Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Sandi is Challenger's Executive Vice President located in the Dallas area and responsible for the Southwest. She was recognized for her exceptional performance at Challenger's All-Company Conference in September.

Sandi brings extensive knowledge in all aspects of human resources, including mergers and acquisitions, HR strategy, organizational development, staffing, compensation... more

Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago

For the last 12+ years, Sterling has worked as a job transition coach at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Sterling was the recipient of the prestigious CEO AWARD for the 2nd time for continuous outstanding performance.

Sterling began his career in the financial industry with ABN AMRO. After two years, he was accepted into the highly competitive Management Associates Program. In this program, he rotated through various divisions while... more

Posted 5 months 8 hours ago

"I learned about outplacement when I was laid off myself from Hughes Aircraft company. So when given the opportunity to actually work in outplacement industry in 1999, I jumped at the chance. I knew what it was like to be on the receiving end of job loss and how helping someone through one of the three most difficult times in a person’s life appealed to me. Now after... more
Posted 5 months 8 hours ago

Pete his wife Claire and twins, Talia and Trifon, all took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this past weekend in Orange County.


Meet Pete!

Posted 5 months 1 day ago

Ingrid Clausen is a seasoned Global Professional Coach, with extensive experience in career transition and training, job search strategy and coaching, cultural coaching and project management, translation and Interpretation.

Currently, Ingrid is our senior job coach and career transition consultant where she has excelled at delivering all the different outplacement services and specially... more

Posted 5 months 5 days ago

Challenger is thrilled to welcome Holly Gillis, of Charlotte, NC, as Regional Director. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout the Carolinas.

Holly has over 15 years of experience supporting companies in a range of industries, most recently in the staffing and consulting sector. In her former role, Holly gained experience with emerging... more

Posted 5 months 6 days ago

Employers are currently attempting to attract talent in a tight labor market with a significant skills shortage. While jobs are abundant, employers need to be vigilant during the interview process as some job candidates may not be who they seem during phone interviews or online skills assessments, especially for jobs that require advanced technical skills.

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Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Last Thursday, Target announced it planned to hire 120,000 workers for the holiday season, surpassing last year by 20 percent. This is the largest holiday hiring plan by a traditional retailer since Challenger began tracking these announcements in 2012. It is equal only to Amazon's announcement to hire 120,000 workers in 2017.

Meanwhile, JCPenney told Challenger it planned... more

Posted 5 months 1 week ago

The holiday hiring season is off to a strong start, as major announcements from Macy’s and FedEx can attest. Retailers and logistics companies are gearing up for a huge shopping season in light of a solid economy and high consumer confidence. This will translate into more jobs added for seasonal hiring, according to a forecast released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm... more

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Turnover among CEOs of U.S.-based companies soared in August, as 154 chief executive officers left their posts during the month. This is the month with the highest number of CEO changes on record, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s departures... more