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Russell Reynolds Associates Names European Regional Co-Heads
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Russell Reynolds Associates Names European Regional Co-Heads

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Patrick Johnson and Matthias Oberholzer as regional co-heads for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, James Roome will now lead the U.K. office. “This leadership team is well-positioned to help clients navigate global uncertainty and the potential impact of the Brexit transition in the region,” said the firm. “As leaders with significant experience in guiding

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10 Things to Consider When Selecting a Search Firm

Choosing an executive recruitment firm is nothing to take lightly. Recruiters, and the search firms they represent, are not all created equal. And whatever choice a company makes can have big consequences in terms of a proper working relationship between clients, recruiters, the candidates they provide and the ultimate choice for the job opening. 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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How to Meet the Talent Challenges of a Changing Digital Landscape

Every day we see examples of how the media, technology and digital industries are changing the way we live and work. Whether it is cloud storage for our photos, playlists for our music, friends who are “cutting the cord,” or retail chains going out of business, the world is changing rapidly. The implications for recruiting

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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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Witt/Kieffer Promotes 14 Search Consultants

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Witt/Kieffer recently announced 14 promotions across its expanding search practices. “This year has brought continued expansion for the firm, so that we may serve clients better in our markets in the U.S. and abroad,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. “We are

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Osprey Capital Acquires BoardProspects.com

Venture capital and private equity firm Osprey Capital has acquired Quincy, MA-based BoardProspects.com, an online boardroom community that provides individual and corporate-based members with corporate governance news, education and board recruitment solutions. “We are excited to have BoardProspects join the Osprey family,” said David Hoffmann, founder and chairman of Osprey Capital. Mr. Hoffmann is the founder

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10 Reasons to Consider External Candidates

More companies have been looking outside for new leaders, an indication that hiring an outsider has become more of an intentional leadership choice than a necessity. Outsiders accounted for 22 percent of all CEOs brought in via a planned succession between 2012 and 2017, up from 14 percent in the 2005 to 2007 period, according

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeking CEO for the Museum of the American Revolution

Boutique executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been chosen to find the next president and chief executive officer for Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American Revolution. Mark J. Tarnacki and Adelaide K. Jones are leading the search. The museum’s previous leader, Michael C. Quinn, stepped down last March after six years of steering the

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RSR Partners Names Head of Sports and Entertainment Leadership Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has promoted Dany B. Berghoff to managing director. Mr. Berghoff, who took over as head of the firm’s global sport and entertainment leadership practice from Joe Bailey in May, will focus on working with clients across the sports, media and entertainment industries. He is also a member of the firm’s hospitality and leisure practice. Mr. Berghoff has

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How to Best Balance Work and Summer Holiday Time

Nearly two-thirds of professionals (63 percent) say they have cut short vacations because of occupational demands and pressure to perform at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey. The study also found that nearly three quarters (73 percent) said they would prefer a higher salary over more vacation days. According to the survey, staying in

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City of Pasadena Taps Teri Black & Company for Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Venture Capital Recruiting Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named San Francisco-based partner Scott Atkinson to lead its venture capital practice. He succeeds Rebecca Foreman Janjic, who earlier this year was appointed the global practice managing partner for the firm’s global technology and services practice. “Heidrick & Struggles has a rich and deep history working with venture

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Using Artificial Intelligence for Making Unbiased Hires

While diversity and inclusion initiatives have become a “must-have” for 21st century employers, actually making them work depends on having a clear plan and framework that resonates with diverse talent and aligns with overall business goals. “Whether it is speaking at a conference, or consulting to help develop strategies that align their talent functions with

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Odgers Berndtson Continues U.S. Expansion

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Nicole Phillips as a partner in the firm’s retail and consumer practices. She will be based in the New York City office. “We’re delighted to have Nicole with us,” said Diane Lavietes, head of Odgers Berndtson’s retail and consumer practices in the U.S. “As we

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PFM Executive Search Lands Chief Development Officer for Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Cynthia Kinsella as chief development officer of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS). “With Cynthia’s proven success of mentoring effective teams and implementing process improvements throughout her career, she will be a valued member of GVFBS’s executive team,” PFM said. Ms. Kinsella has had a 28-year career in

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How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

When it comes to successful hiring and retention, pay rules, according to Adecco’s “2018 U.S. Workforce Report: Attracting Talent and Retaining Employees.” The report, which surveyed over 1,000 American workers from coast to coast, said that remuneration is easily the most important job factor. Employees told Adecco that their top job factors were: salary/wages (42

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Caldwell Creates Blockchain Advisory Council

Toronto-based Caldwell has launched a blockchain advisory council aimed at driving the understanding, integration and implementation of blockchain technologies. The new offering for clients is in partnership with blockchain consulting firm, BTblock. “Blockchain technologies carry the potential for substantial impact within our client’s organizations, as they can enable the strategic reorganization of workflows and related structures,”

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Vlaad and Company Expands to U.S. with New York City Office Launch

Toronto-based Vlaad and Company, a financial services executive search firm, has expanded into the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York City.  The expansion increases the firm’s North American presence and helps both American and Canadian firms find top-tier talent in a very tight marketplace, said the firm New York remains

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Hiring Looks Strong Heading Into Second Half of 2018

As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers will reap the benefits. According to CareerBuilder‘s ‘Midyear Job Forecast,’ a full 63 percent of employers plan to hire in the second half of 2018, up from 60 percent last year. A substantial percentage of employers said

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DRG Search Finds Leader for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

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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Harvey Nash to be Acquired by Investor Group in $100 Million-Plus Deal

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. The Power of Talent Ltd (Bidco), an entity owned and controlled by investment funds managed by DBAY Advisors, has made a £98.7 million bid to acquire London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash. The deal must now be approved by 75 percent of the firm’s shareholders to be

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Women Board Director Appointments Reach Record High

In a significant shift from a year earlier, women have made substantial progress in the boardroom, according to Heidrick & Struggles‘ 2018 Board Monitor Report. The report found that women accounted for 38 percent of incoming board directors at Fortune 500 companies, a substantial rise from the previous year’s 28 percent. The findings suggest that

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RH Perry Leading President Searches for Alvernia University and Quincy University

RH Perry & Associates is leading searches for new presidents at Alvernia University and Quincy University. The Alvernia opening comes with the announcement that Thomas F. Flynn, who has led the Catholic university since 2005, will be stepping down next June. The Reading, PA-based school’s next president will have the opportunity to build upon the

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Hudson Global Posts 14.7 Percent Revenue Increase

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $17 million, up 14.7 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 39.2 percent and Hudson Europe experienced revenue growth of 3.7 percent. Hudson America, meanwhile, struggled, posting a revenue decrease of 15.7 percent. The New

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Are Leaders Really Prepared to Take on the Job of CEO?

For all the confidence that CEOs tend to convey, most of them have faced greater struggles in the top job than might be evident. Participating anonymously, leaders in a new study by Egon Zehnder revealed that while they did feel ready for the strategic and business aspects of their roles, they felt much less prepared

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Academic Search Places General Counsel at Brown University

For many academic recruiting specialists, business has never been better. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. With so much activity, it seems, talent demand is far outstripping the supply. Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, for one example, recently placed Eileen Goldgeier as vice president and general counsel of Brown

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Ventura Partners Expands Sports Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has expanded with the addition of sports industry veteran Katy Young Staudt as managing director in its sports & entertainment practice.  Ms. Staudt will open a Ventura office in Phoenix. “We are thrilled to have someone of Katy’s experience and respect on our team,” said Chad Chatlos, leader of the firm’s sports and

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

Employers added 157,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 3.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The July gain is the 93rd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.3 million. The results fell short of the forecasts of analysts, who expected 190,000 jobs to

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Diversified Search Lands CEO for EvergreenHealth

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive search firms in the U.S., has placed Amy E. Beiter as the new CEO of Kirkland, WA-based integrated health system EvergreenHealth. She replaces Bob Malte who announced his planned retirement from the organization this spring. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment.

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Global Sage Acquires Davids & Co.

Executive search firm Global Sage has acquired Davids & Co., a boutique search firm dedicated to coverage in global insurance. The acquisition will further expand the international insurance network of Global Sage, which has offices in New York, London, Zurich, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, Beijing and Johannesburg. Davids & Co. founder and CEO,

Heidrick & Struggles Makes Addition to Consumer Markets Practice

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Heidi Rustin as a partner in its consumer markets practice based in the New York. Ms. Rustin brings over 13 years of experience in the fashion, luxury and retail sectors as well as cross-functional expertise in marketing and sales, finance, merchandising and general management. She was

The Human Capital Group Fills Position for CP Kelco

Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has placed Matt Turner as the director of operations – Biogums, at CP Kelco. Mr. Turner has 20 years of manufacturing, operations and leadership experience at Cargill and Golden Peanut, and most recently with Justin’s Nut Butter as COO. CP Kelco, a division of JM Huber Corporation, with

Corporate Resources Services to Unveil Recruiting Solution to US Market

Corporate Resource Services, Inc. (CRS), a diversified staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, is preparing to launch its new iintegra Software in the U.S. The company recently acquired Flex Recruitment team in the U.K. to develop the software, which is a recruitment solutions platform designed for companies to attract, acquire and recruit suitable candidates. Mark.

Boyden Makes Major Foray into Canadian Market

Executive search firm Boyden has significantly expanded its presence in the burgeoning Canadian marketplace with the addition of more than 80 professionals from the Vancouver and Ottawa offices of rival Odgers Berndtson. “Our new colleagues bring world class expertise and a commitment to client service that is a great strategic fit for our expansion in

Egon Zehnder Study Finds New Leadership Paradigm

Executives navigating today’s complex business landscape no longer can rely on past experience to drive future performance success, according to a global study released by Egon Zehnder. The study of more than 800 executives from around the world found that a new leadership paradigm is emerging that shifts away from what leaders know and toward

Preston & Partners Grows Staff in Atlanta

Preston & Partners Talent Solutions has expanded its Atlanta office with the addition of Candice St. Pierre. Ms. St. Pierre joins Preston after six years with Atkins Nutritionals. “We are thrilled to have Candice join our firm. Her experience in working with consumer centric companies is a perfect fit with our growth in the natural

B.E. Smith Finds CEO for Madison County Hospital

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Dana Engle as the new chief executive officer for Madison County Hospital. Formerly, Ms. Engle held the role of CEO for Rocking Horse Community Health Center. “Madison County Hospital was seeking an experienced senior healthcare executive to provide strategic and operational leadership while continuing to drive the organization’s

Berwick Partners Strengthens Retail Practice

Berwick Partners has named Tamsin Terry-Lush as a principal consultant working in the firm's consumer retail practice with a focus on retail. Ms. Terry-Lush joins with experience from a variety of resourcing and talent acquisition roles. After completing a general management graduate training scheme in luxury retail she moved to work within HR. This was

Alexander Hughes Adds to Moscow Office

Alexander Hughes has added Luba Gurova as a consultant in its Moscow office. Ms. Gurova is a consulting and communication expert with nearly 10 years of experience in C-level advisory for 30 Russian and international companies. She brings consulting experience in the sectors of energy, financial services, legal services, consumer goods, travel & tourism, construction,

Korn Ferry Posts 23 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn/Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted fee revenues of $238 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of 23 percent from revenues of $196.2 million a year ago. Excluding prior year acquisitions, quarterly fee revenue increased eight percent on a constant currency basis from last year. Fee revenue in executive recruitment was $140.1 million during the

Signium Adds ON Search Partners to Network

Signium International has added ON Search Partners to its global network of executive search firms. Founded in 2006, ON Search Partners provides a highly-personalized, consultative approach to retained executive search. Nine partners operate across the U.S. with offices in the Silicon Valley, Dallas, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and the Baltimore/D.C. areas. Working with both public and private

Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network Forms New Alliance

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has opened Sanford Rose Associates – Integrated Management. Managing partner Chad Dean leads IMR, an executive search firm with over 23 years of experience exclusively servicing top financial institutions. IMR specializes in quantitative analysts, risk management, sales, trading, structuring and research in the financial markets of the United

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