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Pfizer to AT&T Made Political Footballs in Shaky Recovery

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 01:54
Outlet: Bloomberg News - Online

...would mean the absorption of prominent local companies into larger American rivals, with the threat of job losses. While merger-related layoffs are often inevitable, “it feels like governments are taking more of a proprietary interest around jo

Rosenthal: Measuring World Cup's 'lost productivity'

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:44
Outlet: Chicago Tribune - Online

...in those kinds of headline-grabbing stats. The numbers get tossed around, often unquestioned, but we never see the impact reflected in gross domestic product. Every March for the last decade or so, for example, the Chicago-based global outplace

Watching World Cup at Work? You're Not Alone

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:02
Outlet: NBCNews.com

...matches in the office. For most major sporting events, there's analysis pointing to work-hours lost from employees who watch during office hours, or stay up late and then claim a "sick" day. During this year's March Madness, for example, outpl

If a Teenager Lands a Summer Job, the Value Is Lasting

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:25
Outlet: New York Times - Online, The

...numbers of teenagers play year-round sports that leave little time for work. Others, with an eye toward building résumés, perform community service or find unpaid internships. “Real work experience is being displaced by summer and travel progra

Why J.P. Morgan lost a top potential Dimon heir

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:36
Outlet: MarketWatch

...them in asset management, says Ricco. In theory, there should be plenty of experienced financial professionals available. Wall Street has shed nearly 700,000 jobs since 2007, with the peak of the bloodletting coming in 2008, according to outpla

Wonkbook: What Obama's student loan push would and wouldn't do

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 07:40
Outlet: Washington Post - Online, The

...appears to be improving, according to a report Monday from a workplace consultancy that tracks labor force issues. Employment among teenagers aged 16 to 19 rose by 219,000 in May, the largest such gain for the month in eight years, said the outpla

CEOs Want Second Act; Top Jobs Opening Up

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 09:39
Outlet: Nonprofit Times - Online, The

...board members and organizations, he said. Some communities have organizations that focus on helping nonprofits find board members. Turnover among nonprofit chief executives is occurring at a faster pace now than in previous years, according to

Gold Prices Rise Following ECB Report, But Settlement Price Key

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:49
Outlet: Forbes - Online

...Yet Smith is not sure how much support gold can garner from the jobs data. “I don't know how anything could be (supportive) for gold in that report,” he said. He mentioned two economic reports released on Thursday, job-cuts data from outplaceme

Coaching Teens on the Job

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:21
Outlet: SHRM.org

...but supervisors should still expect promptness and reliability. “It may be necessary for a younger worker without reliable transportation to be upfront with his manager about the situation and see if some arrangement can be struck ahead of tim

United States employment guru John Challenger of Challenger Gray

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 06:05
Outlet: KTRH-AM

raise awareness that you know the National Rifle Association says quote it makes folks who might normally be perfectly open-minded about firearms feel uncomfortable and question the motives a pro-gun advocates said the NRA raising some questions to u

Are leaders allowed to make any mistakes?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:00
Outlet: Globe and Mail - Online, The

...After months of negative commentary, he was ousted in early May. Mr. Steinhafel was held chiefly responsible for a massive customer data breach and massive losses from its Canadian expansion. In its April update on CEO movement, executive outplace

Chief executive exits, firings on the rise [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette :: ]

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:39
Outlet: Bloomberg Businessweek - Online

...Jr., but chief executive firings are on the rise nationally and overall CEO turnover is considerably higher in 2014 than it was in 2013, according to a firm that tracks leadership departures. In a survey updated monthly, global outplacement con

Removing Barriers to HIRING the LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:00
Outlet: HRMagazine

Through community-based efforts and cooperation with schools and governments, employers are tackling the tough issue of long-term unemployment. Most people would wince at being called a "poster child" for the long-term unemployed, but Mirand

Our Q&A with Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John Challenger

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:31
Outlet: Chicago Magazine - Online

...unemployment rate for recent grads is 6.8 percent. That's twice the rate for all college grads. But companies are starting to take steps to bring more new grads into their pipeline. Sixty-four percent of the HR professionals [that Challenger's Chi

Affordable Care Act, spending cuts slow health care hiring

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 20:51
Outlet: Chicago Tribune - Online

..."increasing firms' incentives to hire additional workers." Cutting waste out of the health care system, said experts, necessarily results in the disappearance of some jobs in the sector. "It's fundamentally tied to bending the cost curve in

Why Teens Need a Summer Job

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 17:51
Outlet: Kiplinger Business Resource Centre

Working can teach kids valuable lessons and help them build skills to land a full-time job. This summer's job scene for teens is shaping up to be a mixed bag. In its annual outlook, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm, expects

Your boss doesn't care about your Facebook, Twitter profiles

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:34
Outlet: MarketWatch

...6% said that it had a significant impact on their hiring decision. Of course, this doesn't mean that prospective employees are off the hook when it comes to social media (remember, six in 10 employers at least sometimes check it before hiring).

The changing role at the top

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 18:02
Outlet: MSNBC.com

...instance, ousted its CEO Steve Bennett in March, the second time it has pushed out its leader in less than two years. In fact, in the first four months of the year, 11 CEOS were forced out or fired, says a survey of private and public U.S. comp

Social Media Can Trip Up College Grads Seeking Work

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 18:44
Outlet: ABC News Radio - Online

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The first order of business college graduates should conduct is going through their social media sites for anything that looks the least bit incriminating. According to the Chicago-based consulting firm Cha

College Grads May See Brighter Hiring Outlook

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:25
Outlet: Fiscal Times, The

...grads. That is particularly true for students who majored in math or science, though the number of jobs available in those fields varies greatly from state to state. Some 64 percent of hiring professionals surveyed by the Chicago-based consult

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