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Layoffs are challenging for all parties, but the company’s success depends on how its leaders navigate the uncertainty and keep their remaining workforce engaged. One study found that even a 1% downsize can result in a 31% increased turnover rate. So, how do you re-engage your employees and avoid the mass exodus that often accompanies […]

In today’s economy, organizational changes like Reduction in Force (RIF) are inevitable. However, how companies handle the transition for employees facing a RIF can significantly impact both their brand and the loyalty of remaining team members. One strategic approach gaining momentum is the utilization of Career Transition Services. Designed to help organizations experiencing change treat […]

HR Consulting and Leadership Coaching Firm Names Joyce Heckman, Vice President, Talent Development and Neal Wendel, Practice Leader, Career Transition Services PARSIPPANY, N.J., September 15, 2022 – A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO), the company known for helping organizations succeed by helping people succeed, today announced that it has extended its leadership team to prepare for further […]

Approach Change with a Clear Focus on Employee Compassion, Respect and Enablement Every organization experiences change, particularly in today’s unpredictable climate. Whether that be shifts within the employee layout of your organization to the hiring of new employees all together, transforming your organization can, and should be, performed with a clear focus on employee compassion, […]

A Job Search is Daunting Task, Especially Now, But These Tips Will Help You Focus on the Areas You Can Control We are in the throes of an unprecedented period in history. The coronavirus has forced changes in all of our lives in ways we could have never imagined. Many of us are well into […]

During an A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO) facilitated a session for leaders in the hospitality industry, learning agility was rated last in our ten 2020 leadership competencies in terms of perceived importance and leadership development needs. Executive coach and author Marshall Goldsmith conceded that learning agility was overlooked in his 2008 research on how future leader competencies are different from […]

As our population ages, our healthcare requirements are increasing correspondingly, creating a higher demand for health-related services. This explains why healthcare offers you so many career opportunities. In fact, jobs in the healthcare sector are expected to increase by 18 percent in the period from 2016 through 2026 – translating to about 2.3 million new jobs in the […]