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Signal Partners Appoints Leader of Boston Office

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DHR International Names Managing Director for the West Coast

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Harvey Nash Create New Initiative to Female Board Leaders

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Raines International Adds VP in New York

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Morgan Samuels Places CFO at Orange County Container Group

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Sellick Partnership Names Principal Consultant

Finance-focused recruitment specialist Sellick Partnership has named Jonathan Moss as a principal consultant. Mr. Moss will concentrate on recruiting for senior roles on executive management teams. With close to 10 years recruitment experience, he was previously a principal consultant at Watson Moore. Established in 2002, Sellick Partnership provides financial and legal recruitment solutions within the

North Highland Adds Human Capital Expert

North Highland, a global consulting firm, has added Linda Kerzel to lead its human capital service area. Ms. Kerzel will leverage her 18 years of experience and provide additional insight and perspective in talent management, organization design and complex program management. “Linda brings broad expertise and leadership in human capital and will be instrumental in

Online Labor Demand Drops in May

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Pilat HR Solutions Extends Partnership with ITAP International

Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has extended itsstrategic alliance with ITAP International. With this partnership, clients of both Pilat HR Solutions and ITAP International will be able to implement more effective cross-cultural HR processes and technology. ITAP International works with customers to measure cultural dimensions, identify potential

Employers Struggling to Find Talent

ManpowerGroup released the results of its seventh-annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing 49 percent of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling mission-critical positions within their organizations. Although slightly lower than the 52 percent of employers struggling in 2011, a significant percentage of total U.S. employers continue to face hiring challenges despite continued high unemployment. U.S. employers

Mansfield & Associates Opens Chicago Office

Mansfield & Associates, Ltd., a research driven executive search firm with offices in Cleveland; Fort Myers, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Budapest, Hungary, has opened its Chicago office with the addition of area manager Laura Zaksas. Ms. Zaksas has over 15 years of experience in research and candidate identification across a broad range of industries at management

Lonergan Partners Completes Search for Infobox

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited David Gee as executive vice president of marketing at Infoblox, Inc. Mr. Gee brings to Infoblox over 20 years of experience marketing innovative enterprise and mobile computing products and solutions at leading technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo!, Sun and IBM. “David Gee is one of the top

WilsonHCG and Sendouts Create New Talent Acquisition Software

WilsonHCG, a global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting firm, has formed a partnership with Sendouts, a single source provider of online recruiting software. and has designed Wynd, a customizable talent acquisition software. The addition of Wynd to WilsonHCG’s offerings allows them to position themselves as a full service RPO provider. Wynd is

Preston | Reffett Chosen by U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC was chosen by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to conduct multiple senior level search engagements across the agency. Marshall Reffett and Ron Flom from the Washington, D.C., office of Preston | Reffett will lead the assignments. Bill Reffett, managing partner, said: “Our public sector – government practice

Korn Ferry to Lead Search for AIAA

Korn/Ferry International has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to lead its search for a new executive director. The search is expected to be completed by October. AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession with more than 35,000 individual members worldwide. Korn/Ferry International, based

MacroStaffing Launched to Connects IT Professionals with Corporate Clients

Macrosoft has announced the launch of its MacroStaffing service to provide highly qualified IT staff to its corporate clients by augmenting their existing teams both on-site and virtually. Macrosoft recruits, screens and trains IT staff in the industry and provides ongoing support for placement on clients’ projects. Macrosoft’s pricing structure and range of technical talent

Hanover Search Group Names Head of U.S. Office

London-based Hanover Search Group has named Tom Carter as managing director in charge of its U.S. office. In this role, he is charged with leveraging Hanover's financial services relationships. Prior to joining Hanover, Mr. Carter spent six years managing search firm LeaderFinder Consulting with a special focus on risk, finance, compliance and underwriting roles across

Saba Partners with TeachScape

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, and Teachscape, a leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services, have formed an alliance to offer joint customers a competency-based integrated talent management platform, designed to support the development of effective teaching practice throughout the career lifecycle of educators.Through this alliance,

DirectEmployers Revamps Veterans.jobs

DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of over 600 leading U.S. employers, has revamped its Veterans.jobs, a website that helps transitioning military men and women find employment in the civilian workforce, including a more robust search and better user experience.Searching for a specific Military Occupation Code (MOC) or Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) on Veterans.jobs has also

TRANSEARCH Adds Partner in London

TRANSEARCH International has appointed Andrew Lees as a partner in London. Mr. Lees has 14 years experience in executive search, with particular expertise in handling assignments in the energy and natural resources and professional services sectors. He previously served as a partner at Clive & Stokes International/Grosvenor Clive & Stokes. TRANSEARCH International currently has 58

TalentFirst and Employer Consultancy Merge

TalentFirst and Employer Consultancy, Inc. have merged bringing together companies that were built upon years of organizational development consulting and talent management technologies expertise. The combined entity, TalentFirst, will draw from the relationships and expertise of both companies, resulting in a talent management consulting firm that is focused on improving organizational capabilities. The firm serves

Global Project Partners Names Leader of Oil & Gas Practice

Human capital solutions provider Global Project Partners has promoted Greg Elton to practice leader of its oil & gas practice. Mr. Elton joined Global Project Partners Ltd in 2010, having begun his career with a leading global recruitment firm, helping establish them within the European oil & gas market. He drove that business forward, focusing

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