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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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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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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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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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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

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. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

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Recruiting Consortium TalentLaunch Appoints President

TalentLaunch, a network of independently-operated recruitment firms, has named Doug Dandurand as its president. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and growth of its network of recruiting firms. “We are excited to have Doug as president of the TalentLaunch network,” said Aaron Grossman, founder and CEO of TalentLaunch and co-founder

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Reskilling: A Game-Changing Opportunity for Search Firms

Skills shortages are a well-documented hurdle for executive search firms. Those firms surveyed by Bullhorn cited the challenge as their top challenge in 2015, 2016 and 2017, but the problem appears to be getting worse. Unemployment is at historic lows — for the first time in the history of labor statistics, there are 6.7 million openings for

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Taps Lindauer to Find Development Chief

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been selected by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to find a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. Now in its 138th season, the organization wants someone with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success setting and exceeding ambitious philanthropic goals, said the search

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Scion Executive Search Seeks CEO for the Historic Trust in Washington State

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find a new president and chief executive officer for the Historic Trust, a Vancouver, WA preservation group. Gregory Goode, who served in the role less than four months, abruptly stepped down last month. Board member Mike Williams is currently serving as interim

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Boyden Names Leader of Cross-Sector Global CEO and Board Services Practice

Boyden has named Roger T. Duguay, managing partner of the Montréal office, as leader of its cross-sector global CEO and board services practice. He succeeds Tom Flannery, who will continue as managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and as the North American leader of the CEO and board services practice. Mr. Duguay will continue as a managing

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PRAXI Alliance Adds New Office in Oslo

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added a new office in Oslo, Norway. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Lasse Berner and Rune Repstad, partners of PRAXI member firm Academic Search International, will manage the location. The consortium said that it will be

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What Are the Traits of an Ideal Executive?

From biotech and machine learning to cryptocurrencies and ride-sharing, our economy is in a state of flux. As such, it’s critical to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer businesses through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. Perhaps

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Phillips Oppenheim Tapped to Find New Leader for Museum for California Art

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. As these positions grow more sophisticated and complex, the hunt for top-flight talent to fill these roles becomes all the more important. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially, according to recruiters. Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim was recently selected

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Summit Search Solutions in Hunt for Diversity & Inclusion Chief for Southern Oregon University

Executive recruitment firm Summit Search Solutions has been enlisted to find a chief diversity and inclusivity officer for Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. Senior consultants Stephanie Fowler and Sona Andrews are leading the assignment for the firm. The CDIO is charged with leading the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives

StevenDouglas Opens Office in San Diego

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with opening an office in San Diego, CA.  It will be the eighth office opened in less than two years. The firm has named Bradley Swisher to join the new office as managing director of technology search. A big part of the firm’s recent growth is attributed

Aon Forms Partnership with Manchester United

Manchester United and Aon plc, a provider of risk and human resource solutions, formed a new business partnership which will extend their relationship by an additional eight years to 2021 and see the Club’s renowned training centre renamed the Aon Training Complex. Under the new partnership, Aon will become the first ever partner of the

Sopra Group Acquires HR Access

Sopra Group has acquired HR Access strengthening its position in the development of software solutions for the human resources management industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition is in line with the Group’s 2015 strategy, which aims to solidify its position in the human resources management segment as well as serve

EMA Partners International Adds to London Practice

EMA Partners International has added Pierre Jeanjean to the firm to assist in the development and growth of its London practice. Mr. Jeanjean started his business career working on IT research projects before moving on to Electricité de France / Gas de France (EDF/GDF) where he was involved in the construction and maintenance of electricity

DHR International Names Managing Director Of Carolinas

DHR International has added Jay Millen as managing director of the firm’s new office servicing the Carolinas, and as global co-leader of the board and CEO practice. He will assist clients in senior level recruitment, and in the development of board and CEO succession planning. The new Carolina branch, based in Charleston, S.C., is DHR

Morgan Samuels Finds President for All Aboard Florida

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Donald Robinson as president and chief operating officer of All Aboard Florida. Mr. Robinson has over 35 years of experience in hospitality and recreation projects. He had most recently been the president of Baha Mar Resorts in the Bahamas since 2006. All Aboard Florida is

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Three Consultants to NY Office

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has added three consultants to its New York office: Traci Filler in consumer and commercial financial services, Jessica Weber in digital transformation and Nordia Edwards in the firm's corporate officers sector. Ms. Filler will focus her efforts on retail, consumer and commercial banking. She spent the

Caldwell Partners Grows its Real Estate Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed John Wasley as managing partner in its real estate practice. Mr. Wasley joined Caldwell Partners from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served in a variety of management roles, including partner in charge of the Los Angeles office, managing partner of the Western United States and

HRsmart Forms Alliance with Latin American ZonaJobs

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has partnered with ZonaJobs to offer its suite of solutions throughout Latin America. Dridco and their companies ZonaJobs and BraJobs (its Brazilian affiliate) will package these solutions with their own job board and recruiting offerings. HRsmart with ZonaJobs will deliver a seamless total talent and recruitment package

Accelent Places CTO at FiftyOne

Accelent, Inc. has placed Brian Dhatt as the new chief technology officer of FiftyOne, Inc. Previously, Mr. Dhatt served as vice president of engineering and product at Gilt City and Jetsetter, Gilt Groupe companies. FiftyOne is an e-commerce platform that enables leading U.S. retailers to market, sell and fulfill merchandise internationally to shoppers in every

TYGES International Launches New Office in Georgia

Recruiting firm TYGES International has opened a new office in Gainesville, GA focused on working with clients in the aerospace & defense arena; it will be managed by Andrew Beccue. He will head a team of recruiters who have served these markets for the past 10 years. Aerospace & defense expands the manufacturing expertise of

CarterBaldwin Completes Search for ADP

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Kunal Tanwar as senior director, business development at ADP. Mr. Tanwar was most recently business development manager and project lead – Eastern U.S. and Canada at Western Computer. ADP is a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services. CarterBaldwin is a provider of retained executive search services in

Recruitment Company Qandidate.com Adds to Board of Advisors

Qandidate.com, the free recruitment software, has announced that Simon Guild has joined its board of advisors. As president of MTV Networks Europe, Mr. Guild was responsible for the European expansion of international brands such as MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. He currently holds several board and advisory positions including Bigpoint, Spreadshirt, WAYN and Xing, the

Temp Holdings and Intelligence Combine Businesses

Temp Holdings Co., Ltd. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Temp Holdings will acquire all outstanding shares of Intelligence Holdings, Ltd. (“ntelligence) from KKR and the management and employees of Intelligence, for an enterprise value of JPY68.0 billion (U.S.

Korn Ferry Appoints Senior Client Partner

Korn/Ferry International has added Bryan Proctor as a senior client partner and member of the firm's board & CEO services and financial officers practice. Mr. Proctor will be based in Korn/Ferry's Chicago office. He rejoins Korn/Ferry after nearly 13 years with Heidrick & Struggles, where he served in the firm's global financial officers practice, was

Boyden Introduces Leadership Team in China

Boyden has announced a new leadership team for its Greater China operations. Boyden’s Greater China team is led by William Farrell, a global board member and managing director of Boyden Taiwan. He is joined by Jed Van Voorhis, as managing director of Boyden Taiwan, and Ami Bhatt Hardy, serving as managing director of Boyden Hong

Leadership Capital Group Fills Position for Kaiser Permanente

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has placed Claudio Abreu as senior vice president of regional IT operations at Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Abreu most recently was president and CEO for Bayer’s corporate and business services, North America and head of global IT operations. With a proud history of more than

Broadbean Technology Forms Alliance with Akken

Broadbean Technology, a global provider of job advertisement distribution and candidate response tracking technology, has partnered with Akken, the staffing and recruiting efficiency improvement specialists. With this new alliance users of its cloud-based applicant tracking system, AkkenCloud, have access to comprehensive candidate sourcing technologies available online. Recruiters may now distribute job postings and search multiple

Growth Trends in Summer Hiring Continues

This year's summer hiring season looks to be its brightest in recent years, according to the sixth-annual summer jobs survey commissioned by SnagAJob, an hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. The number of hiring managers planning to hire more summer staff this year is up 10 points from last year (19 percent up

Crist|Kolder Posts Largest Gains Among Top 25 Recruiters

Hinsdale, IL-based Crist/Kolder Associates, the recruitment boutique specializing in CFO and small-to-mid-cap CEO assignments, posted the largest revenue gain in HSZ Media’s survey of the top 25 recruiting firms in its U.S./Americas ranking for 2012. Crist/Kolder reported a 50 percent spike in business, seeing fee revenue jump from $10 million to $15 million — making

Christina Partners Fills CFO Post for San Antonio Federal Credit Union

Tampa-Bay based Christina Partners, Inc. has recruited Eric Malagamba as the new chief financial officer of the San Antonio Federal Credit Union. Mr. Malagamba previously spent 13 years with PepsiCo including Frito-Lay in Plano and Mexico City and earlier with Procter & Gamble in Mexico. The search was conducted by Nancy Clausen Cote and Pam

Monster’s 6Sense Launched in the Netherlands

6Sense semantic search technology, which is the technology behind the Monster Power Resume Search, is now available in the Netherlands. Recruiters in seven countries can now use this feature to find candidates who best meet their hiring needs. Monster’s team in the Netherlands worked on the 6Sense knowledge base for over two years prior to

Caldwell Partners Strengthens Industrial Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Dave Winston as managing partner of its industrial practice based in its Dallas office. Mr. Winston joins Caldwell Partners from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was the industrial practice regional managing partner for the Americas and partner-in-charge of the firm's Dallas office. With nearly 15

Harris Search to Find UIC Vice Chancellor

Dublin, Ohio-based Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has been selected by the University of Illinois at Chicago to lead in its search for a new vice chancellor for administrative services search. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top 200 research-funded institutions, offering top academics, cultural, business and entertainment opportunities in

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index Grows in Most Recent Month

White collar managerial hiring continued its strong recovery in March, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which gained 12.5 points from February. The continued hiring gains translate to an overall score of 116.4, the Index’s second highest level in more than five years. Much like February, the long-term sustainability of recent job market improvements is

Employer Flexible Sells Temporary Staffing Service to VIP Staffing

Employer Flexible, a business solutions provider, has sold its temporary staffing services to VIP Staffing headquartered in San Antonio, part of Employer Flexible’s plan to better align its company vision. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. All of Employer Flexible’s temporary staffing contracts will transition to VIP Staffing. The sale comes after an

Egon Zehnder International Forms Alliance With Genesis Advisers

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder and U.S.-based Genesis Advisers, a provider of leadership development and transition acceleration, have formed a global alliance to capitalize on their firms' existing expertise and develop innovative offerings in the burgeoning space of leadership transition and integration. The partnership combines Egon Zehnder's global reach and experience in executive search,

Korn Ferry Recruits First Female President of Babson College

Korn/Ferry International has placed Dr. Kerry Healey as the first woman to lead Babson College. Dr. Healey is the former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and leading advocate for the expansion of women's rights and higher education in Afghanistan. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the

Infor’s Talent Management System Implemented by Denver Public Schools

Infor, a provider of business application software, and Ciber, a global information technology consulting company, have announced that Denver Public Schools (DPS) in Denver, Colo., has become one of the first school districts in the nation to use Infor for talent management. The Ciber-led implementation is intended to support the district’s 2010 Denver Plan, which

SilkRoad and OpenSesame Join Forces

SilkRoad, a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has teamed up with OpenSesame to provide an innovative new way to access eLearning content. The new partnership gives SilkRoad’s GreenLight learning management system customers instant access to OpenSesame’s online marketplace, which provides training content from reputable providers. “One of OpenSesame’s goals is to remove all of

Shimamoto Partners Adds Executive Director

Tokyo-based Shimamoto Partners has added Masao Koyano as a new executive director. Mr. Koyano was previously with The Midori Kai Co., Ltd., where he conducted executive searches for management positions in the recruiting department since 2009. Prior to The Midori Kai, he worked for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (formally Sanwa Bank) for 25

CareerBuilder Acquires Von (KiemViec.com & HR Vietnam)

CareerBuilder has acquired KiemViec.comVON (KiemViec.com & HR Vietnam) in Vietnam. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. KiemViec.com is Vietnam’s second largest career site by revenue, and first by number of registered users. HR Vietnam specializes in recruitment services and human resource solutions for employers. With the acquisition, CareerBuilder now has a presence in

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