Challenger, Gray & Christmas News

Posted 6 years 7 months ago

Original Article: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/26/free-advice-for-job-seekers/

John Challenger, CEO at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says job counselors will offer strategies to help people become more effective in their search. It’s happening on Dec. 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time (phone number 312-422-5010). More information about the annual call-in is available at the company’s websiteconstruction worker.

Free job advice couldn’t come at a better time. Some 11 million Americans... more

Posted 6 years 7 months ago

Original Article: http://goo.gl/iW1fV3

Factors contributing to changes in health care

The Affordable Care Act, cuts to Medicare, lack of Medicaid expansion in some states and hospital debts are contributing to transformations in hospitals and in the health care delivery model. "Beyond traditional employment," tweeted the American Hospital Association, "hospitals support an additional 10 milllion jobs elsewhere in the economy." Other changes include advances in technology, such as the conversion to electronic health records, and the rise of... more

Posted 6 years 7 months ago

Original Article: Why It’s a Good Thing More People Are Quitting Their Jobs

Go ahead, tell the boss where to put it. That’s what more Americans are doing, according to an analysis of employment data by the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.—and it’s a good thing. Why? Labor mobility is one indicator of a strengthening economy. Of the 4.37 million workers who quit in August, more than half were voluntary, which is up 11% over the previous... more

Posted 6 years 8 months ago

Original Article: A Job Engine Sputters as Hospitals Cut Staff

Health care providers announced more layoffs than any other industry last month — 8,128 — largely because of reductions by hospitals, according to outplacement firm Challenger Gray and Christmas. So far this year, the health care sector has announced 41,085 layoffs, the third-most behind financial and industrial companies.

Posted 6 years 9 months ago

Original Article: Companies Hiring the Most Right Now

Retailers are expected to hire more than 700,000 seasonal workers between October and December, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Posted 6 years 9 months ago

Original Article: Getting A Job, It Is About Who You Know

Referrals are “your way in the back door to companies,” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm.

“Everybody is trying to barge through the front door, sending a resume out, filling out applications, looking for open jobs—but job seekers who are most effective are looking for a way in the back door to avoid the rush. That’s through finding people at the... more

Posted 6 years 9 months ago

Original Article: Don't Ignore These Five Signs of Impending Layoffs

"It's true that when you watch your co-workers get pink-slipped one after the other, it takes a huge hit to your confidence and career security. [But] it does not necessarily mean you're next, especially if you can demonstrate to your company you understand their goals and are working hard to meet them."... more

Posted 6 years 10 months ago

Original Article: When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In

John Challenger, CEO of workplace consulting company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, diagnoses burnout. He tells NPR's Jacki Lyden stress can manifest emotionally, mentally or physically. "It can be combined with doubts about your confidence or the value of the work you do," he says.

Posted 6 years 10 months ago

Original Article: How Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting a Job

This summer hasn’t been an especially productive one for working teenagers. After a strong start in May, teen employment faltered, and total employment gains through the end of July ended up 3% lower than last summer, according to an analysis of government data by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm. Overall, reports Challenger, only 43% of 16- to-19-year-olds were... more

Posted 6 years 11 months ago

Original Article: Armstrong's Behavior Another Red Flag For AOL

(MoneyWatch) Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, shot himself in the foot by apparently firing a worker in the midst of a conference call -- no matter how justified the firing.

"Maybe it was a last straw for two people who were already at odds," says John Challenger, president of outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. "We don't know the history. But the way he did this has to... more

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