outplacement support

[caption id="attachment_18644" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Outplacement can be a positive change"] [/caption] Outplacement is a term used to describe the provision of support services to employees facing redundancy or early retirement. Employees are made redundant for a number of reasons including organisation restructure, downsizing, or due a business closing down. Who pays for outplacement and what’s included? Organisations often fund outplacement services for employees who are being made redundant although some redundant employees who have not been offered outplacement services as part of their redundancy package choose to purchase outplacement services for themselves. The level of assistance provided by an outplacement company will vary depending on the package negotiated by the organisation or the employee. Some outplacement companies deliver their services in groups, others on a one-to-one basis or a combination of group and one-to-one support. The kinds of services offered by outplacement companies vary but might include: Information about the labour market including how identify and...

[caption id="attachment_18674" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The new career"] [/caption] "The career of the 21st century will be protean, a career that is driven by the person, not the organization, and that will be reinvented by the person from time to time, as the person and the environment change." D.T.Hall (1996) in Protean Careers in the 21st Century The most distressed clients I work with are those who feel they are the victims of change. They are often referred to me for outplacement by their employers wanting to support their employee as they transition out of the organisation. These individuals can face redundancy after having been with the company for many years, sometimes decades. They suffer with feelings of distress for a number of reasons. In some cases they didn’t see the change coming and therefore didn't have time to react. But more often than not, they were aware of the impending change but...