Outplacement Explained

What is outplacement? Dealing with redundancies or settlement agreements can be tough, both for the individuals leaving and the organizations having to make hard choices. Outplacement provides employees who are leaving a company – voluntarily or involuntarily – with practical career advice and coaching support to help them make their next move.

Outplacement is usually provided by an expert supplier and paid for by the employer. It can be delivered on a one-to-one or group basis. Some employers will ask their outplacement provider to design and deliver a personalized program for affected people, often including a mixture of individual coaching and group workshops.

Topics that are covered by outplacement include career planning; CV writing; targeting the job market; interview preparation; job offer and salary and benefits negotiation; and onboarding – the process of adjusting to life in a new role.

Some outplacement suppliers will have experience in helping people make a variety of career moves, including starting their own business, becoming a non-executive director, or planning for retirement.

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About Connor

NFP acquired Connor, a Berkshire-based, leading consultancy in the UK & Europe focused on people development, organizational change, and outplacement and career transition services, in October 2021. The Connor team partners with clients across the globe to create fit-for-purpose internal structures and processes while helping organizations get the most out of their people. To discover more, visit