Benefits of Career Transition and Outplacement Coaching

Benefits of Career Transition and Outplacement Coaching

Benefits of Career Transition and Outplacement Coaching

As many of the lockdown restrictions continue to ease, organizations are starting to regroup and enter a recovery phase.  As a result, unfortunately some tough decisions are being made regarding restructures, redeployment and redundancies.  Over the past few weeks I have received the most referrals and new enquiries for  Outplacement and Career Transition Coaching that I've received in 17 years, which indicates the major negative impact of Covid-19 on the UK workforce.  Some companies used to offer Coaching support to outgoing employees as a goodwill gesture, whereas nowadays the decision is often strategic and operational, being viewed in a more positive way by both the organization, and by the leavers.  The benefits for the organization can include:

With professional Career Transition and Outplacement Coaching put in place very swiftly, the departing employee can benefit from support in the following ways:

  • Having an objective trusted advisor to talk to openly and honestly about how they feel
  • Working through talent assessments to identify key motivators, personality styles, strengths, and areas of improvement
  • Being able to receive guidance and advice on all available options
  • Receiving Coaching in a confidential and safe environment to re-build any loss of confidence and develop a positive attitude to the changes
  • Gaining assistance on making key decisions, from whether to take a temporary role in-house, take redundancy or early-retirement, or look for another role
  • Working out whether to work full-time or part-time in the future, or maybe start their own business
  • Setting short-term and long-term goals, with a structure to any time off to avoid becoming either deflated or a ‘busy fool’
  • Receiving practical advice on CV writing, Executive Search Firms, Recruitment Agencies, and Job Boards
  • Receiving advice on networking opportunities
  • Identifying any relevant courses or blended learning  
  • Practicing interview techniques and psychometric tests
  • Receiving constructive and motivational feedback
  • Being signposted to financial and legal advice to be better informed for decision-making and risk management
  • Learning tools and techniques to manage expectations of key stakeholders, including peers, family, friends, and potential future employers
  • Feeling that they’re not alone

In a recent interview, I was asked what the most rewarding part of my job is, and I replied that seeing major transformation in an individual, a team, or business.  With individuals, one of the most rewarding scenarios is to witness the look on their faces when they arrive for Transition and Career Coaching and the positive reaction within a few moments when they realise that they can take control of the changes, embrace them, and look upon the opportunity to follow their dreams and/or start afresh.  Linkedin is great for keeping up to date with clients progress and seeing how they all go on to interesting roles, or start exciting new ventures.

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