Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago


While December was quieter than the previous three months, as employers at U.S.-based companies announced plans to cut 43,884 workers from their payrolls during the month, the year-to-date total is nearly 29 percent higher than last year and the highest total since 2015, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm... more
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Posted 11 months 21 hours ago


Jumpstart Your Career for 2019

Written by Challenger Career Coach Marcy Jenkins

Savvy workers of today know that they need to be flexible, creative, and innovative to make sure that they always find or create work that rewards them appropriately when they need it.
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Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Nearly 55 percent of companies plan to hire in the coming year, according to a survey conducted by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. That’s compared to just over 46 percent of companies who reported they would hire in 2018.

Meanwhile, fewer companies reported that economic fears and soft demand... more

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Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Didn't we tell you to do this last week? Yes! It's just that important.

One of the first and most important aspects of the job search is motivation. If you lose motivation, the rest of the job search can seem hopeless. In order to maintain that motivation, you must have a positive attitude, according to Challenger Certified Executive Coach Paul Weldin at today's Challenger Network... more

Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

A total of 147 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in November, two fewer than the 149 recorded in October, as CEOs continue to depart from top jobs, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 56.4 percent higher than the 94 CEOs who left their... more

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Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

Our SVP David Pinette hosted his annual Challenger Executive HR Group Holiday Social at Davio's in King of Prussia. More than 50 active and alumni guests attended the event. We are so thankful for such a great turnout! Thanks to all who came out to network and celebrate the holiday season.

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Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

Our VP Lisa Turesky hosted the Challenger, Gray & Christmas Boston Holiday Party last night at Ocean Prime. The best and brightest senior leaders attended from Boston's legacy companies including Partner's Health System, Eversource, Circor International, PerkinElmer, Eastern Bank, Excelita Technology, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Velcro Corp., Mapfre Insurance, and Delta Dental.... more

Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

It seems simple, but in the face of one of the most challenging times in a person's life, staying positive can be incredibly difficult. That said, it is often the very first step toward finding your next role. Yes, you need a resume, a firm grasp on your skills and accomplishments, and scheduled times to network with your contacts, but all of those tasks seem insurmountable if you do... more

Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

Companies around the globe are beginning to announce large-scale layoff plans, possibly signaling an upcoming downturn. The number of planned layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers totaled 53,073 in November, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

In November, Japanese... more

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Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

SVP David Pinette co-hosted the annual HR Executive Alliance Holiday Dinner last night in Philadelphia, bringing together local leaders in human resources to network and share best practices. The event was held at Zahav, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel's cultural heritage to Philadelphia. Thanks to the 30 members who came out to... more

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