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Why Outplacement Matters Even In A Full Employment Economy

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Even though the US economy is at record low unemployment, we still see news stories about massive layoffs from companies such as Ford, General Motors, Nissan, HP, and Deutsche Bank. These layoffs are a result of

Actually . . . You Can Get Hired in November and December

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As a firm, we are in the job market every day, either helping our outplacement candidates find a role or leading search activity to fill positions for our clients.  This process has provided a lot of insights into

Virtual Executive Coaching and Career Pathing - Where Are We Today?

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I have written about career development for years. My message consistently drove home that career development has to be internally motivated and that you cannot expect your employer to help you advance your career.

What I Have Learned From Being On LinkedIn For 14 Years

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I was listening to the LinkedInformed podcast by Mark Williams last week, where he did a deep dive into LinkedIn profile settings. I decided to tour my settings to see if any changes were needed, and I noticed that I

Career Development 3.0 -  Career Pathing and Reskilling

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Reskilling, career pathing, talent development – all of these concepts are important to me both personally and professionally. Too often, I see people plateau in their careers because they have not dedicated

2019 HR Tech – Insights, Observations, and Predictions

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I finally had the opportunity to attend the HR Tech Conference, joining thousands of other HR practitioners and vendors in a four-day full immersion on all things tech. The show was massive – 500 exhibitors, 100

Why Outplacement Provides An Important Societal Benefit

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Three years ago, I wrote an Outplacement Manifiesto blog when I was the President of The Frontier Group. I merged my firm with CMP last year. Our new organization still shares the beliefs about what is right,

HR Tech Cannot Solve Everything

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I have to admit that I am a major HR Tech geek. I read everything that I can about it, am the first one to jump into any conversation about the Future of Work, and am treating my upcoming trip the 2019 HR Tech

How Did LinkedIn Become The Safest Place On Social Media?

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Over the weekend, I read an interesting New York Times article (along with a couple of opinion pieces about the article) that talked about how LinkedIn has earned the distinction of being a controversy-free zone on

HR Books That Are Well Worth Reading – Second-Quarter Update

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I am proud to say that I am continuing to follow my New Year’s resolution to read more books. I want to share an update on the best books that I read during the second quarter. Drum roll, please. Here is my list of