LHH is the UK's largest provider of outplacement services. We have over 50 years experience of successfully helping businesses support the needs of employees exiting their organisation as a result of redundancy and enabling them to smoothly move on to the next stage of their career.
Our national network of career advisors delivers expert knowledge at a local level.
We understand what you’re going through and what you need to deal with. We work with organisations just like yours to deliver outplacement support when and where it matters, and we do so with compassion.
Outplacement is all about people, and your people – your employees – deserve to leave with dignity and successfully transition into a new role or opportunity.
As a leading outplacement provider in the UK, we have an outplacement solution for every one of your employees affected by redundancy – and for every budget.
Your goals are our goals. Let’s protect your people and your brand. Let’s work together.
Outplacement is a service offered to employees who have been made redundant, or are due to be made redundant, to help them quickly find a new path or seize a new opportunity. This may include another job in the same or a different industry, retraining, starting a business or entering active retirement.
At LHH, we deliver outplacement for all types of employees and their employers, and we have programmes to suit all budgets.
Our services include job seeker support through CV writing, interview preparation and career coaching, skill development, referrals to hiring managers and targeted job leads . We have the expertise and resources to support all forms of career transition for employees at any organisational level. This includes employees who want to move into a different role or industry, start up a business, retrain or retire.
There are many benefits to making outplacement available to your employees. For example, it can:
- Be a lifeline to anyone directly affected by redundancy, helping them to stay motivated and find a new role or opportunity faster.
- Raise the morale of employees who remain at your organisation, maintaining loyalty, productivity and revenue. Remember, redundancy can impact them too
- Safeguard and build your organisation’s brand and reputation and help prevent negative experiences from being shared publicly, such as on social media. Employees who receive redundancy support are more likely to speak highly of your organisation. In fact, 70% of employees we provide outplacement support to say that LHH’s service positively impacted how they viewed their previous employer.
- Reduce the risk of legal claims or paying legal costs associated with redundancy.
- Help you attract the best talent and employ skilled workers, while shortening the time to hire.
What features are important to an outplacement service
LHH Active Placement takes outplacement support to new heights. While dedicated, personal career coaching remains at the heart of what we deliver, we’ve adapted our service offering to align with leading-edge digital hiring strategies and best practice. Here are 3 key parts to outplacement that LHH considers important and can ensure people are given the best possible chance of moving on successfully.
An outplacement provider will offer access to highly qualified and certified career coaches to supporting people through their outplacement programme and utilise data and predictive analytics to help people land their next role quickly. Look at what the supplier is offering. What access can your employees get to career advisors, the frequency and the channel of communication. What value does an email inbox offer your employees compared to having access to a human with a track record of career guidance.
Outplacement programmes may also provide branding specialists that helps people maximise their personal branding, ensuring they produce a strong CV and complimentary social media profiles to present to the job market. A talent connector would then be on hand to help source jobs that match the persons preferences including those jobs that are not easily found. Look at what resources the outplacement providers can provide. Companies such as LHH which is owned by the Adecco Group, one of the world's largest human solutions provider, has the resources to connect job seekers with hirers and recruiters. Do all outplacement providers have the resources that can support your employees quickly move on.
These can include workshops and seminars that cover a range of topics that support people looking at a variety of career paths. From portfolio career workshops to start your own business seminars, they are normally provided to help people learn and discover the direction they want to take.
Outplacement providers that facilitate networking sessions, career fairs and job search group meetings allow peers to support each other. This essential part of an outplacement programme enables people to connect to likeminded professionals, recruiters and organisations who are actively hiring. LHH regular hosts Candidate Connect which is the UK's largest virtual career fair. It connects active job seekers with hirers and recruiters looked for skilled and experienced professionals.
People will be given access to a range of tools and resources to help develop the skills and knowledge needed to effectively transition into their new career path. From recorded webinars, industry research through to 3rd party training partnerships and assessment tools, these should be accessible 24/7 through an online portal.
For example, in addition to LHH's own learning webinars and resources, all outplacement candidates also get access to LinkedIn Learning - giving job seekers more resources to aid them in their career transition.
Other tools that prove to be helpful during an outplacement programme is the use of AI and predictive technology to effectively identify opportunities based on the individual’s career goals.
LHH are outplacement specialists and we’re here to support you and your employees through this often-difficult time.
Effective outplacement support can make a positive difference in the life of anyone experiencing redundancy and entering a period of career transition – and it can make a positive difference to your organisation.
Every moment of change within your organisation brings opportunity. This includes when you need to make difficult decisions around redundancy. We can make sure your employees always leave with dignity – we’re experts in outplacement – and we can support your organisation to seize this moment of opportunity and emerge stronger.
Let’s make a positive difference, together.
Benefits of LHH outplacement support
- We have over 50 years experience of successfully helping employees affected by redundancy move on in their careers
- Our extensive network of career advisors will help outplacement candidates identify their next career options and the resources to achieve their goals
- LHH's virtual career portal provides candidates with instant access to career resources, training workshops and connections to local hirers and recruiters
- We continue to operate the UK's largest network of career offices giving candidates the option to discuss their opportunities face to face with their local career advisor.
We can work with you to make sure your employees receive the support they need to thrive in the future, no matter the size of your organisation or the length of time they have been with you.
People are your most important asset, while your brand reputation is everything. The right outplacement solution for you and your employees can help to strengthen and grow both.
LHH is part of the Adecco group, one of the world's largest human resources providers. This gives us the resources and opportunities to better connect with local hirers and recruiters to provide the best support for our candidates going through our outplacement programmes. And to give them the options and support they need to quickly and successfully transition in their career.
Optimising outplacement through technology.
What separates our outplacement offering from the competition
Career Resource Network (CRN)
LHH's Career Resource Network (CRN) is an online portal that helps employees to explore their options, identify their goals, find a new job role, pursue a change in career, start their own business or prepare for active retirement. Available 24/7, the CRN uses podcasts and the latest eLearning and streaming technology to deliver content that supports users on their career transition journey.
Users can register online and select a career path. The CRN then shows them what to do at each stage, providing them with videos, webinars, virtual events, research tools, e-learning courses, and programmes relevant to their skills, goals, and interests to drive their career forward.
But that is not all. When each user’s career transition time ends, they are granted lifetime access to the Alumni Career Resource Network portal where they can access ongoing career management content, training, and job search to support them in the future.
Digital Talent Exchange (DTE)
Coaching and CV support is at the heart of what we do. Our branding specialists will help users to optimise their CV and LinkedIn profile to increase visibility among recruiters.
The CV can then be added to our exclusive DTE, which matches a user’s profile to jobs advertised by over 12,000 hiring managers, and where employers search for candidates to hire. Our talent promoters will network with employers on behalf of users to maximise their chance of landing the right job more quickly. Our size and connection with the Adecco group enables us to connect with more hirers and recruiters than any other outplacement provider, providing our candidates with that they need most - valuable career opportunities.
All our CRN users have access to over 18,000 LinkedIn Learning courses and a range of General Assembly resources and assessments to help them gain new skills.
The assessments and training available include coding and programming, web development, UX design, product management, data science and analytics, digital literacy, and digital marketing. Courses are available in up to seven languages and provide an opportunity to upskill and reskill. These span business skills, leadership, management, creative and design.
We provide a broad range of redundancy outplacement solutions to organisations of all sizes and across all industries, and we have the expertise and resources to support candidates at all levels.
Our programmes can be adapted to suit all budgets, but our core offering is for:
Non-managerial employee outplacement offering
Our cost effective outplacement programmes are tailored to the needs of your frontline and non-managerial workers. They can offer personalised support and fast links to relevant jobs that are available now. It also provides access to our candidate career portal and other valuable career resources. Addition programmes also offers access to coaching sessions and workshops designed to refresh candidate skills and learn new ones.
Manager and Executive outplacement support
Our Active Placement programme is personalised to each individual and developed to help profession-orientated people achieve their personal and career goals. Over 90% of candidates who join this programme say they found a similar or better job and salary. Providing 1:1 consulting and personal profile brand building through to executive networking groups and personalised career coaches with the more executive programmes, clients are able to select the programmes which best meet the support needs of their employees and their budget.
The International Centre for Executive Options (ICEO) is a global practice focused exclusively on executive career transition. ICEO clients have access to advisors with considerable experience in senior leadership who provide support, guidance, and resources to help them identify and prepare for their next career move.
Senior executives make tough decisions, take risks, challenge others to be their best, and sacrifice countless hours to drive your company’s success. When the time comes for their departure, it is good business to ensure they leave with the respect and support they have earned.
The International Centre for Executive Options (ICEO) is a global boutique practice exclusively dedicated to executive careers. We’re deeply experienced with organisational decisions and the complex challenges associated with senior leadership transitions and executive careers.
ICEO clients receive comprehensive advisory support, connections, and resources for all career options—including corporate roles, private equity and venture capital roles, advisory work, starting or purchasing a business, alternative careers, board service, portfolio careers and active retirement.
ICEO delivers superior experience for senior leaders
At the centre of each personalised team is the ICEO Advisor, a trusted partner who brings extensive experience in partnering with senior leaders as they explore and pursue their career options. Our ICEO advisors are accomplished senior business leaders, board members, professional service firm partners, and successful entrepreneurs. We surround transitioning leaders with a dedicated, bespoke team of advisors, subject matter experts, mentors, alumni, industry specialists, and friends of the firm.
The coach relationship
Coaching is the heart of our services. Our certified coaches work with candidates to clarify goals and create an action plan to find opportunities best suited to their skills and interests.
One of the first things candidates do is register in our Career Resource Network (CRN), where they select a career path. The CRN is organised to help candidates understand what to do at each step
in their journey—with videos, webinars, virtual career events, research tools and more—all available from a mobile device or computer.
SEO-optimised CV & profile
Our team of professional Branding Specialists help candidates create a search engine-optimised CV and LinkedIn® profile—that gives them higher visibility with recruiters.
An exclusive networking marketplace
With a new CV in hand, candidates can upload them into our exclusive Digital Talent Exchange (or DTE)—where employers post jobs and are actively looking to hire.
We market candidates to employers
Once CVs are uploaded, our Talent Promoters network with employers on behalf of candidates, then match and market them for the jobs that meet their criteria.
LinkedIn® Learning and General Assembly provide thousands of courses to help candidates gain new skills.
Real candidates from around the world talk about their experiences with LHH and how we helped them achieve their unique career goals.
Looking for information on executive outplacement services?Learn about ICEO