Definition: Outplacement is in Human Resources Management the process in which support services are offered by (profit/non-profit) employers to help employees who are leaving the organization, or are dismissed, fired, or threatened with dismissal to find a new job or start an activity as a self-employed person.

Normally a specialized HR/outplacement firm is providing the services which are paid for by the (former) employer. The services typically include a mix of coaching, practical tips and advices, training materials, workshops and psychological support.


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