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Sheffield Haworth Acquires Gillamor Stephens
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Sheffield Haworth Acquires Gillamor Stephens

London-based executive recruitment firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired Gillamor Stephens, a digital and technology sector recruiting specialist. The firm’s work focuses on hiring board-level executives for both publicly listed and venture capital/private equity backed technology businesses in the U.K. and across Europe. As part of the acquisition, Gillamor Stephens will become Sheffield Haworth’s newly created global

TillmanCarlson Appoints Partner
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TillmanCarlson Appoints Partner

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Another example: Executive search firm TillmanCarlson has named Conor Leamy as partner. “Conor has been an instrumental member of the team over the last five years and his promotion is well deserved,” said Kelly Carlson, CEO. “We’ve differentiated our firm by creating a

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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

Jorgenson Consulting CEO Brunswick Glynn County Economic Development Authority
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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

Spelman Johnson New Police Chief Tulane University
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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

ManpowerGroup Posts 11 Percent Q3 Revenue Drop

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of 11 percent from revenues of $5.78 billion, a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company attributed the loss to weakness in Europe and the U.S. During the quarter, the company recorded net earnings of $63.1 million, or 79 cents

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for LaSalle Hotel Properties

Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates has recruited Denise Coll to serve on the board of trustees at LaSalle Hotel Properties. Ms. Coll recently announced her retirement from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where she served as president, North America Division, leading Starwood’s largest region with over 500 hotels, a position she held since 2007.

Bond Williams Adds Senior Recruitment Consultant

U.K.-based recruitment company Bond Williams has added Clare Dear as a senior recruitment consultant in its office and commercial department. Ms. Dear has a wealth of experience in the local recruitment market and has helped many companies find numerous star performers for their business. She was previously a business director at Hays Senior Finance. “It

New Job Board for Americans with Disabilities Launched

Designed to link unemployed and underemployed Americans with disabilities to employment opportunities, The Sierra Group has announced the launch of full service job board RecruitDisability.org. The job board already includes the resumes of thousands of job seekers with disabilities and open positions nationwide. “Powered by the depth of industry expertise, and over 20 years of

IIC Partners Adds New Delhi-Based GKR. Daulet-Singh

IIC Partners has added New Delhi-based executive search firm GKR. Daulet-Singh. Established in 1995, the firm is owned by founder and managing director Surendra Daulet-Singh and works across a number of industries, including automotive, consumer products, diversified business groups, pharmaceuticals/life sciences, manufacturing and engineering and financial services. Functionally, the firm’s key expertise is in business

Odgers Berndtson Grows Recruiting Team

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Martin Noakes as a partner in its technology, entertainment and communications practices. Mr. Noakes will be responsible for developing a business coaching practice. Previously, he was a partner at CTPartners for over five years, where he focused on the global communications and technology sectors. Odgers Berndtson provides executive

Accelent Completes Search for Dydacomp

Accelent, Inc. has placed Julie Bilinkas as vice president of customer services at Dydacomp. Previously, Ms. Bilinkas was director of operations for Avaya, a global provider of next generation business collaboration and communications solutions. Dydacomp is multichannel merchant software solutions company serving e-commerce, retail and catalog businesses globally. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and

Paychex Releases New HR Tool

Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, and employee benefits solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, has launched Paychex Report Center, a one-stop shop for standard, on-demand, ad-hoc reporting, data extract templates and more. The tool allows businesses, their accounting professionals, and employees to better manage payroll, benefits, and human resources data. “We're proud

Alliance Development International Launched

Alliance Development International has been launched by Jack Pearson dedicated to the recruitment of experienced strategic alliance professionals. Based in Cary, NC, with associates on four continents, ADI offers candidate profile development, recruiting, screening and placement. “This non-traditional approach to executive search gives our associates a much stronger familiarity with changing business models, new management

ICIMS Acquires Jobmagic

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has acquired social recruiting solution provider Jobmagic. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The recent acquisition allows iCIMS to market, sell, and support social distribution as a standalone solution, creating a new option for organizations that are interested in an independent technology for social

3P Consultants Finds New CEO for KBK Chem Engineering

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Kiran Patil as the new chief executive officer of KBK Chem Engineering. Mr. Patil formerly served as CEO with Ducon India (Indian subsidiary of Ducon Technologies Inc., USA). KBK Chem Engineering’s mission is to serve global customer needs with innovative applied technologies, superior products, improved delivery

PeopleAnswers Extends Partnership with Foot Locker

PeopleAnswers has extended its software licensing agreement for Foot Locker, Inc. to use the PeopleAnswers HR solution in its 2,500 stores across the U.S. representing Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports and Footaction. After completing a successful pilot program in 600 stores, Foot Locker will now use the software for pre-employment

Herbert Mines Adds Managing Director

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has added Ann Fastiggi as managing director. Ms. Fastiggi will direct the hospitality practice and enhance the firm's leadership position in retail, consumer packaged goods, apparel and restaurant sectors. She has 18 years in executive search with some of the world’s largest search firms including Heidrick &

jobdreaming Launches New Web App

jobdreaming, a web-based service from KMC Software that matches active and passive candidates with recruiters and employers, has announced the open beta launch of its web app. Using jobdreaming, job seekers describe the job they are looking for in a single fill-in-the-blank sentence, and are then matched with job openings created by recruiters and employers.

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search for PetroSkills

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Scott Virkler as executive vice president and general manager, PetroCore at PetroSkills. Mr. Virkler joins PetroSkills from Elsevier where he served as SVP, medical electronic products since 2009. PetroSkills is a provider of technical training, consulting and software solutions for the oil and gas industry. ChampionScott Partners is

Kenexa Signs Agreement with Cargill

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has been selected by Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. As part of a three-year deal, the company has agreed to use Kenexa to implement, develop and oversee an employee engagement survey to its entire

Long-Term Incentives Remain Key Motivational Tool

Releasing the results of their 2012 Executive Compensation Survey, BlueSteps, a career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reports that even though turnover in the C-suite is increasingly rapid, 65 percent of global executives, from a survey of 731 executives worldwide, believe long-term incentives do in fact motivate them to higher

DHR International Adds EVP In Ann Arbor, Michigan

DHR International has added Sharon Belanger as executive vice president in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. Ms. Belanger specializes in the automotive and manufacturing markets where she has spent more than two decades leading executive and c-level searches for several Fortune 500 companies in southeast Michigan. Prior to joining DHR International, she was a consultant

Nosal Partners Completes Search for Golfsmith

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed James Suiter as vice president, planning and allocation at Golfsmith International Inc. Mr. Suiter was previously senior director, planning and allocation, mobility at RadioShack. The search was conducted by Mike Magurany, partner, at Nosal Partners. Golfsmith is the nation’s largest golf specialty retailer. Headquartered in San Francisco and

Hulce Associates Opens Doors

With over 30 years of executive search experience Colleen Hulce has started a new firm, Hulce Associates, specializing in CFOs and financial officer searches. Ms Hulce was previously the head of the CFO practice groups for both DHR International and Cook Associates. Recent clients have included Omnicare, Hill Rom and PE backed companies Strata Decisions

Ferguson Partners Adds Asset & Wealth Management Leader

Global executive search firm Ferguson Partners Ltd. has expanded its asset & wealth management practice with the addition of Philip Darling as a managing director in London. Mr. Darling will lead the practice's business efforts in the U.K. and continental Europe. He will be partnering with Amy de Rham, who leads the Ferguson Partners’ global

BIE Group Adds Three Senior Search Professionals

Global recruiter BIE Group has made three new appointments, strengthening its executive search and interim management practices. Dan Harden joins as a managing director in BIE’s search practice after operating as an independent consultant for three years. Mr. Harden has spent 11 years at a senior level working for Stanton Chase, Russell Reynolds Associates and

Heidrick & Struggles to Lead CEO Search for Mobile Mini

Executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Mobile Mini, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Its current chairman, president and CEO, Steven Bunger, will step down as of December 31, 2012. External as well as internal candidates will be considered in the search. Mobile Mini,

HireRight Introduces New Career Management/Transition Solution

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has introduced HireRight CareerBeam, a career management and transition solution. HireRight CareerBeam utilizes sophisticated job-matching algorithms and patent-pending technology to leverage social networks for referrals, allowing employees to find new jobs more quickly than traditional methods. “HireRight CareerBeam is a natural extension for HireRight,” said Mike

Cook Associates Adds Senior Advisor

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has added Austin Adams as a senior advisor, where he will support the financial services and insurance practice, specializing in the identification, assessment and recruitment of information officers for complex financial services organizations. Mr. Adams spent most of his career overseeing technology and operations during dramatic consolidation in the financial

Korn Ferry Partners with SuccessFactors

Korn/Ferry International and SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, have formed a strategic partnership. Together, Korn/Ferry and SuccessFactors plan to integrate Forte, Korn/Ferry's career and leadership development application, with the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite. As part of the agreement, Korn/Ferry will join SuccessFactors' Partner Program as a Strategic SuccessSolution

PageUp People Releases Advanced Analytics Solution

International talent management solutions provider, PageUp People, has released its Advanced Analytics solution, a cloud-based platform that delivers advanced reporting and analytics on human capital. Leveraging global HR data, Advanced Analytics provides organizations with the intelligence needed to link human capital metrics to key business indicators. “As more organizations expand their hiring beyond borders, they

Parker Executive Search Retained by Georgia State to Find a Football Coach

Atlanta-headquartered Parker Executive Search has been retained by Georgia State University to begin a search for a new head football coach. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State is one of the country’s leading urban research universities. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches globally for corporations, colleges and universities, and collegiate athletics.

Riviera Partners Expands Staff

Riviera Partners, a provider recruiting services for the technology sector, has added Iva Messy as its new director of talent and Michael Ellison as product manager. Most recently, Ms. Messy was human resources manager at Stanford Management Company (SMC), the professional organization responsible for investing approximately $20 billion of endowment and other financial assets for

Luceo Solutions Unveils Recruiting Software

Recruiting technology company Luceo Solutions has released its new recruitment software Luceo TAS 3.3. Its designed to makes it even easier for employers to hire great talent with enhanced parsing, searching and matching capabilities, social sourcing functionality, electronic forms administration and upgrades to the interface that place more features one click or less away. For

Russell Reynolds Associates to Find Bebe Stores Chief

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by bebe stores, inc. to begin a search for a new chief executive officer. bebe stores designs, develops and produces a distinctive line of contemporary women’s apparel and accessories, which it markets under the bebe, BEBE SPORT, bbsp and 2b bebe brand names.

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