Career Transition Services

Due to the VUCA elements of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, there is quite often a need for organisations to restructure or reconfigure their business models to become more efficient moving forwards, resulting in redundancy or role displacement of an employee or groups of employees.

In a business world that is characterised by constant change and moving parts, it is crucial to provide support to people who are affected by this change, both for their own mental health and wellbeing as well as the reputation of the business.

VUCA Senior Associate, Paul Bell is a specialist in the provision of outplacement and career transition services for companies and individuals undergoing change with experience in delivering small to large scale support services across a wide variety of sectors and industries.

The diverse, experienced and skilled VUCA team is able to assist all levels of employee, whether white or blue collar, to move forward and effectively transition in their career and life with confidence and purpose.

VUCA Trusted Advisors have experience in providing career transition services locally, regionally and nationally and pride ourselves in delivering a tailored, personalised, empathetic and responsive service to all clients and program participants alike.

Career Transition / Outplacement Programs

A Career Transition or Outplacement program is delivered over a series of sessions and is designed to focus on the individual’s specific requirements in order to facilitate an efficient return to the workforce.

Program components may typically include but are not limited to:

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Career review, values and priorities moving forwards into next career phase

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Identification of strengths, achievements, transferable skills and capabilities

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Development of a contemporary, market differentiating resume / CV

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Interview techniques, strategies and improving confidence

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How to effectively market oneself and utilise social media such as LinkedIn

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How to effectively network

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Information and discussion on market and industry trends

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Transitions to retirement

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Out of session phone / email support / coaching

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Emotional support post redundancy notification

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Consideration of gaps, weaknesses, training needs and potential barriers

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Assistance with drafting applications and cover letters

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Job search tools and strategies

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Personality profiling and psychometric assessments

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Connecting with recruitment firms and other service providers

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Negotiation of job offers and contract review

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Provision of practical “take away” resources for current and future use

Deciding Which Program to Select

Many outplacement programs can be aligned to particular roles or levels:

VUCA Basic:

These shorter programs tend to suit companies or individuals seeking shorter yet tailored programs, e.g. administrative staff, “blue collar” employees.

VUCA Standard:

Most suitable for companies or individuals seeking tailored mid-term programs that cater for more specific and particular work; can often be suitable for technical, team leader and supervisor levels.

VUCA Premium / Platinum:

Ideal for companies or individuals seeking tailored long-term programs that cater for highly intensive and / or extensive work; can often be suitable for Managers, Senior Managers and Executives.

Other individuals, regardless of level of role, may require a longer-term program for reasons such as being at their most recent employer for a long period of time or possessing some potential personal or technical barriers that may delay a smooth transition into the next phase of their career.

Workshops

Workshops can be a very effective way to provide support in small group formats during periods of change and uncertainty leading up to restructures or reconfigurations or when individual programs cannot be provided due to budget constraints etc.

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

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Managing change and uncertainty

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Effective Resumes, Cover Letters and Applications

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Job Search Techniques and Strategies

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Interview Preparation

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How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search

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How to Effectively Market Myself

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Each workshop is of 2 hours duration but can be “bolted together” to form half or full day programs

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Can be delivered on or off site

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Maximum workshop size of 20 participants

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Each workshop is inclusive of participant resources

On-Site Support

Notifying employees of their role redundancy is typically a very stressful experience for those receiving the news as well as for those delivering it.

The assistance of a VUCA Consultant onsite during this time can assist in a number of ways:

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Alleviates and reduces various risks that are typically associated with emotional situations such as stress, uncertainty and anger.

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Assists in enabling the employer to focus on the delivery of key organisational responsibilities and messages and not getting trapped in emotional discussions which can escalate and “go off track”.

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Aids in mitigating reputational damage of the organisation.

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Can act as a safety net or buffer between an individual hearing of their redundancy and their interaction with others.

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Enables the employee to be introduced to VUCA consultant who will be assisting them with their outplacement program moving forwards; can begin to think about “what next”.

What’s next?

Please contact Senior Associate Paul Bell for further information.