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Opus Partners Integrates Executive Search Business of CBO Partners

Search firm Opus Partners has integrated the executive search business of CBO Partners Recruiting, a Charlottesville, VA-based human-capital management firm, into its national higher education and healthcare practice. Jay Scott, CBO’s founder and president, will become an associate partner at Opus in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA office. Established in 2007, CBO Partners conducts senior-level executive searches

Trends

Social Media Continues to Impact Hiring and Executive Recruiting

Social media usage continues to grow. New users and new applications are reported every year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently posted an announcement about the platform having hit two billion users. To put that into perspective, that is six times the population of the U.S. CareerBuilder recently reported that over 70 percent of employers are screening social

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How to Run Better Executive Searches with Real-Time Collaboration

Learn how real-time collaboration helps top executive search firms improve time-to-hire, retention, team cohesiveness, and more.

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Choosing Your Executive Search Firm

It’s far from easy to find people with the right skills, experience and values to fill vital senior executive positions. Some roles are simply so important that you have to invest in identifying and recruiting the best individual. But how do you set about choosing an executive search firm? To begin with, you need to

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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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Lindauer Seeks Chief Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been enlisted by Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco to find a chief development officer to lead its development and marketing team. Libby Roberts, senior vice president, is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional leadership role for an experienced senior-level professional to join a successful team that is poised for

People

IMSA Search Opens New Offices in Norway

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has expanded in Norway with the additions of Search House, based in Trondheim, and A’HEAD, which operates in Stavanger and Oslo. “Search House and A’HEAD have several commonalities: They were both founded and are still owned by the partners, are approximately the same size, and have vibrant operations in the

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5 Reasons Why Top Recruiting Firms Rely on Real-Time Collaboration

The world of executive recruiting has changed significantly in the past decade. Technology-aided candidate assessment methods, for example, are now commonplace. And search firms are expanding the services they offer, as clients place a greater emphasis on succession planning, culture fit and talent management solutions that go far beyond recruiting. As a result, executive recruiting

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Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for Newell Brands

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

Performance

Hudson Global Posts 60 Percent Q2 Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $26.4 million, up 59.7 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 81.8 percent. Revenue growth in Asia Pacific was driven by the start of a significant contract in Australia to manage a portion of the contingent

Trends

Career Transitions – How Do You Get Going?

Whether it’s planned or unplanned, a career transition can be a stressful experience for anyone. This is a time when senior executives need professional advice to make sure they’re heading in the right direction, whether that means networking with headhunters or seeking advice from a career coach. It’s too important to just leave this to

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Polachi Recruits CFO for iZotope

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded

People

Gerard Daniels Appoints New Asia Pacific Senior Leader

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Paul Pryde as the new practice leader for its oil, gas and energy activities. Mr. Pryde will lead the firm’s work across the Asia Pacific region. “It’s rare to find someone of Paul’s caliber who brings such a deep level of international expertise in

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Turnkey Search Recruits COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Leader of U.S. Health Systems Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Maureen Ryan as a partner in its healthcare practice. She will lead the firm’s U.S. health systems team. A former international health systems executive, Ms. Ryan works with boards and executive teams to custom-build comprehensive talent strategies. She will also be a member

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Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular

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How to Successfully Integrate Senior Talent

Recruiting and integrating senior talent is vital to any company’s success. Top talent stands to provide leadership, added revenue and greater market penetration. Yet integrating senior hires is not necessarily a simple endeavor. When a top-level hire fails to work out, the cost can be daunting—in terms of dollars and time lost as well as

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Koya Leadership Partners Leading CHRO Search for the University of New England

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative

People

Heidrick & Struggles Adds 18 Consultants to Executive Search and Consulting Units

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has added 18 new partners and principals to its executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. “We continue to expand our executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses globally with consultants who bring diverse industry expertise and strong client relationships to the

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5 Lies That Recruiters Hear Everyday and How to Avoid Them

A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search. But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career. A new report by Elizabeth Webster Felix of WinterWyman gives five of the most popular lies recruiters commonly hear — and why it’s important to

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Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami

Launches

Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders – male and female – with a multidimensional skill-set. But there’s a big problem – in most countries, while women represent about half of the financial services industry – precious few

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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis and consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens are leading the assignment. President Hank Bounds, who has been president for four years, announced in March that he would be

Launches

Standish Executive Search Opens Office to Serve Cannabis Sector Talent Needs

Legal marijuana is now a near $10 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that recruiting firms will begin focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search recently opened a new office in Worcester, MA, and has started working with the growing cannabis industry to find senior leaders. Principals

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3 Ways AI Will Make Hiring Human Again

The future of talent acquisition has never been brighter. People are what makes every organization tick, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are poised to make hiring the most people-centric it’s ever been. And truth be told, today the talent acquisition function in organizations is reactive. Talent professionals are not at fault. “Post and pray, go

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search

Launches

Talengo Launches Venture Capital Service; Elects President of Advisory Board

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the

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Moving Up in the Boardroom — Lessons From Female Board Chairs

The share of women appointed to public-company boards of directors has risen markedly in recent years, but in the U.S. and Europe, female chairs are still rare. At the end of 2018, only 30 female chairs were listed among the Fortune 500 and the FTSE 100 combined, though the overall shares of board seats held

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Benchmark Executive Search Finds CEO for CynergisTek

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Caleb Barlow as chief executive officer of Austin, TX-based CynergisTek Inc. He succeeds retiring founder Mac McMillan, who will support Mr. Barlow in the execution of CynergisTek’s strategy through the remainder of 2019 and will remain a member of the board of directors. “I

AESC Accepts Four New Member Firms

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added AltoPartners, France-based Groupe Mercator, Quaestus Senior Management Search in The Netherlands and SommerGroup in Chile as its newest members. AltoPartners is an international alliance of independent executive search firms established in 2006. The alliance now spans 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and

Hudson Highland Posts 17.5 Percent Gain; Net Income Up

Hudson Highland Group, Inc./(NASDAQ:HHGP) has posted fourth quarter 2011 revenues of $222.7 million, a gain of 1.7 percent from $219.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. The recruiting firm recorded net income of $3.3 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $1.2 million, or $0.04 per basic and

Exige International Opens Office in Switzerland

Recruiting firm Exige International has opened a new office in tax haven Zug, Switzerland. The company has also appointed Michael Shrum as business development director. Mr. Shrum has more than 20 years of international business experience and leads the expansion within the treasury, trading and risk management sectors in Switzerland. “We have seen a lot

Herman Collins Completes Search for Abaca Technology Corp.

Technology-focused executive search firm Herman Collins LLC has placed homas Richard Lynam as chief scientist at Abaca Technology Corporation. “This was a perfect fit for Abaca; there aren't very many people who have done their PhDs on spam,” said Whitfield Diffie, a principal at Herman Collins. “For a century, crypto was at the forefront of

Witt/Kieffer Adds To Life Sciences Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Mike Honeysett as a consultant in its life sciences practice. Mr. Honeysett previously served as the global market development leader in GE Healthcare’s Division of Cell Technologies. Prior to that, he held the role of vice president of sales and marketing for Q3DM, an early pioneer in cellular imaging.

Heidrick & Struggles to Lead CEO Search for Sterling Construction

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Sterling Construction Company to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Sterling's current chairman and CEO, Patrick T. Manning, will continue to serve in his dual roles throughout the recruitment process until the new CEO is elected. Sterling is a heavy

Buller Group Partners with Caspian Global

The Buller Group, a human capital services and recruiting firm, has partnered with Caspian Global, a provider of high quality language services, nation building, and intelligence support to commercial clients and the government market. “The Buller Group and Caspian Global have officially joined forces to address a critical need in today's global marketplace,” said Rob

Per Ardua Associates Names Head of Asset Management Practice

London-headquartered financial services recruiter Per Ardua Associates has selected Charles Harvey to head its asset management practice. Mr. Harvey has 14 years experience in financial services executive search. He was previously co-head of recruiter Hammond Partners’ asset management division. Prior to that, he was a consultant with asset management recruiter Beeley & Company.

Vaco Grows Financial Team

VACO Los Angeles LLC (VACO), a consulting and executive search firm specializing in accounting and finance, has named Ronda Ponciano and Roopa Kapadia as recruiting mangers to its financial team. They will be focused on securing direct hire positions for accounting and finance professionals. Ms. Ponciano joins Vaco with 17 years experience in accounting and

RiseSmart Adds HR Veteran to Advisory Council

Dan Phelan, senior advisor to the CEO at GlaxoSmithKline, has joined the strategic advisory council of RiseSmart, a provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. During his more than 30 years with GlaxoSmithKline, Mr. Phelan has held key leadership roles in several areas of the company, where he was senior vice president of human resources for 14

Moster Posts Revenue Declines Amid Workforce Reduction

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $250 million for the fourth quarter, a two percent drop compared with $255 million in the comparable quarter last year. The company posted non-GAAP net income of $13 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to $7.1 million, or $0.06 per share in the fourth quarter 2010. Careers-North America

Preston | Reffett to Lead Search for U.S. Dept. of Trasportation

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead the search for the superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Ron Flom, managing director of the firm’s public sector and acquisition practice in Arlington, VA, will lead the search. One of the

Jibe Strengthens Mobile Solutions Team

JIBE, a software company that provides consumer-facing recruiting solutions to enterprises, has announced the addition of three executives to its sales team: Cindy Songne, vice president of agency relations; Cindy Dole, director of enterprise sales; and Tom Strauss, director of enterprise sales. Ms. Songne brings more than 25 years of experience and relationships with recruitment

Spencer Stuart Reviews Board Needs at Cedar Fair

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company to assist in reviewing the composition of its board of directors in advance of the company's 2012 annual meeting. "It is important that our board has the appropriate expertise and diversity to continue to deliver long-term growth and value creation," said Eric

Korn Ferry Grows Industrial and Supply Chain Practices

Korn/Ferry International has added Casey Kelly to its industrial and supply chain recruiting practices. Based in the firm's Singapore office, Mr. Kelly specializes in international C-suite assignments and board searches in the industrial markets. Mr. Kelly has over 20 years of global executive and line management experience with ABB, SmithKline Beecham and Cathay Pacific Airways.

DHR Expands In London

DHR International has appointed Paul Bulteel as executive vice president in the firm’s London office where he will specialize in life sciences recruiting. Mr. Bulteel joins DHR after over 11 years with Euromedica, a European search firm. He works across the life science industry and has particular expertise in the medical technology (devices and diagnostics)

Major, Lindsey & Africa Appoints Director in LA

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Negin Mirmirani as a director in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Mirmirani will focus on in-house placements for corporate legal departments throughout Southern California. Prior to joining MLA, Ms. Mirmirani spent four years at Warner Bros as in-house counsel for its Studio Facilities division. There, she divided

Harvey Nash Opens Sydney Office

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, has opened its first Australian base in Sydney, New South Wales. The office will be led by Bridget Gray, the firm’s new managing director in Australia. Harvey Nash has gained several years experience in the Australian market working for international clients from its existing network

Human Capital Group Adds Consultant

Paul DePhillips has joined Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. as senior consultant. Mr. DePhillips brings 25-plus years of senior leadership experience in manufacturing operations. Most recently he served as SVP of plant operations for American Color. “We are blessed to have someone with Paul’s expertise and dedication to our Mission and Guiding Principles

Ceridian Acquires Dayforce

Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dayforce Corporation. Terms and financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “Innovation is a top priority at Ceridian. With this acquisition we are gaining development and delivery expertise and innovative technology that

Zoho Recruit Intergrated with LinkedIn

Zoho has integrated its Zoho Recruit with LinkedIn, a social network for professionals. Just one of the new features of Zoho’s applicant tracking system and recruitment software, LinkedIn integration highlights the company’s efforts to simplify recruiters’ workflow — and give recruiters more opportunities to actually engage with candidates — by bringing together multiple tools in

Kronos Posts Eight Percent Revenue Gain; Adds New SVP

Kronos Incorporated has posted first quarter revenues of $197.9 million, an increase eight percent year over year. Earnings before interest, tax, and amortization (EBITA) increased 21 percent to $49.2 million. Kronos has also announced the appointment of Lenley Hensarling to senior vice president of products and technology. Mr. Hensarling will play a critical role in

Global Sage and Bó Lè Associates Join Forces

Executive search firm Global Sage has formed an alliance with Chinese search firm Bó Lè Associates. The combined firms create a presence in 24 cities across the Asia-Pacific region with more than 550 employees. Global Sage and Bó Lè Associates, which are both headquartered in Hong Kong, will continue to operate as independent firms. “This

Monster.com.br and Grupo Estado Form Strategic Alliance

Monster.com.br, the Brazilian branch of Monster, has formed a partnership with Grupo Estado. The classified/ad web page Empregos & Carreiras, published on the Estadao.com.br website (the leading online publication from Grupo Estado editorial group), will now offer Monster Brazil’s complete portfolio of online recruitment services. The alliance fully integrates Monster.com.br’s solutions into the Estadao.com.br website,

B.E. Smith Finds CFO for John Knox Village

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Richard Kim Klockenga as the new vice president and chief financial officer of John Knox Village. Mr. Klockenga was previoulsy vice president and CFO of Friendship Village of Schaumburg. “John Knox Village was seeking an accomplished financial leader with a ‘big picture’ perspective, an operational focus and finely

Alexander Hughes Opens New Offices in Brazil, India, Hong Kong and Australia

Alexander Hughes has opened four new offices bringing its worldwide coverage to 41 locations. The firm has acquired stakes in established outfits in Brazil, India, Hong Kong and Australia. “Following 30 years of growth in Europe and strong global presence through our partnerships, the integrated development in Asia Pacific and the Americas is great news

Chadick Ellig Adds New Managing Director

New York City-based Chadick Ellig has added executive recruiter and attorney Benjamin Dewar as a managing director. Mr. Dewar will build and grow the legal, compliance and regulatory search practices at the firm. Most recently, he was a member of the legal, governance & compliance practice at Russell Reynolds Associates where he led the general

Corporate Executive Board Acquires Valtera

Corporate Executive Board (CEB) has acquired Valtera, a global talent management company. Fianancial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Through the acquisition, CEB creates a resource for insight and support on employers' challenges within hiring, engaging and developing talent. The solutions will be brought to market as CEB Valtera. “The ability to select, assess,

Dice Revenue Up 39 Percent to 179 Million

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded revenues of $47.4 million, an increase of 25 percent from $37.9 million in the comparable quarter of 2010. Net income for the quarter grew 82 percent to $10.5 million, or 15 cents per share, from the $5.7 million earned last year. eFinancialCareers

Harris / IIC Partners Selected by U. of Arizona

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris / IIC Partners has been selected by the University of Arizona to lead the search for its next associate vice chancellor for research compliance. With over $600 million in research and development, the University of Arizona currently ranks in the top 20 public universities in the U.S. in overall research expenditures and

BCA Finds VP of Talent for Fairmont Minerals

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Reginald Stover as vice president of people and talent development at Fairmont Minerals. Prior to joining Fairmont Minerals, Mr. Stover held numerous senior executive HR positions with Pepsi, Nestle USA and GE. BCA’s CEO, Cecelia Gonzalez, led the search. Fairmount Minerals, headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, is one of the largest

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