i4cp Names VP Talent Acquisition to Newly Formed Search Practice

November 28, 2016 – The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), a network of HR and business professionals focused on making high-performance organizations unique, has strengthened its staff with the addition of Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division.

Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who brings a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture. Prior to i4cp, she was a partner at Hanold Associates where she led strategic human resources searches. Previously, she spent more than 15 years in talent acquisition leadership at GE and Nielsen.

“Kate’s experience and reputation in the marketplace make her an incredible fit for our new search practice,” said Cher Murphy, chief talent officer of i4cp. “Her combination of leading retained search work and corporate talent acquisition experience will provide our clients with a true ‘talent advisor’ capable of bringing the right perspective and expertise for their most crucial talent needs.”

“With i4cp’s focus on next practices of high-performance organizations, Kate’s extensive track record of working with top companies is a good fit,” said Kevin Oakes, i4cp chief executive officer. “Her specific experience in talent acquisition both inside organizations and externally, combined with her proven track record of understanding the critical needs of senior human resources leaders, provides i4cp with a wealth of knowledge from which to build our executive search practice.”

Responding to Demand for Talent Acquisition Expertise

In response to demand from its membership for enhanced focus on talent acquisition, i4cp recently created the role of chief talent officer and added Ms. Murphy to its leadership team. She was brought in to launch and oversee the firm’s new search practice which is designed to focus on strategic HR searches, with the addition of a focus in searches for executives overseeing human capital analytics and culture initiatives.

“i4cp Executive Search is search reimagined, an offering designed to cut through the noise of executive search and provide organizations with top-flight human capital talent,” said Ms. Murphy. “I’ve been thrilled to join i4cp because, through decades of research, i4cp understands the people practices that drive high performance — and the underlying leadership and culture indicators that define great human capital leaders.”

Ms. Murphy began her search career at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to joining i4cp, she was a founding member of Allegis Partners human resources practice. Like Ms. Jackson, she, too, served as a recruiter at Hanold Associates, a leading boutique search firm dedicated to finding human resources leaders across the nation.

“Cher has a proven track record of recruiting executive HR talent that creates significant shareholder value,” said Mr. Oakes. “i4cp focuses exclusively on the people practices of high-performance companies, and specifically on the next practices that drive bottom-line business impact. We’re excited to have Cher on board so that we can deliver increased business impact to our corporate members.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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