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Kincannon & Reed Appoints New Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of five managing partners, bringing its partner group to 12 members. The new managing partners join a partner team that includes Gregory Duerksen, Jon Leafstedt, Fred Medero, David Turner, Ellen von Fange, Gary Weihs and Michael Whitney. “We are thrilled and delighted that these

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Pedersen & Partners Launches Board Services Practice Group

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new board services practice group. Alberto Bocchieri, partner and co-head of Iberia & Latin America, has been named its new leader. He previously served as a partner with Neumann International prior to joining Pedersen in 2011. “We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy,

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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.


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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,


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


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


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


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

Michael Page International Rebrands Itself PageGroup

Recruitment consultancy Michael Page International will be rebranding to PageGroup and updating the look of its core brands Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive. From a client and candidate point of view, PageGroup retains its core brands of Michael Page and Page Personnel with no operational change. The brands will operate within the framework

SW6 Associates Forms in London

PAB Appointments, SRS consulting and Ruston Hemmings have joined forces to form specialist recruitment-to-recruitment agency, SW6 Associates. The company will be based out of London. SW6 Associates’ managing director, Jason Leggatt, said: “This merger helps us get our message across with a greater impact to our target candidates. By bringing together our nearly 50 years

Trilogy Fills HR Positions for InVentiv

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Dawn Hirsch as senior vice president of human resources for inVentiv Health’s commercial segment, a provider of sales, marketing, communications and patient outcome services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies. Mr. Hirsch was previously the global head of HR for investment & advisory

Boyden Opens Global Financial Officers Practice

Boyden has launched a global financial officers practice and appointed Simon Bailey to be its head. Mr. Baily, a partner of Boyden based in the U.K., has 20 years' experience focusing on CFO and financial management assignments working with multinational businesses. The global financial officers practice is dedicated to the assessment and appointment of CFOs

TribeHR Releases New Reseller Program for HR Execs

TribeHR, a social human resources platform, has introduced the TribeHR Reseller Program for HR consultants and service providers who are committed to delivering powerful and efficient services and solutions to their clients. By offering a comprehensive HR software platform as part of their offering, participants in the program can create new recurring revenue streams. “Business

DavenportMajor Fills Positions for SeaWell Networks

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Duncan Potter as the new chief marketing officer and Jeff Huppertz as senior vice president of business and corporate development at SeaWell Networks. Mr. Potter most recently served as CMO for Edgeware AB. Previously, Mr. Huppertz was general partner at JRP Partners, LLC. SeaWell Networks Inc. is a leader in

SuccessFactors Selected by the Timken Company

SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, has announced that The Timken Company will implement the SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite (BizX), including Employee Central, to integrate its people-related processes and systems across its global operations. Timken is an industrial technology leader that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel

Court & Spark Consulting Adds Chairman

U.K.-based executive recruiter court & spark consulting has added Michael Hobbs as its chairman. Mr. Hobbs has spent over 30 years operating within the retail sector in roles with H&M, Burtons, Laura Ashley, Mountain Warehouse and was CEO of Adams Childrenswear where he successfully led an MBO to transform the business, doubling profits in three

Caldwell Partners Places Sales Exec at Trilogy Enterprises

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Douglas Gattuso as executive vice president of global sales at Trilogy Enterprises. Mr. Gattuso formerly served as president of Neoris USA. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its clients through offices and partners in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Calgary,

Egon Zehnder Survey: Leverging Diversity Key To Competitive Advantage

Diversity and inclusion remain much more an ideal than a reality, according to a global study released by executive search firm Egon Zehnder International. Study participants were almost unanimously committed to diversity and inclusion with 96 percent stating that working in a diverse and inclusive environment is personally important to them. Nearly all executives surveyed

Dice Reports Softening Recruiting Business in Europe

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, recorded revenues of $48 million, an increase of three percent from $46.8 million in the comparable quarter of 2011. The company earned $11 million, or 17 cents per share, up from $9.3 million, or 13 cents per share, for the same quarter last year.

InterSearch Worldwide Adds New Member Firm in China

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added China-based ZW HR Consulting Co., Ltd. to its worldwide network of alliance firms. ZW HR Consulting (formerly known as GEN Enterprise Consulting Co., Ltd.), is an executive search and recruitment process outsourcing firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Shenzhen and

Work&Partners to Lead Global Search for Aetna

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by Aetna International to lead in its search for a head of international health solutions for the company’s international business segment. Aetna International is one of the industry’s largest and most prominent international health benefits providers, supporting more than 445,000 members worldwide. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior

Paycom Unveils Talent Management Suite

Paycom has announced the launch of its talent management suite. This new addition to Paycom’s suite of human capital management tools offers employers talent management intelligence in one application with complete pay data integration and online Personnel Action Forms (PAFs). “The goal of our talent management technology is to eliminate redundant HR activities and streamline

JobOn Grows Sales Staff with Former Monster SVP

JobOn, the site that matches employers with hourly workers using video enabled job application technology, has named Pete Steiner as executive vice president of sales to expand the company’s resources focused on capturing retail, hospitality and restaurant customers. Mr. Steiner’s experience includes his tenure at Monster.com, the online career and recruitment resource where he was

DHR Expands Dubai Office

DHR International has added Ayman Haddad as managing director, Middle East and North Africa based in the firm’s Dubai office. Mr. Haddad has 22 years of professional experience including management consulting, acting CEO of a family owned business, and eight years in executive search. He was previously a managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles focusing

Robert Half Posts Five Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted third quarter 2012 revenues of $1.03 billion, a five percent increase from revenues of $984.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $57.7 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $43.6 million, or 31 cents per share, in the year-ago

Aon Hewitt to Acquire OmniPoint’s Workday

Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business, has announced its intention to acquire OmniPoint’s Workday Services company, a deployment and integration firm and key partner of Workday, a market leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) HR solutions. Once the transaction is closed, Aon Hewitt will be able to expand and accelerate its Workday

Daversa Partners Places Marketing VP at 23andme

Executive search firm Daversa Partners has recruited Neil Rothstein as vice president of marketing at 23andme. With nearly 20 years of marketing experience, Mr. Rothstein most recently served as the VP of online marketing at Netflix. 23andMe provides genetic testing for over 100 traits and diseases as well as DNA ancestry. Daversa Partners specializes in

ManpowerGroup Posts 11 Percent Q3 Revenue Drop

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

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for LaSalle Hotel Properties

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

Bond Williams Adds Senior Recruitment Consultant

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

New Job Board for Americans with Disabilities Launched

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

Accelent Completes Search for Dydacomp

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

Paychex Releases New HR Tool

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

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

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

Odgers Berndtson Grows Recruiting Team

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

Alliance Development International Launched

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

ICIMS Acquires Jobmagic

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

3P Consultants Finds New CEO for KBK Chem Engineering

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

PeopleAnswers Extends Partnership with Foot Locker

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

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