Outplacement Revisited

Waraich, Sushmita B.
July 2012
Indian Journal of Industrial Relations;Jul2012, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p160
Academic Journal
In today's changing economy, downsizing has become a common phenomenon. Organizations cannot assure job-security to their employees. Even if the organization is forced to take a decision to lay-off its employees, it can provide some assistance, at least when they are leaving the organization. Outplacement i.e. helping the outgoing employees in the job search process goes a long way in preserving the image of an organization. The objective of this paper is to understand the importance of outplacement and to explore to what extent this service is provided in India and all over the world. In addition to this, the article also provides detailed narrative of literature related to-outplacement and a compilation of what possible outplacement services could be offered as against the misconception of providing a job to those being forced to leave the organization.


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