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Posted 7 hours 31 min ago

Challenger COVID Coverage

Needless to say, COVID has impacted nearly every aspect of the American workplace, including the job search and hiring processes. In a new report from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., more job seekers opted to relocate for new opportunities, move to smaller companies, and/or change industries in the second quarter when the initial shutdown orders took effect.

“Historically,... more

Posted 5 days 11 hours ago

The online interview, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, will likely become a permanent fixture in the hiring process. As many companies have pivoted to remote capabilities and work from home (WFH) options and job seekers have become comfortable with the technology, companies can compete for a wider talent pool, according to one workplace authority.

“Many companies were trending toward increased WFH opportunities. Employers were advertising it as a perk to attract and retain... more

Posted 1 week 6 days ago

Andrea Grant joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as Vice President. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development in the greater Washington, DC-Metro including Baltimore, MD and Northern Virginia.

Andrea’s background in human resources and diversity initiatives gives her the insight needed to truly partner with companies and strategize complex business... more

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Posted 2 weeks 12 hours ago

The nation’s employers announced 119 chief executive changes in September, up 9.2% from August’s total of 109, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

September’s total was 21% lower than the 151 CEO exits reported in the same month last year. For the year, 1,016 chief executives have left their roles so far, down 12.4% from the 1,160 CEOs who announced their departures in the... more

Posted 3 weeks 14 min ago

Racial and gender discrimination are rightfully under examination at many workplaces, as employers strive for diversity in hiring. However, another bias is impacting companies as well: ageism. Job seekers of every age are encountering obstacles due to the pandemic, and more seasoned professionals, those over the age of 50, are not immune, according to one workplace authority.

“The traditional retirement age is a thing of the past. Many older workers, whether driven by the... more

Posted 1 month 3 days ago

Although they are lucky enough to still have jobs, many employees working remotely in the age of COVID-19 are facing anxieties.

“Working from home can alleviate some stresses, such as less commuting time and fewer expenses for commuting, clothes, and even childcare, but employees are trying to juggle too many roles at once,” said Andrew Challenger, Senior Vice President of global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. “More... more

Posted 1 month 6 days ago




Retailers added 702,000 jobs for the holiday season in 2019, a 12.21% increase over the 625,600 hires for the 2018 holiday season, according to an analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Meanwhile, last holiday season, Retailers, Transportation, and Warehousing companies announced they were hiring 789,781 seasonal... more

Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Companies are facing increased pressure to ensure they have a diverse workforce – in relation to age, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, and physical conditions. There are several steps that may be taken by executives who are committed to diversity & inclusion, according to one workplace authority.

“Business executives who want to be advocates of diversity & inclusion have to go beyond simply reviewing policies or naming chief diversity... more

Posted 1 month 1 week ago



Turnover in the top position slowed in August, as employers at U.S.-based companies announced 109 Chief Executive Officer changes, 13% lower than the 125 CEO changes announced in July, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s total was 31% lower than the 159 CEO exits reported in August 2019. In total, 897 chief executives have left their roles... more

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

What a difference a year makes. Going into Labor Day weekend 2019, the U.S. was beginning its 19th month with an unemployment rate at or below 4%. Workers were concerned about slow wage growth in a tight labor market.

Fast forward to Labor Day 2020: Who could have foreseen the drastic ways our lives have changed? Unemployment numbers rose to 4.4% in March and then the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world, leading to a recession, with unemployment spiking to 14.7% in April, 13.3%... more

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