About us

ACF members are specialised in supportive services for group and individual outplacement, change management, executive coaching, mentoring, assessment, career counselling and development.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu

Career Development is a very important aspect of a person’s life. Rewards and benefits are obtained only when a person is able to develop the career. Career Development helps individuals to develop their capabilities and improve their performance. It is a challenge for organizations to respond to the development initiatives that individuals are engaged in and to make career investments in order to enjoy quicker returns in terms of career growth and progression (Koropov and Kapova, 2007).

Positioning

The Association of Career Firms (ACF) work is focused on three main areas:

  • INDUSTRY
    Providing information to its members about developments in the industry and to promote quality.
  • PUBLIC
    Promoting the services of the Outplacement industry as best practice when restructuring.
  • GOVERNMENT
    Work to influence policy on outplacement and employment related issues.

ACF Membership embraces organisations who focus on helping individuals to make an informed next career move, not just to get a new job.

Career Management and Transition comprises a range of services, which are designed to help organisations and their employees to deal effectively with change, so as to minimise the adverse effects of such change and to benefit from the new opportunities that are created.

History

The Association of Career Firms Europe (ACF Europe) was founded in 1996 to bring together and represent the interests of the European outplacement industry. It is a non-profit organisation representing more than 140 firms in the career management industry throughout Europe. ACF Europe has developed into an influential trade organisation with a strong link to the European Union. We are focused on achieving more awareness throughout Europe on how effective outplacement can be during transition and change.