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NOTICE: Distinguishing What is “Outplacement”

When businesses need to downsize or release employees, some businesses are sensitive to the stress and hardship this causes, and so they hire an “outplacement firm” to assist those employees affected and facing job searches.  Though unemployment is low, the competition for positions are often extremely stressful and intense.  In ...
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Resource For Transitioning Executives

When a professional finds him/herself in a career transition, some of their employers may provide professional transition assistance, while others do not. However, whether the executive receives professional career transition support or not, each will still find that he/she needs regular interaction with other business persons, where they can discuss their journeys, experiences, and ...
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MANAGING ALL THE UNKNOWNS

Every new year is filled with LOTS of UNKNOWNS! The local and international economy is always experiencing unexpected events, which can be caused by politics, specific industrial events, and even the weather. Those wise business leaders will do all that they can to research and learn as much ahead as ...
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What Can Employers Do to Prepare for the Unknowns

There are a lot of unknowns that are causing concerns for employers today. Most of these are out of the control of employers, employees, and customers. Still, employers and business owners need to think about what they can do to protect their businesses or strengthen their organizations as much as ...
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WHEN 2019 KICKS IN, HOW STRONG WILL YOUR COMPANY BE

There is always a lot of talk the last of each year, with every one sharing their thoughts on how the new year will be business-wise. There have already been many predictions with some unsettling events in the stock market. Though it has been suggested for several months that our ...
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How Can Companies Select Quality Managers Who Motivate and Inspire

Too many companies have selected people for supervisory or management positions, who are either more into "having Power", or less into developing effective employees. This hurts the whole organization, allowing the company to slip into a lazy, or an "I don't care Attitude". Either way this is often places the ...
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Encourage Your Workplace to be Proactive, Sensitive & Supportive

This time of year most of us find ourselves being more sentimental and thankful for our many blessings.  We also have fond memories of family and holiday traditions.  When couples marry, each bring specific traditions into their home.  This may spill over into our work life.  Some may decorate their ...
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What Does Poor Workplace Behavior Include & How Does It Affect a Business

When talking to a group of Human Resources Professionals recently about "poor workplace behavior", some statistics were shared, noting that approximately 75% of women employees had reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment.  It is suspected that the number is really more.  Then there is also verbal abuse, which included ...
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The Value of the Senior HR Forum

Over two years ago one human resources manager commented to me that it would be helpful to have a group of experienced, decision-making human resources professionals, who could come together occasionally and discuss or share ideas. experiences and resources that would be beneficial to the "fellow Sr. HRs". From time ...
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Learning to Develop Mutual Respect and Professional Co-Existence Between the Generations

Each generation is determined to have their own identity, and our currently younger generations in the workforce are no different.  As a Baby Boomer, we insisted on dressing differently with hip-hugger and bell-bottom blue jeans, many of the girls wore "tops" that looked like maternity blouses, and then there were ...
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