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Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

On Tuesday, October 24th, Senior Vice President David Pinette hosted the Human Resources Executive Alliance “Dinner with your Peers” event. This intimate gathering took place at the Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. Members came together to network and discuss relevant industry matters with peers. Thanks to all who attended this great event!

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Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

When most job seekers consider seasonal retail jobs, they think of late nights, controlling crowds, Black Friday, and wrapping gifts for last-minute holiday shoppers, but a few large retailers are looking for workers willing to stay home this season.

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Posted 1 month 1 day ago

Challenger VPs Tracey Kearney and Gerry Sargent hosted a Chief HR Executive event today in Houston with special guest speaker Dr. Pete Hammett, Managing Director of Human Resources, Oklahoma Gas & Energy Corp. Dr. Hammett spoke on the factors that make a workplace jerk and how to effectively deal with one. Thanks to all who attended this great... more

Posted 1 month 1 day ago

Over the three-day span of October 5th through 7th, Challenger, Gray & Christmas hosted an all-team conference in Chicago for the many employees spread across North America. Events and socializing took place at LondonHouse, The Godfrey Hotel and Rivers in downtown Chicago. Thanks to all that were able to attend and celebrate #teamchallenger and the company’s many successes over the past 55... more

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Posted 1 month 6 days ago

VP Lisa Turesky welcomes current Boston-area senior HR executives to this great event to benefit Dress For Success Boston! Click the image below to register!

Posted 1 month 6 days ago

It is no surprise that American workers are burned out, with over half of American professionals feeling overworked or overwhelmed by their jobs, according to a recent study. Unlike in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours is banned by law, the vast majority of managers in the United States indicated they would contact their employees outside of work hours, according to a new... more

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their positions rose 5 percent from the 96 recorded CEO changes in August to 101 in September. Last month’s total is down 15 percent from the same month last year, when 119 CEOs left their posts, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc... more

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell 4.4 percent, from 33,825 in August to 32,346 in September. Last month’s total was 27 percent lower than the 44,324 job cuts announced in the same month last year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

The current outlook for rural employers and employees seems bleak. With technology eliminating many jobs, much of the rural talent is moving to cities as a means of finding better job prospects, leaving companies scrambling to employ and retain talented employees.

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Posted 2 months 4 days ago

While pivoting in the retail sector has caused thousands of store closures, price cuts on merchandise, and consolidation within the industry, retailers are signaling that there might be high demand for seasonal jobs, according to a forecast released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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