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Curran Daly & Associates Opens New Office in Vietnam

Curran Daly & Associates, an executive search firm serving the Philippines, has opened a new office in Vietnam. With nearly 10 years in the search industry, Curran Daly will look to meet the talent needs of multinationals currently operating and those looking to enter the Vietnam market. “We are excited about our launch into Vietnam as

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Talent Shortages and How to Address Them

Today’s employers must contend with a perfect storm of talent supply and demand challenges. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows. New technologies raise the demand for new skills. Many older workers are retiring, and companies face new competitors in the race to acquire talent while retaining the workers they have. For employers, embracing practices to

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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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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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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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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,

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Heads! International Rebrands as H.I. Executive Consulting

International offices of a global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International have rebranded to become H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Following a decade of international growth, the brand refresh is a reflection of HIEC’s business, and the positioning achieved during this time, said the firm. Under the updated name, HIEC said it will continue its

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How to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in 2019

Hiring and retaining talent in a candidate-driven market has always been tough, but it is even more competitive today. With eight consecutive years of job gains, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low last year — signifying a powerful shift in the job market. While a candidate-driven market is definitely worth celebrating, employers

Caldwell Places Chief Product Officer at CentralReach

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Cheryl Michael as chief product officer for CentralReach in Pompano Beach, FL. Managing partner Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor led the assignment. CentralReach is a provider of EHR and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce better outcomes for people with autism and related disorders. “Cheryl brings

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Sheffield Search Recruits CEO for NETcon

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has recruited John Greenwood as the new CEO of power transmission company NETcon. The assignment was led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. NETcon wanted a leader who was tertiary qualified, with prior CEO/GM level experience ideally gained within a contracting/maintenance or infrastructure management related background. Mr. Greenwood

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Heidrick & Struggles Makes Three Key Leadership Appointments

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced three new leadership appointments to support the firm’s long-term growth strategy. Jenni Hibbert assumes the role of global practice managing partner of the financial services practice. Dan Ryan becomes regional leader for the Americas. And Stephen Schwanhausser was named global practice managing partner

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AlexCharles Search Partners Expands by Adding Business Development Leader

Houston-headquartered executive recruiting firm AlexCharles Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Renee Hansen as managing director. She will charged with focusing on the expansion of business development and strategic partnerships for its executive search practice. “I could not be more enthusiastic about the addition of Renee to our team and the year ahead. 2019 is

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San Francisco 49ers Tap Turnkey Search to Find Chief Marketing Officer

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers to lead its search for a new chief marketing officer. Managing director Diana Busino is spearheading the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco.

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Bradbury Miller Associates Finds CEO for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has placed Roberta Phillips as the new CEO of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Largo, MD. “The board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment,” said Samuel Epps, board president. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes

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Waterstone Names New Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm Waterstone, which recruits talent for high-growth companies and emerging industries, has named Amy Dordek as a managing director. Ms. Dordek was previously chief revenue officer at GrowthPlay, a sales consulting firm, which was ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. A co-founder of the Driehaus

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Signium Expands in Sweden

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, executive search consortium Signium has expanded in Sweden with the addition ofJ Eng Consulting. Founder Johannes Eng joins Signium as a partner. Mr. Eng has more than 15 years of experience in staff-leading positions and as a board director. His experience includes business development, working with

Saba Acquires HumanConcepts

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has acquired HumanConcepts, a workforce decision support solutions provider. Terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition signifies Saba’s continued focus on the human capital management (HCM) market and complements its unified talent management offering. Saba plans to integrate HumanConcepts’ Cloud technologies into

Tyler & Company to Lead CEO Search for Hospital in Haiti

Executive search firm Tyler & Company has been selected by Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Hopital Albert Schweitzer operates a regional referral hospital and diverse community programs that provide the only source of medical and development services for more than 350,000 people in Haiti’s

Taleo to Assit UCB with Recruitment Process

Global biopharmaceutical leader UCB has chosen Taleo's Recruiting and Reporting products to improve its talent intelligence and support a global revamp of its recruitment processes. Ben Park, senior director of shared HR knowledge and operations at UCB, said: “Taleo provides us with a solution for our needs and is an investment for us in an

JobVite Partners with JobTarget

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, has formed a partnership with JobTarget to streamline the process for posting job openings across all social networks and more than 13,000 media channels. Through this partnership, joint customers can now make fast connections with high-quality active and passive job seekers by uniting social recruiting with posts on

CTPartners Posts Q4 Revenue Decline; Year-End Results Up 6.5 Percent

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted fourth quarter 2011 net revenue of $27.2 million, a decrease of 1.8 percent from $27.7 million a year ago. A decrease in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions were partially offset by an increase in North America. The financial services practice contributed to most of the firm’s decrease in both

Korn Ferry Grows Real Estate Practice

Korn/Ferry International has named Robert Mayes as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice. He will be based in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Mayes joins Korn/Ferry from Russell Reynolds Associates where he managed executive level assignments on behalf of a wide range of public and private real estate clients. He has experience throughout

Preston | Reffett Adds New Principal

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has added Elizabeth Pidgeon as a principal. For the last 19 years Ms. Pidgeon has held senior executive positions in a number of organizations from privately held family owned businesses to Fortune 35 large public companies. She brings experience in talent leadership and is certified in several state-of-the-art

Greenwich Harbor Partners Completes Search for Reelzchannel

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed William Rosolie as senior vice president of advertising sales at ReelzChannel. Mr. Rosolie was previously the executive vice president – digital and advanced platforms at AMC NETWORKS (formerly Rainbow Advertising). Greenwich Harbor Partners is a boutique specializing in senior level placements within the media, entertainment, digital, and technology sectors.

Salveson Stetson Group Adds New VP

Recruiting firm Salveson Stetson Group has appointed Donna DeHart as a new vice president. Ms. DeHart brings nearly 25 years of experience to the firm, including 14 years in retained executive search with a focus on recruiting human resources leaders. She formerly served as president of Towers Consulting, Ltd. Salveson Stetson Group is a retained,

Pearson Partners Names SVP

Pearson Partners International has named Renee Baker Arrington as a senior vice president and shareholder. Ms. Arrington, who previously served as a vice president at the firm, leads the firm’s CIO and IT leadership practice and specializes in the technology and information technology industries. “Renee exemplifies our firm’s approach to executive search, with deep industry

AESC Forms Partnership with Backtrack Reports

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has formed a partnership with BackTrack Reports (part of First Advantage Litigation Consulting, LLC) to provide its members with due diligence services. NYC-based BackTrack Reports is a provider of due diligence that specializes in delivering thorough investigative reports on business executives. “Establishing a relationship with BackTrack Reports is

Laurence Simons Opens in Mumbai

International legal recruiter Laurence Simons has opened a new location in Mumbai, India. The Mumbai office will cover in-house and private practice appointments across India while concentrating on Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. The firm appointed Vijesh Patel as managing partner of its Mumbai operation; he will focus on further developing the Laurence Simons’

AON Hewitt Signs Multi Year Deal with HireVue

Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon Corporation, has signed a multi-year agreement with HireVue as part of a preferred partnership to offer clients its Digital Interview Platform. The HireVue system is designed to modernize and enhance the recruitment process by improving quality, speed and consistency. “Aon Hewitt clients benefit from a

Spencer Stuart to Find Board Members for Corelogic

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Corelogic to lead in its search for new independent members for its board of directors. The firm will conduct a comprehensive search and assist in the selection of candidates. CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government.

Arthur Gallagher & Co. Acquires HR Management Systems, LLC

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced the acquisition of Human Resource Management Systems, LLC, in Naperville, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 1997, Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) is an employee benefit insurance broker that offers a full range of group employee benefit products and consulting services to their clients

Sellick Partnership Opens New Office in Liverpool

Finance-focused recruitment specialist Sellick Partnership has opened a new office in Liverpool as part of the firm’s expansion in the northwest. The office will provide financial recruitment solutions to both public and private sector organizations across Liverpool and the surrounding area, and will be led by group director, Ray Wareing. The new operation will be

IIC Partners Posts 22 Percent Revenue Gain

IIC Partners has reported a 22 percent rise in full year revenue for 2011 compared with 2010, on the back of strong growth in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions and across all practice groups. Revenue for the Americas (Canada, USA and Latin America) was up 40 percent, while Asia-Pacific reported a 40 percent revenue increase

Major, Lindsey & Africa Adds to L.A. Office

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has added Merle Vaughn as a managing director in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Vaughn will also serve as the firm’s law firm diversity practice leader. In addition to continuing her career as a partner recruiter in Los Angeles, she will lead MLA’s efforts to assist its law firm

3P Consultants Places CEO at Greaves Cotton

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Sunil Pahilajani as managing director and chief executive officer of Greaves Cotton Limited. Mr. Pahilajani’s experience of 27 years includes leadership roles with Continental Engines as group CEO, SE Forge as CEO, and Mahindra Navistar Engines as managing director & CEO. Greaves Cotton manufactures a wide

Diversified Search Posts 22 Percent Revenue Gain in 2011

Diversified Search has reported a 22 percent revenue increase in 2011. The company expanded globally becoming the exclusive U.S. partner of Alto Partners, an international alliance of independent search firms. Diversified Search also added 40 new employees to its U.S. leadership team. "We've made dramatic changes within the firm to better leverage our competitive advantages,

Accelent Completes Search for Charles River Development

Accelent, Inc. has placed John Mandel as vice president of engineering at Charles River Development. Previously, Mr. Mandel was previously vice president of product development at Kofax. Charles River Development provides software, hosting and data services to automate front and middle office investment operations for buy-side firms. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration

Halogen Software Opens New Office in Sydney

Halogen Software has opened a new office in Sydney, Australia to better support the needs of the Asia Pacific market. The company has seen 86 percent growth in annual recurring revenue from international deals and the company more than doubled the number of Australian-based customers in 2011. “Opening an office in the Asia Pacific market

Harvey Nash Head of Leadership Practice

Harvey Nash Group, a global provider of professional recruitment and outsourcing services, has added Lucy McGee to head up the leadership services practice within the firm’s executive search division. Ms. McGee was a director of psychometric test service provider and business psychology firm West London NHS Trust. Prior to that, she was part of the

Tatum Partners with CFO Alliance

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has formed a partnership with The CFO Alliance, a peer-to-peer community for CFOs and senior finance leaders. This partnership will enable Tatum’s network of experienced CFO partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss best practices with The Alliance’s membership of over 2,800 senior financial executives across the country. Tatum plans

Clark Langdon Retained to Lead Searches for PDX

Recruiting firm Clark Langdon Partners has been selected by PDX plc to conduct searches for a new chief executive officer and new non-executive director/chairman of the audit committee at PDX plc. PDX is a provider of energy efficient solutions to strategic industrial applications using the unique patented PDX reactor and atomizing technology improving output and

Beyond.com Names VP Marketing

Beyond.com, Inc., a network of niche career communities, has named Joe Weinlick as vice president of marketing. With more than 20 years of business and consumer marketing experience, Mr. Weinlick has developed campaigns for major organizations including Microsoft, Comcast, IKEA, Independence Blue Cross and Siemens. “We are excited to have someone of Joe Weinlick's expertise

Caldwell Partners Adds to Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Constance Kassouf as a partner in its financial services practice in New York. Ms. Kassouf joins Caldwell from Kassouf Partners, a search firm she founded in 2010. She was previously a partner at CTPartners, where she was a leader in the investment banking and private

Fairfield Partners Completes Search for StyleSight

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, CT-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed Doug G. Cullen as senior vice president of global sales at Stylesight. Mr. Cullen was previously the SVP Sales, Americas at IntraLinks. Stylesight is an NY-based online provider of inspiration and product development tools for the fashion and

PeopleFluent Selected by GoodLife Fitness

Peoplefluent, a provider of solutions for talent management, vendor management and workforce compliance and diversity, has partnered with GoodLife Fitness. The largest fitness company in Canada, GoodLife employs approximately 10,000 people across the country and boasts almost 300 locations. Goodlife will use Peoplefluent's Recruitment Management System (RMS) to improve the efficiency of its hiring processes.

Boyden Adds to U.K. Office

Boyden has added Toby Lapage-Norris, a well-regarded expert in the energy and industrial recruiting sectors, to its U.K. office as a partner. Mr. Lapage-Norris will play a key role at the firm in recruiting for board, senior executive and functional leader roles in the U.K. and internationally. His work spans across the energy, industrial and

Kincannon & Reed Fills Two Top Positions for Arborgen

Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search has placed Andrew Baum as president and chief executive officer and John Pait as VP of marketing, sales and product development at ArborGen. Mr. Baum formerly served as CEO of Sembiosys Genetics. Mr. Pait has most recently been SVP for business development and vice president for U.S. markets for

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