Essentially, our outplacement ethos is built on our values of empathy, objectivity, innovation and positivity, which shapes our outplacement mission:
Thus, our outplacement programmes are tailored to the requirements of the individuals concerned, but usually contain some core components:
Outplacement programmes usually start with a confidential one-to one discussion with the person concerned to begin to establish their ideas, opinions and feelings about the transition process that they are about to embark upon. This is often a difficult time, as there may be feelings of despondency, anger, betrayal etc. There may also be some very real practical concerns about how to pay the bills! Thus, it is always important to pay attention to the affective and emotional side of things, before becoming too task-focused. However, it is usually a good idea to get into task mode as soon as possible. A good way of doing this is to start to compile the first draft of a CV, as this helps the person to focus on practical ways of moving forward:
In order to help people clarify their thinking on these issues, they may sometimes undertake some psychometric assessments. They may also spend time reflecting on what they want from work and seeking feedback about their skills and personal qualities and attributes from informed sources, such as previous work mates and managers, colleagues and even friends, partners and other family members.
Please contact us to arrange your free CV review and no-obligation first consultation, to explore how we might be able to help you.