#SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04
Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today’s Environment
by Barbara Safani and Mitchell Levy
In our modern, often volatile economy, we can no longer expect permanent or long term employment with any one employer. Today’s worker has, on average, multiple jobs and even multiple careers. Layoffs, terminations, and pink slips are so universal that they are now euphemistically called downsizing or rightsizing. But whatever the label, the process is no easier to deal with–not for the employee whose services are being terminated nor for the organization and executives who initiate the termination.
Fortunately, there is a silver lining to all this turbulence, and that is that the concept of career transition is here to stay. Career transition is the process by which the terminating organization assists terminated employees with making the transition and often helps in the search for new employment. While the benefits to the employee are apparent, what is less clear are the benefits to the company effecting the downsizing. Career transition helps displaced employees understand the business reasons for tough corporate decisions. By keeping such displaced, often disgruntled, employees focused on their own future, it shifts attention away from personal negatives like depression and greater ills like expensive lawsuits. Strategic and compassionate career transition services have therefore become part of today’s corporate environment.
In #SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today’s Environment career transition expert Barbara Safanicollaborates with Amazon best-selling author Mitchell Levyto show you how to make the career transition journey a little bit easier. A worthy read for any mid- or senior-level executive who is faced either directly or indirectly with the prospect of downsizing, this little volume packs a punch well above its weight. It will help you and your organization manage a difficult downsizing process smoothly, while preserving your company’s reputation and treating displaced employees with dignity and respect.
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“This book is a must read for anyone in Human Resources as well as Management in understanding the importance of providing career transition and support to employees who will be downsized. These are important concepts—not only in order to support the departing employees but to ensure that the remaining employees know how much your company is doing to support their colleagues in these diffi cult situations. Additionally, as the economy and job markets continue to rapidly change, providing this support to ensure that departing employees are equipped with the skills required to navigate the job search process is crucial. This is an excellent source!”
Ariel Boverman, Board Member, Human Resources Association of New York
“I know Barbara Safani’s expertise and solutions work because I have been successfully referring her to my Fortune 100 executive coaching clients for years. The results are always stellar. This new book is another example of her laser-like, practical, and easily implemented advice. I plan to use it and recommend it often. It is written for the way we work and read now, especially in the face of transition.”
Angela Love, President, Daymark Group
“Barbara has captured the key aspects of managing a reduction in force in a user-friendly format that can be easily understood and quickly absorbed by both HR professionals and line managers. If you have the unfortunate need to manage a RIF, pick up this book.”
Brian McComak, Vice President, Human Resources, Christie’s
“Chockfull of clear, concise, and powerful information about the value and” importance of career transition services, this 15-minute read transcends HR-speak, giving HR professionals the information they need to gain buy-in for this important benefi t. Easily digestible and compelling, this book will make you better able to articulate the benefi ts of career transition services. In today’s short-attention-span learning and working environment, #SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today’s Environment is a unique and eff ective tool.”
Jennifer Patterson, SPHR, Director, Human Resources, FOJP Service Corporation
“Barbara continues to impress me with her ability to demonstrate that she is a master of how to manage a downsizing. She provides employers with practical tools to make the process manageable and compassionately provides tips for employees in transition to new careers in a clear and concise manner. “This book is great and absolutely worth the read for Human Resource professionals who want to support employees’ career transition and maintain the reputation of their organization.”
Stephanie A. Strozak, SPHR
“#SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today’s Environment is an excellent how-to guide for CEOs, managers, and HR professionals for handling downsizing with compassion and integrity. It provides pertinent information on the benefi ts of career transition services and useful tips for managing staff who survive the layoff . An important reference for any business!”
Andrea D. Trent, SPHR, Consultant, HRBizPartner