Next Moves

Outplacement: Help your people find what’s next, whether it was your decision or theirs

How You Say Goodbye Profoundly Impacts the Employee Experience

Every career has milestones, beginnings, and endings. Outplacement is an intrinsic element of a person’s career cycle. People pay attention to how companies treat their people – as candidates, employees and exiting alumni. Done well, proper off-boarding can result in many positive outcomes. Done badly, it can be a disaster for both the individual and the organization.

Whether voluntary or involuntary, employee separation is inevitable at some juncture. At Right Management, we advocate for a transparent, human-centered approach to outplacement. Knowing you have it, increases your employees’ confidence and trust in you.

When the outplacement process is visible and communicated as part of 360-degree career planning it preserves the relationship, controls the exit, eases necessary knowledge transfer, mitigates legal issues, controls unemployment costs, and often reduces voluntary resignations.

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The Solution: Outplacement

We provide departing employees with support, guidance, and resources to explore the market, and find their next ideal role. Our services include resume help, expert career coaching, and individualized reskilling and upskilling powered by our online learning platform with dynamic job resources. For those closer to traditional retirement, we also supply Life Options coaching, designed to facilitate exploration, and focused decision-making beyond traditional employment. 

For the employer, well-orchestrated offboarding offers many benefits. It smooths the transfer of vital insight and knowledge from experienced employees to newer employees. It mitigates the danger of reputation damage, and potential, expensive litigation. It sparks an opportunity to gain crucial opinions about how the organization can improve, through an objective exit interview process.

Maintaining good relationships with former organizational alumni is precious. Those valued people may be coming back some day or may direct you to new sources of talent. Above all, humane outplacement services offered to the people who helped build your organization is simply the right thing to do, if you are committed to making a better world, economy, and community.

For Professionals:

With RightChoice Advantage, our helpful Self-Discovery process and advanced job search tools are just the beginning. Candidates are also matched with a personal coach who will help them craft a resume that gets noticed, develop interviewing and negotiation skills, and offer insights to assist them in landing a new position faster with the best compensation.

Employee Level: Hourly Workers, Individual Contributors, Supervisors

Program Duration: 2 Months

Our RightChoice Elevate program is geared towards experienced employees in search of higher-level positions or who may even want to explore new directions in their careers, including consulting, entrepreneurial opportunities or retirement. Because our coaches include certified specialists in a variety of industries, candidates gain real insights into the industries and positions that interest them most.

Employee Level: Individual Contributors, Supervisors, Managers

Program Duration: 3 Months, Plus Onboarding Support and Support Beyond Program Length if New Role Doesn’t Work Out

RightChoice Edge provides our highest level of expert coaching and preparation for candidates seeking top positions and compensation. Working with our certified Senior Coaches and Specialists, candidates develop an engaging online presence and leverage the power of social media to expand their personal and professional networks. After helping them land their desired new position, we even provide extended onboarding coaching to help them adjust to and excel in their new role.

Employee Level: Managers, Senior Managers, Directors

Program Duration: 6 Months, Plus Onboarding Support and Support Beyond Program Length if New Role Doesn’t Work Out

For Executives:

E-Series programs include high impact career coaching led by an executive career management expert and are designed to achieve the professional and personal goals of the executive, including a change in industries or exploring other career options.

  • Custom leadership development program developed from applicable executive-series assessments.
  • Concierge Coaching team led by highly credentialed talent management and career expert, matched based on the executive’s industry focus and coaching needs.
  • Executives have access to critical research and resources necessary for a successful executive search.
  • Connecting executives to the most dynamic talent network available, with a vast global network of people and expertise.
  • Onboarding support that includes insight-driven coaching support to assist in translating assessment results into a new role and environment, ensuring a more successful transition.

E-Series 6:

Executive Level: Senior Professionals, Directors, Vice Presidents

Program Duration: 6 Months, Plus Onboarding Support (Up to 30 Days)

E-Series 9:

Executive Level: Senior Professionals, Directors, Vice Presidents

Length of Engagement: 9 Months, Plus Onboarding Support (Up to 30 Days)

E-Series 12:

Executive Level: Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, Presidents, and C-Level Executives

Length of Engagement: 12 Months, Plus Onboarding Support (Up to 30 Days)

Our Echelon executive services were developed specifically for the needs of C-Level, President, Key Executive and Board Level executives. With this service, a concierge coaching team, including an expert in leadership development, facilitates an in-depth exploration of opportunities domestically and across the globe. 

  • Custom leadership development program developed from applicable executive-series assessments.
  • Concierge Coaching team led by highly credentialed talent management and career expert, matched based on the executive’s industry focus and coaching needs.
  • Executives have access to critical research and resources necessary for a successful executive search.
  • Connecting executives to the most dynamic talent network available, with a vast global network of people and expertise.
  • Onboarding support that includes insight-driven coaching support to assist in translating assessment results into a new role and environment, ensuring a more successful transition.

Executive Level: C-Suite, Presidents, Key Executives, Board Level 

Length of Engagement: Unlimited (Until/After Securing New Role, Up to 90 Days) 

The Results that Count

We get it. Change is the only constant in life. Change can be both frightening and exhilarating,  energizing and exhausting. We can help. Every outplacement candidate with whom Right Management Great Lakes has worked, over more than 4 decades, has profited from gaining deep personal insight, new understanding, a disciplined path to future success, and priceless education about how to master a world of new opportunities. Every door that closes is a chance to find a fresh  door — the door to new, lucrative, exciting experiences. Listen to a few of our recent successful off-boarded candidates. Then, let us help you find the key to your door.

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