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Keystone Partners' staff members regularly contribute their expertise via articles and columns to a variety of human resource and career-focused publications. Selected articles can be found below. We hope you find these pieces valuable in your ongoing human resources management or career development. If you have suggestions for future topics, please  Contact Us.

Keystone Partners in the News  

 Knowing when to seek out a new caeer Wall Street Journal, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Lost your job? Good Morning Live, NECN, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Find your job by going to a conference Forbes.com, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 Some companies reap benefits of economic downturnMorning Edition, WBUR, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Smoothing the way to self-employmentNew York Times, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 Going with a small company has large rewardsIT Business Edge, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Recruiters seeking untapped talent among outplacement firmsWorkforce Management, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Outplacement BusinessNew York Times, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 The top jobs for 2009Fast Company, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Who companies look to keep during layoffsBoston.com, featuring Susan Miele, Senior Partner, Camden Consulting Group

 If your angry and you know it clap your hands, CCIE Flyer, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Be level-headed when laid off, Boston.com, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Explaining your layoff to a job recruiter, Wall Street Journal, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 Easing back to work after you retiredWall Street Journal, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Jobless? How to make the most of it, Careerbuilder.com, featuring Cheri Paulson, Senior VP, Keystone Associates

 New position as a mature job hunter, Wall Street Journal, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 Know your needs before choosing a career coach, Boston Business Journal, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 How to assist in the layoff process, Talent Management, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Grow your own workforce talent, Mass High Tech, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Stressed at the top? Relax with quick fixes – at your desk, Women's Business, featuring Louisa Mattson, Partner, Essex Partners

 Seeking that C-level position, Hoover's, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners 

 Why Dad’s Résumé Lists ‘Car Pool’, The New York Times, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 A Slowed Economy? Maybe for You Guys, Human Resources Executive, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 The Gainful Way to Use a Sabbatical, The New York Times, featuring Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

 Second Acts: Career Paths for Worn-Out Executives, The Wall Street Journal, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 You're Out of a Job, Now What?, CFO.com, featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 New venture builds on skills gained in first career, Boston Globe, a profile and pictorial of Essex alumni Rick Lavin 

 Plan B, Boston Globe Magazine, a profile of Essex alum Tim Allen and his career change

 Life After Work, Fortune, a profile of Essex alumni Rick Lavin and his consultant, Keystone Partners' President Ralph Roberto

 Assessing Employee Satisfaction – One Person at a Time, NEHRA Insights article by Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 Take Time to Reflect, Think of Your Reinvention as an Inside Job, Women's Business article by Louisa Mattson, Ph.D., Partner, Essex Partners

 Make That Career Change!, PayScale article featuring Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 A value judgment: For some baby boomers, chasing their ideals – despite the pay cut – makes life more fulfilling, Boston Globe article featuring Essex Partners' alumni Roberta Hurtig

 What it takes to get ahead, Worcester Business Journal interview with Jayne Mattson, Senior Vice President, Keystone Associates 

 Is this all there is?, Women’s Business article by Louisa Mattson, Ph.D., Partner, Essex Partners

 Managing your biotech career in Massachusetts, Mass High Tech article by Howard Seidel, Partner, Essex Partners

 More employers using job interview as a test of applicants' mettle, Boston.com article featuring Cheri Paulson, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations, Keystone Associates 


The Hire Authority

In her  Boston.com Hire Authority column, Elaine Varelas, Keystone Partners' Managing Partner, discusses issues affecting today's Human Resources professionals and hiring agents – from maximizing human capital to optimizing workforces.

 Innovation or repetition: The cyclicality of HR practices

 What's in a name? Strategies for reviving a culture during turbulent times

 Culture Club-Redefining and communicating an organization's culture after a major change

 Leadership competencies that will ensure organizational resilience

 Making small-scale layoffs effective

 Keeping employees engaged during an uncertain economy

 When you wish upon a manager: Employees' holiday wish list

 Avoiding bench brawls at work

 The 'it' factor: Differentiating your organization

 Building your legacy at work

 Walk this way: Think like a consultant to excel at your HR job

 Let the students teach — A new approach to the mentor relationship

 Workin' around the clock: Managing the 24-hour employee

 Communication 101: Reviewing the golden rules of HR communication

 The many faces of HR: Managing expectations and producing results

 Defusing disasters

 Turn-around time

 Say What?!

 Naughty or nice?

 Campaigning for HR 

 Dealing with difficult co-workers 

 Who's Your Caddy? Leveraging HR's strategic partnerships

 Are you happy in your job?

 Overcoming career derailers

 Why can't we all just get along? 

 Think you can't offer cutting edge benefits? Think again. 

 Heard it through the grapevine 

 The looming labor shortage: why aren't you worried? 

 We are family: corporate relationships and the roles people play 

 Think like a quarterback to hone your HR skills

 Top ten reasons CEO Scrooge is gone

 The use and misuse of 360-degree assessments 

 From whiners to winners: channeling employee complaints 

 HR's responsibility as employees age 

 Talking to the top: feedback strategies for CEOs 

 Finding fresh talent in a tight market  

 How to deal with a bad boss

 Secrets of the best companies to work for

 And the winner is...

 Law & Order: strict policies may be bad business

 How low can you go? Becoming a flexible employer

 Ringing in the New Year with executive presence

 Avoiding holiday taboos

 Driving organizational change

 Communicating in your culture: what are you really saying to employees?

 Why training doesn't work

 Making new hires stick: engagement is the key

 Extreme HR: pushing the limits of risk

 Whose side are you on

 The usual suspects

 Big Brother is you, watching

 Pleasing employee palates: a la carte benefits

 Happy workers: achievable goal or oxymoron?

 The curse of HR myopia

 "You're (not) hired!"

All The Hire Authority articles and content © Copyright 2004-2008 Boston.com/Monster and the Boston Globe. These pieces originally appeared on the  Hiring Hub on Boston.com and have been reprinted here with the permission of the publisher. 

 

Career Connection
Consultants from several Keystone Partners' divisions contributed articles to the Career Connection column in the former print edition of jobfind.com.  Below is a selection of the articles that originally appeared in this Boston Herald publication.

 Managing Age Discrimination by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Your Shadow Resume by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 The Public Statement: Explaining Why You Left by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners 

 Virtual or Vagabond? by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 The Energy Factor in the Job Interview by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Combating the Futility: Finding an Executive Position is No Bait and Switch by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 Leaving the Right Way by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Building a Success Advisory Team by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 Does Networking Really Work?  A Few Caveats by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Five Ways to Get a Raise by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 Assessing an Organization's Culture - Before You Join by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Reconnecting with Your Lost Purpose by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 Should You Start a Consulting Business? Five Questions to Consider by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners 

 Regaining Your Confidence After a Career Setback by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Don't Let Your Greatest Strength Become Your Weakness by Kris Girrell, Camden Consulting Group

 Learning from the Political Masters: How to Campaign for a Job by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Summer is Ending, It's Time to Get Back to Work! by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Commit to Continuous Learning by Kit Harrington Hayes, formerly of Keystone Associates

 Dare to Explore Career Change by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Your Job Search by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 Making the Most of Professional Organizations by Kit Harrington Hayes, formerly of Keystone Associates

 Spicing Up Your Daily Work Life by Elaine Varelas, Keystone Partners

 Networking: How to Get Your Foot in the Door by Eric Larmer, formerly of Keystone Associates

 What's A Parent to Do? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Tips for the Introverted Job Seeker by Howard Seidel, Essex Partners

 The Five Most Easily Avoided Job-Seeking Mistakes by Elaine Varelas, Keystone Partners

 A Fresh Look at Your "Brand" as a Job Seeker by Eric Larmer, formerly of Keystone Associates

 Career Plateaus: When to Say "No" to Advancement by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Transitioning to Management: Look Before you Leap by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 How is Your Career Fit? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 The Five P's of Job Hunting by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Career Planning: Is it an Oxymoron? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Career Development: Who Does What? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 360-Degree Feedback: Who Needs It? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Do You Need an Executive Coach? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Political Savvy: Have You Got It? by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 Derailment: What It Is and What to Do About It by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group

 The Best Ways to Develop Your Career and What You Should Avoid at All Cost by David Montross, Camden Consulting Group
 
All Career Connection articles © Copyright by jobfind.com and the Boston Herald. Reprinted with permission.

 


 

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