Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 3 years 6 months ago

Celebrity workplaces are just like ours: potential bullying, resentment, surprise resignations, new positions with better benefits and wages, strained co-worker relationships. All of this reportedly occurred on the set of Live! With Kelly and Michael this week. Co-host Michael Strahan, who became the full-time co-host in September 2012, announced he accepted a full time role with ABC’s Good Morning America. Some reports have suggested Ripa’s bullying... more

Posted 3 years 6 months ago

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

Posted 3 years 7 months ago

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

Posted 3 years 7 months ago

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.

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Posted 3 years 7 months ago

SVP Pete Tzavalas welcomed Ken Barry, President of WWH Coaching, to discuss the crucial first 100 days on the job.

Thanks to all who attended to discuss this important topic!

Posted 3 years 7 months ago

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
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Posted 3 years 8 months ago

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
Posted 3 years 8 months ago

While once considered detrimental, when played right, having many companies on your resume could boost desirability.

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

Posted 3 years 8 months ago

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

Posted 3 years 8 months ago


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