December 2013

The Top Workplace Stories of 2013

Telecommuting Ban, Twitter, & TerminalGate

As the year comes to a close, global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. presents some of the most outrageous, unbelievable, and compelling workplace stories of the year. Challenger, which released the compilation Monday, remembers Yahoo’s major decision, government impasses and how the climate has impacted jobs.


2013 November CEO Report: 94 CEO Changes, Health, Gov't Lead

After four consecutive months in which departures among the nation’s chief executive officers totaled more than 100, the pace of turnover declined somewhat in November, with 94 CEOs announcing their exits during that month. That is 9.6 percent fewer than the 104 who left their post in October, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

2013 Holiday Hiring Update: Holiday Retail Hiring Down from Record Levels

After getting off to its strongest start in 14 years, the pace of holiday hiring in November slipped below last year’s level, suggesting that retailers may be reining in expectations for a bountiful Christmas selling season.

Retail employment expanded by 471,000 in November, which is down 4.7 percent from a year ago, when retailers hired a record 494,400 workers, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ non-seasonally adjusted employment data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

2013 November Job Cut Report: Over 45K Job Cuts; Retail, Aerospace/Defense Lead

Job cuts were virtually unchanged in November, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to shed 45,314 workers from their payrolls. That marks a decline of just 0.9 percent from the 45,730 planned job cuts announced in October, according to the latest report on monthly job cuts released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.