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Hudson Global Posts 9.2 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 9.2 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 13 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting a decrease of 15 percent and flat revenues, respectively. The Old Greenwich, Conn-based recruiting

Trends

When to Turn to an Executive Search Firm

Employers typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. There are times when your gut simply says that a C-level executive opening will be tough to fill. Sometimes a start-up has hit the hockey-stick inflection point in its growth and needs

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How to Run Better Executive Searches with Real-Time Collaboration

Learn how real-time collaboration helps top executive search firms improve time-to-hire, retention, team cohesiveness, and more.

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7 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Creating a culture of engagement is critical to business success. When executive teams are engaged, managers are 39 percent more likely to be engaged, and this drives engagement among all employees, according to a Gallup survey. Plain and simple, increased engagement impacts the bottom line. Publicly traded “100 Best Companies,” for example, consistently outperform major stock

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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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Rosenzweig & Co. Recruits CIO for the Supreme Cannabis Company

Executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company has placed former Just Energy executive Ash Rajendra as chief information officer of the Supreme Cannabis Company, where he will focus on ensuring the organization is well prepared to execute on its next phase of growth. Partner Larry Chan led the assignment. Mr. Rajendra is an experienced information technology and

People

NPAworldwide Adds 13 New Member Firms

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 13 new member locations as it continues to

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Choosing Your Executive Search Firm

It’s far from easy to find people with the right skills, experience and values to fill vital senior executive positions. Some roles are simply so important that you have to invest in identifying and recruiting the best individual. But how do you set about choosing an executive search firm? To begin with, you need to

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Lindauer Seeks Chief Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been enlisted by Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco to find a chief development officer to lead its development and marketing team. Libby Roberts, senior vice president, is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional leadership role for an experienced senior-level professional to join a successful team that is poised for

People

IMSA Search Opens New Offices in Norway

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has expanded in Norway with the additions of Search House, based in Trondheim, and A’HEAD, which operates in Stavanger and Oslo. “Search House and A’HEAD have several commonalities: They were both founded and are still owned by the partners, are approximately the same size, and have vibrant operations in the

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5 Reasons Why Top Recruiting Firms Rely on Real-Time Collaboration

The world of executive recruiting has changed significantly in the past decade. Technology-aided candidate assessment methods, for example, are now commonplace. And search firms are expanding the services they offer, as clients place a greater emphasis on succession planning, culture fit and talent management solutions that go far beyond recruiting. As a result, executive recruiting

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Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for Newell Brands

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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Hudson Global Posts 60 Percent Q2 Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $26.4 million, up 59.7 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 81.8 percent. Revenue growth in Asia Pacific was driven by the start of a significant contract in Australia to manage a portion of the contingent

Trends

Career Transitions – How Do You Get Going?

Whether it’s planned or unplanned, a career transition can be a stressful experience for anyone. This is a time when senior executives need professional advice to make sure they’re heading in the right direction, whether that means networking with headhunters or seeking advice from a career coach. It’s too important to just leave this to

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Polachi Recruits CFO for iZotope

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. Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded

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Gerard Daniels Appoints New Asia Pacific Senior Leader

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Paul Pryde as the new practice leader for its oil, gas and energy activities. Mr. Pryde will lead the firm’s work across the Asia Pacific region. “It’s rare to find someone of Paul’s caliber who brings such a deep level of international expertise in

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Turnkey Search Recruits COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Leader of U.S. Health Systems Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Maureen Ryan as a partner in its healthcare practice. She will lead the firm’s U.S. health systems team. A former international health systems executive, Ms. Ryan works with boards and executive teams to custom-build comprehensive talent strategies. She will also be a member

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Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular

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How to Successfully Integrate Senior Talent

Recruiting and integrating senior talent is vital to any company’s success. Top talent stands to provide leadership, added revenue and greater market penetration. Yet integrating senior hires is not necessarily a simple endeavor. When a top-level hire fails to work out, the cost can be daunting—in terms of dollars and time lost as well as

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Koya Leadership Partners Leading CHRO Search for the University of New England

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative

People

Heidrick & Struggles Adds 18 Consultants to Executive Search and Consulting Units

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has added 18 new partners and principals to its executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. “We continue to expand our executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses globally with consultants who bring diverse industry expertise and strong client relationships to the

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5 Lies That Recruiters Hear Everyday and How to Avoid Them

A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search. But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career. A new report by Elizabeth Webster Felix of WinterWyman gives five of the most popular lies recruiters commonly hear — and why it’s important to

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Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami

Launches

Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders – male and female – with a multidimensional skill-set. But there’s a big problem – in most countries, while women represent about half of the financial services industry – precious few

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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis and consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens are leading the assignment. President Hank Bounds, who has been president for four years, announced in March that he would be

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office to Serve Cannabis Sector Talent Needs

Legal marijuana is now a near $10 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that recruiting firms will begin focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search recently opened a new office in Worcester, MA, and has started working with the growing cannabis industry to find senior leaders. Principals

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3 Ways AI Will Make Hiring Human Again

The future of talent acquisition has never been brighter. People are what makes every organization tick, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are poised to make hiring the most people-centric it’s ever been. And truth be told, today the talent acquisition function in organizations is reactive. Talent professionals are not at fault. “Post and pray, go

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search

DHR to Head CHRO Search for PPL Corporation

DHR International has been retained by PPL Corporation to lead its search for a chief human resources officer (CHRO). The search will be conducted by Jerry McGrath, managing partner of the firm’s global human resources practice, along with Joe Huddle, its industrial practice managing partner, and senior associate Christine Pasieka. Established in 1920, PPL Corporation is a global energy company delivering electricity and

DMC Partners Elects Chairman

Executive search firm DMC Partners has elected Henry W. Mulholland as its chairman, effective immediately. He recently retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after 25 years where he worked most recently as head of Americas equities. Mr. Mulholland brings a wealth of experience and relationships to DMC and will play an integral leadership role as the

Lochlin Partners Lands President for Faith & Politics Institute

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Joan Mooney as president and chief executive officer of the Faith & Politics Institute. Liza Wright and Nalini Perkins, managing directors at Lochlin Partners, led the search. Ms. Mooney will be leading a diverse and multidisciplinary organization that hosts national and international pilgrimages, reflection groups for elected officials and their senior staffs, retreats, and

AltoPartners Adds The Inzito Partnership As Member Firm In U.K.

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added London-based The Inzito Partnership as its exclusive member firm in the U.K. Inzito works with companies, financial institutions, sporting bodies, government departments & agencies and other organizations looking for C-level talent. The firm was founded in 2009 and today comprises a team of 20 people with expertise serving

Caldwell Partners Posts Strong 21 Percent Revenue Gain

Caldwell Partners International posted fourth quarter revenues of $15.4 million, up 16 percent from revenues of $13.2 million a year ago. Full year revenues jumped 21 percent, from $45.1 million to $54.5 million. Revenue in the U.S. for the quarter was up 14 percent, while Canadian revenues rose 11 percent. For the year, U.S. revenues jumped 17

University of Miami Taps Korn Ferry To Find Head Football Coach

The University of Miami has selected Korn Ferry to lead its search for a new head football coach. Former coach Al Golden was fired last month in the middle of his fifth season, a day after the school was beaten 58-0 by Clemson University. It was the worst loss in the history of the Miami’s football program. Korn Ferry will assist

Egon Zehnder Heading CFO Search For Scientific Games

Egon Zehnder has been retained by gambling technology provider Scientific Games to find its next chief financial officer. Scott D. Schweinfurth, its current CFO, has said he will retire at the end of the year. The company plans to consider both internal and external candidates to fill the CFO position, a common move today by companies looking for

ZRG Partners Expands Healthcare Services Practice

Former CTPartners’ recruiter Susan Baldwin has joined ZRG Partners as managing director to further build out the firm’s healthcare services practice. Her focus has been with healthcare payers, pharmacy benefit management, and specialty healthcare services companies. She serves a range of Fortune 500, non-profit healthcare, and private equity firms specializing in healthcare services. Ms. Baldwin, who joins ZRG’s Chicago

Boyden Appoints Managing Partner for Interim Management Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has added Simon Gough to its U.K. office as managing partner of its interim management practice. “We’re thrilled that Simon has joined Boyden to lead our interim management business,” said John Ellis, a Boyden board member and managing partner of Boyden U.K. “Interim will continue to play a pivotal role in our growth strategy in

Female CEO Pay Seen Outpacing Male Counterparts

Though they remain outnumbered in the top ranks in many companies by their male counterparts, female chief executive officers (CEOs) seem to be outpacing their male colleagues in terms of salary, according to research by the Associated Press and the executive compensation data firm Equilar. Last year, median pay for female chiefs increased to $15.9 million, a 21 percent

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits Glazer Children’s Museum CEO

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has placed Jennifer Stancil as president and chief executive officer of the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, FL. Ms. Stancil spent the last five years as executive director of educational partnerships at WQED Multimedia, the PBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, responsible for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. She created and directed WQED’s strategies for outreach

NorthWind Partners Places CFO at Centerra Group

NorthWind Partners, a boutique search firm focused on recruiting talent for the private equity sector, has placed Deborah Ricci as chief financial officer of Centerra Group. Managing partner Mark HuYoung, who leads the firm’s private equity practice, led the search; managing director Brian Thomas supported the assignment. With more than two decades of work experience with defense,

Norrie Johnston Recruitment Expands Technology Practice

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR), a specialist in global executive search and interim management, has bolstered its technology division with the additions of Mark Gillham as a recruitment director and Richard Rogerson as an associate. Mr. Gillham will focus on technology and business transformation. He has over 20 years of experience in senior level permanent and

NPAworldwide Continues Growth Across The U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added three new member firms in the U.S. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis. Greensboro, NC-headquartered Omnia Search LLC is a specialized search and consulting firm dedicated to the needs of colleges, military/government, non-profit and the

As Presidential Term Nears End, Search Firm Helps Government Lawyers Re-Enter Workforce

The McCormick Group has placed Jodi G. Daniel as a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The search was led by principals Ivan Adler and Linda Segal along with consultant John Hesse. At Crowell & Moring, Ms. Daniel will provide

MWM Consulting to Head Zurich Insurance CEO Search

London-based executive recruiters MWM Consulting has been selected by the Zurich Insurance Group AG to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The company is seeking a replacement for current CEO Martin Senn. With more than 55,000 employees, Zurich Insurance provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services and serves customers in

Russell Reynolds Strengthens Board Effectiveness Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Anthony Goodman in Boston as a member of its board effectiveness practice. “Our board effectiveness practice is expanding to help clients build stronger and more vigorous boards,” said Mark Adams, leader of the firm’s operations in the U.S. “Anthony’s experience will add to the strength of the team and help us provide world-class

Cripps Sears Continues Expansion Into Sub Saharan Africa

Executive search firm Cripps Sears & Partners has continued its international expansion with the addition of Ted Theodore. Based in Lagos, he will be heading the firm’s office there and will work closely with its practice leads in developing business in Sub Saharan Africa. Mr. Theodore worked with Shell for two decades in diverse HR and business roles,

Witt/Kieffer Names Board Services Chair

Witt/Kieffer has transitioned Jena Abernathy to lead the firm’s board services practice as managing partner/chair of board services. She also serves on the firm’s board of directors. Jim Gauss formerly led the practice. As a senior partner, Mr. Gauss will remain involved with the firm’s board services practice, as well as its healthcare practice. Ms. Abernathy, based in Witt/Kieffer’s Atlanta office, began

Are We Approaching a ‘Tipping Point’ In Gender Leadership Equality?

Women at Canadian companies only account for 8.5 percent of chief executive positions among the country’s top 100 companies, but advocates are optimistic that number will rise in coming months. Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set a milestone in Canadian politics recently when he unveiled a new cabinet with equal numbers of men and women. When asked

CPS Energy Taps Korn Ferry To Find Its Next CEO

CPS Energy has selected Korn Ferry to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Doyle Beneby is leaving the organization to join Chicago-based New Generation Power International. Paula Gold-Williams, currently its group EVP and chief financial officer, has assumed the interim CEO role as Korn Ferry conducts the search. “We have made great progress,

Talentsoft Receives Funding From Goldman Sachs

Talentsoft, a global, privately held leader for cloud-based talent management solutions, has completed a funding round of $27 million. The round was led exclusively by Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division. The company’s software application suite provides an end-to-end talent management solution, ranging from recruiting to learning, and from compensation to performance management. Talentsoft targets both mid-market and

Coleman Lew Heading Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Search

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte to lead its search for a chief executive officer. The CEO will report to the board of directors and lead the BBBS agency to ensure that the mission, strategy, values, and goals of the organization are achieved. Big Brothers

Conroy Ross Partners Expands Executive Search Practice

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has named Terry Stein as vice president with the firm’s executive search practice. He has an extensive background in recruiting and talent management for organizations in the energy, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction and property development industries. Prior to joining Conroy Ross, Mr. Stein was a partner in a boutique search

The Specialist Global Boutique: Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences

One of the hallmarks of outstanding companies is that they have a knack for being one step ahead of others in understanding where the market and the innovations that drive it are headed. Bianca Coulter has built a career out of staying ahead of that curve. After a successful 10-year stint with Korn Ferry in

Russell Reynolds Taps Outsider to Run L.L. Bean

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Stephen Smith as president and chief executive officer of Maine-headquartered L.L. Bean. He replaces Chris McCormick who has served as president and CEO since 2001 and is retiring in three months. He will be the fourth president in L.L. Bean history and the first outsider to lead the company. Mr. Smith

Allegis Partners to Recruit CHRO for The Children’s Place

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has been retained by The Children’s Place to recruit a chief human resources officer (CHRO). The position is based in Secaucus, NJ, and will report to Jane Elfers, chief executive officer. Leading the search is Mike Bergen, managing partner & global practice leader, HR, and Cher Murphy, managing director, human resources. Demand for

Judith von Seldeneck Receives 2015 William Penn Award

Diversified Search founder and chairman Judith M. von Seldeneck has been honored as this year’s recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce William Penn Award. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a business executive in Greater Philadelphia. Awarded annually since 1949, recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region,

Executive Search Firms Continue Expansion to Latin America

Executive recruiting firm Proco Global Group has opened a new office in Mexico City and appointed Gabriela Bautista to lead the new location. She will reports to Girado Suarez, managing director of the firm’s New York office. The new office will cover recruitment in the automotive, aerospace, food & beverage and processing chemicals sectors. Ms. Bautista will be supported

Penna Plc Reports 20 Percent Net Revenue Spike

Penna Plc, a provider of executive search and interim management services across the public and private sectors, has announced significant increases in six-month revenue, its best half year performance since the Great Recession began. The firm’s interim unaudited financial results for the six months ended September 30 shows a 15 percent increase in gross revenue to £47 million and

DHR Lands CEO for Tampa Bay Partnership

DHR International has recruited Rick Homans as president and chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership. The search was completed by David Smith, partner – economic development, and Tina Winner, a partner at DHR’s Jobplex. The Partnership conducted a nationwide search and interviewed candidates in Florida and throughout the U.S. Mr. Homans previously served as president

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