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Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

The pace of downsizing in August rose to the third-highest total for the year, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 38,472 jobs, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s job cut plans are the highest since March, when 60,357 cuts were recorded, and the third... more

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Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago


The onset of new recruitment technologies and ubiquitous online job boards has led most companies to post at least some of their positions online in order to cast the widest net. However, the recruitment strategy that includes posting job ads to social media may miss a huge swath of some of the most valuable talent - older professionals, according to one workplace authority.
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Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

With the new school year just beginning, parents everywhere have new and returning concerns for their children. While every good parent wants their child to succeed, many are willing to do whatever it takes to help, which could impact their children’s resourcefulness in the workplace, according to one workplace authority.

“Sometimes, well-intentioned parents go a bit too... more

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Posted 6 months 4 days ago


VP Pam Taylor, top right, and SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson, bottom center.


Our SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson and VP Pam Taylor hosted an end-of-summer cocktail party at III Forks for members of their respective networking groups, The Challenger Executive HR Group (CEHRG) and Challenger HR Alliance (CHRA), comprised of... more
Posted 6 months 1 week ago

The percentage of job seekers relocating for new employment has fallen dramatically since the late 1980s, when over one-third of job seekers were willing to move for a new position. Just 11 percent of job seekers relocated for work over the last decade, compared to nearly 19 percent of workers who relocated for new positions in the previous decade, according to new... more

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Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago


Gwen Parker, long-time team member who led a number of Challenger's administrative teams, as well as managed special projects and client programs, retired... more

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

A total of 94 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in July, up 4 percent from June’s total of 90, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

July departures are 8 percent lower than the 102 CEOs who left their posts in the same month last year. So far this year... more

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Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

Teen hiring in July rose 62 percent from the 190,000 jobs added in the same month last year, as 307,000 workers aged 16 to 19 found employment, according to analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

This summer saw 1,388,000 jobs gained by teens, 7.8... more

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Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago


The pace of downsizing fell to the lowest level of the year in July, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 27,122 workers from payrolls during the month, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

July’s total fell 27.1 percent from the 37,202 cuts announced in June... more

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Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Nearly 58 percent of companies report they are reviewing compensation structures to ensure pay parity, according to a new survey from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. This is up from 48 percent of companies that responded this way in January.

“In light of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, companies... more

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