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Posted 7 months 4 days ago

With a booming economy and tight labor market, it’s no wonder companies are in hiring mode. According to a new survey from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., 64 percent of companies say they are hiring right now. The issue will be whether companies can find talent with the appropriate skills for the jobs... more

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Posted 7 months 4 days ago

Social media is immutably intertwined with professional branding. Not only do companies need to assess their online images, as stakeholders and consumers are able to comment and share their opinions on every action a company takes, but professionals must monitor, update, and polish their own online presences. Now, there is another reason to ensure your social media presence... more

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Posted 7 months 1 week ago

Our Vice President Tracey Kearny will be joining a team of strong, powerful women giving advice to other strong, powerful women at the 2018 PowHer Play Professional Women’s Breakfast held by The Chatman Women’s Foundation (TCWF) on August 10th in Houston. It is an event geared toward 100 elite professional women. For the first time in the event’s 10-year history, men who support... more

Posted 7 months 1 week ago

Teen Employment Drops 1.5 Percent Over Last Year
951,000 JUNE GAINS HIGHER THAN AVERAGE

Teen hiring rose 86 percent from the 130,000 jobs added in May, as 951,000 workers aged 16 to 19 found employment last month, according to analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by global... more

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Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have empowered survivors of sexual harassment and assault to name their abusers, who were often in a position of power over them professionally. In the wake of this phenomenon, more companies are reviewing their policies on sexual harassment and taking a harder line on workplace romance, according to an update to a survey... more

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Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers rose 18 percent, from 31,517 in May to 37,202 in June, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s job cuts were up 19.6 percent from the 31,105 announced in the same month last year.
“In a tight labor market, it’s no surprise... more

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Posted 8 months 8 hours ago


Our SVP Pete Tzavalas, Pink Tie Partner for Susan G. Komen, helped raise $617,000 at this year’s Pink Tie Ball held in Huntington Beach! The money will go toward breast health programs and research to combat breast cancer.
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Posted 8 months 8 hours ago


Have you ever been depressed, personally or professionally? What does it look like?

Hollywood would have us imagine a desperate man or woman alone, crying on the bedroom floor. Perhaps it is - but depression certainly has many faces.

I’ve supported company outplacement for 12 years now. That’s 12 years of helping people through the difficult... more

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Posted 8 months 1 week ago

According to an analysis by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., difficult news that impacts the nation, much like recent stories on immigration policy, could cost employers $832.5 million for every 19.2 minutes workers spend discussing and reading about it at work. If a particularly powerful story is in the news for a week, that figure could reach $4.2 billion.

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Posted 8 months 1 week ago

The summer hiring season for teens got off to a better start than last May, as 130,000 workers aged 16 to 19 found employment last month, according to analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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