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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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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.


Momenta Expands in the U.S.

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has continued to strengthen its footprint in the U.S. with the addition of Bill O’Such as a strategy partner. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. O’Such brings over 20 years of extensive history of connected industry leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and

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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?


Signium Adds Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and branding professionals are playing increasingly vital roles at executive search firms as recruiting outfits push into new lines of business, evolve their brands and rev up their social media presence. Recently, executive search consortium Signium added Amy Fuentes as its new marketing and communications specialist. In her new role, Ms. Fuentes will be responsible for executing all


Employees Reveal Insights on 2019 Workforce Trends

Surveys on workplace topics often poll employers to gain their perspectives on the latest HR issues and trends – but, in a recent survey, Paychex went directly to the source and obtained insight from employees themselves. It questioned employees on hot topics like benefits, pay equity, HR technology, corporate social responsibility and more, to determine

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Board Members for Yelp

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed three board members for Yelp Inc. The firm had been enlisted to evaluate the board’s composition and identify additional director candidates to help drive the online-review website’s strategy. George Hu, Sharon Rothstein and Brian Sharples were appointed to the board, effective March 1. They will replace Geoff Donaker, Jeremy Levine and Peter Fenton, who notified the


Deerfield Associates Seeks Senior Major Gifts Officer for Babson College

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding


RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise


Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The


Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important



Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,


Heads! International Rebrands as H.I. Executive Consulting

International offices of a global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International have rebranded to become H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Following a decade of international growth, the brand refresh is a reflection of HIEC’s business, and the positioning achieved during this time, said the firm. Under the updated name, HIEC said it will continue its


How to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in 2019

Hiring and retaining talent in a candidate-driven market has always been tough, but it is even more competitive today. With eight consecutive years of job gains, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low last year — signifying a powerful shift in the job market. While a candidate-driven market is definitely worth celebrating, employers

Caldwell Places Chief Product Officer at CentralReach

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Cheryl Michael as chief product officer for CentralReach in Pompano Beach, FL. Managing partner Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor led the assignment. CentralReach is a provider of EHR and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce better outcomes for people with autism and related disorders. “Cheryl brings

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Sheffield Search Recruits CEO for NETcon

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has recruited John Greenwood as the new CEO of power transmission company NETcon. The assignment was led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. NETcon wanted a leader who was tertiary qualified, with prior CEO/GM level experience ideally gained within a contracting/maintenance or infrastructure management related background. Mr. Greenwood


Heidrick & Struggles Makes Three Key Leadership Appointments

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced three new leadership appointments to support the firm’s long-term growth strategy. Jenni Hibbert assumes the role of global practice managing partner of the financial services practice. Dan Ryan becomes regional leader for the Americas. And Stephen Schwanhausser was named global practice managing partner


AlexCharles Search Partners Expands by Adding Business Development Leader

Houston-headquartered executive recruiting firm AlexCharles Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Renee Hansen as managing director. She will charged with focusing on the expansion of business development and strategic partnerships for its executive search practice. “I could not be more enthusiastic about the addition of Renee to our team and the year ahead. 2019 is

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San Francisco 49ers Tap Turnkey Search to Find Chief Marketing Officer

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers to lead its search for a new chief marketing officer. Managing director Diana Busino is spearheading the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco.

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Bradbury Miller Associates Finds CEO for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has placed Roberta Phillips as the new CEO of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Largo, MD. “The board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment,” said Samuel Epps, board president. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes


Waterstone Names New Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm Waterstone, which recruits talent for high-growth companies and emerging industries, has named Amy Dordek as a managing director. Ms. Dordek was previously chief revenue officer at GrowthPlay, a sales consulting firm, which was ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. A co-founder of the Driehaus


Signium Expands in Sweden

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, executive search consortium Signium has expanded in Sweden with the addition ofJ Eng Consulting. Founder Johannes Eng joins Signium as a partner. Mr. Eng has more than 15 years of experience in staff-leading positions and as a board director. His experience includes business development, working with


Kincannon & Reed Recruiting Veteran Gregory Duerksen Dies at 61

Gregory J. Duerksen, chairman and former CEO of Kincannon & Reed, died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA, on January 31. He was 61. Mr. Duerksen joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. “Greg’s contribution to the firm cannot be overstated,” said Issy Perez, president and CEO of Kincannon & Reed.


Five People Who Will Never Get a Raise

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for more money. You can be the “squeaky wheel” who gets the boss’s attention. You just need to do it the right way. As CEO of the world’s largest talent organizations, Gary Burnison knows a thing or two about how — and how not — to build a career

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Diversified Search Finds Inaugural Dean for Lehigh’s College of Health

After an extensive global search effort, executive search firm Diversified Search has recruited IBM Watson Health veteran Whitney Witt as the inaugural dean of Lehigh University’s new College of Health. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment. “We simply could have not asked for a finer individual to lead this new

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Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief People Officer for NCC Media

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has come to play 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. Instead, the


Russell Reynolds Associates Partners with pymetrics

Russell Reynolds Associates and pymetrics, a business that uses neuroscience data and artificial intelligence to help companies make hiring and internal mobility more predictive and less biased, have announced a research partnership to help reduce bias in executive selection decisions. The goal is to identify the cognitive, social and emotional traits that differentiate those who ascend

Spencer Stuart Assists AmCham Shanghai in its Search for a New President

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has assisted The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) in hiring Kenneth Jarrett to serve as the Chamber's new president. Mr. Jarrett joins the Chamber from APCO Worldwide, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs consultancy, where he served as chairman for Greater China for the past five years. The

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Mixed Results

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted consolidated net revenue of $103 million in the first quarter, down 3.3 percent from $106.5 million a year ago. The revenue decline was primarily driven by an $8.1 million decline in Europe, partially offset by $5.6 million of revenue from Senn Delaney, which the company

Caldwell Partners Adds New Partner to Calgary Office

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Sean McLean as partner in its Calgary office. This addition strengthens the firm’s all important capabilities in the oil and gas sectors. Mr. McLean joins Caldwell Partners from Conroy Ross Partners Ltd, where he led the executive search practice in Calgary, Edmonton and Regina. "We

Ferneborg Group Finds CEO for CHP 11-99 Foundation

Executive search firm The Ferneborg Group has placed Stephen W. Harrington as the new executive director and chief executive officer for The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. Mr. Harrington most recently served St. Margaret Episcopal School as executive director of advancement. Visionary civic leader Bob Weinberg founded The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation in 1982

DirectEmployers Partners with Jobipedia.org

DirectEmployers Association has partnered with jobipedia.org, a website that provides an online job portal in addition to personal, free and timely answers about job searches and the workplace directly from active company recruiters. Members of HR Policy Association, representing over 340 chief human resource officers of America’s largest companies, created Jobipedia.org. HR Policy Association members

Nosal Partners Founder Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets

Executive recruiter David Nosal, 55, founding chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based Nosal Partners LLC, has been convicted of all charges in a six-count indictment by a federal jury that found that Mr. Nosal conspired to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of his former employer, Korn/Ferry International, and to illegally obtaining its trade

CTPartners Posts 10 Percent Q1 Revenue Decline

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted first quarter revenues of $29.2 million, a 10 percent drop from $32.4 million in the prior year’s first quarter. North American revenue decreased 13.4 percent to $17.4 million; EMEA was essentially flat at $6.7 million; Asia Pacific revenue dipped by a third, to $1.7 million compared to $2.6 million in

Careerminds Announces New Leadership Structure

Careerminds, a virtual outplacement firm, has announced a new leadership structure to oversee the company’s growth. Sabrina Basht, who has been with the company since 2011, has been appointed CEO. The current CEO and founder, Raymond Lee, will serve as chief product officer and expand his focus on ensuring that Careerminds continues to provide a

PeopleAnswers Selected by HoneyBaked

PeopleAnswers has inked a software licensing agreement with The Original HoneyBaked Ham Company of Georgia to use the PeopleAnswers HR-focused business solution in transforming the retailer’s recruiting process while increasing employee retention and performance in its 111 company-owned stores. By using PeopleAnswers, HoneyBaked is evolving its talent recruitment process from a paper-based model into a

Employer Flexible Acquires Channel Dynamix

Employer Flexible, a Houston-based HR, recruitment and IT solutions provider, has acquired integrated technology solutions company Channel Dynamix (CDX). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Employer Flexible's portfolio of service offerings by adding in-depth, proven tools that maximize business data: business analysis tools, interactive websites, and managed IT services. Known

Simply Hired Fills Top Marketing Post

Simply Hired, a search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, has named Kristy Stromberg as senior vice president of marketing. Ms. Stromberg is a 20-year technology marketing veteran with deep experience in global brand development, product strategy and customer acquisition for consumer and business audiences. She joins Simply Hired from Intuit, where she drove

Lochlin Partners Appoints New Managing Partner

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners added Patrick Friel as a managing partner. He brings 20 years of broad market leadership and experience in the areas of technology and services, government, and not-for-profit. Previously, he was managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington office, where he was a key member of the firm’s North American

DHR Grows European Industrial Practice

DHR International has expanded its European industrial practice with the appointment of Thorsten Otremba as executive vice president. Based in the firm’s Frankfurt office, he will focus on expanding DHR’s presence in the automotive industry in Europe. Originally with BMW, Mr. Otremba has spent the last nine years working for Germany-based executive search firm, Kienbaum,

Hudson Global Posts 17 Percent Revenue Drop

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted first quarter 2013 revenues of $165.7 million, down 17.4 percent from $200.6 million the same period the prior year. The company recorded a net loss of $8.2 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $3.2 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, for the

Leadership Capital Group Recruits CIO for HomeServe USA

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has placed David Berry as chief information officer of HomeServe USA. Partner Marc Lewis led the search. Mr. Berry was the CIO of global fragrance, cosmetics and beauty products company Coty for 12 years before embarking on several interim CIO campaigns, starting in 2010.

The Qualifind Group Adds New Executive Search Consultant

The QualiFind Group has added Toby Greene to its ExeQfind retained search practice as senior executive search consultant. Mr. Greene will be leveraging his prior executive leadership experience in Mexico and Latin America to serve ExeQfind client’s needs for senior level recruitment in Mexico. QualiFind Group’s founder, Warren Carter, said: “Toby brings a truly multicultural

Corporate Resource Services Acquires Summit Software

Corporate Resource Services, Inc., a diversified staffing, recruiting, and consulting services firm, has acquired Summit Software, a division of Tri-Tel Communications, Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Summit Software provides enterprise software applications and cloud-based hosting solutions for the PEO and staffing industries. “Summit Software is an exciting acquisition for CRS and

Talent Partners Forms Alliance with Mediaocean

Talent Partners, a provider of talent and production support services for U.S. advertising agencies and advertisers, has partnered with Mediaocean, an independent advertising technology company processing more than $130 billion across holding companies and agencies globally, to provide the new fully integrated ad management system, Mediaocean Optica, to its North American client base. Mediaocean Optica

JDG Associates Finds New CEO for ANFP

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Joyce Gilbert, PhD, as president and chief executive officer of The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Dr. Gilbert has served for the past five years as executive director of the Marilyn Magaram Center. JDG Associates, founded by Joseph DeGioia, has been serving the executive recruitment

Nosal Partners Places CFO at Helm Financial

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Larry Bush as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Helm Financial Corporation. Mr. Bush was previously SVP and CFO at OmniTRAX, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. The search was conducted by partner Baillie Parker. Helm Financial is a privately held railcar and locomotive leasing company headquartered in

CDI Corp. Posts Four Percent Revenue Dip

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted first quarter revenues of $269 million, a decrease of four percent from revenues of $280.6 million a year ago. The company reported a net gain of $2.5 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $3.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, last

AESC Adds Eight New Member Firms

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Agilium Worldwide Italy, Alder Koten, Alemany & Partners, Central Executive Placement, EXEC, Hobson Leavy, Rasd and Ward Howell Asia as its newest member firms. Founded in 2011, Agilium Worldwide Italy is a generalist search firm focused on the Italian market, with expertise in the pharmaceutical sector,

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Industry Search Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has appointed Andy Dolich to further develop its North American sports industry executive search practice. Mr. Dolich has more than four decades of experience in the professional sports industry, having held senior executive positions in the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major

Monster Revenues Fall Nine Percent; Sale of Company Rumored

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $212 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, a drop of nine percent compared with $233.8 million in the comparable quarter of 2012. During the quarter, the company reported net income of $5 million, or four cents per share, compared to $3.7 million, or three cents

Vision Executive Search Appoints Group Practice Leader

Vision Executive Search has added Dave Moran as a group practice leader. Mr. Moran has 20 years of experience in human capital and executive management roles with operational responsibilities at a functional and strategic level. Throughout his career, he has assisted in the establishment and growth of offices for search and human resource consulting organizations

Hulce Associates Fills Finance Post for Hill-Rom

Executive search firm Hulce Associates has placed Faith Adee as the new vice president of international finance for Hill-Rom. Most recently VP of finance with Teleflex, Ms. Adee’s earlier career includes international finance roles with Stiefel Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson. “Faith is ideally qualified to add significant value to Hill-Rom as it continues its

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Remains Strong in April

Managerial hiring remained strong in April despite weakness in other job levels, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online. A 1.5-point drop-off from March, to 114.9, had negligible impact on an overall score that is much improved from the 101.3 point-level of this time a year ago. Memphis showed a

RSR Partners Adds Consultant in Consumer and Services Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has named Sarah S. Juarez as a consultant; Ms. Juarez will offer her restaurant, beauty, retail, and hospitality expertise to the firm's consumer goods and services practice. She joins RSR Partners from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she provided executive search and assessment services for the firm's

Cook Associates Finds CFO for Cytel

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has recruited Bryan Gleason as chief financial officer of Cytel, Inc. The search was led by Cary Morrill, vice president and member of the firm’s healthcare & life sciences and technology practices. Most recently, Mr. Gleason served as CFO of Connectedu. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cytel provides clinical trial design services

Technomedia Exec Joins HR.com’s Talent Management Committee

HR.com’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Integrated Talent Management Community has added Marcel Messier, president and COO of Technomedia, to its board. As a member of the community’s advisory board, Mr. Messier will play a key role in shaping the curriculum of the certification program. Leveraging his experience in guiding the development of Technomedia’s talent

Ultimate Software Posts 25 Percent Revenue Gain

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted first quarter revenues of revenues of $97.9 million, an increase of 25 percent, compared to $78.3 million, a year ago. GAAP net income for the quarter were $4.5 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, versus GAAP net income of $1.0 million, or

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