Changing Outplacement Process: New Methods and Opportunities for Transition Management / Edition 1

Changing Outplacement Process: New Methods and Opportunities for Transition Management / Edition 1

by John L. Meyer, Carolyn C. Shadle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0899308902

ISBN-13: 9780899308906

Pub. Date: 10/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

With downsizing, layoffs, and other retrenchment measures afflicting both public and private sectors, outplacement consulting has grown from a minor specialty among human resources (HR) firms and practitioners into an important industry. Meyer and Shadle explore changes that have occurred in the outplacement process—as well as its practice—to provide a

Overview

With downsizing, layoffs, and other retrenchment measures afflicting both public and private sectors, outplacement consulting has grown from a minor specialty among human resources (HR) firms and practitioners into an important industry. Meyer and Shadle explore changes that have occurred in the outplacement process—as well as its practice—to provide a clearer understanding of what it is and what it offers organizations and their employees. Clearly written and designed to assist management and their HR professionals, the book provides not only an insight into the meaning of job loss and its devastating impact on workers and the organization, but also a way to help lessen the blow to both.

Among the topics explored here are the seven dimensions of the new careerism, an inclusive definition of outplacement, a complete and objective review and analysis of the elements of the outplacement and career transition process, and a description of the different kinds of assessment typically offered as part of outplacement. It also provides an inside look into this multimillion-dollar industry, its organization and markets, trends, and the industry's burgeoning technology. The authors answer such questions as: Why does one need outplacement counseling? Why do corporations pay for it and how much? How do outplacement firms contact and contract with corporations? How can the outplacement firm provide consultation to downsizing corporations? This book is a well-researched practical resource for all organizations and their employees in this economically difficult decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899308906
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Figures and Table

Foreword by David A. Lord

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The New Careerism

The Turbulent World of Work

When The Employee Is Outplaced

The Ripple Effect

The New Outplacement Process

Stage One: Planning and Preparing

Contracting for OTR

Getting Terminated Employees Started

Accoutrements for People in Transition

Personal Counseling—What and When

Stage Two: Making Decisions

Assessing the Unemployed Candidate

Career Decision Making

Career Pathing

Stage Three: Launching the Campaign

The Marketing Metaphor

The Resume—A Personal Sales Representative

Networking: Contacts and Connections, Links and Linkages

Employment Interviewing

The OTR Process and Its Industry

Changes in the OTR Process

The New OTR Process and the New Careerism

The New Face of Today's OTR Industry

Challenges and Responses: Issues and Ethics

Choosing Wisely: How to Select the Right OTR Service

Appendix A: Historical Perspective

Appendix B: Chronology of the Outplacement Profession

Appendix C: Career Transition Resources

Selected Bibliography

Index

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