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Best Methods to Lure Active and Passive Job Candidates

Today's challenge is no longer identifying and sourcing candidates, but getting their attention. A just released report identifies best methods. Let's take a closer look.

Tightening Labor Market Good News for Job Seekers

Anyone seeking employment in 2017 can expect to see more job choices and employers ready to hire. It's a great time to be job hunting, says this recruiter.

What Candidates Want. Shifting Priorities for Job Seekers

Five years ago, benefits topped their list, today it’s culture and tomorrow it’s flexibility. A new report looks at the shifting priorities of job candidates.

Launches

Staffing Firm Launches Collabera Search Partners

Collabera, a global provider in IT and professional staffing services, has launched an executive search practice division, Collabera Search Partners. The new division will partner with private equity start-ups, small & midsize businesses and mid-market organizations on their C-suite and VP level retained searches. David Hughes, with over 12 years of expertise in the executive search

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4c Executive Search Acquires Ireland-based MSL

There’s been more than a recent wave in M&A activity among executive search firms throughout Europe. The most recent: Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has acquired MSL Search & Selection in Northern Ireland. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originating in London in 1955, MSL has been synonymous with executive recruitment in the U.K. and

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Hunt Scanlon to Host Conference in New York

Join Hunt Scanlon on May 16 at the Harvard Club for a half-day conference exploring how search firms can fund their growth, raise capital and leverage liquidity for an expansion or exit strategy.

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Polachi Lands Marketing Leader for Visual IQ

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Wayne St. Amand as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Visual IQ Inc. In his role new role, he will be responsible for driving business expansion through the company’s global marketing and training efforts. Mr. St. Amand is a veteran marketing leader with a track record of significantly accelerating the growth trajectory and valuation

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Caldwell Partners Adds Recruiting Specialist to Connecticut Office

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has added Kathy Ventura as a partner in the firm’s consumer, e-commerce & retail, and marketing & communications practices based in its Stamford, Conn office. Ms. Ventura recruits senior executives in all areas of consumer products and services, including consumer technologies, automotive, lifestyle brands and consumer financial services. She also specializes

Performance

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 7.5 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted first quarter revenues of $140 million, a 7.5 percent increase from revenues of $130.2 million during the same period a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $145 million. The company’s

Launches

Russell Reynolds Associates Launches Board & CEO Advisory Group

Following similar moves taken by rivals, Russell Reynolds Associates has launched a separate board and CEO advisory division within the firm. The shift takes the nation’s No. 5 search firm beyond its core recruiting business and further into process planning, assessment, strategy & performance measurement, and culture shaping. The new advisory group brings together the expertise of

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Curran Partners Finds Compliance Head for Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Curran Partners/ECI Group has recruited Gary P. Budney as vice president, head of quality assurance and compliance at publicly-traded Achillion Pharmaceuticals. Founding partner, Michael Curran, led the assignment. “Our client is a development-stage pharmaceutical company, which means that its principal activity is research into prospective treatments for various diseases, the development of those that are sufficiently

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Acertitude Lands CFO for Aligned Energy

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Anubhav Raj as chief financial officer of Aligned Energy. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. Aligned Energy said this latest addition to its leadership team will further help the company to innovate and optimize data center infrastructure to reduce the

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Kincannon & Reed Continues Global Expansion

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of David Carpintero as managing director. He will work out of Brussels, Belgium, where he will focus on senior recruitments for crop input, crop processing and trading, and produce clients across Europe and worldwide. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Mr. Carpintero had

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Best Methods to Lure Active and Passive Job Candidates

Traditionally, an active candidate is a person actively or casually looking for a new job a few times per week, while one deemed passive is considered satisfied with their current role and therefore searches occasionally for a new job, if at all. But according to one new study, the definition of active and passive candidate,

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Orlando Magic Turns to Korn Ferry In GM Hunt

The Orlando Magic has seen a flurry of management moves since the end of the most recent NBA regular season. Now the team has turned to Korn Ferry to help it land a new general manager. The Magic fired past GM Rob Hennigan saying it was time to go in a different direction after missing the postseason for five

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Coleman Lew Starts CEO Search for McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been retained by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Reporting to the board of directors, the incoming CEO will have full responsibility for all facets of the organization and its mission, including fundraising, operations, and

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Why Your Culture Is Your Brand

Culture shaping is now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, and most search firms, including boutiques, now offer some variation of it. The latest entrant: LaSalle Network has launched Culture 20/20 to help companies recondition their value and culture environments. LaSalle Network said it has seen firsthand the impact

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RSA Group Adds to U.S. Search Staff

According to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences, persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work — one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for

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A Top Recruiter Offers ‘Five Golden Rules’ for Career Advancement

Ted Pryor, managing director with Greenwich Harbor Partners, recently took a phone call from a young professional seeking career advice. She works at a major private equity group for its chief of staff. She told the recruiter she works nights and most weekends and was having a difficult time meeting her career goals. She seemingly had it all, thought

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Heidrick & Struggles Places First Female President at Baylor

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the first female president of Baylor University. She becomes the school’s 15th leader. Past president, Kenneth Starr, resigned following a sexual assault scandal. Since 2011, 17 female Baylor students reported sexual or domestic assault charges against 19 football players at the university. This included at least four alleged gang rapes. Mr.

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Dingman Company Leading Pastor Search for Evangelical Free Fullerton

Executive recruiting firm The Dingman Company is currently seeking a senior pastor for Evangelical Free Fullerton in California. Search firm president Bruce Dingman is leading the assignment along with vice president Dr. Richard Kidd. The incoming senior pastor of EvFree Fullerton will provide directional leadership for the church and work with its elders to develop and articulate

M&A

Hedley May and Exchange Place Partners Merge

London-headquartered executive search firm Hedley May and New York-based Exchange Place Partners have merged. The alliance creates a global oriented search firm and Exchange Place will retain the Hedley May name. The merger will allow the newly combined search firms to execute senior functional and leadership searches for multinational companies, financial institutions, professional services firms and regulatory

Performance

Manpower Posts Four Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $4.8 billion, an increase of four percent, compared to revenues of $4.5 billion a year ago. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.69 billion. The Milwaukee-based staffing company recorded net earnings of $74.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $71.7 million, or 98 cents per diluted share, a

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Why Onboarding Is Key to a Successful Recruiting Strategy

Effective onboarding can make or break an executive’s success in a new role, yet an Egon Zehnder study of global HR executives and newly appointed leaders shows less than a third of organizations actively support their executives to adapt to the cultural and political climate – which rank as the top reasons new leaders fail. With the

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Hanna Andersson

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now, in fact, critical C-suite players. The recruitment of these executives continues to be a critical hire for companies. The latest one: Hanold Associates has placed Wayne Young as CHRO of Hanna Andersson. Partner Keri

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Slone Partners Fills CEO Roles for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top drawer leaders throughout the sector. Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed CEOs at Avomeen Analytical Services

Launches

Staffing Firm Launches Collabera Search Partners

Collabera, a global provider in IT and professional staffing services, has launched an executive search practice division, Collabera Search Partners. The new division will partner with private equity start-ups, small & midsize businesses and mid-market organizations on their C-suite and VP level retained searches. David Hughes, with over 12 years of expertise in the executive search

M&A

4c Executive Search Acquires Ireland-based MSL

There’s been more than a recent wave in M&A activity among executive search firms throughout Europe. The most recent: Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has acquired MSL Search & Selection in Northern Ireland. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originating in London in 1955, MSL has been synonymous with executive recruitment in the U.K. and

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Skills Gap Costing Employers Nearly a Million Dollars Annually

It remains one of the most vexing economic puzzles in talent management: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when 7.5 million Americans are unemployed and millions more are working part-time gigs because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S.

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Morris & Berger Heading CEO Search for The Young Americans

Non-profit specialist search firm Morris & Berger has been retained by performing arts conservatory The Young Americans to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Leading candidates must have an appreciation for the performing arts and be strong advocates for education. The chosen CEO will be an inspirational and proactive spokesperson, representing The Young Americans to its

People

Jacobson Group Names Temporary Practice Head

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm The Jacobson Group has expanded with the addition of Oyauma Garrison as senior vice president. Mr. Garrison will head Jacobson’s temporary staffing practice, which provides insurance professionals on a temporary and temp-to-hire basis to help organizations manage workload fluctuations. He will also assist in Jacobson’s strategic development as a member of its executive management

M&A

Simione Healthcare Consultants Acquires Exact Recruiting Solutions

Simione Healthcare Consultants has acquired Exact Recruiting Solutions, an executive search firm dedicated to the home care and hospice industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement combines two leading organizations with more than 60 years of experience in business consulting and healthcare recruitment to benefit agencies and corporations providing home care, hospice, palliative care,

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Spencer Stuart Finds New Leader for Ithaca College

Ithaca College has appointed Shirley M. Collado as its ninth president. The school turned to Spencer Stuart to fill its top post. Current president Tom Rochon will be retiring in July. Michele Haertel, who leads the higher education practice for Spencer Stuart, and consultant Mary Gorman, led the assignment. Ms. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and

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Koya Seeking New Leader for National Wildlife Refuge Association

Top leaders for non-profit concerns remain in hot demand and Koya Leadership Partners has the latest big search in the sector. Molly Brennan, a founding partner at the firm, is seeking a president for the National Wildlife Refuge Association, to be named by early summer. The National Wildlife Refuge Association is the only independent non-profit exclusively focused

Performance

Diversified Search Posts Double Digit Revenue Increase

Diversified Search has posted revenues of $44.6 million, a 18.9 percent increase for 2016, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The search firm currently has 52 consultants across nine offices. “Growth in 2016 came from several different avenues,” said president and CEO Dale E. Jones. “Our biggest news was our acquisition in September

Human Capital Solutions Expands

Executive search firm Human Capital Solutions is expanding with the addition of a new office in Raleigh, NC. “Our firm will be celebrating our 14 year anniversary in just a few months and we are excited to see the key business indicators and the psychology of the marketplace improve and swing more favorably for companies to grow, hire,

Phillips Oppenheim Leading Search for Barack Obama Museum

As President Obama steps down as the nation’s 44th president, planning is underway to identify the director for the Barack Obama Presidential Museum in Chicago. Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has the honor of leading this prestigious assignment. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the search. The incoming museum director is expected to take

DHR International Partners With Mercer Middle East

Mercer Middle East has entered into a strategic partnership with DHR International, to provide each partner’s customer bases with a respective set of benefits. Under the terms of the agreement, DHR will provide assessment, career guidance, and talent development & leadership solutions for Mercer’s clients in Middle East, Turkey, India and Africa. DHR will also deliver executive recruitment,

HR Trends Impacting Healthcare Recruiting Specialists

Changes in healthcare are continuing to happen at a quickening pace, seemingly the fastest in recent history. Where the incoming Trump administration takes it is anyone’s guess. But any changes coming to the sector, good or bad, will affect the workforce and impact many businesses, including search firms, that work in the healthcare space. Three

Russell Reynolds Associates Lands CEO for Parkinson’s Foundation

With the mandate to identify a dynamic new leader with a strong fundraising background, Russell Reynolds Associates tapped John L. Lehr to serve as chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation. The hiring follows the recent merger of two Parkinson’s non-profits with rich histories: National Parkinson Foundation, headquartered in Miami, and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, headquartered in New York. Mr. Lehr will work

Stanton Chase Names New Practice Leaders

Stanton Chase International has appointed new leaders in its CFO & financial executives, directors & chief executive officers, and consumer products & services search practices. Cathy Logue, managing director of the firm’s Toronto office, has been named leader of the CFO & financial executives practice group. She has over 25 years of executive and leadership search experience

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for Mattel

Mattel, Inc. retained executive search firm Spencer Stuart this past year to assist with its CEO succession plan. That search concluded yesterday with the appointment of Margaret H. Georgiadis as its new leader. She succeeds Christopher A. Sinclair, who has led the company as chairman and CEO since early 2015. Going forward, he will serve as executive chairman of the board.

Calibre One Places Chief Technology Officer at SoundCloud

Executive search firm Calibre One has placed Artem Fishman as chief technology officer of music streaming service SoundCloud. Partner Thomas Green led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Fishman will be responsible for leading the company’s international engineering organization, in addition to shaping its technical vision and strategy. He will join SoundCloud’s team in Berlin, where he

Kincannon & Reed Names Managing Director In Brazil

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has named Ricardo Casiuch as managing director in Brazil. He will be serving clients in the crop inputs sector. His background includes executive positions in agribusiness and biotechnology for Brazilian, American, Canadian, and Italian multinational companies. Mr. Casiuch began his career with Monsanto, Johnson & Johnson, and Dow AgroSciences where he was

hrQ Taps HR Executive to Lead Houston Office

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has appointed Brent McCombs as vice president and managing director of its Houston office. Mr. McCombs comes to hrQ from Intermountain Health, where he served as AVP-HR overseeing talent acquisition and workforce optimization. He previously held HR leadership roles within a KKR portfolio company, Waste Management, ThermoFisher Scientific, Mylan

The Up Group Strengthens Search Staff

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm The Up Group has named Agnes Greaves as managing director. Ms. Greaves brings a wealth of experience advising both established market leaders and private equity-backed clients on organizational design and how to attract and retain high-impact and transformative leaders. She previously served as executive director at Russell Reynolds Associates, where she worked on the

Hunt Scanlon Media Launches Enhanced Website

Hunt Scanlon Media, the most widely referenced global news source in the human capital sector, today announced the launch of its enhanced new website. Significant upgrades have been made to the company’s desktop and mobile platforms and all of its news feeds are now optimized via Google News. “Today marks a new beginning for us,”

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Taps Heidrick for CEO

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Jeffrey Lacker has announced that he will retire in October after 28 years of public service at the Richmond Bank. The board of directors has formed a search committee that will be

Collegiate Sports Associates Leading UNLV AD Search 

Executive search firm Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) has been tapped by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Current AD Tina Kunzer-Murphy is stepping down from her post in June. Nancy Rapoport, special counsel to UNLV president Len Jessup, will serve as chairwoman of the search committee. UNLV

ZRG Partners Names Managing Director In Dallas

Executive search firm ZRG Partners has named David Sheahan as a managing director in its Dallas office. He will focus on supporting clients in the life sciences, technology and energy sectors, where he has extensive experience. Mr. Sheahan has enjoyed a long career in human resource services, having served with Korn Ferry since 2008. He has led

Signium Expands Into Africa

Executive search firm Signium has expanded with the addition of Talent Africa in Johannesburg. Talent Africa will form part of Signium’s EMEA regional offering and membership will allow them to service international clients not only in South Africa, but also in sub-Saharan Africa. The firm plans to re-brand as Signium South Africa by July. “Talent Africa’s membership will add

How to Correct Top Executive Career Mistakes

Every year micro trends are spotted where commonalities are found during the executive search process. Some of the trends are regional but many are consistent globally. Recently, the executive search division of JMJ Phillip Group assembled a list of the top executive career mistakes. The firm’s global search consultants compiled the list of ‘what not

Staying Ahead of Rivals, One Digital Footprint At a Time

An explosive recruiting mandate has been emerging for executive recruiters keen on offering innovative expertise to their clients and finding new avenues to growth: finding leaders who can inspire and direct companies in the digital age. It is the latest directive to be placed in the lap of executive recruiters by companies eager to stay

WinterWyman Lands CTO for Teikametrics

Executive search firm WinterWyman has placed Aatish Salvi as chief technology officer at Teikametrics. Senior vice president and partner Tracy Cashman led the search. As CTO, Mr. Salvi will execute Teikametrics’ vision and scale its market-leading technology platform while also overseeing the firm’s engineering and product teams. Previously, he was vice president of engineering for

Carmichael Fisher Leading CEO Search for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has been selected by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Principle consultant Tarquin Bennett-Coles is leading the assignment along with managing director Justin Hobday. As a start-up global initiative leader, the incoming CEO of CEPI will need to demonstrate

Caldwell Partners Posts Slight Revenue Decline

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International posted first quarter revenues of $13.7 million (Canadian), a two percent decline from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14 million (Canadian). “We fine-tuned our cost structure in the second half of last year to better reflect the global footprint we now enjoy,” said John Wallace,

Campbell & Company In Hunt for Glacier National Park Leader

Campbell & Company has been retained by The Glacier National Park Conservancy to find its next executive director. Senior consultant Kris McFeely is spearheading the search along with associate consultant Colleen Rogers. The organization is seeking a leader committed to making a difference at a fast growing philanthropic partner for one of America’s most iconic

RSR Partners Acquires Higdon Partners

RSR Partners has acquired executive search firm Higdon Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1986 by Hank Higdon, Higdon Partners focuses exclusively on providing executive search services to asset and wealth management clients, including institutional, mutual fund, and high-net-worth organizations, as well as hedge funds, fund of funds, plan sponsors,

Kirk Palmer Associates Expands Search Staff

Retail focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has added Caroline Pill as vice president in London and Alex Montefalco as head of creative in New York. Ms. Pill will be responsible for building the firm’s global business practice with clients in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Most recently, she served as vice president of

DES Recruitment Fills CIO Post for Eurasia Group

Executive search firm DES Recruitment has placed Ida Wainschel Cools as chief information officer of Eurasia Group. She becomes the first woman to hold the position as the organization continues to innovate and expand service offerings around geopolitical risk research and consulting. John Hodge, DES managing partner, led the assignment. As a key member of

NPAworldwide Adds 14 Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 14 new member firms in Australia, the Philippines, the U.K., India, and the U.S. This past November, the organization also gained a number of member firms, including Lloyd Connect, Axius Technologies Inc., Cyber Talent Search, Reflex Staffing Solutions, LavaRock, Search Active Jobs, Tek Search LLC, and White Bay Search.

Job Forecast Is Best In a Decade

The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade with two in five employers (40 percent) planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months, according to CareerBuilder‘s annual job forecast. Three in 10 expect to hire part-time, permanent staff while half of all employers anticipate adding

Witt/Kieffer Leading President Search for Ball State University

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer is currently leading the search for Ball State University‘s 16th president. Past president Paul Ferguson has left the school to become Biola University president. John K. Thornburgh, a senior partner in the firm’s education practice, and senior associate Elizabeth K. Bohan are leading the assignment. The presidential selection process is governed

Lighthouse Search Tapped by Golf Canada to Recruit CEO

Toronto-based Lighthouse Search has been retained by Golf Canada to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After 10 years at the helm, CEO Scott Simmons has made the decision to depart the organization. Golf Canada’s chief sport officer Jeff Thompson has been appointed as interim CEO. Mr. Simmons will work with Mr.

Harvard Group Names Consumer and Retail Practice Leader

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has added Margaret Gramann to its search team as a managing director where she will lead the firm’s consumer and retail practices. Ms. Gramann specializes in C-suite and board searches with specific expertise in general management, sales, and marketing roles. She has deep expertise in CPG (PepsiCo, Coca-Cola)

IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partners as its newest member firm. This marks its seventh office in the Asia Pacific region. IIC Partners now has 53 offices in 35 countries. Established over 20 years ago, Hofer Tan & Partners is a boutique search firm that specializes in senior level

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