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Welcome back everybody glad you're with us okay so we've been talking a little bit about the jobs numbers which are.
Better than some people expected but certainly not good.
But what about for those of us who have a job and want to hold on to that job.
We want to talk about some do's and don'ts if you wanna avoid getting laid off and we've invited Gregory -- grounded to join -- He is an executive vice president and chief.
Human -- -- officer at Dow Jones & Co.
owned by the same parent company as.
Fox News Channel and foxnews.com good to see Greg thanks for coming in -- that -- -- is very important you know I I think that you know folks out there.
Are who are there's a wholesome you know a group of people who are desperately trying to find work trying to find more work if they're under employed.
And then there are folks who want.
Try to hang on to the jobs that they have.
And you've got some very important tips for for.
For those of us who are who are in that category it's anxiety producing obviously when a company either announces that they're going to conduct layoffs or there's just that fear in the area that's not a major announcement but you see.
Departments downsizing around you it's certainly causes anxiety and there are things you can do to actually hopefully try to turn it into an opportunity for yourself OK so these are do's and don't ya got to -- and who don't and I'll lead you to.
I'll lead you through -- the first one.
We'll do these one at a time you can see them on the street but do be indispensable how do you make yourself indispensable.
We have to think about where the company is going on what they're going to need to reach there objective is in the near term and then long term.
Because when -- company's thinking about downsizing or if they're going through some economic difficulty.
The executives are actually just sitting around in a conference -- talking about.
Where we need to go how do we get there and who are the most versatile.
You know valuable people that we have on staff.
Who can help us get their -- you have to think about.
And my current and my current with technology what new skills can I inquire how can I demonstrate to the company.
That I and the versatile player who can be utilized and whatever its structure of the company's gonna have going forward so talk to your boss make sure -- aware of what current skills are necessary in today's workforce.
-- need to be very.
You know absolutely.
Critical about what your skills are and upgrading of skills you have a conversation with -- boss where you acknowledge the fact that.
Look here a little bit concerned are you -- want to make sure that you are thought of in this way in case.
These conversations are being had.
That you -- -- be thought of as indispensable and what can I do to make myself more like that absolutely it's the first thing you should do is have that conversation but also be aware.
That your boss's job may be in jeopardy so you can't -- tone deaf to what's going on around you so but having that conversation I think is a good first step.
Did the first don't on the list is don't stick to you -- job description.
It really is said extension of what we just discussed.
If companies -- downsizing it's the old adage of having to do more with less which means.
Employees being more versatile.
So would every year job description is very likely -- is what happens over these past three years is when companies downsize they look at who can do more than what they would just hired for starters being pigeonholed into your job so absolutely.
How can I volunteer to do more -- YC indeed within the organization that isn't being filled.
To demonstrate that you want to branch out and you also may have hidden talents and hidden skills of the company doesn't know about because.
In the job that you -- -- get a chance to exercise than to let them know hey this market do you didn't know that a strong accounting background maybe you didn't know that I had good language skills or great technologies goes wherever you can apply your full suite of experience and skills now is the time to make sure your employer knows that I can juggle but I have never had the opportunity in all the years I've -- this business.
To juggle on camera -- -- press -- we -- It's.
As your idea for my kids and I'll never let it run the -- right.
Let's move on to the next one and this is this is a great one this is one that has been.
Preached by the the chairman.
Fox News Channel as long as I've known him Roger -- He is said to be upbeat positive.
And have a solution oriented attitude positive people are really the kinds of people that.
That employers want to have a round and it makes sense there's nothing profound here is really simple not just in the workplace.
And your social life is well you like to be surrounded by people that make you feel good they make you feel optimistic.
They make you feel alive and it's no different for employees.
-- -- bosses and employers want employees who are critical thinkers who -- solution oriented.
Who contribute to the workforce by creating a positive atmosphere.
Not whiners not complainer is not the sky is falling not people who just present problems for people who present solutions and they can do make it happen way.
Critical critical kind of personality trait.
That you need to adopt even if it doesn't come naturally to you you have to learn how to -- dollar's gonna say because under these circumstances where there is so much anxiety and stress and in the job market.
He can be tough to remain positive and optimistic when your.
You look around and you see that may be some coworkers -- viewers are friends have been let go -- You know it's it's it's tough to do but it's it's absolutely essential and that's why these tips are critical because most people think well that's the norm everyone gets depressed when their -- going on my friends are getting -- -- my colleagues are getting laid off.
How can I remain positive but if you want to have the best chance of avoiding that laid off layoff yourself.
These are the things of -- the last point that we want ask Greg about it is don't be invisible.
You really have to sort of it yourself out there.
And be seen in in the in the office it's.
It's counter intuitive to some people they think oh maybe I just keep my head down put my nose to grindstone and work really hard.
All get noticed for that and I'll avoid the lay -- the exact opposite you wanna be a person you want to be someone that they're not just laying off that position.
They're laying off that person and you wanna make it very difficult for them to lay off that person and how do you become a person they personality.
Not just a number or just the job.
Sticking your head up raising your hand saying what can they do how can I contribute how to help our company get out of this mess or how can I help lead us to whatever it is objectively we what we want to achieve.
Don't bury your head down into the into your work and hope that all this will go away because it won't.
You root level goodies that are finally paid for half an -- ahead after decently so there is that how.
How does sound really -- in this and all of -- over the years we've made efforts to get paid right you -- you love me anymore.
And yet it's times like this on the employees to -- -- look -- person but.
He's pretty expensive we got this cheap person who can do that show how do you -- back.
It's really difficult because you don't want to have volunteered to give up compensation.
And I have to tell you this rarely.
Rarely does that decision come down to purely salary.
If you're at it if that employer feels like you are worth every single penny that they're paying you.
And that's why every day you can't take your job for granted you have to demonstrate every day that you worth every single penny that if they lost you they would be losing more than the value of that compensation.
That's really what you do so there's nothing they if you can demonstrate that and and -- these tips.
Then it won't come down to G I can fine I can have someone do that job for half the compensation.
Not if you really demonstrating that it is true value and in -- and what you bring to the company.
Disney rod lose his job now after after another dismal could form a resistance to being in being a Phillies fans -- OK Greg.
Chief human resources officer and executive vice president with Dow Jones & Co.
thanks Greg thanks.
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