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Communication Plan for Layoffs: 3 Things You May Not Have Known

  Layoffs have a stigma in today’s culture. Many workers have a negative connotation of layoffs, while executives realize that they are a necessary “evil” to keep an organization running. A communication plan for layoffs is one of the most important things an organization can do to prepare for an event. Whatever your opinion of layoffs, it is important that you have a solid strategy in executing them. At minimum this plan should consist of a budget, training for managers giving notifications, a communication plan for layoffs, an online presence policy, and a plan for survivors. Download our layoff notification script here.     Communication plans for layoffs are an organization’s way of creating a standardized procedure to let employees know that events are coming. A well-executed layoff event always has a communication plan.   Creating and developing a communication plan for layoffs may seem simple, but ...

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Raymond Lee
unique employee benefits
5 Unique Employee Benefits: Attract, Retain, & Engage Talent

  Recently, Glassdoor published a fabulous blog post describing some of the best and must uniqe employee benefits that organizations are now offering. Here were some of our favorites: Pet and children daycares onsite Freedom to use an hour of your workday to exercise 100% free gender reassignment surgery Pet health insurance Sabbatical programs These are all fantastic! But for some of the HR executives reading this, that can seem like a lot to take on. These types of benefits can require a lot of detail and planning with various stakeholders. For organizations that need to make a large impact on their attraction, retention, and employee engagement KPI’s sooner rather than later, these benefits won’t be the quick answer. That’s why we decided to make a list of simple (cost effective!) and unique employee benefits you can implement ASAP.    5 Simple and Unique Employee ...

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Raymond Lee
hr bartender
Q&A With Sharlyn Lauby from HR Bartender

We are so excited to welcome Sharlyn Lauby as our first interview guest in our new series: Q&A's with HR Influencers! In this blog post series we will explore the minds of expert HR influencers, gain insight into current HR trends, and have a little fun along the way. HR Bartender is a favorite blog of many professionals! Enjoy learning more about the mind behind the blog.   Sharlyn Lauby is an author, writer, speaker and consultant. She is president of ITM Group Inc., a consulting firm which focuses on developing training solutions that engage and retain talent in the workplace. The company has been named one of the Top Small Businesses in South Florida.   She is well-known for her work on HR Bartender (click here), is a friendly place to talk about workplace issues. The site has been recognized as one of ...

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Raymond Lee
new age HR
4 New Age HR Programs You Need to Try in 2017

  Technology has caused many different industries to have hit a surge in development. Human resources is no exception. Today’s new age HR is constantly changing and growing. Every HR task has been updated and developed. Check out some areas we think are particularly important here: 1. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT In today’s modern landscape, leadership development programs don’t focus on leadership strategies of the past; they look to what’s next. We know this firsthand at Careerminds, with our leadership development program that’s targeted towards developing a pipeline of leaders at your company. The program includes individualized feedback, customized development plans to address developmental core competencies, a learning environment to practice skills in a peer to peer environment, weekly live webinars facilitated by leadership development experts ,and one to one leadership development coaching. Leadership development programs are no new innovation for the field of HR, ...

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Meredith Brandt
baby boomer retirees
5 Major Concerns HR Should Consider For Baby Boomer Retirees

  With more than 78 million Baby Boomers retirees exiting the workforce in the next 20 years, organizations are realizing they need a new game plan to facilitate this major wave of transitions. This Silver Tsunami just made strategy around succession planning, managing communication with potential retirees, and regulating the flow of exiting workers much more challenging. Discussing retirement with Baby Boomers is challenging, especially when they may be reluctant to retire. Potential baby boomer retirees are facing a brand new phase in their lives and contemplating the many challenges that coincide with a major transition like retirement. While stress around financial planning is common, there are many other factors to consider in retirement planning and these employees are looking for support beyond their 401K program. Are you prepared to navigate these complicated conversations? We’ve broken down the major concerns you should be ...

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Raymond Lee
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