May 7, 2019 – Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded their retained executive search services or added them to their offerings as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Recently, Southfield, MI-headquartered staffing firm Arrow Strategies launched a new staff and executive search division called Arrow Select.
The new division acts as a wholly owned subsidiary that focuses solely on permanent placement of highly skilled, in-demand talent for staff and executive level positions, said the firm. Initially, this division will concentrate on the engineering vertical, but will then transition to mirror the four divisions of its parent company, which include IT, engineering, healthcare and professional.
“This is a natural evolution for us as our go-to-market strategy has always been to source the passive hard-to-find talent that others can’t,” said Jeff Styers, president and CEO of Arrow Strategies. “Our ‘Agents For Life’ approach also fits perfectly for permanent placement, helping to ensure that the right talent is both hired and retained.”
Arrow Strategies focuses on IT, engineering, professional, and healthcare industries. The company’s solutions range from staffing and staff augmentation, sourcing and search services, recruitment on demand, talent acquisition advisory services, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed services solutions.
Offering Search Solutions
Arrow Strategies is just the latest organization to start offering executive search services. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
H. Leiner & Co. Corporate & Non-Profit Solutions launched of a new division that will focus on executive search and professional placement for the non-profit sector. “There is a significant need for this service and the decision to expand into this niche market is in response to the sheer demand,” said the company.
Cielo, a strategic recruitment process outsourcing firm, is bringing its executive search experts into a global practice under the Cielo brand. Craig Pointon becomes Cielo’s EVP and global head of executive search. “It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that the executive search industry hasn’t evolved at the pace of the rest of the recruitment industry,” Mr. Pointon said.
London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders.
Tigard, OR-based Motus Recruiting and Staffing has formed a new executive search division within the company focused on identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for senior-level and executive jobs. “Motus has built a strong reputation of providing exceptional talent and we will now complement those successes with the addition of our executive and retained search services,” said Orlando Williams, CEO of Motus Recruiting.
Molloy Associates, a recruiting firm exclusively serving the equipment finance industry, recently launched an executive search division. The newly formed unit will be led by Bill Purcell who joins the company as senior vice president and client partner. Mr. Purcell has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the equipment finance industry.
LifeSci Partners, a life sciences-focused consultancy, has launched LifeSci Search, a global executive recruitment service. It was founded “to address the broad deficiencies in the life sciences recruitment market largely centered around the specialization required for life sciences clients,” the firm said.
MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media