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Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Cecilia Rokusek as the new president and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, IA. She succeeds Gail Naughton, who has served in the role since 2002. “The search committee was immediately impressed with Cecilia’s application, and this impression was magnified

Morris & Berger Seeking Development Officer for LA Family Housing

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by LA Family Housing (LAFH) to help find a new chief development officer. LAFH helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Since 1983, the non-profit has become one of the

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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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Vaco Acquires San Antonio-Based Search Firm

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has acquired Aventine Hill Partners (AHP), a San Antonio-based advisory, consulting and executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Together, Vaco and AHP will provide talent and solutions across a diverse set of industries to more than 10,000 clients globally. Vaco’s Texas operations have been steadily expanding since 2006 when

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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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La Fosse Associates Names Head of Technology Recruitment

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Adam Gohar in New York as senior vice president and head of technology recruitment. Since opening in October of last year, La Fosse New York has seemingly gone from strength to strength, led by Johnnie Greenwood, head of U.S. With

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Companies Hiring on Basis of Skills Rather Than Open Positions

Companies in a number of industries are facing a potential C-suite challenge – an alarming lack of qualified candidates to fill roles that are likely to become vacant due to retirement and other factors in the next 10 to 15 years. This breakneck speed of turnover in businesses is forcing talent acquisition professionals to look

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Protis Global Finds President for Therabis

Executive search firm Protis Global has placed a new president for Therabis, a maker of cannabidiol (CBD) wellness products for pets. Bob Rubin becomes the new leader for the Denver-based company, a subsidiary of Dixie Brands. “Working with Dixie has been a distinct pleasure,” said Frank Judd, director of client accounts for Portis Global. “Their

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Brent D. Glass Finds New Leader for Berkshire Museum

Washington, D.C.-based executive management consulting firm Brent D. Glass LLC has placed Jeff Rodgers as the new executive director of Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. Van Shields announced his retirement from the museum last June. Mr. Rodgers was the unanimous selection after a rigorous four-month search led by the museum’s board of trustees. Berkshire Museum staff

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Direct Recruiters Names Partners

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, has appointed Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert and Norm Volsky as partners. The search firm said that all three have “demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry.” “Speaking on behalf of the existing partners, we are thrilled to congratulate Cherie, Jason and Norm,”

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NPAworldwide Expands Footprint in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia

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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added nine new member locations as it continues to

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Skills Shortages Causing Recruiting Difficulties

The U.S. is facing a growing skills gap that threatens the nation’s long-term economic prosperity. The workforce simply lacks enough workers and skilled candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of high-skilled jobs. Seven million jobs were open in January, but only 6.3 million unemployed people were looking for work. As the country nears full employment,

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DHR International Lands CEO for Physical Rehabilitation Network

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. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Chicago-based DHR International has placed healthcare veteran Ajay Gupta as the

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Provost for American University

Following a national search, Spencer Stuart has placed Daniel J. Myers as provost and chief academic officer of American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. Michele Haertel, leader of the firm’s education, non-profit and government, academia and research practice, led the assignment along with Mary Gorman. “Dan is deeply committed to the integration of scholarship, teaching and student

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Jobvite Secures $200 Million in Funding, Acquires Three Companies

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has announced that it will double down on its plans to build a bigger platform for recruitment and applicant tracking. The company says that it has secured investment funding of more than $200 million and that it has acquired three companies focused on different aspects of the recruitment process: Talemetry, RolePoint

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Alexander Hughes Opens New Location in Mexico City

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, bring in new recruiters and open new locations. Recently, Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes expanded in Mexico City with the opening of a new office in Monterrey. The Mexican team will report to Adolfo Cruz,

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9 Reasons Why This Candidate Declined a Job Offer

Not long ago, Boyden partner Tom Sorensen recounted the time that a candidate told him why he decided to decline an attractive job offer from one of the bigger guns in the business world. The prospect had received a call from the company’s talent acquisition officer, but it wasn’t until months and months later that

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R. William Funk & Associates Assists Weber State University in President Search

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, recently assisted in the placement of Brad L. Mortensen as the 13th president of Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Charles K. Wight stepped down from the role last May. R. William Funk, president of the Dallas-based recruitment firm, led the search. “President Mortensen

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer for Gavi

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find a chief technology and knowledge officer (CTKO) for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is a leading international public-private partnership committed to increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The CTKO plays a key role across the alliance in achieving Gavi’s mission, said

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Momenta Expands in the U.S.

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has continued to strengthen its footprint in the U.S. with the addition of Bill O’Such as a strategy partner. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. O’Such brings over 20 years of extensive history of connected industry leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and

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Signium Adds Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and branding professionals are playing increasingly vital roles at executive search firms as recruiting outfits push into new lines of business, evolve their brands and rev up their social media presence. Recently, executive search consortium Signium added Amy Fuentes as its new marketing and communications specialist. In her new role, Ms. Fuentes will be responsible for executing all

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Employees Reveal Insights on 2019 Workforce Trends

Surveys on workplace topics often poll employers to gain their perspectives on the latest HR issues and trends – but, in a recent survey, Paychex went directly to the source and obtained insight from employees themselves. It questioned employees on hot topics like benefits, pay equity, HR technology, corporate social responsibility and more, to determine

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Board Members for Yelp

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed three board members for Yelp Inc. The firm had been enlisted to evaluate the board’s composition and identify additional director candidates to help drive the online-review website’s strategy. George Hu, Sharon Rothstein and Brian Sharples were appointed to the board, effective March 1. They will replace Geoff Donaker, Jeremy Levine and Peter Fenton, who notified the

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Deerfield Associates Seeks Senior Major Gifts Officer for Babson College

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise

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Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The

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Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important

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VMAGROUP Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,

Heidrick & Struggles Expands Leadership Roles

Stephen Beard, who currently serves as general counsel, will also assume responsibility for strategy and corporate development at Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International. Valerie Germain, who currently leads the company's functional practices, has been named to lead the strategic partners program and business development. "The current economic conditions and changing needs of

R&L Associates Completes Search for D.S. Wolf Group

R&L Associates has placed Katherine Slowinski as vice president and director with D.S. Wolf Group International, a NY-based search firm focusing in financial services. She specializes in the energy, capital markets and commodities sectors. Ms. Slowinski formerly served as a vice president at Soloman-Page Group, LLC. The search was conducted by Rochelle Schumer, president of

Epicor Releases News Human Capital Management Software

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has released the latest version of its human capital management (HCM) solution, Epicor HCM version 5.7. The latest release of Epicor HCM will deliver functional improvements, focused on global framework and web services, designed to streamline processes and

SSI-SEARCH Adds Healthcare Recruiter

Recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, Inc. has added Jim Campbell as an executive search consultant. Mr. Campbell will focus on C-level client searches in the healthcare IT marketplace. He has over 16 years of experience conducting executive searches, both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Campbell began his career in London working with boutique search firm Lloyd

First Advantage Taps New Leader of Asia Pacific

First Advantage, a global provider of workforce solutions, has appointed Salman Syed as managing director of Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Mr. Syed will spearhead First Advantage's growth throughout the region. He joins First Advantage from Premier Farnell Plc, where he held a variety of roles including president of Asia Pacific and global head of

Robert Half Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2012 revenues of $1.03 billion, a 9.8 percent increase from revenues of $938 million in the second quarter of 2011. During the second quarter ended June 30, the company recorded earnings of $45.3 million, or 32 cents per share, compared to $36.4 million or 25 cents a

Vetted Solutions Retained by the Green House Project

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by The Green House Project to lead its search for a new director. Robert Jenkins, its current director, will remain in the role while the search is conducted. The Green House Project partners with organizations, advocates, and communities to lead the transformation of institutional

Chandler Group Executive Search Adds New VP

Chandler Group Executive Search has added Taney Hamill as vice president in Annapolis, MD. Ms. Hamill previously co-founded Silopanna Healthcare Consulting where she assisted clients with a full continuum of services including developing and implementing public healthcare programs, regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness and business development initiatives. “Taney’s focus on the success of her clients, her

Stanton Chase Expands Staff

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has named Monet LeMon as a new director and lead specialist for its communication and investor relations practice in North America. She will be based out of the Dallas and Los Angeles offices. Ms. LeMon formerly served as an associate at McCormack & Associates. Prior to that, she was

Temp Holdings and Kelly Services Enter Joint Venture

Temp Holdings Co., Ltd. and Kelly Services, Inc. have entered into a joint venture agreement to expand both companies' presence in North Asia. The joint venture, TS Kelly Workforce Solutions, will be headquartered in Hong Kong and will be effective October 2012. Under the terms of the agreement, Toshio Saburi, executive managing director of Temp

Nosal Partners Fills Position for RAE Systems

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed William Kolbeck as vice president of radiation instrumentation business at RAE Systems, Inc. Mr. Kolbeck was previously business unit director, Infrared Sensor Business at Raytek Corporation in Santa Cruz, California. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO of Nosal Partners. RAE Systems innovates, designs and

SpenglerFox Adds Consultant in Ukraine

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has added Dr. Larisa Varenikova as principal consultant based in Ukraine. Dr. Varenikova is an accomplished business leader, consultant, and psychologist focused on building talent management solutions for executives and organizations. She has conducted numerous senior-level engagements across a variety of functions, including board, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief

Bench International Names SVP

Global executive search firm Bench International has named Catherine Balin as a senior vice president. Ms. Balin will help lead Bench's retained executive search and strategic human resources consulting activities. With more than three decades of experience with talent identification and human resources strategic planning in industries including healthcare and financial services, she was previously

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for SED International Holdings

Korn/Ferry International has been selected by SED International Holdings, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Jonathan Elster, SED's current chief executive, will remain CEO until the search process is completed. Founded in 1980, SED International Holdings, Inc. is a multinational, preferred distributor of leading computer technology, consumer electronics, small

Ceridian Launches HR Authority

Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has launched HR Authority, an integrated suite of services that gives businesses the tools to manage and pay their people and navigate the ever-changing benefits market. “Small-sized businesses have long wanted a single cost-effective solution to HR management, payroll and benefits

Amrop Partners with Augmentum Consulting in London

Global executive search firm Amrop has formed an alliance with Augmentum Consulting in London. Operating under the brand 'Amrop Augmentum,' the firm serves clients in the consumer & retail, media, telecommunications, technology, industrial/energy, financial services, professional services and sport sectors. Guy Barnes, managing partner of Amrop Augmentum, said: “We are delighted to join Amrop. We

ManpowerGroup Posts Eight Percent Q2 Revenue Loss

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.2 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a decrease of eight percent from a year earlier. Net earnings fell 44 percent to $41 million, or 51 cents per share, from $72.7 million, or 87 cents per share, a year ago. ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres,

Lonergan Partners Fills Post for Quantance

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited George Palmer as vice president of operations at Quantance. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Palmer was vice president of operations for Pixim, Inc., a producer of video CMOS image sensors. Quantance is a venture-backed semiconductor startup based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2006

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Improves in June

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, rose by 6.2 points in June, following decreases in April and May. Although the Index lost some ground over the past two months, this month’s increase is a positive step in the right direction for the weak U.S. job market. Four of the five cities

DHR International Names Managing Director in Korea

DHR International has added Philippe Tirault as managing director, Korea based in Seoul. As a member of the financial services and industrial practice groups, Mr. Tirault is overseeing the development of DHR International in the Korean market. He specializes in senior level search assignments for both foreign and Korean clients. “Because of strong client needs

Michael Page Executive Search Expands Team

Michael Page Executive Search has appointed Jon White and Lucy Martin as principals. With 15 years of experience in the recruitment sector, Mr. White the firm from Interquest, where he spent the last five years recruiting for IT leadership positions. He will be heading the chief information officer practice. Ms. Martin is rejoining Michael Page

McCormick Group Fills CEO Search for Natural Products Association

Executive search firm The McCormick Group has placed C. John Shaw as executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association. Ivan Adler, principal of The McCormick Group and leader of its government affairs practice, completed the search. Before joining NPA, Mr. Shaw had been assistant secretary for environment, safety and health at the U.S.

HR Go Grows Recruiting Staff

Recruiting company HR GO plc has hired Paul Broderick as group managing director. Mr. Broderick has extensive experience leading temporary, contract and permanent staffing businesses from generalist to market leading niche brands across the complete life-cycle of a recruitment company. Previously he was global director of permanent operations / director of Johnson Knight International at

Allen Austin Appoints Partner in Healthcare and IT Practice

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has hired Kathleen Williams as a partner in its healthcare and information technology practice in Houston. Ms. Williams brings over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare and information technology to the firm; she began her career in healthcare as an IT director with The Methodist Hospital System during a

Gilbert Tweed Adds to Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Richard G. Lipstein as a managing director in its global financial services practice. He previously served as a managing director at Boyden. Mr. Lipstein is well recognized for his record of achievement placing professionals in a broad range of functional and product areas ranging from asset management

The Buffkin Group Places Sales Exec at Gannett

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Les Hollander as the new vice president of local digital sales for Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division. Mr. Hollander previously served as VP of sales at Pandora.com. Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV

Kenexa Inks 10-Year Deal with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced an exclusive 10-year media partnership with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China that is focused on promoting and marketing all facets of Kenexa China Programs, Kenexa World Conference Shanghai and co-branded events to elevate Kenexa’s image and create sustainable gains in the China market. “We

Caldwell Partners Posts Small Decrease in Q3 Revenues; U.S. Revenues Up Slightly

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 third quarter revenues of $9.4 million, down two percent compared to the prior year. The decrease is attributable to weakness in Canadian search revenues (down 16 percent) more than offsetting the growth in U.S. search revenues (up five percent). Revenues from U.S. operations represent

Yoh Selected by Critigen

Critigen, a global leader in technology consulting and IT outsourcing, has selected Yoh, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, to expand and improve it's talent reach and candidate quality. As part of this relationship, Yoh provides RPO recruiting services blended seamlessly with Critigen's existing internal recruiting model. Yoh's RPO team is building targeted

Wilbanks Partners Completes Search for Calvery Investments

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Wilbanks Partners, LLC, has placed Lynne Ford as executive vice president and head of distribution at Calvert Investments. Ms. Ford previously served as EVP and chief executive officer of individual retirement at ING US. Calvert Investments is a globally recognized leader in sustainable and responsible investing. Wilbanks Partners, a boutique

Kforce to Leverage Monster’s 6Sense Semantic Search Technology

Monster has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy its Power Resume Search, using 6Sense Semantic Search technology, across Kforce’s entire organization. Kforce, a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, will be providing to its entire recruiter base access to 6Sense semantic search for all of its sourcing needs on Monster.com. “We believe that

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