December 8, 2010 – Hudson Highland Group, Inc., providers of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions, has announced that chairman and CEO Jon Chait intends to retire from the company on April 28, 2011. "After careful deliberation I have decided it is time for the company to transition to a new leader," said Mr. Chait. "Hudson is progressing well in the aftermath of the global downturn and we have an excellent senior leadership team in place. I have discussed this with our board of directors and we have agreed to engage Spencer Stuart to conduct the search for a CEO. They will consider both internal and external candidates." Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm with 51 offices in 27 countries.