Change is constant: Make sure you are equipped
We all know that organisational change is stressful for the individuals who are caught up in it, and perhaps the biggest fear of any employee at such times is redundancy. Career transition services provide support and guidance for employees affected by organisational change. They can have a positive impact on peoples' careers, and ultimately their lives.
No employer wants their employees left unsupported when exiting the organisation through a redundancy. Senior managers experience a great deal of stress as they often feel responsible for employees with whom they have developed a relationship over many years. Planning and implementing a career transition program for departing employees ensures they feel respected and maintain respect and good will toward the organisation.
Redundancies also impact on staff who are retained. Productivity and morale can wane at times of uncertainty and insecurity. This can be relieved if retained employees feel reassured that departing employees are being given effective forms of support. Retained employees may also benefit from independent professional support in managing organisational change.
Sensitivity is crucial in helping people transition into new careers. A ‘one size fits all’ approach to career transition is bound to fail and services need customising to meet individual needs. A successful career transition involves:
- an assessment and evaluation of personal skills, strengths, values and accomplishments
- an exploration of career options, including self-employment
- preparation of a professional resume and other job search materials
- development of a self-marketing plan
- training in job search skills including networking, interviewing and negotiating
- access to administrative support
- access to work spaces and office services
Each individual in career transition has a different work history and unique skills. Lee Hecht Harrison offer a range of career transition programs to assist individuals at all levels to successfully manage their career transition. Our programs include:
Career Transition Assistance. This is typically suited to clerical and support staff who are assisted with exploring their career options and receive training in job search techniques.
Career Transition Program. Well suited to supervisors and technical staff. Combines training in job search strategies and techniques, together with professional guidance and coaching.
Career Transition Service. A longer program that enables people in middle management to assess their professional objectives and career options. One-on-one support is combined with training in effective job search strategies and techniques.
Executive Career Transition Program. Assists senior managers make successful transitions by way of a customised service which includes office access and administrative and research support.
Senior Executive Career Transition Service. Service tailored specifically to the individual needs of senior executives such as a CEO, corporate officer, or management team member. Support is available for periods up to 12 months and more. Services include access to Lee Hecht Harrison’s executive consulting team, career coaching and leadership development, administrative support and research assistance. A comprehensive and holistic program that assists senior executives transition into roles that meet their aspirations.
Additional support services include:
- job search work teams
- business connections and networking assistance
- online research tools and access to the latest job opportunities
- an introduction to Adecco, the world’s largest recruiting firm
- the option to transfer to any LHH office, anywhere in the world
Career Transition seminars
Lee Hecht Harrison’s Career Transition workshops and seminars provide flexible hands-on training for people looking for work, or redeployees moving to new roles within an organisation. Career transition workshops and seminars also give individuals the opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges in a group environment, and the support to help them make informed career choices.
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