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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.

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Young Mayden Opens Dallas Office

Executive search firm Young Mayden has opened a new office in Dallas which will be led by attorney and legal recruiter Amber Shockey. Ms. Shockey brings a strong background in that area, particularly in the Texas energy sector. Since early 2015, she has served as co-leader of Crosby Shockey Consult + Search, LLC. She is also founding principal

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Will Most Talent Acquisition Roles Be Eliminated Over the Next Decade?

While technology will never be able to replace the human factor in human resources, it will likely take over certain functions on talent acquisition and management teams. A new survey from CareerBuilder shows that 72 percent of employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the next

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

Cohn Search Group Opens Doors to Serve Property/Casualty Industry

Cohn Search Group, an executive search firm exclusively dedicated to the property/casualty insurance industry, has opened its doors in Prairie Village, KN. Louis Cohn, founder and president, has nearly 10 years of property/casualty recruiting experience with a national insurance search firm. He brings a strong nationwide network of property/casualty professionals and established client companies to

RSA Makes New Appointments Across Europe

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added to its expertise in Europe with the additions of Stefanie Blasi, Mateja Forstnaric, and Dr. Nicholas Draeger. Ms. Blasi will join RSA as an associate consultant where she will work with RSA interim divisions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. She previously worked

Mid-Sized Companies Ready to Hire Can’t Find Qualified Talent

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) plan to hire more employees over the next year, yet those same companies are encountering a growing challenge that may hinder their expansion plans, according to the quarterly SMB Job Generation Outlook by executive search firm Lucas Group. The firm surveyed 400 SMB executives from various industries and geographic regions

Russell Reynolds Associates Taps CEO for Tecumseh Products Company

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Harold Karp as the new president and chief executive officer of Tecumseh Products Company. Mr. Karp, who became interim CEO in June, previously served as president and COO of Wolverine Tube for seven years. Tecumseh Products Company is a global manufacturer of hermetically sealed compressors for

JDG Associates Retained by Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has been retained by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) to lead in its search for a new chief investment officer. FRTIB is an independent Federal Agency in the executive branch responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). JDG Associates has been serving the executive recruitment needs

Futurestep Launches Talent Acquisition Solution Advisory Service

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has launched a new global Talent Acquisition Solution Advisory (TASA) consulting service. The new venture will led by Jonathan Brown, VP of global solutions, alongside the practice’s global leader, Mitzi Jordan, and its principle consultant for the EMEA region Guillaume Noirtin. Futurestep’s new offering enables

Egon Zehnder Adds to Houston Energy Practice

Egon Zehnder has added Todd Auwarter as a consultant in the firm's energy practice in Houston. He will serve energy and private equity clients across upstream, oilfield services, midstream, downstream, power, renewables, and related industries. Mr. Auwarter was previously a principal with Bain & Company, where he led numerous engagements in the energy sector, with

Elevation Acquired in Management Buy Out; Parkinson Lee Executive Search Launched

Specialist recruitment firm Elevation has been acquired by newly formed parent company, Elevation Consultancy Group, in a six-figure management buyout. The purchase of the business, established in 2010, was led by group managing director and Elevation founder Greg Parkinson and supported by fellow board director Lee Bhandal. Mr. Parkinson said the move marked the start

Spencer Stuart Heading Commissioner Search for CFL

Spencer Stuart has been selected by the Canadian Football League to lead in its search for a new commissioner. Current commissioner Mark Cohon has announced that he would not seek a renewal of his contract which expires next spring. The CFL is a professional sports league in Canada. Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm

Lonergan Partners Finds New CMO for Avalanche Technology

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Bridget Warwick as vice president of marketing at Avalanche Technology. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer, partner. Most recently, Ms. Warwick was CMO of Nexenta Systems. “Bridget’s excellent knowledge of the storage market and intuitive customer-centric approach to marketing will be a great addition to the executive

Preston & Partners Recruits CEO for Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council

Preston & Partners has placed Valarie Cofield as chief executive officer of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council. Suzanne Fairlie, managing director of the Philadelphia office of Preston & Partners, led the engagement. Ms. Cofield has minority supplier development in her background, from her work in the area of diversity and affirmative action programming and

Parker Executive Search Retained by Southeast Missouri State University

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search been selected by Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) to lead in its search for a new president. As part of the commitment to an inclusive search process, Parker Executive Search held open forums on the SEMO campus this past week. The forums were intended to gather input on areas such as

C-Suite Envy: Most Top Executives Want to be CEO

Eighty-seven percent of executives would like to be CEO, according to a recent study released by Korn Ferry. However, data from the firm, based on leadership assessments of more than 2.5 million leaders over the past four decades, concludes that only 15 percent of executives are highly “learning agile” – a key predictor of success

Agilium Adds Reffett Associates and Ingenium Group to Network

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has added Reffett Associates, Ltd. and Tokyo-based The Ingenium Group to its organization — bringing its network to a total of 56 office locations worldwide. Reffett Associates was founded in 1992 as a privately-held executive search and professional services firm and it currently has offices located in Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; Reston,

Norman Broadbent Interim Management Grows Retail and FMCG/Consumer Practice

Norman Broadbent Interim Management has added Jo Sands and Jason Oakley to the firm as directors in its retail and FMCG/consumer practice teams. Ms. Sands started her career in recruitment in 2001 moving into interim management across all disciplines at board level to senior management for the consumer & FMCG sectors in 2006. She has

Whitman Partners Launches CNO Search Practice

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has launched a CNO search practice to focus on the placement of chief nursing officers. Greg Masson, partner and healthcare team leader, will head the division and will be joined by Tyler Leonard who will serve as an executive recruiter in the new practice. Mr. Leonard previously worked for

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Aviation and Transportation Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has added John Davidson as a partner in the firm's global industrial practice where he will serve clients in the aviation and transportation sector. He will be based in Chicago. During his 16-year executive search career, Mr. Davidson has specialized in senior-level search assignments across the airline, general and business aviation, aircraft

Direct Consulting Associates Names Director for IT Services Practice

Direct Consulting Associates (DCA) has named John Yurkschatt as director of the firm’s IT services practice. In his new role, Mr. Yurkschatt will be driving sales and recruitment as well as implementing best practices. He previously served as DCA’s recruitment manager and has built a record for building executive recruitment teams. Direct Consulting Associates’ mission

ASLON Completes Search for OMNOVA Solutions

Executive search firm ASLON has placed Anne Noonan as the new president, performance chemicals, at OMNOVA Solutions. Ms. Noonan previously served as senior vice president and president of the industrial engineered products group of Chemtura Corporation. OMNOVA Solutions is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of

DavenportMajor Retained by Westell Technologies for SVP Sales Search

DavenportMajor Executive Search is leading the search for a new senior vice president of worldwide sales for Westell Technologies, an Aurora, Illinois company that makes telecommunications equipment, such as DSL modems, for the home and small office, and outdoor equipment used by service providers. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive

Egon Zehnder To Start Initiative To Increase Female CEOs At FTSE 100 Companies

Spearheaded by newly added U.K. managing director, Miranda Pode, Egon Zehnder will start an initiative to unsettle male-dominated executive positions of the U.K.’s FTSE 100 companies; currently there are only five women in such positions at these organizations. Egon Zehnder hopes to increase this number by 2025 when it launches its "25 by 25" initiative

Korn Ferry Adds Partner to Leadership and Talent Consulting Practice in London

Korn Ferry has named Max Landsberg as a senior partner in the firm's leadership and talent consulting practice in London. Mr. Landsberg, formerly a partner at McKinsey & Company, has advised major global organizations on strategy in the consumer, financial and industrial sectors. “We are thrilled that Max is joining Korn Ferry. His deep experience

Eximius Energy Launches Technology Oil and Gas Search Practice

Specialist oil and gas recruiters Eximius Energy has launched a technology oil and gas search practice to meet increasing client demand for information technology professionals in the energy sector. The new practice will serve the industry by placing highly specialized IT professionals across the U.K., Europe and Asia. Az Lasmi will lead the firm’s new

Accelent Completes Senior Search for Vitals

Accelent, Inc. has placed Guy Lehman as the new vice president of data management at Vitals. Previously, Mr. Lehman served as vice president, data strategy for Cotera and VP, global strategy and product development for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Vitals brings together actionable data, digital tools and consumer expertise to empower consumers to make more

Witt/Kieffer Leading CEO Search For Texas Heart Institute

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the Texas Heart Institute to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer/chief scientific officer. Consultants John K. Thornburgh, Karen E. Otto, and Andrew P. Chastain are handling the assignment. The mission of the Texas Heart Institute is to reduce the toll of cardiovascular disease through

Spencer Stuart Places First Female President at Cornell

Spencer Stuart has recruited Elizabeth Garrett to serve as the new president of Cornell University. Mr. Garrett, who is the provost of the University of Southern California, becomes the first female in the school’s history to hold the position. By appointing Ms. Garrett, Cornell becomes the sixth Ivy League school to name a woman as

Simply Driven Launches Manufacturing Technology Recruitment Practice

Simply Driven Executive Search, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, has launched a manufacturing technology recruitment practice to focus on manufacturing technology related to CNC machining, lasers, robotics, waterjet and additive printing. “I just returned from the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, and that experience completely affirmed our strategic direction

Egon Zehnder Report Looks At Capability Gap Among U.S. Company Boards

Corporate boards of leading publicly traded U.S. companies are becoming more global, but the companies still face a capability gap to align their boards with their global aspirations, according to the Egon Zehnder Global Board Index. Even though nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of all S&P 500 companies report some international revenue, corporate boards have achieved

Harvey Nash Acquires Beaumont Japan; Extends Reach Across APAC

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has acquired Beaumont Japan, a recruiting outfit operating across the Asia Pacific region. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new Harvey Nash Japan business will work closely with Harvey Nash’s network throughout the Asia Pacific region and globally. It will serve a number of sectors, including

AESC Forms Partnership with Invenias

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has partnered with Invenias, a global provider of cloud-based executive search solutions. Invenias is a software company that enables executive search firms, specialist recruitment companies and enterprise recruitment organizations to transform the productivity of their operations with cloud-based desktop and mobile applications. “As technology and the digitization of

Claymore Partners Talent Survey Reveals Strong Hiring Prospect

Sixty five percent of employers are selectively or significantly increasing executive hiring for the balance of 2014 and into 2015, according to a Claymore Partners Talent Market Survey. The outlook expressed by unemployed executives is also more optimistic than in previous surveys as almost 40 percent say their job prospects are significantly or slightly better.

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