Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 1 year 3 weeks ago

Challenger had its All Company Conference at the London House in Chicago! Our entire team from across the country came together to share best practices and award our top performing colleagues. We also heard a moving tribute in memory of our dear friend Toni Pittman.

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Posted 1 year 4 weeks ago

This past Wednesday, VP Pam Taylor hosted the HRMAC Career Development Interest Group Meeting. Wendy Gawlik, our Outplacement Specialist and Project Lead, presented on “Optimizing Your Online Presence: It’s Your Brand”

Thanks to all who attended!

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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

With Amazon’s announcement that the company will hire 100,000 seasonal workers, holiday hiring announcements this year have surpassed the previous record total of nearly 696,000 seasonal jobs set in 2014. Companies hiring seasonal workers for the holidays have announced 704,000 jobs this season, according to a tally released Wednesday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm... more

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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Last Tuesday, Starbucks announced a new childcare benefit as part of their overall compensation plan. The coffee giant partnered with Care.com to give the option for employees to pay $1 per hour for in-home childcare or $5 per day for care in a center.

“To many, this new benefit comes as no surprise. We’re seeing offers of competitive wages, like Amazon’s $15... more

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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Our SVP David Pinette hosted members of the Challenger Executive Human Resources Group at the Union League in Philadelphia. Top HR professionals gathered to share best practices and new opportunities. Thanks to all who attended!

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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

A total of 148 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in September, down 3.9 percent from the 154 announced in August, the highest monthly total on record. September departures are the second highest of the year, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas,... more

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Posted 1 year 1 month ago


SVP Healther Dolan, third from right.

Heather Dolan, SVP out of our NY office, had the pleasure of co-hosting “Trust: The Foundation of Sustainable Culture” in a contemporary loft space in Soho. She, along with Eden Health, Trion & Balance Integration brought together a group of executive thought-leaders and intelligent agitators for a networking... more
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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Cindi is our Senior Vice President, responsible for developing, delivering and implementing a dynamic, world-class outplacement consulting, training, support and executive coaching.

She has successfully managed many large outplacement projects and national account programs. She is skilled in the training of networking and interview techniques and is especially passionate about assisting... more

Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Changes in consumer finance led to a 44 percent surge in job cut announcements in September, as U.S.-based employers planned to cut 55,285 from their payrolls, according to global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 43.7 percent higher than the 38,472 cuts announced in August and 70.9 percent higher... more

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Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Sandi is Challenger's Executive Vice President located in the Dallas area and responsible for the Southwest. She was recognized for her exceptional performance at Challenger's All-Company Conference in September.

Sandi brings extensive knowledge in all aspects of human resources, including mergers and acquisitions, HR strategy, organizational development, staffing, compensation... more

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