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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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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.


Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team

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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?


Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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Gerard Stewart Finds CEO for ettain group

Atlanta-based executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as the new CEO of staffing firm ettain group. The company’s past CEO Jeff Harris has taken on the role of chairman. The assignment was led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Lisa Maxwell. Previously, Mr. Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Seeks President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Non-profit organization management firm Armstrong McGuire & Associates has been selected to find the next president for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation in Durham, NC. Senior advisor Beth Briggs is leading the assignment. The independent, charitable foundation seeks a visionary, strategic professional with proven management and leadership expertise, philanthropic knowledge


Ferguson Partners Names Vice Chairman

FPL Associates , a global professional services firm specializing in providing executive search, as well as leadership, compensation and management consulting solutions, has elected Jeffrey Hauswirth as its vice chairman based in its Toronto office. “As vice chairman, Jeff will serve in a number of key leadership roles for the firm,” said William J. Ferguson,


Space Executive Opens Office in Hong Kong

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has opened a new office in Hong Kong. The firm has brought on veteran recruiter Nick Lambe as managing director to lead the new location. Space Executive will focus on growing its presence across investment banking, capital markets, private equity and funds in Hong Kong. The firm said that it

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Under Armour

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, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such


10 Tips for Networking with an Executive Recruiter

Employers typically use a search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. All three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. But what about career-minded professionals? When should they turn to a recruiter and what’s the best way to network with

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CBS Taps Korn Ferry to Find Next CEO

CBS has retained the services of Korn Ferry as it begins its search for a new CEO to replace Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. Joe Ianniello, the company’s chief operating officer, has assumed the role of president and acting CEO. The search is expected to take four to six weeks to produce a new leader. The

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Texas State University

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,


SmartRecruiters Launches Talent Sourcing Technology

Talent acquisition platform SmartRecruiters has launched a new talent sourcing and nurturing technology designed to help businesses proactively find and engage pre-qualified candidates while improving overall recruiting ROI. The single-platform candidate relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking system (ATS), dubbed SmartCRM, is designed to eliminate the lag time from reactive recruiting, allowing organizations to save time


IRC Global Appoints New Agribusiness & Agriscience Practice Leaders

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Patrick Westerburger as the new leader of its agribusiness & agriscience global practice team. He replaces Warren Carter (IRC USA – The QualiFind Group), who is now the Americas practice leader. Monicca Yan (IRC China and Singapore) has become the new Asia Pacific practice leader, and Marco M. Alemagna (IRC


The Top 3 Perks Most Workers Now Seek

Professionals want more choices about when and where they work, according to new research released by Robert Half. Flexible work schedules, a compressed workweek and the ability to telecommute are the most sought-after non-monetary perquisites the report found. While many companies offer flexible work schedules, however, fewer than one in five offer shorter workweeks or

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National Women’s History Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for CEO Search

The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new CEO. The organization is seeking a strategic, innovative and engaging executive to provide leadership and direction and fulfill a vision to build a physical museum and expand impact

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Kumabe HR Finds Investment Officer for Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

Following an extensive national search, executive search firm Kumabe HR has placed Elizabeth Burton as chief investment officer of the $16.3 billion Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System, Honolulu. Vijoy Chattergy, who served in the role since 2012, recently left the organization. “Ms. Burton is dynamic and highly regarded by her peers in the investment community,” said Catherine Chan, chair


Stanton Chase Adds Search Veteran in Chicago

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He will serve as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. “I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our team in Chicago, he


Molloy Associates Launches New Executive Search Division

Molloy Associates, a recruiting firm exclusively serving the equipment finance industry, has launched an executive search division. The newly formed unit will be led by Bill Purcell who joins the company as senior vice president and client partner. Mr. Purcell has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the equipment finance industry. He


How Collaboration and Diversity in the Workplace Promotes Innovation

Having the right talent, with the right skills, is the foundation of success for any business. Regardless of their size, companies are desperate for educated, highly skilled, knowledgeable employees who possess the skill-sets that will ensure the business remains viable and sustainable into the future. At the same time, however, companies must be committed to

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CarterBaldwin Lands Executive Director for Atlanta Land Trust

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed former MARTA executive Amanda Rhein as executive director of the Atlanta Land Trust. Associate partner Derek Broyard led the assignment. “Amanda has the strategic leadership skills we need to take the Atlanta Land Trust’s delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable housing near the Atlanta BeltLine and other targeted communities to the next

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PFM Executive Search Places CEO at Fraser Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. A number of healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders in recent months. Recently, Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search placed Victoria Lee as president and CEO of Fraser


Crenshaw Appoints President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York City-based recruiting firm Crenshaw Associates has named talent and workforce industry leader Margaret-Ann Cole as its new president. She will lead new product development, business development and service delivery. “Margaret-Ann is


Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Washington, D.C.-headquartered executive search firm TH Bender as its 15th member partner firm. The network now has offices in Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Monaco, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Vienna and Washington, D.C. TH Bender focuses on the executive


Big Impact on Hiring Expected from Mid-Term Election

As Americans prepare for the mid-term elections tomorrow, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that executives expect the outcome to have a big impact on the workplace. Seventy-five percent of the executive respondents from across a wide range of industries say the outcomes will affect their company’s future hiring decisions, and nearly a quarter (23 percent) said the results

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Ignite Search Partners Finds CFO for Rockwell Medical

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. Greenwich, Conn-based executive recruiting firm Ignite Search Partners recently recruited Angus Smith as the new chief financial officer of NASDAQ-traded Rockwell

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Ross & Company Recruits CEO at Cota Inc.

Executive search firm Ross & Company has placed Michael Doyle as president and CEO of Cota Inc., a real-world data and analytics company based in New York. “As we continue to scale and deliver on the promise of our technology, the addition of Mike Doyle to lead our team is a significant win for our partners, customers and oncology


Caldwell Adds Oil and Gas Recruiting Specialist in Houston

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the oil and gas sector with the addition of Kenneth Baillie as a partner in its industrial practice, based in Houston. “Kenny is one of the pre-eminent oil and gas executive search recruiters in the market today,” said Dave Winston, managing partner of Caldwell’s industrial practice. “He possesses a

Clark Langdon Partners Appoints U.K. Partner and Head of Financial Services Practice

Recruiting firm Clark Langdon Partners has appointed Tony Marshall as U.K. partner and global head of its financial services practice. Mr. Marshall’s executive search experience spans over 25 years having been a managing director at Harrison Willis (now TMP), before founding and becoming managing director of Marshall Warburton, a specialist boutique search firm, before accepting

Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry Selected by AVG Technologies

Executive search firm Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry has been retained by AVG Technologies N.V. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The search will include a full review of both internal and external candidates. AVG Technologies is a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization to 146 million

Epicor Software Corp. Release Newest Human Capital Management Tool

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today has announced the availability of its latest human capital management solution, Epicor HCM version 5.7.1. Epicor HCM is a complete human resource information system that automates HR processes, enabling companies to track, manage and analyze employee data

Ceridian HR Solution Implemented by Peninsula YMCA

Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has announced that The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA has implemented Dayforce Payroll, Workforce Management, Entitlements and Human Resources. “Dayforce HCM’s transformative technology moved us to a single application for time & attendance and payroll,” said Davetta Rinehart, human resources director at The

Korn Ferry Posts Eight Percent Revenue Gain

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $210.3 million for the third quarter fiscal 2013, an eight percent increase compared to $194.6 million a year ago. Fee revenue in Leadership & Talent Consulting and Futurestep services grew 47 percent (five percent excluding fee revenue from the recently acquired PDI Ninth House and Global Novations) and 17 percent

Amrop Grows with Five New Partners in EMEA and Asia

Global executive search firm Amrop has added five new search consultants to its team. Gökhan Bozkurt joins Amrop Turkey from TurkTelecom, where he held the role of EVP of human resources and then CEO. Kristian Kragøe joins the firm from McKinsey & Company in Stockholm and Oslo. At McKinsey, Ms. Kragøe was part of the

IIC Partners Adds Founder of JAGER Executive Search to Board

IIC Partners has assigned Kris de Jager to its board representing the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. de Jager, managing director and founder of Sydney-headquartered de JAGER Executive Search, has previously served as an IIC Partners' board director in 2004, and as vice chair for APAC during 2005 and 2006. IIC Partners global chairman Paul Dinte said:

Witt/kieffer To Lead Ceo Search For Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Arkansas Children's Hospital to lead a nationwide search for a new chief executive officer. Witt/Kieffer assists hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools and physician groups; biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device companies; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service and cultural organizations with senior administrative

hrQ Partners with U.K.-based Strategic Dimensions

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has formed a partnership with Strategic Dimensions, a U.K.-based recruiting firm for HR professionals. The partnership between hrQ and Strategic Dimensions will allow both parties to deliver international solutions to the HR needs of clients and for hrQ to build

CTPartners Names Head Of Global Digital Practice

CTPartners has named Marc Gasperino as managing partner and head of its global digital practice. Mr. Gasperino is also a member of the firm's technology, media & telecommunications practice. Previously, he was head of Northeast operations for Corporate Information Systems, a high-tech search firm serving the technology industry. Brian Sullivan, CEO of CTPartners, said, "We

Plummer & Associates Finds CFO for Charming Charlie

Plummer & Associates has placed Thomas Fitzgerald as chief administrative and financial officer at Charming Charlie. Mr. Fitzgerald was previously the chief administrative officer for Sears Canada. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Lucky division at Liz Clairborne. Charming Charlie is an award-winning fashion accessories retailer. Plummer & Associates was founded in 1989

RealMatch Adds New York Times Exec to Board

RealMatch, Ltd., a provider of online recruitment advertising solutions for digital publishers, has named Martin Nisenholtz to its board of directors. Mr. Nisenholtz led the online strategy and operations for The New York Times Company where he served as chief executive for New York Times Digital from 1995 to 2005 and SVP of The New

Report Shows Declines in Worldwide Recruiting Revenues

According to 2012 year-end data released by the BlueSteps, a career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), worldwide recruiting industry revenues fell 6.4 percent putting estimated 2012 revenues for the executive search and leadership consulting profession at $9.74 billion. Despite the number of new executive search assignments falling 7.1 percent in

Cook Associates Adds Managing Director in Chicago

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has added Sue Hendrickson as a managing director in Chicago and a member of the firm's consumer markets practice. Ms. Hendrickson joins Cook with more than 12 years of executive search experience at Heidrick & Struggles and a boutique executive search firm, where she led search assignments for private equity,

Dowd Associates to Lead Search for eos Products

Dowd Associates Executive Search has been selected by eos Products to lead a search for a new controller. A consumer products company that sells personal care products intended for women, eos product range is currently lip balms, shave cream, hand lotion and body lotion. The brand is highly regarded by consumers for highly innovative products,

Monster Introduces Contract Job Site in India

Monster Worldwide, Inc. has launched Contract Jobs in India. To meet the needs of both employers and job seekers, Monster India introduced Contract Jobs for professional, contractual and temporary hiring, allowing better access to the broad pool of talent looking for contractual employment and companies looking to hire contract and project workers respectively. “As India’s

Annie’s Adds New Board Member

Annie’s, Inc./(NYSE:BNNY), a natural and organic food company, has elected Lawrence Peiros to its board. Mr. Peiros has more than 30 years of operating and marketing experience in the consumer packaged goods industry with Clorox Company, which he joined in 1981.

Phillips DiPisa Appoints New Partner

Phillips DiPisa, an executive search firm serving the healthcare industry, has added Michael J. Corey as executive vice president and partner; he will manage the firm's new office in Chicago. Mr. Corey brings more than 20 years of senior-level recruiting experience in community healthcare systems, academic medical centers, medical group management, associations, and leadership for

Onstott Group to Lead CEO Search for Vicon Industries

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has been retained by Vicon Industries, Inc. to begin a search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO, Kenneth M. Darby, recently informed that company of his intention to retire. Vicon develops video management software and also designs, assembles, and markets cameras, network video servers/recorders, encoders and storage

HRsmart Partners with SEI Meetings & Incentives

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has partnered with SEI Meetings & Incentives. HRsmart and SEI Meetings & Incentives are teaming up to provide a full-service reward and recognition module as an optional enhancement for HRsmart’s clients. By leveraging this integrated platform as a component of an employee engagement strategy, managers will be

Saba CEO to Leave Post

Bobby Yazdani, chairman, CEO and director of Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has stepped down from the company’s leadership team. Shawn Farshchi, Saba’s EVP and chief operating officer, has been named interim chief executive officer. Mr. Farshchi, a 30-year veteran of building high-technology companies, will also retain his responsibilities as COO.

Karen Harvey Consulting Heads Search for J. Mendel

Executive recruiter Karen Harvey Consulting has been selected by J. Mendel to lead in its search for a new president and chief operating officer. Current president and COO, Susan Sokol, has announced that she is stepping down. J. Mendel is a fifth-generation luxury brand noted for its high quality, style, and craftsmanship. Founded in 2001,

HiringBoss Secures $5 Million in Financing

HiringBoss, the Asia-based human resources and eRecruiting software firm, has announced the completion of its series A financing with JAFCO, totaling $5 million. HiringBoss will use the investment to accelerate R&D, product development and increase regional sales and local support mechanisms. The firm is also set to launch two new products this year, HrBoss and

CareerBuilder Creates New Mobile Feature

CareerBuilder has launched new mobile apply features, safeguarding employers from missing out on top talent who may abandon applications that are not mobile-friendly. Nearly one-third of CareerBuilder.com’s traffic each month comes from mobile devices. CareerBuilder’s site data shows that when a mobile candidate is notified they are about to encounter a non-mobile friendly apply process,

Boyden Adds New Managing Director

Boyden has added Andrew Gardner as a managing director in Philadelphia. His practice will be affiliated with Boyden’s Pittsburgh office. Prior to Boyden, Mr. Gardner was co-founder and owner of a top digital and integrated marketing recruitment firm. The firm became known as the “go-to” resource for some of the biggest and best-known agencies and

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Shows Signs of Improving Economy

Indications of the beginnings of an economic recovery are reflected in the latest CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, as national managerial hiring climbed 4.9 points in February, following a 2.2 point increase in January. While the index level is below the February level of 2012, it does reflect job growth across all regions with more to come.

Gild Recieves $8 Million in Funding

Gild, whose mission is to bring meritocracy to tech hiring through innovative recruiting technologies, has announced the completion of its Series A financing totaling $8 million. The investment is the largest Series A round in the tech hiring market, and was led by Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, with participation from SAP Ventures, Globespan Capital

Lonergan Partners Places VP of Marketing for Wurldtech Security Technology

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Peter Lunk as vice president of marketing at Wurldtech Security Technologies. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Lunk was the director of product marketing for Juniper Networks. “Peter Lunk is a seasoned marketing executive with deep experience with security products. His background is ideal

Heidrick & Struggles Revenue Drops 16 Percent in 2012; Europe Down 25 Percent for Year

Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted revenues of $103.9 million in the fourth quarter, down 18.3 percent from $127.2 million during the same period a year ago. Year over year, net revenue declined 16.7 percent in the Americas, 29.2 percent in Europe and 8.3 percent in Asia Pacific. All industry practices contributed to the decline.

Jacobson Group and ejsSearch Merge

The Jacobson Group, a Chicago-based human capital services firm serving the insurance, healthcare and financial services industries, has merged with ejsSearch, a London-headquartered insurance executive search firm specializing in assignments in the London, broader European and international markets. “This is a merger of networks and expertise,” said Barbara Schonhofer, chief executive of ejs. “Our companies’

CDI Posts Flat Revenues for 2012

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted fourth quarter revenues of $271 million, an increase of one percent from revenues of $268 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, versus a net loss of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, last

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