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ERIC Number: ED265431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Outplacement Counseling.
Papalia, Anthony S.; Dai, Sheila
Rapid changes in technology and the economy have led to major staff reductions in the workplace, and have increased the need to assist displaced employees with outplacement counseling that is responsive, cost-effective, humane, and on-going. College counselors have the basic skills to effectively expand their role in this field in ways that enhance their contributions to their community or region, while providing new opportunities for professional growth and development. An actual outplacement counseling program used by college counselors at the State University College at Cortland, New York is described. The program combines not only individual and group programs, but also combines the people and resources of a college and a major industry. The article gives background of the need for counseling, the plan's development and implementation, and the outplacement outcomes. It concludes that an outplacement program alleviates some of the emotional trauma, shortens periods of unemployment, provides a much needed support system, provides economical and educational alternatives, and reduces personal and family stress levels. It also lists benefits to organizations faced with reduction in force, including the creation of good will, reduction in unemployment insurance costs, reduction in the likelihood of legal action, and enhancement of later recruitment efforts in terms of expansion or recall. The final summary identifies benefits of cooperation between education and industry in outplacement programming. (ABB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (New York, NY, April 2-5, 1985).