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Outplacement Services (A Buyer’s Guide)

There’s no question about it. Layoffs, downsizing and other reductions in force are no fun for anyone involved. While it may be hard for you, the HR professional responsible for delivering the bad news, it’s magnitudes harder for those getting let go, which is why outplacement services are so important.

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TIAA Cref and Retirement Lifestyle Planning (What HR Needs)

TIAA Cref has been making retirement possible for those working in higher education for many years now. However, higher education still suffers a reluctant retiree problem because many workers simply don’t know what to do when they finally leave their jobs. This is where TIAA Cref needs a bit of help in the form of retirement lifestyle planning.

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Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Professionally Negotiate Your Salary

I don't have to tell you that job hunting is an arduous process. If you've been through one recently, then you know. Even once you secure an offer, the work is still not done. Or, at least it shouldn't be. So many people avoid negotiating their salary and take whatever is offered because that's the most comfortable thing to do. But that’s not the best approach. I encourage you to go beyond what is comfortable to help you realize the benefits of speaking up and asking for what you deserve.   I've coached several people through successful negotiations in the last few months using the dialogue below. It's very effective, and I'm excited to share it with you here! To make it even easier, I’ve broken it down into 4 easy-to-follow steps. Step One: Try to  Delay the Topic First, try to delay the conversation until the ...

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7 Easy Tips to Secure Your Ideal Role

For those who have experienced a redundancy or are in between jobs, it can feel like an emotional roller coaster. This can affect self-confidence, and create confusion about what to do next. Finding a new job can be a challenge and if this is coupled with a lack of confidence and clarity about what to do next, the fear of the unknown and the fear of change, the situation can become quite stressful.   People have been coping with change for thousands of years but it doesn't make it any easier when it happens to us. “Nothing endures but change. Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus So what can we do? As a career management coach who has coached over 1,000 clients through their career and life transitions, I’ve found that many feel the same anxiety. Here’s what two of my clients have felt when ...

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May Leadership Development Round-Up

  We searched the Internet far and wide to find the best leadership development content from the last month! Make sure to read each of the posts and let us know your thoughts on social.   Three Ways a ‘Noble Goal’ Makes You a Significantly Better Leader by Brandon Black and Shayne Hughes on the “Great Leadership” blog. This post discusses how setting a goal can actually improve your leadership. There is a ton of applicability to executives trying to improve their leadership within an organization.   First Look: Leadership Books for May 2017 by Michael McKinney on the “LeadershipNow” blog. Which of these books will you read this month? Our eyes are on The Leadership Gap.   My 23 Best Tactics for Personal Greatness by Robin Sharma. We are obsessed with tip #1! Don’t give away those valuable hours!   No more Hot Potato networking introductions: the why and how of ...

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