Career Transition Management

Right Management has helped more than 3.5 million people transition to new careers and opportunities, while helping organisations maintain productivity and reduce risk through transformation. Our flexible outplacement programmes are designed to support your people using a combination of facilitated workshops, expert career coaching and self-directed learning, providing sector expertise, market connections and upskilling opportunities to ensure they make their next career move with confidence.

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With end-to-end transition planning and implementation, we help organisations balance the needs of individual employees seeking their next career opportunity with the need for business continuity and minimal disruption.

Our market-leading outplacement services equip employees to transition confidently into the next phase of their career, whether they’re looking for a new role, planning a complete change of direction, considering self-employment or retirement. As the talent and career experts within ManpowerGroup, we understand the world of work.

Our 40+ years’ experience means that you can trust us to provide your people with the best support, the most relevant strategies and the greatest depth of knowledge and information to help them achieve their career goals.

Support Employees With Effective Outplacement

Right Management outplacement services enable exiting employees to land better roles, faster, to minimise the disruption of workforce transitions while also supporting remaining employees with career development in the form of coaching, upskilling and resilience. This comprehensive approach is aimed at maintaining employer brand and ensuring business continuity by proactively engaging and retaining critical talent.

Setting best practice in outplacement for over 40 years, our global capabilities and unrivalled market connections mean that your employees are in safe hands with us.

Why Right Management?

  • We land people faster in better roles, providing direct links to job opportunities through our network.
  • We offer flexible delivery via programmes tailored to meet organisational and individual needs – whether supporting a large scale site closure or senior executive transition.
  • We use our global expertise and market insights to help people understand current hiring trends and opportunities and how to find the in-demand jobs, faster.
  • Our dedicated coaches make the difference, with 1:1 sessions that enable employees to plan for the future and make the decision that’s right for them.
  • Our support focuses on individual goals – we know that everyone’s aspirations are different, so our programmes are about more than moving into the next job.


What We Deliver

Our career transition services are tailored to employees at all levels of the organisation with flexible, individual, 1:1 programmes, or group on-site delivery.

  • RightChoice - Individual Outplacement Services

    Our career transition programmes enable exiting employees to land faster and find more satisfying roles while ensuring that they remain supportive of your brand.

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  • Executive Transition Services

    Designed for senior executives, our high-touch solutions combine coaching, connections and market intelligence with leadership development - identifying key enablers and capabilities to achieve personal and career goals.

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  • Group Outplacement Services

    For organisations that prefer on-site provision, we deliver group workshops, networking opportunities, consulting services and access to job search experts, ensuring a more effective job search.

  • Targeted Programmes

    Our targeted programmes are designed to address the challenges and needs of specific groups, including those moving into retirement, or returning to work after a career break.

Outplacement: Frequently Asked Questions

What is outplacement?

Outplacement, or career transition management, is a service provided to employees who are leaving their organisation due to voluntary or compulsory redundancy. The support is designed to help individuals make their next career step with confidence, providing them with the advice, tools and techniques to approach the job market and move to a new role as easily as possible. Outplacement support is paid for by the employer and is usually offered as part of a redundancy package, helping to maintain employer brand and demonstrate care and compassion to exiting employees, as well as send a positive message to those who are remaining with the organisation.

Support can be delivered in a variety of ways, using a blend of virtual, face-to-face and self-directed learning, and usually encompasses a series of workshops alongside 1:1 career coaching and independent learning. Programmes include assessment and self-reflection to determine interests and strengths, identification of transferable skills, creation of self-marketing materials such as CVs and covering letters and market research to identify potential opportunities, alongside networking and support in approaching the market.

What are the benefits of outplacement?

There are many reasons to invest in outplacement. The most obvious is ensuring that your employees are provided with the tools and information they need to make their transition as smooth as possible and to approach a very difficult job market with confidence. Not only is outplacement the right thing to do for your people, it’s also key for maintaining employer brand. Offering outplacement services means that those in transition get professional help in identifying and preparing for their next career move so they land on their feet faster, and current employees are more likely to view the changes positively and stay engaged and committed to their work. Companies that downsize their workforces without offering outplacement support can experience serious setbacks. For example, downsizing a workforce by 1% can lead to a 31% increase in voluntary turn over the next year (Harvard Business Review, 2018) .

What is included in a typical outplacement programme?

A typical outplacement programme includes career-focused workshops, 1:1 career coaching and online tools – using a blend of guided and self-directed support to help individuals reflect on their career to date, explore the opportunities available to them and identify and plan for their next steps. Our research finds that career coaching is the most valued aspect of the service, providing the opportunity for employees to receive confidential, impartial advice from a career expert, in an atmosphere of support and positive challenge.

What should I look for in an outplacement provider?

Choosing the right provider has never been more critical. With individuals entering an employment market that’s changed overnight, now more than ever you need a provider that provides flexibility, choice and results, giving employees the skills and resources to make critical decisions about their futures. Elements to consider include:

  • Flexible delivery – does your provider offer on-site, virtual and group options? Can participants pick and choose from a series of topics to suit their career goals?

  • Market expertise - does the support include an individual assessment to understand current skills and creation of a plan to help them develop the skills they need to close the gap for jobs today and tomorrow?

  • Committed coaches - how does your provider tailor support to suit individual challenges?

  • Scalability – can your provider scale up or down at short notice?

Career Transition Management Resources

How our tailored solutions have helped organisations achieve successful workforce transitions.

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