15 days into lockdown. . . what have we learned?

15 days into lockdown. What have we learned as a business at Dise & Company?  

On a personal level, COVID-19 has influenced and reinforced my thinking about how to make more time for the people and things that are most important to me and should never wait for my attention ever again. I have always tried to live my life that way but realize that I may have fallen short at times in staying connected enough to those that have been important in my life. Today’s challenges have reminded me to always keep that as my primary way to live.


In this lockdown period, as I think about my business and how important relationships have been in sustaining our success at Dise & Company, I have also learned that reaching out and staying connected is critical now, today, and going forward as we are really all in the same boat.


I have been overwhelmed with positive responses from our clients as my colleagues at Dise & Company have reached out to past and current search and outplacement clients and candidates, letting them know that we are thinking about them and hoping that their critical businesses continue forward successfully. As we reach out, we have realized how many candidates have been placed over the years through our efforts and continue to be successful at so many companies and nonprofit organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.


We are grateful to have had the opportunity over so many years to contribute to the success of so many organizations in the greater Cleveland community and beyond. More than that, we are grateful to hear about the positive and creative ways our clients are dealing with the challenges that are facing our business community.


Remember to stay in touch during these critical times. You may learn some things about yourself and will learn about the good work going on all around us.  Stay safe everyone.
 

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Is Covid 19 killing the war for talent?

Is COVID 19 Killing the war for talent?  

Don’t bet on it.  The American economy is a vast organism that has bounced back quickly from devastating events in the past.  Baby boomers are exiting the workforce in ever greater numbers.  These vacancies will still need to be filled.   

This period of economic slowdown is unknown.  We all hope it will be brief but we all realize and accept that the timeframe is unpredictable.  We do know that demand for talented employees will increase at some point as the economy begins to rebound from the effects of the COVID bomb. 

Our national unemployment rate hovered around 3.5% prior to COVID.  That number is real.  Ask anyone who was trying to fill any job whatsoever.  We acknowledge the unemployment rate is rising during this time, but we also believe that once the first group of employees gets called back to work the multiplier effect will kick in as everyone starts meeting their pent-up demand for goods and services.   

So, what do we really know during this uncertain time and what are we doing about it?  We know that many candidates we talk to every day are still interested in exploring what the future holds for their next career move.  We also know that our clients still and will have important roles to fill in the future.   

Watch for our next comments on what to do about it. 

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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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I was fired . . . Now what?

The shock is tremendous when you first learn that your job has been taken away from you. Stunned, frightened, angry-these are the first feelings you’ll experience.

Losing your job is one of the worst feelings there is. Yet, you are about to enter a potentially interesting, challenging and liberating life experience. How you respond and the actions you take can determine your financial health, career direction and happiness of your family for the rest of your life.

Commit yourself to these 12 things and you’ll experience a much quicker and more satisfying resolution to your job transition.

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14 Myths that Can Derail a Millennial’s Job Search

As they say, “It’s a jungle out there.” A job search, particularly for the very first job after graduating college, is a tough adventure. If you are in search of your first “real” job and have said or thought any of these common excuses, listen up and learn. If you’re the frustrated parent or mentor of a new job seeker, pay attention, too. Get ready to debunk the obstacles to finding a meaningful first employment opportunity.

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What to Do Before Your Nonprofit CEO Says, “I’m Out of Here”

Nonprofit CEOs are usually the chief money raisers for their organizations. This means that when a nonprofit CEO tells his board that he’s retiring, alarm bells should go off.

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Timeless Tips for the Newly Hired

Experience teaches many things including how to make the most of a first “real” job. As parents, relatives, and mentors, we want to impart wisdom — without sounding like Methuselah — and help our millennials succeed.  

Here are a few tips to help get the conversations started. Use the list creatively. You may want to text one tip a day to your millennial, create a laminated card-size version of the first words of each tip, or post the entire list somewhere visible.

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Hiring mistake? You just can’t afford it!

If you're a hiring manager make sure you seriously consider retaining an executive search firm to find your next senior level employee. Why? Because you can’t afford not to.

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Afraid to terminate Toxic Tom? Don't be! He's replaceable. Here's how.

Years ago a successful executive coach and personal friend shared a story about a coaching assignment he turned down. His client, a major bank, asked him to work with one of their vice presidents, Toxic Tom. “He's one of our top performers,” they said. “We consider him to be crucial to our success going forward. He has one minor flaw we'd like you to work on with him. He has been known to slap subordinates when he is upset with them.”

 My friend turned down the assignment and advised client to refer Tom for psychological counseling rather than coaching.

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3 Things you Need to Know about your Boss for Workplace Success

Every new boss will have a different style than the last. Though the general business objectives may remain the same, your new boss’s strengths, management style, personality and pain points are likely to be different. The greatest business managers in history had vastly diverse personalities and widely different styles. Witness the number of books on “effective management” philosophies that have been written in recent decades. Understanding the management style and personality of your boss will enhance your working relationship and minimize stress. 

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