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Acertitude Launches Recruiting Business in U.S.

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Amsterdam

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has announced its newest office in Amsterdam with the addition of Lens & Partners, an executive search and selection firm with offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland dedicated to the recruitment of specialists for the healthcare industry, finance & risk markets and business-business sector. Carl

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Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CDO for Barnes & Noble

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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for AMC Theatres

Leawood, KS-headquartered AMC Theatres has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Gerry Lopez will step down as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors, effective April 6, 2015, to pursue another opportunity. The board has appointed Craig R. Ramsey, AMC’s chief financial officer, as interim president and CEO, to

Diversified Search Appoints Natural Resources Practice Leader

Guy Sava has joined Diversified Search as a managing partner and natural resources practice leader. Mr. Sava was a senior partner with Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of both the firm’s industrial and CEO & board practices. Mr. Sava has worked with global manufacturing, chemical, materials, energy and other industrial sector clients in searches for

B.E. Smith Names Interim Leadership and Advisory VP

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has named Cathi Blise as vice president, leadership advisor for the firm’s interim leadership and advisory services division. An accomplished healthcare executive with more than 35 years of clinical experience, Ms. Blise will lead a number of interim and consulting executives nationwide who focus on providing leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. She will support healthcare providers

Companies Seen Boosting Talent Acquisition Strategies

Recruiting and onboarding are two of the top three technologies being used in 2015 to enable talent strategies, according to recent data released by Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company. The findings stem from recent webinar polls with Brandon Hall Group and Bersin by Deloitte of more than 200 human resource executives at Fortune 500 companies. Results illustrate that nearly 40

Heidrick to Recruit Brookdale Senior Living Leadership Team

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Amrop Adds Partner in Kenya

Amrop has added Human Capital Synergies Africa Ltd. (HCS Africa) as its newest partner in Nairobi, Kenya. It will operate as a subsidiary of Amrop Landelahni, South Africa. Veronica Anam-Waiyaki, director and technical partner of the firm, becomes managing partner of Amrop East Africa. The new office brings Amrop’s Europe, Middle East and Africa presence to 47 offices. HCS Africa is an HR

Boyden Leading CEO Search for Forest Products Assn. of Canada

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Foxhound Partners Names Head of Executive Search

Recruiting firm Foxhound Partners has added Heather Young to lead and build the organization’s executive search capabilities. As managing director, she will focus on building a full executive search practice, serving clients that engage with the company to fill critical C-suite, vice president, and board-level positions. Ms. Young joins Foxhound with more than 20 years of experience placing top

Caldwell Partners To ‘Vigorously Defend’ Against Takeover Bid From DHR

The board of Caldwell Partners has flat out rejected an offer from DHR International to be acquired. In response to a letter received late last week from DHR chairman, David Hoffmann, Caldwell’s chairman G. Edmund King sent a response after trading hours on Friday saying he would “refuse to engage in further discussions.” In a

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Seeks Head of HR

Executive recruiting firm Talent Connections, LLC, has been selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to lead its search for a new head of human resources. Tom Darrow, founder and principal of Talent Connections, is leading the assignment. The HR head position holds the primary accountability for conceiving and administering Boys & Girls Clubs of

US Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The ruling, issued this past week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex

Parker Executive Search Recruits Communications Post for Titans

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has placed Jimmy Stanton as vice president of communications for the Tennessee Titans. Mr. Stanton will oversee digital media, media relations, community relations, broadcasting and production. He has worked the last six years at the University of Tennessee where he currently is senior associate athletics director for communications. Mr. Stanton has previous experience at the University of Kentucky, the Houston

Harvey Nash Expands Hong Kong Office

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has added Nick Neal as associate director in the firm’s finance practice in Hong Kong. He will be responsible for developing and expanding the CFO and finance practice within Harvey Nash Recruitment. Harvey Nash has been focused on building its top end executive search and board of directors business across Asia. Mr. Neal’s appointment will

DHR Offers 45 Percent Premium for Caldwell Partners

Within 48 hours of being stiff-armed in his bid to take over Caldwell Partners, DHR International chairman David Hoffmann said that he has no intention of backing down from plans to acquire his publicly-traded Canadian rival. In a detailed letter penned to his Caldwell counterpart, G. Edmund King, Mr. Hoffmann said that the Caldwell Board’s

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