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Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

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Datacenter People Creates Cloud Services Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has announced plans to expand its practice to include recruitment in the cloud services division. The expansion stems from accelerated growth of cloud services in the datacenter industry, the company said. The rapid growth of cloud services has been expected by many industry experts. Three years ago, a Cisco report

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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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Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

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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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Datacenter People Creates Cloud Services Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has announced plans to expand its practice to include recruitment in the cloud services division. The expansion stems from accelerated growth of cloud services in the datacenter industry, the company said. The rapid growth of cloud services has been expected by many industry experts. Three years ago, a Cisco report

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With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

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Vetted Solutions Begins Chief People Officer Search for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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Boise State Picks Storbeck/Pimentel for President Search

Boise State University has enlisted Media, PA-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to find the seventh president in its history. Managing partner Alberto Pimentel is leading the assignment. Six executive search firms submitted proposals to the school to be considered for the search. This is the second attempt by a search firm to find a replacement for former president Bob

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Lucas Group Opens Military Transition Branch in Denver

Military service is an honorable choice, but it is also a sacrifice. The trouble comes for some veterans when they try to rejoin the civilian work world. A recent report examined the subject and arrived at a discouraging statistic: 85 percent of employed post-9/11 veterans are not completely satisfied with their current job. And, according

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ECI Group Adds New Member Firm in Poland

ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Meissner & Partners in Poland as its newest member firm. Meissner & Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consultancy, including executive coaching and executive development. The firm covers various industries including pharmaceutical, media, public/cultural institutions, financial, industrial, educational, private equity, FMCG and healthcare. Maja Meissner is

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Search Firms Step Up Diversity Recruiting Initiatives

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Why? The demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Why diversity? It’s the customer; it’s the worker; thus, it must be the executives. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. It starts by

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

After an extensive search, Jennifer Bol and Kristine M. Johnson of Spencer Stuart have placed Nicole Taylor as the new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Ms. Taylor, who starts her new role Dec. 19, will be working closely with Greg Avis, the organization’s interim president and founding board chair, during the transition period. “Nicole brings a

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R. William Funk & Associates Seeks New Leader for University of South Carolina’s Alumni Association

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, was recently tapped by the University of South Carolina’s alumni association to lead its search for a new executive director. The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm, and chief of staff Krisha Creal. “Having assisted

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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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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Jensen Partners Founder Completes Management Buyout

Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of Jensen Partners, has completed a management buyout of her business. As part of the transaction, Jensen Partners will initiate a comprehensive growth plan to expand operations through a series of new hires and services. “The tremendous growth in private markets investing and the growing demand for sophisticated marketing professionals

Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged as Employers Add 250,000 Jobs

Employers added 250,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 195,000. The September gain is the 96th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at 6.1 million. The

Options Group, On Track for Record Year, Expands Partnership

Options Group, headquartered in New York and with offices in 14 major markets around the world, is on track for a record year. Revenues and headcount are way up, according to a spokesman. The search firm, a global talent provider to the financial services sector, offers market intelligence, talent mapping and strategic consulting advice to

DRG Search Seeks President for Maine Seacoast Mission

Executive recruitment firm DRG Search has been selected to find the next president for the Maine Seacoast Mission, a social services organization in Bar Harbor, ME. Mary Wheeler, senior vice president for DRG, is leading the assignment. The mission’s president is charged with providing strong directional leadership and will be expected to discern, prioritize and

The Chason Group Finds New CEO for the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

Economic and community development organizations continue to turn to executive search firms to find new leaders. Executive search firm The Chason Group recently placed Colin T. Martin as president and CEO of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in Fayetteville, GA. Kim Schnoes has been serving as interim president of the chamber and will assist with the transition

Hudson Global Posts Near 12 Percent Revenue Increase

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $17.1 million, up 11.6 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 23 percent and Hudson Europe experienced revenue growth of 13 percent. Hudson America, meanwhile, struggled, posting a revenue decrease of 11 percent. The New

CBS in Talks with Recruiting Firms for CEO Search

CBS has begun the process of finding a new CEO after the departure of Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. The company has held preliminary discussions with Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry and Spencer Stuart about helping with the search, according to sources. The search is expected to kick off in earnest in the next few weeks. In the

Turnkey Search Expands with Veteran Media Executive

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has added longtime media executive Rick Alessandri as managing director and general manager to its media practice. In this role, he will oversee talent recruitment & executive search for media, digital and tech companies, as well as for non-media entities, including leagues, teams, venues, events and

Management Consultants for the Arts Lands CEO for Society for the Performing Arts

Following a wide-ranging nationwide search, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has placed Meg Booth as the new CEO of the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Houston’s prestigious non-profit presenting arts organization. She takes over from longtime leader June Christensen, who is retiring at the end of the year. “Meg is a dynamic and

Bailey Fisher Finds New CEO for Undo

U.K.-headquartered life sciences specialist Bailey Fisher Executive Search has placed Barry Morris as the new CEO of Undo, a pioneer in the development of new software execution record and replay technology. He takes over the role from co-founder Greg Law, who will now focus on the company’s chief technology officer. “We have achieved our early stage goals,” said

Gaines International Names Chicago Office Co-Leader

Shadin Maali has re-joined executive search firm Gaines International as a principal and co-leader of its Chicago location. She will lead the office with Donna Gaines, who founded the firm and recently returned to the fold as well. “I am pleased to welcome Shadin back to Gaines International in a new leadership capacity,” said Ms.

How to Improve Your Candidate Screening Process

Recruiting in a candidate driven market can be tricky. With the help of developing technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and mobile applications, candidates can apply to multiple positions at many different organizations in no time at all. With candidates applying to more places more quickly, you either keep up or miss out on the ones

Salveson Stetson Group Lands VP of HR for ActiveDay

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

Gans, Gans & Associates Seeks New Leader for the St. Louis Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been retained by the St. Louis Housing Authority to lead its search for a new executive director. Executive recruiter Ernest Barefield is heading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the St. Louis Housing Authority’s vision, mission and strategic goals. The new

BarkerGilmore Opens Industrial Practice

Over the past several years, New York-based boutique search firm BarkerGilmore has experienced a surge in demand for executive search, coaching and advising services throughout the industrial and manufacturing sectors. In response, and to increase the value delivered to its clients, the firm has opened an industrial practice and named co-founder and managing partner Bob Barker as

Panorama and TGCL Join Forces

International executive search and leadership advisory partnerships Panorama and The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) have join forces to consolidate their presence across five continents. “The merger aligns synergetic geographic footprints, with TGCL bringing critical mass in Europe and Latin America to Panorama’s strength in America, Asia, and Oceania,” said the organizations in a statement.

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 17 Percent Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) posted second quarter net revenues of $187.6 million, an increase of 17.4 percent from $159.8 million in the 2017 third quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for revenues of $175.8 million. The Chicago-headquartered

Michelle Whiting & Associates Recruits CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, a specialist in recruiting leaders for non-profit organizations, has placed Andrew Brown as the new CEO of Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. He replaces Elizabeth Pearson, who left the choir earlier this year. The firm was seeking an energetic, creative and experienced arts administrator to leverage the group’s artistic reputation and to elevate

Furst Group Finds President for St. Mary’s Health System

Following an extensive nationwide search, Furst Group recruited Steven C. Jorgensen as president of St. Mary’s Health System and senior vice president of Covenant Health in Lewiston, ME. “St. Mary’s Health System has provided compassionate, high-quality care to Lewiston and the surrounding community for 130 years,” said David Lincoln, CEO of Covenant Health. “Steve’s expansive

Ladders Inc. Rolls Out Instant Call Feature for Recruiters

Ladders Inc., a career website for $100,000-plus jobs, today announced a feature of its mobile recruiter site that allows recruiters to instantly call candidates simply by tapping the phone number on the profile. Tap2Call, described as the first of its kind among job recruitment platforms, is designed to give recruiters speed and ease of access.

DHR International Continues Expansion with New Partner in London

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Daniel Hall as managing partner in London. Mr. Hall focuses on the executive recruitment and assessment of industrial and consumer professionals. His hiring affirms DHR’s commitment to rebuilding its London presence, said the search firm. DHR’s London office will consist of Mr. Hall

Why Building Talent Starts with Good Succession Planning

Making the right talent investments are critical components of planning for a prosperous and profitable future. But many organizations struggle to determine how and where to focus their succession planning efforts, according to a new report by executive search firm Robinson Resource Group. The firm says that whether you’re selecting which new product to develop, which business

Haley Associates Recruits President for Methodist University

Higher education search firm Haley Associates has placed Stanley Wearden, a visionary with a proven record of excellence in academics, communications and leadership, as president of Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. The university’s previous president, Ben E. Hancock, recently retired after seven years in the role. The search was led by principal Katherine Haley. “The board of trustees is excited to have

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