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Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions

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

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Hiring Executives to Increase Investment in Diversity Programs

 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

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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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Diversified Search Expands to Boston

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has expanded into Boston with the addition of Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years experience placing C-suite talent in the healthcare, private equity/venture capital and life sciences sectors. She joins the firm as a managing director

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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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Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice. Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S. He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential

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ENGAGE Talent Secures $3 Million in Funding

ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that helps companies identify and effectively engage with passive candidates, has raised $3 million in new funding. Participating investors include Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Refinery Ventures and Grand Ventures. “While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we’re eager to use this new funding to accelerate our progress

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DHR International Recruits Artistic Director for the Brooklyn Academy of Music

DHR International has placed David Binder as the artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He succeeds long-time executive producer Joseph V. Melillo, who will step down at the end of the year. James Abruzzo, managing partner of DHR’s global non-profit recruiting practice, led the search. “The Brooklyn Academy of Music is the major presenter of the

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Sterling Martin Associates Seeks New Leader for League of Women Voters

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

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SearchWide Launches Express Recruiting Service

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the 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 travel

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Rialto Recruitment Opens New Office

Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label. Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With

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Executive Recruiters Prove Invaluable to Thriving Global Sports Sector

The global sports industry has grown into a juggernaut. Its revenues are as much as $700 billion a year, surpassing the economies of many countries, according to the accounting firm KPMG. So it only makes sense that executive recruitment firms have become essential partners to organizations that are feeling the heat not just to win

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Buffkin / Baker Leads Chief Marketing Officer Search for University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston recently tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief development officer. Vice president Jack Gorman is heading the assignment along with senior associate Becky Wei Piper, associate Sarah Hecklau

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Recruitment Technology Platform Joveo Receives $5 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

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Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search. “Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge,

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A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

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Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

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John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

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True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building

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Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the

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More Than One Million Jobs to Be Disrupted by 2026

The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

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Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

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Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of Chief

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 require leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

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Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

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Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

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Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

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Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

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ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

Trilogy Leading CEO Search for Pivot Learning Centers

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been selected to lead a CEO search for Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing public education through the transformation of education systems, cultures, and leaders. Chuck Pappalardo will handle the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. “The CEO opening comes at a pivotal time in

PeopleFluent Adds SVP Business Development

Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company, has named Chauncey Kupferschmid as senior vice president of sales and business development. Based in Palo Alto, Mr. Kupferschmid will have responsibility for direct and channel sales for the company's talent management, vendor management and workforce planning and analytics product lines in North America and will also

Recruiting Outlook Remains Stable into New Year

Caution remains a staple in recruitment plans, according to CareerBuilder's annual forecast, which shows that debt issues in Washington may continue to play a part in impeding a more accelerated jobs recovery. Twenty-four percent of companies reported that they will add full-time, permanent employees in 2014, down two percentage points from 2013. Nearly one in

Caldwell Partners Raises $3.4 Million in Private Placement

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has entered into subscription agreements with senior search professionals, officers and directors of the company for the purchase of common shares on a private placement basis. Under the terms of the transaction, Caldwell is to issue in aggregate approximately four million shares of its common stock at

Korn Ferry Appoints President for the Americas

Korn Ferry has appointed Doug Charles as president of the Americas. He will be based out the firm’s Reston office and report to CEO Gary Burnison. Previously, Mr. Charles spent 15 years with Capgemini in a number of executive roles, including leading the North American National Industry Groups and president of Capgemini's Government Solutions business.

Lonergan Partners Completes Search for Synthetic Genomics

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Jon Getzinger as chief sales and marketing officer, Genovia Bio Division of Synthetic Genomics Inc. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Prior to joining Genovia Bio, Mr. Getzinger served as chief sales and marketing officer at Ocean Nutrition Canada. “Jon brings a track record of success in

Europe Takes Lead in Global Talent War

The U.S. is falling behind Europe in producing, retaining and attracting talent, according to the first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). The Index, which was published by INSEAD and based on research co-conducted with the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI) and in partnership with Adecco Group, highlights how vital talent

Martin Partners Fills Sales/Marketing Post for Plano Molding

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Benjamin Harvey to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing at Plano Molding Company. Mr. Harvey was previously VP, Asia-Pacific at Parfums de Coeur/llex Consumer Products Group. Plano is the world’s leading manufacturer of tackle boxes, with over 75 percent market-share in the U.S. Chicago-headquartered

TalentRise Helping Employers Comply with New Laws on Hiring Vets and Disabled Workers

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based management consulting company focused on recruitment, is applying its expertise to help companies employing veterans and disabled talent comply with new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance. The new laws have required federal contractors and subcontractors to affirmatively recruit, hire, train and promote qualified individuals

Allen + Associates Names Managing Director

Allen + Associates Executive Search has named Rob Waite as managing director. He executes searches across a wide range of disciplines, including chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, general managers, directors and functional heads of marketing, sales, supply chain/logistics, finance and human resources. Mr. Waite’s career experiences include senior executive positions with

Stephen James Associates Continues Expansion

Recruiting firm Stephen James Associates (SJA), a division of Allegis Group, has expanded its services into the New York and Arizona markets. The new office openings are part of a larger, nation-wide expansion that has been occurring over the last year and will continue through 2014. The company will also build on its existing presence

Korn Ferry Adds to EMEA Team

Korn/Ferry has added Bernhard Raschke as senior client partner and head of the firm's EMEA supply chain practice. Mr. Raschke has over 20 years of international experience both in management and talent consulting projects within supply chain. “We are delighted that Bernhard has decided to join Korn/Ferry,” said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, Korn/Ferry EMEA president. “His leading

Retaining Talent a Main Concern Heading into 2014

SilkRoad, a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has found that HR professionals are most concerned with engaging and retaining employees (48 percent), developing leaders and managing skills gaps (45 percent), and recruiting the best employees (41 percent). As they seek to make their HR organization strategic, sound data and analytics (54 percent), and integration

Development Resources Fills Position for National Park Foundation

Development Resources, Inc. (DRi) has placed Jay Zeiler as the new director of major and planned gifts for the National Park Foundation. Mr. Zeiler previously was the assistant director of individual giving at St. Albans School. The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private

Odgers Berndtson Finds CEO for the Council of Lloyd

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has recruited Inga Beale as chief executive officer of the Council of Lloyd. Simon Hayes, partner in the U.K., and Pat Corey, partner and head of the U.S. insurance practice, completed the assignment. Most recently, Ms. Beale has been group chief executive of Canopius, the prominent Lloyd's managing agent. Lloyd's

CTPartners Adds Recruiter To Life Sciences And Healthcare Practice

CTPartners has appointed Susan Baldwin as a partner in the firm's life sciences and healthcare practice. She will be based in the Chicago office. Ms. Baldwin has placed senior level executives in health insurance and pharmacy benefit management companies, as well as emerging health services companies serving both payers and providers. She was previously with

Sucherman Consulting Names CEO

Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment industries, will name Erik Sorenson CEO of the firm effective January 1, 2014. Stuart Sucherman will continue his active leadership role as chairman of SCG, while turning over day-to-day management to Mr. Sorenson, the new majority owner of the

WorkDay Appoints Chief HR Officer

Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, has appointed Ashley Goldsmith as the company's chief human resources officer. Prior to joining Workday, Ms. Goldsmith served as CHRO and executive vice president at Polycom. Preceding Polycom, she was senior vice president of human resources, corporate communications, and environmental health and

AESC President Set to Retire

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has said that Peter Felix will be retiring in December 2014. Mr. Felix has held the role of president with the organization since 1988. Under his guidance the AESC has developed education and training programs, promoted best practices and professionalism in executive search and expanded its membership around

DHR International Names VP Of India

DHR International has added Dipanjan Sengupta as vice president, India in the firm’s New Delhi office. He will be part of the firm’s financial services practice group. Mr. Sengupta focuses on senior level searches in the consumer banking, insurance, asset management, wealth management, payments and private equity sectors across India. He was previously an associate

Onward Search Aquires Match Creative Talent

Onward Search, a provider of staffing solutions for digital marketing, creative, and technology talent, has acquired Match Creative Talent, a Los Angeles-based staffing agency. Founded in 1999, the company specializes in connecting creative, marketing and business-support professionals with opportunities in the advertising, marketing, entertainment, corporate, and design industries. Match Creative Talent works with many of

Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CEO Search for KBR, Inc.

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by KBR, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. William P. Utt will retire from his role as chairman, president and CEO in 2014. KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, chemicals,

Carrington & Carrington Completes Search for Parker Hannifin

Search firm Carrington & Carrington, LTD. has placed Guy Orr as the new human resources manager of the Veriflo Division for Parker Hannifin. Mr. Orr was previously regional human resources manager for Georgia Pacific. Parker Hannifin is a full-line diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, including fluid power systems, electromechanical controls and

ECareer Holdings Launches OpenReq 2.0

eCareer Holdings, Inc. has announced the launch of Openreq 2.0, a hub for human resources, staffing, and recruiting professionals. The new website provides a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality, allowing visitors, job seekers, and customers to access job postings, articles and videos with the option to share information across all major social networking

Former HR Executive Takes CEO Helm at GM

Mary Barra has been selected as the new chief executive of General Motors, marking a first for the auto industry. According to Jena Abernathy, senior partner of executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, the business community shouldn’t just focus on gender as a breakthrough with this news. What strikes Ms. Abernathy more is that Ms. Barra served

Green Park Strengthens Retail Practice

U.K.-based Green Park has added James Nash to its retail practice. Mr. Nash will lead on all interim appointments in the retail and consumer sector. He joins the firm to develop Green Park’s interim management proposition across the retail sector, providing a more integrated service to existing clients looking for executive interim managers. Mr. Nash

Wilton & Bain Appoints Head of HR Practice

Global search firm Wilton & Bain has added Julian Wolfinden as a new partner to lead its human resources practice. Mr. Wolfinden works with clients across all industry sectors to hire board level HR executives, heads of function and senior leaders across the HR spectrum, including talent, reward, strategy and resourcing. He previously established and

Caldwell Partners Finds New COO for YLighting

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Mark Reese as the new chief operating officer of YLighting. Mr. Reese was formerly founder and chief executive officer of Realtime Commerce. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor managing partner, venture capital practice, completed the search. YLighting was founded in 2001 with the idea that modern lighting is functional

Accelent Appoints New Partner

Accelent, Inc. has added Donna Carlin as partner. With over 25 years' experience as a senior human resources change management leader, Ms. Carlin has a record of achieving measurable results in mid-sized and large domestic and global organizations. She will be heading the human resources search practice at Accelent. Ms. Carlin was a former client

AIA Worldwide Opens in Dublin; Names Country Manager

AIA Worldwide has named Fiona O'Sullivan as country manager for its newly established satellite office in Dublin, Ireland. In her new role, Ms. O'Sullivan will leverage more than two decades of experience in helping organizations devise communication strategies and enhance their employer brand. She is responsible for growing market share and ensuring that AIA's global

WNS and Ramco Systems Partner to Deliver New HR Service

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a provider of global business process management services, and Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP applications on cloud, tablets and smart phones, have formed a strategic partnership to serve the human resources outsourcing marketplace across industries. The joint offering will initially be targeted at customers in the

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