Sometimes a shift in the job market can be seen in the smallest of ways. Last year “transition and outplacement” services were at the top of the list on Right Management’s sign at its exhibit table at the annual conference of the Society for Human Resource Management, Long Island chapter.

Today, it was at the bottom. Sure, said Bill Heather, senior vice president. They’re still getting outplacement business, but more of the “onesey and twosey” variety, as opposed to the hundreds-at-a-time they had been seeing.

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These days clients are more interested in help with getting employees re-engaged and reassigned into more effective work teams, he said.


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