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Furst Group Lands New President for the Health Plan Alliance

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Calibrate Legal Names Chief Client Officer

Calibrate Legal Names Chief Client Officer

Calibrate Legal has expanded with the addition of Susan Van Dyke as chief client officer. Her background includes over two decades of legal marketing and communications experience in-house, as a consultant and in the C-suite. “In Susan, we’ve found a fellow advocate for our marketing/BD colleagues, and a seasoned peer advisor for our clients in the C-suite

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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.


Three Keys to Successfully Integrating Senior Hires

Finding and successfully integrating the right talent is critical to success – but it’s no easy task. And losing a recent hire can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in time lost, damaged client relationships, misdirected personnel resources, recruiting costs and potential revenue. Inadequate preparation, pressure on a hire to gain traction quickly, slowed collaboration

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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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Hardman Batchelor International Lands Executives for National Instruments Corp.

Austin, TX-based executive search firm Hardman Batchelor International has recently made two key placements for National Instruments Corp., a $1.29 billion developer and manufacturer of software and hardware products for scientists and engineers. Jim Ramsey is the company’s new vice president of Americas sales. And Paul Horton becomes vice president of global sales operations. The


Kingsley Gate Continues Global Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners continues its recent expansion with the addition of Magui Castro as senior partner. She will be based in the firm’s London office. Ms. Castro has a deep background in retained executive search, specializing in recruiting C-level executives across the consumer, retail and life sciences sectors. Prior to her career in search,


How to Meet the Talent Challenges of a Changing Digital Landscape

Every day we see examples of how the media, technology and digital industries are changing the way we live and work. Whether it is cloud storage for our photos, playlists for our music, friends who are “cutting the cord,” or retail chains going out of business, the world is changing rapidly. The implications for recruiting


Witt/Kieffer Promotes 14 Search Consultants

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Witt/Kieffer recently announced 14 promotions across its expanding search practices. “This year has brought continued expansion for the firm, so that we may serve clients better in our markets in the U.S. and abroad,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. “We are


Osprey Capital Acquires BoardProspects.com

Venture capital and private equity firm Osprey Capital has acquired Quincy, MA-based BoardProspects.com, an online boardroom community that provides individual and corporate-based members with corporate governance news, education and board recruitment solutions. “We are excited to have BoardProspects join the Osprey family,” said David Hoffmann, founder and chairman of Osprey Capital. Mr. Hoffmann is the founder


10 Reasons to Consider External Candidates

More companies have been looking outside for new leaders, an indication that hiring an outsider has become more of an intentional leadership choice than a necessity. Outsiders accounted for 22 percent of all CEOs brought in via a planned succession between 2012 and 2017, up from 14 percent in the 2005 to 2007 period, according

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeking CEO for the Museum of the American Revolution

Boutique executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been chosen to find the next president and chief executive officer for Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American Revolution. Mark J. Tarnacki and Adelaide K. Jones are leading the search. The museum’s previous leader, Michael C. Quinn, stepped down last March after six years of steering the


RSR Partners Names Head of Sports and Entertainment Leadership Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has promoted Dany B. Berghoff to managing director. Mr. Berghoff, who took over as head of the firm’s global sport and entertainment leadership practice from Joe Bailey in May, will focus on working with clients across the sports, media and entertainment industries. He is also a member of the firm’s hospitality and leisure practice. Mr. Berghoff has


How to Best Balance Work and Summer Holiday Time

Nearly two-thirds of professionals (63 percent) say they have cut short vacations because of occupational demands and pressure to perform at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey. The study also found that nearly three quarters (73 percent) said they would prefer a higher salary over more vacation days. According to the survey, staying in

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City of Pasadena Taps Teri Black & Company for Police Chief

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,


Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Venture Capital Recruiting Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named San Francisco-based partner Scott Atkinson to lead its venture capital practice. He succeeds Rebecca Foreman Janjic, who earlier this year was appointed the global practice managing partner for the firm’s global technology and services practice. “Heidrick & Struggles has a rich and deep history working with venture


Using Artificial Intelligence for Making Unbiased Hires

While diversity and inclusion initiatives have become a “must-have” for 21st century employers, actually making them work depends on having a clear plan and framework that resonates with diverse talent and aligns with overall business goals. “Whether it is speaking at a conference, or consulting to help develop strategies that align their talent functions with


Odgers Berndtson Continues U.S. Expansion

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Nicole Phillips as a partner in the firm’s retail and consumer practices. She will be based in the New York City office. “We’re delighted to have Nicole with us,” said Diane Lavietes, head of Odgers Berndtson’s retail and consumer practices in the U.S. “As we

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PFM Executive Search Lands Chief Development Officer for Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Cynthia Kinsella as chief development officer of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS). “With Cynthia’s proven success of mentoring effective teams and implementing process improvements throughout her career, she will be a valued member of GVFBS’s executive team,” PFM said. Ms. Kinsella has had a 28-year career in


How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

When it comes to successful hiring and retention, pay rules, according to Adecco’s “2018 U.S. Workforce Report: Attracting Talent and Retaining Employees.” The report, which surveyed over 1,000 American workers from coast to coast, said that remuneration is easily the most important job factor. Employees told Adecco that their top job factors were: salary/wages (42


Caldwell Creates Blockchain Advisory Council

Toronto-based Caldwell has launched a blockchain advisory council aimed at driving the understanding, integration and implementation of blockchain technologies. The new offering for clients is in partnership with blockchain consulting firm, BTblock. “Blockchain technologies carry the potential for substantial impact within our client’s organizations, as they can enable the strategic reorganization of workflows and related structures,”


Vlaad and Company Expands to U.S. with New York City Office Launch

Toronto-based Vlaad and Company, a financial services executive search firm, has expanded into the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York City.  The expansion increases the firm’s North American presence and helps both American and Canadian firms find top-tier talent in a very tight marketplace, said the firm New York remains


Hiring Looks Strong Heading Into Second Half of 2018

As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers will reap the benefits. According to CareerBuilder‘s ‘Midyear Job Forecast,’ a full 63 percent of employers plan to hire in the second half of 2018, up from 60 percent last year. A substantial percentage of employers said

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DRG Search Finds Leader for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have


Harvey Nash to be Acquired by Investor Group in $100 Million-Plus Deal

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. The Power of Talent Ltd (Bidco), an entity owned and controlled by investment funds managed by DBAY Advisors, has made a £98.7 million bid to acquire London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash. The deal must now be approved by 75 percent of the firm’s shareholders to be


Women Board Director Appointments Reach Record High

In a significant shift from a year earlier, women have made substantial progress in the boardroom, according to Heidrick & Struggles‘ 2018 Board Monitor Report. The report found that women accounted for 38 percent of incoming board directors at Fortune 500 companies, a substantial rise from the previous year’s 28 percent. The findings suggest that

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RH Perry Leading President Searches for Alvernia University and Quincy University

RH Perry & Associates is leading searches for new presidents at Alvernia University and Quincy University. The Alvernia opening comes with the announcement that Thomas F. Flynn, who has led the Catholic university since 2005, will be stepping down next June. The Reading, PA-based school’s next president will have the opportunity to build upon the


Hudson Global Posts 14.7 Percent Revenue Increase

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $17 million, up 14.7 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 39.2 percent and Hudson Europe experienced revenue growth of 3.7 percent. Hudson America, meanwhile, struggled, posting a revenue decrease of 15.7 percent. The New


Are Leaders Really Prepared to Take on the Job of CEO?

For all the confidence that CEOs tend to convey, most of them have faced greater struggles in the top job than might be evident. Participating anonymously, leaders in a new study by Egon Zehnder revealed that while they did feel ready for the strategic and business aspects of their roles, they felt much less prepared

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Academic Search Places General Counsel at Brown University

For many academic recruiting specialists, business has never been better. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. With so much activity, it seems, talent demand is far outstripping the supply. Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, for one example, recently placed Eileen Goldgeier as vice president and general counsel of Brown

Carrington & Carringont Places Chief Diversity Officer at Carolinas Healthcare System

Search firm Carrington & Carrington, LTD. has recruited James E. Taylor as the new chief diversity officer for the Carolinas HealthCare System. CHS provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Washington,DC and Memphis, TN, Carrington & Carrington places candidates in middle management

Capital Analytics and KnowledgeAdvisors Join Forces

Capital Analytics and KnowledgeAdvisors, two providers of human capital measurement, have formed a strategic partnership. The alliance will leverage the combined strengths of both organizations to deliver a comprehensive measurement solution to clients for their learning and development initiatives. KnowledgeAdvisors is known for its learning analytics system Metrics that Matter, a cloud-based software solution for

Sanford Rose San Diego Adds New Partner

Sanford Rose Associates- San Diego has added Mark Soufleris, former owner and practice leader of Sanford Rose Associates – Fort Lauderdale, as partner, pharma & biopharmaceuticals. Mr. Soufleris has spent over 30 years as a pharmaceutical industry veteran who dedicated his career exclusively to helping companies commercialize life-saving products that addressed significant patient healthcare needs.

Indeed Acquired by Recruit CO. Ltd.

Indeed, a search engine for jobs, has been acquired by Recruit Co. Ltd., a provider of integrated HR and information services based in Japan. Indeed will be an independent operating unit of Recruit, led by Indeed's current senior management team. “Our success is also due to our dedicated team of employees and our tens of

Braswell Nees Group Places CEO at Overture Networks

Braswell Nees Group has recruited Mike Aquino as chief executive officer at Overture Networks. Mr. Aquino joins Overture from Ciena Corporation, where he held a number of executive positions, including SVP of global field operations, general manager of global government solutions, and VP of Americas. Overture Networks is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation

Jobvite Releases Newest Version of Hiring Service

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, has launched a new version of Jobvite Hire. Featuring a new consumer-oriented design that fundamentally improves the user experience, Jobvite Hire works seamlessly across multiple devices and offers a suite of innovative new features for strategic recruiting. Dan Finnigan, president and CEO of Jobvite, stated: “The new Jobvite

HR Certification Institute Expands Offerings

The HR Certification Institute, the internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, has announced the expansion of its advanced credential portfolio to include Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP) and Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP) certifications for HR professionals primarily practicing outside of the United States. The HRBP and HRMP credentials are a complement to

Korn Ferry Adds Partner to Global Technology Practice

Korn/Ferry International has added Alexander Wink as a senior client partner in the firm's global technology practice. Mr. Wink will be based in Germany where he will lead the digital sector in the EMEA region. He has expertise handling a broad range of assignments in the Internet and telecommunication industry, as well as the cleantech

Amrop Adds Parker Executive Search as Newest Partner in Atlanta

Global executive search firm Amrop has formed a partnership with Parker Executive Search, a retained executive search firm based out of Atlanta. Under the leadership of Dan Parker, president, and Laurie Wilder, executive vice president and managing director, Amrop’s new partner firm brings specific expertise in executive search services for clients in the corporate, higher

Trilogy Places SVP HR at Pharmanet/i3

Burlingame, CA-based retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Sarajane N. Mackenzie as senior vice president of human resources for Pharmanet/i3, inVentiv Health’s clinical segment. Trilogy also recently recruited Duncan Harwood as chief human resources officer for inVentiv. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignments on behalf of Trilogy. Prior to joining inVentiv, Ms. Mackenzie

OneWire Launches Executive Search Business

OneWire, a provider of career and talent management services, has announced the launch of its executive search arm, OneWire Managed Services. The new service includes candidate screening, interviewing, evaluation and pipelining for future hires. OneWire senior managing director, Mary Gay Townsend, said: “We partner closely with our clients, becoming an extension of their teams for

Leadership Capital Group Opens NY Office; Names New Partner

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has opened a New York metro region office in Mahwah, NJ and named John V. Jazylo as a partner in the firm’s CEO/board, financial services and technology practices as well as head of the NY metro office. Mr. Jazylo has recruited board members, CEOs,

RSA Places CEO at Actinium Pharmaceuticals

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has placed Jack Talley as president and chief executive officer of Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shawn O’Connor, president of RSA Americas, stated: “We are delighted to conclude our search with the placement of such an exceptional candidate. Previously the CEO of EpiCept Corporation, Jack has

Medical Staffing Network Acquires Pathway Medical Staffing

Medical Staffing Network (MSN) Healthcare, LLC, a provider of per diem nurse staffing services and a workforce management solutions company, has completed its acquisition of Pathway Medical Staffing, LLC a privately held Nurse Case Management staffing company headquartered in Skillman, NJ. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow MSN and

IRC Adds New Member Firm in Egypt

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Cairo, Egypt-based Aspire HRC as its newest member firm. Rania Abdalla, Aspire HRC’s managing director, founded the company in 2008, focusing on senior management, across all sectors. “IRC’s success is based on attracting the world’s most entrepreneurial, innovative and enthusiastic executive search firms,” said Sylvia MacArthur, president

Benchmark Executive Search Names Partner

Benchmark Executive Search has named Phoebe Henderson as a partner, responsible for end-to-end search execution and client development. Ms. Henderson brings over two decades of executive search, operations and business development experience across the federal information technology and satellite markets. She was previously a vice president at boutique search firm Dahl-Morrow International where she helped

The Judge Group Promotes Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions Division

The Judge Group, a recruiting services provider, has promoted Mick Angelichio to managing director of the Healthcare Solutions Division. Mr. Angelichio co-launched the Healthcare Solutions Division for The Judge Group in 2004 and has since grown the operation into a full-service national staffing, search and services firm with engagements in over 40 states. As director,

Dangerfield International Opens Toronto Office

Dangerfield International has opened a new office in Toronto. Lena Kozovski, general manager of North America, will head the Toronto office. Ms. Kozovski has more than 15 years experience and has worked both client side and agency. Graham Jackson, managing director of Dangerfield, said: “Lena’s core role is to continue to grow the Dangerfield business

Monster Expands SeeMore Recruiting Tool

Monster has introduced new SeeMore features built to meet the recruiting needs of small and mid-size employers. Continuing its strategy to deploy its advanced search technology to a diverse customer base, SMB customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia now have access to a tailored version of SeeMore to manage resumes more efficiently and

Job Search Television Network Partners with Allegis Group

Job Search Television Network (JSTN) and Allegis Group Services (AGS), part of the Allegis Group Inc., a recruitment and staffing firm, have announced that they have partnered to drive next generation talent solutions to their client base. Combining JSTN's search engine optimized video and multi-channel media recruiting and branding platform with AGS's innovative integrated talent

Nosal Partners Grows Minneapolis Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has named Melissa Oszustowicz as a partner in its Minneapolis office, Ms. Oszustowicz will conduct C-level assignments across a broad range of industries including agriculture, energy, consumer, retail, industrial, not-for-profit, healthcare, life sciences, and real estate and construction. She has placed board members, CEOs, presidents, and general managers, as well

eQuest Opens Office in Chicago

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has opened a new office in Chicago. The move represents eQuest’s continued expansion into strategic locations of customer growth and will be home to eQuest’s North American sales division. “Our new Chicago sales office will serve as a more favorable hub as we continue to

Caldwell Partners Completes CMO Search for Portico Club

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Geoff Atkinson as chief marketing officer of Portico Club LLC. Mr. Atkinson formerly served as senior vice president, CRM and demand management atOverstock.com. Portico by Exclusive Resorts is a new private club that provides exclusive access to a growing network of incredible luxury vacation homes.

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner in Lima

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Diego Pérez Benéitez as a partner responsible for its Lima office. With over 15 years experience in executive search and consulting gained at some of the leading consulting firms in Spain, he has created and developed practices and divisions for various firms. Mr. Pérez Benéitez was previously principal

Boyden Adds Managing Director to D.C. Office

Boyden has added Jane-Scott Cantus as managing director in its Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Cantus recruits board members, CEOs, and their direct reports to the Fortune 500, start-up ventures, and private equity firms within emerging technology, internet, and new media as well as the aerospace, defense & intelligence and professional services sectors. Ms. Cantus' experience

Oracle Acquires SelectMinds

SelectMinds, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) networking and referral technologies, has been acquired by Oracle. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The combination of Oracle and SelectMinds’ complementary social sourcing capabilities is expected to create a comprehensive recruiting, candidate sourcing, and talent management offering for organizations to reach quality referrals through social recruiting.

Lonergan Partners Places VP Worldwide Sales at Sonics

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Mark McMillan as vice president of worldwide sales at Sonics. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. McMillan previously served as vice president, worldwide sales and marketing at Bsquare since February 2010. Sonics, Inc. is the leader of system IP for cloud-scale SoCs. Lonergan Partners


UpMo, a provider of social talent management, has assigned Eli Gild to its executive team as chief technology officer. Gild will head up engineering and technical operations, and lead product strategy and management at UpMo. As the former president and CTO of KlickNation, recently acquired by Electronic Arts, Mr. Gild brings an extensive background in

Heidrick & Struggles Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Gerard Roche

Executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International has presented senior chairman Gerard R. Roche with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the firm and the executive search industry. "Gerry's passion for his work and world-class reputation built on judgment, dedication and integrity has gained him the respect of countless top

DHR Adds VP In New York

DHR International has added Bertrand Kimper as executive vice president in the firm’s New York office and a member of the firm’s life sciences group. Mr. Kimper was previously a principal consultant at RSA Americas, a U.K.-based niche executive search firm focusing on the life sciences sector. Before joining the executive search business, he gained

Fairfield Partners Places Global Marketing Head at StyleSight

Fairfield Partners has placed Jerry Inman as senior vice president of global marketing at Stylesight, an online provider of inspiration and product development tools for the fashion and design industries, located in NYC. Mr. Inman was previously chief marketing officer at 7thonline. Fairfield Partners is a retained executive search firm that specializes in placing high

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