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Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Ingrid Clausen is a seasoned Global Professional Coach, with extensive experience in career transition and training, job search strategy and coaching, cultural coaching and project management, translation and Interpretation.

Currently, Ingrid is our senior job coach and career transition consultant where she has excelled at delivering all the different outplacement services and specially... more

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Challenger is thrilled to welcome Holly Gillis, of Charlotte, NC, as Regional Director. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout the Carolinas.

Holly has over 15 years of experience supporting companies in a range of industries, most recently in the staffing and consulting sector. In her former role, Holly gained experience with emerging... more

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Employers are currently attempting to attract talent in a tight labor market with a significant skills shortage. While jobs are abundant, employers need to be vigilant during the interview process as some job candidates may not be who they seem during phone interviews or online skills assessments, especially for jobs that require advanced technical skills.

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Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Last Thursday, Target announced it planned to hire 120,000 workers for the holiday season, surpassing last year by 20 percent. This is the largest holiday hiring plan by a traditional retailer since Challenger began tracking these announcements in 2012. It is equal only to Amazon's announcement to hire 120,000 workers in 2017.

Meanwhile, JCPenney told Challenger it planned... more

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Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

The holiday hiring season is off to a strong start, as major announcements from Macy’s and FedEx can attest. Retailers and logistics companies are gearing up for a huge shopping season in light of a solid economy and high consumer confidence. This will translate into more jobs added for seasonal hiring, according to a forecast released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm... more

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Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Turnover among CEOs of U.S.-based companies soared in August, as 154 chief executive officers left their posts during the month. This is the month with the highest number of CEO changes on record, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s departures... more

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Posted 3 months 4 days ago

The pace of downsizing in August rose to the third-highest total for the year, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 38,472 jobs, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s job cut plans are the highest since March, when 60,357 cuts were recorded, and the third... more

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Posted 3 months 6 days ago


The onset of new recruitment technologies and ubiquitous online job boards has led most companies to post at least some of their positions online in order to cast the widest net. However, the recruitment strategy that includes posting job ads to social media may miss a huge swath of some of the most valuable talent - older professionals, according to one workplace authority.
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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

With the new school year just beginning, parents everywhere have new and returning concerns for their children. While every good parent wants their child to succeed, many are willing to do whatever it takes to help, which could impact their children’s resourcefulness in the workplace, according to one workplace authority.

“Sometimes, well-intentioned parents go a bit too... more

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Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago


VP Pam Taylor, top right, and SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson, bottom center.


Our SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson and VP Pam Taylor hosted an end-of-summer cocktail party at III Forks for members of their respective networking groups, The Challenger Executive HR Group (CEHRG) and Challenger HR Alliance (CHRA), comprised of... more

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