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 …


It’s no party this year for many U.S. companies: survey By Alexandria Sage

Whether you love or hate your company’s annual holiday office party, it may not even happen this year.

As a financial crisis roils world markets and fears of a deep global recession grow, about one-fifth of U.S. businesses are saying ‘no’ to end-of-year festivities this holiday season, according …


Recruiters: Barclays May Cut 5,000 Lehman Jobs By Yalman Onaran

Barclays Plc, the British bank that bought parts of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s American businesses, may cut as many as 5,000 jobs at the bankrupt company, Wall Street recruiters said…

…”They’ve paid for the right to choose through the ranks who they really want,” a partner at executive …


HUMAN CAPITAL Lay Off Workers, Shoot Self in Foot By Alexandria Sage

The employee layoffs that are starting to pile up around Corporate America may be only the latest evidence of a disturbing syndrome — namely, that most companies are so adamant about securing today’s bottom line, they blithely cover their heads in sand with regard to tomorrow’s…

…Couldn’t they simply …


Barclays May Eliminate 5,000 Lehman Positions in Three Months

Barclays Plc, the U.K. bank that bought parts of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s U.S. businesses, may cut as many as 5,000 jobs at the bankrupt company, Wall Street recruiters said.

The estimate, based on the $2.5 billion Barclays set aside for severance and retention costs, would mean half …


LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES Hanah Cho | On the Job

It’s a tough time to look for a new job, whether you’re unemployed or looking for a better opportunity.

Employers are skittish about hiring, while the pool of job seekers is only getting larger…

…Lisa Tromba, vice president at executive search firm Battalia Winston International, says job …


Spending Power Moves Abroad By Louis Greenstein

A new study finds dramatic gaps in disposable income between U.S. managers and their counterparts in Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and other developing economies. How can employers keep managers on their home turf when they have a lot more spending power abroad?

Time was, employers worried about losing talent …


Bonus Pools In ’08 To Shrink As Big Investment Banks Totter By Brett Philbin

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–For bankers and traders, the end-of-the-year bonus outlook just got even bleaker.

As two of the biggest investment banks disappear and market watchers weigh the future of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) as standalone entities, recruiters and compensation …