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Managing employees is vital to success, but less than 60 percent of executives believe their companies are doing a good job of attracting and keeping talent. Let’s take a closer look.
Businesses are not in tune with their employees’ perceptions of engagement, training and career development, according to a survey of human resource executives
Hunt Scanlon’s recently concluded co-branded talent raiding study with Marlin Hawk uncovered some revealing truths.
Search firm Odgers Berndtson has acquired the former Boyden licensee in Washington, D.C., adding five people to the firm, including Tim McNamara and Derek Wilkinson, former Boyden partners with more than 45 years’ combined management consulting and recruiting experience. Judy Whitaker, Diana Farmer and Kelly Crittenden, also from the Boyden licensee, will be joining the
Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member firms across Asia Pacific. NPA now has 500 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining
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.
Westport, Conn-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Rosenthal as a partner. With 25 years of executive search and human capital experience, Ms. Rosenthal is an expert in talent acquisition and assessment, management development and organization design. The firm described Jennifer as experienced at and passionate about helping management and
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?
Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, Agilium Worldwide Norway AS has recently been established in Drammen, Norway. Jon Steen has joined the group and will serve as managing partner of the new location. The new operation will focus on four talent areas: executive (recruitment of board of
After eight years in the job, William C. Dudley will be retiring early in 2018 from his post as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – one of the most high profile positions in the U.S. Federal Reserve System. In an unusual matchup, recruitment firms Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners
Alford Executive Search recently placed Diane Foote as the executive director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA). Her predecessor, Robert P. Doyle, is retiring after 20 years in the role. “Diane emerged early as a top candidate in a pool of highly qualified professionals in the library, association and general non-profit arenas,” said Heather Eddy, president
Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has appointed Bob Marchant as vice president and director of its Los Angeles office. “Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family,” said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes
Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named new leadership in the Americas with the appointments of Dominique Hansen as head of investment management and Renee Neri as head of asset management. Based in the Toronto office, Ms. Hansen will also serve as head of the firm’s CEO and board of directors practice
Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales
Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.
DRG Executive Search has been retained by Shatterproof, an addiction prevention non-profit, to lead its search for a new chief development officer (CDO). DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng is leading the search along with senior consultant Carmel Napolitano. Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a newly created role charged with developing and executing Shatterproof’s
The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have
Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s
Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these
New efforts toward improving diversity are on their way over the coming year, according to a new report by Glassdoor. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision-makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion and only three percent expect it to decrease. The remainder said they have no plans to change. The report, which
Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to find a new CEO. Principal Megan Lewis is leading the assignment for Kittleman. The organization is seeking a proven leader with a career in a similarly sized or larger national association who can help chart a path forward with
ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to
Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North
Executive search consultants 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. AIMS International recently added Excellia Capital Humain in Tunisia, Africa as its newest
Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Millennials might have been the youngest generation to navigate their way through mobile technology, but those from Gen Z have come
Caldwell Partners International has posted fourth quarter revenues of $15.8 million (Canadian), up .5 percent. Full year revenues fell 1.6 percent, from $58.7 million to $57.8 million. The search firm had a slightly lower average number of partners at 37.5 compared to 38 in the prior year. And a lower average fee per assignment was partially
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new major gifts officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is leading the assignment. This is an opportunity for a seasoned development professional to join a highly-respected organization in which development plays a critical role. Lois
Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Just recently, fintech and change recruitment agency The Nicoll Curtin Group acquired cybersecurity recruitment firm BeecherMadden. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BeecherMadden focuses on executive level searches for the corporate governance, resilience and security, and digital and niche technology markets. Founded by CEO
Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has expanded with the addition of Simon Mansfield to its London team as a client partner within its industrial practice and global head of its defense search practice. Mr. Mansfield has decades of in-depth expertise in the developing and emerging markets, recruiting board members for global firms. After a career in international
At the most basic level, the CEO’s role is straightforward: driving management succession at senior levels, including the early identification of any inside CEO contenders, ensuring that the organization is developing succession-ready executives for all senior roles, and serving in an of-counsel role to the board on CEO succession, according to search firm Spencer Stuart.
The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity
Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it
Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded into New York City. Stu Leibach, principal consultant and industry specialist within the firm’s retail practice, will be based out of the new location. He will continue to partner with clients regionally and nationally. “Now more than ever, identifying the right executive talent is critical to success in the
The McCormick Group has placed Teresa D. Miller as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Crowell & Moring LLP. Principal Ivan Adler, who heads the firm’s government affairs practice, led the search. Ms. Miller most recently served as the acting director for both the State Exchanges Group and the Oversight Group, at the
Executive search firm Myers McRae has been selected by Youngstown State University to lead in its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Heading the assignment are Emily Parker Myers, president and CEO of the firm, and Kenny Daugherty, executive vice president and COO. Youngstown State University is an Ohio urban
Amrop has added Henrik Elsig Andersen, Hideaki Furuta and Sophie Vergnas to its global executive board. In addition, Jimmy Chen (China) was named vice chair Asia Pacific, while Federico Cuneo (Peru) was appointed as co-vice chair Americas. Mr. Andersen is a partner at Amrop in Denmark. Previously, he was managing director at Momentum Consulting. Mr.
Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded second quarter revenues of $66.5 million, an increase of 28 percent from $52 million in the comparable quarter of 2013. Overall recruitment activity was fairly consistent in tech, energy, healthcare and hospitality during the second quarter, while activity improved in financial services.
Dublin Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Prabu David as dean of the college of communication arts and sciences at Michigan State University. Dr. David is currently a professor and associate dean at Washington State University. Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the
DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by Pulse Electronics to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Pulse Electronics is the electronic components partner that helps customers build the next great product by providing the needed technical solutions. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of
Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $136.1 million in the second quarter, up 11.5 percent from $122 million in the 2013 second quarter. The increase was driven by a 34 percent increase in Europe and a 3.4 percent increase in the Americas. Revenue from Asia Pacific in the 2014 second quarter
Korn Ferry has named Frank Morogiello as senior client partner in its industrial practice, specializing in aviation. He will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Dallas office. Mr. Morogiello previously served as chief supply officer at GetGoing, Inc. Prior to that, he was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles. He brings to Korn Ferry deep
Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Eric Smoloff as a project manager for the processing, packaging, and material handling practice. Mr. Smoloff works in collaboration with Jason Herbert, practice leader, and fellow team members, Cherie Shepard, and Joel Jelinek, to facilitate existing search assignments and sourcing candidates, qualifying candidates, and generating leads. He understands the
Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Steve Stirling as president and chief executive officer of MAP International. Most recently, Mr. Stirling served as the executive vice president of ChildFund International. MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier
Executive recruiters Brill Neumann Associates has been selected by The Research Park Corporation (RPC) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Nicholas Brill is handling the assignment. The Research Park Corporation was established as a public, nonprofit corporation in 1992 by the Louisiana legislature for the express purpose of
New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed Miki Racine Berardelli as president, digital commerce, chief marketing officer and executive vice president at Chico's FAS, Inc. Ms. Berardelli joins Chicos from Tory Burch, where she held the position of chief marketing officer. Chico's FAS is a cultivator of brands serving the lifestyle needs
Heidrick & Struggles International has launched a new global specialty practice to be headed by Sean Carroll, a partner in the firm's global technology practice based in New York, and Immo Futterlieb, a partner in the firm's industrial practice based in Munich. "Organizations are looking for executives to lead emerging functions such as industrial internet,
Technology-focused executive recruiter European Leaders has opened a new Germany office and added Stephan Thoma to lead the firm’s talent development division. Mr. Thoma was previously global director of learning & development at Google, where he led the team that developed Google’s talent function. He was the only non-U.S. based member of Google’s leadership team.
Thailand-based executive search firm TopTalentAsia has re-launched as en world Thailand. TopTalentAsia officially joined the Japan-based en world group in December 2013 but had retained its separate identity. TopTalent Asia, established in Bangkok in 1999, specializes in connecting great companies to the best managers and mid-career professionals in Thailand. In addition to the rebranding, the
West Sacramento, CA-based executive recruiter Neher & Associates, LLC, has been selected by the County of Yolo to lead in its search for a new assistant chief financial officer. Located in the agricultural regions of California’s Central Valley and the Sacramento River Delta, Yolo County is bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake,
Cordiner King has joined Panorama, a global network of independent executive search firms with 20 offices and over 50 partners across Europe, North America and the Asian Pacific. Established in 1985, Cordiner King is a research-driven executive search firm specializing in advising boards and chief executives on the appointment of CEOs and their direct reports.
PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has merged with Retail Search Group in Grass Valley, CA. Since 1985, Retail Search Group’s recruitment professionals have focused on developing career-enhancing relationships within the retail business community. The current CEO of Retail Search Group and lifetime retailer, Gerald Mitchell, said: “I’m extremely proud of our
Notogroup Executive Search has promoted Gennevieve Emery to principal, recruiting director. Ms. Emery has been with the firm since 2009 and was most recently a senior associate. In addition to her search work, Ms. Emery’s focus is on preserving the highest level of service quality and efficiency to enable the firm to scale. “Gennevieve has
San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Scott Ciccarelli as chief executive officer of SRSsoft. Mr. Ciccarelli brings to SRS 20 years of diverse management and operations experience garnered as a senior executive at GE, where he headed two of the company’s businesses—most recently, GE Healthcare’s Services, Ambulatory and Revenue Cycle Solutions. SRS is the recognized
Hulce Associates has been retained by Asbury Automotive to lead in its search for a new chief operating officer. With the announcement of the incumbent Michael Kearney’s retirement, Asbury plans to have an executive in place by the end of the calendar year. Asbury is a $5.3 billion automotive retailer located in Duluth, GA, an
Heidrick & Struggles International has launched a new network for women directors in the U.K. called The Board Network, which is designed to bring together women board directors from a diverse range of commercial businesses and social enterprises. More than 50 women board directors participated in The Board Network's inaugural launch event July 15 in
CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Trish Shortell as a partner in New York. Her primary search focus will be marketing. Ms. Shortell joins CTPartners from WPP Group, where she served as senior vice president of executive recruitment & talent management. Prior to that, she was a member of the global CFO practice at Heidrick
Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Ian Bird as its EMEA business excellence manager for the firm’s business services practice group. Mr. Bird was the founder of one of the largest private security companies in the CEE region and has had the opportunity to work with global leaders in numerous industries over a 20 year
Executive recruiter JL Cornerstone has placed Duncan Payne as a managing director at the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). Mr. Payne will be the managing director of its three GTA-based Home Shows. With more than 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario,
Korn Ferry has been selected by Marquette University to lead in its search for a new vice president and director of athletics. Currently Bill Cords is serving as interim VP and director of athletics. The school hopes to fill the position by the end of the fall semester. Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit,
Executive search firm The Prout Group has placed Matthew Thornton as a new member of the board of directors at the Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. Thornton is senior vice president, U.S. operations, for FedEx Express. Pat Prout and Betsy Bruening assisted the nominating committee with the search. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global
Preston & Partners has been retained to conduct the CEO search for the Eastern Minority Supplier Diversity Council (EMSDC) based in Philadelphia. Suzanne Fairlie, managing director of Preston & Partners’ Philadelphia office, will lead the search engagement. The stated mission of the EMSDC is “advancing business opportunities by certifying and connecting minority business enterprises to
Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has named Jonathan Stringer as an associate partner interim management for the finance practice and Amelia Jeffery as a researcher to the human resources team. Known for delivering multiple interim and search campaigns within both SME and FTSE-listed businesses across a broad range of industries, Mr.
Executive recruiters Third Street Partners has added Joel C. Wheatley to its staff as director of research. Mr. Wheatley previously served in a similar role for The Prince Houston Group for over nine years. He began his career in executive search as a research associate at Egon Zehnder. Founded by Laura Pollock, Third Street Partners
Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2014 revenues of $1.16 billion, an increase of 9.6 percent from revenues of $1.06 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Net income for the company was $75.1 million, or $.55 per share, compared to earnings of $63.1 million, or $.46 per share, last year. “Robert Half’s