Top 10 Holiday Networking Tips

networkingtipsTis’ the season to spice up your networking over the holidays. This year, our career consultants are offering up their top 10 holiday networking tips for job seekers looking to transition into a new job for 2015. We all know that the holidays are hectic with shopping, families, decorating, making cookies, and lots of other joyful things, but don’t stop thinking about your job search and networking. Below is the Top 10 Holiday Networking Tips to consider from Careerminds:

Attend an industry holiday party. Most associations host holiday parties for members and non members. This is a great networking opportunity when people are relaxed and willing to talk and share ideas and experiences. Attend a Yoga or Zumba class as well

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Are Outplacement Providers keeping up with HR Analytics?

CaptureAre Outplacement Providers keeping up with HR analytics? Over the last year, I’ve read time and time again that HR is sitting on a gold mine of data about their workforce. The only problem is most companies and HR executives don’t have the tools to access the “data” in order to make sound business decisions. A new generation of SaaS based analytics software is allowing organizations to access employee data more efficiently and reliably as well as message it in a way that is presentable to company executives.

The world of outplacement is no different. Over the years, outplacement providers have struggled with providing real time analytics to their clients because of the traditional nature in the

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Outplacement Services 2.0

Outplacement Services 2.0 for Employees

Losing a job mid-career is not only frustrating, but also frightening for most. With the right type of outplacement services, these employees can receive the support they need to move forward with their career in an effective manner. Even though most people may not look forward to these changes, those that view them as an opportunity to grow and move in a new direction usually land in their next opportunity much faster. Below is a brief video of Careerminds Outplacement Services 2.0. See how Careerminds is changing the world of outplacement.

Outplacement services are usually provided to all employees involved in a reduction in force and is part of their severance package.

Outplacement Services 2.0 for the Company

To relieve the stress of the exiting employees as well

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Right Management vs Careerminds

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that companies are spending less on outplacement services to help laid-off workers. As a result, displaced employees are receiving shorter outplacement programs and being pushed to use online services. This puts a lot of pressure on traditional outplacement firms, such as Right Management to keep up with the technology demands of the market. As companies are shrinking outplacement budgets, the need to pay for real estate and offices becomes less important. The reality is today’s workforce is much different and so is how you find a job. Careerminds has taken bold steps to increase both the amount of outplacement services provided and offer additional resources that are most important to a job seeker-all at a lower cost for employers.

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Mental Illness Detection during a RIF or Layoff Meeting

greif picAccording to a recent article published in the October edition of HR Magazine- Open Minds, each year, more than 41 million Americans—18 percent of the U.S. population—experience some type of mental illness, according to data released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in December 2013.

Globally, depression and other mental health conditions are on the rise, the World Health Organization has warned. Depression has become the world’s second-leading cause of disability, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published online last November in PLOS Medicine, a journal of the Public Library of Science. The SHRM article discussed ways organizations can help fight the stigma associated with mental illness as well

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Talent Redeployment and Outplacement Done Right


Talent Redeployment and Outplacement Done Right

How much time do you think HR spends at talent acquisition, talent management, and talent development on a daily basis? According to the SHRM annual workforce report, the number one challenge HR executives face in the coming years is attracting, retaining, and rewarding top talent; therefore spending all of their resources in those areas. What’s interesting is that the HR global trends report of 2013 listed talent redeployment as the last priority among 15 other priorities, which means that if companies are not hiring, managing, and developing the right talent the right way, outplacement firms like Careerminds stay very busy.

Over the last 20 years as globalization has evolved and the war for acquiring and

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Banks and Financial Services Can Offer Outplacement to All


Banks and Financial Services Can Offer Outplacement

For years, banks and financial services companies have offered outplacement services to professional level employees through the “c-suite,” primarily in a very traditional way. In many cases, employees like assistants, loan reps, tellers, customer service, and other non-exempt positions were left in the dark without a service.

As outplacement has changed and evolved over the years with the workforce to become more virtual and affordable, banks and financial services are now about to  offer outplacement to all employees affected during a reduction in force.

Thanks to the steady boom in technology, everything that can go virtual, is going virtual. The blending of outplacement with technology to bring us

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Virtual Outplacement Involves Human Coaching

large__9099910544With the annual HR Technology Conference just around the corner, we want to take a moment to talk about how virtual outplacement continues to grow versus the traditional model. Companies continue to look for current technology as part of their outplacement offering as well require virtual outplacement in whole or part of their organization’s outplacement RFP.

However, with the fast growth of technology fueled outplacement services, we still have some people ask if virtual outplacement is self-service with no human interaction. As we all know, outplacement services are meant to help transitioning employees find new positions and re-orientating them to the job market. This happens through services like career guidance, job search, resume writing, career evaluations, interview preparation, and

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Tips to Succession Planning and Redeploying Top Talent

The end of the summer is officially here and Labor Day marks the time when HR is gearing up for end of the year reviews, salary increases, and succession planning. A good succession planning program is more than just establishing back-ups; it is identifying needs for talent within the organization and developing individuals for current and future responsibilities. It is also more than just crisis management. The whole point of establishing a good succession plan is to divert crisis, not just manage it.

Executives are always dealing with the issue of how best to develop the next generation of leaders. Succession planning is about being proactive and prepared. Leaders should have a constant finger on the pulse of their workforce.

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5 Core Competencies to Staying Resilient at the Top

resilient5 Core Competencies to Staying Resilient at the Top

Over the past several years, we’ve noticed a growing interest in “Resilience”. First, executives are being pushed to their limits by years of highly volatile, resource-constrained conditions in their companies and in the markets they serve. Second, organizations are scrambling to identify and further develop top talent to fill key leadership positions created by both retirement and attrition. So I thought it would be useful to offer a few words on the subject.

Resilient leaders are first and foremost resilient individuals. The more resilient you are, the more likely it is that at each level you’ll be successful and get promoted to the next. But as the

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