Have you seen George Clooney’s movie, Up in the Air? It chronicles the life and work of Alex, a management consultant who lays people off. The movie has many themes about life and work. However, the one theme that stood out for me was that we all react differently when facing loss. The loss of a job will mean different things to different people. In fact, my colleague Richard Deems, in his book, Make Job Loss Work for You, offers an insightful model for understanding how w
Considering the variety benefit packages that each organization has to offer job seekers in the market today, it has to be a factor when you are looking for a job. When you first sign up for the great benefits, who could foresee that you wouldn’t actually use them? It’s true. Many great benefits that companies pay for and generously offer to employees go unused. Here are some overlooked benefits you may be able to take advantage of today or in the future: Fund Matching. W
While the economy appears to be lifting from its fog there are still organizations facing the prospect of layoffs. The process of laying employees off is fraught with peril. There are laws to follow and timelines to respect. There is work to restructure and budgets to balance. In all of the juggling that happens at this time, companies often forget how important it is to communicate a clear and consistent message to those who will be losing their jobs and to those who will
I read a great blog which suggested that job seekers have a“Master Resume”. I think this a great idea and What is suggested is that in one document you have ALL of you work history and accomplishments available so that you can adapt what your resume looks likes for each position you are applying for. The blogger received a great comment, well question really about giving an example of what this might look like. Well here is what I think…I think the point is that the master
Have you heard about the HIRE Act? On March 18, 2010 President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE). The idea is to offer small business tax breaks and incentives for hiring employees who have been unemployed for at least 60 days prior to being hired. There are some great tax incentives for businesses and here are some of just the basics for businesses to hire unemployed workers: 1. a payroll tax exemption of the employer’s share of Social Security
Letting an employee go is never easy regardless of the reason. In fact it can be as hard for the employer as the employees involved. Choosing to use outplacement services can make this process easier. With these types of services, a company can offer career transition benefits to employees that are being displaced. Outplacement services can range from employee counseling and career guidance to resume writing, job placement help, job fair events and more. Programs like these a
The summer months are a great time to recharge your job search and take advantage of new networking opportunities. View this helpful guide on making the most of your summer search. Read more on Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.