OUTPLACEMENT, CAREER TRANSITION & RETRENCHMENT SUPPORT

 

The effective and speedy transition of a separated employee to a desired outcome depends largely on the retrenchment support they are provided. Since 2002, the overriding concept of our programmes has been that unemployment or retrenchment is not the end of the road but, a “Bend in the Road” - the beginning of a new and exciting journey towards "New Beginnings".

These programmes offer a full spectrum of individual and company benefits and are delivered online in a variety of formats, catering for differing budgets, employees and objectives.  It has been our experience that participants navigate their way through the following phases:

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OUTPLACEMENT, CAREER TRANSITION & RETRENCHMENT SUPPORT

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SEPARATION

A Bend in the Road 

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us.”

– Helen Keller

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PREPARATION

New Horizons

“Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.  There is no other route to success.”

– Pablo Picasso

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COMMUNICATION

Enjoy the Ride

“Proactive people take the initiative and responsibility to make things happen.  They cause action rather than being victims of circumstance.”

– Chris MacAllister

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NEGOTIATION

New Beginnings    

         

“Half of the trouble in this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”

– Josh Billings

OUTPLACEMENT PROGRAMMES

Online Outplacement Workshops
(2 hours - Full day)

Up to 10 individuals take part in one or more of a series of Online Outplacement Workshops, covering topics from CV formatting and Approaches to Job Search, to Interview Skills, Job Offers & Negotiation.

This includes a copy of "A Bend in the Road - A Guide to Career Transition” – by Derek Mengel & Ross Mengel.

A Discus Personality Profile can also be generated and reviewed online with one of our Discus trained Consultants.

Conference

Online Group and 1:1 Outplacement
Programmes (4-6 Weeks)

Up to 10 individuals take part in our Online Outplacement Programmes consisting of Group and 1:1 sessions.  Discussions are held and group and individual exercises are completed, relating to the career transition process. For each participant, this programme includes:

  • A copy of "A Bend in the Road - A Guide to Career Transition” – by Derek Mengel & Ross Mengel

  • Discus Behavioural Assessment - Online review and discussion with Discus trained Consultant

  • Participation in a series 4 x 2-hour Online Workshops

  • 4-6 x 1-hour Individual meetings, focused on the participant's priorities

  • Ongoing email and telephonic support

Individual Outplacement Programmes
(4 weeks to 6 Months)

DMA Global’s Individual Outplacement Programmes are made up of a series of meetings, held with the separated employee, plus regular email and telephonic support provided in between.

This programme commences at the “pick-up stage” of retrenchment, works through the career progression process and culminates in development of a strategy for the achievement of defined objectives.

 

Participants receive the same support as offered to the Groups, but on a 1:1 basis, i.e.:

  • A copy of "A Bend in the Road - A Guide to Career Transition” – by Derek Mengel & Ross Mengel

  • Discus Behavioural Assessment - Online review and discussion with Discus trained Consultant

  • 1:1 review of content from a series of Online Workshops

  • Regular 1-hour Individual meetings, focused on the participant's priorities, throughout the duration of the programme

  • Ongoing email and telephonic support

In a Meeting

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Outplacement Participant

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"I appreciated the group sessions as I was able to hear about other colleagues' experiences.  But the 1:1 sessions were most beneficial as we focused on what it was that I wanted and where I wanted to be." 

Outplacement Participant

Chemical

"I am convinced that if it were not for the Career Transition course run by Derek, as well as his deep understanding of human nature, I would not be in the position that I am in today. I can thoroughly recommend both the course, and Derek as a person to anyone that finds him or herself in a situation similar to mine.” 

Outplacement Participant

Banking

“I am really grateful that our company asked DMA to assist us. You have gone over and beyond to help me with my career after being retrenched. I really appreciate the time and effort you invested in this.”