"Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a company that helps laid off workers find new jobs, released a report Thursday on energy companies that have cut positions in the last two months."
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"Departures of CEO from U.S. companies and non-profit organizations reached a six-year high in 2014.
Some 1,341 chief executives either vacated their posts or announced their upcoming departures, up 7.6% from 2013, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas."
"Some experts are optimistic.
'We're in the seventh inning of an expansion,' said John Challenger, CEO of placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. 'This is where those people who have the hardest time finding jobs get a chance. Companies need people to do the work, the most-skilled, highest performers are taken, so they take chances.'"
Original Article: http://time.com/money/3650434/job-hunt-strategies-new-year/
"You’ll be especially attractive if you have expertise in hard-to-fill positions. More than three-quarters of human resource executives polled by Challenger Gray & Christmas report they are struggling to fill open positions, and 91% say that if the economy keeps expanding at its current rate, the war for talent will worsen."
Original Article: http://time.com/money/3599533/how-to-compete-for-an-out-of-town-job/
"Three out of four hiring managers recently surveyed by Challenger Gray & Christmas reported a shortage of local talent. So theoretically you could have better luck finding the job of your dreams if you’re willing and able to move."
"'Don’t outshine people who need the spotlight, or hold some aspect of job security in your hands,' advises John Challenger, chief executive of the worldwide outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. 'The holiday party is a great time to build relationships. Don’t get into behaviors that might cause relationships to deteriorate or be damaged.'"
"Q. How can job seekers improve their changes that a holiday job will become permanent?
A. Once you secure the position, this is the time to mention your desire to stay after the season ends. It's critical to demonstrate that you're a valuable member of the team. Thus, you not only have to do what's asked of you (and do it well), but you also have to go above... more
"As people 'vote with their feet and take another job at a higher pay,' this forces some managers to reassess how much they compensate employees, said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a human-resources consulting company. Businesses are more willing to invest in their workforce as quits increase, he said."
"The boomer scenario is logical to many job market professionals, who say it squares with what they see in their work.
'The data is more complicated because I think this generation of boomers is thinking about late career in a different way than previous generations,' said John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray and Christmas."
"2014 is a great year to look for a job for the holidays, which can be a good way to earn some extra cash or get your foot in the door for a longer-term career. 'We could see retailers add more than 800,000 seasonal workers for the first time since 1999,' says John Challenger, CEO of outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas."
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