Outsourcing happens. Sometimes it’s an excellent decision for the company, and sometimes it is not, but regardless when it happens people lose their jobs. That is precisely what happened to Chief Human Resources Leader and General Counsel Marc Alifanz. (Full disclosure–Marc is a friend of mine, and he taught me how to use LinkedIn more effectively.)
Marc wasn’t alone in his job loss–the company decided to outsource the function, so the whole HR team lost their jobs. It’s depressing, but it happens. Instead of focusing on his own job hunt directly, Marc made a brilliant move that showed authentic leadership.