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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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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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Gig Economy Continues to Grow at Blistering Speed

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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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?

M&A

Spencer Stuart Launches Kincentric From Newly Acquired Aon Businesses

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has launched a new business unit formed from the culture and engagement, leadership assessment and development, and HR and talent advisory businesses it acquired from global professional services firm Aon in a transaction that closed July 1. Collectively, these businesses form a distinct entity now known as Kincentric: A Spencer

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for SQAD

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, Greenwich Harbor

Trends

How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Leader

With pressure on search firms to fill senior posts in a timely manner, it can be easier than you think to fill a critical position with the wrong candidate. Maybe you’re bleeding revenue or your turnover is through the roof. Maybe you’re the one filling in until a role is filled. Whatever the reason, it’s

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CohenTaylor Finds New Leader for Minneapolis Social Services Group

CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed Chastity Lord as the next president and CEO of Jeremiah Program, a Minneapolis, MN-based non-profit that helps single mothers and their children break the cycle of poverty. Ms. Lord will start in her new role in mid-September. “Ms. Lord is a dynamic leader who has dedicated her career to disrupting systems of

People

Pedersen & Partners Appoints 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: Dubai-headquartered executive search firm Pedersen & Partners named Gary Williams as its new CEO replacing founder Poul Pedersen who will assume the role of executive chairman. As CEO, Mr. Williams will have

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Humane Society Taps accelHRate to Find Chief People Officer

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find new chief people officers. The latest: accelHRate was selected by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to lead its search for a new chief people officer. Kimberly Shanahan, founding president and chief executive officer, led the

Launches

Cross Country Healthcare Creates New Brand for Search Divisions

Cross Country Healthcare, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has merged its signature permanent search brands – Cejka Physician Search, AP Healthcare, StarMed and Cross Country Staffing’s RPO division – under a new Cross Country Search brand. The consolidation leverages the strength of each brand to offer the widest range of permanent search

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Signium Expands in the U.S. With New Member Firm

Executive search consortium Signium has increased its presence in the U.S. with the addition of Discovery Search Partners in Atlanta as its newest member firm. Located in Atlanta, Boston, the Philadelphia area and Virginia, Discovery Search Partners boosts Signium’s executive search and leadership presence in the life sciences sector. Discovery Search Partners was formed in 2009 by a

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CEO Confidence Remains Moderately Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have waned in recent months. In its most recent report, the Conference Board’s “Measure of CEO Confidence” was unchanged at 43 in the second quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). “CEO confidence was unchanged

M&A

Spencer Stuart Acquires Ireland-Based MERC Partners

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has acquired MERC Partners, a leading executive search and leadership consulting firm based in Ireland. Financial terms of deal were not disclosed. The addition of MERC Partners marks Spencer Stuart’s first client-facing team in Ireland and represents an important addition for its EMEA and global business. Spencer Stuart has had

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Caldwell Posts Revenue Gain; Elects Private Equity Veteran as Chairman

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $19.9 million (Canadian), a 4.6 percent increase from a year ago. The search firm also announced that its chairman, G. Edmund King, is retiring and that new board member and private equity veteran Elias Vamvakas has been elected as chairman. Caldwell noted that third quarter revenues

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How Today’s CHRO is Managing Disruption 

Successive waves of global disruption — political, social, demographic, technological — are compelling today’s CHROs to consider how they may safely bring their organizations, and specifically their people, through the turbulence. But that disruption also presents an opportunity for them to examine how, and how swiftly, their own roles must change. A new report from

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Development Guild DDI Seeks New Leader for Senior Community

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been retained to find the next president and CEO for Sophia Snow Place, a senior living community in West Roxbury, MA. President William Weber is leading the assignment. The next leader of Sophia Snow Place will be expected to partner with the board

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

Global search consortiums continue to add new members across the globe. The latest: IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) just added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm. “We are very excited to welcome People Executive into the IRC family. Based on our past experience we know that the partners will contribute much to our

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7 Reasons to Partner with a Recruitment Firm

Hiring talent is something that affects every business and every level of management. The ability to recruit great talent is key to the ultimate success, or failure, of a business. Certain roles, however, can be particularly difficult to fill. In those situations, it can be extremely valuable for an organization to partner with an outside

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Krauthamer & Associates Recruits CEO for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted executive search firms to help them find senior talent. After a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Krauthamer & Associates recently placed India Birdsong as general manager and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. She will succeed Joseph A. Calabrese, who stepped down from

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Kennedy Executive Search Names Financial Services Practice Leader

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Markus Unterberger as practice leader of financial services. In this role, he will structure and guide Kennedy’s services in recruitment for leadership roles in the financial services industry across North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Unterberger is a veteran in the financial

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Driving Greater Diversity in Recruitment

Diversity and inclusion is firmly on the boardroom agenda and companies are actively looking to improve equality in their recruiting practices. This is a trend that is not going away and which many companies are tackling head on, both internally and through their suppliers. As a result, executive search firms are addressing their role in

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Search Solution Executive Recruits CHRO for itelligence North America

Anyone with 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. The biggest shift has been in the CHRO’s progression from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role on the executive team. According

Launches

Cowen Partners Launches New Office in Vancouver, WA

With demand for executive recruitment growing across the Pacific Northwest, executive search firm Cowen Partners recently opened an office in Vancouver, WA. Leading the new location is Ash Wendt, founding partner. “I’ve been a long-time resident of Vancouver and watching the tremendous growth in recent years has been exciting,” said Mr. Wendt. “We can’t wait

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The Best Ways to Foster a CEO / CHRO Relationship

The relationship between a CEO and CHRO is possibly the most unique in the corporate world. When fostered strategically, the dynamic between the person at the helm of the company and the head of HR can drive a business to greater heights. But a new report by John Doyle of Slayton Search Partners finds that

M&A

ZRG Partners Acquires London-Based Holker Watkin

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the acquisition of London-headquartered search firm Holker Watkin. The deal’s financial terms were undisclosed. The firm will operate as a ZRG company, focused on supporting client needs for senior-level strategy professionals on a retained and interim project basis. The transaction is expected

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AEGEUS Executive Search Tapped by Queensland Theatre to Find Next Executive Director

Sydney-headquartered AEGEUS Executive Search has been selected by Queensland Theatre to find its next artistic director. Sam Strong, who has held the role for four years, recently announced that he will be leaving the organization later this year. Managing director Tony Grierson is leading the assignment. “Queensland Theatre has been and will continue to be a

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4 Emerging Trends to Watch as 2019 Heads Into High Gear

If the second half of 2019 is anything like the first, business leaders are in for a wild ride. The geopolitical landscape remains as volatile as the stock market. Signs of an economic slowdown are emerging, making consumers and investors equally skittish. Organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs while ramping up investment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeks CFO for UPMC Community HealthChoices

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington is seeking the next chief financial officer for UPMC Community HealthChoices (CHC). Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment. In 2017, the search firm started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels.

Kenexa Posts 24 Percent Revenue Gain: Acquires Outstart

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $79.6 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, a 24 percent increase from revenues of $64.1 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders was $7.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $5.4

Lucas Group Names Managing Partner in HR Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has added Michael Johnson as managing partner for its human resources practice group. Mr. Johnson will lead the firm's recently expanded HR practice in Los Angeles and comes to Lucas Group from Kelly Law Registry, where he was regional director. He brings more than 20 years of demonstrated experience in executive

Job.com and TweeMyJobs Form Partnership

Career site Job.com and TweetMyJOBS, a social recruiting platform, have announced the integration of the Who? button, a new social tool empowering job seekers with the ability to tap into their social network, on Job.com. TweetMyJobs developed this Facebook application to accelerate referral-based job searching and social recruiting. The “Who?” button utilizes a user's Facebook

Amrop Establishes Office in Houston

Global executive search firm Amrop has established a new office in Houston, Texas. Under the leadership of Agustin Miro, partner, and Eduardo Rabassa, partner in Miami, the new office builds on the firm’s expertise in cross-cultural searches identifying American talent for European-based companies with U.S. operations based in Texas and Florida. The Houston office focuses

Stanton Chase Introduces New Board

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has selected a new international chairman and board of directors for 2012. The board is comprised of three previous and two new members, and has representation from around the globe. Continuity of service includes the following three individuals: George Cross will assume the role of international chairman, Mickey Matthews

HVS Executive Search Promotes Partner

HVS Executive Search has promoted Juliette Boone to partner, North America. Ms. Boone has been with HVS since 2004 and will focus on further developing the company’s consulting practice covering executive search, mid-management recruitment, compensation consulting and performance management in North America. “Juliette has a unique blend of strategic and practical thinking that will be

Nosal Partners Expands Milwaukee Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has hired Mike Magurany as partner. Based in Milwaukee, Mr. Magurany will conduct senior-level assignments in the consumer, retail and hospitality industries. He was previously the head of leadership recruiting for Kohl’s Department Stores. Before joining Kohl’s, Mr. Magurany was a senior consultant with Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago. As

Harvey Nash Launches Interim Management IT Division

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, has launched a new service recruiting senior technology executives for periods of critical business change. The new division provides CIOs, programme managers and senior level executives for fixed periods between six and 12 months. “In my experience senior interim managers fill a widening skills gap

3P Consultants Names Principal Partner

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has added Raju Kapoor as principal partner. Mr. Kapoor has over 20 years of experience in the service industry, including 10 years in executive search. His experience includes start-ups and high growth organizations across telecom, capital markets and the ITES industry. Mr. Kapoor started his search career with

Accelent Recruits Chairman for Metavana

Accelent, Inc. has placed Ron Weissman as chairman at Metavana, Inc., a software provider of search for the social Web. Mr. Weissman serves as an investor and/or director to a number of leading technology companies. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology clients in the Internet, e-commerce and digital media

GetHired.com Secures Financing Round

GetHired.com, a video-based social recruiting platform and job board, has raised $1.75 million in an oversubscribed round of seed funding. GetHired.com is a free service that empowers job seekers to differentiate themselves in the hiring process by creating video and audio profiles to accompany their resume. “Since job search came online nearly two decades ago,

CTPartners To Acquire J-M. Beigbeder – CEO Search In Paris

CTPartners has signed a letter of intent to acquire J-M. Beigbeder – CEO Search, an executive search firm specializing in senior executive and board level recruitments as well as in board advisory services in Paris. Mr. Beigbeder is the former CEO of Spencer Stuart and former chairman of the international executive committee of Korn Ferry

ManpowerGroup Posts 18 Percent Gain; Asia Continues to Power Growth

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.5 billion for the fourth quarter ended December, 2011, an increase of 18 percent from $5.21 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company earned $63.6 million, or 78 cents per share, a sharp increase from the same period last year when the company reported a net loss of $350.4 million,

Sanford Rose Places CFO at DiaDexus

Sanford Rose Associates’ San Diego office has placed Jean-Frédéric Viret, Ph.D. as chief financial officer for diaDexus, Inc. Robin Toft, president and CEO of Sanford Rose Associates – San Diego, said: “Dr. Viret is a dynamic executive with strong financial relationships and will be a valuable asset as diaDexus continues its commercial expansion in 2012.

Unrabble Releases Free Hiring Software

Unrabble, a cloud-computing startup that simplifies and process of hiring new employees, has released a new free version of its software. With the software’s most recent update, companies, startups and individuals will be allowed to create a job opening and use Unrabble’s candidate evaluation tools without paying a subscription fee. “Unrabble puts hiring in the

Wilton & Bain Taps Former Heidrick & Struggles Recruiter

Global search firm Wilton & Bain has named Bryan MacDonald as the head of its chief information officer (CIO) practice. Mr. MacDonald previously was regional managing partner at search firm Heidrick & Struggles, responsible for CIO recruiting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions. “I am delighted to become part of the team here

ChampionScott Finds New COO for Valent

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Andy Lee as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Valent U.S.A. Mr. Lee was previously CEO of Sipcam Agro USA and ADVAN, LLC. “When recruiting our COO, we needed a fresh eye in the agriculture marketplace and ChampionScott did just that,” said Valent U.S.A. CEO Mike

CareerCast.Com/JobSerf Employment Index Unchanged

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, fell 0.1 points from December 2011, and is 8.7 points lower than the January Index. San Diego made significant progress, with a 14 percent increase in hiring over last month. The cities with the most per capita hiring gains in 2011 included: Nashville (+19 points),

hrQ Enters Chicago Market with New Managing Director

Dave McKeon has joined hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources profession, as vice president and managing director to lead hrQ’s expansion in the Chicago market. Mr. McKeon joins hrQ with significant HR experience from companies such as Hewitt Associates, Ameritech, Mobil Oil and Frito-Lay. “We are looking

McDermott & Bull Places VP Sales Marketing at BE. Group

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Ginger Thorpe as vice president of sales and marketing at be.group. “Ginger is a dynamic and experienced sales executive who has been successful at growing revenues through effective team leadership. She is very strategy-oriented when managing her team, goals and objectives and is an effective communicator and collaborator.

Workday Chosen by Sallie Mae

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has been selected by Sallie Mae for use of Workday Financial Management. Workday will provide Sallie Mae with many benefits as a platform for both financial and human resources data. “When customers tell us that our solutions are going

Robert Half Records 14 Percent Revenue Jump

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2011 revenues of $975.3 million, a 14 percent increase from revenues of $851.6 million during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company net income of $42.6 million, or 30 cents a share, compared with earnings of $24.8 million, or 17 cents a share, in

KilPatrick Executive Search Adds Four Senior Associates

Kilpatrick Executive Search Italy has named Luigi Trivellato, Paolo Colombo, Vittorio Franzetti and Stefano Rava as senior associates. Mr. Trivellato has spent most of his career dealing with human resource management issues in multinational environments. He has gained expertise in managing search assignment in all management functions focusing mainly in the energy, oil & gas,

Inside Edge Legal Expands in Southern California

Inside Edge Legal (IEL), the legal contract staffing affiliate of legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, has appointed Kelly Woodson, a former practicing attorney, as a recruiter in its Los Angeles office. “We are pleased to welcome Kelly to the growing IEL team,” said Greg Richter, IEL’s global practice leader. “The addition of a

Jamesbeck Global Partners Names Managing Director

Investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners has added Holly C. Davidson as a managing director in its direct private equity practice. Most recently, Ms. Davidson founded the funds practice at Lancor and led Sextant Search Partners' West Coast office. “Holly is a great addition to the Jamesbeck team. She is the go-to for

DHR Places Charlie Weis As Head Coach At Kansas

DHR International has placed Charlie Weis as the 37th head football coach at the University of Kansas. The search was led by Glenn Sugiyama, global sports practice leader, and Pat Richter, executive vice president, with assistance from research associate Jon Barron. Dr. Sheahon Zenger, athletic director for the University of Kansas, said: “We set out

Preston | Reffett to Lead Search for the Dept of Defense

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has been selected by the Department of Defense to lead the search for the president/CEO of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). Ron Flom, managing director of the public sector & acquisition practice in Arlington, VA, will lead the search. AAFES operates more than 3,100 facilities

Human Capital Group Places COO at Comdata

Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has placed Melinda Stickley as the senior vice president and chief operations officer at Comdata, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceridian Corporation. Ms. Stickley has over 25 years of operations leadership experience with companies such as FIS/Fidelity National Information Services (formerly Equifax/Certegy), Citibank, AT&T, GE and AC Nielsen.

Stanton Chase Expands to Korea

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has opened a new office in Seoul, Korea with the addition of KK Consulting as its latest global partner. Stanton Chase Korea (formerly KK Consulting) is headed by Korean business and executive search leader KK Kim and managing director Tony Kang. “We are thrilled that KK Consulting is joining

IHRIM Elects Three Board Members

International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) has elected Jeremy Ames, Damon Lovett and Bob Lupp to its board of directors. Mr. Ames is president and founder of Gaucho Group, a consulting firm that focuses on the management and development of human resource information systems (HRIS). Mr. Lovett currently serves as HR systems consultant

Fortune 500 Companies Launch .JOBS Career Microsites

Over 400 of the Fortune 500 have launched .JOBS Career Microsites, according to DirectEmployers Association, providers of over 1,000 career microsites. Career microsites are highly specialized sites that allow an employer to list jobs targeting specific job seeker searches. Each month, job seekers perform over 200 million searches for jobs using search engines like Google

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