VIDEO: 3 THINGS SMART HR LEADERS ARE FOCUSING ON DURING THE COVID RECOVERY

The HR Capitalist

FOT mainstays Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett talk shop in this video, riffing on 3 things HR Leaders are focusing on during the COVID recovery , including overall HR agility, HR Communications/Branding and topgrading talent in a down economy.

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Cope with Job Loss: 12 Ways (Infographic)

Catherines Career Corner

Explore how to cope with job loss via this infographic. Like many thousands of people, if you have been thrust into a job loss situation that you probably didn’t want to be in at work, then, you need to know how to cope with job loss. For many, losing a job can be a devastating [.]. The post Cope with Job Loss: 12 Ways (Infographic) appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Related posts: How to Cope Better With Job Loss. Impending Layoff Notice at Work? 7 Ways to Get Prepared.

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How to Survive a Layoff

Career Realism

In a recent article I wrote for AOL Jobs , I highlight the four steps to successfully surviving a RIF (reduction in force). The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up getting a layoff from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off.

U2's Bono to Steve Jobs: On Poaching Employees From a Competitor.

HR Capitalist

The Edge riffing on performance management stratiegies? . More wisdom from the Walter Isaacson book on Steve Jobs , this time a quote from U2''s Bono to Steve Jobs - after Jobs was freaking out when Palm was hiring some talent away from Apple. . Bono was the co-founder of a private equity group that had bought a controlling interest in Palm, and since he''d done business with Apple, Jobs thought he could complain to Bono and get some action.

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U2's Bono to Steve Jobs: On Poaching Employees From a Competitor.

HR Capitalist

The Edge riffing on performance management stratiegies? . More wisdom from the Walter Isaacson book on Steve Jobs , this time a quote from U2's Bono to Steve Jobs - after Jobs was freaking out when Palm was hiring some talent away from Apple. . Bono was the co-founder of a private equity group that had bought a controlling interest in Palm, and since he'd done business with Apple, Jobs thought he could complain to Bono and get some action.

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How to Win Over Your Fired or Laid Off Employees

Workology

Provide Information Packets and a RIF Kit. RIF kits are a great way to help communicate and reinforce important points in the meeting allowing for research once the reality begins to sink in for the now ex-employee. Here’s a company created RIF toolki t I recommend. Learn more about how to build an alumni network from a community of former employees and brand ambassadors by joining me on 1/21/13 at 11 AM PST for a webinar with RiseSmart worth 1.0 Strategic HRCI credit.

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STUART SCOTT: The Real Innovators Are Always Hated Before Being Understood.

The HR Capitalist

He was riffing pop culture into his craft long before it became popular via the explosion of the web. . This post is about hating change. This post is about growing up. This post should be related to how you treat someone with ideas different from yours. . Stu Scott, one of the most recognizable anchors at ESPN, is a victim of cancer. Notes about hate after the jump, but first, this from ESPN: "Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49.

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Shelf Life For Leaders: < 5 Years

HR Capitalist

Move beyond 5 years in any job, and when times get tough, you''re hoping you don''t get impacted by a RIF when the axman cometh. Shelf life for leaders. It matters in business, it matters in sports, it really matters anywhere that leaders are in play. You come in as the new guy/gal. You''re fresh. People are scared. They lisen. So your approach is fresh and they''re scared enough to listen. Until they''re not.

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HR Tech Slides: Why You Should Model Your Leadership Training After Ari Gold.

HR Capitalist

Here''s my slides from HR Tech , where I riffed on the evolution of the modern manager and came to the conclusion that Ari Gold has more to do with what makes a manager successful than any of those BS Managerial Competencies your company might be clinging to.

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Shelf Life For Leaders: < 5 Years

HR Capitalist

Move beyond 5 years in any job, and when times get tough, you're hoping you don't get impacted by a RIF when the axman cometh. . Dateline: Office of a CEO this week, City in the Southeast. Topic: Strategic Plan that's 10 Years Long. Me: "Are you going to be around for 10 years?". CEO: "I doubt it.". Realization: Every leader has a shelf life, even when things go well. I'd put that shelf life when things are going well at 5 years.

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Buyer’s Remorse: The FOT 1st Timer’s Guide to Buying HR Technology.

HR Capitalist

If you liked that, a couple of my friends who know their stuff are riffing on a similar topic over at my other blog, Fistful of Talent. A few months ago I did an opus grande on buying HR Tech , and I thought it was important because there''s never been a better time to buy a solution to help you solve HR pain. In classic FOT style, Tim Sackett and Steve Boese , the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference , will break down the issues surrounding buying HR Tech in our latest webinar.

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? This Checklist is Key to Leaving Any Company Successfully

JobMob

Here's an inspiring story of why you should never burn your bridges : “Fairly early in my career, I had to implement a RIF (Reduction In Force = layoff) for 1/3 of my department about 15 people in the terrible economy of late 2001. The 25-point layoff success checklist that tells you what to do when you're laid off. Photo credit: JD Hancock.

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The 5 Biggest Lies In HR. (#5 - Work/Life Balance)

HR Capitalist

I believe it was a man named Jack Welch who pissed of a bunch of HR pros at SHRM 2009 in New Orleans by riffing that “ there’s no such thing as work/life balance, there are work/life choices ”. That’s right. I’m here today not to give you the normal PR spin about how strategic the HR function can be, but instead to call B.S. on the biggest lies in HR.

2013 70

Rebuilding Your Career After Being Fired or Laid Off

Ms. Career Girl

This event is being fired or laid off by your employer and it has many different names; fired, laid off, downsized, reorged out, rightsized, riffed, whacked, kicked out, canned or just plain “let go.” It comes when you least expect it. It comes when you can least afford it. And it comes when you thought your “safe” job was forever. Usually the event takes place at about 3 PM on an ordinary work day when your boss calls you in for a “friendly” chat.

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“Should I ask for more time to negotiate severance?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

The way my employer did the Reduction In Force (“RIF”) was very unethical. Your belief that there was unethical conduct in the RIF, and unfair treatment of members of a protected class suggest that you have at least two of six kinds of leverage.

2010 130

HR Doesn’t Stand for Headcount Reduction

Workology

Oftentimes in field HR roles, we are alerted to the fact before the general employee population that a reduction, RIF, or company change is happening. Late last week I read an interesting comment on a fellow HR Blogger, Charlie Judy’s blog. The comment was this: “HR simply stands for Headcount Reduction.”

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2 Sure Things When The Owner Of Your Company Is Outed as a Racist.

HR Capitalist

Most HR pros will look at the Sterling case and thank the man upstairs that no one cares enough to record select managers in their company "riffing" on race issues - or any issue that has legal exposure, for that matter. . By now you''ve heard the back-story making the rounds on Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA''s Los Angeles Clippers.

2014 70

This Big HR Mistake Has Your Name On It. Pray It Doesn't End Your Career.

HR Capitalist

I knew that relationship was doomed) rather than a RIF list with salaries. You know the drill. If you've been in the HR game for more than 5 years in a position of authority, it's happened to you. You're trying to build consensus on really nasty issues behind the scenes, and it requires emailing spreadsheets of confidential information around. And you've made some type of mistake related to who you sent it to.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Last week I was notified in person that my position was being affected by a Reduction in Force (“RIF.”) Additionally, I have prepared several items for people in your circumstance that are available for you on our blogsite: (a) I have written a newsletter entitled “ Avoid Being RIF’ed – Five Effective Strategies.” Question 1: What should I do if, after being relieved of my daily duties, I learn of what seems a compliance breach? I am senior management for a non-profit.

2011 116

TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE: Jon Hyman and the EMPLOYER Bill of Rights.

HR Capitalist

He listed 15 huge classifications of laws that have been passed over the past 50 years protecting employees, then he went bat shit crazy on the author by riffing an EMPLOYER'S BILL OF RIGHTS. Jon Hyman at the Ohio Employer's Law Blog recently came across some opinion that suggested employees really don't have enough rights in America. So he did what any other reasonable person would do.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: A Labor Day Note To My Boys.

HR Capitalist

Layoffs and RIFs ensue. . My sons aren't really old enough to have this conversation yet, but they're getting close. When we eventually have the conversation, we'll do it every Labor Day and call it the "Labor Day Gut Check". "Hi Hi Kids! A chipper intro, I know. Labor Day is a time to relax (that's why I'm writing a blog post on Labor Day, right?), but it's also a time to reflect. Your career = your ability to think differently from the pack.

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“Offered pittance of a severance. What is my next step?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

While out on sick leave, my employer sent me a RIF (Reduction In Force) Notice, and a severance package, which is so meager it is insulting. Question : Hi, Alan. I am a long time reader of your blog. Great information! Thank you for helping us. the “little guys.” Never thought I would need your help, but here goes. I had been with the company for four years, was out on stress, and now I have no job.

2011 116

Employee Engagement: David Zinger at 60

David Zinger

” I shamelessly riffed that line from Robert Browning: Grow old along with me! 21 Employee Engagement Intentions for the next 15 years. Today, September 24th, 2014, I turned 60. This is a time when friends and colleagues are retired, turning their thoughts towards retirement, or focused on the end of work. Yet, I intend to work for 15 more years. I love my work. I want to make a contribution to work for others.

2014 70

What Are Reasonable Factors When It Comes to Age Discrimination at Work?

Workology

For instance, it applies to tests used to screen employees or to some procedures used to identify persons to be laid off in a broad reduction-in-force (“RIF”). Doesn’t everyone love acronyms especially HR? RFOA is an acronym you need to know and the EEOC confirmed that on March 30 th by issuing a final ruling defining how employers are to deal with it. So let me start this age discrimination alert by explaining how the EEOC has changed the ADEA.

What Innovation Is Not: A Press Event Announcing You're Loading Windows On Your Product.

HR Capitalist

I used to be in the wireless industry back in the day. Back when Motorola was king, then an upstart named Nokia came along with sweet software for its handsets that knocked Motorola back on its heels in a way it's never really recovered from. Nokia used to be king.

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4 Tips for Yahoo Layoff Victims

Career Realism

This goes for anyone who gets laid-off as part of a RIF (reduction in force). When I saw the announcement 2,000 people were laid-off from Yahoo this week, my first thought was, “I hope they gave them some good career coaching services.” ” Then, I realized I could shoot this quick video to share the four steps layoff victims need to take to minimize the time they are out of work. They are… Step 1: Understand this was a business decision.

think you’re applying for your “dream job”? think again!

Ask A Manager

The first turned out to be a nightmare, and the second disappeared due to a series of budget cuts and RIFs (the old term for downsizing) in the area. A reader writes: Why do so many folks talk about getting that “dream job” or working for that “dream company”? I’ve had three “dream jobs” in my working life so far. I pursued two, and the third found me.

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Public Perception of HR

Evil HR Lady

The problem is, in my way of thinking, is that after we announce the RIF on Tuesday, March 16, we are still secretive. I got the following in a comment from Twitchh: And a good HR manager recognizes that employees are assets, not liabilities, but we all know that the general perception of HR is not one of sunshine, sweetness, and light.

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update: my coworker is blackmailing me not to take time off for my honeymoon

Ask a Manager

It was then announced that as of 3/20 (end of next pay period), the position which Jane is currently occupying has been marked for RIF (reduction in force), or put another way the position is being eliminated. We were informed that starting next Monday, Jane will no longer be coming in as she will be using accrued vacation time in lieu of working until the RIF is official.

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Cursing at the Executive Level: It Just Makes You WAAAY Too Comfortable.

HR Capitalist

My friend Mike Haberman recently riffed on the use of profanity as a leadership tool , so I thought I'd do "story time" today. One of the kooky things about the life of KD is that I've been in one or two industries where cursing was the norm.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I was laid off because the firm had a reduction in workforce, sometimes called a “RIF.” Question 1: Is it legal to downgrade my performance review based on unfounded accusations? The incident in question happened a long time ago, and was just mentioned in a recent review. Is it legal or appropriate to include this unfounded accusation? Overland Park, Kansas. The Very Short Answer is “Yes.”

2011 130

Public Perception of HR

Evil HR Lady

The problem is, in my way of thinking, is that after we announce the RIF on Tuesday, March 16, we are still secretive. I got the following in a comment from Twitchh: And a good HR manager recognizes that employees are assets, not liabilities, but we all know that the general perception of HR is not one of sunshine, sweetness, and light.

2010 100

A Lousy Raise

Evil HR Lady

I just spoke with our Finance Director, who indicates that, due to our company's subpar performance (of note: we conducted a 10% company-wide RIF in July '07), our typical 4-5% annual increases will either be (a) zilch; (b) 1.5 - 2.5%; or (c) option "b" plus the possibility of 1-2% more based on company performance when September '08 rolls around.

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8 Mistakes Companies Make During Layoffs

Career Realism

As a result, the 2,000 workers had no way to give potential employers a reference to prove they were part of a RIF (reduction in workforce). I read this article by Forbes magazine on the subject of delivering bad news and realized just how many companies fail to follow the steps outlined when they lay people off.

do I need to have a better sense of humor at work?

Ask a Manager

I generally hate teasing and often am not very successful at riffing or coming up with responses to jokes from people I don’t know very well, so while it’s not limited to work, I mostly only wish I could participate in that type of banter when I’m at work. A reader writes: Your blog has been invaluable to me in my career, especially in the last year since I became a manager.

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I’m uncomfortable with my coworkers’ names, crying when laying someone off, and more

Ask a Manager

Our admin for nine months had to be laid off in a RIF. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m uncomfortable with my coworkers’ names. I work in the healthcare industry which is very diverse and have had this issue in several jobs, which is coworkers having names I feel uncomfortable about saying. Some examples of these names are: Princess, Honey, Sir, King. I don’t feel comfortable calling a grown woman “Princess.”

2019 38

why won’t anyone eat the last cookie, former employee still logging into database, and more

Ask a Manager

For the past four years, I worked at a very large aerospace company but was part of a RIF that occurred last September due to a merger. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. There’s a rumor I had a physical fight with a staff member, but I didn’t.

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do companies keep do-not-hire lists, I don’t have any work to do, and more

Ask A Manager

Last year my position was RIF-ed to half time due to underutilization. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go…. Do companies keep “do not hire” lists? Do companies maintain a no hire list and is it legal to do? I asked because I applied to two positions with this company that are an exact fit for me. In addition, I know the hiring manager of the department. Unfortunately, I was never contacted.

2013 58

ex-husband is lying on LinkedIn, interviewer said I’m lazy, and more

Ask A Manager

Long story not so long, my ex-husband (with whom I have a cordial relationship and also two sons) was RIF’d a couple of weeks ago due to a merger. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Should I say something to my ex-husband about his false LinkedIn profile? For some reason, he’s created a second Linked In account and connected to me with the new one (in addition to already being connected on the old account).

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4 Twitter tips no one will give you | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 4 Twitter tips no one will give you Posted to: Diversity | Fulfillment | Networking September 28th, 2010 Del.icio.us

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I was laid off and now my manager wants my help, I don’t want my company car, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m still devastated by the no notice RIF, and honestly hope the entire organization fails. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I was laid off and now my manager wants my help. I was recently laid off on a Thursday morning with no notice and was basically perp walked to HR. I wasn’t even allowed to return to my desk to gather my personal belongings either. I was given a small severance and one weeks pay for each year I’d been there (5 years).

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There's no magic pill for being lost. | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog There's no magic pill for being lost. Posted to: Parenting | Self-management December 4th, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook When I was in the mental ward , it was mostly girls in their teens with messed up track records and eating disorders. But my roommate was from Kellogg, a top-ten business school. I thought it was insane that she was there.

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