Turning Severance Into Sabbatical, or at least a Productive Gap in Employment

Ed Baldwin Career Advice, Change, Ed Baldwin, Job Seeker Advice, Layoffs, Networking, Personal Brand, Uncategorized

In today’s dynamic world of work if you haven’t been laid off or made redundant at least once, it’s likely that you haven’t been in the workforce very long, you own your own business, or you just haven’t done enough progressive and envelope-pushing work to have been put on ‘the list’. So the experience of having an unexpected gap in employment …

You Deserve an HR Sabbatical

Laurie Ruettimann Change, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, The HR Profession

There is an alternate universe where human resources professionals are revered as workforce leaders. They are offered paid leave every seven years to learn more about their industry. They take time off to read, and they travel to random places like India or Cuba and learn about emerging issues in complex labor markets. That universe doesn’t exist for most talent …

What I Learned From My Social Sabbatical

William Tincup Good HR, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

Editor’s Note: This is William’s first post on FOT since announcing his social sabbatical this past May.  Nothing AND everything. I’ve been away from social media since early June. Not that any of you missed me or anything. Just kidding. And, by away I specifically mean NOT producing content for social outlets. The lessons of my sabbatical are longer (and more …