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 …


Networking? Here’s How to Stand Out By Joann Lublin

Fans of Bruce Mount sang his praises to BzzAgent before he applied to become vice president of engineering of the Boston word-of-mouth marketer…

…Unusual times demand unusual networking tactics. Most candidates find work through networking, surveys show. But in today’s dismal job market, many feel frustrated with standard …


Fans of Bruce Mount sang his praises to BzzAgent before he applied to become vice president of engineering of the Boston word-of-mouth marketer… There are many ways to get to the top spot in finance.

Faster than a speeding bank run, more powerful than a loan officer, able to lease tall buildings in a single bound: finance executives practically need to be superheroes to make it to the CFO’s chair these days. So goes the conventional wisdom, at least. Those who aspire to the top finance …


Economic Grinch may steal the corporate Chrismas party BY CARRIE MELAGO

The party’s over.

Love it or hate it, your annual holiday office party could be seriously scaled back this year – or canceled altogether – because of the lousy economy.

The number of companies planning holiday fetes is at a 20-year low, with just 81% scheduling one this year, a new survey …


How to Keep Your CFO Job amid the Crisis: Headhunter Tips By Marshall Krantz

Fight the urge to take the safe course, watch out for customers’ credit-worthiness, be open to new roles — and don’t take a vacation.

When the shooting starts — literally or figuratively — the best advice is usually to keep your head down. But some executive recruiters counsel that now is not …


Economy scrooges up holiday parties

Not having a company holiday party this year? You’re not alone.

Only 81 percent of businesses will have some type of holiday celebration this year, the lowest level in 20 years, according to an annual survey from New York-based executive search firm Battalia Winston Amrop…

“Over the past 20 years the number of holiday parties …