OCG CAREER TRANSITION & OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES
OCG Careers, formerly known as Grafton, can build customised outplacement programmes which support your people at the level they need. We can provide professional, confidential, third party assistance to impacted individuals to help them cope with the emotions associated with redundancy and to help them communicate with family and friends in an appropriate manner. This service allows the participants to be aware of their current reality and to accept this as the foundation to build from. This knowledge is then used to plan a career path external to the organisation.
We can assist individuals to write an up-to-date resume - our experience is that people at all levels find this assistance invaluable. We can help individuals understand the job search process and techniques - so they can maximise their effectiveness. Once individuals have this knowledge, it has proven to be highly successful in their immediate job search.
The value of the OCG Career Transition & Outplacement Services means that it significantly frees up important leadership and management time, giving quality focus in rolling out a restructure. As with any restructure, you will be faced with legal and business risk. The greatest opportunity to minimise the impact of this risk is to provide comprehensive and structured support in the first stages of restructuring. It demonstrates to those employees who are not directly impacted by the restructure that the organisation is behaving in a supportive way in the impacted individual's time of need.
Each candidate's situation will vary dependent on their experience, level of market knowledge, self-awareness, etc. We have purposefully structured three separate options which can be combined/mixed and matched to suit each candidate's needs.
Needing to support one of your team with their future career development but don't have time? Does a team member have unrealistic expectations about where they should be? Through Psychological Assessment, behavioural interviewing and feedback, we can build self-awareness, build Development Plans and/or expose new options for career development.
When your organisation needs to change, it's your people that will feel the impact.
We are dedicated to helping you mitigate that impact and delivering a beneficial change-experience for your employees.
What we bring
We'll equip your managers and team leaders for the challenges ahead and help people to stay motivated, productive and focused throughout, whether or not their roles are directly affected.
The process of change is different for everyone, so we will tailor an approach that suits the needs of your people and delivers tangible results for them and your organisation
What you gain
- we can work with you to ensure that the organisation, the leaders and people are in a position to cope with change
- we will help your people to understand the impact of change and help them through an organisational or individual transition so that the potential negative impact is minimised and the ability to progress is made easier
Common Business Challenges:
- a proposed organisational change or restructure has significant impact to the affected and non-affected people in the organisation
- it can be difficult to manage a proposed organisational change or restructure in a respectful and supportive way
Who exactly seeks out coaching?
With a clear objective, coaching is the best way to invest in an individual's development. Focused, intense and meaningful, the results are often profound.
What we bring
As a coach, we will guide, challenge and question our clients to deepen their understanding of themselves and where they are, whilst encouraging them to think differently, in order for them to commit to action in achieving success.
What you gain
- develop leadership and people management skills
- grow greater self-awareness
- understand inhibitors on performance and current blind spots
- improve influencing & decision making capability
- build better relationship & people dynamics
- grow greater circles of collaboration and connectivity
- increase professional development & capability
- better self & time management
Common business challenges:
Individuals are not sure how to elevate their own performance different leaders need different areas of focus to grow capability and looks for active solutions to improve outcomes
To discuss any of these Career or Outplacement services please contact:
An experienced Coach and Facilitator, who is passionate about assisting people to develop strategies for growth and development. Accomplished in supporting individuals and business through times of change, including disputes in the workplace, change management or simply coaching people to take control of their work and achieving personal and professional goals.
As a Coach, particularly one skilled in asking insightful questions, Gerard is able to work with individuals to identify and challenge assumptions that are barriers to business productivity. This leads to the solutions and approaches that more easily achieve the desired outcomes.
In addition to Gerard's coaching, he is trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by LEADR (Resolution Institute) and can assist individuals to find solutions to the variety of disputes that arise in the workplace.
Career, Change and Outplacement A strong reputation for successfully coaching individuals through change, both in terms of their careers and in terms of change within their current work environments Consulting Experienced in working with a broad range of clients, in terms of scale, complexity and industry. Combining a focus on achieving business and individual objectives taking care to clearly define requirements through proven approaches. Key to achieving this is keeping objectives in mind and constantly reviewing and regularly seeking feedback to ensure anticipated outcomes are being met Relationship Building Skills developed through many years of coaching and consulting. Focused on establishing long-term trusted partner relationships where people can speak about sensitive concerns and business matters knowing that their needs are heard and supported Communication An accomplished facilitator of change and career seminars/workshops specialising in change management and career / performance coaching. Recognised and trusted for a natural style of engagement and approach that encourages open and honest conversations leading to solutions for real concerns, an accomplished active listener Conflict Resolution Calm and open in manner, building rapport quickly by listening, asking the right questions and put people at ease. Ability to challenge Then able to assist individuals to take an objective view of their issues/concerns and to begin to recognise other perspectives in order to find a respectful path forward
Shona has significant skill and experience in providing coaching and career transition support to all levels of employees ranging from executives to individual contributors.
Shona has worked within a State-Owned Enterprise environment of 10,000+ employees, across multiple senior executive teams encompassing Sales, Marketing, Finance, IT, Strategy and Planning, International, HR and Call Centres.
An experienced people leader, mentor and provider of 360 feedback to managers at all levels, she has a depth of skill in building leadership capability, transitioning and supporting career development and change management.
Born and raised in Wellington, she held a variety of support roles within the HR environment in her early career.
- Design, development and implementation of change initiatives across a large organisation
- Ability to build strong working relationships across diverse groups
- Effective project management of medium and small change projects
- Ability to adapt to the requirements of the individual during change
- Ability to have courageous conversations and be seen as a trusted advisor
- Guiding executives and staff through change to guide them to their next careers that fit with their skills and/or type of organisation