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Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago

The automotive industry, which has seen a significant shift as automakers deal with changing consumer demands and the implementation of automation, has announced 19,802 job cuts through April. That is 207% higher than the 6,451 automotive sector cuts announced through the same period last year, according to tracking from global outplacement and executive and business... more

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Posted 7 months 1 week ago

Employers at U.S.-based companies announced 97 chief executive officer changes last month, 39.2% lower than the 135 CEO changes announced in March, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

April’s total was 11% lower than the 109 CEO exits announced in the same month last... more

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Posted 7 months 1 week ago

Challenger's own David Pinette, Heather Dolan, and Marnie Joyce hosted a few dozen human resources leaders at the Ainsworth Midtown in Manhattan this week. The event was to celebrate the recent landings from the NYC Challenger Executive HR Group (CEHRGNY). Both current group members along with many alumni were in attendance to celebrate the members' new roles.

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Posted 7 months 1 week ago

**Note: It's not even close to the largest productivity-sapper.**

The HBO hit series Game of Thrones is the talk of virtually every workplace. Co-workers are not only discussing plot points and battle scenes, but also engaging in office pools on which major characters will survive each episode of the final season. All this banter is bound to cause lapses in productivity, possibly to the tune of over $3 billion, according to an estimate from global... more

Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

While it is absolutely imperative that you remain positive ( and yes, we really mean that), if you find that you are often applying for positions for which you are not quite... more

Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 40,023 jobs from their payrolls in April, down 34% from the 60,587 cuts announced in March. This is the lowest monthly total since last August, when 38,472 cuts were announced, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago


VP Andrew Johnson "crowned" by Tom Koch, Senior Partner Kingsley Gate Partners

Challenger is now in San Diego! This week, our new VP Andrew Johnson co-hosted a launch party at En Oteca Del Ill Fornaio Patio Bar in Del Mar, California. About 80 human resources professionals attended for food and refreshments, great networking, and a lot of fun! Thanks to all who came out to celebrate.

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Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

Some job seekers wonder what they should include on their resumes. Should I discuss my work with stray dogs? Do employers want to hear about my trail running? In fact, employers do want to know about your unique interests and hobbies, especially if they demonstrate skill sets that could be useful in your next position. Did you organize events for the stray dog rescue? Did you run to... more

Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago


SVP David Pinette, Left

SVP David Pinette of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., along with the Rosen Group, Salveson Stetson, and Trion, hosted the kick-off breakfast for the 22nd Annual Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Awards on April 23. Over 75 HR professionals attended to learn about previous winners and... more

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