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    I am eligable for Outplacement counselling.

    Thought this was usually for senior management level only?

    Could be an interesting and either illuminating, or entertaining process, so may as well make the most of it.

    Have a new job if I want it starting mid December, so still got plenty of time to assess things before jumping into my nexr role, or not as the case may be!

    Anyone used outplacement support, and what did you think of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruffalo View Post
    I am eligable for Outplacement counselling.

    Thought this was usually for senior management level only?
    No, senior management gets massive "golden parachutes" (very large payoffs) - you get Outplacement counselling.

    It's only fair.

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    Sigh, I was eligible. Went along for a days course with a bunch of whinging secretarial types and a nice bloke from British Gas, the only non LBG type there. Spent the majority of the day hoping one of the planes whistling over to Leeds-Bradford would land on the building and put me out of my misery.

    I would hope that the courses which address specific skills gaps are significantly better than this generic 'so you've been sacked, it's not the end of the world' type thing. I wasn't hanging around on the bench to find out though.

    If you've got spare time, and it's paid for.... why not go along? Best case scenario - there might be some lap dancers also got laid off. Worst case scenario - it's a free lunch and gets you out for a bit...

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    wtf is outplacement counselling???
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    wtf is outplacement counselling???
    WCS.

    Please explain to us who have not been "fortunate" to go through this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    WCS.

    Please explain to us who have not been "fortunate" to go through this.
    Here be the blurb.......

    Outplacement Services

    We work on an individual basis with senior executives who are looking to make their next major career move.

    We offer a fully tailored package to suit each individual which includes:

    Resume development
    Psychometric Assessment
    Numerical & Verbal reasoning assessment
    Interview techniques
    Video practice sessions
    Company & role targeting & contact
    Weekly vacancy search
    Fully managed research capability
    “Insider” tips on the recruitment process
    Full ongoing support until you find the perfect role
    The programme includes 45 hours of one-to-one development, training and counselling sessions with one of our partners who have backgrounds from organisations such as Nestle, Premier Foods, Sara Lee, Mars, Quaker and Princes. They will have a full understanding of both your industry and your requirements, and they will be supported by a team who will develop, provide and mail all marketing material, coupled with a full research and cv development capability.

    We target that all sessions will be held within a 40-minute drive from your home-base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruffalo View Post
    Here be the blurb.......

    Outplacement Services

    We work on an individual basis with senior executives who are looking to make their next major career move.

    We offer a fully tailored package to suit each individual which includes:

    Resume development
    Psychometric Assessment
    Numerical & Verbal reasoning assessment
    Interview techniques
    Video practice sessions
    Company & role targeting & contact
    Weekly vacancy search
    Fully managed research capability
    “Insider” tips on the recruitment process
    Full ongoing support until you find the perfect role
    The programme includes 45 hours of one-to-one development, training and counselling sessions with one of our partners who have backgrounds from organisations such as Nestle, Premier Foods, Sara Lee, Mars, Quaker and Princes. They will have a full understanding of both your industry and your requirements, and they will be supported by a team who will develop, provide and mail all marketing material, coupled with a full research and cv development capability.

    We target that all sessions will be held within a 40-minute drive from your home-base.
    I see - when you are fed up of being a HR "professional" for a food company you run training courses where you tell people who have been "outplaced" how to get another job.

    It's only really useful for people who haven't had another job for 3 or more years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    WCS.

    Please explain to us who have not been "fortunate" to go through this.
    It's what companies sometimes do to their redundant employees to help them back into the employment market, possibly 30 years after they last had to apply for a job. You'll be referred to a 3rd party organisation who will work on your cv, show you how to use linked in to find work, advise on setting up businesses, provide office space if needed etc etc.

    It was these that I saw, there may be others? Penna

    As far as LBG were concerned, the higher up the tree you were, the more credits you got. It's that kind of an employer. I suspect it was really just a bone thrown to the unions to keep a lid on their impotent hot air/give them something to take their remaining members (both of them) to show how good they are.

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    maybe it's the lack of sleep, but isn't this a permie offering? and doesn't it equate to the following?:

    Quote Originally Posted by Gruffalo View Post
    Resume development - cv tweaking
    Psychometric Assessment - they tell you if you're mad
    Numerical & Verbal reasoning assessment - but that you can speak the queens
    Interview techniques - strong handshake, look them in the eyes, speak slower than you think you should
    Video practice sessions - errrr?? for looking good on skype??
    Company & role targeting & contact - you get an agent of sorts
    Weekly vacancy search - who sends you some links to jobsearch
    Fully managed research capability - who adds a google search result text to the above job search
    “Insider” tips on the recruitment process - they tell you that your role is highly prized but there's not many around right now
    Full ongoing support until you find the perfect role - they call you reguarly to see if you've found work to gain contacts for their other fish errr clients

    The programme includes 45 hours of one-to-one development, training and counselling sessions with one of our partners who have backgrounds from organisations such as Nestle, Premier Foods, Sara Lee, Mars, Quaker and Princes. They will have a full understanding of both your industry and your requirements, and they will be supported by a team who will develop, provide and mail all marketing material, coupled with a full research and cv development capability.

    - they have previous failed agents who have phone numbers from the above clients


    We target that all sessions will be held within a 40-minute drive from your home-base. - they are everywhere
    I can do that, sounds like a great plan b, how much did it cost the company to send you to this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    maybe it's the lack of sleep, but isn't this a permie offering? and doesn't it equate to the following?:
    in a nutshell.

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