While estimates suggest almost 4 million Boomers retire per year, survey after survey indicate that more Americans plan to continue working well into their retirement years. Employers who are currently scouring the labor force for available talent would be wise to tap into the older workforce, according to one workplace authority.
“I do think companies are aware that the best workers are more in the driver’s seat,” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement firm. “Companies know that if they lose someone they value, it’s harder to go out and replace skilled workers in a low-unemployment environment.”
The shortest month of the year saw a decline in layoff announcements, as US-employers announced plans to cut 36,957 jobs in February, 19 percent fewer than the 45,934 cuts announced in January, according to the latest report from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
This week, NBC News revealed that the business degree listed on a website run by Iowa Senate Republicans and approved by Iowa Senator Mark Chelgren was actually a training certificate from a company that operated a Sizzler franchise. This is a timely lesson for job seekers: lies on a resume may escape notice, but if discovered, can have far-reaching effects.
While President Trump has stated he will not fill out a bracket for this year’s NCAA tournament beginning March 14th, millions of workers across the country will likely spend company time researching teams and making their picks. This activity could cost employers over $600 million, according to one more conservative estimate.
Our VP Darren Veneri hosted a Senior Level HR Executive Dinner at Flemings Restaurant in Tampa with more than twenty HR leaders present, as well as our EVP International Rick Cobb. The theme of the night was to recognize a large number of recent promotions among the group to the highest level in HR locally, regionally, or company-wide. Congrats to all on their successes and thanks for attending!