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Happy International Women's Day! We spent it talking to SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson about what this day and the Women's Strike mean to her, how she's helping women strive toward equal pay, and her career journey.

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Posted 3 years 4 months ago

This week, NBC News revealed that the business degree listed on a website run by Iowa Senate Republicans and approved by Iowa Senator Mark Chelgren was actually a training certificate from a company that operated a Sizzler franchise. This is a timely lesson for job seekers: lies on a resume may escape notice, but if discovered, can have far-reaching effects.

Sen. Chelgren, who once worked... more

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

While President Trump has stated he will not fill out a bracket for this year’s NCAA tournament beginning March 14th, millions of workers across the country will likely spend company time researching teams and making their picks. This activity could cost employers over $600 million, according to one more conservative estimate.

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EVP International Rick Cobb sits down with Director of Talent Management for Fragomen Worldwide Brian Ash to discuss best practices in engagement and retention, plus a great program called "Free for Coffee" that randomly matches employees with professionals around the globe to have a 30 minute networking call. Pretty cool! Also, hear how Brian got connected to Challenger and our... more

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

Our VP Darren Veneri hosted a Senior Level HR Executive Dinner at Flemings Restaurant in Tampa with more than twenty HR leaders present, as well as our EVP International Rick Cobb. The theme of the night was to recognize a large number of recent promotions among the group to the highest level in HR locally, regionally, or company-wide. Congrats to all on their successes and thanks for attending!

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Emboldened by favorable employment conditions and the continued availability of low-interest credit, the percentage of job seekers starting their own business increased to a four-year high in the final quarter of 2016.

An average of 7.4 percent of job seekers started a business in the fourth quarter. That was the highest quarterly average since the fourth quarter of 2013, when 8.6 percent... more

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

VP Lisa Turesky hosted the winter "Challenger Boston Leadership Dinner Series." Special guest speakers, David Thompson, Chief Learning Officer at Community Solutions, and Spencer Harrison, Professor of Management at Boston College, led a fascinating round table on how partnering with academics and science can provide deep insight into helping organizations. Guests included Boston's... more

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After falling 21 percent in 2015, job cuts announced by employers in the U.S. technology sector increased by the same amount in 2016, according to a new analysis of layoff data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Employers in the technology sector, which encompasses computer, electronic and telecommunications firms, announced 96... more

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While the economy continues to add jobs at a healthy pace, it appears that more and more of those jobs are with contractors, subcontractors and outsourcing providers that handle an ever-expanding list of corporate functions, including compensation and benefits, information technology, marketing, and, in the case of one airline, reservations and baggage handling.

For corporations that farm out... more

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Amy Gerard, native of the Grand Rapids area, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as a regional sales manager. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout Michigan, with a focus on the western part of the state.

Gerard comes to Challenger from Grand Rapids-based Precision Aerospace... more

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