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Patrick Lynch

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Eight Leadership Lessons That Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us All

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In 2014 I wrote a blog honoring Dr. King by listing eight leadership lessons that he taught all of us. Six years later, I would like to revisit and repost this blog. The lessons he taught us are timeless. Here is

The Future of Outplacement – What Will Change In The Next Decade?

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As we move into 2020, I have (like many of you) read plenty of articles that summarized the past decade and other blogs/posts/videos making bold predictions about the next ten years. Never to miss a chance to jump on

What Will It Take To Be A Leader In The New Decade?

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What will it take to be a leader in the new decade that we are entering? The days of accepting horrible behavior from a brilliant manager are ending. Leaders at all levels need to accept that leadership involves more

Want to Be A Best Places To Work? Offer Career Coaching To Everyone

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It used to be that having the Best Places To Work award or being a marquis brand on the Fortune 500 list was enough to attract and retain top talent. Those days are gone. Today, top talent (or frankly anyone) are

Who Owns An Employee? - The Business Leader Or Human Resources?

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Who “owns” an employee? Is it the business leader who the employee reports to (their boss for lack of a better term)? Or could it be that Human Resources “owns” the employee? I was listening to a presentation that

Five Ways External Recruiters Can Help Talent Acquisition Departments

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Organizations build internal Talent Acquisition (TA) departments to help them save the costs of using external recruiters.   In large organizations, the costs savings can be significant.   At CMP, we

Patrick Lynch Is The New President-Elect for SHRM-Atlanta

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I am pleased to announce that I will be the President-Elect in 2020 for SHRM-Atlanta. In my new role, I will be part of a volunteer and executive leadership team, helping to make SHRM-Atlanta the premier

Three Key Things To Know When Taking A Personality Assessment

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A recent study reported that “76% of organizations with over 100 employees rely on assessment tools such as aptitude and personality tests for external hiring”. This news can be unnerving for job candidates, but they

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

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.