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Why Business Leaders Haven’t Come Around to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been identified as one of the leading challenges facing management today, but business leaders have been slow to respond, according to a survey by Cornerstone International Group. The 11th annual “Global Business Survey” indicates that 65 percent of respondents believe their employees are engaged in their work. Only 18 percent of those leaders,

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Waverly Partners Seeking New CEO for Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Dan Colantone resigned in March and former Green mayor Richard Norton is currently serving as interim CEO. The firm will look at qualified local, regional and national candidates. Eric Peterson, a managing director

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Caldwell Partners Posts 9.8 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted first quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), up 9.8 percent from $13.6 million last year. “The Caldwell Partners team delivered a strong performance in the first quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “The overall economic outlook remains healthy, as we continue to experience solid search demand, notwithstanding our unbalanced performance

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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?

Heidrick & Struggles Stephen McAlinden regional leader Asia Pacific
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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Regional Leader for Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles has named Stephen McAlinden regional leader for Asia Pacific. He succeeds Steve Mullinjer, who will continue to pursue client work for the CEO & board practice globally. In his new role, Mr. McAlinden will lead 14 offices across Asia Pacific while continuing his client work as a partner focusing on corporate and investment banking. “Under Steve’s stewardship over the past

Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018
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Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018

The hiring outlook for 2018 is the best the U.S. has seen in over a decade with 44 percent of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in the new year and half (51 percent) expecting to hire temporary employees, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. The most pressing question, however, remains: How quickly can they fill

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Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

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Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical

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Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art
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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

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RSR Partners Forms Alliance with OnPoint Consulting

Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide Paul Dinte aviation, aerospace & defense practice
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IIC Partners Appoints Leader of Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has named Paul Dinte as the new leader of its aviation, aerospace & defense practice. Mr. Dinte is founder, chairman and CEO of Dinte Executive Search and has over 20 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the defense and technology sectors. Mr. Dinte previously served as global chair for IIC

Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts
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Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts

The percentage of women in most C-suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The study, drawn from an analysis of the top 1,000 U.S. companies by revenue, examined the percentage of women by title and industry and provides an update to a similar report the

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Puget Sound Economic Growth Group

The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment. The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance is the working name for a new regional organization created to enhance trade and

Brooke Chase Associates CFO Eric Skorge Fabuwood Cabinetry
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Brooke Chase Associates Finds New CFO for Fabuwood Cabinetry

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent example, Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates helped place Eric Skorge as CFO with Fabuwood Cabinetry in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Skorge is known as an experienced leader

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Heidrick & Struggles Restructures to Lower Costs, Improve Efficiencies; Chief Administrative Officer Leaves Post

A restructuring plan is underway at Heidrick & Struggles to reduce overall costs and improve efficiencies in its operations over the next several months. The expected annual cost savings from the restructuring is expected to range from $11 million to $13 million. According to sources, the restructuring will include Heidrick cutting its workforce of 1,600 employees

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Hotelivate Opens to Serve Hospitality Sector

An array of new recruiting firms have been started around the world in recent months. The latest: Hotelivate, a hospitality consulting firm, has been launched in India by Manav Thadani and Megha Tuli. The new operation comes as a result of Mr. Thadani, who served as HVS APAC chairman, ending his joint venture arrangement with HVS.

New Market Dynamics Shifting Priorities Executive Recruiters
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How New Market Dynamics are Shifting Priorities for Executive Recruiters

To remain relevant to their clients, executive recruiters – now more than ever – must be willing to adapt. In the new global context, “leadership as usual” is well on its way out, and recruiters must stop relying on an increasingly out-of-date search and selection approach, which is simply no longer enough. By way of

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CarterBaldwin Lands New Leader for the Heritage Foundation

After an extensive search,  CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Kay Coles James as the first African-American president of the Heritage Foundation, a renowned conservative think tank. She becomes the sixth president in the group’s 44-year history. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding and associate partner Andrea McDaniel Smith. Ms. James’ ascension follows

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ZRG Partners Names Smooch Reynolds As Managing Director

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded with the addition of Smooch R. Reynolds as managing director. Ms. Reynolds’ career spans more than 25 years in executive search, specifically focused in the global investor relations officer and chief communications officer functional areas. She moves to ZRG from DHR International, where she

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Lucas Group Seeking Chief People Officer for Denver-Based Joint Venture

Executive search firm Lucas Group has been retained to lead the chief people officer search for the new joint venture formed by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company. Kyle Lehman, managing partner, human resources executive search, is spearheading the assignment. The enterprise is a lifestyle and outdoors company with designs on shaping the

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Odgers Berndtson, Continuing Expansion, Adds Four Recruiters

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of four experienced and well-established executive search professionals to the firm:  Richard Kim, Diane Lavietes, Margaret Plympton, and Richard Modecki. Mr. Kim has joined as a partner in the firm’s Houston office where he will work Jim Thompson and Gary Payne serving the firm’s

Mentorship Programs are Important to Retaining Top Talent
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Mentorship Programs are Important to Retaining Top Talent

Few executives would deny the powerful role that mentorship plays in providing opportunities for personal and professional development. Indeed, most have experienced these benefits firsthand. Yet when it comes to understanding how mentoring operates – let alone how it could be harnessed to support, develop, and retain talented people – most of those same executives

Kingsley Gate Partners Launches Proprietary Hiring Framework
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Kingsley Gate Partners Launches Proprietary Hiring Framework

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has announced its new Synchronous Fit framework that leverages scientific cloud-based tools combined with insights from search consultants to provide the best fit between executives and companies. “Department of Labor statistics show that companies could waste more than 30 percent of an executive’s first year total compensation in making a bad

DRG Executive Search Richard E. Sebastian the Kennedy Center
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DRG Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Kennedy Center

DRG Executive Search has placed Richard E. Sebastian as the president and CEO of the Kennedy Center in Trumbull, CT. He succeeds Martin D. Schwartz, who announced his retirement in July after almost 40 years with the organization. DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng led the assignment. The national search was a joint effort between the recruiting

The Dingman Company Finds Rev. Cameron Barr Senior Pastor United Church Chapel Hill
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The Dingman Company Finds Senior Pastor for United Church of Chapel Hill

Executive recruiting firm the Dingman Company has helped place Rev. Cameron Barr as senior pastor of the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He will assume his role in March, and is expected to preach his first sermon for the church on March 11. Rev. Dr. Rich Kidd of the Dingman Company led the search. The church was

CTPartners Vice Chairman Ron Porter In Talks To Join Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Ron Porter is purportedly in talks with Korn Ferry to join its New York office. Prior to joining CTPartners nine years ago, Mr. Porter was chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Polaroid. Before that he spent 17 years with PepsiCo in a progression of human resource responsibilities, including director of HR at

Acorn Launches Executive Search Division

U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has launched its new senior executive search division in response to the increasing demand it has been experiencing. The firm has appointed senior recruitment specialist Paul Bennett to head up the new division. Mr. Bennett has 25 years’ experience in the senior recruitment market, including 10 years running his own business.

Charles Sterling Group Names Managing Director For Global Insurance Industry Practice

Executive search firm Charles Sterling Group, LLC, has added Douglas Mann as managing director of its global insurance industry practice. In this role, Mr. Mann will lead the further development of the practice and expand the firm’s functional coverage areas for the sector building on the firm’s capabilities across financial services. He will be based

The Onstott Group Completes Search for MorphoTrust USA

The Onstott Group has placed Bruce Berger as senior vice president of capital markets at MorphoTrust USA. Mr. Berger was president and chief operating officer of TruTouch. “Joe Onstott and Scott Tucker have repeatedly done excellent work on our assignments. They ran a smooth process and were able to identify an excellent candidate for me

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits New Board Member for Rovi Corp.

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has recruited Steven Lucas to the board of directors at Rovi Corp. Mr. Lucas is the global president of SAP’s Platform Solutions and has served in this role since 2013. Rovi provides integrated solutions for the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment to service providers and consumer electronics

Hedge Funds Investor Calls On CTPartners To Engage in Sale With Rival Suitor

Maguire Asset Management, a significant shareholder of embattled Top 10 U.S. search firm CTPartners, delivered a letter to its board of directors on Friday demanding “a robust sale process” of the company and the immediate appointment of new independent board members. “Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of inappropriate management behavior

Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Business Development VP in Philadelphia

Executive search firm Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) has expanded its existing operations in Philadelphia with the addition of Mike Gamble as vice president of business development. Mr. Gamble brings over 17 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for healthcare and life science focused organizations. He will be responsible for leading business development efforts

Versique Merges With Mckinley Consulting

Executive search firm Versique has merged with long-time sister-company McKinley Consulting. McKinley Consulting, established in 2004, specializes in IT consulting with a focus on project management and business analysis, application development, and quality assurance. Versique specializes in consulting and executive search for the IT, human resources, digital marketing, engineering and operations, finance and accounting, sales,

Egon Zehnder Heading CFO Search For LyondellBasell

Egon Zehnder is leading the search for a new chief financial officer for LyondellBasell. Karyn F. Ovelmen, current executive vice president and CFO, has announced her separation from the company but will continue in her post for up to three months while it conducts a search for her successor. LyondellBasell is one of the world's

College Sports Solutions Selected By University Of Houston

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been retained by the University of Houston (UH) to lead in its search for a new athletic director. UH is in search of a replacement for Mack Rhoades, who stepped down earlier this month to accept the role at Missouri. Founded in 1927, The University of Houston

Intersearch Worldwide Adds CMC International To Its Worldwide Network

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added CMC International (Career Management Consultants) to its worldwide network. CMC’s operations in Costa Rica, founded in 2002, currently employ five executive search professionals while CMC’s operations in Panama, founded in 2005, employs four. CMC also has offices in Colombia and Ecuador. “CMC’s professionals –

Whitman Partners Fills Senior Role For Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Kristin Varnes as the director of surgical services at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The search was conducted by Brian Ulasewicz, partner and executive recruiter, and assisted by Jon Roberts, executive recruiter. Ms. Varnes was previously the director of perioperative/perianesthesia, GI lab/radiology oncology/infusion, and integrative care services at Centura Health

Work&Partners Retained By Omidyar Network Services

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a partner, consumer internet and mobile investment portfolio, for Omidyar Network Services LLC. Omidyar is a philanthropic investment firm with offices around the globe which invests in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that are committed to advancing social good. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level

CTPartners’ Vice Chairman Joe Mccabe Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry has named Joseph R. ‘Joe’ McCabe to its Boston office. Mr. McCabe joins from CTPartners where he was a director and vice chairman for the past eight years. Prior to that, Mr. McCabe spent six years specializing in the human resources function and HR outsourcing with Heidrick & Struggles. In the financial services

Boyden Names Principal in Chicago Office

Boyden has appointed Lindsay Bray Landsberg as principal in its Chicago office. Ms. Landsberg becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer goods and retail practice. She will also lead searches for Boyden’s global technology practice. Previously, as a senior executive in major digital and advertising agencies, Ms. Landsberg developed a deep understanding of marketing,

NES Global Expands to New Guinea

NES Global Talent has appointed William Oram as country manager to lead its expansion in Papua, New Guinea (PNG). Mr. Oram will help the the firm meet increased demand for engineering and technical talent from the oil & gas, construction, infrastructure and mining sectors across the region. He previously led the oil & gas drilling

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Technology Practice Specialist

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has strengthened its technology expertise with the addition of Tim Lüdke in its Munich office. Mr. Lüdke most recently worked as a partner at Xellento, a Munich-based executive search firm offering consulting expertise and executive recruitment. He has also served as a board member at Graphisoft, Nemetschek-Vectorworks and Maxon Computer.

Compensation Least Important Factor for Millennials

Young professionals are becoming more motivated by given the opportunity to make an impact and aligning with company values, according to a recent study released by Futurestep, which shows the top considerations for attracting and retaining millennial employees and recruits. When asked what matters most to employees who are part of the millennial generation –

Epsen Fuller Group Recruits President for Inserra Supermarkets

Executive search firm Epsen Fuller Group has placed Ron Onorato as president and chief operating officer of Inserra Supermarkets. Formerly, Mr. Onorato was SVP of operational initiatives at Ahold USA, as well as president of the New York division of Stop & Shop. Inserra Supermarkets is a grocery organization with over 20 large-format stores and

Strategic Government Resources Heading Search For City Of Abilene

Executive recruiters Strategic Government Resources (SRG) is currently leading the search for a new city manager for the city of Abilene. Mayor Norm Archibald stated: “There was a strong applicant pool for the city manager position, and we are extremely pleased with the qualifications of the five finalists. We look forward to the upcoming interview

AESC Forms Partnership with Women Corporate Directors

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has partnered with WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD). The alliance will connect the 3,500 chairs, CEOs, COOs and other C-level executives of WCD with the 8,000 executive search and leadership consulting professionals of the AESC. “This initiative reflects AESC’s support for inclusive candidate slates in board recruitment, and of the AESC’s

Koya Leadership Partners Adds New VP in Chicago

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has named Marissa Martin as vice president in its Chicago office. With more than 10 years’ experience in the executive search industry, Ms. Martn has completed executive and senior level leadership assignments across a number of functions and industries. Prior to joining Koya, she served as vice president, global

Hay Group Appoints Managing Director for the U.K. and Ireland

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, has appointed Jim Tapper as managing director for the U.K. and Ireland and cluster lead for North Europe. In his role, Mr. Tapper will work with Hay Group operations in nine countries, ensuring they align across the group. He was formerly a managing partner with Korn Ferry Leadership

B.E. Smith Heading CEO Search for Coquille Valley Hospital

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille, OR. Coquille Valley Hospital is a health district providing comprehensive healthcare services to a number of communities in southwestern Oregon, also known as the Coquille River Valley region. Founded in 1978, B. E.

Grays Executive Search Launches HR Practice

Grays Executive Search, a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has started an HR practice specializing in placing both U.K. and international senior HR professionals. The sector specialization is led by Nigel Bastow, who joins as director in its offices in London and Birmingham. Mr. Bastow previously undertook a number of high-profile interim assignments,

SpenglerFox Names Principal Consultant in Saudi Arabia

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Aurelien Neu as a principle consultant in its office in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Neu is responsible for client services/satisfaction, delivery of the projects, quality control and business development and works out of SpenglerFox’s Jeddah location. He previously spent two years as trade advisor at the French Consulate of Jeddah.

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Visteon

Spencer Stuart has been selected by auto supplier Visteon Corp. to head its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Tim Leuliette will step down as head of the company by the end of this year as soon as a successor is named. Visteon, the onetime parts unit of Ford Motor Co., specializes

Witt/Kieffer Selected To Lead CEO Search for the South Dakota Board Of Regents

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been retained by the South Dakota Board of Regents to lead its search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Current CEO and executive director Jack R. Warner will retire at the end of the current fiscal year. John K. Thornburgh, senior partner in the firm’s education practice,

CTPartners’ Jeremy Zeman Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry has named Jeremy Zeman to the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Zeman joins from CTPartners where he spent the last two years as a partner serving commercial and consumer banking & finance, mortgage banking, private equity, asset management and wealth management clients. Mr. Zeman has completed general management leadership searches, including C-suite and

AGB Search Selected by Marshall University to Find its New President

Executive search firm AGB Search Inc. has been selected by Marshall University to lead in its search for a new president. The university’s most recent president Dr. Stephen Kopp passed away following a sudden illness in December. Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, founded in 1837, and named after

Adecco Acquires Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

HR solutions company Adecco has acquired Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions for $80 million in Canadian dollars. Knightsbridge will join Lee Hecht Harrison, Adecco’s outplacement business, and the combined organization in Canada will be co-branded with both the Lee Hecht Harrison and Knightsbridge names. Adecco intends to retain most of Knightsbridge’s executives in the combined organization

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