Robert Half survey: Pink slip is losing its stigma
In the current economy, being out of a job for an extended period no longer carries the stigma that it once did for top managers, according to a new survey commissioned by Robert Half International Inc., a California-based firm that provides staffing and risk consulting services.
Based on telephone interviews with 150 senior executives at big companies, the nationwide survey found that respondents believe that a senior manager could be out of work nine months before his or her career prospects were adversely affected, Robert Half said.
“Despite pockets of opportunity, the job market remains challenging, and extended searches aren’t unusual,” Paul McDonald, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources, said in a statement.
A Globe story last month noted that many people who are laid off are seeing some upsides. To read that story, please click here.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)