Career transition and outplacement

Active Placement

Get access to 60% more jobs and reduce the time it takes to place candidates by 65%.

At Lee Hecht Harrison Penna, we’ve developed a better way to connect transitioning employees to the best available jobs.


Our Active Placement model is an evolution of the traditional outplacement approach that puts a greater focus on talent acquisition. As a result, we can:

  • provide access to 60% more jobs.
  • reduce the time to placement by 65%.
  • assist 80% of transitioning candidates to negotiate equal or better salaries.

Active Placement connects employees in transition to hidden job opportunities at thousands of employers and recruiters, including our 7,000 clients worldwide.

Our personal branding team can deliver a CV and LinkedIn profile that’s fully optimised for search engines while our industry-specific recruiting specialists and talent promoters work with acquisition teams to identify positions before they’re advertised - promoting your employees directly to potential employers who need them.

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Meet our career transition experts

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Mel Barclay

Head of Career Transition
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Mel Barclay

Head of Career Transition
+44 (0)20 7933 8333 See Mel on LinkedIn

As Head of the UK Delivery team, it is Mel’s role to continually improve satisfaction with the outplacement experience and to innovate to ensure that we are leading the way.

Mel currently manages the team of career consultants working with 15,000+ individuals as well as a delivery team who provide support to both consultants, candidates and the wider business. 

She is responsible for the development, creation and implementation of delivery materials relating to the career transition services for LHH Penna as well as training consultants both in the UK and the wider global community. This role also extends to defining best practice in the provision of career support to our clients and individuals as well as recruiting and assessing potential associates joining the business.

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Greg Simpson

Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader
United States
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Greg Simpson

Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader
United States
See Greg on LinkedIn
As the Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader for Lee Hecht Harrison, Greg is responsible for developing, disseminating and monitoring the direction of career transition services for the world’s largest career services firm. This includes identifying and articulating global trends while assisting in the development and implementation of the short and long term global strategy of the organization. 

Greg’s participation on the senior management team at LHH helps drive the development of delivery methodologies, productivity models and communication strategies concerning the organization’s strategic vision, values, ethics and culture. His additional responsibilities include the oversight of all client interface applications including the design of various tools and implementation within field locations, both US and internationally.
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Cesar Vieira

Project Manager / Consultant
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Cesar Vieira

Project Manager / Consultant
+44 (0)20 7933 8333 See Cesar on LinkedIn

Cesar works as part of the delivery team in London as both a Project Manager and a Consultant where his responsibilities range from ensuring that our candidates receive the best service when onsite in our London office or virtually via our various online learning facilities.

With an extensive marketing background and having worked for a variety of organizations and most recently in the  recruitment industry, Cesar uses this knowledge to further educate our candidates on the best uses of the many online tools such as LinkedIn and managing personal brand.

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Michael Wilson

Engagement Team Manager
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Michael Wilson

Engagement Team Manager
+44 (0)20 7332 7984 See Michael on LinkedIn
As Engagement Team Manager, Michael is responsible for candidate engagement across the UK & Ireland. Working closely with both the operations and sales teams, Michael drives initiatives to ensure best practice engagement is in place for all projects. His focus is on ensuring that our services  are both accessible and understood by those who receive our support. With a background in relationship management and customer service, Michael is committed to working with impacted individuals  to achieve their new career aspirations.

We’ll help you find a new job or career quickly. 
 
We have helped over 30,000,000 people around the world find a new job. With thousands of jobs in your industry, connections to more than 7,000 employers and recruiters, and over 2,000 career coaches, we have everything you need to find a new job or career path you'll love.

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