All Blog Posts Tagged 'off' (14)

Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment

Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.

This is…


Added by Bert Shimabukuro on August 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 6 Comments

Spring is Here! Revisit Your Vacation Policy

Spring has sprung and those request offs are rolling in. There is a happy place somewhere between keeping employees motivated and maintaining a competitive edge in business…the problem is that it’s pretty hard to find. The good news is that other leaders have been there and done that, and they’ve reported back. Workplace leadership expert and …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

It’s Vacation Time! What’s the Plan?

Spring has sprung (or at least it’s trying to), and those summer vacation requests are starting to roll in. Time off can be great for the individual as well as their part in organizational success. Time off has been linked to increase productivity, higher engagement rates,…


Added by Raj Sheth on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

HR and the Holidays: The “Time Off” Issue

It’s the holidays, and time off requests are rolling in like tins of unwanted baked goods. There are football games, family gatherings, it’s cold and flu season, there are a thousand extra errands to run, and oh yeah…the holidays themselves. This time of year can present a big problem in the world of…


Added by Raj Sheth on January 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Who, What & Why of candidates dropping off during the apply process

There’s no secret that candidates are dropping off of the apply process today.  Depending on your recruiting organization you are in the dark about these candidates or you have the proper recruiting metrics to understand how many are actually dropping off the process.  No matter which one there’s one thing you know: candidates are dropping off at some point during the apply…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 1, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Switching off is the key to staying switched on.

In a world where we can do business from anywhere (or nowhere), it can be incredibly difficult to switch off. As a business owner, I find myself constantly concerned about my clients’ ability to reach me whenever and wherever. But, what is the cost of this availability?



Added by SkillStorm on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

3 ways to improve your Candidate Drop Off Rates!

Within every recruiting process you have specific moments in your recruiting process where candidates fall off.  They may fall off for a variety of reasons: they may be unqualified for the position, be uninterested in the position, the apply process could be too long or broken, they may drop off to return later and a number of other reasons.


It’s important for recruiting organizations to track and identify at what stage in the recruitment process these candidates are dropping…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 19, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Has the workforce changed forever?

The evolving US economy, cyclical change, and the worldwide distribution of wealth and business have caused what some experts are claiming to be an ever changing and fluid workforce. Stability and permanence are washed away to the low cost countries beating down our doors offering value and efficiency. But is that the case, or are we not noticing the widespread change that is taking place with our off-shoring efforts and what is likely to be a huge windfall (long long term) if the US can… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on January 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Balancing Practicality with Passion

I had an interesting conversation today with one of my clients. Over the last seven years I have been witness to Marks' setbacks and successes, his layoffs and his promotions. I've met his wife, his kids, and he has met my sons. Our relationship is truly of "trusted advisor" nature.

This past Friday he was laid off from a software firm that had difficulty securing an additional line of credit. At best, the firm has another 6-8 weeks before they… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on October 11, 2009 at 5:57pm — 5 Comments

Laid off and done Badly

As the economic condition continues in its turbulent rant and rave cycle, the consistent flow of layoffs seem to effect and detract from every sector without relief. In this, I try to look for the benefits that are offered to those employees in their transition. How do employees view their employers and how did the layoff go in terms of process and respect.

Well, to no ones surprise, least of all mine - they do not do a good job. A recent poll suggested the following figures which… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on June 23, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

A kick in the BUTT is exactly what my CAREER Needed


So on Friday my contract recruiting position ENDED and I became unemployed. During this economy, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that even the most successful companies need to take a look at their books and where it…


Added by Heather Gardner on March 11, 2009 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 7-14)

See the previous post to this series here.

So here we go! I have met with some fantastic organizations this past week. So far, as predicted, all have come from networking. I have received about 3 phone calls from the job boards this past week, but after calling me, the lower ranges of income that seem to be prevalent here in Utah came up within minutes of starting the conversation. As a result we… Continue

Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 12:53pm — 3 Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 5 & 6)

See the previous blog entry to this series here.

So the weekend ended and I got a flood of emails and phone calls on Monday (some of which came from my previous company as there are many there looking too). So many in fact that another week a has gone by and I still find myself responding to many of these emails and phone calls. (Sorry if you are one of those that I have not… Continue

Added by Steve on December 15, 2008 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 1&2)

See the first blog entry of this series here.

Okay, so to continue the story!

First I want to say I have received many messages from many of you and I want to say thank you! I didn't realize this was going to get such a great response. So let me tell you about what happened the first 2 days.

So the day of the news, obviously letting the Mrs. know was a treat. Tears,… Continue

Added by Steve on December 10, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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