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Patrick Lynch

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The Big Reset – What HR Leaders Can Expect

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We are all going to be drowning in the news about the uncertain times ahead. I am seeing that the predictions that are the gloomiest seem to be getting the most traction. This is understandable since the number of

Implications Of The COVID-19 Virus On Remote Work

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The COVID-19 crisis has forced many organizations to ask their employees to work remotely, so they are not at risk of catching or giving someone the flu. Working from home is nothing new. What is new is the number of

Leadership In A Time Of Adversity

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The challenges we are all facing with the uncertainty of how to manage the COVID-19 crisis highlights how vital leadership is during an adverse time. Crises move fast and slow simultaneously. The answers are not

How Much Should Outplacement Programs Cost In 2020?

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Even though we are still experiencing a ten-year economic expansion, and unemployment is at record lows, there are still layoffs taking place due to mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and terminations. In many of

Are HR Leaders More People-Focused or Business-Focused?

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What drives HR Leaders? Is it career ambition, serving people, or is it something else? I just finished a fascinating research study (2019 Global HR Census Report – The Talent Strategy Group) that provided some

What To Do When A Job Candidate Interviews Well But Assesses Poorly?

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Megan, who is a candidate for the open VP of Operations role, had completed her initial recruiter interview and the next round of interviews with the hiring manager and other stakeholders on the team. The feedback

Are Passive Job Search Candidates Really The Best Hires?

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The conventional wisdom in Talent Acquisition is that the passive candidate (someone not looking to leave their job) is the best recruiting target. The passive candidate focus is based on the idea that the most

How to Fail on LinkedIn – My Humble Opinion

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I love LinkedIn. LinkedIn has consistently been the best way for me to build my professional network, keep current on relevant trends, learn new things, and serve as an enjoyable distraction during the workday. I

Candidate Resentment Is Increasing: A Major Warning Sign for Employers

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Last week I had a great conversation with Kevin Grossman, the President and Board Member of Talent Board (a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience). Our

How Managers Can Positively Impact Society

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Management, when practiced well, can be one the of most noblest of professions. These are the wise words from Clayton Christensen, the recently deceased Harvard Business School professor, and accomplished author.