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Posted 1 day 15 hours ago

How do you find a job when you need to bypass general biases of the market? Get in front of decision makers! This episode, EVP Rick Cobb gives great advice on how to get in front of real people who can make a difference in your job search, the best approaches once you get your foot in the door, and what not to say to remove yourself from the running.

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Posted 1 day 19 hours ago

Women are indeed gaining ground in the top spot at companies, but still fall well short of the rate of new male CEOs, according to a new analysis of CEO turnover data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Of the 607 replacement CEOs recorded in the first half of 2019, 131, or 21.6%, were women. That is up from 18.6% female CEO replacements... more

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Posted 3 days 14 hours ago

Personal devices are ubiquitous in 2019, and workers nationwide are using them in their professional lives. This use of personal devices and employers’ expectations that their employees be available outside of work hours introduces a host of new problems for both employees and employers, including increased stress levels and privacy concerns, according to one workplace authority... more

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Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Our EVP Rick Cobb discusses bias and discrimination at work and those filtering mechanisms that inherently discriminate against candidates. Stay tuned for next week where we discuss what job seekers can do to overcome these biases. Subscribe to The Challenger Podcast: HR Passport anywhere you listen to your podcasts.

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Posted 1 week 3 days ago

Turnover in the top position fell in June, as employers at U.S.-based companies announced 99 chief executive officer changes, 13% lower than the 114 CEO changes announced in May, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total was 10% higher than the 90... more

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Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago



U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 140,577 jobs from their payrolls in the second quarter of this year, down 26% from the 190,410 cuts announced in the first quarter. Despite the drop, Q2 cuts are 34% higher than the 104,800 cuts announced in the same quarter last year, according to the latest report on job cuts released... more
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Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago



The response to the #MeToo movement in the workplace continues, according to a survey of 150 human resources executives conducted at companies of various sizes and industries nationwide by global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

In the survey, 51% of companies... more
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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

Taking steps forward was at the top of this list! Our Regional Director Mary Stager hosted a committed group of executives-in-transition at the Challenger Executive Network (CEN) in Fairfield County last week. With two members recently landing new positions and others getting close, we continue to be inspired by their dedication to success. Thanks to all who... more

Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago

In a new survey from global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., 70% of employers reported they are having trouble finding applicants with the necessary qualifications. To attract talent, the majority of companies surveyed are offering flexible schedules or time-off benefits.

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Posted 1 month 1 day ago

As the second half of the year begins, over 82% of employers report they are actively hiring for open positions. However, 80% of those employers are having trouble finding candidates, with 70% reporting a skills shortage, according to a survey released Tuesday by global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc... more

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