Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

Didn't we tell you to do this last week? Yes! It's just that important.

One of the first and most important aspects of the job search is motivation. If you lose motivation, the rest of the job search can seem hopeless. In order to maintain that motivation, you must have a positive attitude, according to Challenger Certified Executive Coach Paul Weldin at today's Challenger Network... more

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

A total of 147 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in November, two fewer than the 149 recorded in October, as CEOs continue to depart from top jobs, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 56.4 percent higher than the 94 CEOs who left their... more

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

Our SVP David Pinette hosted his annual Challenger Executive HR Group Holiday Social at Davio's in King of Prussia. More than 50 active and alumni guests attended the event. We are so thankful for such a great turnout! Thanks to all who came out to network and celebrate the holiday season.

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Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

Our VP Lisa Turesky hosted the Challenger, Gray & Christmas Boston Holiday Party last night at Ocean Prime. The best and brightest senior leaders attended from Boston's legacy companies including Partner's Health System, Eversource, Circor International, PerkinElmer, Eastern Bank, Excelita Technology, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Velcro Corp., Mapfre Insurance, and Delta Dental.... more

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

It seems simple, but in the face of one of the most challenging times in a person's life, staying positive can be incredibly difficult. That said, it is often the very first step toward finding your next role. Yes, you need a resume, a firm grasp on your skills and accomplishments, and scheduled times to network with your contacts, but all of those tasks seem insurmountable if you do... more

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

Companies around the globe are beginning to announce large-scale layoff plans, possibly signaling an upcoming downturn. The number of planned layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers totaled 53,073 in November, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

In November, Japanese... more

Posted 8 months 3 weeks ago

SVP David Pinette co-hosted the annual HR Executive Alliance Holiday Dinner last night in Philadelphia, bringing together local leaders in human resources to network and share best practices. The event was held at Zahav, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel's cultural heritage to Philadelphia. Thanks to the 30 members who came out to... more

Posted 8 months 4 weeks ago

Did you know an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reads your resume before a human ever sets eyes on it? It's important to include keywords that best represent you and your abilities. Not only will this help ATS accept your application for the best positions for you, but it will also arm you with quick references during networking meetings and interviews.

How do you make sure you have the most... more

Posted 9 months 27 min ago

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Posted 9 months 1 day ago

General Motors announced it would cut 15 percent of its salaried and salaried contract staff, or an estimated 14,700 people, as the company looks to cut costs and pivot to electric vehicles. Meanwhile, CEO Mary Barra says the company is still hiring workers with experience in software and tech to in order to transition to vehicles with new technologies.

This announcement will... more