Comprehensive outplacement seminars
and workshops are conducted by skilled experts at a suitable location
(your premises, our premises or another suitable venue). All outplacement
programmes are tailored to suit the audiences and numbers. The
programme is created from a set of Options.
It can be adjusted to meet the specific requirements and nuances
of the market sector, geographical location and audience needs.
Group outplacement programmes are normally developed to suit the
needs and budget restrictions of most Client Companies. The three
most effective solutions are the Group Programme, the On-Site
Career Centre, and the Integrated Programme. These are all detailed
Our outplacement consultants
are pleased to give guidance on how best to pick from these to
optimise the cost effectiveness and impact of the solution.
For small to medium groups released
in a single tranche we recommend the personalised group programme.
This high quality cost-effective solution can be provided for
a groups of any size. There are seven major elements to the programme
which combine to provide a comprehensive and robust solution to
prepare your people for a successful career move:
A preparatory pack
containing general information, self-audit form, starting
tips and information.
A two-day interactive
seminar covering everything from career planning to
winning at interview.
manual covering all aspects of career and job-search
over 11 modules.
supplying tracking forms and templates.
Three 1:1 confidential
consultations (per individual) of approx. 45-50 minutes.
appropriate to the sector, geographical area and specialities
for a period of 3 full months after delivery of the
Preparatory Pack: The preparatory
pack is dispatched usually within one day of your order being placed.
This provides introductory information about the programme, together
with a self-audit form, draft CV guide, and tips and information
for getting started. This allows the individual at risk to focus
his/her attention to the task of repositioning him/herself in the
market place and also maximizes the effectiveness of the main programme.
We recommend that the preparatory pack
is distributed at least one week before commencement of the main
outplacement programme. Most companies like to have this pack available
to provide during the consultation period so that they can offer
something positive to the recipients of the 'bad news'.
Seminars: Comprehensive seminars
and workshops are conducted by skilled experts, on-site or at a
suitable alternative location. All outplacement programmes are tailored
to suit the audiences and numbers. Following an in-depth telephone
discussion with the HR person assigned to the project, a Senior
Consultant develops the programme and becomes your main point of
contact with overall responsibility for ensuring the highest quality
service is provided. Each programme is tailored to meet the specific
requirements and nuances of the market sector, geographical location
and audience needs. However, there is a core set of information
that is normally included, and options to choose from as outlined
Planning the Campaign - Whether the individual is looking
for career development, a change in direction or just another
job, good strategic planning is the key to swift success. We look
at how to determine and qualify goals and develop a strategy to
achieve those goals and track the success
Developing the Curriculum Vitae - The CV or resume is the
candidates 'calling card'. We provide step by step guidance for
each individual to develop a well structured CV, appropriate to
the position sought, which will maximise their chances of being
invited for interview.
Understanding the Job Market - It is important to understand
the status of the job market in your current &/or chosen area.
We also cover the unadvertised job market and provide up to date
information on the current market status, together with lists
of useful contacts, job-boards and agencies.
Using the Internet and Job-Boards - For many people using
the internet and job-boards is a new concept. The recruitment
market has changed phenomenally over the last few years as the
internet and job boards have developed to become the main media
source for new opportunities. Even those who have used the Internet
in a previous job search are likely to find that this dynamic
new industry has undergone significant change and development
since they last explored new opportunities. We assist the delegates
by identifying the most appropriate boards and sites, and showing
how best to use the various search engines and services available.
Marketing Yourself - Viewing oneself as a commodity is
an alien concept to most people. We show the delegate(s) how to
apply the principles of marketing to themselves, and how to conduct
a proactive and effective marketing campaign utilising traditional
and the most up to date methods.
Transferable Skills - In a shrinking market it may be necessary
to widen the field of options a little. We deal with how and where
the delegate(s) can reposition themselves most successfully.
Organisation and Administration - As roles are identified
and applications are made, good administration systems are necessary.
Time management appropriate to the task is also covered and forms
and templates are provided.
Interview Technique - Understanding the objectives of the
interview and how you can best prepare yourself are both fundamental
to success. With different sectors favouring varying formats preparation
is further complicated. Confidence is a key issue, but does not
comes easily. Good preparation and practice combined with a positive
attitude enhance confidence and improve performance. These issues
are covered in depth with exercises to assist, and practice to
perfect. In addition we cover the second interview, where this
is likely to be the norm, including presentations.
Negotiating the Offer and Preparing for the Role - Success
at interview should definitely be celebrated, but there is frequently
more to do to ensure success in the new Career. Where the offer
is open to negotiation the candidate needs to understand how best
to approach such negotiation. Making a success of the new career
is also largely in the hands of the candidate - we show them how
to start as they wish to progress.
Opportunities outside the permanent job market - Whilst
this may be a preferred option for some, it can also be a useful
stopgap for others. We briefly examine the pros and cons and the
practicalities. This is frequently covered in greater detail during
the confidential consultancy sessions for those who have a particular
interest in this area. Aspects covered include starting a business,
interim management, consultancy, retirement/semi-retirement, and
Dealing with the Stress - Finding oneself redundant is
unquestionably a very stressful situation. Our unique approach
provides a cognitive appraisal of the mechanisms of stress and
practical techniques for overcoming these.
Manual: Our comprehensive
outplacement manual provides in excess of 90 pages of quality information
with detailed index for ease of use. All delegates receive a personal
copy to take away and use for reference. The information provided
is not only relevant to the job search and career development but
also, as many delegates have commented, to many other aspects of
business & life. This manual provides detailed information,
diagrams and revision notes on all of the issues.
Most people express surprise at the complexity
of re-positioning in the employment market. This wealth of new information
needs to be taken on-board at time when the individuals' cognitive
processes are likely to be impaired. We consider a good quality
manual is therefore essential and provide a personal copy for each
Administration Pack: The RMS methodology
is enormously successful where it is embraced by the job-seeker.
Tracking, recording and evaluation are fundamental to the process.
The administration pack contains all the tracking forms and templates
required throughout the process. Whilst hard copies are provided
this is generally also dispatched electronically so that copies
can be easily printed as and when required and information can also
be recorded and stored electronically.
Market Information: There are a number of factors to be considered
in providing the correct market information for the group and individuals
affected. These include location, market sector, and specialities.
Our researchers provide current and pertinent information to assist
the job-search. This includes organisations & government departments,
newspapers and journals, sector specific boards, specialist agencies,
company and local information.
1:1 Confidential Consultations:
Every individual is different and a very personalised approach is
required to ensure that their specific needs are met. What is discussed
in the Consultant surgeries is entirely up to the individual but
the most common areas are: CV reviews & tailoring, changing
direction, planning reviews, specific market knowledge, business
enterprise opportunities, and interview practice. Frequently stress
related issues are also brought out. Diminished self-esteem is common
amongst people facing redundancy, and personal problems and issues
can be compounded by the experience. Whilst all our consultants
receive training in this area, Sylvia Crossley, our Principal Consultant
for outplacement has wide experience in stress management and has
acted as lead trainer to professionals dealing with stress.
On-going Support: To
complete the picture every delegate is provided with remote support
as and when needed for a period of 3 full months after the main
programme delivery. The support service can be accessed via e-mail
or telephone. All inquiries are responded to by the consultant requested
or a senior consultant. We do not use unqualified help-line operatives.
The support service is frequently used for tailoring the CV to a
specific role, late decisions to move sector or role, interview
preparation and practice (often against a specific job specification),
decision making and a variety of problems and issues. The availability
of this support from an experienced consultant provides our individual
clients with a high level of comfort and confidence which can greatly
enhance their success throughout the process. This period of support
can be extended if required.
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