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Posted 2 months 3 days ago

The current outlook for rural employers and employees seems bleak. With technology eliminating many jobs, much of the rural talent is moving to cities as a means of finding better job prospects, leaving companies scrambling to employ and retain talented employees.

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

While pivoting in the retail sector has caused thousands of store closures, price cuts on merchandise, and consolidation within the industry, retailers are signaling that there might be high demand for seasonal jobs, according to a forecast released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago


For the last decade, marketers, employers, and brands alike struggled to understand the Millennial workforce. However, now that the oldest Millennials are reaching their mid-thirties, it is time to shift focus to the next generation – Generation Z.

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Job interviews are one of the most important aspects of the job search, and performing well is key to landing the next position. However, seeking employment in a different country or culture adds a new dimension to an already stressful process, according to one workplace authority.

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Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Chief Executive Officer departures dropped 5.8 percent from July’s six-month high of 102, as 96 CEOs left their posts in August. This is 11.9 percent fewer than the 109 CEOs who left their posts in the same month last year, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut payrolls by 33,825 in August, a 19.4 percent increase from the 28,307 recorded cuts announced in July, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The August job-cut total is 5 percent higher than the same month last year, when 32,188 cuts were recorded. This month’s... more

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Posted 3 months 2 days ago

The job search has changed dramatically in the past few years, primarily due to technological advances. No longer must job seekers pore over want ads in newspapers and make cold calls trying to meet with employers. While advances in online job search techniques have made it easier for both job seekers and employers, new technologies will likely dramatically change not only the way people find open... more

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Posted 3 months 5 days ago

From left: Sarah Beane-Ricca from Morgan Stanley, Tevis Trower from Balance Integration, Patrick Jephson, Heather Dolan, Gina Gabriele from Trion, William Beaman, Marjorie Spitz from Balance Integration

On August 16th our Heather Dolan co-hosted an Executive Women’s Business-to-Business Networking Breakfast at Morgan Stanley... more

Posted 3 months 6 days ago

From left: Heather Dolan, David Pinette, Marnie Joyce

On August 2nd, our own David Pinette and Heather Dolan hosted a Challenger Executive HR (NYC) Group Alumni Social and Landing Celebration at the Ainsworth in New York City. There were over 35 group members who attended the cocktail event. Alumni came from New York City, New... more

Posted 3 months 6 days ago

For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this event is exciting, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday, potentially disrupting productivity.

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