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An unfortunate (and continuing) by-product of the economic instability we’ve been facing is layoffs. And while no company wants to be faced with a layoff, it is prudent to be prepared for one, especially if you want to preserve relations with departing employees, protect your employer brand for future employees, or encourage retained employees to remain at the organization.
Sanjay Sathé, founder and CEO of RiseSmart, a San Jose, Calif.-based company that helps job seekers look for new opportunities, says a job loss can stir up emotions of shock, depression, anger and hostility. The key, he says, is getting to a stage of optimism and renewed energy.
Not all companies offer job search resources to help their laid-off employees move on, but some do, especially because professionals often express interest in assistance following a layoff. A survey by RiseSmart, a career transition company, found that 90 percent of job seekers who were laid off took advantage of outplacement services, such as career coaching and resume support, when provided.
Dawson joins RiseSmart from parent company Randstad, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Global Solutions for Randstad Sourceright’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) practice. He holds more than 25 years of experience in sales and human resources-related outsourcing.
RiseSmart, an outplacement firm acquired last year by Randstad Holding nv for $100 million, appointed Ian Dawson as chief sales officer effective today. Dawson will lead the company’s sales efforts and leverage Randstad’s network and global footprint.
Career transition provider RiseSmart found that the team whose metropolitan area boasts the lower unemployment rate has won 74 percent of the past 35 Super Bowls. Based on this correlation, RiseSmart forecasts the Denver Broncos will win this Sunday.
RiseSmart, a “contemporary career transition solutions” firm, says there is a 74% success rate for the theory that the Super Bowl contender based in the metropolitan area with the lower unemployment rate will win the game. The city with lower unemployment than its Super Bowl opponent has supposedly come out victorious in 26 out of the past 35 games.
From clairvoyant camels to prognosticating porcupines, everyone has a wacky way of predicting the Super Bowl winner. Well, here’s a new one. The Broncos will defeat the Panthers because Denver has a lower unemployment rate, according to RiseSmart, a company that specializes in career transitions.
According to RiseSmart... some ideas include off-site gatherings at a fun venue such as an amusement park or a piano bar, renting out a movie theater or attending a sporting event (baseball game or golf tournament).