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Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 3.9 Percent as 312,000 Jobs are Added

Employers added 312,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 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 220,000. The December gain is the 99th consecutive month of job growth. Overall, the economy created 2.6 million jobs last

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Witt/Kieffer Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for ArtCenter College of Design

After a comprehensive international search, Witt/Kieffer placed Aaron I. Bruce into the new inaugural role of vice president and chief diversity officer for the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Consultant Charlene Aguilar is led the search along with associate Christine Pendleton. With more than 20 years of experience leading initiatives focused on campus diversity, inclusion and international engagement,

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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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Odgers Berndtson Adds to Boston Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Richard Pooley as a partner in its U.S. professional services, technology and CFO practices. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He has more than

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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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IMD International Search Announces New Board

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has elected a new board member and prolonged the mandate of two others at its annual general assembly in Paris. Simona Cremascoli, partner at Milan-based member firm Carter & Benson, joins the IMD board as director in charge of internal communication. “I am very satisfied with the long-lasting international

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Succession Plans Lacking in the C-Suite

Companies everywhere are concerned that when a CEO leaves there be candidates who can step in to lead the company. The plans for all those other seats around the executive table, however, are a little murky. Many organizations simply don’t have internal candidates who can step in to be chief financial officers, chief marketing officers

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Whitman College Picks Spelman Johnson to Find Athletics Leader

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been enlisted by Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA to find a new director of athletics and chair of sports studies, recreation and athletics. Dell D. Robinson, search associate with the firm’s athletic practice, and Anne-Marie Kenney, senior coordinator of search services, are leading the assignment. The director of athletics

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Kincannon & Reed Recruits CTO for Calyxt

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Travis Frey as the new chief technology officer of Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company in Roseville, MN. Dr. Frey brings extensive knowledge in plant biology and biotechnology to a newly created position at the company. As CTO, he will be responsible for the research and development

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NGS Global Opens Office in Chicago

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Chicago. Todd Wesson has joined the firm to lead the new office as managing partner. “I am delighted that Todd has joined NGS Global to not only head up our Chicago office, but to be a key leader of

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La Fosse Associates Launches Pro Bono Practice

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has launched a new pro bono practice to serve charities and not-for-profit organizations. The practice will place cybersecurity professionals into advisory positions at charities and non-profits that need advice and support, for free. “Care is a founding principle of La Fosse, which includes caring for others, not just our clients

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Why It Can be Lonely at the Top in Executive Search

Layers of complexity are baked into the process of every search for a new executive. From competing agendas, to strong personalities, to internal dynamics – no search is simple. “Specializing in executive search within the human capital industry means being the ultimate in relationship and trust building,” said Lisa Maxwell, founder and managing partner of

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Witt/Kieffer Assists Syracuse University in Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Search

With the assistance of recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer, Syracuse University has chosen Keith A. Alford to be the school’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Consultant Charlene Aguilar and associate Christine Pendleton led the assignment for the firm. Nearly 200 candidates expressed interest in the position, but the committee ultimately recommended the person who had been serving in an interim

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RM Nephew and Associates Places New CFO for InVivo Therapeutics

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has helped to place the new chief financial officer and treasurer for InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp., a Cambridge, MA-based research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company. Richard Christopher comes to the role from iCAD Inc. Leading the assignment was search firm partner Denise C. Amari. “Rich’s more than

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humanpredictions Secures $1.16 Million in Funding

humanpredictions, a machine learning technology company, has received a $1.16 million funding round led by Network Ventures with additional investment from Hyde Park Angels, SaaS Ventures and M25. The new capital is targeted to help humanpredictions further grow and invest in its team of engineers and data scientists. “Because of the competitive nature of tech,

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Direct Recruiters Integrates with Sister Company Direct Consulting Associates

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI), an executive recruitment firm, has announced an integration with its sister company, Direct Consulting Associates. The integration is designed to provide project-based, professional staffing and consulting support to Direct Recruiters’ client base. Direct Consulting Associates currently provides recruiting services to the hospital IT and general IT space. Moving forward, the

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5 Questions Candidates Should Ask During the Search Process

There has been much discussion about the key questions to be addressed a search for a new CEO, but what about from the candidates’ side and the questions they should ask during the executive search process. “If you find yourself in front of a search committee, what are the key questions you want to be

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Hanold Associates Finds Head of Diversity for Raymond James Financial

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

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Polachi Finds Chief Revenue Officer for Manufacturing Software Company

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. Recently, Boston-headquartered executive

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Carmichael Fisher Expands in the U.S.

London-based executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the addition of recruiting veteran Samantha Wallace as its global head of practice. She will lead the firm’s technology team in Los Angeles. “Sam’s appointment comes at a time of accelerated growth both for the technology division and for the firm itself,” said Justin Hobday, CEO

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Hightech Partners Strengthens Search Team

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has announced that Elly de Vrijer, founder and owner of Dutch executive search firm Hill Consulting, will be joining HTP as a partner while still operating her own firm. This collaboration, said HTP, will help the firm strengthen its international reach. “Hightech Partners is delighted about the cooperation with Elly,”

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Bank of England Picks Sapphire Partners to Lead Search for Governor

The U.K. government has hired Sapphire Partners, a London-based executive search firm, to help find a new governor for the Bank of England. The recruitment firm, which focuses on finding diverse talent, is the first agency ever hired to find someone for the governor role. Enlisting Sapphire Partners raises the likelihood that that the U.K.

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Harris Rand Lusk Tapped to Find New CEO for Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer, a non-profit that serves young adults with cancer, has retained New York City-based executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk to lead its search for a new CEO. Managing partner and CEO Jack Lusk is leading the assignment, along with Elly Kirschner, director of healthcare and advocacy. Matthew Zachary, the cancer group’s founder and CEO

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Chartwell Partners Recruits CFO for 8th Avenue Food & Provisions

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Doug Kooren as the new CFO of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions. Partners Mike Magurany and Scott Cuellar conducted the assignment. Mr. Kooren brings 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, audit, sales, marketing, M&A and business integration. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief financial

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Crenshaw Associates Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, New York City-based recruiting firm Crenshaw Associates has expanded with the addition of Margaret Gramann as chief commercial officer. Her addition will accelerate and support continued growth with technology-enabled capabilities and new service offerings targeted to leading public, private

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Friisberg & Partners Adds New Member Firm in Ireland

Friisberg & Partners International has added Dublin-based executive search firm Vertex Headhunting as its newest member firm. Shane Collins and Julian Chambers founded the firm last year to find senior executives for Irish companies. Vertex will be rebranding to Friisberg & Partners International in the coming months. The firm is looking to reinforce to clients and its markets

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Technology and the Workplace: Some New Perspectives

As technology’s impact grows, employers and workers alike see the potential for improving work and the workplace, this according to a new study by Randstad Sourceright. But many also worry that technological advances could cost people their livelihoods. Eighty-one percent of employers said that are excited about the opportunities that artificial intelligence will present, said

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Chrisman & Company Recruits CEO for Western Bankers Association

Chrisman & Company, a Los Angeles-based executive search firm specializing in the financial services industry, has recruited Stephen G. Andrews as the new president and CEO Western Bankers Association (WBA). Past CEO Simone Lagomarsino left the company at the end of 2018. Managing partner Michele Gil and founding partner Timothy Chrisman are leading the assignment for

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Pearson Partners Seeks Chief Innovation Officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm Pearson Partners International has been selected by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to lead in its search for a new chief innovation officer. Vice president Lisa Thompson is leading the assignment for this new position within the organization. The chief innovation officer has accountability for product management, business strategy and serving as

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H.I. Executive Consulting Forms Partnership with Teamscope

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has formed a strategic partnership with Teamscope, an AI-driven talent analytics platform designed to help companies build high-performing leadership teams. The partnership gives HIEC an innovative tool to deliver more data-driven hiring results for its corporate and private equity clients, informing the way companies identify the right leaders, reducing unconscious

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

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

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