The details might be hazy, but moments from the office holiday party can be the best memories you share with your coworkers, yet never speak of again. advertisement advertisement Last week, we asked you to dredge up the moments you’d rather leave buried in the past, and share your most shockingly gone-wrong office holiday parties. We’ll begin our journey into your collection of after-hours debauchery with a relatively harmless story, from reader who enjoyed herself a little too much but suffered only the loss of her phone and a wicked hangover. Our official company holiday party was pretty tame–just dinner. But the unofficial after party at a nearby bar is where things got a little messy. After several rounds of drinks and shots I guess it was deemed that I was too drunk to make it home, so someone put me in a cab. The next morning I pieced it together what happened: I had lost my wallet at some point during the night and when I didn’t have any money … [Read more...] about Your Worst Office Holiday Party Stories
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Home for the holidays takes on a whole new, depressing meaning when businesses layoff employees during December. advertisement advertisement Losing your livelihood during the “happiest time of the year” is pretty awful for employees, so why would a company be so Scrooge-like? We asked several HR professionals to weigh in on whether or not it’s acceptable, or advisable, to conduct layoffs during the holiday season, and if so, how to do it compassionately. They had a lot to say. Why Companies Conduct Layoffs During The Holidays The vast majority of organizations run on a calendar year budget, explains Steve Spires, a managing director of outplacement solutions with BPI group, and year-end coincides with the need to achieve year-end numbers. “Business cycles are agnostic, and focused on results without bias, emotion, nor sentimentality,” says Jason Hanold, managing partner at executive search firm Hanold Associates. Because companies may want to … [Read more...] about Fired For The Holidays: Is It Acceptable For Businesses To Downsize In December?
If you’re planning to wait until the new year to start your job search, you might want to reconsider. advertisement advertisement Contrary to popular opinion, December is a great time to be job hunting, says Tony Beshara, author of The Job Search Solution “If you think nobody interviews or hires during the holidays, you need to think again,” says Beshara, president of the Dallas-based recruiting firm Babich & Associates. “When a company needs to hire, December is no different than any other time of year. Too many people wait for the New Year, but there are no more openings in January than there are in December.” In fact, Beshara says December is the second or third busiest month of the year for hiring. While the month is interrupted with holidays, opportunities are still out there. He offers four reasons why the holidays are a great time to start or continue your job search: 1. People Are In A Better Mood The holidays are a time for joy and … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons The Holiday Season Is A Great Time To Look For A New Job
Going by advertising alone, beer makes everybody better looking, funnier, and more charming. It surrounds you with interesting people and exciting times and will quench your thirst on a hot day all at once. But anyone who’s ever tried to recreate the magic of a beer commercial knows the result is too often soaked in fried food, antacid and shame. advertisement advertisement But there is hope! Recent studies have substantiated what was by many, often discarded as a myth. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley has concluded that the average man produces his most creative thinking with an alcohol level of 0.075%. Known as the creative peak, it’s considered the ideal state for problem solving, inventing and generally coming up with great ideas. As if that wasn’t enough of a welcome holiday gift, agency CP+B Copenhagen took Wiley’s research to the next level, working with Rocket Brewing to engineer a beer that claims to enable the … [Read more...] about Finally, A Beer That Will Solve Your Creative Problems
Travel major Cox & Kings's unit has raised Rs 450 crore by selling 11.58 percent stake in its subsidiary Promotheon Holdings UK (PHUK) to SSG Capital Management, a private equity firm.PHUK holds the education and hybrid hotels businesses of Cox & Kings. The company is a subsidiary of Promotheon Enterprises (PEL), a unit of Cox & Kings.After the sale, PEL's stake in its unit will come down to 54 percent. SSG Capital, which had bought into PHUK in November last year, will see its stake increase to 46 percent. Last year, the private equity firm had acquired the stake from The Rohatyn Group.Close "We have been unlocking value in our units since last year. We wanted to demonstrate that the valuation in all our subsidiaries is much more than consolidated value of our company that is listed," Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings told Moneycontrol. related news Essar Steel insolvency: Supreme Court sets aside NCLAT judgement, gives upper hand to banks Jet Privilege … [Read more...] about Cox & Kings raises Rs 450 crore through sale in education & hotels arm