Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 4 hours 22 min ago

EVP International Rick Cobb sits down with Director of Talent Management for Fragomen Worldwide Brian Ash to discuss best practices in engagement and retention, plus a great program called "Free for Coffee" that randomly matches employees with professionals around the globe to have a 30 minute networking call. Pretty cool! Also, hear how Brian got connected to Challenger and our... more

Posted 3 days 8 hours ago

Our VP Darren Veneri hosted a Senior Level HR Executive Dinner at Flemings Restaurant in Tampa with more than twenty HR leaders present, as well as our EVP International Rick Cobb. The theme of the night was to recognize a large number of recent promotions among the group to the highest level in HR locally, regionally, or company-wide. Congrats to all on their successes and thanks for attending!

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Posted 5 days 11 hours ago

Emboldened by favorable employment conditions and the continued availability of low-interest credit, the percentage of job seekers starting their own business increased to a four-year high in the final quarter of 2016.

An average of 7.4 percent of job seekers started a business in the fourth quarter. That was the highest quarterly average since the fourth quarter of 2013, when 8.6 percent... more

Posted 1 week 3 days ago

VP Lisa Turesky hosted the winter "Challenger Boston Leadership Dinner Series." Special guest speakers, David Thompson, Chief Learning Officer at Community Solutions, and Spencer Harrison, Professor of Management at Boston College, led a fascinating round table on how partnering with academics and science can provide deep insight into helping organizations. Guests included Boston's... more

Posted 1 week 4 days ago

After falling 21 percent in 2015, job cuts announced by employers in the U.S. technology sector increased by the same amount in 2016, according to a new analysis of layoff data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Employers in the technology sector, which encompasses computer, electronic and telecommunications firms, announced 96... more

Posted 1 week 5 days ago

While the economy continues to add jobs at a healthy pace, it appears that more and more of those jobs are with contractors, subcontractors and outsourcing providers that handle an ever-expanding list of corporate functions, including compensation and benefits, information technology, marketing, and, in the case of one airline, reservations and baggage handling.

For corporations that farm out... more

Posted 1 week 6 days ago

Amy Gerard, native of the Grand Rapids area, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as a regional sales manager. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout Michigan, with a focus on the western part of the state.

Gerard comes to Challenger from Grand Rapids-based Precision Aerospace... more

Posted 2 weeks 9 hours ago

Raheela Anwar sits down with Colleen to discuss how you can position yourself to get promotions and recognition. Plus, she gives tips on how employers can recognize high-potentials, how to put together the best team, and the role culture plays in this process. Also, listen for couple great book recommendations!

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Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

For the nation’s employers attempting to woo talent in the face of a tightening labor market, millennials most likely figure prominently in recruitment plans. However, companies that rely on the same old heart-shaped box of chocolate to attract talent could find themselves falling short, especially when it comes to reeling in young talent, according to one employment... more

Posted 3 weeks 6 days ago

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  • Assess performance to ensure talent fits with your vision. More companies plan to spend on big data analytics in HR,... more