Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 1 day 47 min ago

As the second half of the year begins, over 82% of employers report they are actively hiring for open positions. However, 80% of those employers are having trouble finding candidates, with 70% reporting a skills shortage, according to a survey released Tuesday by global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc... more

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Posted 5 days 1 hour ago

James Mullen, internationally recognized CEO and multiple board member, joined our very own VP Lisa Turesky in hosting the Boston Challenger Dinner Series. Guests included Boston’s brightest and best leaders from the mayors office for the Commonwealth of Mass., Partners Health System, Circor Energy, PerkinElmer, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Excelitas,... more

Posted 6 days 20 min ago

Our VP Andrew Johnson, who serves as VP and Co-Programs Director of the Silicon Valley HR Network welcomed author, Stanford instructor, digital pioneer, and Chief People Officer of Lucidworks Ellen Leanse to present "Brainsets, Mindsets, Skillsets: The Science (and Art) of an... more

Posted 6 days 1 hour ago

The likelihood of nabbing a full-time offer increases for those who have held internships, according to a recent study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and for those with paid internships, the chances are even better. As internships are increasingly becoming an entry point into the job market, students who are able to fully utilize... more

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Posted 6 days 23 hours ago

Turnover in the top position accelerated in May, as employers at U.S.-based companies announced 114 chief executive officer changes, 18% higher than the 97 CEO changes announced in April, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

May’s total was 25.3% higher than the 91... more

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Posted 1 week 6 days ago

U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 58,577 jobs from their payrolls in May, up 46% from the 40,023 cuts announced in April, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

May’s cuts are up 86% from the same month last year, when 31,517 cuts were announced. So far this... more

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Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago



We are very proud to announce the launch of the ChallengeHER CHRO Dinner, a groundbreaking event bringing together some of the most accomplished women in HR. Our SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson, who founded the... more

Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

Especially in a tight labor market, if you are a desirable candidate with a strong skill set, it may seem that you are holding all the cards. But until you get the offer letter, you are just another candidate.

Consider this scenario: you are interviewing, everything is going well, until a question comes up that may turn everything upside down. The question could be any of these, or many others, for that matter:

Are you willing to relocate... more

Posted 3 weeks 6 days ago

Connect to Tracey on Linkedin

Our VP Tracey Kearny will be a panelist for a workshop on professional branding at the GlobalMindED Conference, Thursday, June 6 from 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm in Denver! The discussion will be moderated by Arquella Hargrove of Epic Collaborative Advisors, and Tracey will be joined by Yvonne Harris of Sogeti and Karla Hernandez DeCuir of the University of... more

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