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CohenTaylor Places CEO at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman as the new president and chief executive officer of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He will replace Susan Haigh, who is retiring after leading the non-profit for more than 13 years. The organization was seeking someone with a passion for affordable housing, along with a fluency and aptitude for

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Tapped by Generation Church to Find New Executive Pastor

Generation Church in Mesa, AZ, has retained executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group to lead its hunt for a new executive pastor. The church is seeking candidates who can perform well in the role, whether their education came formally or through learning on the job. “The individual who never stops learning will especially be attractive,”

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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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ZipRecruiter Lands $156 Million in Funding

Jobs website ZipRecruiter has just lined up $156 million in investment capital. The company said the series B financing will be used to accelerate its growth and further develop its artificial intelligence-powered matching technology and mobile apps. Wellington Management Co. and returning investor IVP co-led the investment, which included participation by other existing investors. ZipRecruiter’s

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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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Vanderbloemen Names COO

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has appointed Sutton Turner as its chief operating officer. He brings a combined 23 years of business and ministry experience to his role. “We have been fortunate to have seen many years of repeated and robust growth, and our work is at an unprecedented size and scope,”

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Employers Continue Adding Jobs, But Middle-Wage Opportunities Stagger

A new study from CareerBuilder points to a continued hollowing effect in the labor market where high-wage and low-wage job growth is eclipsing middle-wage job growth by a significant margin. Based on extensive analysis of historical and current labor market trends, the U.S. is expected to add 8.3 million jobs (5.08 percent growth) from 2018

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks New Leader for Temple College

Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates has been selected to find the next president for Temple College in central Texas. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The Temple College board of trustees was unanimous in choosing the Jackson, MS-based firm. “Gold Hill has experience and an extensive network in Texas and

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Battalia Winston Finds Chief Sales Officer for Clean Harbors

Finding qualified C-suite sales executives continues to be an issue for companies. According to the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Report, sales positions have been some of the most difficult to fill in recent years. And it has not been an attractive role to new generations of workers. New York City-headquartered executive search firm Battalia Winston recently recruited Robby Speights

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Koya Strengthens Staff with Diversity Pioneer

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Maureen Alphonse-Charles as managing director. Based in Boston, Ms. Alphonse-Charles is expected to help strengthen the firm’s work across non-profits and mission-driven organizations, building a bridge between non-profits, the corporate sector, and corporate boards. She sits on the boards of Boston University, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

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Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes,

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Benchmark Metrics to Guide Your Recruitment Strategy

The growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate mundane operational tasks is creating new efficiencies that are freeing up recruiters’ time to focus on relationship building and nurturing passive candidates, according to a new report by Jobvite. The percentage of job interviews that resulted in offers climbed from 17 percent in 2015

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Wheless Partners Retained by the University of Colorado to Find New Leader

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. The University of Colorado board of regents recently tapped executive recruitment firm Wheless

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Seeks General Counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance

Executive search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recently been selected to find new general counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance. Located in Downers Grove, IL, DuPage Medical Group is one of the largest independent multi-specialty physician groups in Illinois. Backed by the large PE firm Ares, the organization is physician led, enabling it to provide

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Quantum Search Partners Names Digital Security & Risk Practice Leader

Cybersecurity might well might the greatest challenge facing corporate America today. The threat to reputation, private information and dollars — both from immediate theft and the cost of repairing the damage of a cyber-attack — can be staggering. Yet too few companies have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. No one can deny that it is

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Bailey Montago Executive Search Names Two Practice Leaders

London-based Bailey Montagu Executive Search continues its expansion with the appointment of Rupert Channing as leader of the firm’s financial services search practice and Lee Cooper as head of its consumer and retail practice. Bailey Montago’s financial services search practice is focused on identifying, attracting and appointing high-caliber executives. Mr. Channing has worked in executive search

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Spencer Stuart Names Ben Williams CEO

Spencer Stuart has appointed Ben Williams as its new CEO, succeeding Kevin Connelly, who served two three-year terms as the firm’s leader after previously serving six years as its chairman. In addition, the firm elected David Daniel as its new chairman. He takes over from Edward Speed, who served two three-year terms in the post. Both appointments were effective at

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Vanderbilt to Find New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. With the announcement that Vanderbilt University’s current AD, David Williams, plans to retire in May, the school recently turned to Korn Ferry to find his replacement. Jed Hughes, who leads Korn Ferry’s sports practice, is heading the assignment alongside senior associate Kyle Bowlsby.

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Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Talent at PepsiCo

Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recruited Anita Roggendorf as PepsiCo’s director of talent attraction & engagement. Partners Ashley Schiele, Keri Gavin and Katie Traines led the assignment for the role, which is based at the consumer product giant’s global headquarters in Purchase, NY. Ms. Roggendorf previously worked for American Express. In her new role, she will

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Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Leader to Fuel Growth

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. Recently, Columbus, OH-headquartered firm Taylor Strategy Partners added Angie Aldinger as vice president of business development. Ms. Aldinger will lead business development efforts across all business lines at the firm, including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive & professional search, consulting & assessment

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Signium Africa Partners with HR Solutions Provider Riverwaves

Signium Africa, global search consortium Signium’s African business unit, has partnered with Riverwaves, a global provider of optimization of “people capability” through the customization of competency-driven HR models. Following in-depth exposure to Riverwaves’ intellectual property (IP) and proprietary modeling tools, “Signium Africa is positioned to apply its partner’s globally respected competency framework, build internal capability and

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Global CEO Confidence Falls to Two-Year Low

Global CEO confidence fell in the third quarter to its lowest level in two years, but chief executives remain confident about growth prospects in the U.S., according to the Conference Board. The overall measure of CEO confidence decreased to a level of 55 from 63 in the second quarter. A reading of more than 50

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WinterWyman Places CHRO at Excelitas Technologies

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

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Odgers Berndtson Partners with JDR Consulting

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion by partnering with JDR Consulting. Founder John de Regt, who has more than 30 years of executive coaching and search experience, is expected to enhance the firm’s leadership service offerings in the U.S. “John is an exceptionally talented and experienced executive coach,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers

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Acertitude Recruits Senior Leaders for Borden

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited two key leaders for Borden Dairy. Craig Musgrove joins the Dallas-based company as chief sales officer and Satyaki Lodh becomes chief information officer. Acertitude co-founder and managing partner Kevin O’Neill led the search teams for both assignments. The two hires are the latest in a series of nine searches

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Witt/Kieffer Launches Interim Leadership Practice

Witt/Kieffer recently launched an interim leadership practice and added Brian Krehbiel to head the new offering. The initiative, dubbed Witt/Kieffer Interim Leadership, expands the reach and capabilities of the firm’s healthcare practice in order to address the critical needs of these clients and ensure continuity in executive leadership. “We continually assess how Witt/Kieffer can adapt to our clients’ changing

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 48-Year Low

Employers added 134,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The September gain is the 95th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people fell to six million. Analysts polled by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) forecast that the U.S. economy

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Storbeck/Pimentel Seeks 22nd President for Allegheny College

Executive search firms continue to reap the benefits of an active education sector, which many academic recruiters report has never been busier. The action is especially heavy among the boutiques, with niche recruiting outfits handling multiple assignments concurrently at major institutions, all at the senior levels. If any slowdown is coming, it most likely will

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DDJ Myers Seeking New CEO for Jax Federal Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Momenta Partners and Enertech Launch Quantal Search

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has joined forces with Enertech Search Partners to launch Quantal Search, a professional search practice focused on “deep talent.” Quantal will focus on placing talent that are designing and operationalizing disruptive technologies including data science, blockchain and augmented reality, as well as associated operational and commercial teams. Enertech Search Partners has served cleantech

DHR Broadens Reach Into Nashville

DHR International has added John Blank as executive vice president and managing director in the firm’s Nashville office. Mr. Blank becomes the first consultant in Nashville as DHR continues to expand its presence in the Southeastern United States. He works primarily in the healthcare and private equity practice groups. “We are thrilled to have someone

Bullhorn Acquires MaxHire Solutions and Sendouts

Bullhorn, a global provider of on demand front office staffing and recruitment software, has acquired two companies: Vancouver, Canada-based MaxHire Solutions and St. Louis-based Sendouts. Both MaxHire and Sendouts provide recruiting software-as-a-service. Operating under the Bullhorn brand, development, support, and other teams from both companies will continue working from offices in Vancouver and St. Louis.

Caldwell Partners Completes Search for Ask.com

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Adam J. Richards as vice president of operations at Ask.com. Mr. Richards formerly served as vice president and chief infrastructure architect at Yahoo! Ask.com has spent the last 15 years committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers. Caldwell Partners,

Alliance Solutions Group Enhances Services

Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency based in Ohio, has enhanced its managed services to incorporate employers within its new TalentKick Workforce Solutions business unit. It provides contingent workforce management consulting and staffing services and a web-based, vendor-neutral, e-procurement application that helps users attain more predictable and more desirable results from contingent

Workday Posts Large Revenue Gains

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues of $107.6 million, an increase of 72 percent from the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Subscription revenues stood at $81.1 million, a gain of 92 percent from same period last year. Net loss per basic and

Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann. Appoints Managing Director

Korn/Ferry International has named Sonamara Jeffreys as managing director of Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann. Ms. Jeffreys will be responsible for leading the firm's U.K. operations, as well as retaining her existing responsibilities as regional leader of Korn/Ferry's global financial services market for EMEA. "Sonamara's successful track record as a senior search consultant, coupled with her management

Diversified Search Fills Board Seats for Comfort Systems

Diversified Search has recruited Constance Skidmore and Vance Tang as new members of the board of directors at Comfort Systems USA, Inc. Ms. Skidmore is a seasoned financial expert who served as partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over two decades, including a term on its board. Mr. Tang served as president and CEO of the U.S.

Adicio Launches New Career Sites

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has announced the launch of several new job boards and motors classified sites. New careers sites launched using Adicio’s online classified technology include eCareer/OpenReq.com, HireaHero.org,Military1.com, LocalJobs.com, RecruitDisability.com and GlassCeiling.com. The new motors sites are Yakima Herald, Oklahoman, and High Point Enterprise/NCCarz.com. Rick

Workday Posts Large Revenue Gains

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues were $72.6 million, an increase of 99 percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Net loss for the quarter was $41.3 million, compared to a net loss of $19.7 million in the Q3 of fiscal

Green Park Makes Three Additions to Its Staff

U.K.-based Green Park has announced three new additions to its staff. Stephanie Campbell joins the firm from Veredus to work across the commerce and industry sectors with a particular focus on developing Green Park’s retail and consumer offering. John McLaughlin, formerly managing director at Bespoke Interim, joins to focus on expanding the firm’s manufacturing practice.

Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami and San Diego Show Hiring Losses

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, lost 8.1 points in November, dropping to 100.3, which is 3.2 points below November 2011, and 5.6 below a year ago. Baltimore was the biggest loser in November, with a decrease of 13 percent over last month. In other disappointing news, Indianapolis lost 8%, Miami

HireRight Forms Alliance with PeopleAdmin

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has announced a new integration with PeopleAdmin, a provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, designed to streamline the recruitment and employment background check process. The integration enables customers to order, track and manage their employment screening processes directly from PeopleAdmin SelectSuite.

Bialla/Signium to Lead Board Search for Levi Strauss

Bialla/Signium has been selected Levi Strauss & Co. to lead in its search for new board members. Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. Bialla & Associates has been handling senior management recruitment assignments

Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy Form Partnership

The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and Udemy, an online education marketplace, have formed a strategic partnership to offer online leadership development solutions available through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider. The Jack Welch Management Institute applies the celebrated management practices of Fortune magazine’s “Manager of the Century,” and combines real-world instruction

Boyden Adds Managing Director in NY Office

Boyden has added Andrew Reese as a managing director in its New York office. Mr. Reese will play a key role in recruitment of C-level and senior executives within financial services, including companies specializing in wealth management, asset management and private equity. In addition, he will offer companies and candidates his knowledge in compensation, negotiation

Spencer Ogden Pens Office in Hong Kong

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has opened a new office in Hong Kong, its second office opening in Asia this year. Heading the company’s new office is ex-Hays China director Emma Charnock, who will extend the firm’s reach into China’s energy trading, energy finance, power generation, oil and gas, renewables, nuclear and mining sectors. David Spencer-Percival,

Accelent Completes Search for Endurance International Group

Accelent, Inc. has placed Andy Zimmerman as vice president of product marketing at Endurance International Group. Mr. Zimmerman previously served as the chief marketing officer at Brainshark. Endurance International is a provider of hosting, domains and online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology

Futurestep Adds VP, Government Solutions

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Charlie Eye as vice president, government solutions in Reston, Virginia. Mr. Eye brings more than two decades of defense industry recruiting experience to the firm. In 1994, he founded Employer Services Corporation (ESC) in the Washington, DC area, placing recruitment consultants for local

IIC Partners Makes Appointments With Its Energy Practice Group

IIC Partners has assigned Jane Christopherson as its new energy practice group leader, and Kartik Kumar as her new deputy. Ms. Christopherson, who is a partner at IIC Partners’ London-based member firm the Curzon Partnership, specializes in senior technical appointments within the energy and natural resources sectors. Mr. Kumar is a partner with Cambridge Management

Lonergan Partners Completes Search for GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Bruce Kleinman as vice president, product marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Kleinman was corporate vice president of platform marketing at Xilinx. “Changing an industry and how they approach customers requires a team with broad-based skills and knowledge. Bruce is uniquely

Interview: International Executive Search Federation Founder Discusses State of Executive Search

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF)is a retained executive search group with 130 offices in 40 countries. Mark Geary is founder and Global President of the organization. The Federation also has three Regional Presidents coordinating each of IESF's regions: Americas (Normand Lebeau), Europe – Africa (Jacob Hoekstra), AsiaPac – Middle East (Vivek Ahuja). IESF has

Millennium Search Adds New Senior Recruiter

Millennium Search, a boutique recruiting firm, has added Richard Moss as a senior executive recruiter. Mr. Moss has over 20 years of experience as a search professional, with a background that includes technical, trading and marketing roles. He joins the Millennium Search team after running his own boutique recruiting firm that specialized in technology recruiting

Preng & Associates Retained vy Simba Energy

Houston-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has been retained by Simba Energy, Inc. to bolster Simba’s technical and professional team. Hassan Hassan, managing director, operations, stated: “Simba is a fast moving exploration company with a challenging workload. To date, we have been under- staffed and in order to achieve our objectives, additional technical and

eQuest and TheLadders Form Partnership

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, through a partnership with TheLadders, will open a free job-delivery gateway for its customers to post unlimited jobs to the online job-matching service. eQuest customers also will receive unrestricted access to search resumes. With its recently announced Passport program, a free recruitment solution enabling employers

Egon Zehnder To Post 18 Percent U.S. Revenue Rise

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder International is expected to report an 18 percent revenue rise in the U.S. for it's fiscal year ending October 31, 2012 when it releases its year-end results in late January despite the fact that the American economy, and hiring generally, remains sluggish. Whether this burst of growth is enough

BlueSteps Partners with 85 Broads

BlueSteps, a career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), has formed a partnership with 85 Broads, a global women’s network whose mission is to generate professional and social value for its members. BlueSteps will offer members of 85 Broads career management tools and services developed for executives, connecting them with AESC

Kenexa Records 19 Percent Revenue Gain

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $92.1 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, a 19 percent increase from revenues of $77.2 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders, was $9.5 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $6.3

Ultimate Software Selected by the Texas Rangers

Ultimate Software, a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has been selected by the Texas Rangers Baseball, LLC, a 2,000-employee professional baseball team based in Arlington, TX, to improve hiring efficiencies with its UltiPro service. “Now with UltiPro Recruitment, applicants are completing forms online, and we are reducing paper usage and improving the

Work&Partners Retained by Electronic Ink

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by Electronic Ink to lead in a search for a new senior vice president of business development. Electronic Ink is an international design consultancy firm, which uses a unique research and design process, creating systems, software, and experiences that balance business objectives with human contexts. Founded in 2002,

Caldwell Partners Posts 5.5 Percent Revenue Drop

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 fourth quarter revenues of $8.85 million, down 5.5 percent compared to $9.37 million the prior year. Revenues from U.S. operations represent 66 percent of the fourth quarter total, decreasing five percent from the comparable period of 2011. Fourth quarter net earnings after tax represented

Simply Hired Appoints Former Yahoo! Exec as CEO

Simply Hired, a search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, has appointed James Beriker as president and CEO. Mr. Beriker, who recently led targeting and performance businesses at Yahoo!, brings 20 years of proven success in scaling technology companies at every stage of growth. He previously served as president and CEO of Dapper, Efficient

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