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Executive Recruiters See Market Stability in Today’s Jobs Report Figures

Employers added 304,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 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 165,000. The January gain is the 100th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people currently stands

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Odgers Berndtson Finds Athletics Director for Farleigh Dickinson University

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Global search firm Odgers Berndtson recently placed Bradford D. Hurlbut as the new director of athletics for Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Teaneck, NJ. Partner Greg Santore, head of the search firm’s U.S. sports leadership practice, led the assignment. Mr. Hurlbut, who starts in his

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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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Pearson Partners International Names President

Women gaining top roles at executive search firms seems to be an increasingly refreshing phenomenon. Dallas-headquartered Pearson Partners International recently appointed Renee Baker Arrington to the position of president and the newly created post of chief operating officer. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and

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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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Johnson Appoints Two New Practice Leaders

Sydney-based executive search firm Johnson appointed Claude Ringuet as partner and leader of the firm’s consumer & retail, healthcare & life sciences and sports practices as well as Dianne Cassen as partner and leader of its real estate and construction practice. Mr. Ringuet is a seasoned executive who brings over two decades of C-suite level commercial

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A Look at the Age-Agnostic Workplace

Multinational corporations are already aware of the importance of attracting and retaining a gender- and ethnically-diverse workforce to improve innovation and financial performance. Many have implemented policies to encourage this. What is less well-established as a competitive advantage is the idea of an age-diverse workforce, says Jackie Bernard of U.K.-based talent specialist Armstrong Craven. “This low

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Korn Ferry Records Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2019 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, a nine percent increase from $1.767 billion a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, an increase of three percent. All three of its business lines were up. The results

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Following an extensive national search, Spencer Stuart has recruited veteran retail and omnichannel executive Allison O’Connor as the new CEO of home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. “We are thrilled to have Allison coming aboard,” said Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chairman. “She has a proven track record in building an omnichannel business with excellence. I know she will be

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Pauly Group Enlisted to Find President for Northwestern Michigan College

Pauly Group, an academic search firm, has been chosen to find the next president for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Senior consultant Marsi Liddell is leading the assignment. NMC wants a president who can lead a complex, regulated organization to meet the changes of the future, while respecting the college’s history and

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IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has expanded in the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of I Search Worldwide in Singapore. Singapore sits at the crossroads of the world’s largest and fastest growing region straddling China, India and the ASEAN countries. A modern cosmopolitan city with a strong reputation as a major player in the

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Workers Remain Optimistic, but CEO Confidence Falls

American worker confidence is at its highest level in four years. Following a slight dip at the end of the last quarter, the national Worker Confidence Index (WCI) rose 3.6 points to 110.7 in its most recent quarter, reaching its highest level since the study’s inception. The Worker Confidence Index is a survey of U.S.

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Washington State Investment Board to Find Chief Investment Officer

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the $135 billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. Gary Bruebaker is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years in the investment business. Lyndon Taylor, partner in charge of

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Leaders International Executive Search Lands President for Deer Park College

Leaders International Executive Search has placed the new president of Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta, Canada. Peter Nunoda, president of Vancouver Community College, will start in his new role on Sept. 3. He succeeds Joel Ward, who is retiring after 10 years at the helm. During an extensive search that lasted more than 15

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Ward Howell Expands Global Travel & Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Jim Theodore as a partner in its global travel and hospitality practice. Based in Boston, Mr. Theodore joins Ward Howell with more than 30 years of experience in retained search. He has worked in the hospitality and leisure industries serving clients of all

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Amrop Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Global recruiting organization Amrop has appointed Federico Cuneo as CEO and chairman of its executive board. He replaces José I. Leyún as CEO. “The organization extends its gratitude to José for his

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The Benefits of Strategic CEO Succession Planning

About five years before the chief executive officer of a major European insurance company planned to retire, the board began considering potential candidates to fill his role. Eight internal executives rose to the top, and subsequently went through in-depth assessments of their strengths, weaknesses and psychometric profiles. A year before the end of this process,

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Gigster

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Recently, Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell recruited Jennifer

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LandrumHR Acquires HR-Focused Search Firm hrQ

LandrumHR, a Pensacola, FL-headquartered full-service human resources firm, has acquired executive search firm hrQ in Denver. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The human resources sector is hrQ’s bailiwick. The firm focuses exclusively on providing HR professionals for short- or long-term contract assignments and full- time hires as well as offering expertise on a

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Lambda Legal Taps Two Search Firms to Find New CEO

New York-based Lambda Legal has retained the services of LGBTQ search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive search firm focused on diversity and inclusion, to lead its search for a new CEO. Lambda Legal, a non-profit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living

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Boyden Opens New Office in Saskatchewan

Boyden has expanded in Canada with the opening an office in the province of Saskatchewan. It will be led by Dan Brown, a new Boyden Canada partner. “Our new office in Saskatchewan and the appointment of Dan supports our strategy in Canada and globally to provide clients with world-class leadership advisory solutions,” said Trina Gordon, president

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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Turns to Koya Leadership Partners to Find New Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a

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Evolv Technologies Turns to TillmanPartners to Find CFO

Backed by an impressive group of investors including Bill Gates, Evolv Technologies, a technology start-up addressing the active shooter threat, has retained TillmanPartners to find a CFO. “When I launched TillmanPartners this year, I set out to serve an exclusive group of clients and assist CEOs and investors to achieve breakthrough performance,” said Rob Tillman,

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Gerard Daniels Names New Managing Partner for the Americas

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Jason Wright to the role of managing partner Americas, based in its Houston office. Mr. Wright is a highly-experienced recruitment and staffing professional with more than 20 years’ involvement in the oil and gas and energy sectors, primarily in the Americas markets. “I wish

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Prestige Scientific Opens First Office in Europe

Milford, MA-based life science executive search firm Prestige Scientific recently opened its first European office in Amsterdam and appointed Brandan Sweeney as director of the new location. The expansion to Amsterdam is largely in response to the European Medicines Agency’s recent relocation there, said the firm. Mr. Sweeney is charged with leading the expansion of the

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SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search Join Forces

M&A activity, in many cases with the support of private equity firms, continues to heat up in the executive search industry. The latest: New Zealand-headquartered search firms SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search have merged. Under the agreement, Rothley operations become part of SWR Group. Rothley founder and managing director Sean Brunner will be based in

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The Current State of Diversity and Inclusion

Although most respondents to a new study by talent acquisition firm GQR Global said they feel they have a commitment from their company’s leadership to pursue the business case for diversity and inclusion, there was an overwhelming feeling among them that diversity within their companies is not reflected in executive teams. Increasingly, the human capital

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Lindauer Seeks Chief Philanthropy Officer for Joslin Diabetes Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has selected recruitment firm Lindauer to lead its efforts to find a new chief philanthropy officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven leader who will bring expertise in grateful patient fundraising, as well as deep experience working with friends

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Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for U.K. Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Steve Blair as the new chief executive officer of U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS). Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., led the assignment. “The board of OS is delighted that ministers have appointed Steve Blair as CEO of Ordnance Survey,” said Kieran Murphy, chairman at Ordnance Survey. “He

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Finlay James Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, U.K.-headquartered search firm Finlay James has appointed Andrew MacAskill as its chief commercial officer. Mr. MacAskill will also join the technology-focused firm’s board of directors alongside owners John and Sara Gaughan and managing director James May.

TillmanCarlson Places CFO at TricorBraun

Chicago-based executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited Chuck Pfister as chief financial officer for TricorBraun. Mr. Pfister joins the company after four years with Kohl’s where he most recently served as senior vice president of finance, leading financial planning, tax, treasury, merchandising finance, capital planning, real estate, and e-commerce finance. With annual revenues approaching $1

Kenexa and Daesign Join Forces

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has partnered with Daesign to develop talent attraction, assessment, development and engagement solutions for the marketplace. Daesign is a specialist provider of games-based, interactive talent development solutions. “Bringing together our expertise in the field of human capital and Daesign's award-winning solutions will result in

HR Plus Partners with eScreen

HR Plus, a provider of solutions for employment and background screening, has formed a strategic alliance with eScreen, a technology-driven specialist in drug-screening and employee health products and services. “eScreen is setting the standard for drug testing program management and HR Plus strives to deliver the best solutions to our clients,” said Bill Tate, HR

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

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