Tag Archives: layoff

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    The Layoff Survival Handbook

    What to do before, during and after a layoff
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 30, 2019, 3:36 PM


    Executive Summary

    • How to reduce your odds of being laid off
    • How to prepare for a layoff
    • Essential steps to take during the layoff process
    • Post-layoff success strategies

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Mass Layoffs Are Back. Are You At Risk?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Whether or not you perceive your job to be in imminent jeopardy, there’s a series of sensible steps to take now to defend yourself against becoming the victim of a layoff.

    These steps will not only reduce your risk of being let go, but they’ll boost your performance, the value you offer an employer, and increase your satisfaction with your career. What’s not to like?

    And should you be unable to avoid a layoff, you’ll be far better offer for having put these preparations in place beforehand. Especially if we re-enter a period of mass layoffs like 2007-2009, when millions of other sacked workers will be suddenly competing for the few existing job openings out there.

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    Automating Ourselves To Unemployment

    How shortsighted policies are creating a long-term crisis
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:39 AM


    In this current era of central planning, malincentives abound. We raced to frack as fast we could for the quick money, while leaving behind a wake of environmental destruction and creating a supply glut that has killed the economics of shale oil. Our stock exchanges sell unfairly-fast price feeds for great sums to elite Wall Street high-frequency-trading firms, and as a result have destroyed investor trust in our financial markets.  The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates historically low to encourage banks to lend money out, yet instead the banks simply lever up to buy Treasurys thereby pocketing vast amounts of riskless free profit. The list goes on and on.

    One particular malincentive has been catching my attention recently, one that feels especially pernicious because it does not seem easily reversible, if at all. For US employers both large and small, it's becoming increasingly less appealing to employ human labor. 

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    Escaping the Rat-Race

    More meaningful work that boosts career security
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:48 PM


    The changing nature of work doesn’t just matter to new graduates seeking their first career-track job—it’s equally important to experienced workers seeking to escape the corporate rat-race or build a new career after a layoff.

    Those who understand these changes will be able to successfully adapt. Those who don’t, won’t.

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