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Guide to Severance Reveals Positive Changes in Payout, Eligibility, and Benefits

March 28, 2017

Guide to Severance Reveals Positive Changes in Payout, Eligibility, and Benefits

RiseSmart, a provider of contemporary career transition services, has released its 2017 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition. The Guide helps organizations ensure their severance policies are competitive and comprehensive. Containing rich data from a survey of U.S. businesses with at least 500 employees, the Guide gives organizations an easy way to benchmark their severance eligibility, duration, and benefits against peers in their industries and geographies.

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Infographic: Severance Trends Are Evolving to Ensure a Soft Landing for Separating Employees

March 27, 2017

Infographic: Severance Trends Are Evolving to Ensure a Soft Landing for Separating Employees

RiseSmart, a provider of contemporary career transition services, has released its 2017 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition. The Guide helps organizations ensure their severance policies are competitive and comprehensive. Containing rich data from a survey of U.S. businesses with at least 500 employees, the Guide gives organizations an easy way to benchmark their severance eligibility, duration, and benefits against peers in their industries and geographies.

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Study: More employers offering severance packages for longer time periods

March 23, 2017

Study: More employers offering severance packages for longer time periods

RiseSmart, a career transition service, released a guide showing that more companies are giving severance pay for longer time periods. The 2017 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition surveyed U.S. employers with at least 500 workers.

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Freelancers Are The Answer To A Slow Hiring Process

March 21, 2017

Freelancers Are The Answer To A Slow Hiring Process

The job description of “freelancer” once conjured images of a workplace mercenary, someone hired for a specific task and a specific time. After the work finished, the freelancer moved to the next job. Many millennials view a freelance lifestyle as the ultimate dream. Time freedom and location flexibility are benefits of the freelance role, and many millennials want to be their own boss.

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How AI is radically streamlining the onboarding process

February 27, 2017

How AI is radically streamlining the onboarding process

Human resources technology — leveraged by nearly every organization in some capacity — is changing rapidly, thanks to technological advancement in artificial intelligence (AI), semantic matching capabilities, and people analytics. As Josh Bersin noted in Deloitte’s recent Perspective report, the number of organizations using people data to predict business performance has increased by 29 percent from 2015 to 2016.

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Stuff You Should Know Vol. 2 – War, Thievery, George Clooney, and the Power of We

February 10, 2017

Stuff You Should Know Vol. 2 – War, Thievery, George Clooney, and the Power of We

RiseSmart – Not George Clooney’s Outplacement. The frame of reference most people have for outplacement services is the movie Up in the Air, in which George Clooney’s character crisscrosses the country handing out strategy packets to the newly downsized. I’m happy to assure you this is NOT the future of Outplacement from solution provider RiseSmart, who have spent the last 10 years creating technology to accelerate career transitions, and ironically, humanize the experience...

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Using Bad News to Create a Recruiter-Candidate Bond

February 7, 2017

Using Bad News to Create a Recruiter-Candidate Bond

Sometimes good candidates don’t land the jobs they’re qualified for. As a recruiter, you know it happens for all kinds of reasons, from mismatched cultural expectations to hiring managers who feel threatened by a candidate’s superior credentials. Whatever the reason, it’s inevitably the recruiter’s job to deliver the bad news, which is uncomfortable even in the best of cases. In addition, there’s more pressure around the conversation than simply gathering the will to say: “They’re making an offer to somebody else.” ...

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PM Update: Tranquil weather for Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2017

PM Update: Tranquil weather for Super Bowl Sunday

Correlations and Causations: From the “correlation does not equal causation” files, a company called RiseSmart has found that of the two cities playing in the big game, the team whose metropolitan area has the lowest unemployment rate has won 26 of the past 35 Super Bowls. So who has the lower unemployment rate between Atlanta and Boston? As of November 2016, Atlanta’s unemployment rate was 4.8 while Boston’s was 2.4. So yeah, take that for what it’s worth...

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5 Solutions That Can Boost Employee Happiness

February 2, 2017

5 Solutions That Can Boost Employee Happiness

Happiness in the workplace is tricky. First, agreeing on a definition of happiness is difficult in itself. Second, the remedy for unhappiness at work is open to much speculation. Does happiness even have a place at work?

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The Deep Learning HR Service That Could Have Made Carly Fiorina President

January 30, 2017

The Deep Learning HR Service That Could Have Made Carly Fiorina President

One of the things that has been very clear to me over the last decade is that too many CEOs see layoffs as a tool they can aggressively use to meet quarterly numbers and/or spike their stock. They have no real concept that eliminating large numbers of qualified employees is like letting a two-year-old with a drill get rid of the extra weight in a race car. The damage done often exceeds the benefits of a layoff...

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