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Outplacement counselling: an effective tool for certified public accounting firms

Joyce M. Scott (Department of Management, School of Business Administration and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, California)
Brian H. Kleiner (Department of Management, School of Business Administration and Economics, California State University, Fullerton, California)

Employee Counselling Today

ISSN: 0955-8217

Article publication date: 1 February 1996

Abstract

Offers information to CPA firms which realize that restructuring and downsizing would be the prudent move for their client. Transition is the phase in which displaced persons can move forward to address the situation. Outplacement provides the mechanism for communicating the methods and options to the individual or to help them through the period of adjustment. Discusses the changing nature of organizations dealing with the emotional impact of career job change and loss in the transition, a model for understanding loss, assessments in outplacement counselling, job search strategies, options for managers seeking re‐employment, how outplacement helps the individual, and beneficial services provided for every level of outplacement. Statistical results overwhelmingly show career growth for both men and women receiving outplacement services. Concludes, therefore, that CPA firms will want to consider an outplacement firm when restructuring and downsizing is the chosen option for revitalization of their client’s organization.

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Scott, J.M. and Kleiner, B.H. (1996), "Outplacement counselling: an effective tool for certified public accounting firms", Employee Counselling Today, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/13665629610109104

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