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Larger Funds Bring Increased Competition for Private Equity Talent

The state of the U.S. private equity market is strong. As of November, U.S. private equity funds had raised $246 billion in...

Strong Resurgence in Search Activity in the Private Equity Sector

The current state of recruiting within the PE sector remains strong. “The search firms that recruit in certain sectors that PE firms...

Major Paradigm Shifts Coming Out of the Coronavirus Crisis

Bound to reshape society in lasting ways, the current pandemic is shining a bright light across countless industries, unearthing both vulnerabilities and opportunities. Manufacturing, particularly in...

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CarterBaldwin Recruits CIO for CCRM Fertility

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, head hunting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find. Recently, CarterBaldwin Executive Search assisted in the recruitment of Wade Lowder as chief information officer for Denver-based fertility service CCRM Fertility

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Development Guild DDI Seeking CEO for the AKC Museum of the Dog

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI has been enlisted to find the next executive director and chief executive officer the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City. Kieran McTague, senior vice president and director, New York, is spearheading the assignment. The new leader will be responsible for the management and supervision of the day-to-day

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Linking Culture to Value, Growth and Performance

In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose.

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De Forest Search Fills Key Post for Dr. Suess Enterprises

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search recently recruited Vienna Downes as the new senior director of licensing and sales at Dr. Suess Enterprises, a children’s entertainment company committed to caretaking Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy. As a global entertainment leader, Ms. Downes brings a progressive career in the toy and entertainment space to Dr. Seuss including Warner Bros.,

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Heidrick & Struggles Makes Leadership Changes in Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced new leadership appointments in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. These include regional practice managing partners in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for the global technology and services practice and the CEO and board of directors practice; country manager for Australia; and partner-in-charge for Singapore. “As organizations continue to navigate a course

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How On-Demand Talent is Unlocking Value for Private Equity Investments  

One constant about private equity is that the landscape is always changing. For some, those changes can lead to obsolescence; but for those with vision, change is an opportunity to unlock new opportunities for alpha returns, according to a new report from Upwork. “One relatively slow-moving change? The differentiating levers that a PE firm can

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Hudson Gate Partners Places Chief People Officer at Mogo

Hudson Gate Partners recently recruited Allan Smith as the first chief people officer for Mogo, a NASDAQ-traded digital payments and financial technology company in Vancouver, British Columbia. Daryl-Lynn Michaud led the assignment. “We’ve been fortunate to attract and build an outstanding team at Mogo, and we’re excited to have Allan lead our people efforts going forward as we look

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HealthSearch Partners Recruits New CEO for Maury Regional Health  

HealthSearch Partners recently placed Davin Turner as the next chief executive officer of Maury Regional Health, a three-hospital health system located in Columbia, TN. This project was managed by senior principal and co-founder Barry Cesafsky with the assistance of chief operating officer Laura Conley. Together they worked closely with the eight-member Maury board of trustees,

Diversified Search Group Names Managing Directors

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named three new managing directors, each adding to the firm’s capabilities in serving the needs of clients across key industries and sectors. Allen Chan joins the firm’s corporate practice, Lois Mufuka Martin joins its education practice, and Alicia Salerno has been

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Nowsta Secures $41 Million in Funding

Brooklyn-headquartered Nowsta, which provides a cloud-based workforce management platform to enterprises, has raised $41 million Series B funding from GreatPoint Ventures and joined by VMG Catalyst, Rally Ventures, Tribe Capital and existing investors Green Visor Capital, Compound Ventures and Clocktower Technology Ventures. This latest funding round will be used to help Nowsta scale operations across 25

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Moving Forward in 2022 Requires a Sticky Culture

2021 was the year of the employee. Around four million Americans exercised choice and quit their jobs each month in a trend that has become known as The Great Resignation. For 2022, a new report from DHR Global concludes, it is a business imperative for companies to stop the flow of employees exiting and ensure

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Caldwell Recruits President and CEO for Rocky Mountaineer 

Toronto-based Caldwell has assisted in the recruitment of David McKenna as president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver, Canada, Drew Railton, Les Gombik, John Davidson, Tim Bostick, Natalie Stones and Meghan Harrelson led the assignment. “Rocky Mountaineer is an iconic tourism experience, a global champion, so it is fitting we have a tourism visionary, champion and

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Leaders International Seeks CEO for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 

Leaders International, an executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC). Leading the assignment for the Toronto-based search firm are partner Anurag Shourie and consultant Cecilia Oteiza-Ayres. The president and CEO is responsible for providing efficient and

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CIO Partners Called in by PropertySync to Lead CTO Search

Skilled IT leaders are among the toughest to find. CIO Partners was recently selected by PropertySync to lead their search for the role of chief technology officer. As PropertySync’s exclusive search partner for this role, the search firm will conduct the initial review of all candidates. Located remotely in the Pacific Northwest, PropertySync’s mission is to transform

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InterSearch Worldwide Elects Chairman for the Middle East

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has elected Ehab Hassan as chairman, Middle East. “We are very pleased to have Ehab join our executive leadership team as chairman of the Middle East,” said Samantha Robinson, managing director Middle East. “He brings the breadth and depth of experience,

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Caldwell Posts Q1 Revenue Gain of 112 Percent

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q1 revenues of $38.4 million (Canadian), a 112 percent increase from a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “This was a record-breaking start to the year for Caldwell – consolidated revenue for the quarter was $38.4 million, representing a 112 percent increase

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4 Ways the Pandemic Changed How Job Seekers Seek Work

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of our lives over the past two years. Companies moved to remote work and in the process adjusted to new ways of working. Through it all, a labor shortage has made talent acquisition leaders and their recruiting partners scratch their heads and wonder what can be done to attract and secure

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Jobless Claims Rise as Omicron Worries Continue

The Labor Department reported that 286,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 230,000 to 231,000. Still, the unemployment rate fell last month to a pandemic low 3.9 percent. The four-week moving average

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The Christopher Group Tapped by Dellbrook | JKS to Lead Top HR Search

Dellbrook | JKS, one of the Northeast’s fastest-growing construction companies, has selected The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, to lead its search for a vice president of human capital /people /human resources. Founder and CEO, Tom Christopher, and managing partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the assignment. “We are tremendously honored to have

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Stevenson Search Partners Launches Rebrand

Fort Lee, NJ-based Stevenson Search Partners (formerly The Stevenson Group), a global life science executive search firm, has launched a company-wide rebranding, including a new name, logo, visual identity and website. The search firm said the changes are meant to reflect its evolution into a modern and dynamic next generation search partner for life science

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Entering the New Frontier in Executive Recruiting

The last 24 months have changed everything. For businesses. For leaders. For employees. For executive recruiters. Now, as the dust settles, one fact becomes clear: Power has shifted. From organizations to people. From profit to mutual prosperity. From ‘me’ to ‘we.’ According to a recent Korn Ferry report, employees are now starting to ask human

recruiting

ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for StarCompliance  

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, ON Partners assisted in

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TurnkeyZRG Assists University of Wisconsin Recruit Head Soccer Coach

TurnkeyZRG recently placed Neil Jones as head soccer coach for University of Wisconsin. Mr. Jones previously led the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer program for nine years. “We are thrilled to welcome Neil Jones as our next men’s soccer head coach,” said Chris McIntosh, Wisconsin’s director of athletics. “He has a proven track record of

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Retro Report

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Greenwich Harbor Partners placed Todd Larsen, president of the global Nexis Solutions division of LexisNexis;

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CannabizTeam Predicts 100,000 New Pot Jobs in 2022

Cannabis sector salaries are up across the board with increased demand for top-flight leaders driving double-digit increases in compensation for experienced managers and C-suite executives, according to a new report by CannabizTeam, a cannabis-focused executive search firm. Salaries, the study says, continue to increase above cost-of-living index due to competition and a shortage of employees with specialized cannabis

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Will the Great Resignation Cause a Pay Gap? 

For years, numerous companies have been trying to close the gap in pay for women and men who perform the same job. The effort has taken years for many organizations, along with threats of lawsuits and public pressure to bring women to parity, according to a new report from Korn Ferry. But just when many

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Lindauer Recruits CEO for Solar One 

Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Stephen Levin as the new chief executive officer of Solar One. CEO Deb Taft led the search along with assistant vice president Terri Rutter. “Stephen’s passion for the environment, leadership experience and deep commitment to working to improve communities make him an excellent choice to lead Solar One,” said Sara

Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead Hunt for President of Hampton University

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been enlisted to find the next president of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing director; Jeffrey Alston, senior associate; and Lisa Solinsky, senior associate. The expected start date for this position

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SeekOut Secures $115 Million in Funding  

SeekOut has announced a $115 million series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The round values the Seattle-based company – an artificial intelligence-powered talent search engine – at more than $1.2 billion. “The Great Resignation remains top of mind for both employees and employers as we enter 2022,” said Matthew Merker, research manager, talent acquisition

7 Executive Search Trends to Impact Recruiting Firms in 2022

January is always a great time to reflect and to look ahead. Among the many problems faced over the last 12 months, top-level search strategies have had to adapt to change. “2021 has posed many challenges for organizations: continued restrictions, persisting uncertainty, managing hybrid workforces and closed borders,” said a new report from the International Executive Search Federation (IESF). In its

7 Executive Search Trends to Impact Recruiting Firms in 2022

January is always a great time to reflect and to look ahead. Among the many problems faced over the last 12 months, top-level search strategies have had to adapt to change. “2021 has posed many challenges for organizations: continued restrictions, persisting uncertainty, managing hybrid workforces and closed borders,” said a new report from the International Executive Search Federation (IESF). In its

CarterBaldwin Recruits CIO for CCRM Fertility

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, head hunting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find. Recently, CarterBaldwin Executive Search assisted in the recruitment of Wade Lowder as chief information officer for Denver-based fertility service CCRM Fertility

Development Guild DDI Seeking CEO for the AKC Museum of the Dog

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI has been enlisted to find the next executive director and chief executive officer the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City. Kieran McTague, senior vice president and director, New York, is spearheading the assignment. The new leader will be responsible for the management and supervision of the day-to-day

De Forest Search Fills Key Post for Dr. Suess Enterprises

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search recently recruited Vienna Downes as the new senior director of licensing and sales at Dr. Suess Enterprises, a children’s entertainment company committed to caretaking Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy. As a global entertainment leader, Ms. Downes brings a progressive career in the toy and entertainment space to Dr. Seuss including Warner Bros.,

Heidrick & Struggles Makes Leadership Changes in Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced new leadership appointments in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. These include regional practice managing partners in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for the global technology and services practice and the CEO and board of directors practice; country manager for Australia; and partner-in-charge for Singapore. “As organizations continue to navigate a course

How On-Demand Talent is Unlocking Value for Private Equity Investments  

One constant about private equity is that the landscape is always changing. For some, those changes can lead to obsolescence; but for those with vision, change is an opportunity to unlock new opportunities for alpha returns, according to a new report from Upwork. “One relatively slow-moving change? The differentiating levers that a PE firm can

Hudson Gate Partners Places Chief People Officer at Mogo

Hudson Gate Partners recently recruited Allan Smith as the first chief people officer for Mogo, a NASDAQ-traded digital payments and financial technology company in Vancouver, British Columbia. Daryl-Lynn Michaud led the assignment. “We’ve been fortunate to attract and build an outstanding team at Mogo, and we’re excited to have Allan lead our people efforts going forward as we look

HealthSearch Partners Recruits New CEO for Maury Regional Health  

HealthSearch Partners recently placed Davin Turner as the next chief executive officer of Maury Regional Health, a three-hospital health system located in Columbia, TN. This project was managed by senior principal and co-founder Barry Cesafsky with the assistance of chief operating officer Laura Conley. Together they worked closely with the eight-member Maury board of trustees,

Diversified Search Group Names Managing Directors

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named three new managing directors, each adding to the firm’s capabilities in serving the needs of clients across key industries and sectors. Allen Chan joins the firm’s corporate practice, Lois Mufuka Martin joins its education practice, and Alicia Salerno has been

Nowsta Secures $41 Million in Funding

Brooklyn-headquartered Nowsta, which provides a cloud-based workforce management platform to enterprises, has raised $41 million Series B funding from GreatPoint Ventures and joined by VMG Catalyst, Rally Ventures, Tribe Capital and existing investors Green Visor Capital, Compound Ventures and Clocktower Technology Ventures. This latest funding round will be used to help Nowsta scale operations across 25

Moving Forward in 2022 Requires a Sticky Culture

2021 was the year of the employee. Around four million Americans exercised choice and quit their jobs each month in a trend that has become known as The Great Resignation. For 2022, a new report from DHR Global concludes, it is a business imperative for companies to stop the flow of employees exiting and ensure

Caldwell Recruits President and CEO for Rocky Mountaineer 

Toronto-based Caldwell has assisted in the recruitment of David McKenna as president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver, Canada, Drew Railton, Les Gombik, John Davidson, Tim Bostick, Natalie Stones and Meghan Harrelson led the assignment. “Rocky Mountaineer is an iconic tourism experience, a global champion, so it is fitting we have a tourism visionary, champion and

Leaders International Seeks CEO for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 

Leaders International, an executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC). Leading the assignment for the Toronto-based search firm are partner Anurag Shourie and consultant Cecilia Oteiza-Ayres. The president and CEO is responsible for providing efficient and

CIO Partners Called in by PropertySync to Lead CTO Search

Skilled IT leaders are among the toughest to find. CIO Partners was recently selected by PropertySync to lead their search for the role of chief technology officer. As PropertySync’s exclusive search partner for this role, the search firm will conduct the initial review of all candidates. Located remotely in the Pacific Northwest, PropertySync’s mission is to transform

InterSearch Worldwide Elects Chairman for the Middle East

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has elected Ehab Hassan as chairman, Middle East. “We are very pleased to have Ehab join our executive leadership team as chairman of the Middle East,” said Samantha Robinson, managing director Middle East. “He brings the breadth and depth of experience,

Caldwell Posts Q1 Revenue Gain of 112 Percent

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q1 revenues of $38.4 million (Canadian), a 112 percent increase from a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “This was a record-breaking start to the year for Caldwell – consolidated revenue for the quarter was $38.4 million, representing a 112 percent increase

4 Ways the Pandemic Changed How Job Seekers Seek Work

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of our lives over the past two years. Companies moved to remote work and in the process adjusted to new ways of working. Through it all, a labor shortage has made talent acquisition leaders and their recruiting partners scratch their heads and wonder what can be done to attract and secure

Jobless Claims Rise as Omicron Worries Continue

The Labor Department reported that 286,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 230,000 to 231,000. Still, the unemployment rate fell last month to a pandemic low 3.9 percent. The four-week moving average

The Christopher Group Tapped by Dellbrook | JKS to Lead Top HR Search

Dellbrook | JKS, one of the Northeast’s fastest-growing construction companies, has selected The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, to lead its search for a vice president of human capital /people /human resources. Founder and CEO, Tom Christopher, and managing partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the assignment. “We are tremendously honored to have

Stevenson Search Partners Launches Rebrand

Fort Lee, NJ-based Stevenson Search Partners (formerly The Stevenson Group), a global life science executive search firm, has launched a company-wide rebranding, including a new name, logo, visual identity and website. The search firm said the changes are meant to reflect its evolution into a modern and dynamic next generation search partner for life science

Entering the New Frontier in Executive Recruiting

The last 24 months have changed everything. For businesses. For leaders. For employees. For executive recruiters. Now, as the dust settles, one fact becomes clear: Power has shifted. From organizations to people. From profit to mutual prosperity. From ‘me’ to ‘we.’ According to a recent Korn Ferry report, employees are now starting to ask human

ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for StarCompliance  

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, ON Partners assisted in

TurnkeyZRG Assists University of Wisconsin Recruit Head Soccer Coach

TurnkeyZRG recently placed Neil Jones as head soccer coach for University of Wisconsin. Mr. Jones previously led the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer program for nine years. “We are thrilled to welcome Neil Jones as our next men’s soccer head coach,” said Chris McIntosh, Wisconsin’s director of athletics. “He has a proven track record of

Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Retro Report

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Greenwich Harbor Partners placed Todd Larsen, president of the global Nexis Solutions division of LexisNexis;

CannabizTeam Predicts 100,000 New Pot Jobs in 2022

Cannabis sector salaries are up across the board with increased demand for top-flight leaders driving double-digit increases in compensation for experienced managers and C-suite executives, according to a new report by CannabizTeam, a cannabis-focused executive search firm. Salaries, the study says, continue to increase above cost-of-living index due to competition and a shortage of employees with specialized cannabis

Will the Great Resignation Cause a Pay Gap? 

For years, numerous companies have been trying to close the gap in pay for women and men who perform the same job. The effort has taken years for many organizations, along with threats of lawsuits and public pressure to bring women to parity, according to a new report from Korn Ferry. But just when many

Lindauer Recruits CEO for Solar One 

Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Stephen Levin as the new chief executive officer of Solar One. CEO Deb Taft led the search along with assistant vice president Terri Rutter. “Stephen’s passion for the environment, leadership experience and deep commitment to working to improve communities make him an excellent choice to lead Solar One,” said Sara

Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead Hunt for President of Hampton University

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been enlisted to find the next president of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing director; Jeffrey Alston, senior associate; and Lisa Solinsky, senior associate. The expected start date for this position

SeekOut Secures $115 Million in Funding  

SeekOut has announced a $115 million series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The round values the Seattle-based company – an artificial intelligence-powered talent search engine – at more than $1.2 billion. “The Great Resignation remains top of mind for both employees and employers as we enter 2022,” said Matthew Merker, research manager, talent acquisition

Mogul Inks Diversity Talent Deal with Avery Dennison 

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently inked a deal with Avery Dennison Corp., a manufacturer of labeling products and functional materials. Using Mogul’s talent acquisition platform, Avery Dennison will source and hire diverse talent, with access to more than 430 million diverse candidate profiles. Avery Dennison was recognized in 2020 by Forbes as one of

Talent Retention & Recruitment Strategies for Turbulent Times

The upheaval that began on March 11, 2020, resulted in dramatic ripple effects in all industries – including, of course, those that ensure a safe, secure and abundant food system. Supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, implementation of safety equipment and protocols, and stay-at-home orders upended standard operating procedures and forced on-the-spot decision making, according to

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