March Madness starts next week, which means basketball fans across the country are starting to think about their brackets. If you want morale to soar, you might consider offering workers the same deal Warren Buffett is proposing to Berkshire Hathaway employees. Buffett’s contest prize will award $1 million a year for life to the extremely lucky worker who manages to correctly predict... more
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The nation’s employers announced plans to cut 35,369 jobs in February, down 20 percent from the 44,653 cuts announced in January, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
The entertainment industry, which opened the floodgates on sexual misconduct and inequity for women late last year, will celebrate the achievements of various artists this Sunday at the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to facilitate conversations about sexual assault and misconduct, another topic will... more
The concept of decentralized cryptocurrency without political borders can be challenging at first. However, cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Litecoin, force us to adjust the way we think about money and how to transfer value. Could digital currency be the future of how employers pay their workforces?
SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson and VP Pam Taylor hosted 20 HR professionals to "Improve It!" on February 6. The event was facilitated by Erin Diehl and Cristy Mercier of Improve It!and was a huge success. Based on the techniques of improvisational comedy, the event was geared to boost confidence and communication skills when networking, interviewing or just in... more
After the most recent flu update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during which officials stated the flu season has yet to peak and activity is as high as in 2009, global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. revised its estimate on the cost of lost productivity to employers due to the flu to over $21 billion.
Our Senior Vice President David Pinette hosted a Human Resources Executive Alliance event at the Philadelphia 76's game against the New York Knicks. Twenty HR leaders came together at a box-suite at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia to watch the home team win a 108-92 score game. The group enjoyed reconnecting and discussing current industry trends all with a wonderful atmosphere. Thank... more
While office romances may seem inevitable – with one in four workers reporting they are currently or have engaged in a workplace relationship, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – they are often ripe for conflict, not only for the parties involved, but also for their employers. When these courtships are unsuccessful, they reportedly end in termination for at least... more
The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their posts at U.S.-based companies last month reached 132, the highest monthly total since the same number exited the CEO role in February 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.