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

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$115.85
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$86.36
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.96
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $5.96   
  • New (3) from $125.79   
  • Used (5) from $5.96   

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899308906
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN L. MEYER is Professor of Communication at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, where he teaches organizational communication, public speaking, and interviewing.

CAROLYN C. SHADLE is on the faculty of the State University of New York's Empire State College in Syracuse, where she directs a residency-based management degree program for adult learners.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I The New Careerism 1
1 The Turbulent World of Work 3
2 When the Employee Is Outplaced 19
3 The Ripple Effect 27
Pt. II The New Outplacement Process 41
Stage One: Planning and Preparing 43
4 Contracting for OTR 45
5 Getting Terminated Employees Started 51
6 Accoutrements for People in Transition 63
7 Personal Counseling - What and When 69
Stage Two: Making Decisions 81
8 Assessing the Unemployed Candidate 83
9 Career Decision Making 95
10 Career Pathing 103
Stage Three: Launching the Campaign 113
11 The Marketing Metaphor 115
12 The Resume - A Personal Sales Representative 125
13 Networking: Contacts and Connections, Links and Linkages 131
14 Employment Interviewing 145
Pt. III The OTR Process and Its Industry 169
15 Changes in the OTR Process 171
16 The New OTR Process and the New Careerism 185
17 The New Face of Today's OTR Industry 199
18 Challenges and Responses: Issues and Ethics 225
19 Choosing Wisely: How to Select the Right OTR Service 247
Appendix A: Historical Perspective 265
Appendix B: Chronology of the Outplacement Profession 267
Appendix C: Career Transition Resources 271
Appendix D: Reemployment Act of 1994 275
Selected Bibliography 277
Index 283
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)