Mark Gonska

Mark Gonska is Executive Vice President and leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company. He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make: retaining employees they should release. Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.
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Providing job search assistance is more than doing the right thing

Providing Job Search Assistance, Outplacement, is more than doing the right thing. 

You have worked hard to establish your brand. You have invested years, sleepless nights and many, many dollars to make your brand stand out. Do employees you lay-off remain brand ambassadors for your organization? Can laid-off employees impact your brand? Yes, now and for years to come. 

Your company name never leaves their resumes or LinkedIn profiles for the remainder of their work lives. Time and time again, they’ll be asked, “what was it like to work for” YOUR company? How will they say you treated them during the great COVID Crisis of 2020? 

Do The Right Thing

No one has to provide Outplacement/Job Search Acceleration benefits for laid-off employees. Why choose to? Why spend the money at this uncertain time? If doing the right thing is part of your fabric, choosing to take extra care of employees when they need it most demonstrates who you are.  

Meaningful help with social distancing approach to securing employment faster. 

Displaced employees need help. Dise & Company delivers it. 100% virtual job search assistance is available now throughout the US. There is no quick fix for what were facing. Job search is growing tougher than anything we have seen. Dise & Company is here to help.  

Let’s talk – by phone video chat platforms or email. 

No one can fully imagine what’s next for your organization. Many people will be impacted. We can and should make contingency plans.  

Call: Mark Gonska: 440-452-4398 mgonska@diseco.com.  

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My leadership stinks . . . NOW WHAT?

My leadership stinks … NOW WHAT?

  • Micromanagement is not leadership. It’s higher pay for lower level work.
  • Delegation is emancipation. Nothing else helps you see organizational strengths and weaknesses. Delegation frees you to work on your business not just in your business.
  • Shooting down ideas assassinates the best minds on your payroll.

Tagged With: Corporate Outplacement

I fired Frank - he roasted my company on social media . . . NOW WHAT?

I fired Frank, he roasted my company on social media… NOW WHAT?

  • Terminating employees stinks.
  • Procrastinating is bad leadership.
  • Just “getting it over with” can ruin your Corporate reputation.

Tagged With: Corporate Outplacement

How to get fired – work hard at the wrong things.

Work hard and smart, be nice to others, be the first person in the office and the last person to unplug the coffee pot… pitch in and help out with urgent projects, especially when it’s “not your job.” Look good, smell good and update your wardrobe. Maintain eye contact, listen twice as much as you talk and genuinely care about others. Call them by name. Don’t gossip or shop online. Get plenty of rest, limit your carbs and consider kale.

Tagged With: Corporate Outplacement

Want some Litigation with your Layoff? I bet you don't.

Anyone can sue anyone for anything.

Use a lawnmower for a hedge trimmer – there’s a lawsuit for that. Climb over a barbwire fence into the lions’ exhibit and get mauled – there’s a lawsuit for that. A burglar sprains his back while stealing valuables from your home – yes, there’s a lawsuit.

Tagged With: Corporate Outplacement, Expert Knowledge

Are You “Over-qualified”? Or Are You Just Too Old?

Often, “over-qualified” is code for something else.

“You’ve got very impressive credentials, and your experience is wide-ranging, but…” the hiring manager says: “We really think you’re overqualified.”

If you hear the words “over-qualified”, your job is to figure out what that something else is…, and overcome it just like you would any other objection.

Tagged With: Executive Coaching

Remove This One Obstacle And Watch Yourself Grow

What’s the #1 thing holding you back? Could it be your leadership style?

Any time I get the chance to sit down with an executive, I ask: “What’s the biggest obstacle to taking your business to the next level?”

Typically I’ll get a variety of very serious responses: “We’re not in alignment”. “We’re not hiring the right kinds of people.” “Turnover is really high.”

And invariably, I respond: “Wow…, that sounds like a leadership issue.”  Because if you really take time to think about it, at every level, problems can be traced back to leadership, or rather, the lack of leadership.

Tagged With: Executive Coaching

It’s an employer’s market. Or is it?

If you don’t know who you’re looking for, you’ll easily find him (or her)

The unemployment rate rose from 6.5 to 6.7 percent for the Month of November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—the economy shed 533,000 jobs in one short month. That’s up 2% from the same time last year.

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How to Fireproof Your Career in These Tough Economic Times

Become your company’s MVE – most valuable employee

With the grim unemployment news splashed across the headlines, it is understandable that you may be concerned about losing your job.

Tagged With: Insider, Industry News, Executive Coaching

Just say "NO” to Mr./Ms. kNOw-it-All

Combat the negative person in your workplace

Tagged With: Executive Search

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