Cutting-Edge HR

Developing women leaders called key priority. The Challenger Leadership Survey from outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., says a key priority for business and HR leaders is developing women leaders as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, released in May, found that 93% of leaders from companies across the country said "developing women leaders" is the most critical leadership issue. Another 88% said "developing leaders with both unseen and seen diversity" is most critical post-COVID. "No doubt reestablishing women talent is critical to the recovery from the pandemic-induced recession, and leaders are acutely aware . . . that they need this representation in their executive levels and are actively investing in it," Andrew Challenger, senior vice president of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., said. Read More...