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What Is Outplacement?

Losing your job is devastating. For an employee, it’s not just lost income, it’s losing an identity and community of colleagues. Worrying about the logical next step can feel overwhelming. Letting workers go is an unpleasant experience for managers, too. However, they can take steps to make layoffs as positive an experience as possible. Termination…

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A Road Map for Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Corporate Culture

Diversity and inclusivity: two things organizations strive for, but few actually achieve. In fact, according to recent research, 71 percent of organizations aspire to have an inclusive culture, but only 12 percent have achieved this objective. The new “High-Impact Diversity and Inclusion: Maturity Model and Top Findings” report from Bersin by Deloitte finds that companies need to go…

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A Call to Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment in 2018

Harvey Weinstein. Ben Affleck. Russell Simmons. Kevin Spacey. Matt Lauer. Al Franken. President Donald Trump. Those are just a handful of names from fourth quarter 2017 of powerful people connected to sexual scandal. Time magazine even named “The Silence Breakers” as the 2017 Person of the Year, at least partially thanks to the viral #metoo movement, where people…

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GetFive Names Its 2018 HR Hero Award Recipients

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — GetFive, a provider of modern outplacement solutions, named its 2018 HR Hero Award Recipients at a breakfast reception at the CUNY Graduate Center on January 26th. The annual award recognizes four HR professionals for their outsized contributions to their organizations and communities. The four award recipients were selected from a long list of…

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Important Ban-the-Box Updates for 2018

When vetting candidates for employment, you probably will conduct some type of check into their criminal history. In fact, your application may have a simple checkbox asking this very basic question. While common practice, you may have to modify your application in the near future. “Ban the box” is a movement to remove the checkbox…

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HR in 2018: These 5 Factors Will Change the Way You Work

There is a lot to look forward to for human resources in 2018. In an agile industry that seems to change faster with each passing year, 2018 brings many new opportunities to refine your skills and strengthen your results. Here are five factors that we are most excited about: 1. Ongoing Performance Management Annual performance…

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Technology Allows HR Departments to Do More, Spend Less

When you review the past decade, no factor has influenced human resources more than technology. What’s more, the rate of technological change appears to be accelerating with each passing year. If you’re looking to do more with less, it’s time to consider HR technology opportunities. World-class HR organizations spend 25 percent less than average HR…

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How HR Can Sensitively, Confidentially and Effectively Handle Employee Depression

You’re feeling pretty down when your boss comes over to your desk. You perk up trying to give the impression you’re happy and being productive. When she asks how you’re doing, you give the typical “good, thanks” response. You want her to think you are the picture-perfect positive employee, of course. Everyone has tough days….

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Facts and the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech at Work

We live in a time when politics and personal opinion are polarizing the nation. Last year’s presidential election was unlike any other in history. Then came the Women’s March in D.C., the demonstrations in Charlottesville, and the #GoogleManifesto. This year the topic of standing versus kneeling during the national anthem dominated news headlines. No matter your…

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From the CEO’s Desk: Is the Future Full of Flash Organizations?

As the gig economy grows, an important offshoot of this movement is gaining momentum: the flash organization. These pop-up shops come together for one purpose, such as developing and marketing an app. They include entire teams that work closely together, and when the project is complete, they disband. Flash organizations are fueled by the gig…

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