July 14, 2014

50 Ways to Quit Your Employer – A Sing-A-Long

50 Ways to Quit Your Employer

50 Ways to Leave Your Employer

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(Sing to Paul Simon’s 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover)


“The job offer has arrived”, my recruiter said to me
“The next steps then follow logically
I’d like to help you on some scenarios to foresee
There must be fifty ways to leave your employer”

She said, “It’s my role to make this smooth
Furthermore, you should call me if there are any issues
But I’ll repeat myself, to prepare for the interlude
You must give a letter of resignation to your employer
Two weeks’ notice to your employer”

Just stay on track, Jack
Advise on your new plan, Stan
You don’t need to contain your joy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Talk to your boss, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Your decision is final, Lee
And get yourself free (more…)


June 30, 2014

Empowering Employees With Technology

Empowering Employees With Technology

Technology is an integral part of life in the workplace, and integrating the right technology for your employees can lead to better productivity and morale. A study by the Society of Human Resource Management found that 27 percent of employees found networking to be very important to their job satisfaction. This study also suggests a link between improvements in technology and networking. Bearing this in mind, here are ways that your employees can be empowered and your workplace improved by technological developments. (more…)


June 16, 2014

Workforce Talent Survey By Monster Provides Fresh Insights

Insights from the Monster 2014 Employed/Passive Seekers Workforce Talent – Job Seeker Survey


Monster just published a new insights piece. This job seeker survey focuses on how job seekers view the current job market, their job satisfaction, and what will motivate their career decisions.


The top 1/3 of respondents were made up of: Information Technology/Internet Management (general), Clerical/Administrative, Management (executive level), and Healthcare professionals. The career level was 5% Executives, 33% Management, 50% professional, and 12% Entry. The majority had either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. (more…)


June 2, 2014

Yes, You Should Be Offering Company Perks to Your Employees


Yes-to-Offering-Company-PerksCompany perks can be the metaphorical espresso shot in your employees’ coffee. In the Ceridian 2013 Pulse of Talent survey, 47 percent of workers ranked job rewards (monetary or otherwise) as the most important driver of engagement at work. Companies recognize this, and 60 percent of those surveyed said they currently offer non-monetary rewards for jobs well-done. Perks, however, shouldn’t be the sole reason employees stay with a company, nor should they be the only reason new talent comes on board. Perks should reflect company culture, not define it.


The Googleplex


A recent Glassdoor survey placed Google number one on its top 25 list of U.S.-based companies that offer the best benefits and salaries. The “Googleplex” in Silicon Valley epitomizes the company’s culture while also highlighting the proper way to use perks. (more…)


April 28, 2014

Letter of resignation Tips – How To Quit Your Job


Letter of resignation

1.    Put it in Writing

Write a letter of resignation and schedule a meeting so that you can hand-deliver it to your direct supervisor. Include the effective date by which you will conclude your tenure at the current company (typically two weeks). You should submit this letter as soon as possible, upon the settling of any contingencies in your offer.

2.    Thank Your Employer

Thank the employer for the opportunity over the period of employment. Do this in the letter and in person. Keep it short and positive. You have reasons for leaving but you obviously want to maintain a productive and professional relationship with all your colleagues past and present. Industry connections are important for future references, collaboration, and future employment.

3.    Why are you leaving?

Be prepared to give a short reason about why you are leaving but do not invite, nor feel obliged to enter into a lengthy discussion. Keep your reasons within the scope of the positive. Ex. The new position you have accepted offers a significant new challenge with a technology that you are passionate about. This is not an exit interview and it is not the time to air grievances.

4.    Non-Negotiable

Clearly state that this decision has been thoughtfully made and is final. For example: “This was a difficult decision but it is final and I do not wish to discuss counter proposals.”

5.    Counters end badly

Be prepared for a counter offer anyway because it is less disruptive and costly for the employer to keep you than have you gone in two weeks. Typically appeals to keep an employee turn out badly within that year. What happens often is that:
-    Other colleagues get wind that you resigned and then got raise or other benefits and they are bitter. You can be sure that you will not enjoy the same working relationships with these people afterwards.
-    If budgets get tight, you are in a highly risky position. Management wanted to keep you when they were taken unprepared but now they question your loyalty and mistrust you. Why retain the person who was going to walk?
-    When promotions are to be made, will you be among them? Will management be shy or unsure that you will have their back? Will they be wary of promoting you and then having you leverage that in the marketplace?

6.    Tense Goodbyes

Be prepared for a less than warm reception to the news. Some employers will ask you to gather your personal belongings, and turn in any company property such as keys, car, phone, or laptop. This is not uncommon in roles where there is sensitive information entrusted. It may be policy, it may be emotion, the key is to remember why you accepted another offer and remain calm and professional.

7.    Maintain your relationships

Let colleagues know where you have moved to and keep lines of communication open. Make sure and express your gratitude for the collaboration and any mentoring you had while there. Most industries are fairly small, you never know when you will be working with past colleagues in some capacity, consider these relationships as the gold in your rolodex and give them the respect they are due.


See also:

50 Ways to Quite Your Employer- A Sing-Along

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