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Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

While the economy continues to show signs of strength, industries that traditionally cater to teen workers are scaling back, meaning opportunities for teens might appear in unusual places or later in the summer when retailers have assessed consumer demand, according to an outlook released Tuesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.... more

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Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

SVP Pete Tzavalas and Challenger are proud Pink Tie Sponsors of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

Employed Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace in 16 years, and recent data shows a substantial amount of confidence in the U.S. economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the quits rate rose to 2.2% and 3.2 million Americans left their jobs in January – up from 2.9 million in January of 2016. What is triggering this recent worker exodus,... more

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Posted 8 months 5 days 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 methods to attract talent could find themselves falling short, especially when it comes to reeling in young talent.

The recruiting tools that worked for baby boomers and generation X will not necessarily work... more

Posted 8 months 1 week ago

Are you among the 76 million Baby Boomers who plan to continue working beyond retirement?

According to one recent survey, eight in 10 Boomers surveyed plan to continue working in their retirement years.

Some may continue working out of financial necessity or in order to keep health coverage.

However, the majority will continue working simply because they still... more

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

Happy International Women's Day! We spent it talking to SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson about what this day and the Women's Strike mean to her, how she's helping women strive toward equal pay, and her career journey.

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Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

This week, NBC News revealed that the business degree listed on a website run by Iowa Senate Republicans and approved by Iowa Senator Mark Chelgren was actually a training certificate from a company that operated a Sizzler franchise. This is a timely lesson for job seekers: lies on a resume may escape notice, but if discovered, can have far-reaching effects.

Sen. Chelgren, who once worked... more

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

While President Trump has stated he will not fill out a bracket for this year’s NCAA tournament beginning March 14th, millions of workers across the country will likely spend company time researching teams and making their picks. This activity could cost employers over $600 million, according to one more conservative estimate.

More than 40 million... more

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Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

EVP International Rick Cobb sits down with Director of Talent Management for Fragomen Worldwide Brian Ash to discuss best practices in engagement and retention, plus a great program called "Free for Coffee" that randomly matches employees with professionals around the globe to have a 30 minute networking call. Pretty cool! Also, hear how Brian got connected to Challenger and our... more

Posted 9 months 3 hours ago

Our VP Darren Veneri hosted a Senior Level HR Executive Dinner at Flemings Restaurant in Tampa with more than twenty HR leaders present, as well as our EVP International Rick Cobb. The theme of the night was to recognize a large number of recent promotions among the group to the highest level in HR locally, regionally, or company-wide. Congrats to all on their successes and thanks for attending!

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