Career Transition vs Outplacement

The terms career transition and outplacement are often used in an interchangeable manner. While we call ourselves outplacement specialists some of our competitors refer to themselves as providing career transition services, others simply use both. But what is the difference? For me they are both two sides of the same coin, that coin being career…

Outplacement landscape is rapidly changing

The Central Iowa and Des Moines outplacement landscape is rapidly changing. At Career Management Associates Midwest (CMA Midwest) we continue to provide a personalized, strategic coaching model.   The career transition industry has undergone significant change in recent months…and years. While change is not necessarily bad (after all, helping people navigate through change is our…

Hire Slow and Hire Right

Effective C-Level Recruiting Tips Executive search firms routinely engage in hiring a top-level executive for their clients. Hiring the right candidate and engaging in a thorough hiring assessment is important for the future success of the business. Under the current low unemployment rates, top-level executives are seen as passive candidates as they are already working,…

Employee Engagement, Does it Matter?

No Longer a Question! The research from hundreds of studies has confirmed a direct link between employee engagement and business performance. In companies where 60 to 70 percent of employees were engaged, the average total shareholder’s return stood at 24.2 percent. If employee engagement fell to 49 to 60 percent, the average shareholder return fell…

ROI For Providing Career Transition/Outplacement To Departing Employees

During the financial crisis and recession that hit the world a decade ago, hundreds and thousands of individuals were either forced to leave their jobs, or their businesses didn’t have the capacity to help them achieve their goals and sustain growth. Hence, it is in these uncertain times that businesses and their employees need a…