Recruiting Industry Newswire

Battalia Winston Recruits General Counsel For Apptis

Executive search firm Battalia Winston has placed Paul Mamalian as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Apptis, Inc., a provider of IT solutions and services for government and industry. Kathryn Griffin, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Battalia Winston, conducted …


Not in a Partying Mood By Michael O’Brien

Bah humbug! Fewer companies are planning to deck the corporate halls this holiday season, while others are slashing their party budgets in half, according to two new surveys. Can companies spread good cheer without breaking the bank?

As the economy continues to slump towards the end of the year, many American companies caught …


Christmas Party Taking a Holiday Amid Downturn By Michelle V. Rafter

Across the U.S., companies are canceling annual end-of-the-year holiday bashes to cut costs, or in some cases just to blend in with the rest of a world that’s too worried about money to feel like a party…

…In its survey of 100 companies, outplacement consultant Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. found …


Restaurants Face Holiday-Party Slump By Paul Ziobro

Restaurants with private-dining businesses are facing more gloom than cheer heading into the holiday season as more offices scale back or cancel parties, sapping chains of a high-margin business.

Some chains are reporting cancellations of large events and are scrambling to fill up the rooms. But they may have a hard …


Stick With the Job You Know, More Employees Are Saying By Sarah E. Needleman

A growing number of professionals are saying “no, thanks” to prospective employers asking them to change jobs.

Spooked by the shaky economy, 46% of U.S. middle managers polled in mid-September said switching employers in the current environment is risky, according to a survey by Accenture Ltd. …


FEATURE-In recession, ladies recycle last year’s dress By Martinne Geller

NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Last year at this time, Kathy Johnson and her husband traveled to London and Paris, where she spent about $2,000 on a shiny, red Louis Vuitton shoulder bag and a matching charm without much thought.

This year Johnson, who runs a tech advisory firm with her husband in …


Holiday Parties at Lowest Level in 20 Years By: Jena McGregor

It’s unlikely to be a very merry Christmas in corporate offices this year. The fallout of the financial crisis and the economic downturn is prompting companies to cut back on holiday parties to their lowest level in 20 years, according to New York-based executive search firm Battalia Winston Amrop. Just 81% of the …