Have you considered that the employee experience continues beyond the last day of work? An acquisition, business down-turn, or other significant event may place you in the position of eliminating jobs. Building great culture means treating employees with compassion and empathy both during their employment… and as they exit. Outplacement must be a part of your culture strategy.
To celebrate Women’s History Month, each week in the month of March we will be featuring an amazing woman that is on our team. These women contribute in such a variety of ways and add immense value every single day.
We still have so much work to do. We still have so far to go. Focusing merely on the past – for an entire month – is a massive missed opportunity. Gender equality and gender equity still doesn’t exist, here in America and globally. Women’s history should serve as the foundation for our future work, but we can’t live entirely looking backward.
When you’re looking to hire more diversity in your organization, companies must work harder to build a more robust and diverse pool of high-quality candidates to choose from. That means evaluating job descriptions and postings for gendered language, posting jobs on different sites and within different networks, and looking at how you are evaluating candidates for the role.
Organization’s will often come to me as a “last effort” when they’re tired of a leader or high-performer’s bad behavior. Sometimes they’re not confident that the individual can be changed or improve. What happens if you’re wrong about that leader, though?
Understanding Strengths, Expanding Possibilities, A Client Story by Mark Dubansky, Career Coach
Bob was unexpectedly impacted by a staff reduction where he worked as a coordinator in the admissions department of a large university system. For the last 10 years he worked in the higher education sector performing a wide range of roles in admissions and student support. Bob was happy with his work and in the university setting where he had hoped to continue for the foreseeable future.
Planning and achieving 90-day goals also gives leaders the opportunity to celebrate small wins – which can be very motivating and can create an even greater feeling of engagement- particularly for the Gen X and Gen Z’s they are leading!
We Do That: OutplacementBy: Jamie MaroneyYou’ve likely heard the term "Outplacement" but you may not be certain what a good outplacement program looks like, or what value exists for both the departing individual and for the organization. First, the goal of...
Book Review: No Hard Feelings Authors: Liz Fosslien and Mollie West DuffyBy: Abby ConwayCheck your emotions at the door. You’re not professional if you show emotion at work. If you show emotion, you are weak. Keep your personal life separate from your work life. These...
What If That Problematic Leader Could be Saved?By: Patty ProsserIn a recent Forbes article, research showed the majority of leaders want to be seen as an effective and inspiring leader. What if you have a leader, however, that isn't effective or inspiring, but is a...