Updated: September 29, 2023
The World is changing very quickly and so is the labourmarket. In this blog, Tony de Bree explains why traditional outplacement programs and activities do not work anymore in this Covid-19 crisis.
What is traditional outplacement?
The original definition (from Wikipedia) of ‘outplacement’ is:
‘the provision of assistance to redundant employees in finding new employment, either as a benefit provided by the employer directly, or through a specialist service.’
I was able to help many senior managers and employees during the 26 years I was working at ABN Amro (see here) during different types or reorganization and restruturing programs as global change manager to find another position inside and outside the company. And in the old days, that often worked fine.
It was in a number of industries including in Banking and in Financial Services in general relatively easy to find the same position on the same level in your own industry or in another industry. Independent of age, level of education or experience.
But things have changed dramatically since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.
Is spending time and money on traditional outplacement completely useless?
Does that mean that nobody finds a new similar position anymore and that traditional outplacement activities are completely useless? Of course not,that still happens as we also see in the different ‘digital leadership’ and ‘digital rights-skilling’ programs I have co-designed and propose with a number of partners including Boudewijn Vellinga for ‘repositioning talent’ from Greifenberg.
But then these activities become and integral part of what I call ‘outplacement 2.0’ next to a wide range of possible other activities. What that is, ‘outplacement 2.0’. Read the blog here.
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Tony de Bree
Tony de Bree workedin Global Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and with ups and downs made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home and making money online with his own “online plan b” as side-hustle in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Tony helps smal business owners, local business owners, startups and scaleups to survive and managers and employees to make the succesful transition ‘from employee to entrepreneur’. Contact him here now.