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How has technology changed the world of outplacement?

The world isn’t changing – it has changed.  The advancements in technology over the past 20-30 years have revolutionised our world and impacted every part of our lives.  Things that would have been science fiction to past generations are now science fact. Most people carry in their pocket a device with more computing power than Read more about How has technology changed the world of outplacement?[…]

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How to help redundancy survivors…

  Redundancies are unfortunately, a part of modern business. Something people will go through once, if not many times during their career. As an outplacement provider we understand the importance of looking after those that are leaving, helping to give them as smooth a transition as possible towards their next role. But, what about those Read more about How to help redundancy survivors…[…]

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What’s outplacement got to do with the price of cabbages?

Last month I listened to the CEO of Sainsbury’s being interviewed about their Christmas trading results. What I heard loud and clear was that consumer habits are changing and that retailers have to respond. How we buy is one of the biggest changes. More and more is spent on-line. No longer do many of us Read more about What’s outplacement got to do with the price of cabbages?[…]

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Outplacement is free – isn’t it?

Outplacement is one of the few benefits that employers can give out without creating a tax liability. Which is great news as when you’ve just been made redundant money is usually one of your biggest worries. However, is outplacement really free? From an employer’s point of view, it isn’t. In almost every case it will Read more about Outplacement is free – isn’t it?[…]

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How to deal with being made redundant…

Being made redundant, whether you’re expecting it or not can be a testing time. It can knock your confidence and be emotionally overwhelming. While it is never easy, there are things you can do to help ease the process. Don’t take it personally – while it’s hard not to take it as a personal insult, Read more about How to deal with being made redundant…[…]

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Is outplacement the new must have employee benefit?

I read, and shared this article recently on LinkedIn, written by a fairly recent graduate in the USA. It promotes the importance of outplacement and why ‘millennials’ should seek out an employer that offers it. It made me think – is outplacement now a benefit that candidates are seeking and should employers state that they Read more about Is outplacement the new must have employee benefit?[…]

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Tips for handling the redundancy process

As an employer taking the decision to make redundancies whether a few or many is a tough, and one no business leader ever wants to make.  While we’ve been out of the last recession for a few years and have seen good growth within the UK economy, redundancies are still occurring. The recent collapse of Read more about Tips for handling the redundancy process[…]

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Career Transition vs Outplacement

The terms career transition and outplacement are often used in an interchangeable manner. While we call ourselves outplacement specialists some of our competitors refer to themselves as providing career transition services, others simply use both. But what is the difference? For me they are both two sides of the same coin, that coin being career Read more about Career Transition vs Outplacement[…]