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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Uncertainty in the economy and the stock market, stoked by the government shutdown, legislation, and trade concerns, seems to be spilling into the job search, according to a survey released Tuesday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. While over half of job seekers reported they were employed, up from 37... more

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Our EVP International Rick Cobb is moderating a panel of experts to discuss the myriad human resources issues surrounding international support. Learn more and register below!

Who, Why, How and ROI: The Real Risks in International Assignments

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

We've encouraged you to have a positive outlook. It's crucial to finding a new position. But before you dive into your search, it's important to determine what you want.

This analysis can motivate you to take action, to get out and find a new, more positive working environment, and reach for what you want. The clearer you are about what is important to you, the more easily you... more

Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Flu season is officially here, as high instances of flu-like illnesses have been recorded in New York City and 19 states as of December 29th, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While it is difficult for the CDC to predict flu severity, Challenger estimates absences due to illness could cost employers over $17 billion in lost productivity this season.... more

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Mary Stager, of Madison, CT, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as Regional Director. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development in the New York metro and southern Connecticut markets.

With vast experience providing consultative business solutions, Mary has offered insights into... more

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

A total of 129 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in the final month of 2018, capping the highest quarterly total for CEO changes since Challenger began tracking in 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 35.8 percent... more

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Posted 3 months 2 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 3 months 3 weeks 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 4 months 5 days 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 4 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

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