The personal touch of outplacementTactics to help employees evolving to include one-on-one coaching, onboardingBy Cam McRae and Eileen Dooley04/08/2013|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2013 Job loss is an emotional time when people feel alone, scared and vulnerable. When an employer needs to terminate an employee, assisting her in the transition to secure a new role — through a severance package and outplacement services — shows compassion and empathy. Traditionally, an outplacement consultant could help the employee deal with reactions of shock, anger and sadness. The consultant would let her know everything they discuss is confidential, creating a safe place for the employee to talk through her emotions.The employee could then further engage the services of the outplacement company by travelling to its office and participating in a group orientation. She would be assigned a coach and further encouraged to attend workshops in resumé development, interviewing skills and job-search techniques. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.