In a new survey from global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., 70% of employers reported they are having trouble finding applicants with the necessary qualifications. To attract talent, the majority of companies surveyed are offering flexible schedules or time-off benefits.
Tattoos, once taboo in the workplace, are now commonplace in many offices, as employers found that to keep or attract talent, they needed to overlook this kind of body art. Now, companies may be considering relaxing dress codes, especially in a tight labor market, according to one workplace authority.
"Indeed, half of companies have said they are reviewing their compensation policies to ensure fair pay for men and women in light of #MeToo and #TimesUp, according to a recent poll by Challenger Gray & Christmas."
For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this event is exciting, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday, potentially disrupting productivity.
Last month’s prominent resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick brought corporate culture and executive scandal once more to the forefront. Despite a handful of newsworthy items, the number of scandal-ridden CEOs who have left their posts seems to be declining, according to data collected by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
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.