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Posted December 31, 2013 by

How Much is the Flu Costing the Workplace?

Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard

Doctor showing the word Flu on a chalkboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Workers should do their best to avoid getting the flu, or else it could be costly.

The 2012-13 flu season was one of the most severe in the U.S. in more than a decade and according to a new study, had two to three times the impact over a more typical flu season on the workplace, school, family and other segments of people’s everyday lives.  A new report from Walgreens suggests U.S. adults missed 230 million work days last season, while children lost more than 90 million school days due to flu-related illness. By contrast, 100 million work days and 32 million school days were missed in 2010-11, according to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report. (more…)

Posted May 31, 2013 by

Incentives that May Recruit Candidates for Recent Graduate Jobs

The following post shares some incentives that may potentially make the difference when trying to recruit for recent graduate jobs.

Which perks should you include in a job offer when you’re trying to nab a dream hire without a huge budget? Fifteen member of the Young Entrepreneur Council — who are fighting for hires of their own — weigh in. And no, most of these young stars don’t suggest offering a higher salary. Gen

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Recruiters: Want to Land a Dream Hire? These Perks Actually Work

Posted May 28, 2013 by

Even As More Employees Take Vacations, More Asked To Stay Connected With Office

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

While prices at the gas pump are still higher than most drivers would like, more American workers are expected to use their vacation days this summer, thanks to the steadily improving economy, increased job security and reasonable airfares. Increased summer travel, beginning with the Memorial Day holiday, is likely to boost hiring across several travel-related sectors, including leisure and hospitality, food service, retail, and entertainment, according to the employment experts at global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

“For young job seekers on break from high school or college, travel and leisure-related industries offer a wealth of employment opportunities. While many employers have already hired the bulk of their seasonal workers by this point, it is still not too late to find openings, particularly for those who live near or are willing to temporarily relocate to popular travel destinations,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. (more…)