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Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Our Vice Presidents, Lisa Turesky, Heather Dolan and Senior Vice President, David Pinette hosted an HR Networking Dinner on Tuesday, May 8th at Osteria Posto in Waltham, MA. This event brought together HR leaders from the Philadelphia, New York and Boston areas. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with other HR thought leaders from different cities and... more

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Posted 5 months 1 week ago

While April saw the economy add 164,000 jobs and the unemployment rate edge down to 3.9 percent, a total of 109 Chief Executive Officers left their posts at U.S.-based companies during the month, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 5 months 1 week ago

With 85 million mothers in the United States – 70 percent of whom are in the labor force, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – no doubt companies are facing calls for family-friendly benefits and perks. As women continue to speak out for equality in the workplace, especially in light of the #MeToo movement, companies that design their culture to support working mothers will attract top talent,... more

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Posted 5 months 1 week ago

With Mother’s Day approaching, some moms may think the best gift would be for their teenager to get a job. However, fewer teens are opting to secure summer employment. In its annual outlook, global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. predicts teen hiring will remain stagnant this summer, as more and more... more

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Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

What makes SAP, Red Robin Restaurant Group and Alan Myers, Inc. such great HR departments? Come to a complimentary breakfast at the Union League in Philadelphia on May 30th and learn about their innovative practices which enabled these companies to win the 2017 HR Department of the Year award. Hope all of you can attend this exciting... more

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Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Our Vice President Lisa Turesky hosted her Challenger Dinner Series in Boston! The featured guest speakers were Dr. Harvey Lodish, world-renown Professor of Biology and Bioengineering and founder of MIT’s Whitehead Institute, and Dr. Susan Wyndham-Bannister, CEO/President for Biomedical Growth Strategies and one of the top 10 most powerful women in biotech as named... more

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Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell 40.2 percent in April to 36,081, the second lowest monthly total for the year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

April’s total belies a trend for increased cuts after announcements in March hit a 23-month high of 60,357. March’s... more

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Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

If you’re reading my articles, hopefully, you also occasionally watch the CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, John Challenger, speak on news outlets about career and market trends. If so, perhaps you’ve also noticed how he separates the promotion of our business from those discussions. I’ve always respected him for that.

Because of his modesty, I feel it’s paramount to discuss why outplacement matters... more

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Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Perhaps seizing on a tax bill favorable to business, as well as a stable economy and tight labor market, job seekers chose to start new businesses in the first quarter of the year at the highest rate since the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a report from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

An average of 7.99 percent of job seekers... more

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Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

It was a year full of surprises and upsets. Congrats to this year's winners of the Challenger NCAA March Madness Pool! From left: John Wirkes, Don Cannon, and John Challenger!

Read about why employers should embrace the Madness

Challenger's Reports on... more

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