Modern Outplacement; meeting the demands of remote working


woman on sofa working on laptopThere are few aspects of our lives that have not been impacted by the digital revolution. In our roles as employees or consumers, as friends or family members, we are now accustomed to doing things remotely that at one time we would only ever have considered doing in person. Whether it’s buying goods and services, pursuing leisure activities such as gaming, or even starting and nurturing personal relationships, the changes have been fundamental.

The new normal

One of the areas where the impact has been most profound is in our work and careers. A 2019 report by Merchantsavvy found that 68% of UK businesses have a flexible workspace policy, while 73% of employees consider flexible, remote working to be the new normal. It could be argued that this is due to the rise in Millennial and Gen-Z workers, however, Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers are at it too. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Skype have all changed the ways we choose to communicate with one another, and this trend will only accelerate as more social media and outreach platforms are designed and released.

The benefits of remote working

Notwithstanding recent events that are necessitating us all to adopt home working, the benefits of the rise in remote working are easy to determine, with some of the key examples being:

  • Less commute time and travel expense for employees
  • Cost-savings for employers
  • Regard for the environment
  • Flexibility and business agility
  • Optimising international business relationships and recruitment

These benefits extend even further when it comes to thinking about career development and growth, whether that be looking for promotion internally or looking for new opportunities in the external market. As such the outplacement market has needed to adapt to these new demands for more flexible access, using pioneering technology to enhance and support the one to one coaching, through online resources as well as the ability to access support through Mobile Apps or video.

Outplacement Specialists

With over 10 years of established outplacement specialism, Renovo has mastered support that is more responsive, timely and personalised than before.  We offer a wide range of services, including personalised 1-2-1 coaching, but also providing access to a vast range of online resources which are all available through our industry first Workfriend App, giving employees single click access to Renovo’s job search support enabling them to access crucial support when navigating the modern job market, wherever they are, whenever they need it.

Fit for the modern job market

Far from encouraging the ‘de-personalisation’ of outplacement, remote delivery gives us the opportunity to provide a more enhanced, more personalised support programme of support to individuals that can adapt and evolve to their journey over the lifetime of their transition. For our clients, remote delivery enables them to extend the reach of tailored, personal, one to one support to the many, not the few.

Providing remote and face to face outplacement services across the UK, Renovo is the UK’s leading providers of career transition support. We work with both organisations and individuals to support all their career transition requirements. If you would like to understand how Renovo can help you, please call 0800 612 2011 or email

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