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Posted 1 day 20 min ago


When looking for a new appliance, vacation spot, or restaurant, many of us search online for product reviews to help us in our decision-making process. The same logic applies when recruiters search for candidates. If others speak highly of your professionalism and performance, your chances of being called for an interview grow exponentially. In the job search, you are a "product," and... more
Posted 4 days 23 hours ago

With days to go before President-Elect Trump's inauguration, Colleen Madden Blumenfeld sits down with Challenger Director of Learning Judith Devries to talk bullies and what do to about them. They discuss the difference between harassment and bullying, characteristics and types of bullies, why same-sex and particularly women-on-women bullying in male-saturated industries is so... more

Posted 6 days 1 hour ago

While Donald Trump may have won the White House partly on his promise to revitalize struggling industries, a recent survey of job seekers found that the majority are uncertain of his ability to deliver on that pledge.

According to survey results released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., 53 percent of respondents said they were... more

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Posted 6 days 23 hours ago

Late last week Congressional Republicans took the first steps toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The move was likely applauded by human resources executives, nearly 70 percent of whom favor repealing the landmark health care bill, according to one recent survey.

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Posted 1 week 3 days ago

This week, SuncoastHR, a human resources professional association in the Tampa region, appointed our VP Darren Veneri as President-Elect of the Board of Directors. As Director, Human Resources for Norwood & BIC Graphics in Tampa, having oversaw the entire HR function for North America, his background is perfect for the role. Congrats to all new board members!

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Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Exxon Mobile, Starbucks, and Land’s End were some of the major companies announcing leadership changes in December, but overall turnover among the nation’s chief executives fell during the month. Meanwhile, CEO changes for the year were virtually unchanged from 2015, according to the year-end report on announced CEO departures released Wednesday by global... more

Posted 1 week 6 days ago

On the news that Macy’s is shuttering 68 stores and cutting 10,000 workers and Limited is closing all 250 locations impacting 4,000 workers, a new report released Tuesday further indicates the industry’s inexorable shift to online.

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Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

The pace of downsizing ticked up slightly to close out 2016, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to shed 33,627 jobs from payrolls in December, according to the report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

The economy, which continued to gain momentum throughout 2016, is expected to remain strong in 2017. However, the election of Donald Trump, which promises to shake things up in Washington, D.C. and around the country, could have the biggest impact on the job market, where the Trump effect is likely to benefit industries and occupations that have struggled in recent decades amid globalization and... more

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