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Heidrick & Struggles Posts 17 Percent Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) posted second quarter net revenues of $187.6 million, an increase of 17.4 percent from $159.8 million in the 2017 third quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for revenues of $175.8 million. The Chicago-headquartered

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Recruits CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, a specialist in recruiting leaders for non-profit organizations, has placed Andrew Brown as the new CEO of Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. He replaces Elizabeth Pearson, who left the choir earlier this year. The firm was seeking an energetic, creative and experienced arts administrator to leverage the group’s artistic reputation and to elevate

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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.

Launches

Rob Tillman Launches TillmanPartners; Kelly Carlson Joins PE Firm as Talent Head

Rob Tillman, a veteran executive recruiter and coach, has launched a new firm, TillmanPartners. The Scottsdale, AZ-based firm will provide executive search, integrated coaching and one-on-one coaching specializing in CFOs and CIOs. “I’ve been blessed to serve hundreds of leaders over the last three decades, and my focus on recruiting and coaching CFOs and CIOs

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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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IMSA Search Global Adds New Member in Denmark

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Danish search firm Brinch & Partners as its newest member. Brinch & Partners has maintained steady growth since its founding a decade ago. Its team includes founding partners Martin Bo Sørensen and Jens

Trends

What Can HR Leaders Do Today to Prepare for Tomorrow?

Although it’s tempting – and exciting – to dig into predictions for the global workforce of 2030, it often isn’t practical to look that far into the future to determine our actions today. A recent publication from PwC, for example, reports five “megatrends” they believe will shape this future: technological breakthroughs, demographic shifts, rapid urbanization, shifts in

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Beecher Reagan and Hogan Assessments Launch Verity

Search firms continue to expand into new areas whether it be via acquisition, alliance or launching new services. The trend has been seen with large operations and small boutiques alike as recruiters hope to provide clients with best-in-class services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. The latest meeting of the minds? Executive search

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Odgers Berndtson Selected by the AAPA to Find New CEO

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has turned to global search firm Odgers Berndtson to find its next chief executive officer, following the retirement of long-time leader Kurt Nagle. Vice chairman and partner Tim McNamara is leading the assignment along with partner and practice leader Conrad Woody. William Friedman, chairman of the AAPA and CEO of Port

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Howe-Lewis International Seeks Chief Advancement Officers for Non-Profits

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find chief advancement officers for non-profit organizations in California and New York. Despite the differences in their missions, both the Palm Springs Art Museum and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will rely on this key role to drive their fundraising. The Palm Springs Art Museum seeks

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ASCENT Select Strengthens Search Staff

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm ASCENT Select has expanded with the addition of John Bennett as a partner. His addition will bolster the firm’s expertise at placing mid- to senior-level executives in supply chain and logistics, finance, operations and sales. Mr. Bennett has more than 25 years of senior management experience in media, biotechnology, manufacturing,

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The Expanding Role of Culture in Search and Succession

Culture fit is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are

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The Koblentz Group Seeking CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with the ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer (CHRO). The biggest shift has been in how the CHRO has progressed from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role

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Paschal•Murray Tapped by Lowell Observatory to Find Major Gifts Officer

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

Launches

Kingsley Gate Creates New Global Knowledge Center

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution. “We are excited to

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Inzito Partnership Creates CFO Practice

The Inzito Partnership, a London-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of a financial officer practice to serve what the organization says is a growing number of requirements in the field. Simon Bailey joins the company to lead the new practice, working on the appointment of CFOs and their leadership teams in the U.K.

Trends

Demand for Interim Executives on the Rise

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people being employed in temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CEO for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, chartered as one of the founding affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation in 1964. The assignment was conducted by Steven M. Derks, president and chief executive officer, along with principal Jennifer Deniz. “Because of the dedication and strength

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Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

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Sterling Martin Seeking CEO for Camp Fire

National youth development organization Camp Fire has enlisted Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next president and CEO. David S. Martin, managing partner; Tricia Bork Canavan, senior consultant; and Katherine Carter, senior executive recruiter, are conducting the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. Camp Fire wants a CEO who will be an innovator to

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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Newell Brands to Find New CEO

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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RSR Partners Assists USA Rugby in CEO Search

USA Rugby has named an internal candidate, Ross Young, as its new chief executive officer. Executive recruitment firm RSR Partners led the search and assessment efforts. Mr. Young has been operating in the role since Dan Payne stepped down from the job in July to head operations with Rugby Americas. Based in Lafayette, CO, USA Rugby is the national governing

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for Jay Nolan Community Services

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has placed Edward Amey as the new executive director of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jeff Strully retired in December after 25 years with the organization. “We are very fortunate to have

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Horton International Opens New Office in Dubai

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Among them, Horton International has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Horton International began its presence in the region by

Trends

The Role Age Plays in the Talent Game

As e-commerce enters its second decade of maturity, a new generation of executives is entering the C-suite. Some of these professionals are self-made, having launched successful companies to become highly-visible 20- and-30-something CEOs. Others, prized for their digital fluency and new ways of thinking, are climbing the ranks in the fast track to the top.

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Big Ten Conference Taps Korn Ferry to Find New Commissioner

Korn Ferry will conduct the search for a new commissioner for the collegiate sports Big Ten Conference. Earlier this week it was announced that Jim Delany, who has held the commissioner role for 30 years, will step down when his contract expires at the end of June 2020. The search will be led by Jed

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Caldwell Finds Chief Credit Officer for OneMain Financial

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Dinesh Goyal as chief credit officer at OneMain Financial in New York. Paul Heller, managing partner of the firm’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with partner Rich Perkey. In his new role, Mr. Goyal is responsible for managing credit, pricing, direct mail and digital marketing, and operational analytics. Mr. Goyal

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Raines International 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: New York-headquartered Raines International named COO Daniel R. Smith as its new president and CEO. Founder and current CEO Bruce R. Raines will continue with the firm as senior

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

Buck Consultants Opens Office in Brazil

Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has opened an office in Sao Paulo with the former partners of Triaxes Consultoria Atuarial Ltda., an actuarial consulting firm. Buck and Triaxes have worked as affiliates since 2009. The Sao Paulo office provides retirement plan administration and human resources outsourcing services

Boyden Recruits COO for SEI

Boyden has placed Robert Behler as chief operating officer at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Tim McNamara, managing director of Boyden’s Washington DC office, led the search. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, Mr. Behler was president and CEO of SRC, a not-for-profit research and development corporation with a for-profit manufacturing subsidiary. SEI works closely

Taylor Winfield CEO Named Penrhyn Chair

Taylor Winfield CEO Connie J. Adair has been appointed chairman of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent executive search firms. Ms. Adair, who previously served as Penrhyn's vice chair for three years and has been a member since 2006, served as both founder and CEO of two enterprises and general manager within a Fortune

Odgers Berndtson Canada Adds New Partner

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson Canada has named Lyn Currie as a partner in its Toronto office. Ms. Currie is responsible for executive search and leadership development in the firm's global technology, mining and broader industrial sectors. She has experience with a wide array of clients including conducting searches for global mining, technology and energy

Leadership Capital Group Opens Boston Office

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has opened a new office in Boston and appointed Gen Alissi as principal to lead its expansion in the region. Mr. Alissi has been the managing partner ofexecutive search and consulting firm, Geno Alissi Executive Group, and previously held senior general management and other

McDermott & Bull Adds Consultant

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has announced that Bill Brewer will join the firm as a principal consultant and will spearhead the growth of the talent & executive leadership practice. Mr. Brewer has over 25 years of experience in corporate human resources within multiple industries. Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, he was the VP

Hays Expands into Malaysia

Global recruitment company Hays plc has announced the launch of Hays Malaysia, extending its global reach to 33 countries. Chris Mead, regional director of Hays in South East Asia, will oversee the office, which will is based in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Hays will be offering its specialist expertise to employers and jobseekers in

Fairfield Partners Completes Search for Affinion Group

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, Conn-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed David Meyers as vice president of retail sales solutions for Affinion Group. Mr. Meyers was previously CEO of Smartbox North America and U.K. Affinion Group Holdings, based in Stamford, CT and with over $1.5BB, in revenue is a

Employment Outlook Improving According to New Study

While the jobs recovery continues to lag that of previous recessions, the outlook for the back half of 2012 shows continued improvement over 2011, according to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide survey. Forty-four percent of private sector employers reported they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff from July 1 through December 31, 2012, an increase of

EMA Partners Adds to Toronto Office

EMA Partners International has added James Hayes to the firm to assist in the development and growth of its Toronto and New York practices. Based in Toronto, Mr. Hayes will leverage his extensive international experience in supporting cross-border searches as well as assignments for multinationals and global financial services organizations. He will join EMA’s financial

EmployBridge Acquires ALLINES Staffing Professionals

EmployBridge, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services in the United States, has acquired the assets of ALLINES Staffing Professionals, a prominent Mid-Atlantic staffing company based in Baltimore. EmployBridge operates primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix and ProDrivers brands, providing skilled light industrial personnel to three specific industry verticals – specialty manufacturing,

eQuest Selected by CNstaff

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has been selected by CNstaff, operators of China’s largest applicant tracking system, Mr. Jobs, to provide its customers with job posting support in China. CNstaff provides human capital and talent management solutions to more than 300 major companies in China. The association will also allow

Diversified Search Creates Corporate Board of Directors Advisory Group

Diversified Search has created a corporate board of directors advisory group to work with the firm's established board practice area and explore the complex issues confronting boards with an emphasis in the area of diversity. Chairman, founder and CEO Judith M. von Seldeneck, said: "Diversified has developed a uniquely successful board search process which we

Pilat HR Solutions Signs Agreement with ICIMS

Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has formally signed an agreement with iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions. With this announcement, Pilat is launching TalentPin ATS, a stand-alone applicant tracking system powered by iCIMS that will help small to medium-sized organizations streamline their recruitment processes

Corporate Executive Board Company Acquires SHL

The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) has acquired SHL, a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions, from funds managed by HgCapital and Veronis Suhler Stevenson for $660 million in cash, subject to customary pre- and post-closing adjustments. The combined company will offer compelling career opportunities for a talented base of more than

Caldwell Parters Completes Search for Shearman & Sterling

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Karen Morita as director of human resources administration at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ms. Morita was previously director of human resources at Greenberg Traurig. Michael J. DeCosta, partner at Caldwell Partners, completed the search. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its

Hobbs & Towne Opens Office in Toronto

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (HTI), an executive search firm specializing in the alternative energy and clean technology sector, has opened a new office in Toronto. The office will be managed by Bob Hobbs, the founding partner of Hobbs & Towne, and supported by two senior partners, Steve Kyryk and Roland Olsen, as well as partner

Accretive Solutions Acquires Adams Harris LLC

Executive search firm Accretive Solutions has acquired Chicago-based Adams Harris LLC. Both companies focus their services on the finance, accounting and IT sectors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is designed to bring together the strengths of both firms and enable Accretive Solutions to widen its national footprint. The combined company's

CTPartners Fills CEO Position For Flexsteel Industries

CTPartners has placed Karel K. Czanderna as president and chief executive officer of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Ms. Czanderna, an established leader in the durable goods space, is a veteran of Owens Corning and Whirlpool Corporation and succeeds Ronald J. Klosterman in the role. Flexsteel is a designer, manufacturer, importer and marketer of quality upholstered and

Korn Ferry Adds To Global Technology Practice

Korn/Ferry International has added Terry Chuah as senior client partner in the firm's global technology practice. Mr. Chuah joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he conducted high-level search assignments in the alternative & renewable energy, industrial technology, manufacturing and high tech sectors. He has also worked in the solar, energy efficiency and bioindustrials market.

Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Life Sciences Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Lyn Brennan as a partner within the firm's life sciences practice. She will be based out of New York. Ms. Brennan comes to Heidrick from Amrop Battalia Winston, where she served on the firm's management committee and led the New York-based executive search firm's healthcare,

Allegis Partners Names Head of Financial Service Practice

Global retained executive search firm Allegis Partners has selected Douglas G. Hanslip as a managing director and head of financial services. He is based in the firm’s New York and Chicago offices. While focusing on the firm’s investment banking, asset & wealth management, and alternative investment recruiting platforms, Mr. Hanslip will manage the broader financial

Trilogy Completes Search for InVentive Health

Burlingame, CA-based retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Steve Roycroft as executive vice president of in Ventive Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mr. Roycroft previously served as executive vice president and

Verification and Job Search Television Network Join Forces

Verifications, Inc., a provider of automated, personalized talent transition solutions, and Job Search Television Network (JSTN), a digital, multimedia platform that uses the power of video for recruitment and employer branding needs, have integrated their service offerings. The combined solution will allow companies to easily improve and monitor onboarding while promoting their employer brand through

Nosal Partners Adds Senior Partner in Boston

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has added Paul Moran as senior partner in Boston. He will focus on C-level and other senior-level assignments for advanced technology and emerging growth companies. Mr. Moran conducts searches in all functional areas, including sales, marketing, general management, finance, engineering and professional services on behalf of Fortune 500 and emerging

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