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Hacking Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
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Hacking the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Demand for cybersecurity professionals at all levels is accelerating in the face of increasingly volatile global data security condition. But the talent pool remains limited and difficult to access. With cybercrime draining more than $445 billion from the global economy, International Data Corporation (IDC) has forecast that this market will present a $101 billion opportunity

CEO Worldwide Launches Female Executive Search
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CEO Worldwide Launches Female Executive Search

Executive recruitment firm CEO Worldwide has launched Female Executive Search, a recruitment platform that matches the world’s top female leadership talent with progressive businesses and organizations that value gender diversity. Despite the evidence that equality at the senior level improves the bottom line, a disparity remains in representation at the C-suite level, across all sectors.

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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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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

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The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Hughes Consultants Joins Major, Lindsey & Africa

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has merged with Hughes Consultants, a Southeastern U.S.-focused legal recruiting, executive search and diversity management firm. Based in Atlanta, Hughes Consultants serves a national client base of Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms and governmental agencies. Representative clients include Del Monte Foods, Kenyon & Kenyon, Turner Broadcasting

Penrhyn Member, Maes & Lunau, Adds Consultant

Annelore Ficq has joined Maes & Lunau as principal consultant for business services, IT and the telecom market. Ms. Ficq was formerly a partner at Boyden Global Executive Search. Founded in 1978 and based in The Netherlands, Maes & Lunau is an executive search firm and member of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Big Declines

The nation's No. 3 executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $117.3 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, down 17.5 percent from $142.2 million a year ago. Year over year, net revenue declined 5.8 percent in the Americas, 43 percent in Europe (approximately 38 percent on a

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Selected by ING Bank

Financial services organization ING Bank Netherlands has selected cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) to help provide the information and tools needed by its HR functions for its employees. The financial services firm will deploy the full suite of Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources and Talent Management solutions, including Oracle Fusion Goal Management, Oracle

RegionUP Launched to Become Asia’s First $100K Job Site

RegionUP has been created to become Asia’s first subscription-based regional job site with an emphasis on the US$100K+ job market across the APAC region. RegionUP is operated by BizReach, Inc., subscription-based job site that exclusively targets the senior-level (JPY 10 million) job market. The site will also become the first ever, regional job site in

Halogen Software and SHL Form Partnership

Halogen Software has partnered with SHL to offer enhanced value to Halogen customers across several key areas of talent management, including talent acquisition, leadership development, career development and succession planning. Through the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to bring customers the combined value of Halogen's talent management solutions and SHL's wide array of talent

Signium Adds Talent Africa to Network

Signium International has added Talent Africa as its newest member firm. The alliance is expected to enable Talent Africa to service international clients not only in South Africa, but also in sub-Saharan Africa. Talent Africa will form part of the EMEA regional network and the reporting relationship will be dual to the chairman, based in

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

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