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Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers jumped 106%, from December’s total of 32,843 to 67,735, the highest monthly total since February 2019, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Last month’s total is 27.8% higher than the 52,988 cuts announced in... more

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Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

With the Kansas City Chiefs facing the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this weekend, the impact of one of America’s favorite pastimes on productivity will certainly be felt in the office come Monday, according to an estimate from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Challenger estimates this year’s Super Bowl could cost... more

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Posted 8 months 4 weeks ago

Heather Linz, of Detroit, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as Regional Director. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development in the Greater Detroit area.

Heather has spent her entire career working in the staffing and recruiting business in North Carolina and Michigan, the last... more

Posted 9 months 2 days ago


Mary Stager, regional director and current board member and Director of Programs and Professional Development for Southern CT SHRM, and our Executive Adviser Manuel N. Sousa, ACC moderated a fantastic panel discussion with Alicia Black, Paul Gennaro, and Robert A. Reitknecht on employee experience... more

Posted 9 months 2 days ago

Just over 51% of companies plan to hire this year, according to a survey conducted by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. That’s compared to nearly 55% of companies that reported they would be hiring in 2019 in the same survey conducted at the end of 2018.

Meanwhile, nearly double the companies... more

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Posted 9 months 1 week ago

In a year with the highest CEO turnover on record, women saw fewer gains in 2019 than in 2018, according to an analysis of CEO turnover data from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last year, 1,640 chief executives left their posts. Of those, Challenger tracked 1,422 replacement CEOs, 308 (21.7%) of whom were women... more

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Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Chief Executive Officer turnover jumped 8%, from 148 in November to 160 in December, the second-highest monthly total since Challenger began tracking CEO departures in 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 29%... more

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Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell for the second consecutive month, to 32,843, the lowest monthly total since 27,122 cuts were announced in July 2018, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 26.3% lower than the 44,569... more

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Posted 10 months 1 week ago


Our SVP Rich Spriggle, along with Regional Director Amy Gerard and new TeamChallenger member Heather Linz, held the Challenger Michigan Holiday Celebration at the Skyline Club in Southfield, MI. The event was attended by top HR leaders from around the region and featured wines from the south of France paired with desserts. Thanks to all who came out... more

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago

Chief Executive Officer turnover fell to 148 in November, down 14% from the record-setting 172 CEOs who left their posts in October, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is virtually unchanged from the 147 CEO exits recorded in... more

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