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Posted 5 days 11 hours ago

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“It used to be that you’d have lifetime employment with one employer, and that you’d never really have breaks,” said John Challenger, the chief executive at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive-outplacement firm. “Now we’re seeing plenty of people who decide to take advantage of the natural gaps that occur in one’s work history.”

Data suggests that job-hopping behavior may be generational; according to LinkedIn, in 2016, millennials switched jobs 2.2 times more than... more

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

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"Indeed, half of companies have said they are reviewing their compensation policies to ensure fair pay for men and women in light of #MeToo and #TimesUp, according to a recent poll by Challenger Gray & Christmas."

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Holiday office parties adjust to wave of sexual misconduct scandals
Amid the recent wave of sexual misconduct scandals, a lot of companies are taking a closer look at an annual holiday tradition – the office party. NBC’s Blake McCoy reports for TODAY.

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Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

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Companies announced plans to cut 29,831 jobs in October, a decline of 3 percent from last year, a private survey reported Thursday.

From January to October, employers announced just over 351,000 layoffs, the lowest total for that period since 1997, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas said. October's total represents a 7.8 percent decline in layoff announcements from September.

Posted 1 year 3 days ago

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"Older workers could be part of the solution for employers facing a 'skills gap' in a period of low unemployment, said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm in Chicago.

'Smart employers do go to untapped areas,' which could help older workers with the... more

Posted 1 year 3 weeks ago

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"A forecast from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. suggests that the creation of retail jobs, which have typically accounted for a quarter of teenage employment, won’t pick up until back-to-school shopping gains steam in late July."

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Posted 1 year 3 months ago

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“I do think companies are aware that the best workers are more in the driver’s seat,” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement firm. “Companies know that if they lose someone they value, it’s harder to go out and replace skilled workers in a low-unemployment environment.”

Posted 1 year 3 months ago

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"March Madness is exciting, but it is a productivity bust. Andy Challenger at outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said 81 million workers are researching their brackets, watching games in the break room or streaming them on office PCs:

'Ends up costing employers about $2.1 billion paid to employees who are otherwise distracted and not doing their work,' Challenger said. But Challenger warns that employers should do nothing; banning office... more

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