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    May 1, 2015

    Class of 2015 should find 'welcoming' job market, outplacement firm says

    The more than 1.8 million students graduating from college in the U.S. this year will find "welcoming conditions" in the entry-level job market upon their commencement, according to a forecast from outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

    Apr 13, 2015

    Job hunting tips for millennials

    The good news is the job market is finally rebounding. About 295,000 jobs were created last month, according to the latest Labor Department report, and unemployment fell to just 5.5 percent, the lowest rate in nearly seven years.

    Mar 16, 2015

    2015 February Job Cut Report: 50,579 Cuts, 38% of All Cuts Due to Oil Prices

    Planned job cuts declined slightly in February, as US-based employers announced workforce reductions totaling 50,579, five percent fewer than the 53,041 in January, according to the report on monthly job cuts released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

    Feb 6, 2015

    What's Next After a Downsizing?

    While the fears of the newly-unemployed are understandably large and overwhelming, let’s shift gears a bit to consider an often-ignored group: the employees left behind after the downsizing is over.

    Dec 17, 2014

    You're Missing Opportunities With Your Underperformers

    The real question is this: When people are underperforming, do performance improvement plans really go far enough to look at individuals and how suited they are for the role that they’re in?

    Oct 23, 2014

    It's Not a Ceiling You Should Be Worried About

    Organisational transparency is really the foundation of internal career movement, and can mean a lot to employees - not only because it engenders trust between them and the organisation, but because it makes it easy for employees to access the information they need to plan to transition internally when they need it, without having to go through several different channels.

    Aug 13, 2014

    6 Steps to Include in Your Outplacement Strategy

    Often, a misconception about outplacement is that it’s just about the program. The truth is that outplacement strategies at their most effective consider outplacement as an entire project, starting right when the organization thinks about re-aligning some of their staff - even it’s only one person. Here are the six steps you need to consider as part of your outplacement strategy.

    Jul 24, 2014

    Exit Isn't the Last Step for Your Employees

    But despite the fact that employee exit almost has to be whittled down to a process, it doesn’t mean that organizations can’t start being real with their employees about their eventual exit, and helping them plan for it and their career move afterward.

    Jul 8, 2014

    Who Exactly Do Outplacement Services Benefit?

    While the organization knows that its laid-off individuals are being taken care of, they don’t tend to keep a focus on those individuals once they’re no longer a part of the organization. The organization pays for the program because they understand that on the whole, it’s a good thing; but I find that the organization usually doesn’t understand that outplacement benefits 3 main groups - not just the employees who have been laid off.

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Provide Outplacement Services

    When there has been a layoff at your organization, there are a number of reasons why you should buy outplacement services. Obviously, you could simply say goodbye to your former employees, and maybe give them a severance package; but here are the top six reasons why you shouldn’t just leave it at that.

    May 30, 2014

    How to Obtain ROI on Your Outplacement Initiative

    The problem with outplacement is that you receive little or no return on investment. It almost seems like a win-lose situation: your former employees receive help moving on from your organization, and you lose both your employee and your investment in outplacement. It's time to reconceptualize outplacement services - because the problem with outplacement shouldn't be a problem at all.

    May 10, 2014

    2014 April Job Cut Report: Job Cuts Rise 17% to 40,298

    Job cut announcements by U.S.-based firms were up 17 percent in April, as employers in retail and financial services continued to shed workers in a challenging business environment.

    Apr 29, 2014

    Survey Finds Outplacement Can Enhance Employee Engagement

    How organizations treat departing employees can affect their ability to engage and retain future talent, according to a new survey.

    Apr 10, 2014

    2014 March Job Cut Report: 34,399 Cuts Close Lowest Q1 in Nearly 20 Years

    Through the first quarter of 2014, employers announced 121,341 job cuts, down 16 percent from the 145,041 cuts tracked during the first three months of 2013.

    Mar 10, 2014

    2014 February Job Cut Report: Announced Layoffs Fall to 41,835

    The pace of downsizing declined slightly in the second month of the new year, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut payrolls by 41,835 in February.

    Feb 10, 2013

    2014 January Job Cut Report: Planned Cuts Surge 50 Percent

    After falling to a 13-year low in December, monthly job cuts surged nearly 50 percent to kick off 2014, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to reduce their payrolls by 45,107 in January.

    Apr 23, 2013

    Survey Finds Employers Frustrated with Traditional Outplacement Services

    The DirectEmployers Association releases highlights from their 2013 Outplacement Survey Report.

    Nov 29, 2012

    Deliver Effective Outplacement Services Through an Online Outplacement Solution

    Insala's outplacement expert, Christine De Cock, recommends 6 best practices for delivering effective outplacement services that benefit employees and their organizations during transition.

    Sep 20, 2012

    6 Recommended Resources For Your Clients When Providing Outplacement

    Insala's outplacement expert, Christine De Cock, offers 6 recommendations for key resources that outplacement firms should offer their clients during transition.

    Jan 31, 2012

    Leading Massachusetts Career Transition Firm ClearRock Launches Insala's Outplacement Software, EmploymentTalk

    Insala, the global leader in career transition and talent management solutions, announces the successful deployment of Insala?s outplacement software, EmploymentTalk, with Boston-based coaching and outplacement firm, ClearRock, Inc

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Future of the Outplacement Industry 2012

    Insala recently teamed up with the Association of Career Firms (ACF) and outplacement industry leaders around the globe to discuss the future of the outplacement industry.

    Oct 7, 2011

    Current Trends and Future of Outplacement is the Focus at New Live, Online Roundtable Series

    Leading Outplacement Experts Highlight Current Trends and Future of Outplacement During Live, Online Events Sponsored by Insala and Association of Career Firms

    Mar 22, 2011

    6 Ways to Deliver Effective Outplacement Services

    Christine De Cock, Vice President of Client Solutions at Insala has over 20 years of experience in outplacement and career management and shares six best practices to deliver effective outplacement services that benefit the employee going through the outplacement process

    Feb 16, 2011

    Young people and women hardest hit by unemployment, says ONS

    Young people and women are the major casualties of the contraction in the labour market, according to quarterly figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    Feb 3, 2011

    January job cuts at record low

    U.S. employers in January announced plans to cut 38,519 jobs, the fewest January layoffs since 1993

    Dec 20, 2010

    11 Proven Methods to Help You Land a Job

    Today's job market is not for the faint of heart. Unemployment seems stuck at just over 9%, so whether you?re laid off and looking or simply desperate to get out of a dead end job, you?ve got a lot of competition.

    Nov 29, 2010

    National vacancies reach annual high, says employment agency

    There were more job vacancies across the UK in November than at any other point this year, according to job agency Reed.

    Nov 9, 2010

    Future Of Outplacement

    20 years or so on, outplacement still shares a relatively similar concept. But what does the future hold for outplacement?

    Nov 8, 2010

    Being An Effective Outplacement Consultant ? Strong Network

    On many occasions, the consultant?s network of contacts may have to be tapped to assist the candidate in reaching out to a wider base to source for job leads. It is imperative, therefore, that consultants make it a part of their responsibility to nurture and increase the number and quality of their con­tacts in the industry, particularly with headhunters, as most candidates tend to be senior managers who have to be outplaced as a result of restructuring and other nonperformance reasons.

    Nov 3, 2010

    The rise in demand for staff is lowest for 14 months in the UK, according to latest Report on Jobs

    The growth in the number of staff appointments has slowed to the lowest rate in 14 months, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG.

    Aug 24, 2010

    Is new report on job market on the mark or all wet?

    In its annual Labor Day outlook, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas says the job market is well on the road to recovery.

    Jun 7, 2010

    Job Cuts Unchanged in May: Challenger Report

    Employers fired as many staff in May as the previous month, according to the latest job-cut report released by global outplacement consultancy Challenger on Wednesday.

    May 26, 2010

    Outplacement services should be compulsory say public sector staff

    As the public sector braces itself for across-the-board job cuts, of survey of public sector workers finds 85% of them want career transition services and CV/interview advice to be made compulsory.

    May 6, 2010

    Planned layoffs at lowest level since 2006

    The number of job cuts planned by U.S. employers fell nearly to a four-year low in April.

    Apr 21, 2010

    Job Front: Recruiter has networking tips

    Networking is more than passing out business cards. Working the room at a mixer, dinner or conference takes confidence, skill and a little planning.

    Apr 21, 2010

    Getting A Job After Graduation Still Difficult for Class of 2010

    Despite some definite improvement in the economy from last year, college graduates this year still face a very difficult job market.

    Apr 21, 2010

    Veterans Impacted by Another Crisis: Unemployment

    The unemployment rate last year for young male veterans, including those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, hit 21.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The stats show that veterans have a hard time making the transition from serving in war to coming home and finding work.

    Apr 1, 2010

    Government leads job cut numbers in March. Snowball effect of recession

    Government layoffs accounted for the bulk of job cuts in March, according to the latest Challenger, Gray & Christmas (CGC) report. The outplacement consulting firm forecast 67,611 job cuts in March, a 61% increase over the prior month's forecast.

    Mar 22, 2010

    Uncertain economy beats Gen Y into shape

    Generation Y workers are now more loyal thanks the adverse economic climate a new survey has revealed.

    Mar 1, 2010

    All eyes on the job market

    A wave of disappointing economic reports has revived fears that the recovery is unsustainable, upping the ante for this week's batch of economic news, including the big February jobs report Friday.

    Feb 11, 2010

    Outplacement Report Reveals Online Tools are Expected and Critical to Success of Career Transition Process

    Insala announces the release of a new research report on current perspectives in career transition offerings indicating the expectation and critical role of online tools in the outplacement process.

    Feb 11, 2010

    Survey: Fewer CEOs left in January

    Overall chief executive officer turnover in January was down 15 percent.

    Feb 2, 2010

    Nearly 1 in 10 fired workers are now "self-employed"

    The percentage of unemployed workers starting their own business rose to an average of 8.6 percent in 2009, according to the Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

    Feb 2, 2010

    Fewer job seekers moving for work

    Only 7.3 percent of job seekers took positions in new towns during the fourth quarter of 2009, the lowest rate on record

    Feb 1, 2010

    5 good tips for your resume

    Whether you're out of work or browsing for new opportunities, keeping your resume fresh and available in the right online locations could help jump-start job leads, career experts say.

    Jan 22, 2010

    Tech Sector Saw Nearly 175,000 Jobs Cut in 2009

    Job cuts in technology were fierce in 2009, but 2010 is expected to see modest growth in a number of subsectors. The last time layoffs were this bad was in 2005, according to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

    Jan 18, 2010

    Insala's Newsletter - Infolink January 2010

    In our Spotlight section, read our case study on how Insala helped APEC, France's leading organization for assisting people with career development and career transition programs. Also, watch this space as Insala will soon be publishing its "Outplacement Survey" Report.

    Jan 18, 2010

    Some job-hunt expenses are tax deductible

    If you're in the middle of a job search, there's no doubt you already have a lot on your mind. So making the most of your 2009 tax filing may not be at the forefront. Charlotte-based financial expert Chris Hobart says it should be.

    Jan 18, 2010

    Careers: There's no 'easy' time to break bad news

    As many downsizings as I have been involved in over the years, I know two things for sure: No matter how well you plan, there will be surprises.

    Jan 14, 2010

    CEO departures: Lowest turnover since 2004, report says

    The revolving door in the chief executive suite slowed in 2009 to its lowest level in five years, according to a new report.

    Jan 11, 2010

    Workplace resolutions: To find or keep a job

    For those making it a New Year's resolution to find a job, the constant barrage of negative employment news can make it seem like an impossible goal.

    Jan 4, 2010

    Job Front: Expand job search well beyond Internet

    Tips to help job seekers find their next opportunity.

    Jan 4, 2010

    2010 outlook: Job market will be on the mend

    After starting the year with the heaviest downsizing in nearly a decade, the number of announced job cuts declined dramatically in the second half of 2009, providing hope for an eventual job-market turnaround.

    Jan 4, 2010

    A list of 2010 career resolutions

    There are definitely things you can resolve and actually make happen to give you the best chance of career success this year. Here are vows they recommend you make and keep.

    Dec 30, 2009

    For 2010, make realistic career goals

    Coaches and other experts weigh in on whether some typical career goals are attainable in 2010.

    Dec 29, 2009

    Strategies For A Tough Job Market

    Employment opportunities do exist for the smart, aggressive job seeker.

    Dec 23, 2009

    Announced job cuts slowed in November

    Job cuts in November fell to their lowest monthly total since the U.S. economy fell into recession in December 2007, a private research group said Tuesday.

    Dec 23, 2009

    Brighter job forecast in ?10?then again, it couldn?t get any worse

    With the job situation heading into the new year with a cumulative unemployment rate above 17 percent (counting the underemployed and those who have abandoned the job search), a leading forecaster has joined the chorus predicting better times ahead.

    Dec 21, 2009

    Job seekers resign themselves to relocating for work

    New job search data this year show that unemployed workers such are giving relocation additional consideration as jobs become scarcer at home.

    Dec 14, 2009

    Technology Culture Adapts to Self-Service Online Solutions, says Insala

    Insala observes significant increases in self-service online solution use owing to technology culture shift.

    Dec 8, 2009

    Retail hiring up in November

    Retailers held true to their ?wait-and-see? approach to holiday hiring, and added 321,300 seasonal workers in November after disappointing October hiring

    Dec 8, 2009

    New-Year Hiring Expected to Return to Pre-Recession Pace in Asia Pacific, While Job Prospects Continue to Slowly Improve in the Americas and Europe

    Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Weakest First-Quarter Hiring Plans for the U.S. Since 1982, With Indian Employers Most Optimistic About Adding Staff

    Dec 4, 2009

    Social networking sites linking employers and job seekers

    Employers are often turning to social networking sites to research job candidates

    Dec 3, 2009

    Challenger reports reduced layoffs

    The unemployment rate is at a 26-year high, but a leading outplacement firm reported today that layoffs from the nation's employers continue to diminish.

    Nov 24, 2009

    Creating a Résumé That Sells

    In today's cutthroat job market, having a top-notch résumé is critical to success. But there's a host of conflicting advice about exactly what makes a good résumé?and not every tip is right for every industry.

    Nov 24, 2009

    Reality Check: Nov US Perm Hiring Less Gloomy, Recruiters Say

    November brought modest improvement in both temporary and permanent U.S. hiring activity, lifted by seasonal factors and slightly firmer business sentiment, according to staffing professionals.

    Nov 23, 2009

    Latest Unemployment Numbers Bad for Chicago Area

    The latest unemployment numbers are bad news for the Chicago area. At 11.2 percent

    Nov 20, 2009

    Tax tips for victims of the economic recession

    If you've been pounded by the recession, I imagine the last thing you want to think about is your tax situation.

    Nov 18, 2009

    10 biggest job interview blunders

    In this lousy market, don't be your own worst enemy. Here are the most common mistakes candidates are making -- and how to fix them.

    Nov 18, 2009

    Social Media Sites Become Key To Finding Job

    Social networking sites are increasingly being used to both find a job and to recruit workers.

    Nov 17, 2009

    6 Ways to Obtain ROI Using Our Outplacement Solution

    EmploymentTalk has helped many Outplacement and Career Management Firms cut costs and win new business. Here are just a few examples on how you can do this.

    Nov 16, 2009

    Laid off? Get what's coming to you

    If you recently have experienced a layoff or believe you might someday soon, it helps to be aware of what to expect from your employer.

    Nov 16, 2009

    Job applicants line up as holidays approach

    It used to be a simple thing to pick up a part-time retail job during the holidays to pay for those extra gifts and sundries.

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Hidden Job Market -

    Tips on finding a job in the hidden job market.

    Nov 9, 2009

    Layoffs slowing down, but upturn isn't coming yet

    Employers are planning to cut fewer jobs for the third month in a row, according to a new report that Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

    Nov 4, 2009

    Job cuts: Slowing but on pace to top 2008

    Outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas says job market is still deteriorating - but at a slower pace.

    Nov 3, 2009

    Jumping into a New Talent Pool

    Transferring your skills could be the key to finding employment

    Nov 2, 2009

    Insala's Latest Newsletter - Includes Client Case Study on using Outplacement Technology

    Find out more on clients using Insala's Employment. Request to view their latest whitepaper on Online Identity Management.

    Oct 27, 2009

    Jobs: fewer cutting, more adding

    There was good news in the latest hiring survey from the National Association for Business Economics -- things aren't as bad as they were.

    Oct 26, 2009

    Experts expect fierce competition for holiday jobs

    Michigan residents looking to make a little extra money for the holidays are going to find fierce competition for seasonal jobs in the coming months.

    Oct 23, 2009

    Generation B Jobless, 50-ish, and Without Many Prospects

    The number of professionals and managers in unemployment programs at this suburban work-force center halfway between Baltimore and Washington is the highest it has been since the state first made this group a target for outplacement support in 1992.

    Oct 12, 2009

    Hire this man of great resolve

    He was laid off in July 2008 and started his job search immediately. As an experienced plant manager, he knew it would take time to find a new job in the Capital Region.

    Oct 12, 2009

    Even as companies shed jobs, hiring begins to emerge

    The pace of announced workforce reductions is about 40 percent ahead of last year. However, a surprising new report shows that, through September, employers have already announced plans to hire more workers than they did in all of 2008.

    Oct 8, 2009

    CEPEC Career Management providing Hi-Tech Hi-Touch Outplacement Services with EmploymentTalk

    Learn how CEPEC accepted the challenge of supporting a global firm's recent restructuring and how those who were made redundant have benefited from the use of EmploymentTalk?

    Oct 7, 2009

    Do's and don't's of downsizing

    In this recessionary business environment, many employers are being forced to lay off employees to reduce costs. Done poorly, this can bring devastating long-term results.

    Oct 6, 2009

    New Job Search Strategy Leads to Outplacement Opportunity: Management of Online Identity on Social Media Sites

    The latest addition to Insala?s research resources reveals recruitment trends and reasons why job seekers should properly manage their online identity to be a standout in cyberspace.

    Oct 5, 2009

    US job losses worse than expected, unemployment now 9.8 percent

    Job losses in September amounted to 263,000 ? 83,000 more than expected ? pushing the unemployment rate up.

    Oct 5, 2009

    Consumer spending, job numbers indicate uneven recovery

    Consumer spending increased 1.3 percent in August, but a key reason was the 'cash for clunkers' program. Also, initial claims for unemployment rose last week, but the four-week average for claims fell slightly.

    Sep 24, 2009

    Now's the Time to Prepare for 2009 Taxes

    If you've been pounded by the recession, I imagine the last thing you want to think about is your tax situation

    Sep 23, 2009

    Advice on Going Where Jobs Are

    When unemployment is high, job-seekers may need to go where the jobs are.

    Sep 20, 2009

    Even Loyal Employees Get Laid Off

    We live in an age when the one-company individual no longer exists.

    Sep 8, 2009

    Using lessons from dotcom bust to manage job cuts

    PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has warned of another wave of retrenchments here later this year, even as a Straits Times report said that Singapore's job losses doubled to 12,400 in the second quarter.

    Sep 7, 2009

    Layoffs Toughest On Workers Young, Older

    Marcus Wells and Shirley Walker view their economic prospects from opposite ends of the age spectrum.

    Sep 7, 2009

    Rising out of the ashes

    The recession that began in December 2007 has bounced thousands of workers from a steady paycheck to the unemployment line.

    Sep 3, 2009

    Mass layoffs decline in August

    August was the second-lowest month this year for mass layoff notices in the USA

    Aug 28, 2009

    Face-to-face networking just as valuable as internet for job hunters

    Looking for a job? Turn off the computer and meet people face to face.

    Aug 27, 2009

    Worst Of Job Losses Said To Be Over

    The worst of the nation's job losses may soon be over, says a major staff outplacement firm.

    Aug 27, 2009

    New Research Reveals Separation Policies Can Directly Affect Organization's Morale and Brand

    Organizations find that separation benefits provided to terminated employees impact the morale of remaining employees, according to a new study, Global Trends in Separation Practices.

    Aug 25, 2009

    Outplacement outrage

    Outplacement outrage Well, nothing's as good as it used to be, I guess. And that includes outplacement services - at least according to a Wall Street Journal article I saw that had a lot of people carping about how lousy outplacement firms are.

    Aug 23, 2009

    Keeping Your Career Afloat

    The recession may be nearing its end, but employment news is still grim. Companies continue to announce cutbacks and mass layoffs. Your job could be next. For millions of Americans, it?s a scary way to live.

    Aug 24, 2009

    You've been fired! How to turn your crisis into an opportunity

    Most people don't like being told their job is being eliminated, especially under these challenging economic conditions. The fear of being unemployed and looking for a new job in today's market is a daunting proposition. Taking complete control of your situation is key to surviving the career turbulence you may be facing.

    Aug 20, 2009

    Redundancy pay fuels gap-year tourism

    An increasing number of young professionals who are finding themselves out of work due to the recession are embarking on gap-year travel.

    Aug 20, 2009

    Outplacement Firms Struggle to Do Job

    When PepsiCo Inc. laid off administrative assistant Sonia Service in February 2008, she thought she'd have a leg up on her next job. Pepsi referred Ms. Service to an "outplacement" firm that specializes in helping laid-off employees get new work.

    Aug 18, 2009

    Workplace Issues 101: how to survive outplacement

    One of the most difficult words an employee can hear is that his job is being eliminated. Job termination stems from overall job performance, or company restructuring or economic downsizing. Regardless of the reason, losing one's job is disconcerting, but it doesn't have to be a crisis.

    Aug 18, 2009

    Networking continues to out-pace job search competition

    Score another for networking and brace yourself for a throw down of job fairs. Challenger, Gray and Christmas, the Chicago-based outplacement services firm, asked human resources professionals to rank the most effective means of landing a job on a scale of one to five.

    Aug 17, 2009

    WorkZone: Are you in the wrong job after all?

    With all of the numbers issued to measure how many people are working, in what fields they are working, how many are seeking jobs and how many have given up, one aspect of the nation's work life remains obscure: misemployment.

    Aug 15, 2009

    Left behind in layoffs can leave staffers on edge

    Losing a job is no fun. Surviving a downsizing isn?t a picnic, either.

    Aug 14, 2009

    Ten ways to improve your resume

    Here are a few tips for reworking a resume.

    Aug 11, 2009

    CAREER PROS: Social Networking Opens New Avenues to Getting Hired

    As social and professional networking websites like Facebook and LinkedIn become more popular for connecting with friends and family, more and more people are visiting the sites for competitive reasons, namely the job search. As the number of unemployed workers continues to grow, jobseekers are using these sites to brand themselves in the eyes of prospective employers.

    Aug 10, 2009

    "Compassionate Downsizing": You're Fired! Want a Hug?

    Apparently, there are good ways and bad ways to fire people. From the company's perspective, layoffs go well if no one sues. From the employee's perspective, there are really just bad ways and worse ways to handle layoffs. But if you are laid off, don't simply accept whatever papers are pushed in front of you to sign. Even though you don't have a job, you might still have some bargaining power.

    Aug 7, 2009

    Job market back to life as confidence lifts

    JOB seekers' luck may finally be turning around with recruiters around the country reporting a pick-up in companies looking to hire.

    Aug 5, 2009

    Jobs Still Disappearing, But Not As Fast

    Though employers shed another 371,000 jobs last month, that marks the smallest one-month drop since October of last year, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report, a monthly publication of the firms Automatic Data Processing and Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC.

    Aug 3, 2009

    Layoffs: How to speak the language

    For 30 years, Paul worked for a Pittsburgh-based manufacturing company and, in his last position, was a vice president and member of the team charged with terminating people during a massive corporate restructuring.

    Jul 29, 2009

    Using Headhunter/Recruiter Services

    The terms headhunters and recruiters are used interchangeably. Some people may also refer to these third party services as employment or outplacement services.

    Jul 28, 2009

    Back to the 9-to-5?Finally

    Last December, with unemployment at 7.2%, The Wall Street Journal enlisted eight people who had lost their jobs to write about their hunts in a new blog called ?Laid Off and Looking.? All eight had M.B.A. degrees; five had worked in finance at big banks. They had been unemployed for a median of nine months.

    Jul 10, 2009

    Top ten tips: Coping with redundancy

    Redundancy can be hard to deal with if you take it too personally and don't have a plan. Here are ten simple ways to mitigate the downside and maximise the upside of losing your job.

    Jul 8, 2009

    High-level execs pay more for outplacement

    Laid-off senior executives are increasingly paying for their own high-end outplacement services -- a benefit employers once supplied -- to be more competitive in a brutal job market.

    Jun 29, 2009

    Outplacement Industry Forecast 2nd Half 2009

    In November 2008 we prepared an in-depth research review of the outplacement market resulting in The Insala Outplacement Industry Forecast for 2009. As this research was well received, and world economies are continuing to struggle, we are providing an updated Outplacement Industry Forecast ? 2nd Half 2009. Read on to access the most recent, aggregated data on:

    Jun 29, 2009

    Recruiters Seeking Untapped Talent Among Outplacement Firms

    Because recruiting and outplacement are the bookends of the employment relationship, recruiters may find opportunities working with such firms on several levels. And, as recruiters find themselves out of work, outplacement may offer a new career path for those ready to shift their perspective.

    Jun 25, 2009

    Building your network - the key to success in building a career path

    No matter what stage you find your self in your career, a network is the key to continued success.

    Jun 25, 2009

    Advice for navigating a job search - focus on you

    Navigating your job search in Salt Lake City can be as challenging as any other city - but for different reasons.

    Jun 23, 2009

    Recession sparking revolution in industrial relations, says CBI

    The CBI says today that the recession is causing a revolution in industrial relations, with more than 60% of firms changing working practices to adapt to the economic turmoil ? but trade unions claimed savage job cuts have taken Britain back 25 years to the dark days of the 1980s downturn.

    Jun 23, 2009

    Outplacement counselling is key for redundant staff in tough times

    Job losses are sadly inevitable in an economic climate like the present and as we?ve already seen, Northern Ireland certainly isn?t immune. We?ve heard that redundancies are happening across a number of sectors locally, including construction, manufacturing, retail and the legal profession.

    Jun 22, 2009

    Taking Advantage of the Last Days on the Job

    My career transition coach (provided by my former employer as part of the outplacement package) continues to remind me that a job search is a simple numbers game ? the more I network, the quicker I?ll find my next career opportunity.

    Jun 18, 2009

    Advice for Senior Job-Hunters

    Q: I am 55 and was laid off from a 28-year corporate communications career a little over a year ago. Since then I've answered ads for more than 400 open positions in my field, attended networking meetings, job fairs, and in general, done what I can to find a new position. I'm even willing to relocate.

    Jun 15, 2009

    Lost your job? You didn't lose your talent - life goes on

    It?s the end of the month. Everybody is holding their breath and praying they make it to the end of the day without being called. So many good people have left. Stress levels are high. Then it happens. You are asked by your supervisor to meet with the HR director. You know what?s coming but still, you hope for the best.

    Jun 10, 2009

    CEO departures up 47 percent in May

    The number of CEO departures jumped 47 percent in May as 115 company heads said ?adios,? according to a report released Wednesday by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

    May 27, 2009

    Insala Starts 2009 With Record Sales As Demand For Outplacement Technology Continues

    Insala, the leading global provider of outplacement and career transition software, announces first quarter new sales figures driven by expanded market use of its outplacement software EmploymentTalk.

    May 27, 2009

    Outplacement special: deep recession is causing despair

    For Simon Draycott, of London-based Mendas, occupational psychologists offering outplacement services to banks, retailers, the Financial Services Authority and government departments, these are busy times. ?There has been an increase in work as companies downsize,? he says.

    May 26, 2009

    Don?t look back in anger

    There is however a less traumatic way to part with employees, especially if you are letting go only one person. One could provide career advice, assistance with writing the CV and a motivational letter, as well as prepare him or her for an interview. This is known as outplacement, which some human resources consultancies have started offering in Bulgaria.

    May 25, 2009

    Mayer Brown Pays for Some Laid-Off Associates' Placements With Clients

    When Mayer Brown announced firmwide layoffs for economic reasons in April affecting 90 administrative employees and 45 lawyers (two of those were associates in Houston), it said it would take other steps to adjust staffing levels, such as delaying the start date for most incoming associates until January 2010. It also said it would seek placements with clients and pro bono groups for some laid-off associates.

    May 23, 2009

    California unemployment drops slightly in April

    The state lost 63,700 jobs even though the jobless rate fell to 11% from March's 11.2%. Cuts by state and local governments loom, and new graduates are scrambling.

    May 1, 2009

    Outplacement - a cost effective way of supporting redundant staff?

    Online outplacement programmes are popular with employers seeking cost-effective ways of supporting redundant staff. Does it spell the end of the human touch?

    Apr 21, 2009

    Insala Releases EmploymentTalk? Version 4 for Newly Unemployed Job Seekers

    Job seekers can now personalize, prioritize and organize their online career search process, tools and resources with today?s release of EmploymentTalk? Version 4, from Insala, a global provider of outplacement and career transition software.

    Apr 9, 2009

    Company Layoff Practices Matter: They'll Remember How They Feel

    How you lay off employees in this economic climate really matters. You've heard me discuss alternatives to layoffs, none of which are exceptionally positive, but may provide temporary solutions. Yesterday's blog post zeroed in on the pessimism of CEOs.

    Mar 18, 2009

    Outplacement Becomes a Coveted Benefit in Hard Times

    As workers are laid off in growing numbers, some employers are offering them outplacement services?once seen as a benefit exclusively for executives.

    Feb 27, 2009

    Firings Fuel a Boom In Outplacement

    Job losses in 2008 were worse than any year since 1945, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Now an industry formed in response to unemployment after World War II is booming again. Outplacement?career counseling for laid-off workers?began to help the wave of GI's returning to the U.S. labor market. Today, outplacement firms are again doing a brisk business, hired by companies to help laid-off employees find new work.

    Feb 11, 2009

    Insala to Present at the ACF European Conference, A Must Attend Event for Outplacement Professionals

    Insala, a leading global provider of outplacement and career transition software, announces it will present at Association of Career Firms Europe (ACF-Europe) bi-annual European Conference on March 5, 2009 at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels, Belgium.

    Feb 3, 2009

    Outplacement Technology Usage Experiencing 42% Increase, Says Insala

    Insala, a leading global provider of outplacement and career transition software, reports a 42% year over year usage increase of EmploymentTalk?, Insala?s online outplacement solution.

    Dec 31, 2008

    Redundancy tips for employers

    Redundancies are difficult for employers, and one mistake may result in severe consequences, financial or otherwise, for the organization. Here are some top tips in partnership with jobs board monster.co.uk and Insala on tackling redundancy situations.

    Nov 19, 2008

    The Insala Outplacement industry forecast for 2009

    With world economies tumbling and layoffs looming, what is the outlook for the outplacement industry? Is it enjoying a resurgence? What is the forecast for layoffs? Who is being hit the hardest? What's new in layoff legislation? How are outplacement firms transforming to meet changing market demands?

    Nov 20, 2008

    Organizations Increasingly Turning to Online Outplacement Solutions Amid Global Job Cuts

    Insala, a leading global provider of outplacement and career transition software, is reporting a significant increase in usage among EmploymentTalk? clients.

    Jul 22, 2008

    Will outplacement click in the slowing Indian economy?

    Developed economies such as the US have devoted outplacement firms that specialize in easing employees out of a company by providing paid assistance in finding them new jobs

    Jul 1, 2008

    The Outplacement Industry 2008 Forecast UK

    What is the outlook for the outplacement industry in 2008? Will it thrive? How will your business be affected? A current review of recent research is optimistic.

    Mar 27, 2008

    Outplacement Industry Forecast 2008

    What is the outlook for the outplacement industry in 2008? Will it thrive? How will your business be affected? A current review of recent research is optimistic.

    Mar 12, 2008

    Outplacement Services Industry. Some New Statistics

    Over the past five to 10 years, the outplacement industry has experienced the effects of "belt-tightening" by many companies. Shifting financial priorities for such companies coupled with commoditization within the outplacement industry seemingly have brought forth this period of economization.

    Oct 25, 2007

    Global Employment Trends

    Manpower India has released the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2006 revealing sustained positive hiring intentions by employers in India. The hiring pace in India continues to be the strongest of the 23 countries and territories surveyed this quarter, with a positive overall Net Employment Outlook of +27%. Even though this figure represents a decrease of 13 percentage points from the fourth quarter of 2005, the labor market remains extremely healthy. For the first time since the survey was launched in India, employers in the Finance, Insurance and Retail industry sector are the most optimistic, with a Net Employment Outlook of +32%.

    Jul 31, 2007

    Outplacement Industry - Some New Statistics

    Over the past five to 10 years, the outplacement industry has experienced the effects of corporate "belt-tightening", but organizations increasingly find benefits of outplacement in enhanced employer reputation.

    Jul 22, 2006

    Global Skills Shortage Trends

    Over the past five to 10 years, the outplacement industry has experienced the effects of corporate "belt-tightening", but organizations increasingly find benefits of outplacement in enhanced employer reputation.

    May 31, 2006

    Retirement Trends

    Over the past five to 10 years, the outplacement industry has experienced the effects of corporate "belt-tightening", but organizations increasingly find benefits of outplacement in enhanced employer reputation.

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