Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 11 months 3 days ago

Our VP Andrew Johnson co-hosted an incredible night of great content, connections and the human resource community coming together at the Silicon Valley HR Network. CHRO Suzanne Rudnitzki, of Smarsh, gave tips and tools on the topic of change management. A special thanks to Marco Rosa for... more

Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Cindi Cervone Carlson (left) and Pam Marshal Taylor

This week, Cindi Cervone Carlson's Challenger Executive HR Group and Pam Taylor's Challenger HR Alliance came together for their the Annual Summer HR Networking Event! Top HR professionals from around the Chicago met at III Forks to network, mingle, share best practices, and most importantly, have... more

Posted 11 months 1 week ago

After watching the 1964 Twilight Zone Episode, The Brain Center at Whipple's, Colleen Madden Blumenfeld sat down with EVP Rick Cobb to discuss the rise of automation, inherent bias in AI, what it all means for both workers and companies, and why... more

Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Turnover in the top position surged by 25% in July, as employers at U.S.-based companies announced 124 chief executive officer changes, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total was 32% higher than the 94 CEO exits announced in the same month last... more

Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Job cuts announced due to bankruptcy have hit the highest level since 2009, according to a new analysis of monthly job cut announcements from global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Through July, companies have announced 42,937 job cuts due to bankruptcy. That is 40% higher than the 30,673 job cuts announced for this reason through July... more

Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Check out the latest episode of the Challenger Podcast: HR Passport as we discuss the latest financial and job market news with VP Andrew Challenger.

Related: Hear some of our past podcasts hosted by our Director of PR Colleen Madden... more

Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

The pace of downsizing slowed in July, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 38,845 jobs from their payrolls, down 7.5% from the 41,977 cuts announced in June, according to the latest report on job cuts released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

July marks... more

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

Challenger's Online Branding Team
From left: Wendy Gawlik, Noreen Kelly, Pat Thomas, Mara Yorizzo, Annie Dimitrova

This week, Challenger's Online Branding Team, a team dedicated to supporting clients' digital branding for the job search on sites like LinkedIn, served dinner on the “Meals from the Heart” day at Ronald McDonald... more
Posted 12 months 14 hours ago

How do you find a job when you need to bypass general biases of the market? Get in front of decision makers! This episode, EVP Rick Cobb gives great advice on how to get in front of real people who can make a difference in your job search, the best... more

Posted 12 months 19 hours ago

Women are indeed gaining ground in the top spot at companies, but still fall well short of the rate of new male CEOs, according to a new analysis of CEO turnover data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Of the 607 replacement CEOs recorded in the first half of 2019, 131, or 21.6%, were women. That is up from 18.6% female CEO replacements... more