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Posted 7 months 4 days ago

Emboldened by favorable employment conditions and the continued availability of low-interest credit, the percentage of job seekers starting their own business increased to a four-year high in the final quarter of 2016.

An average of 7.4 percent of job seekers started a business in the fourth quarter. That was the highest quarterly average since the fourth quarter of 2013, when 8.6 percent... more

Posted 7 months 1 week ago

VP Lisa Turesky hosted the winter "Challenger Boston Leadership Dinner Series." Special guest speakers, David Thompson, Chief Learning Officer at Community Solutions, and Spencer Harrison, Professor of Management at Boston College, led a fascinating round table on how partnering with academics and science can provide deep insight into helping organizations. Guests included Boston's... more

Posted 7 months 1 week ago

After falling 21 percent in 2015, job cuts announced by employers in the U.S. technology sector increased by the same amount in 2016, according to a new analysis of layoff data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Employers in the technology sector, which encompasses computer, electronic and telecommunications firms, announced 96... more

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Posted 7 months 1 week 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 7 months 1 week 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 7 months 2 weeks 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 7 months 3 weeks ago

Read the full report here.

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 7 months 3 weeks 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 8 months 2 days 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 8 months 4 days 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

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