Strategy

Thomas Cook’s collapse may result in thousands of layoffs. Here’s what it’s like to get fired in the UK and 6 other countries.

UK-based travel firm Thomas Cook announced bankruptcy Monday, leaving 600,000 passengers stranded and thousands without jobs. When Americans get laid off, employers give them just hours to pack their belongings and leave. Other countries don’t have the same approach. Germany lets laid-off workers stick around for weeks after the fact, […]
Thomas Cook’s collapse may result in thousands of layoffs. Here’s what it’s like to get fired in the UK and 6 other countries.
Strategy

Three Types Of People You Should Fire Right Away

There’s no more challenging job than being the person who has to fire people. Everyone else gets to talk about what a tight-knit, stick-together group the company is (just like a “family” of friends), but you’re the one who has to deliver the bad news over and over again. It’s […]
Three Types Of People You Should Fire Right Away
Markets

How To Take Off After A Layoff

After working as a salesman at a men’s retail store for 15 years, Jeffrey Nash found himself facing a 40 per cent pay cut in 2009. What’s more, his mortgage was at risk for default and he had little in retirement savings.
How To Take Off After A Layoff
Strategy

The Five-Day Plan For Anyone Who Just Got Fired

[credit provider=”US Navy”] You have two degrees, speak three languages and have years of experience, but somehow you’ve just been let go. Layoffs and job loss are the norm nowadays — even at the top — and how you cope in the aftermath could shape your career for decades down […]
The Five-Day Plan For Anyone Who Just Got Fired
Strategy

How To Survive A Layoff

The latest piece from the New York Times in the growing genre of “Older workers finding it hard to get new jobs after a layoff” has triggered the predictable musings about whether we should raise the Social Security retirement age, and how to combat age discrimination.  These are interesting debates, […]
How To Survive A Layoff
Tech

How To Fire People

It sucks to be fired. It also sucks to be the one doing the firing. (Yes, it sucks more to be the one getting fired.)
How To Fire People
Tech

Getting Fired At Yahoo: A Twitter Log (Reprise)

Last February, a Yahoo named Ryan Kuder was caught in the first wave of Yahoo downsizing. Refusing to be laid low by his luck, however, he generously captured his experience on a new medium–Twitter–and let the rest of us listen in.
Getting Fired At Yahoo: A Twitter Log (Reprise)
News

5 Tips To Keep Your Job

Concerned you could get fired in this uncertain economy. Here, courtesy of Fortune magazine, which ironically might be firing some of its own employees soon, are 5 ways you can prevent that from happening. Disobey these rules at your own risk.
5 Tips To Keep Your Job
News

Think You’re Going To Be Laid Off? Sign Up For A Class NOW

Even if you’re in denial that it could happen you should be prepared for the worst. These how to prepare for a layoff articles are everywhere with pretty similar advice but this is the first time we’ve seen that school advice. Smart. If your company pays for education absolutely sign […]
Think You’re Going To Be Laid Off? Sign Up For A Class NOW