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Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes,

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Benchmark Metrics to Guide Your Recruitment Strategy

The growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate mundane operational tasks is creating new efficiencies that are freeing up recruiters’ time to focus on relationship building and nurturing passive candidates, according to a new report by Jobvite. The percentage of job interviews that resulted in offers climbed from 17 percent in 2015

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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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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

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The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

TD Madison Recruits CTO for SCTE

Executive search firm TD Madison & Associates has recruited Chris Bastian as the senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). After an extensive search into the cable and telecommunications technology industries across the country, TD Madison and SCTE determined that Mr. Bastian, a leader in the cable industry, was the ideal

Tatum Appoints Pacific Northwest Practice Leader

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has added Paul Kruglik as office managing partner for its Pacific Northwest practice. Based in Seattle, he is responsible for leading Tatum’s practice in the region. Mr. Kruglik served as managing director for a professional services firm in the Seattle area. In this capacity, he was responsible for

Uptick In Hiring In 2016 to Be Met With Lack of Quality Talent

A majority of America’s hiring managers and corporate recruiters expect to increase hiring in the next six months, according to the annual hiring survey by DHI Group, Inc., a provider of career data and insights for specialized professional communities. The latest survey found 61 percent of respondents in the U.S. anticipate more hiring in the first

Spencer Stuart Lands CEO For Indochino

Spencer Stuart has recruited Drew Green as chief executive officer of Indochino. Co-founder and outgoing CEO, Kyle Vucko, will continue as a strategic advisor to the company. A high-growth management veteran and iconic Internet entrepreneur, Mr. Green has spent his entire career connecting online audiences with retailers through advertising technology, e-commerce and marketplace platforms in the U.S.,

Caldwell Partners Expands Into New Zealand

Caldwell Partners has expanded into the Australia/New Zealand market by forming a strategic partnership with Simon Monks, Nick Scarlett and their teams, based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Under the affiliation agreement, the team in New Zealand will operate exclusively under the Caldwell Partners brand and will have access to Caldwell Partners’ proprietary search methodology, processes, training and certain other intellectual property.

Hunt Partners Invests In Feelance Consulting

Executive search firm Hunt Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in Feelance Consulting, a yet-to-launch online marketplace that will connect users with part-time resources for consulting projects. Feelance will use the money raised to scale up operations and expand geographically, said co-founder Harshdeep Rapal. The company expects to launch next month. “There is an emerging trend where

Teri Black and Co. Heading Fire Chief Search

Executive search firm Teri Black and Company has been retained by the City of Santa Monica to lead its search for a new fire chief. Michael Earl, the city’s human resources manager, said the highest annual salary being considered for a new chief is $271,572, or a four percent increase over the yearly salary earned by former fire

Employer Optimism Ranks High Heading Into 2016

Continued optimism ranks high among U.S. employers as they enter 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Taking into account seasonal variations, the company’s Net Employment Outlook is +17 percent, making anticipated hiring in the first quarter of 2016 highly stable compared to fourth quarter 2015 and last year at this time. This represents

Egon Zehnder Taps CEO for Warren Resources

Egon Zehnder has assisted Warren Resources in its appointment of James. A. Watt as president and chief executive officer. Lance Peterson has been serving as the company’s interim CEO. Past CEO Philip A. Epstein resigned from his position this past December to pursue other opportunities. Most recently, Mr. Watt was president, CEO and director at Dune Energy Inc., which

3P Consultants Recruits CFO for Excel Crop Care

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Anil Nawal as chief financial officer of Excel Crop Care Ltd. He replaces outgoing CFO K. Srinivasan. With 26 years of financial experience, Mr. Nawal most recently served as CFO of GHARDA CHEMICALS LTD and prior to that served in the same role with Ciba Group Company. Excel Crop Care Limited is

BIE Executive Expands Recruiting Staff

Search firm BIE Executive has added Chris Wilson as director of business transformation and technology and Danny Vanner as a consultant. The firm says the hires are in a response to the growing demands of the market. Mr. Wilson was most recently an international director at DHR International and before that was with CTPartners. He started his career in

AETHOS Consulting Group Expands Team

AETHOS Consulting Group has added Paige Brewer and Derek Walker to its global consulting team. Ms. Brewer is a human resources executive with an extensive background in a variety of industries including hospitality, consumer goods, media, financial services and non-profit organizations. With AETHOS, she leads teams around the world to deliver compensation management solutions to clients. She creates, communicates, implements and can assist with

Employers Continue To Add Jobs At Steady Pace

The labor market grew at a healthy pace in November as employers added 211,000 jobs and the U.S. unemployment rate remained at five percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Currently there are 7.9 million people unemployed in the U.S. These numbers topped analyst expectations and may have turned the final key

Eastman & Beaudine to Hunt for Rutger’s Next Head Football Coach

Executive recruiter Eastman & Beaudine has been selected by Rutgers University to lead its search for a head football coach. The firm will search for candidates to replace Kyle Flood, who was fired after the team went 4-8 in a season marred by scandals off the field, including the arrests of several players. In finding its next head coach, athletic director

Wilton & Bain Names Partner

London-based Wilton & Bain has expanded its leadership team with the addition of David Burton as partner, professional & technology services. He will help drive strategic growth and also take a lead role in developing the firm’s executive search business, where his initial focus will be to help expand the global professional and IT services practice. Mr. Burton has

Victim Assistance Network Picks Leadership Recruiters to Find Director

Network of Victim Assistance has retained Leadership Recruiters to lead its search for a new executive director. After 25 years of leadership, Barbara P. Clark is preparing to step down in 2016 from her post. Marion Hodges Biglan is leading the search. Founded in 1974, Network of Victim Assistance supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious

Executive Search Partners Strengthens Recruiting Team

Executive Search Partners, a search firm specializing in information technology and finance recruiting, has appointed Vishakha Radia as a partner based in southeast Michigan. Ms. Radia is an experienced IT and business executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in building high performing teams in IT, consulting and services. She has a track record of driving aligned ‘digital age’

Recruiters Heed Call for Top Flight CHROs

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). The position will be based at UFC headquarters in Las Vegas. CEO Jason Hanold and partner Michael Leming are leading the search. Mr. Leming recently joined forces with Hanold Associates from

ZRG Partners Expands to Toronto

ZRG Partners has added David Kinley as managing director in its new Toronto office. He will support the firm’s growing private equity-backed recruiting practice where he has extensive experience in technology company search assignments. He will further build out ZRG’s capabilities in Canada. Mr. Kinley brings 20 years of senior level search experience to this new

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO For ASRC Energy Services

Caldwell Partners has placed Michael Reed as senior vice president and chief financial officer of ASRC Energy Services LLC. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader of the firm’s TMT & IT services and information security practices, led the search. Mr. Bethmann focuses on recruiting board directors and C-suite executives in software, IT services, cloud/outsourcing, internet/media, telecommunications, hardware/systems and

Pinnacle Search Partners Acquired

Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, has been acquired by veteran business leader William Creekmuir, who has served in a leadership role with the firm since January. With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Creekmuir brings a depth of knowledge to Pinnacle. As executive vice president and CFO of Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company,

IRC Global Continues Asia Pacific Expansion

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has continued to grow its roster of member firms in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of CnetG Asia, an executive search firm in Malaysia and Thailand represented by founding partners Manish Mehta and Raj Kumar. “With our expansion into Thailand and Malaysia we are able to serve our clients better

Key Factors In Selecting Your Next CHRO

With five generations expected to be all in one workplace, the workforce of the future will look much different than it does today — and HR leaders are doing a number of things to prepare, according to research from Aon Hewitt. Aon Hewitt’s study captured insights from just 45 CHROs at leading global organizations, but the results

Shutterfly Picks Spencer Stuart to Lead CEO Search

Shutterfly has selected Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold said he will step down in February after more than a decade in the company’s top post to pursue other interests. “Over the next few months, I am committed to helping ensure a smooth transition, assisting the board  in finding

Calibre One Recruits Venture Partner for Lightspeed

Executive recruiters Calibre One has placed Aaron Batalion, LivingSocial co-founder and former chief technology officer, as a venture partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He will focus on consumer investments for the firm. Lightspeed was an investor in LivingSocial, which was one of the first Silicon Valley tech companies to raise $1 billion. Lightspeed partner Jeremy Liew is currently a board member

Search Firms Continue Expansion In Africa As Demand Rises

Boyden has opened a new office in Nairobi, further expanding its presence to a third region in Africa. The firm has appointed Farah Samanani as managing partner to lead its East Africa operations, serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. Boyden East Africa service offerings cover a number of high growth sectors, including financial services, real estate, life

Bespoke Partners Adds C-Level Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added Adam Szepkouski as a principal. Bringing more than five years consulting experience to his new role, Mr. Szepkouski will play a critical role helping the firm expand. He will be responsible for executing C-level searches for the firm’s new and existing clients as well as internal lifecycle process enhancement and whitepaper development. Prior

Companies Remain Unprepared to Fill CEO Vacancies

While many companies are performing some form of succession planning for their CEO posts, most are not doing enough to ensure a successful transition, according to a new report, ‘2015 CEO Succession Planning Survey,’ conducted by consulting firm AlixPartners and executive search firm Vardis. The study involved more than 100 senior level executives, including C-suite professionals, board members

Two Search Firms Finalize Their Acquisitions

Korn Ferry yesterday formally completed its acquisition of Hay Group. Under terms of the acquisition agreement, Korn Ferry acquired Hay Group for $452 million, consisting of approximately $252 million in cash, net of estimated acquired cash and after giving effect to estimated purchase price adjustments as described in the Purchase Agreement, and $200 million in the company’s common stock.

SPMB Lands CMO For Citrix

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Tim Minahan as chief marketing officer of Citrix. He is responsible for leading and evolving the Citrix marketing strategy to continue to drive the company’s vision of securely and reliably delivering applications and data. As a change agent for digital transformation, go-to-market strategy, demand generation, sales execution, M&A, and supply chain, Mr. Minahan has

Heads! International Appoints West Coast Leader

Former CTPartners recruiter Jeff DeFazio has joined global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International as managing partner. He will work from the firm’s West Coast offices. In addition to his regional leadership role, Mr. DeFazio will play a global role in the firm’s consumer and digital practices advising clients on the leadership imperatives associated with managing a dynamic mix of

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