Timely New Book, #SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04, Highlights Silver Lining to Corporate Turbulence

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Career Transition Expert, Barbara Safani, Teaches You to Manage Corporate Downsizing with Grace and Dignity in This Actionable THiNKaha Book

In our modern, volatile economy we can no longer expect permanent employment with any one employer. Today's average worker has multiple jobs and often multiple careers as well. Layoffs, terminations, and pink slips are so universal that they are now euphemistically called downsizing or rightsizing. But whatever the label, the process is no easier to deal with—not for the employee whose services are being terminated nor for the executives who initiate the termination. Now author and career transition expert Barbara Safani works with author/publisher Mitchell Levy of THiNKaha® Books to bring you #SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today’s Environment, a direct-to-action book that shows you how to best to deal with corporate downsizing.

Fortunately, as Safani and Levy share, there is a silver lining to all this turbulence, and that is that the concept of career transition is here to stay. Career transition is the process by which the terminating organization assists terminated employees with making the shift and often helps in the search for new employment. While the benefits to the employee are apparent, what is less clear are the benefits to the company effecting the downsizing. Career transition helps displaced employees understand the business reasons for tough corporate decisions. By keeping such displaced, often disgruntled, employees focused on their own future, it shifts attention away from personal negatives like depression and greater ills like expensive lawsuits. Strategic and compassionate career transition services have therefore become part of today's corporate environment.

The authors’ hands-on practical wisdom is apparent throughout the book. For example, aha #46 in the book advises, “No one makes a career of changing jobs. Most are uncomfortable with the job search process and ill-prepared for the journey ahead.” Or consider aha #13, which highlights the benefits of career transition: “Studies reveal companies offering transition services achieve gains in engagement, recruitment cycle, cost per hire, and referrals.”

Human resource heavyweights are vocal about the value of this new book. Ariel Boverman, who sits on the board of the Human Resources Association of New York, calls it a “must read for anyone in Human Resources as well as Management.” Jennifer Paterson, Director of HR at FOJP Service Corporation, says the book is “Chockfull of clear, concise, and powerful information about the value and importance of career transition services.”

#SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04 will be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of every proactive, concerned and enlightened executive. Order your copy today.

About the Authors:

Barbara Safani owns Career Solvers, which partners with Fortune 1000 companies and individuals to deliver career transition programs focusing on resume development, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation skills, and online identity management. A career expert for CNN.com, CareerBuilder, and AOL Jobs, Barbara has been quoted extensively in major media outlets, including CBS, ABC, FOX, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The LA Times, Fortune Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Money Magazine, Oprah Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. She is the author of Happy About My Resume, #JOBSEARCH tweet, and Winning Negotiation Strategies for Your New Job.

Mitchell Levy is author of a dozen business books and is CEO of Happy About, whose business units focus on physical and eBook publishing (over 175 titles published to date) and corporate training. He has created over 70 physical courses at Silicon Valley universities, numerous online courses, and focused on the successful content delivery of over 500 speakers at large-scale conferences. Mitchell sits on the board of directors of Rainmaker Systems (NASDAQ: RMKR) a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions.

About THiNKaha:
THiNKaha, an imprint of Happy About®, is a leader in timely, cutting-edge books and mobile applications from relevant experts that provide valuable information in a fun, Twitter-brief format for a fast-paced world. Every book in the THiNKaha series is a slim, handy volume, which consists of 140 quotes of timely, practical advice, or wisdom. Presented in tweet format, each “aha” is 140 characters or less. These bite-sized words of wisdom span a number of subjects and interests. Titles include: #CORPORATE CULTURE tweet, #TEAMWORK tweet, #LEADERSHIP tweet, #PROJECT MANAGEMENT tweet, and more.

THiNKaha books and authors are also part of THiNKaha Learning, a continuous training program based on customized topics that enhance attendees’ skills by offering bite-sized, easy-to-understand, and worthwhile chunks. This program powers the internal champion at companies or a content guru to deliver expert knowledge on relevant topics, and in a way that inspires learning in their environment and fosters “aha” moments. Just think—regular bite-sized morsels can be delivered on topics such as: leadership, management, sales, marketing, work-life balance, project management, social media and networking, presentation skills, and other topics that are needed by the learner.

For more information, go to http://www.thinkaha.com. Corporations interested in exploring publishing a book series should contact the associate publisher, Janae Pierre, at janae.pierre@happyabout.info or at +1 408-921-1568.

PUBLISHER: THiNKaha
TITLE: #SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04
SUBTITLE: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today's Environment
AUTHORS: Barbara Safani and Mitchell Levy
DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2011
PRICE: Paperback $19.95, eBook $14.95
ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-61699-086-2 (1-61699-086-4)
ISBN: eBook: 978-1-61699-087-9 (1-61699-087-2)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER: 2012932531

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A free copy of the book is available to the press upon request. Please email your request to presscopy@happyabout.info.

Press Contact:
Sharyn Fitzpatrick, @themarcomguru
Phone: 650-814-5835
Email: sharyn.fitzpatrick(at)happyabout(dot)info

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