American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process of facilitating a terminated employee's search for a new job by provision of professional services, such as counseling, paid for by the former employer.
“Today's layoff victims are more likely to receive free job-search support – commonly referred to as outplacement benefits – than workers who were displaced during the 2001 economic downturn, a new survey suggests.”
“Rather, many are hiring what are called outplacement agencies to find suitable new openings for their erstwhile employees.”
“Pepsi referred Ms. Service to an "outplacement" firm that specializes in helping laid-off employees get new work.”
“Grundy had a life coach once, as part of an "outplacement" programme.”
“And I'm not talking about just "outplacement," and not just for executives, either.”
“Some career-transition companies, such as outplacement firm Lee Hecht Harrison, offer the service to workers who have been downsized - and the company doing the downsizing picks up the tab, says Rob Saam, the firm's chief career officer.”
“If your company doesn't offer outplacement services, visit CareerOneStop, a Department of Labor-sponsored website featuring career resources and connections to local career centers that provide employment and training opportunities.”
“Unreimbursed career counseling and outplacement agency fees.”
“Orville Pierson, senior vice president at the outplacement firm Lee Hecht Harrison and author of Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Great Job, recommends talking to people who have job titles you think you would like.”
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