Lee Hecht Harrison Transforms Career Transition Services With Revolutionary Next Gen CRN

Press Release

Next Gen CRN tailors itself to each employee so they get the job they want, faster

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (January 21, 2016) – Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), the world’s leading career transition and talent development company, announced today the launch of Next Gen CRN, a revolutionary cloud-based career transition platform that tailors itself to the specific career goals of each individual and digitally integrates every step of the career transition process, including social networking and recruiting, so individuals can manage their entire job search virtually and on-the-go with a Mobile CRN app. Next Gen CRN’s advanced technology, combined with LHH’s extensive resources and highly experienced career coaches, provides companies with the most comprehensive digital career transition solution to support their exiting employees, 24/7.


There is no virtual career transition program on the market that is more comprehensive, personalized and effective in terms of finding better jobs fast.

Greg Simpson SVP & Career Transition Practice Leader


“Next Gen CRN addresses the challenges associated with existing career transition technologies, including information overload and sub-par job opportunities resulting from ‘one-size-fits-all’ job matching products,” said Peter Alcide, President and Chief Operating Officer for Lee Hecht Harrison. “The career goals and needs of employees can be vastly different based on their age, career stage, level, industry and function. Based on decades of experience working with top global and mid-sized businesses, we know that a highly personalized experience based on a thorough understanding of an individual’s career goals, motivations, and interests is essential for employees to get the job they want fast, and remain supportive of their former employer.”

LHH’s Next Gen CRN leapfrogs existing career transition technologies, which consist primarily of online information repositories or “one-size-fits-all” software that uses antiquated matching technology to feed people job leads from public job boards. In contrast, LHH’s Next Gen CRN starts with CAREERMATCH, a proprietary recommendation engine that uses intuitive search technology to personalize the platform to each individual based on their specific career goals, level, motivations and interests. Each individual sees only the information, resources, and job leads that are relevant to their career goal, level, and location.

To help individuals stay motivated and on track, Next Gen CRN uses gamification technology to encourage and reward people for following through on each step of their career transition plan so they secure a new job as fast as possible. The data collected will enable LHH to predict the best plan for an individual with specific goals to secure their desired job in the least amount of time.

“We searched around the world for innovative, yet proven, technologies to transform the online career transition experience so it’s both easier to use and more effective,” said Waseem Razzaq, CIO of LHH. “Not only does Next Gen CRN personalize the career transition and job search process, it also feeds more job opportunities to individuals than other career transition providers.”

The platform is integrated with LHH’s Job Scout™ application, which adds thousands of “hidden” postings sourced by LHH’s Job Market consultants—tapping into LHH’s global network of more than 10,000 recruiters, hiring managers, and executives—to the job listings from public job boards.

Next Gen CRN will power all Lee Hecht Harrison career transition programs, including its new Virtual Professional career transition program. The Virtual Professional program combines the power of LHH’s new Next Gen CRN platform with unlimited access to a dedicated local career coach, more than 100 live webinars and podcasts by experts on a variety of topics, and more than 3,000 SkillSoft® courses. It also includes a personal branding package including a resume, LinkedIn profile, and marketing plan, as well as personalized job lead development by our Job Market consultants. According to Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader at Lee Hecht Harrison, “There is no virtual career transition program on the market that is more comprehensive, personalized and effective in terms of finding better jobs fast.”

This is just the beginning of a series of technology-based innovations Lee Hecht Harrison will be rolling out in the coming year, including new social applications for more effective networking and advanced job search matching technology to provide more targeted job leads. “As the world’s leading career transition and talent development firm, we have made a commitment to invest a significant portion of our revenue in technology to constantly improve and transform our products, services, and business model,” said Peter Alcide.

About Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH)

Lee Hecht Harrison (www.lhh.com) is the world’s leading career transition and talent development company. We connect people to jobs through innovative career transition and outplacement services and help individuals improve performance through career and leadership development. Lee Hecht Harrison assists organizations in supporting restructuring efforts, developing leaders at all levels, engaging and retaining critical talent, and maintaining productivity through change—helping organizations increase profitability by maximizing their return on investment in developing people, while assisting individuals to achieve their full potential.

For demonstrations, please contact:
Greg Simpson
Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader
Lee Hecht Harrison
P 303.522.2942
E greg.simpson@lhh.com

For more information, please contact:
Helene Cavalli
Vice President, Marketing
Lee Hecht Harrison
P 267.322.1300
E helene.cavalli@lhh.com

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