What is outplacement 2.0? Updated for 2024

What is outplacement 2.0 by Tony de Bree

Updated: June 24, 2024

What is outplacement 2.0?

Like many people in traditional large organizations since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, prior to me leaving ABN Amro at the end of 2011, I was required to go through a traditional outplacement program in ‘preparation for the labourmarket’ as corporate HR saw it.

It was actually a waste of valuable time and money for ABN Amro, but also for me personally. Why? Because even then the chance for someone like me (50plus)  to find a new similar job with a comparable salary was practically nil.

Traditional outplacement is a waste of time, especially now if you are 50plus.

And that is even more the case since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in my home country The Netherlands and in many other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. and on top of that, just like many people having being doing in The Great Resignation, I wanted to quit my job and live a more healthy life as independent entrepreneur, working online and learning online anyplace & anytime. 

I did not want to work in a large bureaucratic organisation anymore. I had already made that decison much earlier.

Since the year 2001 I had been working on what I had called my online plan-b, my personal future-proofing right-skillingplan to be able to leave the corporate world..

Read more: ‘Corporate Skills Are Irrelevant For Entrepreneurship’, ‘What is right-skilling during Covid-19?’‘What Is The A La Carte Learningmodel?’ 

And that really helped me, including since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. I call that approach “Outplacement 2.0”.

What is outplacement 2.0?

Outplacement 2.0 are innovative on-demand services that help you as a (former) executive, manager or other type of employee to make the transition to self-employment as online entrepreneur or work at startups, scaleups and SMEs. It combines tailor-made online learning programs for “personal right-skilling” with tailor-made activities for “pivoting your life”.

As I personally have had hands-on experience during this journey myself and have helped many people over the years to quit their job also and become a succesful entrepreneur, I can help you with your personal steps, especially in a crisis like this one.

Make an appointment today.

If you want to know more about our all the different options and modules in our new ‘a la carte ‘outplacement 2.0’ virtual programs for you personally if you want to quit your job and become and entrepreneur for instance, please do not hesitate to 06-34387806, connect with me on Skype on tony.de.bree or email me here

Kind regards,
Tony de Bree

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About the Author: tonydebree

Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and he made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home and making money online with his own "online plan b" with digital products as side-hustles in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, he helps corporates, small business owners, startups & scaleups to define and implement the best digital survival strategy and he helps managers and employees to become a successful entrepreneur with a personal digital-right skilling plan.

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