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Helping Employees To Prepare and Enjoy Retirement

Our business communities are currently experiencing more employees, who are eligible to retire. Some are exiting from their careers with little notice; yet there are others who have mixed feelings about retirement. Clearly, some worry about their finances as our economy fluctuates, while some global events cause others to be concerned about the ...
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How to Help Employees Be Better Prepared to Retire

Our business communities are now experiencing more employees, who are ready to retire and exiting from their careers, and yet there are still many who are concerned about their financial capabilities.  Obviously, there is good reason to be concerned as our economy and those around the world continue to fluctuate, ...
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Is Self-Employment A Viable Career Option

Today people are still finding themselves facing career transitions, whether welcomed or not.  Though the "unemployment rate" is low, it doesn't necessarily include those people moving to our Metro, as they wouldn't be included in our unemployment statistics.  In addition, the competition in the job market is very tough.  There ...
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Employers: How to Develop a Strong Executive Team

Executives and Business Leaders don’t become assertive, intelligent, and strategic automatically, but rather it takes focused training and coaching to mold an individual into such a talented and valued asset to an organization. A person may have some natural talent or appropriate personality traits, which attributes to his/her skills and ...
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Hiring Is Serious Business and Those Hiring Need to be Trained to do so Effectively

Too many take the "hiring process" too lightly.  Many think it is a matter of quizzing individuals and watching some sweat, as if the interviewer is "putting the screws" to a criminal.  That is NOT what the hiring process is about. There are specific approaches to help the interviewer determine if ...
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How Can Our Outplacement Firm Assist with a Business Transition

How Can Our Outplacement Firm Benefit All Affected By ROBYN CRIGGER, CEO After being in the industry of Outplacement and other various Human Resources-Related Transitions for over 24 years, I can tell you that we have yet to “see it all”, as new circumstances keep happening.  However, I do believe ...
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The Need for Change in Outplacement — Different Today than 25 Years Ago

When Outplacement was developed in the 1980's, the loss of a job was not only devastating, but people didn't know what to do, and emotions were "off the charts".  Though always an emotional tidal wave for any position, the executives found it especially difficult to land another professional position.  Blue-collar ...
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WHO IN YOUR ORGANIZATION COMES UP WITH MORE CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE IDEAS TO HELP IT GROW

Most times it doesn't take a genius to develop an idea or process that can strengthen your company.  Such ideas can come from simple thoughts or images, that might even seem insignificant.  However, that is how great ideas may seem initially. As a tea drinker, I used to wonder why ...
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What Are The Top 3-4 Efforts that Could Deliver The Biggest Impact to Your Firm

With the opportunity to meet many employers/owners and human resource professionals in the 24 years of our business, it has been enlightening to listen to these executives and learn about their challenges to manage and correct.  Invariably, I have heard 3 or 4 efforts that have really made substantial improvements.  ...
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How Sr. HR Leaders Pull Together for Support, as a Resource and for Insight

For the past 3+ years, I have heard from numerous experienced human resources professionals that they valued having exchanges with their peers to discuss options, alternatives, and resources when it comes to managing difficult and awkward situations.  This lead to inviting multiple senior human resources professionals across the Charlotte Metro, ...
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