What is Outplacement and Why is it a Valuable Benefit for Companies?

What is Outplacement and Why is It a Valuable Benefit for Companies? By: Jessica Gendron, President To be honest, until about two years ago, I had never heard of outplacement.  It was a foreign concept to me - and it may be to you, too - but it can prove to be a valuable benefit to departed employees AND your company. What is Outplacement? Outplacement or Career Transition Support is a benefit...
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What Does it Take to Be a Great Place for Women to Work?

What Does it Take to Be a Great Place for Women to Work? By Jessica Gendron, President There is an abundance of available research around the bias and discrimination that women face in the workplace.  That research gives us great insight in to what has limited the advancement of women and how it's stalling qualified women in their careers. For many of us, the question of "how to fix it"...
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What We’re Reading: February Edition

By Jessica Gendron, President I had a dilemma: I found myself inundated with book recommendations from friends, colleagues, social media, etc.  My Audible and Amazon Wish List’s were getting longer and longer – yet I had no clarity on what to read next or titles that would be totally worth my precious 1 credit a month on Audible. I wanted to offer my fellow business book nerds and gender...
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We Have a Pipeline Problem.

The McKinsey Women in the Workplace 2019 study was recently released and while it shows that over the last five years women have made significant gains in representation in senior leadership, as well as companies’ commitment overall to gender diversity – there is still a glaring and widening gap. While the majority of college graduates are female (around 60%), women still remain...
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The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo

A recent study from the University of Houston took a close look at the post #MeToo workplace and its overall effects on inciting change.  Most people believed that shining a light on the harassment that women face at work (and in every day life) would begin to shift the culture in the workplace and effectively deter men from future harassment.  Women were lauded for speaking up and saying...
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Workforce Violence Shooting In Aurora, Illinois

Workforce Violence Shooting In Aurora, Illinois By: Richard Butz Employee being terminated last Friday kills 5 people. There is no job that is most difficult for a manager than having to transition a person out of the organization. The situation that occurred in Aurora should give every HR Professional and manager faced with transitioning a person out of the organization pause, and ask the...
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS ARE UP 50% IN 2018

SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS ARE UP 50% IN 2018 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reporting a 50% increase in claims of sexual harassment from 2017. While you might be surprised to see numbers this drastic, now the #MeToo movement is in its second year, it puts the potential influence of the movement into perspective.  It’s not surprising that the heighted awareness about...
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