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With more states and cities lifting restrictive business measures amid a decline in the number of coronavirus cases, the jobs economy continues to show signs of improvement. Let’s take a look inside the latest jobless claim figures released by the Department of Labor this morning. Will Hunsinger of Riviera Partners then weighs in!
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 70 percent of global companies are shifting more than 81 percent of their operations online, with the financial services industry in the lead, followed by professional services and technology, according to a new report by Kingsley Gate Partners. The search firm found that organizations are now grappling
Following a national search, Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has assisted in the recruitment of Melody Tankersley as the new provost for Kent State University in Ohio. Melissa K. Trotta and Ellen Meyer led the assignment. An experienced leader, Dr. Tankersley has served Kent State in positions of increasing responsibility since 1993. In 2019, she was named interim senior
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Russell Reynolds Associates has named Jackie Arends as a consultant and global leader for the firm’s aviation, aerospace and defense practice. Based in Washington, D.C., she works closely with C-suite leaders and board directors at the intersection of politics, government and industry. “In addition to her deep executive search experience, Jackie’s impressive background includes serving as
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?
Bullhorn, a provider of software to recruiting firms, has added David Whitley to its senior leadership team as chief technology officer, reporting to Matt Fischer, who has taken on the role of president and chief operating officer. “I am looking forward to working with David as I take on the COO role,” said Mr. Fischer. “David takes
It has been just over one year since COVID-19 changed how we do business, transplanting us from board rooms to Zoom rooms. While much of the world begins returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic life, the workplace as we knew it may be changed forever. Many employees are choosing to continue working from home while
Anna McCormick, co-CEO of LPA Search Partners, recently assisted Syniti, an enterprise data management company, in the recruitment of Kate Reed as its new chief marketing officer. “Kate has a strong reputation for transformational marketing initiatives that stand out and grow demand,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti. “Her appointment could not have come at a
Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Singapore-based career platform Glints has secured $22.5 million in Series C funding led by Japanese human resources management firm PERSOL Holdings. The funding round is joined by returning investors Monk’s Hill Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Fresco Capital, Mindworks Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and other top investors including Binny Bansal
Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is spearheading the assignment. The Bennington Museum’s executive director must be a broad-thinking, goal- and people-oriented executive who values community engagement and leads with a clear sense of purpose and direction,
Recruitment firm Harvey Nash Group recently elected Gary Browning as its new chairman. Mr. Browning, who has been a non-executive director for the group for over two years, will be taking over from Mike Branigan who will continue in his role on the board as partner in DBAY Advisors, owners of Harvey Nash Group. “Having chaired Harvey Nash
With more than two-thirds of American workers reporting that they “do not feel completely safe” in their workplace—25 percent say they will look for a new job if their employer fails to implement new long-term protocols—employers are under increasing pressure to ensure the return to the workplace is managed safely. “Workers are keenly attuned to the steps employers
For many organizations, finding quality talent can be tough—and finding quality executive talent can be even tougher. While you may have confidence that your company can recruit your next C-suite leader without help from a dedicated search firm, the potential ramifications behind making a poor hire can be disastrous, according to a recent report by TalentRise. “That’s
Russell Reynolds Associates has been called in by The Rockefeller Foundation to lead its search for a new chief technology officer. The search firm is seeking candidates with a professional record of accomplishment that reflects significant strategic partnership with and contribution to the business, including demonstrated leadership in large, complex, multi-divisional global settings. Reporting to
After a national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has helped to place Daniel Mynatt as the next provost and vice president of academic affairs for Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. Kenny Daugherty, president of the search firm, led the assignment. Dr. Mynatt currently serves as vice provost for institutional effectiveness for the University
Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) recently placed Josh Brooks as the J. Reid Parker director of athletics at the University of Georgia (UGA). The hire follows the retirement of Greg McGarity, who held the position for 10 years. “From visionary and strategist to contract negotiator, fundraiser and champion for student-athletes—the modern-day athletic director must effectively wear many hats,” said
Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross-section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Interviews with a host of recruiters for the sector reveal the special challenges of their work.
In career transitions, there are clear “milestones that matter,” and none is more important or complex than an executive’s integration into a new company or tackling of a demanding new assignment, according to Crenshaw Associates. “The path to success requires executives to navigate unfamiliar corporate cultures and work with new colleagues,” said the firm’s executive chairman,
Diversified Search Group has been selected by Quinnipiac University to lead its search for a new chief information officer. The search firm is seeking an experienced CIO to lead the university in a broad array of technology management initiatives, including oversight of multi-faceted, multi-operational infrastructures and systems. The successful candidate will be a visionary who is
After a nationwide search, Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has helped to place Matthew Travis as the first chief executive officer for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Travis oversees the day-to-day development and management of the CMMC-AB to support the goals and objectives
Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained by the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, which provides a broad range of services to California’s communities in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, to lead a national search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior associate,
With more states and cities lifting restrictive business measures amid a decline in the number of coronavirus cases, the jobs economy continues to show signs of improvement. Will organizations and top executives be ready to handle a quick bounce back? How effectively organizational leaders rise to the occasion will play a determining role in the structure
Caldwell has posted fiscal 2021 second quarter revenues of $24.1 million (Canadian), a 39 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners, Inc. (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “In our year-end review we talked about our work to transform Caldwell into a
Following a national search, Odgers Berndtson has recruited Jon Nass as the CEO and executive director of the Port of Gulfport. Tim McNamara, a partner and vice chairman of Odgers Berndtson and head of the firm’s transportation and infrastructure practice, led the assignment. “The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Commission is very pleased to announce we have selected a new
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently placed Drew Manning as the new chief information officer of KeyPoint Credit Union. The assignment was led by president Brandon Biegenzahn, vice president Michelle Davis, and senior executive recruiter Courtney Dorrel. “Drew is passionate about building alignment between the business units and the technology department,” said Brad Canfield, president and CEO of KeyPoint.
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Eric Pringle as practice leader for the industrial segment. In this role, he will structure Kennedy’s collective experience and services in recruitment for leadership roles in the sector across the Americas and Europe. Mr. Pringle is the founder and managing partner of Integrated People Solutions /
Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have emerged as key leaders during this enormous period of transition for workers and the workplace. With a global workforce shifting in complexity, there is a growing need for diversity experts who can shape the vision, culture and very face of organizations. At issue: Too few women and people
Mill Rock Capital, a growth and operations oriented private investment firm, has taken an investment stake in The Execu|Search Group (TESG) in partnership with Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG). Execu|Search Group founder Ed Fleischman will maintain a minority investment in the business and remain on the board of directors. Mill Rock’s investment will support the continued growth and expansion
The Labor Department reported this morning that 744,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 694,000 filings. The previous week’s average was revised down by 16,000 from 719,000 to 728,500. The Fed have now reported over 80 million initial jobless claims over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic
The virtualization of work has impacted more than the workday. It has impacted every level of business. Importantly, leaders are thinking differently about attracting, developing, and retaining talent. The new work environment has increased the competition for high performing talent. Hiring managers across the food and agriculture industries, for one, are re-designing strategies and thinking through new
Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Consensus expectations were for 1.64 million claims. The previous record was 695,000 claims filed the week ended October 2, 1982. Initial jobless claims
Preston & Partners Talent Solutions has placed Bret Ocholik as vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer at DenTek Oral Care. The search was led by Morristown, New Jersey based partner, Hayes Reilly. Mr. Ocholik formerly served as VP of marketing and innovation at Jack Links’s. A portfolio company of TSG Consumer Partners, DenTek
Joberate has announces that Michael Beygelman has been appointed company CEO. The current CEO Jukka Pekonen will remain with Joberate in a leadership role as the company's co-founder and head of European business development, while Aki Kakko, will assume the role of co-founder and head of product. The existing Joberate leadership team will continue to
Koltin Consulting Group, a provider of management consulting and executive search services, has placed Henry Multala as vice president of strategic growth with Cetera Financial Specialists. Managing director Geremy Cepin and director Ryan Prepelica led the assignment. Mr. Multala was most recently the national new business development manager at Lincoln Investment Planning. Cetera Financial Specialists,
Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent executive search consulting firms, has added three new members to its global partnership in Europe. Agora Search, Altior Executive Search and UniqueConsult have joined the organization in France, Belgium and Denmark. Agora Search, based in Paris, specializes in the IT, CPG & luxury, manufacturing and insurance sectors. With
AC Lordi, a provider of accounting and risk management consulting and executive search, has named Steve Gambone as director in accounting services. The company has also promoted Colleen Tofani to director in accounting services, and Jim Han, currently a director in the company’s risk management services practice, will move into a full-time role as a
Twenty-one percent of full-time employees plan to change jobs in 2014, the largest amount in the post-recession era and up from 17 percent in 2013, according to a CareerBuilder report. Fifty-nine percent of workers are satisfied with their jobs, down from 66 percent in 2013; 18 percent are dissatisfied, up from 15 percent last year.
Executive search firm SpenglerFox has announced that its leadership team, led by Mark Hamill, has bought the business from its parent company, Grafton Recruitment Group. The SpenglerFox leadership team will lead the business to achieve its growth targets, focus on actively engaging with new talent in current and new markets, roll out new services and
Chicago-based executive search firm TillmanCarlson has added Tom Snyder as an equal owner and partner. He joins Rob Tillman and Kelly Carlson and the firm’s new name will be Tillman|Carlson|Snyder. Mr. Snyder most recently served as a senior consultant and member of Spencer Stuart’s North American board & CEO recruiting practice where he completed more
Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Ensco plc to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Current chairman, president and CEO Dan Rabun has decided to retire after nearly eight years of service. Ensco plc brings energy to the world as a global provider of offshore drilling
Bartech, a provider of global workforce management solutions, has named James Hanrahan as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Hanrahan will be responsible for Bartech’s financial functions as well as overseeing information systems, legal and human resource administrative functions. Most recently, he served as EVP and general manager for a division of
According to the U.S. District Court, former Korn Ferry recruiter and founding chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based Nosal Partners LLC, David Nosal, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Economic Espionage Act. In April, a federal jury convicted Mr. Nosal
McHenry Consulting, Inc., a national firm specializing in the professional employer organization, staffing, and outsourcing sectors, has named Erica S. Whyman as the director of recruiting and human capital strategies. Ms. Whyman brings more than a decade of progressive human resource and consulting experience to her new role. She will be responsible for all human
Fairfield Partners has placed Chris Pruneda as the vice president of marketing at Brownie Brittle, a fast growing natural food snacks company. Mr. Pruneda was formerly the VP marketing for Pirate’s Booty, prior to their recent acquisition by B & G foods. Fairfield Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in placing high impact
A new Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Executive Search released study confirms that not only is engagement very important to physicians, it also is a key driver of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their jobs and their organizations, and it influences their decisions to accept or leave a job. The survey also reveals sizable gaps between
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added three new consultants to the firm’s higher education practice. Robert Luke joins the practice as a New England-based associate. He will assist in identifying presidents, chancellors, provosts, deans and vice presidents on behalf of public and private colleges and universities. Mr. Luke most recently served as the special assistant
Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has added Koenig & Associates and its search practice, InTell Executive Search, as its newest member firm. Agilium gives InTell Executive Search access to international candidates in a wide array of industries through 33 members in 29 countries worldwide. Koenig and Associates an independent human resources and organizational development consulting firm in
Cornerstone International Group, a network of executive search firms, has placed Patrick Ryan as the director of sales for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, for Rocky Mountaineer, known globally for providing luxury rail experiences through Western Canada. He takes over from Lesley Peden, who was also recruited by CIG London three years ago
Ultimate Software, a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has partnered with Cineplex Entertainment for use of its cloud-based UltiPro human capital management (HCM) tools. Cineplex Entertainment operates 161 theaters with 1,630 screens in all 10 Canadian provinces. “We like the higher level of functionality that we now have with UltiPro, and working
Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2014 first quarter revenues of $10.3 million, up 39 percent compared to $7.41 million the prior year. U.S. revenues increased 46 percent (39 percent excluding an eight percent favorable variance from exchange rate fluctuations), driven primarily by increased search volumes, partially offset by fewer average
Leaders from top U.S. technology industry trade associations and Monster have jointly launched
RenaudFoster has been recently selected by Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Care to lead in a search for a new chief operating officer. Perley Rideau is an advanced healthcare organization for veterans in the greater Ottawa area. RenaudFoster is a bilingual executive search firm a longest-established search firm in Ottawa.
Addison Group, a provider of professional staffing services, has expanded its executive search division into the Oklahoma City market. Currently the firm's recruiting division operates in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Schaumburg, IL. “We saw a clear opportunity to leverage Addison Group's already strong finance & accounting division, by offering the executive search vertical,” said
Glowpoint, Inc., a global provider of cloud managed video services, has said that Russell Reynolds Associates has acquired a wide range of Glowpoint network management services to support its expanded use of video collaboration around the world. As part of a three-year service agreement, Glowpoint now provides a complete package of video collaboration network services
The Buller Group, a human capital services and recruiting firm, has named James M. Monastero as executive vice president of The Buller Group and president of its cleared human capital solutions business unit. As president, Mr. Monastero will focus his expertise on integrating and customizing the business unit's two primary services, security-clearance recruiting and subcontracting,
New York-based Work&Partners LLC has placed Michael Dimopoulos as a principal with Capgemini Financial Services UK. Mr. Dimopoulos was formerly the capital markets partner at Kentavros Technology Partners, where he provided consulting services to HSBC Plc and Royal Bank of Scotland. Alan J. Work of Work&Partners led the search. Capgemini are providers of systems integration
CTPartners has appointed Robert Wilder as managing partner of Middle East and North Africa. He will be based in the firm's Dubai office. Mr. Wilder joins the firm from Spencer Stuart where he spent nearly 12 years. His search experience recently has been focused on emerging and growth markets and he has conducted searches in
Pearson Partners International has opened a new office in Houston and added Chris Reinsvold as a new vice president. Mr. Reinsvold has over 25 years of management experience in the energy industry, primarily in upstream oil and gas and the oilfield equipment and services sectors. Most recently, he was an executive search consultant with Preng
Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been selected to lead a CEO search for Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing public education through the transformation of education systems, cultures, and leaders. Chuck Pappalardo will handle the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. “The CEO opening comes at a pivotal time in
Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company, has named Chauncey Kupferschmid as senior vice president of sales and business development. Based in Palo Alto, Mr. Kupferschmid will have responsibility for direct and channel sales for the company's talent management, vendor management and workforce planning and analytics product lines in North America and will also
Caution remains a staple in recruitment plans, according to CareerBuilder's annual forecast, which shows that debt issues in Washington may continue to play a part in impeding a more accelerated jobs recovery. Twenty-four percent of companies reported that they will add full-time, permanent employees in 2014, down two percentage points from 2013. Nearly one in