Empathetic Exits & Employer Brand


Discover how Australia’s premier carrier strategists serve outgoing professionals safely and effectively.

In today’s rapidly evolving job market, the manner in which companies manage employee exits has taken on new importance. It’s not just about ensuring compliance or managing the logistics of departure; it’s about safeguarding the company’s reputation, maintaining morale among remaining employees, and, importantly, providing the right level of support for those transitioning out. This comprehensive approach to outplacement is at the heart of Directioneering’s recent strategic evolution and its broader suite of career transition services.

The Evolution of Directioneering

Directioneering, known for its premium, tailored transition programs for senior executives, has broadened its services. Recognizing the varying needs across different employee levels and industries, it has seamlessly integrated the services of its sister brands—AP Thrive (formerly Audrey Page & Associates), Job Navigation, and Two Point Zero—each service catering to distinct segments of the workforce. This integration of branded solutions enables Directioneering to offer a continuum of support, from high-level executive coaching to early career guidance, making personalised career support accessible to all.

The Impact on Employer Brand

In an era where company reviews can be shared globally in seconds, how a company manages exits can significantly influence its brand perception. Offering comprehensive outplacement support not only aids the departing employee in their transition but also sends a powerful message to current and future employees about the company’s values. It demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being, even beyond their tenure with the company, thereby enhancing the employer brand.

Maintaining Morale

The departure of a colleague, especially in the context of layoffs or restructuring, can have a ripple effect on the morale of the remaining team members. By providing outgoing employees with support and guidance, companies can alleviate some of the anxiety and uncertainty that often permeates the workplace during such transitions. This not only helps in maintaining productivity but also in preserving a positive work environment.

A Holistic Approach to Career Transitions

Directioneering with its branded solutions offer a holistic approach to career transitions, recognising that each employee’s journey is unique. From the boardroom to the shop floor, they provide tailored solutions that reflect the individual’s career stage, aspirations, and the realities of the job market. This personalised support facilitates smoother transitions, better outcomes for the departing employees, and, by extension, a more positive perception of the employer.

As companies navigate the complexities of the modern workplace, the way they manage employee exits becomes increasingly crucial. By prioritising outplacement support, companies like those within the Directioneering group are setting a new standard. They’re not just helping individuals move forward; they’re protecting and enhancing their employer brand, ensuring it remains strong and resilient in the face of change. This strategic approach to exits, focusing on both the departing employee and the remaining team’s morale, is changing how we think about the end of the employment journey—a change that benefits everyone involved.