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Artificial Intelligence Ushers New Day Companies Recruiters
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Artificial Intelligence Ushers in a New Day for Companies and Recruiters

Artificial intelligence is transforming the face of workforces around the world. For executive recruiters and human resources departments, it has meant a growing number of new, specialized roles to fill and untapped talent to discover. Gartner, the information technology research firm, says that on one hand, AI will cause millions of jobs to fall by

Coulter Partners David Michelson Chief Medical Officer Proclara Biosciences
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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Proclara Biosciences

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed David Michelson as the new chief medical officer of Proclara Biosciences in Cambridge, MA. Managing director Nicholas Green led the assignment. “David is a seasoned leader, with deep research, clinical and regulatory expertise, including significant experience in neurology and I thank the Coulter Partners team for their outstanding work in

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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.

Hudson Global 15.9 Revenue Gain
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Hudson Global Posts 15.9 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 15.9 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 35 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting revenue decreases of 14 percent and two percent, respectively. The New York-based recruiting company posted

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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?

Four Corners Group Technology Practice Leader
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Four Corners Group Names Technology Practice Leader

Toronto-headquartered executive recruiting firm Four Corners Group has expanded with the addition of Sup Das as leader of its technology practice. Mr. Das has 15 years of expertise as an IT professional, helping enterprises to reach their business, organizational, and technical potential through the acquisition of top talent. His philosophy has focused heavily on the cultivation of

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What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

Ventura Partners Courtney Gruber chief retail officer drybar
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Ventura Partners Places Chief Retail Officer for drybar

Beverly Hills, CA-based executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has placed Courtney Gruber as the new chief retail officer for drybar, a blowout hair salon chain. Ventura founder and partner Julie Ford led the search. “Courtney is the consummate, ‘customer first’ executive and a dynamic, well-rounded leader with a proven track record of success,” said John Hefner,

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Herbert Mines Lands CEO for Art Van Furniture

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

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Ichor Leadership Search Finds CIO for the Department of Corrections

New Zealand-based executive recruiting firm Ichor Leadership Search has placed Alastair Turrell into the position of chief information officer at the Department of Corrections. Mr. Turrell was most recently director of the software division at Datacom, a strategic leadership role he held over a decade, contributing significantly to growth and expansion. Joining the IT services firm in 2002, he was initially appointed to lead the infrastructure division, with

ProClinical launched ProClinical Executive
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ProClinical Launches New Executive Search Service

Life sciences talent solutions provider ProClinical has launched a new executive search service dubbed ProClinical Executive. The company said that it “is aiming to redefine expectations of retained search by demonstrating a more targeted and streamlined process with a core emphasis on outcomes and delivery. The new executive brand has set out a vision of

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With Skilled Applicants in Short Supply, AI Emerges to Lure Passive Candidates

These are challenging days to find well-qualified talent for top roles. Beyond the well-documented, worldwide shortage of talent, unemployment is down. In fact, it hit a 19-year low of 3.9 percent in April, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate for college-degreed workers who are 25 or older was just

CohenTaylor Chris Coleman CEO Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
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CohenTaylor Places CEO at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman as the new president and chief executive officer of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He will replace Susan Haigh, who is retiring after leading the non-profit for more than 13 years. The organization was seeking someone with a passion for affordable housing, along with a fluency and aptitude for

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Tapped by Generation Church to Find New Executive Pastor

Generation Church in Mesa, AZ, has retained executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group to lead its hunt for a new executive pastor. The church is seeking candidates who can perform well in the role, whether their education came formally or through learning on the job. “The individual who never stops learning will especially be attractive,”

ZRG Partners Wendy Murphy Global HR Practice Group
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ZRG Partners Expands Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its global human resource officers’ practice with the addition of Wendy Murphy as managing director and global practice leader. She will also be engaged in ZRG’s healthcare practice, where she has deep experience in private equity healthcare searches. Joining Ms. Murphy are several key

Signium Annelize van Rensburg leader global consumer goods services
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Signium Names Leader of Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice

Executive search consortium Signium has named Annelize van Rensburg as leader of its global consumer goods and services practice. She has 20 years of executive search experience and is one of the founding members of Talent Africa, which became Signium Africa last year. “Ms. van Rensburg is fulfilling a critical role as successful practice groups are a key part

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A New Way to Build Partnerships with Recruitment Firms

Qualified executive talent is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit. The recent drop of the unemployment rate to a 19-year low of 3.9 percent has impacted the availability of talent, and as a result businesses are realizing the benefits of building long-term relationships with recruiters. “Companies are more open than ever to hire retained search firms

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JDG Associates Seeks President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has been selected to find the next president of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). Lynn M. Schubert, the group’s current president, announced in December that she would be retiring at the end of this year. Paul Belford, principal at the recruitment firm, is spearheading the search. Ms.

Kirk Palmer Associates Molly Adams President Famous Footwear
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Kirk Palmer Associates Lands President for Famous Footwear

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has recruited former Walt Disney executive Molly Adams as the new president of Famous Footwear. The company considered both internal and external candidates. Rick Ausick, who became president in 2009, is retiring this year as part of a planned succession. He will remain actively involved in day-to-day operations during the transition. “Molly

SRiCheyenne hires Glenn Horine sports practice
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SRiCheyenne Expands North American Sports Recruiting Practice

SRiCheyenne has undergone a wave of growth since its creation last year with the merger of the Cheyenne Group and SRi. Recently, the firm brought aboard a new partner, Glenn Horine, to focus on developing the firm’s North American sports practice. Mr. Horine previously led his own sports & entertainment consulting practice, H & H Consulting, for the

Per Ardua Associates launches Pantheon Leadership Consulting
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Per Ardua Associates Launches Leadership Consulting Division

London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has added a new consulting business, Pantheon Leadership Consulting, joining a long and growing list of search firms moving into the leadership advice space. Jennifer Jones will be assisting the lead team at Per Ardua in putting together the new leadership consulting operation. Offerings will include coaching, mentoring,

Talent Shortage Threaten Business Growth
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Talent Shortage Could Threaten Global Business Growth

By 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people, according to a newly released report by Korn Ferry. The study found that left to run its course, the shortage will result in nearly $8.5 trillion in unrealized revenue in the economies analyzed. The eye-opening figures are the

University Texas College Sports Solutions Head Track Coach
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University of Texas Taps College Sports Solutions for Head Track Coach

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected by the University of Texas to lead its search for a new head coach for its track team. The previous coach, Mario Sategna, was fired after five years on the job, with the school saying it wanted to go in a new direction. Jeff Schemmel, founder and

Long Wharf Theatre Arts Consulting Group Artistic Director
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Long Wharf Theatre Picks Arts Consulting Group to Find Artistic Director

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven has chosen Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to find its next artistic director. The previous leader, Gordon Edelstein, was fired in January after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Josh Borenstein, the group’s managing director, has taken on the artistic director responsibilities in the interim. The search is expected to

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HR Veteran Joins hrQ

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, hrQ added HR veteran Jack Reynolds to its Dallas office as a principal consultant. Mr. Reynolds is said to be a results-driven global human resources executive and consultant with a broad portfolio of expertise in

Amrop New Firm South Africa
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Amrop Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. Its newest member firm is Woodburn Mann in South Africa. Led by managing partner Andrew Woodburn, Woodburn Mann was established in 1982 in Johannesburg. It serves a range of clients across southern

Alexander Mann Solutions Acquired OMERS Private Equity $1.1 Billion
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Alexander Mann Solutions to be Acquired by OMERS Private Equity for $1.1 Billion

OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of Ontario-headquartered OMERS, has entered into an agreement with New Mountain Capital to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, for $1.1 billion. Alexander Mann Solutions has industry expertise in a number of sectors, specifically retail and financial services; investment banking and

Calibre One Scott Gutz CEO Monster
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Calibre One Recruits CEO for Monster

Executive search firm Calibre One has placed Scott Gutz as the new CEO of jobs website Monster. He replaces Mark Stoever, who left the company in 2017. Partner Diane McIntyre and principal Mark Frank led the assignment. “Monster is at a pivotal point in its digital transformation and we’re thrilled to have someone with Scott’s experience and

Sterling Martin Associates CEO National Association County City Health Officials
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Sterling Martin Associates Places CEO at National Association of County and City Health Officials

Following a national search conducted by Sterling Martin Associates, the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) selected Lori Tremmel Freeman to be its next chief executive officer. Prior to joining NACCHO, Ms. Freeman served for four years as CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, where she

ZRG Consumer Products Practice Leader
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ZRG Names Consumer Products Practice Leader

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Giovanni Lamarca as a managing director and a consumer products sector leader within the firm’s growing consumer practice. “The addition of Giovanni strengthens our strategy and commitment to accelerate our ability to serve a wider range of

Stanton Chase Partners With Pi Slice

Stanton Chase Middle East has partnered with Pi Slice, as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and commitment to contribute in the development of the MENA region and the improvement of the life of its people. As part of the partnership, Stanton Chase and Pi Slice have launched a ‘lending page’ to

TurningPoint Executive Search Grows Staff

TurningPoint Executive Search has added Maureen LaBarrie as a client and talent manager. Ms. LaBarrie has over 13 years of sales and business development expertise, most recently serving as a sales leader for one of the beauty industry’s top privately owned suppliers. “Needless to say, we are thrilled with our continued expansion and are very

JDG Associates Leading CFO Search for ASCD

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has been selected by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. The search is being handled by Tiffany McCarty, principal at JDG. ASCD is a global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower

Futurestep to Drive Business Growth for Fonterra

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has been appointed to drive ambitious business growth in Greater China for exporter and milk processor Fonterra, New Zealand’s largest employer. According to sources, Futurestep will support the company with candidate sourcing, attraction, screening and recruitment administration, as well as graduate hiring. The company will

Development Guild/DDI to Find Chief Advancement Officer for Bancroft School

Development Guild/DDI has been retained by Bancroft School to head its search for a chief advancement officer. Located on a 30-acre campus in Worcester, Massachusetts, Bancroft School is an independent, co-educational, Pre-K-12, college-preparatory day school serving the communities of Central Massachusetts and MetroWest Boston. Development Guild/DDI is focuses its work across the nonprofit sector, particularly

TMP Worldwide Appoints SVP Canada

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global talent acquisition company, has appointed Colette O’Neill Taylor as senior vice president for Canada. With a focus on client development and operations across Canada, Ms. O’Neill Taylor is based in Toronto and is responsible for strategic account development as well as the success of TMP’s customers and

ECS Partners International Leading Search for Red Cross

Red Cross of America has retained Miami-based ECS Partners International to search for a senior fund raising executive to cover Miami-Dade County. Eduardo Comella, the firm’s president, will handle the assignment. The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the U.S. ECS Partners International is a

Robert Half Posts 5.8 Percent Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted first quarter 2013 revenues of $1.1 billion, an increase of 5.8 percent from revenues during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company recorded net income was $61.6 million, or $.45 per share, compared to income of $55.9 million, or $.40 per share, the year before. Harold

Crist|Kolder Associates Appoints New Managing Director

Executive search firm Crist|Kolder Associates has appointed Dale Visokey as a managing director. With over 25 years of experience in the executive search industry, Mr. Visokey focuses on CEO, president, CFO and board assignments within the industrial sector, in both manufacturing and service related businesses. He was previously a partner at Heidrick & Struggles and

Jackowitz & Company Names SVP and Director West Coast Office

Executive search firm Jackowitz & Company, Inc. has named Lisa Mahaney as senior vice president and director of its West Coast office. She will be based in the firm’s San Francisco location. With more than 35 years of experience in banking and financial management, Ms. Mahaney spent the past three years at J.P. Morgan Chase,

Calibre One Finds CMO for MicroStrategyA

U.K.-based executive search firm Calibre One has placed Marcus Starke as the new chief marketing officer for MicroStrategyÂ, Inc., a provider of enterprise software platforms. Mr. Starke previously served as SAP’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing and communications regions. Vince Gabriele, EVP HR at MicroStrategy, worked directly with Tom Barnes, managing partner, and the

Gravitas Names Managing Partner in New Hospitality & Managed Services Practice

Boutique retained executive search firm Gravitas LLC has said that Ed Evans rejoined the firm as a managing partner and head of the its new hospitality and managed services practice. Mr. Evan’s career spans multiple service companies in environments ranging from food and hospitality to chemical distribution, where he most recently served as chief human

Mining Recruitment Group Creates Internal Resource Focused Investment Fund

The Mining Recruitment Group Ltd (MRG), a Vancouver-based executive search firm focused exclusively on the unique needs of the mining industry, has launched its internal resource focused investment fund. Andrew Pollard, president of MRG, said: “The MRG President’s Fund will be established to take key positions within our executive search clients, up to and including

Spencer Stuart Selected to Lead CEO Search for Digi International

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Digi International to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Joseph T. Dunsmore, current president, CEO and chairman of the board, has informed the company that he will retire from his positions effective December 31, 2014 or upon the earlier appointment

Lochlin Partners Completes Search for The Milken Institute

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Travis Dredd as director of event programming at The Milken Institute. The search was led by managing partner Mike Kirkman. Mr. Dredd previously served as chief of staff of the Democratic National Convention Committee where he was responsible for overseeing a large team to convene a national

ManpowerGroup Posts Three Percent Q1 Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $4.9 billion for the first quarter, an increase of three percent from revenues of $4.8 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company recorded earnings of $70.1 million, or 86 cents per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $23.9 million, or 31 cents per diluted share, a year earlier. Jeffrey

Astbury Marsden Grows Staff in London and Singapore

International search firm Astbury Marsden has added Gareth Sowter in its London office as director of its energy practice and Sandip Kotecha in Singapore as head of business technology. With 18 years’ experience in the recruiting industry, Mr. Sowter most recently served as CEO of NRG Selection Ltd (NRG). Mr. Kotecha was previously an associate

DavenportMajor Fills Position for Aetherpal

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Richard Cardone as the new vice president of business development for AetherPal. Mr. Cardone previously served as VP of strategic sales at Tekelec which was acquired by Oracle. AetherPal is a provider of connected device support software for mobile operators and wireless device suppliers. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm

Deerfield Associates Conducting Search for The Browning School

Wellesley, MA-headquartered DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by The Browning School, located in New York City, to conduct a national search for a director of advancement. The Browning School was founded as a college preparatory school for boys in 1888 by John A. Browning. DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search was founded by Doug

McLean Interim Management Adds Client Development Manager

U.K.-based McLean Interim Management has named Annette Kiely as client development manager. Ms. Kiely has spent the last six years working for an interim management and search company in a business development role where she played a fundamental part in identifying and delivering new business sales. Chris Bernard, who heads up McLean Interim Management, said:

Tatum Announces Promotions

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has appointed Jim McAndrews as the new managing partner of its mid-Atlantic office based in Vienna, VA. In his role, Mr. McAndrews will oversee high-level client engagements, lead business development and talent recruitment initiatives and manage operations. He joined Tatum as an engagement partner in 2004 and most recently served

Micelle Stuhl & Company Completes Search for Indigo Books & Music

Executive search firm Michelle Stuhl & Company, Inc. has placed Scott Formby as executive creative director for fashion and home at Toronto-based Indigo Books & Music. Mr. Formby was formerly the global creative director for Frette in Milan overseeing all product categories including home, women’s luxury accessories, gift and men’s. “Scott Formby is an immensely

Chrisman & Company Assists BBCN Bank in CEO Search

Los Angeles-based search firm Chrisman & Company, Inc. has recruited Kevin S. Kim as president and chief executive officer of BBCN Bancorp’s wholly owned subsidiary, BBCN Bank, a position he has held in an interim capacity since January. With this appointment, Mr. Kim now serves as chairman, president and CEO of BBCN Bancorp and BBCN

Lawrence Harvey Group Adds Legal Expert

London-based The Lawrence Harvey Group has appointed Barry Cullen as its new general counsel. Mr. Cullen will support the firm’s international expansion as well as provide ongoing support with both internal & external legal and operational matters. He brings 15 years’ experience working within and advising the recruitment sector and has extensive experience advising a

Sheffield Haworth Expands Coverage in Retail Financial Services & Insurance

London-based Sheffield Haworth has said that Deepak Verma, founder and executive chairman of Sheffield Haworth India, has relocated to the U.S. Based in New York, Mr. Verma will retain the title of vice chairman, Americas, and will work with Sheffield Haworth’s multinational clients across retail financial services & insurance. He will help U.S. financial institutions

MPS Executive Search Names Senior Partner in Stockholm

MPS Executive Search has named Christopher Thölix as senior partner in the firm’s Stockholm office. Mr. Thölix has been a partner in Helsinki since 2003. He has responsibility for executive search and management audit and coaching. Before joining MPS, Mr. Thölix worked for two decades in international business development and in sales leadership. “We have

Heidrick & Struggles Retained to Find CEO for MGP

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been retained by MGP to assist the company with the recruitment of a new chief executive officer. “We are very excited to move forward with this key step in the process of finding the right CEO to lead our company,” said MGP board chairman Cloud L. “Bud”

Baker and Associates Leading Search for Wake Forest School of Business

Baker and Associates, LLC, has been selected by The Wake Forest University School of Business to assist in its search for a new senior associate dean of diversity & global initiatives. The search is being handled by Martin M. Baker, senior vice president at Baker and Associates. The Wake Forest University School of Business offers

Addison Group Acquires HireStrategy

Addison Group, a provider of professional recruiting services, has expanded with the acquisition of HireStrategy, a full-service professional recruiting firm based in Reston, Virginia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Addison Group and HireStrategy each deliver contract, contract-to-hire and executive search services to companies across information technology, finance and accounting, human resources and administrative

Senior Level Job Hopping Underpins Rebounding Recruiting Sector

The BlueSteps 2013 Executive Mobility Report shows that 76 percent of senior executives worldwide are willing to change jobs immediately for the right new opportunity, with 49 percent actively seeking a new position. Executives working in the technology sector report the greatest likelihood of making a job change, with 55.1 percent of tech executives reporting

Frazer Jones Adds Menko to Recruiting Team

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones has appointed Stephen Menko as manager of the permanent division within the firm’s commerce & industry team. Mr. Menko has over 13 years’ recruitment experience, most recently working for Ortus HR (part of the FiveTen Group) as U.K. director, where he had a strong track record recruiting at director and

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