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Posted 10 months 3 weeks

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers surged in March to 60,357, a 71 percent increase from the 35,369 cuts announced in February. Last month’s total is the highest monthly total since April 2016, when 64,141 job cuts were announced, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc...

Posted 10 months 3 weeks

With a tight labor market and skills shortages impacting a number of industries, the nation’s employers are sure to embrace the nearly 3 million students who will graduate with bachelor’s or associate’s degrees this May. The issue will be whether college grads have the requisite skills for the jobs available, according to the annual College Grad...

Posted 11 months 1 day

On the heels of #DeleteFacebook and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Internet and social media users are demanding companies that collect and store personal information prioritize data privacy. Meanwhile, in the EU, major privacy legislation, called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is set to take effect in May. Smart companies have no choice but to take action to protect user data, especially if...

Posted 11 months 1 week

In light of the revelation that marketing firm Cambridge Analytica, used by President Trump’s campaign, mined and utilized Facebook user data to influence voters in the 2016 Presidential Election, stock of the tech giant fell 7 percent on Monday, and continues to fall. Meanwhile, the hashtag #DeleteFacebook has begun to trend on Twitter, prompting users to completely delete their accounts and the data...

Posted 11 months 2 weeks

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their posts at U.S.-based companies reached 113 in February, 56.9 percent higher than February 2017, when 72 CEO exits were announced, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

February’s total was down 14...

Posted 11 months 3 weeks

March Madness starts next week, which means basketball fans across the country are starting to think about their brackets. If you want morale to soar, you might consider offering workers the same deal Warren Buffett is proposing to Berkshire Hathaway employees. Buffett’s contest prize will award $1 million a year for life to the extremely lucky worker who manages to correctly predict...

Posted 11 months 3 weeks

The nation’s employers announced plans to cut 35,369 jobs in February, down 20 percent from the 44,653 cuts announced in January, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 4.3 percent lower than the 36,957 announced job cuts in February 2017. So...

Posted 12 months 1 day

The entertainment industry, which opened the floodgates on sexual misconduct and inequity for women late last year, will celebrate the achievements of various artists this Sunday at the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to facilitate conversations about sexual assault and misconduct, another topic will...

Posted 1 year 3 days

The concept of decentralized cryptocurrency without political borders can be challenging at first. However, cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Litecoin, force us to adjust the way we think about money and how to transfer value. Could digital currency be the future of how employers pay their workforces?

While cryptocurrency is currently a risky and unregulated investment...

Posted 1 year 1 week

After the most recent flu update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during which officials stated the flu season has yet to peak and activity is as high as in 2009, global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. revised its estimate on the cost of lost productivity to employers due to the flu to over $21 billion.

“The flu...

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