Career Transition

Outplacement

In these challenging moments of change, outplacement support gives your employees the best opportunity to thrive in whatever comes next.

We tailor our range of Outplacement solutions to individual needs, requirements and objectives. Programmes can be selected based on each employees' desired outcome, length of service or seniority. Employees can select the services that suit them best, whether individual 1-2-1 coaching, digital learning, financial guidance or taking advantage of a wide range of virtual workshops. The flexibility to pick and mix support services is key to success.
 
Most importantly, everyone can chat to an expert Programme Manager as often as they need to, not just for the duration of the programme, but for 100 days after they start their new role. As well as general advice and support, programme managers can help participants create a winning CV, master job applications and prepare for interviews.

In addition, we include unlimited access to our career hub, SnapDragon for the duration of the programme. SnapDragon is an impressive toolkit packed with resources such as online courses, videos and interactive tools to help individuals make the right career decisions, accelerate their job search and maximise their opportunities. Whether that be psychometric assessments to help identify ‘wants and needs’, market leading tools to help with things like cover letters and networking, or making sure they are alerted to vacancies first, we ensure the participants have everything they need to succeed.

This can be a daunting time for people, but we have seen time and time again, that expert career support from someone who cares, combined with the very best tools and resources, gives participants the confidence and competitive edge that makes all the difference.

To get your outplacement requirements in place for your employees please contact us using the form below or call 01604 744101.

FAQs

Q

When might organisations find Career Coaching particularly useful?

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Coaching from our career experts can be particularly useful when: 

  • You need to quickly and effectively integrate new starters 

  • There is a need to accelerate results 

  • Organisational or personal success has created new challenges

  • A gap in skills, confidence or behaviour is identified 

  • An urgent or compelling issue is anticipated (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity) 

  • Leaders are impacted by organisational restructuring 

  • Work and life are out of balance, creating unwanted consequences 

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What is outplacement?

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Put simply, outplacement services provide both practical and emotional support to individuals affected by organisational change - in particular, redundancy. Redundancy and redeployment can be a challenging and emotive time - for the organisation, the team left behind and, most importantly, for affected individuals.
 
Outplacement services allow individuals to understand and accept the change – and the rollercoaster of emotions that they may experience, fully assess the options available to them and move forward with confidence,  whether that’s to a new role, an alternative career path, retraining or even planning for retirement.

For a more in-depth guide on  'What is Outplacement?', head over to our article.  

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What does outplacement support include?

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Depending upon the service selected, support services may include: 

  • Individual, tailored career coaching – this could include career planning, the identification of transferable skills, social media presence, planning a job search campaign, company research, application support, interview skills and many other topics to suit individual needs 

  • A robust CV review 

  • Full access to interactive tools and resources within our market-leading career hub 'SnapDragon' 

  • Group workshops on a wide range of subjects 

  • An unrivalled schedule of virtual career workshops 

  • Practical e-learning across a range of subjects especially designed for those experiencing career transition 

Q

Why should I offer outplacement?

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Any organisation who values their reputation will be keen to ensure that those affected by career transition are fully supported to move onto a bright and progressive future. However, in today's tough business environment, when forced to make redundancies to cut costs, investing in outplacement support can feel at odds with the organisational objective. Justifying the cost of support can be tough to position with the board when every penny counts. However, the investment is worthwhile - in almost all cases, the additional benefits far surpass the financial outlay and include:
 
An enhanced "psychological contract" across the organisation
Reinforcing engagement at a difficult time
Retaining key talent
Maintaining productivity and retention – both during and after change
Protecting your reputation and employer brand
 

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What is Working Transitions' approach to outplacement?

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Our outplacement solutions have been designed to provide maximum flexibility and personalised support – whilst respecting your budget. 
 
Our flexible support programmes provide a wide choice of service options and we've made it easy to tailor support to suit individual needs and objectives - and to suit your organisation's budget. 
 
Our team can talk you through costs and help to design a service that delivers the best results for you and your people.

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How can I ensure Outplacement Support across all levels?

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Our programmes are designed to offer choice and flexibility and individuals can tailor their programme of support according to their own needs whilst working within a pre-agreed budget.  We recognise that each person's career path is different and so we offer access to a wide range of services to allow individuals to select the support most relevant to their needs and career goals.
 
If you are considering redundancy of senior executives you may also want to take a look at ARC – our executive outplacement programme
 

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Do I need to refer a minimum number of individuals for Outplacement Support?

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No, we have no minimum numbers required for support.  

Q

Can you provide Outplacement support to individuals overseas?

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Yes - as part of the Career Partners International Network, we can guarantee the same high-quality support, with local knowledge and expertise, wherever your participants are in the world. We have successfully partnered to deliver many projects in USA, EMEA and APAC.
 

Q

How will I gauge the success of our Outplacement Programme?

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We'll agree key performance indicators at the outset – and will be in regular contact to let you know how things are going.  Our project managers are proactive and responsive – if something isn't working, we'll let you know, and we'll make suggestions about how to amend the process to get it just right for your organisation.
 
Feedback and testimonials from programme participants are a valuable measure of success – we'll share these with you during regular review meetings.  Take a look at what previous participants say about the service
 

Contact us today

Call us on - 01604 744 101

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