Fewer Americans are using their vacation time than ever before, and while many Americans are the most confident than they have been with the economy since before the recession, according to Pew Research, guilt over taking vacation days may cause employee burn-out, according to one workplace authority.
While the economy continues to add jobs at a healthy pace, it appears that more and more of those jobs are with contractors, subcontractors and outsourcing providers that handle an ever-expanding list of corporate functions, including compensation and benefits, information technology, marketing, and, in the case of one airline, reservations and baggage handling.
The number of women taking over the role of chief executive officer increased for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to new data released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The new findings suggest that while women still represent a small fraction of the nation’s CEOs, they are rapidly making gains.
The pace of chief executive officer departures slowed to the lowest level since February, as 97 CEOs left their posts in June. That was down 3 percent from 100 in May and 5 percent from the 102 who left their posts in June of last year, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.