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Korn Ferry Posts 16 Percent Revenue Gain, Stock Drops 23 Percent 

Shares of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) dropped precipitously in afternoon trading on Friday upon the release of the company’s first quarter fiscal 2019 revenue report to Wall Street. The 23.5 percent decline put Korn Ferry shares on pace for their biggest one-day selloff since the search firm went public nearly 20 years ago. During the quarter, Korn

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McDermott & Bull Recruits Marketing Officers at San Manuel Casino and Evangelical Christian Credit Union

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level post. Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull

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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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WinterWyman Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Waltham, MA-based WinterWyman appointed Scott Ragusa as president, succeeding Bob Boudreau, who had been CEO since 2002. Mr. Ragusa was previously president of WinterWyman’s contract staffing and contingency search businesses. He will

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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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Quick Leonard Kieffer Forms Joint Venture with BPI Group

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has partnered with BPI Group, a consulting firm with global experts in leadership, talent and career transition. Named Quick & BPI Group, the combined organization looks to offer “best-in-class” career transition services. “We’re thrilled to partner with BPI group to bring best-in-class career transition services and other talent management solutions to our clients,” said Roger Quick, founder

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Leadership Turnover Creates Surge in Searches for College Presidents

A growing number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search, for one, has been enlisted to find the next president for the University

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Tyler & Company Seeks New Leader for Peterson Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. A number of healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders in recent months. Recently, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company was selected by Peterson Health in

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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Tapped by Old South Meeting House to Find New Leader

The Old South Meeting House has selected the services of Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to lead its search for a new executive director. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. Reporting to the board of managers of Old South Association in Boston, the executive director is the CEO of the Old South Meeting House museum

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RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial

Trends

Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that

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Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO

Launches

Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge

Trends

6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines

Alliance

Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the

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Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According

Report

The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with

Funding

Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round

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4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who

Alliance

Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s

Workday Posts Large Revenue Gains

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

Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann. Appoints Managing Director

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

Workday Posts Large Revenue Gains

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

Green Park Makes Three Additions to Its Staff

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

Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami and San Diego Show Hiring Losses

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

HireRight Forms Alliance with PeopleAdmin

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

Bialla/Signium to Lead Board Search for Levi Strauss

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

Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy Form Partnership

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

Boyden Adds Managing Director in NY Office

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

Spencer Ogden Pens Office in Hong Kong

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

Accelent Completes Search for Endurance International Group

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

Futurestep Adds VP, Government Solutions

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

IIC Partners Makes Appointments With Its Energy Practice Group

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

Lonergan Partners Completes Search for GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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

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

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

eQuest and TheLadders Form Partnership

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

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

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

Millennium Search Adds New Senior Recruiter

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

Preng & Associates Retained vy Simba Energy

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

BlueSteps Partners with 85 Broads

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

Kenexa Records 19 Percent Revenue Gain

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

Ultimate Software Selected by the Texas Rangers

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

Work&Partners Retained by Electronic Ink

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

Caldwell Partners Posts 5.5 Percent Revenue Drop

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

Simply Hired Appoints Former Yahoo! Exec as CEO

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

Dowd Associates to Lead CFO Search For Unger Global Companies

Dowd Associates Executive Search has been retained by Unger Global Companies to lead in its search for a chief financial officer. Unger Global Companies is a privately held global manufacturer of professionally engineered cleaning tools and cleaning solutions. An international company with offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States and Germany, Unger now provides

Talent Q Strengthens Management Team

Talent Q, a talent management specialist, has appointed Sean Howard as managing director international. Mr. Howard will further develop the Talent Q brand internationally and he will oversee the company’s growth outside of the U.K., by managing the existing relationships and by creating new ventures and partnerships in developing markets. Talent Q currently has operations

NorthgateArinso Partners with SuccessFactors

NorthgateArinso (NGA), a global provider of HR systems and services, and SuccessFactors, a leader in on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership will provideSuccessFactorsEmployee Central customers with a pre-built integration to euHReka, NGA’s global HR & payroll platform, which offers cloud-based payroll services in more than 100 countries.Employee

J. C. Wilson Associates Fills Wealth Management Position for U.S. Bank

J. C. Wilson Associates, a San Francisco-based recruiting firm, has recruited Michael Millman as senior vice president and wealth management advisor at U. S. Bank, the private client reserve in San Francisco. Mr. Millman was previously an SVP and wealth advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank. J.C. Wilson Associates was founded in mid-2002 and specializes

Saba Strengthens Senior Staff With New Additions

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has appointed Leo Hanna as its senior vice president and general manager, EMEA. He will lead Saba’s efforts across Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he will be responsible for direct sales, indirect sales and marketing to drive continued growth and operational excellence. Mr. Hanna most

Redstar Exchange Launches Wall Street Recruiting Solution

Redstar Exchange, a technology company specializing in the placement of young recruits in investment analyst positions, has released a new platform that will improve the way top investment firms on Wall Street screen, interview, and hire young investment analysts. Redstar maintains an up-to-date and proprietary database which aggregates information from candidates and gives employers the

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