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How outplacement can be a win win for your organisation and your people


Restructures and organisational change are inevitable within business but with individuals now placing more emphasis on the ethics, behaviour and culture of organisations it is important during periods of change for your company to show that it is living and breathing its values.


Exiting employees from your organisation is never an easy process to go through but the best leaving gift you can offer to your people that are moving on is some specialist support for them to be able to transition successfully.


Outplacement services are often used during times of change to help minimise disruption and stress alongside keeping up levels of productivity, engagement and retention.


How can working with an outplacement provider benefit your organisation:

  • Protects your employer brand and reputation as an organisation that cares for its people

  • Provides extra resource for your HR teams so they can focus on the process and existing employees

  • Helps to reduce stress levels within the organisation both for HR and managers and also for those that will be leaving the organisation

  • Maintains productivity for those leaving as they know they are going to get the help they need to transition as well as helping to lessen the guilt for those ‘survivors'

  • Shows existing employees that those leaving the organisations have been provided with support and guidance and have been exited in a respectful way

So how does outplacement benefit those leaving your organisation:

  • Provides independent and experienced guidance and advice on how to transition to a new role or new career

  • Identifies the individuals wants and needs as well as how to align purpose and values to their next step

  • Helps those leaving feel less alone or isolated and provides emotional and wellbeing support at a time of change and uncertainty

  • Rebuilds confidence when individuals may be feeling particularly vulnerable or low

  • Offers expert advice on the current job market and how to adapt approach to job searching using lots of different methods

  • Prepares individual to go to market through updating personal brand, CV and LinkedIn profiles

  • Gives help through the assessment process and interviews preparing individuals for assessment centres, psychometric tests and interview techniques.

  • Once individual secures a new role, providing ongoing support for the first 90 days so onboarding can be as smooth as possible

Next Steps Outplacement offers flexible, high quality coaching and outplacement programmes that puts people at the heart of the support, really understanding their needs and giving individuals the space and insight they need to be able to transition smoothly and quickly whatever their next step might be. We partner with your HR teams and managers throughout the process ensuring that tailored programmes and support are given to meet the specific needs of everyone that is being impacted.


If you would like to find out more about how we could support you and your organisation please do get in touch with us on 01926 268160 or via email on support@nextstepsconsulting.co.uk


More details can also be found here


Gemma Morris, Director of Wellbeing, Next Steps Consulting

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