When & How Should You Talk About Compensation in Your Job Search?​

When & How Should You Talk About Compensation in Your Job Search? By: Jamie Maroney, VP Client Services You’ve read it and so have I: “The first person to discuss compensation in an interview loses.” Can we set that conventional wisdom aside and chat for a moment? As both a seasoned recruiter and career transition coach, I encourage you to replace the above advice with a more modern...
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New Research Part Two: What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic

New Research Part Two: What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic At the Center for Leadership Excellence and Career Consultants, we’ve been asking terminated employees about their termination experience – particularly during the pandemic. The results have been surprising. We have uncovered data that causes us to provide new guidance to organizations on what you can do to...
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What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research

What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research At the Center for Leadership Excellence and Career Consultants, we've been asking terminated employees about their termination experience - particularly during the pandemic. The results have been surprising. We have uncovered data that causes us to provide new guidance to organizations on what you can do to show...
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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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Five Ways to Make Terminations Kinder (From Someone Who’s Been Terminated)

Five Ways to Make Terminations Kinder (From Someone Who’s Been Terminated) By Shannon Stroud, Outplacement Director I read this article about making the process of terminations kinder, (read here). I agree with much of what was written, yet felt like it was still missing something. That prompted me to create my own list of ways employers can terminate people in better, kinder ways. Before we...
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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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