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Posted 5 years 2 months

CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 -- Millions of Americans could be watching the US soccer team take on Germany this Thursday in a match that will play a crucial role in deciding the team’s fate in the World Cup. The problem is the big game will played mid-day on Thursday, when many of those watching the broadcast or internet stream should be working. So, what can the nation’s employers do to prepare for the potential collapse in productivity?

Probably nothing, according to one workplace expert.

“Employers may simply want to prepare for the fact that many workers could be taking an...

Posted 5 years 3 months


The pace of turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers was virtually unchanged in May, as 98 CEOs announced their departures during the month, according to a report issued Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The May total was up 4.3 percent from the 94 CEO departures recorded in April. It was down 5.8 percent from the 104 CEO changes announced the...

Posted 5 years 3 months

Teens seeking summer jobs got off to a strong start in May, as employment among 16- to 19-year-olds grew by 217,000 in May. That was the biggest May employment gain for teenagers in eight years, according to an analysis of the latest employment data by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s employment gains among teens was a slight improvement over 2013, when 215,000 16- to 19-year-olds found jobs in May. The last...

Posted 5 years 3 months

Job cuts climbed to the highest level in more than a year, as US-based employers announced plans to reduce payrolls by 52,961 in May, according to the report Thursday from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

May job cuts were up 31 percent from 40,298 announced layoffs in April. It was the second consecutive increase in monthly job cuts and the largest one-month total since February 2013, when 55,356 job cuts were recorded.

Posted 5 years 4 months

Will Social Media History Trip Up College Graduates?

For this year’s crop of college graduates, the use of social media is second nature. However, will these grads’ comfort with sharing their lives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram come back to haunt them as they search for their first job? Not necessarily, according to one new survey.

In a poll of 100 human resources...

Posted 5 years 4 months

On the heels of Target’s May 5th announcement that chief executive officer Gregg Steinhafel will resign following a major data breach that left thousands of credit card numbers vulnerable, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. reported 94 CEOs left their posts in April.

The April total was down 24 percent from the 123 CEO departures recorded in March and matched the number of CEO exits during the same month a year ago.


Posted 5 years 4 months


Job cut announcements by U.S.-based firms were up 17 percent in April, as employers in retail and financial services continued to shed workers in a challenging business environment.

Employers announced plans to shed 40,298 workers from their payrolls in April, according to the monthly report released Thursday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. That was up...

Posted 5 years 5 months

Conditions are expected to improve for college graduates entering the job market this spring, as the economic recovery continues to gain momentum. In fact, nearly two out of three employers surveyed by a leading employment consulting firm plan to hire from among this year’s crop of 1.8 million grads.

In the survey conducted among 100 human resources professionals in early April by global outplacement and coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.,...

Posted 5 years 5 months

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers rose 9.8 percent in March, as 123 CEOs left their posts during the month. Last month’s departures brings the first-quarter total to 366, the most in a single quarter since 408 left their posts in the third quarter of 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The quarterly total was 18.4 percent higher than the same period a year ago...