Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 3 months 1 week ago

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their posts at U.S.-based companies rose 3.8 percent in October to 105, compared to 101 in September, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

SVPs Pete Tzavalas and Jess Chan toured the exciting, cutting-edge company Palo Alto Networks with their friends from executive networking group Peer 150. What a fantastic time!

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Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

The protests of NFL players over the unequal treatment of people of color, which began in August of 2016 with Colin Kaepernick, have drawn the ire of many, including league owners and the President. Recently, major advertiser Papa John’s told investors that NFL leadership regarding the protests is hurting them financially. While freedom of speech does not extend into the workplace, owners... more

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Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Our VP Lisa Turesky hosted a fantastic event in Boston for senior HR leaders to benefit Dress For Success Boston! Special guest, esteemed author, expert, and co-founder of The American Confidence Institute Alyssa Dver appeared to discuss the latest in confidence and career building, including discussing her latest book: “Kickass Confidence: Own Your Brain. Up Your Game.”

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Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

U.S.-based employers announced 29,831 job cuts in October, down 3 percent from the same month last year, when 30,740 job cuts were announced. Employers have announced 25 percent fewer job cuts than they did in the same period last year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

On Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Opioid dependency caused approximately 33,000 deaths in 2015, with 15,000 involving a prescription. In 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 2 million people were diagnosed with opioid use disorder (addiction) associated with prescription... more

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Posted 3 months 3 weeks 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 months 3 weeks 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 4 months 4 days 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

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