Should You Take a Job with a Company That's Laying People Off?
- By Martha I. Finney
- Published Feb 1, 2010 by FT Press. Part of the FT Press Delivers Elements series.
- Copyright 2010
- Dimensions: 5-3/8 X 8-1/4
- Pages: 7
- Edition: 1st
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-705890-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705890-7
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Martha I. Finney is a writer and consultant specializing in employee engagement and leadership communications. A business journalist for 20 years before entering consulting full-time, she brings the qualitative perspective of workplace passion and problem-solving to clients who value the transformative power of engaged employees. Her clients and leader interviews have come from such organizations as the U.S. CIA; Intuit; Hewlett-Packard; Newell Rubbermaid; Caterpillar; Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide; Marriott; America Online; Yahoo!; the New York Philharmonic; Textron; Charles Schwab; Industrial Light and Magic; AFLAC; Walt Disney Studios; Deloitte Touche and U.S. Geological Survey. She is author or co-author of more than 13 books, including HR From the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business, with Yahoo’s Chief People Officer, Libby Sartain. Her original research has been featured on CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition, and in major newspapers throughout the U.S.
This Element is an excerpt from Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (ISBN: 9780137021147) by Martha Finney. Available in print and digital formats.
They’re firing people. They want to hire you. Should you accept?
What if your job offer is from a company that’s laying off employees? Is it smart to take a job there? It could be--depending on what you want, who you are, where you stand, and whether they know what they’re doing. There may be some excellent opportunities, but are they a good fit?
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