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The Challenger Podcast: HR Passport
20 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
How Can Employers Attract & Retain Talent
Colleen Madden Blumenfeld sat down with Rick Cobb to discuss how the relationship between employee and employer has changed over the decades, what today's workers really want, and how companies can make workers stay in love with their jobs. BONUS: Stay tuned for more information about our Annual Job Search Hotline!
18 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
How to Research Companies and Use the Info to Land the Position
Colleen Madden Blumenfeld and Ashley Parker sit down to discuss their love for business research, how job seekers can use free tools to learn about a company prior to applying for a position or interviewing, and how best to use the information they find. (Hint: It's all about the human connection!)
12 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Automation, AI, and the Future of the Workplace
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 taking care of humans is ultimately best for business.
9 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Fed Rate Cut, Challenger Job Cut Report, State of the Job Market with VP Andrew Challenger
Ashley Parker sits down with Andrew Challenger, Vice President of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. to discuss the Challenger Job Cuts Report released Thursday, as well as the recent rate cut from the Fed and why it's a great time to be a job seeker.
14 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Job Search Tips to Get In Front of Decision Makers
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 approaches once you get your foot in the door, and what not to say to remove yourself from the running.
13 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Bias & Discrimination at Work
EVP Rick Cobb talks to Colleen Madden Blumenfeld about bias and age discrimination in the workplace and hiring process.
4 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
Happy fourth, America! Colleen Madden Blumenfeld, Challenger's Director of PR, is back for a whole new season after taking a 2 year (!!) hiatus. Meet Ashley Parker, Operations Specialist, who will be conducting some interviews on this season, as well as hear some upcoming topics for future episodes.
20 minutes | Mar 8, 2017
How We Spent International Women's Day with SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson
Colleen sits down with SVP Cindi Cervone Carlson to celebrate International Women's Day! They discuss the Women's Strike, how to ask for a promotion, equal pay, and gender stereotypes. Also, Cindi promotes her Equal Pay Event on April 4!
28 minutes | Feb 27, 2017
A Discussion With Brian Ash: Engagement, Retention, Challenger, & Career Star Group
EVP International Rick Cobb sits down with Director of Talent Management Brian Ash of Fragomen Worldwide to discuss how best to keep talent, what organizations can offer in terms of development and mentors, and programs to keep good workers. Brian also talks about why he likes Challenger and our global partnership Career Star Group.
31 minutes | Jan 19, 2017
Bullying in the Workplace: How To Recognize and Stop It
Happy New Year, listeners, we're back with a hot topic! With days to go before President-Elect Trump's inauguration, Colleen Madden Blumenfeld sits down with Challenger Director of Learning Judith Devries to talk bullies and what do to about them. They discuss the difference between harassment and bullying, characteristics and types of bullies, why same-sex and particularly women-on-women bullying in male-saturated industries is so difficult to root out in the workplace. Plus, what is the cost to productivity, as well as bottom-line costs of bullying, and what can leaders across the board do to solve this very real problem?
1 minutes | Dec 23, 2016
Happy Holidays from Our Global Partnership Career Star Group!
Challenger, along with our partners around the world wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday and a prosperous New Year!
24 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
Spotlight: Jeanne Mason, Corporate VP HR Baxter
EVP Rick Cobb sits down with Jeanne Mason, the corporate vice president of human resources for health care giant Baxter. She discusses her early education and career with military services and General Electric, what made her choose human resources, and her first big jump into a global position. We'll have more with Jeanne in future episodes, including discussions on how she handled her global position and other insights from her career.
11 minutes | Dec 1, 2016
News Roundup with VP Andy Challenger: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
VP Andy Challenger is back for a rundown of jobs news! We discuss our November Job Cut Report, why companies are announcing fewer layoffs around the holidays than in years past (social media, perhaps?, and how Amazon is using tech to train employees fast!
15 minutes | Nov 22, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: We Answer Your Job Search Questions
Bonus episode! Colleen Madden Blumenfeld is back with expert job search coach John Wirkes to answer your job search questions from Twitter! We talk recent college grads, the salary issue, whether you can change your title on your resume, and how to follow-up.
23 minutes | Nov 14, 2016
The Gig Economy with EVP Rick Cobb
Rick Cobb joins Colleen to discuss the gig economy, how the US compares to other countries with respect to this new model, if it's growing, and whether it's good for the overall economy or the workplace in general.
11 minutes | Nov 8, 2016
News Roundup with VP Andy Challenger: Election Day Special
VP Andy Challenger joins Colleen for another news roundup! Andy talks the economy by breaking down the October Challenger Job Cut Report, the employment situation from the BLS, and our holiday hiring report. We also talk cash vs non-cash bonuses (stay tuned for our yearly survey results!) and what all the water-cooler election talk will cost employers.
11 minutes | Oct 27, 2016
News Roundup with VP Andy Challenger: Election, Holiday Hiring, On-site Childcare, Quits
We do a roundup of news impacting the workplace with VP Andy Challenger! On this installment, we talk the election at work, companies hiring for the holidays and best practices to find work, on-site childcare, and how the increase in wages and confidence in the market is causing workers to quit in droves.
26 minutes | Oct 3, 2016
What the heck is outplacement? And much more with EVP Rick Cobb
Heard of outplacement? Want to know what it is? Colleen Madden Blumenfeld talks to Challenger's EVP International Rick Cobb about outplacement, as well as trends in human resources and young people!
20 minutes | Sep 12, 2016
Managing the Job Search: Keeping Your Head in the Game
Colleen Madden Blumenfeld talks to veteran job search coach John Wirkes of Challenger, Gray & Christmas on how to get ahead in the job search.
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