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Voluntary Buyouts – Why Every Shareholder Should Fight Them

If you are a shareholder in a major company, voluntary employee buyouts should alarm you. First, I find them to be the single most costly strategic blunder* of all HR actions. Second, their bottom-line result may actually become negative when you calculate the real costs of paying your best employees to “take the money and run.”

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[PODCAST] Looking for Work Has Changed Forever — Here’s Why

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we look for work. But how long will those changes last, and what do they mean for the future of job search? According to Find Your Dream Job guest John Sullivan, the changes are permanent and you need to be prepared to adjust your strategy. John shares how to show potential employers that you are …

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The Downturn Forces These Strategic Pivots In Recruiting

I argue that “rigidity during changing times leads to catastrophe.” Today’s changing business environment requires every recruiting function to avoid rigidity by making several pivots. Pivots are situations where you dramatically shift your tools, goals, and direction by as much as 180°. In my view, TA has no choice but to respond to the numerous shifts in business, health, and …

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[SLIDES] Recruiting Needs To Pivot For The Downturn And Upcoming Opportunities

Dr. John Sullivan presents on how recruiters can thrive in a volatile environment. By planning for economic changes, you can be adaptive, agile, scalable, and able to quickly pivot in a new direction. If you want to be successful in the long-term, you need to start planning for a significant change in the direction or scale of your business. The …

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High-Touch Tools For Remote Onboarding – Part 1

The focus of this article is to provide “a “toolkit” of” effective intuitive high-touch tools that should be used at the team level when every new worker must be onboarded remotely. However, it’s important to note that the remote onboarding tools listed here are especially effective for any employee that is working 100% remotely.

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Your boss said, ‘You’re furloughed.’ What does that mean exactly? – Interview with CNBC

By Annie Nova @ANNIEREPORTER Read the full article here. KEY POINTS Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Google searches for, “What does furlough mean?” are up more than 5,000% over the last 30 days. Here’s everything you need to know about the practice.  Dr. John Sullivan was interviewed by Annie Nova. “Furlough,” derives from the Dutch word, “verlof,” which means “leave of absence,” usually …

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Stop Creating Zombie Remote Workers – Use “High-Touch” Remote Onboarding

I call them zombie remote workers. During the first few months of working at home, these new hires will slowly wander (at least mentally) not knowing what’s expected and feeling completely isolated from their team. You can credit the creation of these zombie new-hires to the hastily put together remote onboarding process implemented after the work-at-home orders were issued.

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