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Five Minutes with Dan Coffey

Five Minutes with Dan Coffey

Five minutes with our Career Transition / Outplacement Subject Matter Expert.

Dan Coffey
Managing Consultant, Executive Services and Outplacement Practice Leader

Years at IMPACT Group: I have been with IMPACT Group eight years. IG offered me an opportunity to step into the Managing Consult role after the acquisition of Spherion Outplacement in 2007.

Certifications: I am a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with a certification in The Birkman Method®.

Where in the world have you lived? I have lived in Colorado, Ohio, and Illinois.

Top HR trends you see happening in the next year:

  • Developing leaders to effectively manage in constantly changing environments
  • Viewing employees as business partners
  • Building Engagement
  • LinkedIn continuing to change the employment landscape
  • Fill in the blank: As an HR leader, consider…: Building an employment brand has become highly important in today’s economy. When an employee is deciding if they want to work at a company, they can go to Glass Door and get immediate information about whether people like working there or not.

    Remember when…: We talked about “the hidden job market?” Today with technology tools, we are able to know where the jobs are and how to identify who the hiring manager is and how to connect with this individual. The job market is no longer hidden, but there for us to engage.

    A personal quote you live by: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

    Your favorite book: Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer (Jossey-Bass Publisher)

    Organizations you are involved with: I am an Elder at Christ Church of Oakbrook, I volunteer at Transforming Center, and I am an Alumni of Kellogg School of Management.

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