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John Challenger Quotes

Retailers, restaurants, real estate, home improvement stores... will all see business decline.
John Challenger
#Business

Those who fail to deliver will be asked to tender their resignation or risk being forced out in a shareholder revolt.
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#Resignation

They might even include personal items you can put on the desk.
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#Desk

Consumers watched the stock market fall, heating-fuel prices rise, and to top it all off, employers launched a year-end job cut spree.
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#Consumers

People are moving to where the jobs and the growth are occurring. That means a lot more turbulence in people's lives.
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#Growth

Especially with all the worries about the war, terrorism and the economy, companies need to find ways to build morale right now, ... The NCAA, and the betting pools in many offices, are a way to bring employees together, to build rapport. These are the kinds of things that allow people to work well together. It's a good expenditure for companies.
John Challenger
#Economy

Those are two areas of the economy that should be perking up right now if we were in a recovery mode, ... Normally, businesses hire temp workers and work their employees longer -- this drop is of real concern and raises the specter of a double-dip recession.
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#Economy

Employees may have more control over their employment future than they think,
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#Control

The good news for displaced workers as well as for the economy is that the jobs that are being affected the most by downsizing are still in demand, ... This is why the unemployment rate has not increased at nearly the same rate as job cuts.
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#Economy

Companies that simply let these workers go will probably find a significant decline in the level of customer service and may even find some customers taking their business elsewhere.
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#Service

The strong economy prompted ambitious yearly plans on the part of many companies, especially those in consumer goods manufacturing, ... In order to meet those goals, as well as to stay competitive in today's global 24-hour economy, several companies in the poll have added or plan to add third shifts, creating the need for even more workers.
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#Economy

The competition will be fierce for first-time job seekers this year. Not only are there fewer jobs, but the pool of candidates is bigger, ... In addition to their classmates, college graduates will be competing with jobless people formerly in the workforce for one to three years...
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#Competition

People see themselves moving (between) too many jobs today, too many companies.
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#Jobs

The question for the economy at large is to what extent will it absorb these people and these businesses.
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#Economy

We ask all of our job seekers in the out- placement program to only look at the web after 6:30 at night or before maybe 6:00 in the morning, ... It is a soaker up of time and in a job search, you've got to get out and see people. You can't sit behind a desk and tinker with your resume.
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#Ask

It is far smarter to maximize productivity by paying overtime wages rather than hiring new workers, who will be slow until they become familiar with the new job.
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#Productivity

Those graduating with degrees in business, engineering, computer science, education and health care should find a relatively welcoming job market.
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#Business

Even as demand and salaries rise, college students should not be lulled into thinking that the job search will be easy or that jobs will be handed to anyone with a degree.
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#College

While some forecast the economy to be strong this year, some areas hit with heavy downsizing could struggle.
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#Economy

It's a sign of company maturation as it begins to focus on its core areas.
John Challenger
#Company

Taking full time off to go back to graduate school once you're, say, past 28, is very costly. Yes, there's no question it enhances your value -- particularly in the big stream areas like finance, sales and marketing, engineering, health care. But you don't want to use graduate school as a deferral because you don't want to face the job market.
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#Past

There's going to be conflict because you've got people who are reaching 50 and want the top job, and you've got others who aren't willing to step aside.
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#Conflict

Benefits are much worse for part-time workers. The number of people without health care insurance has gone over 40 million.
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#Health

None of this bodes well for retailers depending on strong holiday sales, nor for the entire economy, which has mostly relied on consumer spending to keep it afloat,
John Challenger
#Economy

The Asian situation has been a real driver and should continue into 1999, as companies scale back their growth plans,
John Challenger
#Growth

As earnings fall, corporations are quick to slash compensation costs, and that is brining about wholesale job cuts.
John Challenger
#Corporations

It's novel enough that some problems haven't manifested themselves yet. Inevitably, it creates problems. It does create tensions in the workplace.
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#Problems

Companies need to find out where their business is going to be in the next decade, ... and the way you do that is by listening to your employees, watching the market, and then growing in those areas with your people.
John Challenger
#Business

It becomes a question of, 'How do you create a culture with a sense of openness for everybody?'
John Challenger
#Culture

We are at a peak period of employment. Companies can't afford to lose people.
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#People