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How is a professional outplacement program organized?





---> What is OUTPLACEMENT?


---> What kind of METHOD?


---> What kind of PROCEDURE?


---> How are the MEETINGS ORGANIZED?


---> TOOLS and MEANS?


Outplacement is a set of techniques, training, tools and assistance to help you find a job in a similar field to the one you already master or in a new orientation, both in the context of an employment contract and in the context of starting an activity under an independent status.

Originally launched in the United States to facilitate the professional reintegration of executives from large companies, outplacement arrived in Europe in the 1960s and first developed as an occasional additional service and, over the past decade or so, has become an obligation for employers under certain age and seniority conditions.

The program developed by Socrates HR Outplacement takes into account the needs of each person accessing the career transition path to adapt the training and coaching sessions to the specific needs of the participants.



What kind of METHOD?

Socrates HR Outplacement has developed a method, based on more than 25 years of experience in coaching people in search of a new professional occupation.



  1.  Assess the global situation
  2.  Define an action plan, a personal skills assessment, prepare a CV, write motivation letters
  3.  Conduct field investigations
  4.  Collect as much information as possible
  5.  Involve family and friends and personal networks
  6.  Assess the financial situation
  7.  Managing time well
  8.  Imagine alternatives
  9.  Carry out personal marketing
  10.  To be able to convince
  11.  Support during the negotiation process
  12.  Psychological supervision and personalized coaching
  13.  Guidance for interviews: questions
  14.  Advice before the tests: demystify


What kind of PROCEDURE?

After acceptance of the outplacement offer, Socrates HR Outplacement will set up a first induction session during which the broad outlines of the programme will be specified:


- supervision, psychological support and coaching to enhance individual skills

- establishment of an individual career assessment, both professional and personal, using various personality and behavioral tests, in order to highlight strengths and development needs

- improvement or creation of a curriculum vitae (in several languages if necessary) as well as motivation letters and replies to announcements

- training in interview techniques, recruitment tests, research methods and their follow-up

- analysis and permanent follow-up of recruitment interviews with corrective feedback if necessary

- determination of a campaign plan for the search for the new activity and its follow-up

- all necessary steps until assistance is provided in negotiating a new employment contract, regardless of its duration, and adapting the person to his or her new position

- logistical and administrative assistance: provision of documentation, computer, internet and assistance in the preparation of spontaneous applications.




The outplacement sessions are divided into 3 modules of 20 hours each:

module 1: 2 months, i.e. 5 sessions, one every 8 days or so

module 2: 4 months, i.e. 5 sessions, one every 15 days or so

module 3: 6 months, or 5 sessions, one every 4 to 5 weeks


Depending on the themes of the sessions, some may be collective.

Individual interviews are scheduled on a case-by-case basis for personal coaching.


Once participation in a professional outplacement program has been accepted, attendance at outplacement sessions is mandatory, with Onem and Actiris/Forem/VDAB being informed of the program's courses.