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Olympians struggle to adjust to life beyond the rings

Olympians struggle to adjust to life beyond the rings

“Not many of us have been Olympic athletes – but we all have careers and if that career is derailed for any reason we may not know what to eat for breakfast or even where we are supposed to be at 4 PM. Career Transition can be as tough for an Olympic athlete as it is for an executive. Both benefit from having a coach help guide them through the journey of transition.” ─ Leathers Milligan RIO DE JANEIRO — The morning after her 2008 Olympics ended, gymnast Shawn Johnson awoke with one gold medal, three silvers and no idea what […]

Outplacement and Human Capital Strategy

Outplacement and Human Capital Strategy

Richard Lippert How an organization manages employee lay-offs, downsizing, terminations and reassignments is a cornerstone of its human capital strategy. Everyone can accept that the relationship between a corporation and its employees is just that, a relationship. And, like all other relationships, it can and will change over time. Sometimes the change is sudden, while other times it is the product of evolution—companies are acquired, market conditions shift, people’s personal motivations change, the business evolves and sometimes it was just a bad match from the beginning. But, regardless of the circumstances, what you need to know is that when it […]

First Tuesday

Stay Connected Maintaining connections and positive relations with former employees in our culture of shorter employment, contingent and contract workers has made formal offboarding vital.  In fact, it has become a critical element of the employee value proposition, perhaps even more important than onboarding.  But offboarding that doesn’t include comprehensive, meaningful career transition support for involuntary terminations is not an offboarding program at all. Quality outplacement support often makes the difference between your former employee respecting or hating you. Leathers Milligan has a nearly quarter century track record of leadership in career transition outplacement support for the high potential to […]

Is That All There Is?

Is That All There Is?

Singer Peggy Lee made that question famous in 1969 and we’ve all probably asked it of ourselves countless times. Here’s the good news. The answer is no, it’s not. Not if you don’t want it to be. If your work/life balance is, well, out of balance you are probably frustrated. If you are continuing to climb the corporate ladder in your current job even though you don’t like what you see at the top, you are probably disillusioned. If your relationships are suffering because you can’t seem to engage, you may be depressed. If you’re sitting there wondering, “Is that […]

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