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SoFi and Korn Ferry Form Career Development Partnership
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SoFi and Korn Ferry Form Career Development Partnership

Finance firm SoFi and Korn Ferry have formed a partnership, giving SoFi’s nearly half million members free access to the search firm’s career development platform. The partnership marks the first time a financial services company has offered KF Advance to its customers. SoFi and Korn Ferry piloted the offering earlier this year. “Following an incredibly successful pilot period with SoFi, we’re

Caldwell Partners Posts 8.7 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase
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Caldwell Partners Posts 8.7 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted second quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), an 8.7 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $13.7 million. “Our partner and support teams extended their strong results from the first quarter,” said John Wallace, CEO. “We saw a notable increase in new bookings across all geographies, particularly 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.

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Things to Know About Hiring a Search Firm

Hiring top executives who can both effectively manage and lead an organization is a major challenge. When a company makes vital senior-level appointments, the risks are high. For top roles, the base salary is typically more than $150,000. When searching, organizations will be looking for the most suitable candidate who checks off all the boxes, including

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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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AMN Healthcare Appoints Leadership and Search Solutions President

AMN Healthcare Services, the largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, has named Kelly Rakowski as president for leadership and search solutions. The recent addition follows a wave of growth at AMN. Ms. Rakowski will be responsible for leading the company’s interim leadership, physician permanent placement, recruitment process outsourcing and executive search solutions services. She will report

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UPMC Taps Carrington & Carrington to Find President

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been selected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to find its next president for the UPMC Cole hospital in Coudersport, PA. “Aside from having the skill level and experience, the candidate who stands out will be one who can epitomize UPMC’s mission, vision and core values in their

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The Impact of Failing to Focus on Recruiting Upcoming Generations of Leaders

Business leaders are concerned about their ability to attract and retain Millennials and Gen Z workers, and the impact of failing to do so, according to a new report from talent solutions provider Allegis Group. Compounding the problem, said the study, few businesses are doing much to improve their results. Forty-nine percent of the more

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Wheless Partners Finds CEO for Rainy Lake Medical Center

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Robert Pastor as the new CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Bonnie Erickson, who served two stints as CEO, will be retiring at the end of August. “After an exhaustive search to meet the

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RM Nephew and Associates Forms Alliance with Dublin-Based Search Firm

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, a retained executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets,” said Bob Nephew, the firm’s managing partner. “We

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Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest

Kensington International CFOs LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems
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Kensington International Finds CFOs for LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems

CFOs 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, Oak Brook, IL-based-executive search firm Kensington International placed Keith Lavery and Paul Hajjar as the new CFOs for LGM Pharma and

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ZRG Partners Names Financial Officer and Blockchain Practice Heads

ZRG Partners has named Rahul Kapur as managing director and leader of the firm’s newly launched blockchain unit and Bruce J. Robertson as managing director and head of ZRG’s financial officer practice. The new blockchain practice will help the firm’s financial services, fintech and healthcare clients as well as those in emerging blockchain-centric industries meet

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for U.S. Olympic Committee

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Sarah Hirshland as the 12th CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, CO. She brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization. “The USOC is at a critical time in

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office in New Hampshire

Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search has opened a new office in Bedford, NH in an effort to better serve clients throughout northern New England. Principal Kelley Small, a long-time New Hampshire resident, will lead the firm’s Granite State office. “Mid-size and smaller businesses located in New Hampshire that are addressing growth, change or succession challenges

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Vice President of Candidate Relations

Houston, TX-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has added Sutton Turner as its new vice president of candidate relations. Previously, Mr. Turner led five different businesses across three different countries as CEO (U.S., Qatar and Abu Dhabi). In 2008, he served as founding CEO of Khidmah (“service” in Arabic), currently

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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain
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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

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Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

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CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

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RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

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An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

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Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

Allegis Partners CHRO PAR Technology Corp.
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Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts?

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U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

eQuest Enhances HR Software Service

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has developed a software that recognizes the kind of device candidates use to respond to jobs on the internet as well as the percentage of candidates responding to internet posted positions by mobile versus workstation. “As HR departments assess their future plans this data will

CEB Acquires KnowledgeAdvisors

CEB, a member-based advisory company, has acquired KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of analytics solutions for talent development professionals, for approximately $52 million. By combining KnowledgeAdvisors’ learning benchmarks and analytics platform with CEB’s insight, best practice and predictive analytics on talent acquisition, assessment and development, the company is positioned to help senior executives optimize investments that drive

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder has said that Alyse Forcellina will assume management of the firm's U.S. leadership strategy consulting practice and Jon Carter will oversee its U.S. technology and communications practice. Ms. Forcellina, based in New York, will guide the firm's U.S. consulting efforts around management assessment, executive development, integration, skills building, succession

Boyden to Lead CEO Search for the Port of Long Beach

Executive search firm Boyden has been retained by the Port of Long Beach to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The search will be led by managing director Tim McNamara. The Port of Long Beach is the second biggest port in the U.S. behind the Port of Los Angeles. Boyden is

Direct Recruiters Promotes Partner

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Robert Cohn to partner. Mr. Cohn will continue to serve as director of the firm’s automation practice with special emphasis on industrial and electrical automation and sensors and controls. He has been with DRI and in the recruiting industry for over eight years. “Robert has achieved significant growth in

Hanold Associates Appoints New Partner

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has added Lauren Drake as a partner. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Drake will focus on HR executive search assignments for senior level professional services and HR roles across a broad spectrum of industries. She most recently worked with McKinsey & Company as the global head of experienced

hrQ Names Managing Director of Houston Office

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has appointed Hang Bower as the vice president and managing director of its Houston office. Ms. Bower joins hrQ with more than 15 years of human resources experience from Luxottica Retail, Brinker International and most recently as the chief human

Lancor Leading CEO Search for I.D. Systems

Global search firm Lancor has been selected by I.D. Systems, Inc. to lead in its search for a chief executive officer. Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, I.D. Systems is a global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers, and cargo. Lancor

Tatum Expands Leadership Team in New York

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has named Chris Morris as the office managing partner in the firm’s New York headquarters. In this role, Mr. Morris will lead business development and talent recruitment efforts, manage daily operational activity and oversee high-level client engagements. Previously, he served as president and founding partner of MPACT Partners LLC, providing

Signium Adds AM Recruiting Chile to Global Network

Signium International has added AM Recruiting Chile (AMR Chile) to its global network of executive search firms. AMR Chile specializes in high level executive searches with a focus on results and finding the top board members, directors, vice presidents, CEO´s and c-level positions. The firm has placed candidates within a wide variety of industries with

Hudson Global Posts 15 Percent Revenue Dip

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted fourth quarter 2013 revenues of $159.5 million, a decrease of 13.4 percent from the $184.3 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012. The company recorded a net loss of $11.3 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per basic and

Diversified Search Finds First President for SEED Miami

Diversified Search has placed Frances P. Allegra as the first president of The SEED School of Miami (SEED Miami), a college-preparatory, public boarding school for South Florida students. Ms. Allegra brings to SEED Miami 20 years of experience in child welfare and advocacy on behalf of children. She will be departing her position as CEO

ZRG Partners Acquires New Directions Search

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has acquired New Directions Search, a 30-year old retained search firm headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. New Directions Search has focused on providing senior level executive search to the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Led by

Odgers Berndtson Launches Digital Search and Board Consulting Practices

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has launched a new digital search practice which will be headed by seasoned digital search consultant Candi Dalipe. Odgers has also partnered with digital strategist Barry Libert to provide board-level digital strategy learning and consulting services. The firm's comprehensive digital practice will help companies and organizations across all industries and

AESC to Host Recruiters at Annual Gathering in New York

AESC2014, this year’s annual event hosted by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), will be held on March 10th and 11th at ‘10 on the Park’ at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The two-day conference will feature keynote presentations by Fortune senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin; Morgan Stanley CEO, James P. Gorman;

Trilogy to Lead Search for Not For Sale

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been selected to lead a vice president of development search for Not For Sale. Chuck Pappalardo will handle the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mark Wexler, EVP of strategy, mission and external affairs and co-founder, said: “Based on Trilogy’s expansive network in the nonprofit and for profit

Workday Posts 74 Percent Revenue Spike

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues of $141.9 million, an increase of 74 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP operating loss for the quarter was $21.0 million, or negative 14.8 percent of revenues, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss

CDI Corp. Posts Small Q4 Revenue Gain

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted fourth quarter revenues of $277.1 million, an increase of 2.4 percent from revenues of $271 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $2.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, versus a net income of $5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, last

Stephens International Names New Director

Stephens International Limited, a U.K.-based executive search consultancy focused on the global insurance and financial markets, has named Jeremy Kemp as a director. With Mr. Kemp on board the firm will now expand its services to include coverage of asset management, aspects of capital markets, derivatives and deeper expertise in the insurance-linked securities/alternatives space. Mr.

RSA Appoints Director of Information

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has named Claes Zackrisson as its first director of information. Mr. Zackrisson brings to RSA over seven years of international research and knowledge management experience gained through specialist and leadership roles in executive search, focused on the life sciences. He was most recently head

Isaacson, Miller Places CEO at the California Wellness Foundation

Isaacson, Miller has recruited Judy Belk as the president and chief executive officer of The California Wellness Foundation. Ms. Belk is currently senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has held since 2002. The California Wellness Foundation is a private independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health

Bridge Folds Search Business Into Stanton Chase

Los Angeles-based healthcare recruiter Bridge Executive Corporation has merged its permanent search division into Stanton Chase International. Anthony V. Pfannkuche, Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer of Bridge, and Martin Cooper, a senior director with the firm, have joined Stanton Chase as directors and will work out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “The merger

Access Search Partners Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

Access Search Partners (ASP) has added Singapore-based Doris Cheng & Associates as its newest member firm. Established in 2001, Doris Cheng specializes in executive search for large and medium sized global companies in the technology sector. Charley Polachi, founding partner of ASP member firm Polachi, said: “The addition of Doris Cheng & Associates broadens ASP's

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for EveryWare Global

Korn Ferry has been selected by EveryWare Global, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Sam Solomon, who is currently serving as interim CEO, is also a candidate in the search. EveryWare Global is a global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and food service markets,

HEALTHeCAREERS Network Hires Managing Director

Bryan Bassett has joined Dice Holdings, Inc. as managing director of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, Health Callings and BioSpace. Mr. Bassett founded HEALTHeCAREERS in 1992 and led as CEO until the business was sold to Warburg Pincus in 2007. Following 15 years at HEALTHeCAREERS, he was senior advisor at Adelphi Capital, a mid-market investment banking firm where

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Four Percent Revenue Gain

Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted annual revenues of $462 million, an increase of 4.1 percent over the previous year. The firm reported a flat year in its largest market, the Americas, far below its rivals. Overseas, Heidrick was down nine percent in Europe and was flat in the Asia Pacific region for the year.

Charterhouse Opens in Doha, Qatar

Executive recruiter Charterhouse has opened a new office in Doha, Qatar. The office will be headed by Kasey Smith, an associate director who helped launch the firm’s Dubai office a decade ago. “This is an amalgamation of our continued growth in the region and underlines our commitment to recruitment in the Middle East. Charterhouse has

Renaud Foster Adds New SVP

Canadian-headquartered executive search firm RenaudFoster has named Denis St-Amour as senior vice president in Ottawa. Mr. St-Amour has extensive experience in all facets of leadership development, transition, coaching, executive search and board governance. Previously, he was president of an independent consulting organization providing strategic advisory services to CEOs, board chairs and senior executives. He was

B.E. Smith Leading Chief HR Officer Search for Carson Tahoe Health

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been selected by Carson Tahoe Health to lead a national search for a new chief human resources officer. Carson Tahoe Health is a local, not-for-profit healthcare system serving patients in northern Nevada and California since 1949. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for

Jordan Search Consultants Acquires Levison Search Associates

Jordan Search Consultants, an executive, healthcare, higher education, and corporate recruitment firm, has acquired Levison Search Associates, a physician and healthcare executive search firm based in Sacramento. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Jordan Search Consultants’ offerings to include managed care and health plan physician/nurse leadership, hospice, non-profit community health

51job, Inc. Posts 18.9 Percent Revenue Gain

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS), a provider of integrated human resource services in China, has posted third quarter revenues of $78 million, an increase of 18.9 percent from the same quarter in 2012. Online recruitment services revenues increased 21.6 percent over Q4 2012 to $47.8 million. Total revenues for 2013 were $277 million, an increase of 10.9 percent.

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