If you’re reading my articles, hopefully, you also occasionally watch the CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, John Challenger, speak on news outlets about career and market trends. If so, perhaps you’ve also noticed how he separates the promotion of our business from those discussions. I’ve always respected him for that.
Perhaps seizing on a tax bill favorable to business, as well as a stable economy and tight labor market, job seekers chose to start new businesses in the first quarter of the year at the highest rate since the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a report from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
It was a year full of surprises and upsets. Congrats to this year's winners of the Challenger NCAA March Madness Pool! From left: John Wirkes, Don Cannon, and John Challenger!