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ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase U.S. Business Falters
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ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase, But U.S. Business Falters

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted first quarter revenues of $5.5 billion, an increase of 16 percent from $4.8 billion the prior year. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.53 billion. Results were significantly impacted by stronger foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar compared to the prior year period. The Milwaukee-based recruiting company also

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2017, made further gains in the first quarter of 2018. The measure now reads 65, up from 63 in the last quarter of 2017. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEOs remain positive

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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.

Partners International Places Director of Learning at Consumer Reports

Peter Movesian, SVP of executive search at New York City-based Partners International, has placed former Viacom executive Gwyneth Meeks as director of learning and development at Consumer Reports. “Gwynn has had a great background in assisting organizations that are transforming,” said Mr. Movesian. “She is a great collaborator and partners and will fit into the

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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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International Executive Search Federation Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF), an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Flensby & Partners International in Frederiksberg, Denmark as its newest member firm. IESF now has 80 offices located in 20 countries. Flensby & Partners is a Nordic consultancy firm within executive search and leadership assessment working

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Booming Private Equity Sector Feeds TritonExec’s Expansion to the U.S.

Aside from the big-branded executive recruiters, all of whom devote significant time and manpower to talent acquisition initiatives throughout the PE space, a number boutique search firms are working alongside these investment brands to provide talent up and down the functional scale. And much of the activity is taking place on American shores. Following that demand,

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Expertise, Deep Perspective Serve Clients Beyond Simply Filling Jobs

The most effective executive search firms do much more than simply go out and find talent. Their consultants bring deep passion, curiosity and interest to their work. What’s more, they are constantly learning about their sector, its people and the nuances of the varied roles. In a nutshell, that’s the kind of firm that Matt

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Acertitude Places CFOs for DexKo Global

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Jeff Richard as DexKo Global’s new chief financial officer and Derek Peabody as CFO of the company’s subsidiary, Dexter. The two finance leaders are critical hires for DexKo, which seeks to grow aggressively both organically and through acquisitions. Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner of Acertitude, led both searches, partnering closely

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Strategic Government Resources Seeks Two New Police Chiefs in Pennsylvania

In separate assignments, Keller, TX-based executive search firm Strategic Government Resources (SGR) has been chosen to find new police chiefs for two municipalities in Pennsylvania, Newtown Township and Edinboro. Newtown Township, in Bucks County, has a population of about 20,000. The community is looking for a chief of police with exceptional leadership and management skills

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Ridgeway Partners Continues Expansion

London-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded with the addition of Katie Thomas as a partner. “We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Ridgeway team,” said Sue O’Brien, managing partner at Ridgeway Partners. “Every industry challenge needs effective leadership, so we see the retail and broader consumer service sectors as a growth opportunity under Katie’s direction. With her relationships merging with our

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Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence is quickly emerging as a game-changer for recruiting – enabling organizations to more readily identify and hire candidates. It is enabling search firms to find and evaluate talent with greater accuracy and speed. New recruitment technology can sift through tremendous amounts of data to identify top prospects exponentially faster than any individual, or

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Lochlin Partners Finds Chief Policy Officer for the American Bankers Association

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Naomi Camper as chief policy officer for the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington, D.C. She started her new position on Monday. Lochlin’s managing partners Patrick Friel and Liza Wright led the assignment. “I am thrilled that Naomi has agreed to join ABA at this important moment for the

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NETcon Taps Sheffield Search to Find CEO

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has been selected by power transmission company NETcon to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The assignment is being led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. “This role offers both challenge and great opportunity with the chance to shape an organization as

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Human Capital Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group has expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health and prior to that was VP of operations

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Global Healthcare Services Creates New Recruitment Platform

Rocky River, OH-headquartered executive search firm Global Healthcare Services (GHS) recently detected a disturbing trend within the sector it serves: Hospitals were struggling with employee retention, from staff to leadership roles, with the C-suite’s annual turnover as high as 20 percent in recent years. GHS saw an opportunity to implement a recruitment platform called IRIS

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3 Ways Assessments Can Go Wrong and How to Get Them Right

With the accelerated pace of change and constant potential for disruption, the costs of getting important leadership decisions wrong – whether for selecting senior leaders, leadership development or succession planning – have never been higher. Despite these risks, many organizations underestimate the importance of a robust assessment process, according to a new report issued by Spencer

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Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Places CEO at CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA), the leading association for the U.S. crop protection industry, has chosen former National Pork Board executive Chris Novak as its CEO. Russell Reynolds Associates assisted on the assignment. Mr. Novak will start his new role on Aug. 20. “I’m pleased to announce that Chris Novak has been selected by our board’s search committee

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms Across the U.S.

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations across the

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Indeed Acquires Resume.com

Job aggregator Indeed recently acquired Resume.com, an online service for creating personalized resumes. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Over 3.5 million job seekers use Resume.com, creating more than 40,000 resumes every week, and accessing timely career resource information. Indeed will continue to operate resume.com and enable job seekers to build, download, and print personalized

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The Digital Future of Recruiting: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

In today’s competitive recruiting market, search firms must be nimble and efficient. One way to get there: Invest in digital tools to hire and onboard best-in-class professionals. Many organizations still use manual or paper-based processes, which are slow, expensive, and error-prone, resulting in inefficient operations and compliance risks. A new report by DocuSign found that

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SearchWide Finds New Leader for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in general are

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Eastman & Beaudine Leading Athletic Director Search for University of South Florida

Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has been retained by the University of South Florida (USF) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Scott Kull, USF’s deputy athletic director for external operations, has been named interim AD while the school looks to replace Mark Harlan, who recently stepped down. “USF Athletics has gained tremendous momentum over the past

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies
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Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

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. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

Odgers Berndtson Adds Principal In Sub-Saharan Africa Office

Modise Makhene has been named as a principal at Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa. He joins the firm’s Johannesburg office. Mr. Makhene brings extensive business development and client relationship management experience to the firm’s Africa location, having worked in the FMCG, media, advertising, digital & communications industries. He has also worked with clients in the retail, automotive

CIOs Forecast New Hiring for Second Half of 2015

Nearly a quarter (22 percent) of U.S. chief information officers plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2015, according to the just released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast Trend Report. It represents a three-point rise from the beginning of the year and an eight percentage point jump from one year ago. “CIOs are bullish on the

RSR Partners Strengthens Sport Leadership Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Dany Berghoff as a principal in its sport leadership practice. With a wealth of experience in consulting for sports and entertainment organizations, Mr. Berghoff is expected to play an important role in the firm’s business development and search execution efforts, where he will

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Heading Library Director Search

Executive search firm Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates has been retained by the Tuscaloosa Public Library (TPL) to lead its search for a new executive director. Past library director Mary Elizabeth Harper resigned in December. Managing partners Dan Bradbury and Jobeth Bradbury are project co-directors on the engagement and they are joined by Karen Miller working as a principal on the

Reffett Associates to Recruit C-Level Officers for ACON Investments

ACON Investments, LLC has selected executive recruiter Reffett Associates to assist the company in the selection for senior leadership of newly acquired Fiesta Mart, LLC.  Working with Mike Byars, president and chief executive officer of Fiesta Mart, Reffett will initially assist in the identification and selection of the company’s chief financial officer, chief merchandising officer, and chief marketing

REC Elects Bespoke Recruitment Co-Founder as Chair

Co-founder and director of Bespoke Recruitment Ltd., Simon Noakes, has been elected chair of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) council, replacing Neil Smith. Mr. Noakes has worked in the recruitment industry for 18 years, including 14 years as director of Bespoke Recruitment Ltd. which he co-founded in 2001. Bespoke Recruitment focuses on the recruitment of professionals

CFOs Gearing Up for Big Increase In U.S. Hiring Activity

CFOs in the U.S. are more confident now than they have been in years about hiring trends, according to the quarterly CFO Outlook Survey conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Survey responses indicate CFOs are gearing up to increase hiring activity in the coming months. “A majority of CFOs have been

Zolowicz Group Launches to Serve Legal Recruitment Sector

Executive search firm Zolowicz Group has been launched by David Zolowicz to serve the search and recruitment needs for the legal sector. “Mr. Zolowicz has a proven track record within the legal community,” said John McDonald, president of MRINetwork, of which the new firm is an affiliate. “His expertise coupled with his critical eye for talent ensures that he

Alexander Hughes Expands Paris Office

Global executive search firm Alexander Hughes has named Benoit Ceillier, Jean-Loup Charrier, Silvia Cheli and Blandine Roger-Fabre as new client partners in its Paris office. Mr. Ceillier, a former Nixdorf Computer and Microsoft senior executive, brings more than 20 years of international experience in sales, marketing and management in the IT/Internet business. His expertise covers strategy, sales, business planning,

Pearson Partners Recruits Provost for Illinois Institute of Tech.

Pearson Partners International has placed Frances Bronet as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She succeeds Alan W. Cramb. Ms. Bronet has been a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon since 2005. She began her career as a faculty

Turnkey Search Recruits General Counsel for the Miami Dolphins

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Myles Pistorius as senior vice president and general counsel of the Miami Dolphins. He will be responsible for all legal affairs of the football organization and Sun Life Stadium. “Myles is an accomplished executive who has extensive experience in leading legal matters and negotiations, but who also has experience across

DHR Set to Acquire Selected Assets of CTPartners

DHR International has agreed in principle on non-binding terms outlining the acquisition of selected assets of CTPartners in a transaction reached with CTPartners’ lenders. The negotiations bypassed the special committee of CTPartners’ board of directors when direct talks between the two companies broke down on or about June 17. The special committee was formed several

Lonergan Partners Taps CEO for Tely Labs

Redwood City, CA-headquartered executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Todd Abbott as chief executive officer of Tely Labs. Mark Lonergan, founder and managing partner of Lonergan Partners, led the assignment. Mr. Abbott joins Tely Labs with more than 30 years of industry experience at some of the world’s leading technology firms, accelerating their financial and operational performance and advancing their

Ridgeway Partners Adds Investment Specialist In Boston

Executive search firm Ridgeway Partners LLC has added Kevin McKeon to its Boston office. Mr. McKeon has over 15 years of professional search experience dedicated to the investment management industry. He joins Ridgeway Partners from CTPartners, where he was a senior member of the firm’s asset management, wealth and alternative investments practices. Mr. McKeon has worked with

Diversified Search Adds Healthcare Practice Managing Director

Neysa Dillon-Brown has joined Diversified Search in Atlanta as managing director of the firm’s healthcare practice. Ms. Dillon-Brown is an experienced and highly respected search consultant with broad and deep national relationships with senior executives and emerging leaders in healthcare systems around the country. She has an impressive portfolio of clients in the academic, healthcare delivery, association and community

Twitter CEO Search ‘Bragging Rights’ Go To Spencer Stuart

Social-media company Twitter announced on its news feed that is has retained Spencer Stuart to lead the board’s search efforts to find the San Francisco-based company’s next chief executive officer. James M. Citrin, head of Spencer Stuart’s North American chief executive practice, will lead the assignment. Mr. Citrin has handled a number of high-profile CEO searches, including the

Competition for Cyber Security Talent Intensifies

Executive recruiters are reporting that high profile data breaches at well-known companies have induced demand for cyber security talent, namely chief information security officers (CISO), at a time when IT security executives are being elevated to the C-suite. “This convergence is a highly visible response to what is now seen as a highly visible issue,” said Scott

RSA and Heritage Partners Form Strategic Alliance

Life sciences executive recruiters RSA and Heritage Partners have formed an exclusive partnership. The combination, which will operate under the banner Heritage Partners-RSA, brings together the experience and advisory abilities of two established life sciences specialist boutique search firms. Heritage Partners has 20 years of experience in life sciences recruiting, advisory services and placing industry leaders.

T. Malouf and Co. Launches Director Search for National Bicycle Assoc.

Terry Malouf, founding president of T. Malouf and Company Executive Search, is conducting the search to replace longtime director of The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), Fred Clements. Mr. Clements is stepping down in the next few months to take a project director’s role within the Costa Mesa, California-based organization. The NBDA has therefore initiated a national

Allen Austin Names Higher Education Practice Head

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added retired Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau as head of the firm’s higher education search practice. She will also be active in Allen Austin’s strategy, not-for-profit, aerospace, defense and intelligence recruiting practices. Vice Adm. Rondeau most recently served as president of National Defense University (NDU), which is the premier center for Joint Professional

hrQ Names Talent Acquisition Managers In Houston and Dallas

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has strengthened its staff with the additions of Corey Harlock and Elizabeth Young as talent acquisition managers in its Houston and Dallas offices. hrQ focuses exclusively on the human resources sector, providing HR professionals for short or long term contract assignments and full time hires as well as offering expertise on a variety of human

Elusive Target: Women Securing Board Chairmanships

According to the most recent ‘Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective’ report by Deloitte, representation of women on corporate boards continues to increase, but the number of women leading boards still remains low globally. Overall, women now hold 12 percent of seats worldwide with only four percent chairing boards. European countries continue to lead on gender

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens Minneapolis/St. Paul Office

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has expanded its footprint in the Midwest with the opening of a Minneapolis/St. Paul office. Brian McMahon has been tapped to lead the new location as managing director, representing associate attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executing focused searches for law firm clients. In his new

Lochlin Partners Recruits SVP Marketing for USO

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Paul G. Allvin as senior vice president of marketing and communications at Arlington, VA-headquartered United Service Organizations (USO). He will lead all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications department, including strategic and entertainment marketing, brand and creative services, web and digital marketing, special events, story development, publications and public

ADK Consulting Taps Executive Director for Monterey Peninsula Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has placed Michael La Pier as executive director of the Monterey Peninsula Airport. He will replace Tom Greer, who announced his retirement last year. In his new role, Mr. La Pier will report to the five member publicly-elected board with responsibility for the development, operation and administration of the airport and its services to

Boyden Establishes New Office in Brussels

Executive search firm Boyden has opened a new office in Brussels. Francis Vaningelgem and Baudouin Contzen, previously founders of Executive Square, will lead the new Boyden Belgium & Luxembourg team as managing directors. The expansion builds on Boyden’s recent launches in the Netherlands and Geneva. The Brussels office will offer the full range of Boyden services in executive search, leadership

Buffkin Group Creates Venture Fund to Invest In Client Companies

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has launched a venture fund to invest in a variety of industries across the U.S. One of the primary goals of the initiative is to find visionary leadership in the companies it invests in, and the fund will target vertical industry sectors that are core to The Buffkin Group. Buffkin Ventures as the

CTPartners Shares Dive 17 Percent; Market Cap Stands At $13 Million

Shares in executive search firm CTParnters sank another 17 percent yesterday, dropping to a new low of $1.51. The once high-flying executive recruiter traded at $23.75 just a year ago. Volume was relatively light with 469,000 shares trading hands, about double the typical trading volume average for the company. CTPartners, one of only a few publicly-traded

Heidrick Taps CEO for Business-Industry Political Action Committee

Heidrick & Struggles has placed former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. James Gerlach as president and chief executive officer of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). The search was led by Heidrick’s education & social enterprise practice group based in Washington, D.C. Former U.S. Congressman Gerlach joins BIPAC with an extensive career in public service and the private sector.

Baker and Assoc. to Lead President Search for U. of Mary Washington

Baker and Associates, LLC has been chosen by the University of Mary Washington in Virginia to lead in the search for its 10th president. Rick Hurley, who has served as the University’s president since 2010, said he will retire, effective next June. The search will be led by senior vice president Martin Baker. Baker and Associates has conducted more than

Employers Focused on Growth See Hiring Momentum Accelerating

U.S. employers’ hiring intentions are among the strongest globally for the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup. Taking into account seasonal variations, the Net Employment Outlook is up 16 percent, which is on par with Q2 2015 and up from Q3 2014 when the Outlook was +14 percent. Only

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