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Best Methods to Lure Active and Passive Job Candidates

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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.


Unemployment Rate Dips Again As Job Growth Accelerates

Employers added 235,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.5 million. February marked the 75th straight month of job growth in the U.S. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the


Prosperity Found Among Recruiting Boutiques That Merge

One look at this year’s recruiting industry statistics reveals one clear trend line: double digit growth and expansion is taking place among the sector’s boutique specialists. As a group, they are far outpacing their Big Five rivals. Many have accomplished this by taking a page out of the big firms’ playbook, extending their brands into

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Richard Thompson Associates Heading CEO Search For West Central Initiative Board

Executive recruiter Richard Thompson Associates has been selected by the West Central Initiative Board to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. West Central’s previous CEO, Nancy Straw, resigned in November. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation serving the nine west central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas,

CTPartners Receives Rescue Financing As Investors Take Note Of An Industry In Overdrive

Reclusive financier Austin W. Marxe, president of AWM Investment Company, has ponied up a $5 million lifeline to help CTPartners stave off short term cash flow needs and keep the company afloat. Mr. Marxe acquired 1.45 million shares of the embattled global search firm at $3.44 per share last week. His hedge fund stands to

Pure Search Appoints Director Of Compliance

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Annabel Roberts as director of compliance to lead and build out further capability in the London market. Ms. Roberts previously led the banking and governance practice at specialist search firm Oliver James Associates; prior to that, she headed up a market leading compliance and regulation team in Asia.

Vetted Solutions Selected By The Geoprofessional Business Association To Lead Executive Director Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new executive director for the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). GBA is a trade association representing companies that provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing, and related geoprofessional services. Vetted Solutions provides executive search services, interim solutions, and association management

Anderson & Associates Heading CEO Search For The Pines At Davidson

Charlotte, NC-based executive search firm Anderson & Associates has been selected by The Pines at Davidson to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Eddie Muller, who has led the retirement community since it opened in 1988, has announced his retirement. Anderson & Associates is a national retained executive search firm specializing

ZRG Partners Completes Private Equity Capital Raise

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has obtained capital funding with Northcreek Mezzanine to pursue strategic acquisitions and attract key executive recruiters to fuel its growth. ZRG, named to HSZ Media’s Top 50 U.S./Americas recruiter ranking for the first time this year, recorded $9 million in U.S. fee revenue in 2014, a 45 percent rise –

Slone Partners Opens Office In San Francisco

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has opened a new office in San Francisco to be headed by president Tara Kochis. "The Bay Area is a hotbed for medical innovation and scientific investment. To meet the needs of our growing client base and this crucial industry, we are expanding our resources to engage directly with the companies

NGS Global Americas Adds New Offices In South Africa

NGS Global Americas has added offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa to its global footprint. Terry Veitch, managing partner at NGS Global, will lead the firm’s presence in the region. With over 25 years of experience in the executive search industry, Mr. Veitch conducts senior-level assignments across a wide variety of industries and

Witt/Kieffer Appoints Leader Of Its IT Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named James Utterback as principal and practice leader of its information technology practice. Mr. Utterback brings a wealth of global experience to the position, with 30 years of diverse executive leadership and consulting experience in information technology and entrepreneurial, private equity and venture capital backed endeavors. He previously founded and

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists CFA Institute in CEO Search

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of Paul H. Smith as the president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute. Mr. Smith was managing director, Asia-Pacific, and global head, institutional partnerships at the CFA Institute. CFA Institute’s mission is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the

JBK Associates International Recruits Chief Medical Officer For Contravir Pharmaceutical

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited John Sullivan-Bolyai M.D. as chief medical officer of ContraVir Pharmaceutical, Inc. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai was executive director of infectious disease clinical research at Merck. ContraVir focuses on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies. JBK Associates International conducts executive level searches across multiple functional areas in

DHR Makes Unsolicited Bid To Acquire CTPartners

Two of the nation’s Top 10 ranked search firms could soon become one. Chicago-based DHR International has submitted a formal, unsolicited written offer to acquire 100 percent of the equity of embattled CTPartners, based in New York. David H. Hoffmann, CEO of Osprey Capital LLC, a family office that owns DHR, has been quietly building

Executives Online Grows U.K. Leadership Team

International interim management and executive recruitment firm Executives Online has strengthen its U.K. leadership team with the addition of Chris O’Connell as managing director. With 17 years in the recruiting industry, Mr. O’Connell is the founder and ex-CEO of Timothy James Consulting. At Executives Online, he will help to accelerate new office openings across the

Norrie Johnston Recruitment Names Non-Executive Director

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has appointed Jackie Edwards as a non-executive director. Ms. Edwards has led major change programs for financial services brands and high profile regulatory bodies including Barclays Group companies, Cap Gemini Ernst Young and the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA). "We’re absolutely thrilled to have Jackie on the board. She

Spencer Stuart to Fill Director Post for L.A. World Airports

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to lead its search for a new executive director. Gina Marie Lindsey, who has led Los Angeles World Airports for nearly eight years, has announced her retirement this spring. Los Angeles World Airports is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates Heading VP Search For Baylor University

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is leading the search for a new vice president of university development for Baylor University. Dr. Kenneth L. Hall, who formerly filled the position, left the university in November. Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Storbeck/Pimentel is a minority and female owned search firm specializing in executive recruitment

Overnorth Adds Financial Services Specialist

Executive recruiting firm OverNorth has named Lon Grubb as a partner, financial services. Mr. Grubb has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry in institutional and investment banking and as an executive search consultant. He assists investment and commercial banks, asset and wealth managers, private equity firms and corporations with senior level searches.

IIC Partners Elects Höchsmann & Company Kg Into Group

IIC Partners has added Düsseldorf-based Höchsmann & Company as its newest member firm. This marks IIC Partners’ third office location in Germany. Dr. Gerhard Michael Eckert, co-founder and managing partner of Höchsmann & Company KG, specializes in the aviation, industrial, healthcare, transportation, professional services and consumer products/retail sectors. Höchsmann & Company KG offers executive search

Odgers Interim Establishes Dedicated Referencing Team

Odgers Interim has established a dedicated referencing team in response to growing demand for detailed background checks on senior appointments. Former solicitor, Sally Havers, who has previously held roles at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and the Treasury Solicitor in the U.K., will lead the offering, which includes professional referencing, and criminal, financial and tribunal

Carterbaldwin Recruits New President For Midland University

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Jody Horner as the 16th president of Midland University. Ms. Horner joins Midland from a term as president of Cargill Meat Solutions and Cargill Case Ready. Founded in 1883, Midland University is a private liberal arts college located in Fremont, Nebraska. CarterBaldwin is a provider of executive search services

Calibre One Fills SVP Of Worldwide Sales Position For Castlight Health

Executive search firm Calibre One has recruited John McCracken as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Castlight Health, Inc. Mr. McCracken previously led the Jive Software global sales organization as worldwide senior vice president of sales. Castlight Health is the leader in enterprise healthcare management. Based in North America, Europe, and Asia, Calibre One

Gatti & Associates Names President And CEO

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates has appointed Alice Koehn Benson as president and chief executive officer. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of chairman emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to managing director. Ms. Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises. Prior to

Fox Rodney Search Opens Office In Dublin

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has opened a new office in Dublin. The firm's Irish practice will be led by director, Portia White, and will focus on private practice, commerce and industry and financial services, with a focus on associate to partner level and general counsel searches. Ms. White has over nine years of experience within

Robert Half International Posts 13 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 13 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company earned $84.1 million, or $.62 per share, up from $66.9 million, or $.49 per share, during the same period a year earlier.

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Moderna Therapeutics

Korn Ferry International has been selected by Moderna Therapeutics to lead its search for a new president. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics, a new in vivo drug technology that produces human proteins, antibodies and entirely novel protein constructs inside patient cells. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas,

Bespoke Partners Places CTO For Personify

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Dave Cooper as chief technology officer of Personify. Mr. Cooper formerly served as chief technology officer for Rockwell Software. Personify is the leader in association management software and services for associations and other non-profits. Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver top executives for their portfolio companies.

Lochlin Partners Places VP Of HR At National Restaurant Association

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Barbara Polk as vice president of human resources at the National Restaurant Association. Ms. Polk served as the VP of national human resources service delivery for the American Red Cross. The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Wheless Partners Finds President For Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Louis G. Smith Jr. as president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith most recently served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus in Houston. Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people

CTPartners To Raise $5 Million From Single Investor

In an effort to raise cash after two failed stock offerings in the past 60 days, CTPartners on Friday priced a $5 million registered underwritten offering of its common stock at a discounted price of $3.44 per share to one institutional investor. Earlier in the day, the offering price had been set at $3 per

ManpowerGroup Posts Small Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN)posted revenues of $5.1 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 2014, a decrease of two percent from $5.3 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company’s earnings jumped to $117.2 million, or $1.47 per share, in the quarter from $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Annual revenue increased slightly to $20.8 billion

Direct Recruiters, INC. Adds Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Rachel Gulko as a lead recruiter for its plastics industry practice area focusing on executive level leadership searches. Prior to joining DRI, Ms. Gulko worked in sales for Verizon where she honed her sales leadership skills. She also has a background in early childhood education. Founded

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