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Posted 3 years 4 months ago

While the economy continues to add jobs at a healthy pace, it appears that more and more of those jobs are with contractors, subcontractors and outsourcing providers that handle an ever-expanding list of corporate functions, including compensation and benefits, information technology, marketing, and, in the case of one airline, reservations and baggage handling.

For corporations that farm out... more

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

Amy Gerard, native of the Grand Rapids area, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as a regional sales manager. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout Michigan, with a focus on the western part of the state.

Gerard comes to Challenger from Grand Rapids-based Precision Aerospace... more

Posted 3 years 5 months ago

For the nation’s employers attempting to woo talent in the face of a tightening labor market, millennials most likely figure prominently in recruitment plans. However, companies that rely on the same old heart-shaped box of chocolate to attract talent could find themselves falling short, especially when it comes to reeling in young talent, according to one employment... more

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Posted 3 years 5 months ago

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4 THINGS EMPLOYERS CAN LEARN FROM SUPER BOWL COACHES
  • Assess performance to ensure talent fits with your vision. More companies plan to spend on big data analytics in HR,... more
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Posted 3 years 5 months ago

Kraft Heinz’s announcement that all corporate, non-factory workers would get the Monday after Super Bowl off from work and subsequent campaign to make that day a national holiday may be more than just good public relations, according to one workplace authority.

“Every year, the Monday after Super Bowl, and typically the days leading up to the big game as well, are... more

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Posted 3 years 5 months ago

The number of women taking over the role of chief executive officer increased for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to new data released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The new findings suggest that while women still represent a small fraction of the nation’s CEOs, they are rapidly making gains.

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Posted 3 years 5 months 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 3 years 5 months 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 3 years 5 months 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 3 years 5 months 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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