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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our


7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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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.


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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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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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,


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


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


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


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


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,”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Bullhorn Acquires Invenias

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has acquired Invenias, a U.K. provider of cloud-based software for executive search firms. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This acquisition is great news for Invenias customers and prospects,” said Peter Linas, EVP of corporate development and international

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JDG Associates Finds New President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has placed J. Lee Covington as the new 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, led the search. “In the past 22 years,

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Durakis Executive Search Lands Leader for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

Museums are among the non-profit organizations that are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. Recently, Crownsville, MD-based Durakis Executive Search placed Kris Hoellen as the new executive director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. She replaces Courtney Wilson, who led the museum for 20 years. “Kris brings the ideal

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Torch Group Finds CEO for ZoomInfo

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Torch Group has placed former IBM executive Derek Schoettle as the new CEO of ZoomInfo, a $100 million market leader in business-to-business contact and business information. The search was led by Greg Selker, software & technology recruiting practice lead of Torch Group. “Given ZoomInfo’s product evolution our search


Wilton & Bain Appoints Two Key Executives in U.S. Operations

London-based executive recruitment firm Wilton & Bain has added two key professionals to its operations in the U.S. Lisa Peacock-Edwards, based in New York, will lead the firm’s new global practice. Richard Wilcox, who is in Houston, joins the professional & technology services practice in North America Ms. Peacock-Edwards, a managing partner, comes to the firm

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Bridge Partners Finds Chief Program Officer for Win

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed Darlene William as chief program officer of the housing group Win, formerly Women In Need. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke led the search along with partner Janet Albert. Win was seeking an executive with a minimum of 10 years leadership experience in a scaling/high growth non-profit, government or philanthropy,

Finding Pharma Partners with EurekaConnect

Finding Pharma, a placement agency for the pharmaceutical industry, has partnered with EurekaConnect. EurekaConnect is a consulting firm that uses proprietary technology to evaluate the personality traits of individuals in order to build world-class teams within top organizations. The EurekaConnect program, EurekaConnect Behavioral Dynamics (ECBD), provides a granular analysis that can objectively and measurably impact

InterSearch Worldwide Adds New Member Firm in Columbia

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has announced that Colombia’s CMC International has joined its worldwide network of alliance firms. Founded in 1998 CMC has offices in Medellín, Bogotá, and Cali. It offers clients a full suite of services for the management and maintenance of human resources. While primarily focused in the

Barracuda Group Grows Recruiting Team

Barracuda Group has added Sue Malti and James Radcliffe to its staff. Ms. Malti has over 30 years’ experience in human resources with the last 15 years spent as group HR director for private equity-backed businesses and FTSE 250 companies. Mr. Radcliffe joins G2exec, Barracuda Group’s mid-tier search division, with a strong and demonstrable track

Spectrum Fills Position for ViaCloud

Executive recruiter Spectrum has placed Tom Alexander as the non-executive chairman of Viacloud U.K. Holdings Limited (Viacloud). Previously, Mr. Alexander was CEO at Everything Everywhere, but is perhaps best known as the founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile. Daniel Osmer, managing partner at Spectrum, said: “We have been privileged to work for Stratum, an actively

Monster Reports 11 Percent Revenue Decline; Sells Stake of JobKorea

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted revenues of $197 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, an 11 percent drop compared with $221.7 million in the comparable quarter of 2012. For the third quarter, Monster recorded earnings of $11.3 million, or 11 cents per share, compared with a loss of $194.2 million, or $1.73 per

Direct Recruiters Names President

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Daniel B. Charney to the role of president. In his new position, he will continue to drive the growth and execution of corporate culture and corporate strategy, and advance continuing efforts to improve the service and overall profitability of DRI. Mr. Charney joined DRI in 1998 as a recruiter.

Odgers Berndtson Launches CEO x 1 Day

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has launched CEO x 1 Day – an initiative that gives third and fourth year university students an opportunity to spend a day in the shoes of a senior executive. Through a rigorous selection process, Odgers Berndtson will identity students with outstanding leadership potential and match them with a CEO

Signium Makes Changes to Board

Signium International has said that Allan Marks, its managing director in Sydney, Australia, has been elected chairman, and Horst Neller, managing partner in Düsseldorf, Germany was selected as the organization’s vice chairman. Signium has welcomed Vito Bialla, managing partner in San Francisco, USA as a new voting member of the board. Two board members were

Renaud Foster to Lead Search for to Public Health Agency of Canada

Canadian-headquartered executive search firm RenaudFoster has been recently selected by Public Health Agency of Canada to lead its search for a new chief public health officer in Ottawa, ON, Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

Direct Recruiters Names President

Executive recruiting firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Daniel B. Charney to the position of president. In his new position, Mr. Charney will continue to drive the growth and execution of corporate culture and corporate strategy, and advance continuing efforts to improve the service and overall profitability of DRI. “Dan is a true leader,

Sheffield Haworth Appoints New Managing Director

London-based Sheffield Haworth has added Jane Swan as managing director to expand coverage across the wealth management sector for the Americas. Ms. Swan previously served as a senior client partner with Korn/Ferry's global financial services practice where she was a founding member of the firm’s wealth management sector specialty practice. Prior to that, she spent

51job Posts 12 Revenue Rise

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS), a provider of integrated human resource services in China, has posted third quarter revenues of $68.6 million, an increase of 12.3 percent from the same quarter in 2012. Online recruitment services revenues $45.4 million, representing a 15.4 percent gain. The growth reported was principally due to an increase in the number of unique

Martin Partners Fills CFO Post for TydenBrooks

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Bonnie Chan as the new chief financial officer for TydenBrooks. Ms. Chan was previously vice president, corporate controller for Borden Dairy Company. TydenBrooks is a global multi-plant security metal and plastic manufacturer. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

Coulter Partners Strengthens Senior Team

Search firm Coulter Partners has appointed Kay Wardle and David Bell to its senior team. Ms. Wardle, who will be based in London, has over 15 years of global executive search experience within life sciences. She most recently served as U.K. managing director at RSA Executive Search. Mr. Bell most recently served as U.K. business

Caldwell Partners Posts 17 Percent Revenue Gain

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2013 fourth quarter revenues of $10.3 million, up 17 percent from last year. The company recorded annual revenue of $33.8 million, an increase of three percent over prior year. "Fiscal 2013 turned out to be a year of polarized results. What began as a slow

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Life Sciences and Consumer Practice Groups

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has added Phyllis Schneble as partner to its life sciences and consumer practice groups. She is based in the firm's New York office. Ms. Schneble will leverage her expertise with clients globally, focusing on key relationships within the pharmaceutical, consumer health and digital technology communities. Previously, she led

Phillips Oppenheim Completes Search for Sanctuary for Families

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has recruited Judge Judy Harris Kluger as executive director of Sanctuary for Families. Judge Kluger’s record of successful innovation through the court system has led to systemic reforms in the areas of domestic violence, criminal justice, mental health and substance abuse. Most recently, Judge Kluger oversaw the implementation of New

Talent Function Group Partners With Avature

Talent Function Group, a consultancy dedicated to optimizing and advancing talent acquisition, has partnered with Avature, a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider of software for talent acquisition and talent management. The alliance was created to enhance client success when implementing and managing Avature’s solutions. As an Avature-approved consulting partner, Talent Function Group can provide its industry insight,

CTPartners Posts Flat Revenues

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted third quarter 2013 net revenue of $32.6 million, an increase of 1.7 percent from $32 million a year ago. EMEA was up 22.6 percent to $8.6 million; North American revenue decreased 2.2 percent to $18.7 million and Latin America revenue dipped to $3.6 million from $3.9 million. Asia Pacific revenue

Pearson Partners Adds New VP

Pearson Partners International has added Heather Thomas as a vice president. Ms. Thomas brings more than 17 years of consulting and recruiting experience to Pearson Partners, including special expertise in finance, accounting, human resources, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Pearson, she spent eight years as regional vice president at Robert Half Management Resources. Ms.

The Buffkin Group Seeks Candidates for Healthcare Position

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has been selected by Urgent Care Centers of CT which is backed by private equity firm Pulse Equity. The company currently has six facilities in Connecticut, but have aggressive growth plans to scale the business throughout the state and beyond the Connecticut border. Key candidate skills the organization seeks

Simply Hired Adds SVP Sales

Simply Hired, a search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, has named Beth Prunier as senior vice president of sales. Ms. Prunier joins Simply Hired from CareerBuilder and brings more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise sales strategies and revenue growth. In her new role, she will guide global sales activities for

DHR Adds New Recruiters In Global Practice Groups In Europe

DHR International has added Xavier Alix as executive vice president in Europe. Mr. Alix will be a member of multiple DHR International global practice groups with a specific focus on expanding the firm’s already strong presence in the European industrial, financial services, and advanced technology sectors. For the past 24 years he has been a

Preston & Partners Leading HR Search for Cracker Barrel

Preston & Partners has been selected by Cracker Barrel to lead in its search for a new senior vice president of human resources. Elaine Erickson, managing partner of the NY office of Preston & Partners will be leading the search. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants provide a friendly home-away-from-home in their old country stores

Cejka Search Earns Spot on Top Health Care Employers List

For the second year in a row Cejka Executive Search has been included by Modern Healthcare, a leading source of health care business and policy new, in its annual list of Best Places to Work in 2013. With more than 30 years of experience in recruiting physicians and health care leaders for its clients, Cejka

NorthgateArinso Inks Seven-Year Deal With Finmeccanica

NorthgateArinso (NGA), a global provider of HR systems and services, has signed a seven year contract with Selex ES, AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica U.K. for a HRO and integrated HRP solution. Alistair Blaxill, regional president at NorthgateArinso, said: “The partnership between NorthgateArinso Selex ES, AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica is not just about providing enhanced service through technology

Calibre One Looks to Asia for Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm Calibre One is increasing its global foot print with the transfer of associate Jonathan Deffarges to Singapore from its San Francisco office. The move is part of a planned build-out of Calibre One’s presence in Asia and is in response to an increasing demand in services from the firm’s U.S. and

Workopolis Unveils New Recruitment Tool To Canadian Market

Canadian careers site Workopolis has unveiled its new online recruitment tool Social Job Share, enabling customers to attract and hire high candidates from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and hundreds of other social networks through one-click job distribution. It also allows companies to build their own online referral network by leveraging their current employees’ social connections to

Kforce Records 5.6 Percent Revenue Increase

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, has posted revenues of $299.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, an increase of 5.6 percent from $270.2 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $9.0 million, or $0.27 per share, versus net income of $9.3 million, or $0.26

Workplace Inclusion Still Lacks Financial Incentives

Ninety-six percent of executives believe having a diverse and inclusive workforce can improve employee engagement and business performance, according to a survey by the Korn/Ferry Institute. However, while the poll shows executive attitudes are positive, it also shows enterprises need to do more to promote inclusion — while 72 percent of executives say their organizations

Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network Expands

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has expanded its services with the opening of Sanford Rose Associates – JFSPartners. Joseph Sos is president and founder of JFS and has over a decade of history in recruitment in finance, accounting, and business analytics. Since inception in 2006, JFS has completed over 500 searches at the

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