coronavirus-related recession is likely to escalate labor-replacing automation. Read the entire Brookings article here.

Are you helping dislocated workers find work? Learn about best-practice tools that direct the unemployed in job search and reemployment planning in a way that fits their individual needs.

Workforce and career professionals can take a closer look at Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP) and Your Employment Search (YES) by requesting complimentary review samples.
 

Give dislocated workers and the unemployed two proven tools for independent job search and reemployment planning.

no staff involvement plan

Both tools feature a color-coded, easy-to-read, 6-panel foldout design with clear steps. They are completely 

  • self-guiding
  • self-scoring
  • self-interpreting

After completing the LEAP or YES, individuals can use their results to navigate their transition and plan their job hunt.

Importantly, no staff involvement is required for your job seekers to use the best-practice LEAP and YES.

LEAP and YES arrive shrink-wrapped in packs of 50 each. Simply include LEAP or YES in your next mailing to the Unemployment Insurance claimants and job hunters you serve remotely.

Complimentary LEAP and YES Administrator’s Guides help you run workshops and one-and-one sessions via video conferencing if desired.

Workforce and career professionals can take a closer look at LEAP and YES by requesting your complimentary review samples today.