Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 3 years 11 months ago

SVP Pete Tzavalas welcomed Glenn Grindstaff, Vice President Human Resources and Administration for L3 Communications, to the Challenger Networking Group event this week. Glenn talked to the group about opportunities in aerospace and technology in southern California. Thanks so much to Glenn and all who attended!

Posted 3 years 11 months ago

Challenger estimates that today's online deals could cost employers $449.8 million in lost productivity! A report from the National Retail Federation cited 121 million total online shoppers, which we multiplied by 59%, the employment to population ratio. ( According to... more

Posted 3 years 11 months ago

SVP David Pinette (left) at the HR Department of the Year Awards

SVP David Pinette, based in Philadelphia, presented this year's HR Department of the Year Awards, along with Trion Benefits and The Rosen Group. This year's winners include Affiliated Distributors, Clement Pappas and Company, Inc., Leigh Valley Health Network, and Teleflex. You can see the full list of winners, as well as learn more about the event here:... more

Posted 3 years 11 months ago

The holiday season offers a great opportunity for job seekers! Below are tips on the best approach to the holiday season!

Conventional wisdom states that companies don't hire during the holidays, and many job seekers put their searches on hold. This could be a fatal mistake; companies, in fact, do hire during this period in preparation for the coming year. The smart seeker will use this time to look for and apply... more

Posted 3 years 12 months ago

Robert Pozen, pictured here, back right, next to VP Lisa Turesky in green.

Challenger's VP Lisa Turesky hosts a great networking dinner each quarter, the Boston HR Leadership Dinner Series. The most recent event included a very special and prestigious guest: former vice chair of Fidelity Investments and professor at MIT Sloan School of Management Robert Pozen!

Thanks to all for participating in such a... more

Posted 3 years 12 months ago

The Challenger Networking Group in southern California welcomed Matt Spooner, Director of McDermott & Bull Executive Network as a guest speaker last night, here pictured with SVP Pete Tzavalas.

You can read more about Matt here:

Thanks for a great event!

Posted 3 years 12 months ago

The interview is the final step in the elimination process, and the most important one. Nobody obtains a position without an interview or a series of interviews and, in most cases, the difference between the person who gets the job and the one who does not is the manner in which the successful candidate handles it.

It is important to understand that the hiring decision will not be based on your qualifications and skills. By this point in the process, the... more

Posted 4 years 6 days ago

Darren Veneri, in our Florida office, hosted a fantastic senior level HR networking and special introduction dinner for several new HR leaders supporting healthcare that have recently relocated to the greater Tampa Bay Region.

The individuals in attendance included:
• Brad Register – TECO Energy
• Kris Lukish – HCA Healthcare
• Gary Vien – Suncoast Federal Credit Union
• Ernie Hudson – Arma-Global / Lockheed... more

Posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

What a great discussion regarding the Future of Performance reviews yesterday with Tracey Goldthwaite, Lisa Pinion, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC, James Luna and Julie Wassmer. Thank you to The Steely Group for this wonderful learning experience and great event!