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5 Ways to Handle a Layoff or Firing

Career Alley

Terminating an employee, whether by layoff or firing, is never a pleasant task. Be Respectful During Layoffs. Let Cooler Heads Prevail.

Fighting Age Discrimination With LinkedIn

Career Realism

These days, experience can often mean the first to go during layoffs. Age discrimination LinkedIn image from Shutterstock. times!

Why A CEO Pledge to Not Discriminate Against The Unemployed in Hiring is Weak.

HR Capitalist

About 300 businesses — including Apple Inc. EBay Inc., Gap Inc. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp., 21st Century Fox Inc. , Walt Disney Co.

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We Have Created Our Own Shortage Of People

Hiring Technical People

If you are hiring in a town where a layoff has occurred, do you hire based on tools and technology? Part 2 came out this week. Nooooo.

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I’m in trouble for cc’ing a laid-off coworker on a message questioning her layoff

Ask A Manager

I understand where you were coming from and I don’t think it was an outrageous thing to do, but it did demonstrate a lack of sensitivity to politics around layoffs. Layoff decisions are just super sensitive. This message announced that a position on the design team, Tipping Tester, was being eliminated, and gave the effective date.

Being Laid Off? Know Your Rights As An Employee

Career Realism

Final pay may not include severance pay for the layoff. The agreement defines the terms of layoff as well as a release clause.

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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling

HireCentrix

The end of the road for a class-action discrimination lawsuit brought by female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A variety of factors may be causing the increase of workplace bullying.Some companies face tightening budgets, layoffs. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap.

It’s Not Age Discrimination That’s Holding You Back

Career Realism

This past week, I did a free webinar called, “5 Ways to Leverage a Layoff.”. ( Good New: Experience Discrimination Can Be Reversed.

Layoffs and the Employee Over 40: Are you flexible and retrainable?

Career Key

Think you are protected from layoffs if you're over 40? Of course many employers don't do their homework before conducting layoffs, sometimes because they are, in fact, discriminatory and just want to get rid of older employees. Sometimes these are code words for discrimination. Recent news reports about a U.S.

Older Job Seeker? Stop Making These Mistakes Immediately

JobMob

7 Things You Must Immediately Do If You Suspect A Mass Layoff. 5 problems that older job seekers struggle with unnecessarily. This is normal.

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update: how can I keep my star performer, without being able to pay or promote him (while his less competent coworker earns double)?

Ask A Manager

I brought up that we can’t keep both at the status quo and I was confident that Fergus could handle the added responsibility if we let Cecil go and was informed that “layoffs are bad for moral” and to my astonishment “Cecil is approaching 20 years of experience. ” (Is reverse age discrimination a thing?)

Is Taking A Year Off Career Suicide?

Career Realism

Dear J.T. & & Dale: I am an upper-level financial manager with a CPA and an MBA. Next year I will become eligible to draw a pension. Allen.

Don’t Let Your Age Hold You Back When Job Hunting.

Resume Bear

We have also had to accept taking lesser wages in order to get back in the working world following a layoff, etc.

2012 74

Diversity at Twitter Is About More Than Hiring

Blogging4jobs

With Miley’s departure, Twitter is now without a single black engineer in a leadership role. link]. And I end it very conflicted.”

“Stress from work is killing me. Please help!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unemployment Benefits are given to those who either (a) have lost their jobs to no fault of their own, such as in a mass layoff or workforce reduction, or (b) those who resign with good reason. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Eligible? I am almost 60 years old and I just can’t handle stress like I could at 25 or 30.

HR Manager: “I Would Much Rather Hire Someone Who is Currently.

The Job Quest

Referred to unemployment as a “scarlet letter,&# even. Grrrr! I’ve already made it pretty clear how I feel about this. We can hope!)

Is Taking A Year Off Career Suicide?

Career Realism

Dear J.T. & & Dale: I am an upper-level financial manager with a CPA and an MBA. Next year I will become eligible to draw a pension.

2012 10

Should the Unemployed also be Unemployable?

HireCentrix

So that discrimination is directed at 10% of the US population. Especially considering that in the 12-18 months that have passed since companies experienced massive layoffs, the economy has barely recovered with open positions and ramped-up hiring, so individuals havent been able to recover with a new job for more than a year in many cases.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Government Jobs

Career Alley

Layoffs are very common in the private sector while this is very unlikely in the government sector, even if the economy slows. Let us know why.

required to read a self-help book, manager calls us “old,” and more

Ask A Manager

That just sent an email alerting all employees today that there was a high likeliness we would not have jobs by the end of the year with company layoffs the first two weeks of December. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. Did we waste money flying a fired employee back home? ” 2. Alarming, yes!

boss wants me to give him dirt on my coworker, manager thinks I accepted a job but I didn’t, and more

Ask A Manager

I am working for a large company that did mass layoffs about six months ago. It’s not uncommon for people in earlier rounds of layoffs to get larger severance packages than people in later rounds, often because there’s simply less money to put toward severance later in the process. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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can you have close work friendships when you’re in HR?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work at a company with a large number of employees under the age of 30 (myself included), and because of that, there’s a very social atmosphere. I’ve become quite close with a woman in a difficult department (let’s call her Linda) who is very fun to be around but will often incessantly talk about work.

boss texts constantly and blows up if I don’t respond immediately, boss refers to my girlfriend as my “roommate,” and more

Ask A Manager

It might be useful to find out first if you live in a state that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ employees (about half do; federal law does not). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss texts me constantly and blows up if I don’t respond immediately. My boss likes to text me. A lot. Yes, it is.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 1: Can a former employer forbid me to speak to former co-workers, and them to me ? Debra P. Islandia, New York. Patty. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

Not only had large corporations cut back on refurbishing their offices, but layoffs and bankruptcies in many industries had resulted in corporate employers occupying diminished office space. “In great straits, when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”. - Livy (Roman Historian, 59 BC – AD 17). Their decision? 2012, Alan L.

Challenges Facing the Mature Worker | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Baby Boomer employees in large numbers have been facing layoffs, many for the first time in their lives. Why Baby Boomers are Exercising on Elliptical Trainers! And now that it is here, many are struggling with how to cope. Anecdotal reports started accumulating during the Recession’s early days and have yet to abate. Designed by

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination? That, too, would be a valid business reason to choose an employee for layoff. I resigned. Magdalena. Patriece. Hi, Alan.

should I ask for a lower salary, my boss wants me to inflate people’s performance ratings, and more

Ask A Manager

based on their race, sex, religion, or other protected class), you’re going to have a hell of a time defending yourself against a discrimination lawsuit if you have written documentation saying their performance is awesome. First, should there be a layoff I don’t want to be in that situation as I was before. Here we go….

“Can my boss make me sign a letter saying I left voluntarily in return for a letter of recommendation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The requested letter seems intended to lower your employer’s risks that you (or perhaps an attorney on your behalf) may later claim either that you resigned “involuntarily” due to abuse, harassment, hostility, discrimination or other evil. Layoff notice? I have asked my employer for a letter of recommendation. Maryann. Union benefits?

7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole

Jennifer Anthony

So I’ve compiled a list of seven ways to overcome the resume black hole that so many resumes seem to go in to. It won’t get you very far.

2010 21

How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want

Jennifer Anthony

→ How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want Posted on December 21, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Designated Resume Rockstar 1.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

On day 13, I reported to HR that I believed I had been the victim of sexual harassment and discrimination. Also, what does “family” mean? J.B.M.

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do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

asking for a raise during layoffs Yahoo!s s leaked layoff memo how to write a perfect cover letter where does mentoring pay off the most?

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Unless it’s a protected class or there is clear discrimination – in most states, you can fire someone just for dressing poorly.

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I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

asking for a raise during layoffs Yahoo!s s leaked layoff memo how to write a perfect cover letter where does mentoring pay off the most?

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

He would probably have the lead if they were picking people for the next round of layoffs. and I have an assistant who reports to me. tomorrow!

2011 29

how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

The way I see it is, if someone gets fired after this, then they can claim that based on those questions, we discriminated and therefore, that person was let go. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. None of the questions that were asked pertained to our jobs. Any tips?

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

negotiating for flex time receiving conflicting instructions from boss and bosss boss a tale of two interview mistakes a great question to ask your interviewer dealing with possible racial discrimination when interviewing how to find a mentor recent grad in despair over job market does employer realize I declined their offer last year?

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

I almost always turn these down because I do my own hiring. We are representing an exceptional candidate who you may want to review. Right? Agggh.