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Kincannon & Reed Lands Chief Commercial Officer for Calyxt

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Manoj Sahoo as chief commercial officer of Calyxt Inc. Mr. Sahoo will work closely as part of Calyxt’s executive team to build a commercial partnership network, execute a go-to-market plan for the company’s products and ensure Calyxt’s integrated commercial success moving forward. Mr. Sahoo joins the company from Cargill, where he spent seven

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Kingsley Gate Partners Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded with the addition of Andrew Blane as a partner. He is located in the firm’s Princeton, NJ office. Mr. Blane brings nearly two decades of experience in executive search, marketing and business development to Kingsley Gate. He has conducted numerous team lift-outs for the buy-side of the asset management sector,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to Industrial, Energy & Natural Resource Practice Groups

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Lloyd Semple and Dan Hawksworth to the firm’s industrial, and energy & natural resources practices. The additions to the team, both based in Chicago, will build on Russell Reynolds’ expertise in all three sector specializations. Mr. Semple advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients across a breadth of industrial segments, including

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Dunleavy White Continues Expansion

London-based executive search firm Dunleavy White has strengthened its staff with the additions of Sarah Hanan and Danita Waterfall-Brizzi as partners. Ms. Hanan will spearhead growth within the firm’s travel and aviation sectors. She has over 20 years of experience within the travel industry starting her career as an international travel consultant with STA Travel before moving into recruitment.

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Talent Leaders Struggling to Keep Up With New Work Culture

Companies are facing a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work, and these shifts have already changed the rules for nearly every organizational people practice, from learning and management to executive recruiting and the definition of work itself. Every business leader, no matter their function or industry, has experienced

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Herd Freed Hartz Leading CEO Search for Northwest Harvest

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has been selected by Northwest Harvest to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Past CEO Shelley Rotondo is retiring at the end of June. Search firm partner Fred Pabst is leading the assignment. The incoming executive has big shoes to fill as Northwest Harvest CEO. Under Ms. Rotondo’s 16-year

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Kincannon & Reed Lands Chief Commercial Officer for Calyxt

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Manoj Sahoo as chief commercial officer of Calyxt Inc. Mr. Sahoo will work closely as part of Calyxt’s executive team to build a commercial partnership network, execute a go-to-market plan for the company’s products and ensure Calyxt’s integrated commercial success moving forward. Mr. Sahoo joins the company from Cargill, where he spent seven

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Kingsley Gate Partners Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded with the addition of Andrew Blane as a partner. He is located in the firm’s Princeton, NJ office. Mr. Blane brings nearly two decades of experience in executive search, marketing and business development to Kingsley Gate. He has conducted numerous team lift-outs for the buy-side of the asset management sector,

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HVS Executive Search Expands Asia Pacific Team

HVS Executive Search has named Florian Kittler as senior vice president, Asia Pacific. He will be based in Hong Kong. Mr. Kittler has over two decades of experience in the hospitality and executive recruitment industry across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He gained his operational leadership know-how with several global five-star hotel chains, including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental

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How Recruiters ‘Close the Deal’ With Job Candidates

With an economy that just keeps rolling along, many employers are faced with a difficult workplace challenge: How to attract talent in a candidate-driven market. In any business cycle, whether it’s up or down, the initial connection with a prospective hire is the easy part. Getting them on board, especially when markets are this robust,

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Korn Ferry Makes Leadership Changes As Transition Continues

Korn Ferry has announced several key leadership changes in three areas which the company said further positions it for growth and expansion. The managerial adjustments come on the heels of Korn Ferry releasing 2017 fiscal Q3 revenues of $381.9 million, an 11 percent top line jump over a year ago. “Our firm is growing in both size and

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Bialla Partners Land CEO for San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Adds New Partner

Following an extensive national search, Bialla Partners has placed Tallia Hart as president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Partner Jeff Hodge led the assignment. Ms. Hart was selected for her inspiring leadership, in-depth non-profit management experience and passion to advocate for the business community. She is the first woman, minority, and youngest to

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Pi Executive Places CHRO at Ajinomoto Windsor

Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Marco A. Leal as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Ajinomoto Windsor, a top manufacturer of Asian / Ethnic foods. The search was conducted by partner and board member Pierre Trippitelli and assisted by director Katherine MacLane. Mr. Leal brings over 20 years of experience developing world class HR organizations within fast

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IRC Continues Asia Pacific Expansion

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has expanded in Korea with the addition of McKinney Consulting Inc. an executive search and leadership consulting firm based in Seoul. Founder and president Steven B. McKinney, an American from North Carolina with extensive leadership, executive search and leadership coaching experience in Korea, established MicKinney Consulting in 2001. His six-member

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Why Ambitions Fall As Women Strive to Reach the C-Suite

Young women, it seems, have a healthy sense of ambition. Nearly three quarters of them in the early stages of their professional careers aim to reach the top level of the corporate ladder, according to the recent ‘Leaders & Daughters Global Survey‘ report by Egon Zehnder. The findings, based on an exhaustive seven-country examination of working

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David Barrett Partners Places Investment Chief At Dartmouth

Executive search firm David Barrett Partners has placed Alice A. Ruth as chief investment officer of Dartmouth College. After serving for more than six years as Dartmouth’s CIO, Pamela Peedin is stepping aside as the school year winds down later this spring. Ms. Ruth, who spent the last eight years as chief investment officer for Michael Bloomberg’s family office, Willett Advisors,

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McAulay Smith Places General Counsel for Georgia Power

The McAulay Smith Firm has placed Meredith Lackey as senior vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel of Georgia Power. She will also serve as the company’s chief compliance officer. Search firm chairman Al McAulay led the assignment. In her new role, Ms. Lackey will be responsible for overseeing Georgia Power’s corporate compliance, risk management, security, and legal services functions.

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Why Detroit Is Once Again Attracting Headhunters

Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates all over the globe. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for just about every executive search business, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage

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Executive Search Expansion Underway at Farber

Like many boutique advisory firms looking at expansion opportunities, Farber is in the midst of growing out its interim management and executive search practices north of the border. It just opened a new office in Vancouver and appointed two senior search consultants, Sandy Dennis and Dilesh Soni, to lead its initiatives in these two service offerings. “Expanding our

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Workplace Expert Offers Eight Tips for Replacing Baby Boomers

The mass migration of baby boomers from the workplace is beginning. While their full departure will take years to set in, the transition is unquestionably underway and it is creating a significant puzzle for every company and those in charge of staffing them to solve. “The dilemma is twofold,” said Paul Croteau, managing partner of talent

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Why Chief Revenue Officers Are Rising In Influence

Boutique recruiting firm Young Search Partners has placed John A. Cunningham as chief revenue officer (CRO) at software innovator DiSTI Corporation. Managing partner and search firm president Katherine Young led the assignment. After a nationwide talent hunt, Mr. Cunninghan emerged as the top candidate. He comes to DiSTI with 25 years of experience in the IT and software

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Wurster Partners Merges With ON Partners

M&A activity in the executive search industry continues unabated. The latest: Wurster Partners has merged with ON Partners, a boutique leadership advisory firm focused on technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and the energy / clean tech industries. The deal bolsters ON Partners expertise in global consumer brand recruiting. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely

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Saxton Bampfylde Seeks Chiefs for Two Charitable Organizations

U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has been tapped by non-profit organizations Add International and Metropolitan to find new chief executive officers. ADD, a highly ambitious and innovative values-driven organization, is a disability rights charity fighting for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia. Since 1985, it has been a key

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Cornerstone Global Partners Names Aerospace & Aviation Practice Leader

Executive search firm Cornerstone Global Partners has appointed Kent Yar as practice leader for its aerospace & aviation search business. Based in Singapore, Mr. Yar will be responsible for developing Cornerstone Global Partners’ aerospace & aviation business in the Asia Pacific region, including general aviation, airliners, manufacturers and MROs, and assist the firm’s efforts in client

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Boston Beer Company Taps Korn Ferry to Find CEO

Long time Boston Beer Company president and CEO, Martin Roper, has announced that he will retire in 2018. A search committee for his replacement has just been convened and the Sam Adams brewer tapped Korn Ferry to draught its new leader. The company said there is no set timetable for the search to be completed. The move

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McDermott & Bull Appoints President

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has named Brandon Biegenzahn as its new president. Mr. Biegenzahn has been one of the top producers at McDermott & Bull for several years and leads the firm’s financial institutions practice. In his role as president, he will play a critical part in the onboarding and mentoring of new principal

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Pickens & Company Recruits Chief Brand & Beverage Officer for Keurig

Executive search firm Pickens & Company has placed Scott Moffitt as chief brand and beverage officer at Keurig Green Mountain. Barbara Pickens, the firm’s founder, led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Moffitt leads the business’s beverage business unit as well as brand marketing for the Keurig system and its extensive portfolio of owned and licensed coffee, tea, and

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Taylor Root Enters the U.S. With New Office In New York

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has entered the U.S., opening a new office in New York. It also added Helen Howard to serve as its new leader. The New York team recruits for the vast majority of corporations, with experience in recruiting newly qualified lawyers to general counsels and partners. It specializes in the placement of legal

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Amrop Continues Global Growth

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 73 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. In recent weeks it has added new partners in Sweden, Seoul, and Miami. All of the recent hires emanate from well-known executive search firms, global management consulting brands and companies considered leaders in their

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Here’s Why Game Changing CHRO Talent Is In Big Demand

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now critical C-suite players. That is making the hunt for first-rate HR leaders a highly competitive business. Three HR recruiting rivals take us inside their work, one via podcast, serving up an outstanding

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Patina Solutions Adds Recruiting Veteran; Secures Funding

Professional services firm Patina Solutions has expanded with the addition of Conrad Lee as lead executive search partner. Based out of Tampa, the appointment of Mr. Lee intensifies Patina’s focus on executive recruiting at the C-suite level and for key functional positions. In his new role, Mr. Lee will be responsible for leading and expanding these efforts. “It’s

Krauthamer & Associates Recruits CEO for Alexandria Transit Company

Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates (K&A) has placed Josh Baker as general manager and chief executive officer of Alexandria Transit Company. He took over the helm of the award winning DASH Bus System earlier this month, replacing long time CEO Sandy Modell, who retired after leading the system for the past 28 years. The board was looking

IIC Partners Expands Member Base Around the Globe

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has expanded its global base of member firms in Amsterdam, Dubai, Milan and Washington, D.C. Currently, the organization has 53 offices in 35 countries. Holtrop Ravesloot, located in Amsterdam, has appointed Boudewijn Vellinga as an associate partner. Mr. Vellinga has spent nearly 15 years in the financial services sector and specializes in

Global AIDS Fund Turns to Russell Reynolds Associates for C-Suite Leaders

Seeking leaders who can articulate and promote strategic financial vision but with a focus on mission, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has tapped Russell Reynolds Associates to find a general counsel and chief financial officer. Simon Kingston, head of the search firm’s non-profit sector and leader its global development practice, is leading the assignments. In view of

Alexander Hughes Opens In Iran

Iran’s economy is a mixture of central planning, state ownership of oil, village agriculture, and small-scale private trading and service ventures. So it seems like an unusual outpost for a recruiter. But Alexander Hughes’ Iranian office has now officially opened for business. Shayan Shadfar and Christophe Laurent-Atthalin are managing the new operation. CEO Julien Rozet, Mr. Shadfar

Search Firms Plucking Talent From Colleges In Record Numbers

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. It is an old adage that seems to apply more and more to universities and search firms these days. Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA), a recruiting outfit focused of finding athletic directors and C-suite executives at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, has expanded with the addition

Spencer Stuart In Hunt for ‘Global CFO’ for Amaya

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand and hunting them down is keeping many of the nation’s leading recruitment operations busier than ever. Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has just been selected by billion dollar Canadian online gambling operator Amaya to lead its search for a new finance chief. Daniel Sebag has advised Amaya that

Optimum Talent Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Optimum Talent has named Peter Zukow as president of central Canada and Matt Goff as vice president of client solutions within its leadership assessment and development practice. Over the past 21 years, Mr. Zukow has been a driving force behind Canadian executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners. He is also a member of Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO), and an

Worker Productivity at Risk When Senior Leaders Depart

Employee productivity can take a big hit when the boss leaves, a new survey shows. According to research from recruiting firm Robert Half, both workers and CFOs believe having a vacant senior leader role has an adverse impact on a team’s efficiency, though those in leadership (70 percent) are likelier to find it an even greater

Greenwood / Asher Recruits President for Embry-Riddle

Executive search firm Greenwood / Asher & Associates has placed Dr. P. Barry Butler as the sixth president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Partner Jan Greenwood led the search and was supported by Julie Holley, one of the firm’s principals and business unit directors, and senior search consultant / practice leader Shelley Feather. “Embry-Riddle was seeking a

SRiCheyenne Names CEO

Executive search firm SRiCheyenne has named Jay Hussey as CEO. Chief executive and founder, Pat Mastandrea, has moved into a new role at the firm as vice chairman. SRiCheyenne was recently launched following the January merger of the US-based media and content recruitment provider, Cheyenne Group, and UK-headquartered SRi (formerly Sports Recruitment International). As CEO, Mr. Hussey will

Lehman Associates Lands CEO for Texas Association of Business

Executive search firm Lehman Associates has recruited Jeff Moseley as chief executive officer of the Texas Association of Business (TAB). He succeeds Bill Hammond, who last August announced his retirement from TAB after approximately 18 years at the helm. When it announced the search, TAB said it was seeking a dynamic, proven business advocate to oversee operations of

Korn Ferry Hay Group Names New Leader In Hong Kong

Korn Ferry has named May Knight as country managing director, Korn Ferry Hay Group. She will be based in the company’s Hong Kong office. In her new role, Ms. Knight will drive Korn Ferry Hay Group’s growth in Hong Kong in alignment with its general regional strategy. Ms. Knight brings to the firm over 25 years of

Chief Talent Officer Delivers Pivotal Advice to the C-Suite

Joanne (Jo) Rencher has been a visionary, results-driven business and human capital leader almost from the start. She’s led major initiatives across a variety of industries, where she’s become well-versed in strategy development and execution, human capital strategies, rigorous P&L management and board governance. Her background is, indeed, impressive. After an early foundation as a

MLA and Allegis Partners Names President

Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) and executive search firm Allegis Partners have named John Cashman as president. In his new role, Mr. Cashman will head strategic efforts to elevate the business of both firms, jointly owned by Allegis Group, a global talent solutions leadership provider. Previously, he served as a partner and vice president of MLA. “For the

Foster & Associates Taps CEO for Aurora Plastics

Executive search firm Foster & Associates has placed Darrell K. Hughes as chief executive officer of Aurora Plastics Inc. Robert Foster, the firm’s president, led the assignment. Mr. Hughes replaces Jim Domo who left the company at the end of last year. He previously served as vice president and general manager of the pressure sensitive materials business at Avery Dennison North

Kaplan Partners Leading CFO Search for Old Point National Bank

Executive search firm Kaplan Partners has been retained by Old Point National Bank to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO Laurie Grabow plans to retire this summer after three decades with the Hampton, VA-based bank. “Laurie’s dedication through the recession positioned our company well for the future,” said Rob Shuford Jr., Old Point

Lucas Group Expands IT Practice In New York

Executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Marc Wilder as a managing partner and leader for the firm’s information technology division in New York City. He will help meet the increased demands of clients and candidates in the New York tri-state market. “We are thrilled to have Marc lead the team with his positive attitude, wealth

Despite Economic Uncertainty, Recruiters Optimistic About 2017

More than 75 percent of recruiting firms met or exceeded their revenue goals for 2016, according to a new Bullhorn recruiting trends report. Going into 2017, the report concluded that the vast majority of recruiting professionals remain bullish, despite swelling threats of global economic uncertainty and talent shortages. Compared to last year, recruiting professionals said they expected

Miller Black Tapped by Hilton Foundation to Recruit VP Talent & Culture

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has been retained by the Agoura Hills, CA-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to lead its search for a vice president of talent and culture. Managing director Joanna Miller is leading the assignment. Reporting to the organization’s president and CEO, the VP of talent and culture is the highest ranking human resources officer position

Indiana Bar Association Taps Waverly Partners for Next Leader

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been retained by the Indiana State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Current leader Tom Pyrz, who has been with the organization for over 21 years, will retire later this year. Managing directors and principals Joel Epstein and B. Harrison Turnbull are leading the assignment. The executive

La Fosse Associates Opens First U.S. Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has opened its first U.S. office based in Santa Monica, the hub of Los Angeles’ thriving tech and digital sector, where it is already engaged in a number of assignments for organizations ranging from early stage start-ups to global concerns. Tom Vaughan, who heads-up the new location, will be responsible for

Women In Leadership Opens In Australia

Veteran executive recruiter Jacqueline Lehmann has launched Women In Leadership International in Australia to focus on diversity recruiting for executive general management, marketing & sales, commercial and operations positions. The firm will deliberately set its sights on traditionally male dominated industries, including automotive, logistics & supply chain, and the utilities sectors. Women In Leadership will also work within sectors

U.S. Economy Continues Expansion With Hourly Employees

Hourly workers continue to be a major driver of the U.S. economy. According to recent research released by LinkedIn and job board Snagajob, there are currently 78 million hourly workers in the U.S. comprising 59 percent of the entire country’s workforce. Yet, there are very few resources dedicated to helping hourly workers get jobs and advance

Fairway Consulting Group Recruits CEO for Cue Biopharma

Executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group has placed Daniel Passeri as president and CEO at Cue Biopharma, a start-up company whose mission is to develop drugs that can command and control a select T cell response. Dan Gold, president and global head of the R&D recruiting practice at Fairway, led the assignment. “First and foremost, Cue Biopharma was

Management Consultants for the Arts Begins Hunt for Music Leader

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has been selected by Music of the Baroque (MOB) in Chicago to lead its search for a new executive director. After an 18-year tenure, Karen Fishman has decided to retire as MOB’s executive director in June. Partner David Mallette and managing director Louise Kane are leading the assignment.

Boyden Expands Atlanta Office

Executive search firm Boyden has expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Prior to

Leaders Trust Expands Search Staff In France and Mexico

Executive search firm Leaders Trust International has added Pierre-Yves Stintzy as a partner in France and Rogelio Salcedo Villacampa as a partner in Mexico. Mr. Stintzy, who joins the firm’s Paris office, will focus on industrial operations, supply chain, procurement and real estate search assignments. Before joining Leaders Trust, he had been a managing partner and led boutique executive search

Top Recruiter Says These 8 Skills Will Keep You Competitive

One thing executive recruiters know inside and out are skill sets. Whether they look at soft skills or hard skills when they review any candidate’s ability to perform a job, this is the one area they look at more closely than anything else. Soft skills are interpersonal, or people oriented. Recruiters say these are the most

Caldwell Partners Assists St. Boniface Hospital In CEO Placement

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has assisted the St. Boniface Hospital’s board of directors in the appointment of Dr. Bruce Roe as its next chief executive officer. Harry Parslow, leader Caldwell’s healthcare, education, government & associations search practice, led the assignment. Dr. Roe had been acting president and CEO since 2015 following the death of hospital president Dr. Michel Tétreault.

ManpowerGroup Acquires Ciber’s Spain Business

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its business in Spain. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal builds on ManpowerGroup’s already established business in Spain. Since 1988, ManpowerGroup Spain has offered workforce solutions across its five brands — Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions,

Here Are Some Talent Management Trends Transforming HR

Executives continue to say that their organizations cannot succeed without assertive HR leaders who can take a strong stance on talent issues and use relevant facts, including data analytics, to deliver an informed point of view. This makes understanding current talent management trends essential for HR leaders everywhere. Marc Effron, founder of non-profit HR networking

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