Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 3 years 3 months ago

Happening right now, North American members of Career Star Group are meeting in Chicago! Canadian HR consultancy Optimum Talent sent four amazing professionals to meet in Challenger's Chicago offices. Along with our EVP International Rick Cobb and Career Star Group's Giueppe Rivano, the group met to discuss global strategy and outplacement best practices. Welcome CSG team members!

For more than 30 years, Optimum Talent has been a leading provider of human resources consulting services with expertise in Career Management, Career Transition, Coaching, Executive Search and... more

Posted 3 years 3 months ago


Pamela Leone of Happy Valley, Oregon, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as a vice president. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Leone comes to Challenger from Evanta, a leading... more

Posted 3 years 3 months ago

Congrats to our CEO award winners!

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Posted 3 years 3 months ago

UPDATE: Cisco confirms they will cut 5,500 jobs

While the company has not officially confirmed the news, reports out of Silicon Valley suggest that tech giant Cisco Systems is preparing to shed 14,000 workers from its payroll. If true, it would... more

Posted 3 years 3 months ago

If you're currently going through a job search, in between updating your resume, answering ads, and interviewing, you may feel you deserve a day off. However, our experts unanimously agree you should be doing this one thing every single day:

  • Meet with at least one person for the purpose of discussing your career.

The importance of expanding your network during a job search cannot be overstated.... more

Posted 3 years 4 months ago

The growing economy means more jobs, and the nation’s 151 million workers may find themselves looking for greener pastures.

The latest numbers show 5.5 million job openings and the quits rate at 2 percent, according to the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The quits rate, which measures workers who leave their jobs voluntarily, was 1.3 percent in December 2009, its lowest... more

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Posted 3 years 4 months ago

Could Pokemon Go become Networking Go
Dozens of job search apps already exist, like Shapr, Linkedin, or Meetup, but they do not have the active users that would ensure the right person for the job is hired. They also lack the game-like or sheer nostalgia quality that would make users want to download them. This is not the case for Niantic Inc.’s Pokemon Go. Released last week, Pokemon Go already has more active... more

Posted 3 years 5 months ago

EVP Rick Cobb is speaking with Financial Executives International in Dallas on the state of the economy, jobs, and best practices for the job search!

Registration is open until the start of the event. For more information: