Tailored Outplacement Programme

Why should you spend money assisting people who are leaving your company? Because it’s about more than your departing employees. It’s also about your company’s brand and reputation, and the people who remain. A redundancy round often deflates morale for everyone and an Outplacement programme can help.

For most people, their job consumes more time than family, or even sleep. A person’s job becomes an expression and extension of self, as well as the fulcrum around which their entire lifestyle turns. And so, when an organisation has to makes employees redundant, there is an onus and duty of care to do as much as possible to help them leave in a positive way. And how better than to help them secure a new and appropriate job, in a suitable time frame? This is where a professional Outplacement programme can help both the individual and your organisation.

Vista Executive Search - Tailored Outplacement Service
Vista Executive Search - Tailored Outplacement Service

Why use an Executive Search company?

Executive Search firms tend to invest much more time in candidates and exiting employees than high street recruiters. We tend to have roles or know of roles on the market before anyone else. There’s a reason Outplacement or Career Transition services is often called ‘recruitment in reverse.’

What’s involved?

We provide 4 X 75 minute face to face meetings (or Zoom calls or a mix), usually over an eight week period. Our meeting rooms are situated in Harcourt Street and Blackrock.

What do we cover?


Current state of mind, self-esteem and confidence levels


Current situation, their background and experience


Identify transferable skills and new job trends


Self-analysis SWOT document / career plan


Being able to clearly define their accomplishments and skillsets


Challenge their current thinking on career options


Look at possible employment alternatives


Identify suitable job opportunities


Design a well-presented and effective CV and LinkedIn profile


Outlining for them the different interview formats


Improving their interview style to make an impression on interviewers


Negotiating techniques to achieve a win:win situation with a potential employer

Benefits to the company

  • Projects a positive image of the company internally and externally
  • Helps reduce feelings of resentment and fear associated with change
  • Increases employee motivation
  • Protects company reputation

Benefits to the Individual

  • Highlights strengths, increases self-awareness and emphasises the positives
  • Helps make the transition a positive move for them and remaining team
  • Equips them with skills to search and identify their new ‘best-fit’ role
  • Provides access to expert and dedicated resources

Can you tailor a package for our company?

Yes, we can including in-house shorter sessions i.e. one hour, with multiple people. Additionally, we can tailor a more wide ranging package for senior executives including networking, improving online presence and high level introductions with up to six months one to one support.

Chris Freeney

Chris Freeney - Vista Executive Search - Outplacement Programme Chris began his professional career almost 30 years ago. In the early 90’s he joined Esat Digifone / O2 and graduated to management as a sales director of an Irish IT reseller. Founded and ran his own home automation business. And until recently has spent most of the last decade working for SAP, a multinational software company.

During his career he gained expertise in sales, management, and reseller ecosystems, specialising in supporting partners to overcome the disruptive transition from on premise to cloud business models as well as assisting start/scale up’s achieve success.

More recently he certified as a Personal, Leadership and Executive coach and now runs his own practise in addition to heading up the Outplacement team in Vista Executive Search.

Tel: +353 87 239 1565

Please contact Chris on Chris.freeney@vistasearch.ie or Bob Hoffman on Bob.hoffman@vistasearch.ie or call us on 01-961 0015.

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