Our VP Lisa Turesky hosted another successful Challenger Boston Leadership Dinner series featuring world renowned author, speaker, and Harvard Behavioral professor, Dr. Myra White. Leaders from Amag Pharmaceuticals, Eastern Bank, Analogic, Allegro Micro Systems, Partners Health, Peabody Properties, PAREXEL, Eversource, Steward Health, Biogen, SAP, Samsonite, and AngioDynamic enjoyed a great evening of fun, stimulating... more
Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog
One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What is the #1 mistake job seekers make?” This isn’t the easiest question to answer, simply because job searching is not a linear process and there isn’t one right way of doing it.
That said, there is one mistake that seems to be the most consistent among job searchers right when they enter the market: Job Searchers have a tendency to spend... more
SVP David Pinette and Challenger, Gray & Christmas co-present the HR Department of the Year Awards and on April 13, the kickoff event was held at the Union League. Last year's winners Teleflex, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lassonde Pappas & Affiliated Distributors, pictured above, presented and discussed the nomination process. This year's event will be held November 17 at the Crystal Tea Room.
Most hiring managers agree a thank you note is crucial to the interview process. We have heard hiring authorities say they have taken candidates off their lists when they failed to receive one.
It's easy to do, and yet many job seekers forego the thank you. Below are a few tips on making the most of your thank you notes.
Email vs. Written Note
The Challenger Executive Networking group welcomed Cynthia Solie, global head of talent acquisition for top corporations such as Gardner Denver and IDEX, to discuss the job search process from HR’s perspective. She gave a peek behind the curtain of the recruiting process, as well as best practices for the job search.
First thing’s first: from where are candidates recruited?
The majority of candidates... more
In years past, job hopping may have been considered detrimental to a job seeker, but these days, employers like to see a breadth of experience at different organizations. That said, many new companies over a short period of time, especially in varying positions, will... more
Bringing children to work every day would be "chaos." - John Challenger
Earlier this week, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche indicated he would “step away from baseball” after president Ken Williams told the player his 14 year-old son would have to limit his time with the team. If LaRoche carries through with this decision, he would leave $13 million on the table. The controversy almost caused... more
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Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, there is no denying that politics today seem more divisive and contentious. This contentiousness can easily spread into our personal lives, as we exchange views on the issues and the candidates with friends, family and co-workers. We are curious to know whether political discussions... more
It’s said that the loss of one’s job is second in grief only to the loss of a loved one. If that isn’t tough, I’m not sure what is. Career changes are humbling experiences. There’s no easy way around it.
Our egos take a hit... Our mental chatter begins...
“Where did I go wrong?”
“How did I get here?”
“What will my family think?”
“Am I a failure?”
“Will I EVER find a new job?”
Down the spiral of negativity you... more