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Virtual Recruitment: How to Hire From a Distance

Have you hired someone without ever meeting face-to-face? With COVID-19, businesses can’t recruit the same way they once did — but that doesn’t mean they can’t find the best candidates for the job now. In fact, Comhar Partners recently concluded an executive search that was conducted completely virtually using Zoom, the video conferencing tool, and

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West Virginia State University Picks AGB Search to Find President

Higher education recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for West Virginia State University (WVSU). Anthony Jenkins, who held the job for four years, recently moved on to the president’s role at Coppin State University in Baltimore. R. Charles Byers, former provost at WVSU, is serving as interim president. AGB Search

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Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in

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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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Myers McRae Tapped by University of West Georgia for Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been called in by the University of West Georgia to lead its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment. Reporting directly to the university president, the provost and vice president for academic affairs is

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Korn Ferry Launches Virtual Recruiting Technology Solution

Korn Ferry has launched Korn Ferry Recruit, a fully integrated, virtual technology solution for high-volume hiring. Nimble uses best-in-class AI, along with the proven recruitment intellectual property of Korn Ferry. The firm said that the new solution “is designed to leverage a client’s brand, shifting to a candidate-driven experience by sourcing, attracting, assessing and selecting

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Challenging Times Leading to New Opportunities 

Over the past few weeks, Shawn Baker, president of Rochester, NY-headquartered recruiting firm Cochran, Cochran & Yale, has interviewed a variety of C-level leaders from across a broad range of industries who have all reconsidered how they approach decision-making since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “These leaders have all adopted a strategic, focused mindset during this pandemic,”

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RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CFO for Financial Recovery Technologies

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 recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed former Attivio executive Alan Cooke as

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BarkerGilmore Adds Senior Advisors

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added two senior advisors, A.B. Cruz III and Jamey Seely, to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Cruz, who brings considerable multi-industry expertise to the firm, most recently served as senior vice president and divisional general counsel at USAA, a Fortune

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Search for Chief Diversity Officer

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

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Griffith University Taps The Insight Group for Provost Search

The Insight Group, a Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm, has been enlisted to find the next provost for Griffith University in Queensland. Leading the assignment are director Rohan Carr and principal Emily Witts. The provost, chief academic officer of the university, is a member of the executive group and also serves as standing deputy to

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Kincannon & Reed Expands Search Staff

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of Jimmy Paulakuhn as managing director focusing on the talent acquisition needs of its animal agriculture clients. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Paulakuhn brings more than two decades of experience within these markets, including more than six years as director of commercial poultry operations

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Another 2.1 Million Workers File for Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.1 million claims. More than 40 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks, representing the biggest jobs loss in U.S.

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ChampionScott Partners Places Chief Technology Officer at deepwatch

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of Corey Bodzin as chief technology officer of deepwatch. deepwatch delivers managed security services by extending customers’ cybersecurity teams and proactively advancing their SecOps maturity. Powered by its data-driven cloud SecOps platform, deepwatch provides 24/7/365 managed security services.

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WittKieffer Names Board Services Practice Leader

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed James King as leader of its board services practice. In addition to his new role, Mr. King serves as a senior partner and the firm’s chief quality officer, a board member and member of its diversity council. “Today’s business landscape has been severely altered as a result of COVID-19, leaving even the

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Finding Opportunity in the Face of a Crisis

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered four percent higher shareholder value when the economy recovered

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KEES Seeks CEO for Covenant Community Care

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Covenant Community Care in Detroit to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. President and CEO Heather Eddy and project manager Octavia Daniels are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. This is an exciting role for a visionary leader to

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AMN Healthcare Names Leader for the Leadership and Search Solutions Division

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, announced today that it has appointed Bernard Godley as lead physician executive for the leadership and search solutions division. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Godley join AMN Leadership Solutions,” said Kelly Rakowski, group president and chief operating officer, strategic talent solutions for AMN

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Managing C-Level Succession Virtually

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings, interviews, workshops — even general assemblies — are being managed online via conference calls or video technologies. Globally, business leaders are navigating an unprecedented crisis. Hour-by-hour, they have been changing the way their organizations operate to cope with uncertainty, risk, restrictions and lock downs, according to a

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center 

The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in West Virginia has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next executive director. Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president at SearchWide, is leading the assignment. The executive director will be responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium, including strategy, service,

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The Bowdoin Group Appoints Senior Finance Leader

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Terri Ryan as vice president of finance. She brings a strong finance background to The Bowdoin Group and experience in building and managing companies in high growth environments with increasing levels of complexity. Ms. Ryan has over 25 years of experience

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Virtual Recruitment: How to Hire From a Distance

Have you hired someone without ever meeting face-to-face? With COVID-19, businesses can’t recruit the same way they once did — but that doesn’t mean they can’t find the best candidates for the job now. In fact, Comhar Partners recently concluded an executive search that was conducted completely virtually using Zoom, the video conferencing tool, and

recruiting

West Virginia State University Picks AGB Search to Find President

Higher education recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for West Virginia State University (WVSU). Anthony Jenkins, who held the job for four years, recently moved on to the president’s role at Coppin State University in Baltimore. R. Charles Byers, former provost at WVSU, is serving as interim president. AGB Search

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NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.

Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide during recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability

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More American Workers Displaced in Record Numbers

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.4 million claims. More than 38 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past nine weeks, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Digital Officer for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures

Marc Gasperino, leader of the digital practice at ON Partners, recently placed Paul Morris as chief digital officer of Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, an in-house start-up of Pizza Hut looking to build the next generation pizza ordering and delivery platform. Mr. Morris brings extensive global expertise in digital transformation having led business strategy with a clear focus on the customer

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Mlegal Group Expands in Washington, D.C.

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move in recent months, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all levels of

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Leveraging Your Network and Discovering What Matters Most in Your Career

For many, these days of self-quarantine and work-from-home have allowed more time for self-reflection and consideration of how best to advance one’s career. Two of the pillars of getting to the place one wants to be professionally are networking and understanding what matters most to you in your work. RevelOne, a specialized marketing recruiting and

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Saniona

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. And in the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Recently, life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Rudolf Baumgartner as chief medical officer and head of

As Lockdowns are Lifted, Can the Workforce Return Safely?

Beginning this week, many parts of the world, including many states in the U.S. and entire countries such as Italy, are lifting the strictest elements of shelter-in-place orders. Now, instead of asking: “How do we get people to work off-site?” many business leaders are asking: “How do we get people back?” But those leaders are

Bridgepoint Consulting Names Co-Leaders to Drive Growth Strategy

Austin, TX-based Bridgepoint Consulting, an Addison Group company, has appointed Michael Johnson and Manuel Azuara as managing principals to lead and drive the firm’s offerings and strategic geographic expansion in delivering full-scale finance transformations for growing companies nationwide. “A critical component of our continued growth strategy is the investment in and closer collaboration with our finance and IT

5 Social Media Mistakes Affecting Your Ability to Attract Talent

More than half (56 percent) of job seekers across the globe say an employer’s brand and reputation is more important today than it was five years ago, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions. Candidates do not have to rely on what potential employers tell them about a company; they

Koya Leadership Partners Tapped to Find Chief Talent and Equity Officer for Children’s Law Center

Koya Leadership Partners has been retained by the Children’s Law Center (CLC) in Washington, D.C., to lead the search for a chief talent and equity officer, a newly created position for the organization. Leading the assignment for the executive search firm are Miecha Ranea Forbes, senior vice president of culture, inclusion and strategic advising, and

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for The Andersons

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move in recent months, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all levels of

StevenDouglas Expands Presence in Seattle, Names Practice Leader

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is expanding its presence in Seattle to include information technology search, staffing and consulting services. The firm also named Eamon Reilly to managing director, Seattle, to lead the practice. Mr. Reilly, a Seattle native, is focusing on supporting the expansion of the firm’s IT staffing and search service capabilities on the West Coast

Heidrick & Struggles Makes Leadership Changes in Europe

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles recently made several leadership changes in Europe. Claire Skinner has been named regional leader, Europe and Africa, continuing to focus on working at the top and driving growth and collaboration across the region, in addition to fostering inclusion and professional development initiatives. Most recently, she

Executive Search 101: Back to Basics

The executive search process varies little from search firm to search firm. Every time they conduct a senior-level executive assignment, executive recruiters follow the same basic search process. “Of course, since the retained search process and the pricing look pretty much the same at most traditional recruiting firms, it can be challenging for executive search buyers

Comhar Partners Lands SVP of Global Sales for Myers-Briggs Co.

Executive search firm Comhar Partners has placed Steven Nolan as senior vice president of global sales for the Myers-Briggs Co. Karen Turrini, managing director in the search firm’s San Francisco office, led the assignment. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Mr. Nolan will report to Myers-Briggs’ president and CEO. He will oversee the global sales leadership team

Diversified Search Recruits Chief Information Officer for Herbalife Nutrition

The chief information officer is considered among 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, Diversified Search placed former Estee Lauder Companies executive Rhonda Vetere as the new CIO of Herbalife Nutrition. The search was led by

Robert Half Posts 3.8 Percent Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted full-year revenues of $6.074 billion, up 3.8 percent from $5.80 billion the prior year. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.48 billion, up slightly from $1.48 billion last year. For the year, net income was $454 million, or $3.90 per share, compared to earnings of $434.3 million, or $3.57 per share,

Talentmark Makes Addition to Fuel U.S. Growth Strategy

Talentmark, a London-based specialist and executive recruitment solutions provider to the global life sciences market, has expanded with the addition of Patricia Hall as vice president as the firm continues its strategic growth in the U.S. She will be based in Chicago. Ms. Hall joins Talentmark from Quick Leonard Kieffer, where she led the firm’s

The State of Executive Recruiting in 2020

Cautious optimism seems to be the consensus among business leaders and executive recruiters heading into 2020. Although some pundits are predicting a dramatic and near-term market correction, supporting data is decidedly mixed. Changes in expectations for 2020 include: U.S. economic growth is expected to range from 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent, likely down from the 1.9

HARTZ Search Seeks CEO for Roper St. Francis Healthcare in South Carolina

Charlotte, NC-based executive search firm HARTZ Search has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. Leading the assignment are Carol Maxwell, the firm’s managing director, and Mike Hartz, president and CEO. The health system’s previous leader, Lorraine Lutton, recently took a new role as market

The Everest Group Announces Promotions

Glendora, CA-headquartered executive search firm the Everest Group has named Dennis Teschler and Anthony Duncan as vice presidents of national accounts as well as Kyle Bueckert as director of national accounts. Mr. Teschler focuses on placing middle to senior-level executives in many functional positions within the third party logistics, supply chain, and transportation industries. He recently placed

ManpowerGroup Posts Five Percent Revenue Dip in 2019

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted full-year revenues of $20.9 billion, a decrease of five percent from $22 billion a year ago. The company posted fourth-quarter revenues of $5.2 billion, a decrease of four percent from the year earlier period. Financial results in the quarter were impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior

Executive Search Firms Expect Revenue Uptick, Continued Growth in 2020

A new year brings a new set of perspectives and priorities. In 2020, search consultants are excited about the possibilities provided by technology, anxious about the economy, and (still) struggling with the talent shortage. Expectations for 2020 are largely positive but are more modest than in years past, according to Bullhorn’s “Global Recruitment Insights and Data”

The Pauly Group Places First Female and African-American President at Kellogg Community College

The Pauly Group, an academic executive search firm, has recruited Adrien L. Bennings as the sixth president of Kellogg Community College (KCC) in Battle Creek, MI. She becomes the first female and African-American president at the school replacing Mark O’Connell, who has held the role since 2015. Dr. Bennings was selected from a pool of 54

Human Resource Solutions Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Great Plains Communications

Golden, CO-based executive search firm Human Resource Solutions has placed Josephine Bernson as the first chief revenue officer for Great Plains Communications, Nebraska’s largest independent telecommunications company and a grain management portfolio company. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca. “Josephine’s experience and proven track record in leading teams and driving increased revenue and

Novak Consulting Group Seeking Police Chief for Oro Valley 

Cincinnati-based Novak Consulting Group has been chosen to conduct a nationwide search to find the next chief of police for the Town of Oro Valley in Arizona. Current chief Danny Sharp plans to retire on Feb. 21. The chief of police reports directly to the town council, which will make the final selection. The council’s

Development Guild DDI Appoints President and COO

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has named Victoria Jones as president and Deborah Brown as chief operating officer. “I’m delighted to share that Victoria Jones is our new president,” said CEO Suzanne Weber. “Victoria’s new role along with the promotion of Deb Brown to COO will drive our continuous

Kincannon & Reed Appoints President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed named David Turner as its new president. “Having spent nearly a decade working with our team and processes around the world, we’re confident David

Independent Directors, Women and Minorities See Board Gains

Standard & Poor’s 500 boards appointed 432 new independent directors in the 2019 proxy year, the most since 2004, and 59 percent were women and/or minorities, up from 50 percent the year before, according to a study by Spencer Stuart. The 2019 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index found that boards are listening to shareholders’ and

Allegis Partners Places VP of People for Venture-Backed Diamanti

Executive search firm Allegis Partners has placed Christina Monzon-Le as vice president of people for Diamanti in San Jose, CA. The search was conducted by John K. Anderson, managing director in Allegis Partners’ San Francisco office, and Lora Martinelli, director in Minneapolis. Ms. Monzon-Le has more than 15 years of HR experience in the areas of business

Clarendon Executive Selected by Fold Ireland to Find New CEO

Belfast-headquartered executive search firm Clarendon Executive has been called in by Fold Ireland to lead its search for a new CEO. Managing partner Ciaran Sheehan is leading the assignment. Fold Ireland provides a unique combination of accommodation and associated service options. As well as providing apartments and houses for older people, families and people with

Lucas Group Appoints Digital Strategy Leader

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Stephen Todd Duclos as vice president of digital strategy. Mr. Duclos brings a track record of digital innovation and change management with expertise in the technology recruitment space. “Todd will accelerate our adoption of cutting-edge technologies that streamline the recruiter experience and amplify recruiter effectiveness,”

NPAworldwide Adds 11 New Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 11 new member locations as it continues to expand its global roster. NPA now has 530 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of

Help Wanted: President Business Operations, Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been selected by the Detroit Pistons to find a new president of business operations. “The Detroit Pistons are an iconic NBA team that recently moved back into downtown Detroit,” said Len Perna, founder and chairman of Turnkey Search. “Detroit itself is really buzzing as a comeback

Caldwell Places Chief Marketing Officer at Recorded Future 

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed former Acquia executive Tom

ON Partners Adds Partner in San Francisco

Executive search firm ON Partners has expanded with the addition of Michael Lynch, a veteran search executive with more than 20 years of experience in the global technology market, as a partner in its San Francisco office. Throughout his career, Mr. Lynch has placed CEOs, C-level and board executives in sectors that are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies such

Versique Search and Consulting Acquires Midwest Financial Search

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, Minneapolis-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting acquired St. Paul, MN-based Midwest Financial Search to boost its presence in the banking and financial services sector. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Midwest Financial Search specializes in placing

Pearson Partners Expands Search Staff

Dallas-headquartered Pearson Partners International has expanded with the addition of veteran attorney Cortland Kelly Grynwald as vice president. She brings to the firm experience in recruiting leaders for both corporate and law firm clients. “The insight that Cortland brings to our team, gained from experience in her law practice and legal search career, is invaluable to our

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