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The rate of women taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2017 remained virtually unchanged from 2016 at 18 percent, according to a report released by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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The aggressive strain of flu currently making its way across the country is prompting experts to issue warnings to reduce the spread of infections. One such warning is to stay out of the workplace during an illness. While this is excellent advice workers should follow, it is likely to lead to millions of lost workdays and billions of dollars in lost... more

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Retail employment dropped 88 percent from November’s total of 462,700 to 53,900 in December, the lowest December total on record, according to an analysis of non-seasonally adjusted Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 1 week 6 days ago

The number of Chief Executive Officer changes at U.S.-based companies rose slightly from the 94 CEO exits announced in November, as a total of 95 CEOs left their posts in December. This brings the year-end total to 1,160 exits, the lowest annual total since 2004, when 663 CEO changes were announced, according to a report released Wednesday by global... more

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Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

U.S.-based employers announced 32,423 job cuts in the last month of the year, bringing the year-end total to 418,770. That is the lowest annual total since 1990*, when 316,047 cuts were recorded, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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At the close of 2017, many who were subject to sexual harassment and/or assault have been empowered by the #MeToo movement to name their abusers. This has had a powerful impact not only culturally, but also in the workplace, where 71 percent of this alleged abuse occurred, according to a new analysis of news reports of sexual misconduct conducted by global outplacement and executive coaching firm... more

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Posted 1 month 5 days ago

To help those struggling to land a job, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will suspend normal business operations for two days so its staff of professional job-search coaches can provide free advice to callers from across the country.

The firm’s 32nd annual national job-search call-in will be held on December 27 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.... more

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Our Senior Vice President David Pinette hosted the Challenger Executive HR Group Holiday Social at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in King of Prussia on December 13th. Forty current members and alumni came together to network, reconnect, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers. The festive event was a great success in bringing together the executive HR community of Philadelphia... more

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Retail employment in November grew 26 percent to 451,600, the highest November total since 2012, when 485,400 jobs were added, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their posts at U.S.-based companies fell in November to 94, 10.4 percent lower than the 105 departures announced in October, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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