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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Holden Richardson Expands Reach With New Addition

Holden Richardson, an executive search firm based in Chicago, IL, has expanded with the addition of Patrick Andress who will advise clients across the consumer products and services, durables, retail and omni-channel, and industrial goods verticals. Based in Chicago, Mr. Andress brings to the search firm deep experience in the consumer and financial officers sectors.

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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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Vaco Opens Office in Montreal

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has opened new office in Montréal, which will be led by managing partner, Sean Bartunek along with partners, Eloi Poudrier, Sebastien Lamarche and Olivier Moureaux. They have been leading the Montréal market in the field of technology recruitment for the past 15 years. “Vaco endeavors to be the most consultative, relationship driven

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Changing the World, One HR Leader at a Time

Since civil rights activist Cezar Chavez came to speak to her second-grade class about the plight of the farm workers, Valerie Frederickson has worked to help others improve their lives and in the process make for a better world. As the teenage daughter of parents devoted to desegregation and diversity, she spent her summers volunteering

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Academic Search Tapped by Coppin State University to Find Eighth President

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. Recently, education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search was selected by Coppin State University in

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Wilton & Bain Expands Professional and Technology Services Practice

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Jonathan Guest as a partner in its professional and technology services practice. “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said David Heron, CEO of The Wilton & Bain Group. “He is someone we have known for some time, and we are thrilled that he has

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Harris Rand Lusk Recruits CEO for Stupid Cancer

New York City-based executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk has placed Alison Silberman as the new CEO of Stupid Cancer, a non-profit that serves young adults with cancer. Matthew Zachary, the cancer group’s founder and CEO for 12 years, recently transitioned out of the role. Managing partner and CEO Jack Lusk led the assignment, along with Elly

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds Former IlliniCare Health Plan CEO

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. Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer recently expanded with the addition of longtime

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Move Over Millennials, There’s a New Workforce in Town

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Now that they’re on the brink of entering the job market, older workers are wondering how these “digital natives” will impact the

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Odgers Berndtson Recruits CEO for the Positive Coaching Alliance

Greg Santore and Jennifer Biehn of Odgers Berndtson have placed Chris Moore as the new CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Jim Thompson, the group’s founder and CEO, is stepping down after 20 years. “I’m proud of all we’ve achieved in the past 20 years, but we have only scratched the surface of youth

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Tyler & Company Seeks CIO for Penn State Health

Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company has been enlisted to find a senior vice president and chief information officer for Penn State Health, a multi-hospital health system based in Hershey, PA. Search firm president Preston W. Smith, assistant vice president Charlotte Tinsley and consultant René Dodd are spearheading the assignment. “This is an exciting opportunity

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CyberSN Names President

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

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Carlyle Group Takes Majority Stake in HireVue

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. The latest: South Jordan, UT-based HireVue, which develops and provides AI-driven assessment and video interviewing solutions, has announced that global investment firm Carlyle Group has signed an agreement to invest in HireVue as its majority investor. Existing shareholders, including TCV, Granite Ventures and

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Performance Drivers That Create Value and Deliver Growth

As most investment theses for PE investors rely on a significant growth equation, talent and organization capabilities are often the greatest constraint to delivering on a value creation plan. While most PE firms aspire for an in-depth organization due diligence before an investment is made, it is rare that they actually succeed, according to Summit Leadership

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TriVista Launches IT & Operations Technology Practice

TriVista, a global operations consulting firm focused on private equity firms and middle-market manufacturing, distribution and consumer goods companies, has launched an IT and operations technology practice. The new service combines TriVista’s broad technology expertise and deep operational experience to provide clients with a business-specific view of opportunities and risks, while optimizing investments related to

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Slone Partners Enters Partnership with Wolf Hill Group

Demand for top cybersecurity professionals is accelerating in the face of increasingly volatile global data security conditions. But the talent pool remains limited and difficult to access. With cybercrime draining more than $445 billion from the global economy, International Data Corp. has forecast that this market will present a $101 billion opportunity by 2020. To

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Diversified Search Tapped by Oglethorpe University to Find President

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. This has made searching for academic leadership comparable to searching for

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Scion Executive Search Recruits CEO for the Historic Trust

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has placed David Pearson as president and CEO of the Historic Trust, a Vancouver, WA preservation group. Gregory Goode, who served in the role less than four months, abruptly stepped down and board member Mike Williams had been serving as interim president and CEO. The Historic Trust

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Making the Conscious Hire

We’ll never really know how many millions and millions are spent every year on data and intelligence by companies in positioning their talent ahead of their competitors. What we know for sure is that, even after they’ve spent all that money, many once-great companies fade and die all the same and many promising start-ups never

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McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for Bonchon

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has placed Flynn Dekker as the new CEO of Bonchon Franchise LLC, a holding company of VIG Partners, Korea’s leading buyout fund. He will take over day-to-day leadership of Bonchon from Jinduk Seo, who will continue to serve on the restaurant chain’s board. The assignment was led by managing partner Chris Bull, executive

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PFM Executive Search Places Provost for Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Canadian search firm PFM Executive Search has recruited Trish Kelly as vice president academic and provost of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Partner Shelina Esmail and associate partner Jennifer Madden led the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Trish impressed the search committee with her dedication to student empowerment and excellence,

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NGS Global Appoints Head of Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Larry Fraser as managing partner for its New York office and head of the firm’s financial services practice. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Fraser has conducted hundreds of leadership and senior-level search assignments within the financial services industry, as well as advising

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Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in Brazil

In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners has added Maria Eugenia Bias Fortes as senior partner, Priscilla Batistao as vice president and Betina Ferlic Dussel as principal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Eugenia Bias Forte brings over 12 years of experience in the executive search industry specializing in top-level roles in the consumer,

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Employers to Continue Hiring Plans into Final Quarter of 2019

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in the fourth quarter with hiring intentions improving one percentage point compared to a year ago, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the seventh consecutive year

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N2Growth Appoints Leader for Private Equity Business Unit

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Brian Kibby as CEO of N2Ventures, the firm’s business unit serving the leadership and talent needs of private equity companies, venture capital firms, family offices and hedge funds. In addition, he will serve as senior partner with N2Growth, focusing on the firm’s global education, technology and

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TillmanPartners Leads CFO Search for Coker Tire

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Scottsdale, AZ-based search firm TillmanPartners was selected by Coker Tire Co. and Irving Place Capital (IPC) to recruit a new CFO for Coker. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Coker is the largest worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tires

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Saxton Bampfylde Finds CEO for U.K.’s Film Distributors’ Association

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has placed the new chief executive officer for the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), a London-based trade organization. Andy Leyshon, former managing director for the U.K. and Ireland of STX International, succeeds Mark Batey who held the post for two decades. The appointment comes less than two months before the deadline date

Morgan Samuels Completes Search for BAE Systems

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Peder Junck as vice president and chief technologist for BAE Systems’ intelligence and security sector. “Peder is a tremendous addition to BAE’s executive team,” said Martin Hewett, who led the search for Morgan Samuels, as the firm’s practice leader for aerospace and defense. “He brings

AIMS International Expands to the Republic of Korea

AIMS International has added Korean executive search firm Promatch Korea Inc. to its network. For over five years, Promatch Korea has specialized in the semiconductor, semiconductor-equipment, IT, and BT industry fields. With 350 consultants in 90 offices in over 50 countries, AIMS International is a global search organization of independently owned and managed executive search

HR.com Elects Volt Workforce Solutions Exec to Board

HR.com’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange Program has elected Jerome Gerber to its board of advertisers. Mr. Gerber is the vice president of client solutions at Volt Workforce Solutions. Tom Daley, Volt president, said: “With more than 20 years human resources expertise, Jerome is a well-respected thought leader in the

Nosal Partners Grows Columbus Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has named Caryn Avante as a client partner in Columbus, where she will conduct senior-level assignments across a broad range of industries. She has over 10 years of experience placing senior leaders across functional areas in the advanced technology, clean technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. Ms. Avante was formerly

Morgan Samuels Completes Search For Bae Systems

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has placed Robert P. Frisbie as the new vice president and general manager, defense within the information technology and Cyber Security business at BAE Systems. Mr. Frisbie was previously SVP at Mantech Corporation. BAE Systems is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced

BraveNewTalent Hires HR Professional

BraveNewTalent, a career social network that helps people and employers engage and build relationships leading to employment and career development, has hired HR and talent industry professional Master Burnett as director of strategy. Mr. Burnett will head up global strategy for the firm and have a U.S. operations role. He has over 10 years’ experience

Paychex Posts Seven Percent Revenue Gain

Paychex, Inc./(NASDAQ:PAYX) has reported second quarter revenues of $545.7 million., a seven percent rise from the previous year. Revenue from the payroll service segment was up five percent to $371.7 million, while revenue from the human resource services jumped 12 percent to $163.3 million. The company recorded net income of $140.4 million, or 39 cents

DHR Adds to Taipei Office

DHR International has added Charlie Fang as executive vice president in the firm’s Taipei office. Mr. Fang specializes primarily in searches in the advanced technology and industrial sectors. He has been in the executive search profession since 2000 and has conducted general management and senior-level functional searches across sales and marketing, R&D and manufacturing, business

Lucas Group Names GM for HR Practice

Search firm Lucas Group has promoted Aram Lulla to general manager of the human resources practice group. Mr. Lulla previously served as managing partner of the firm's Chicago office and national practice group leader for human resources. “Aram brings an intelligent and personable approach to this key position, and his expertise in the HR recruiting

Fairfield Partners Places VP Sales at Tea Forte

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, CT-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed Barry Octigan as vice president of sales for premium tea maker Tea Forte. Mr. Octigan was previously the VP of sales for Deep River Snacks. Tea Forte’s products are available in high end hotels and restaurants (Four Seasons,

Employer Hiring Plans Remain Flat

After an initial pickup in hiring projections from Q4 2010 to the first quarter of 2011, employer hiring plans were largely flat in the remaining three quarters of 2011 and are showing some indications of slowing in the Q1 2012, according to BNA's quarterly employment survey. Just over one in five surveyed employers (21 percent)

Towers Watson Announces Latest Release of Talent|Reward Software

Towers Watson, a global professional services company, has launched Talent|REWARD v7, the newest version of the company’s software that helps organizations deliver comprehensive talent management and reward programs. This latest solution provides a broad range of capabilities for organizations looking to improve business results through better management of HR processes and their employees; it was

Gerard Daniels Adds Managing Consultant

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels has added Kevin Bishop as a managing consultant. Mr. Bishop currently served as group head of resourcing, talent and development at Anglo American. Prior to that, he was group head of resourcing with oil and gas giant BG Group. Andrew Mann, managing director of Gerard Daniels U.K., said: “I am

Kimberly-Clark Deploys Worday

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a global deployment of Workday’s Human Capital Management (HCM) for 57,000 workers in 60 countries. “Kimberly-Clark's initiative to understand and optimize talent across 60 countries — a huge effort for any large, multinational company — is just one example of what makes it an exceptional company and employer,” said Dave Duffield,

B.E. Smith Finds New CEO for Hannibal Regional Hospital

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Lynn Olson as the new chief executive officer of Hannibal Regional Hospital located in Hannibal, Missouri. Mr. Olson previously served as CEO of Sanford Worthington Medical. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.

CTPartners Adds Partner in Chile

CTPartners has added Lucy Krell as a partner in Santiago, Chile. Ms. Krell possesses 14 years of experience in executive search for top management positions in diverse industry sectors such as financial services, retail & consumer goods, telecommunications and industrial, including local, regional and global companies. She joins CTPartners from Heidrick & Struggles where she

Salesforce.com Acquires Rypple

Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rypple, a cloud-based social performance management company. The acquisition signifies salesforce.com's entry into the human capital management (HCM) market for the social enterprise. Salesforce.com plans to re-launch Rypple as Successforce and create a new HCM business unit, which will be run

Lonergan Partners Places CFO at Xtime

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Christine Munson as chief financial officer of Xtime. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Ms. Munson was previously CFO for Active Video Networks. Xtime is a provider of hosted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for automotive service departments in North America. “Christine brings over 20 years’ of

The Judge Group Appoints President

The Judge Group, a recruiting services provider, has named Brian T. Anderson as president of The Judge Group, North America. Mr. Anderson, a member of The Judge Group’s executive team since 2004, is an established leader in the firm and has played a key role in its continuous growth and development. In his previous position,

Ulitmate Software Chosen by Explorer Pipeline

Ultimate Software, a provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, has been selected by Explorer Pipeline, a provider of fuel transportation, for its UltiPro platform for its human capital management needs. Angel Stacy, director of human resources for Explorer Pipeline, commented: “The quality of our data has vastly improved — including

Cook Associaties Places CTO and COO at Cyrusone

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Kevin Timmons as chief technical officer and Michael Duckett as chief operating officer at CyrusOne, the data center solutions unit of Cincinnati Bell. The searches were co-led by Colleen Hulce, managing director and Seth Harris, executive vice president and managing director. Mr. Timmons is an industry veteran with

HireRight Expands Senior Staff

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has named Brian Pierson its chief operations officer. Leveraging more than 20 years of global operations, information technology, manufacturing, strategy, and management experience, Mr. Pierson will lead worldwide service delivery functions across the complete HireRight solution offering. He joins HireRight with extensive operational and executive leadership

SelectMinds Integrates Technology with Taleo

SelectMinds, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) networking and referral technologies, has announced the integration of its TalentVine social recruiting solution with Taleo’s applicant tracking system. The integration of SelectMinds' TalentVine will deliver enterprise social recruiting solutions to help corporate HR find and hire quality talent faster and more cost-effectively. As a Taleo Passport Partner, SelectMinds

Major, Lindsey & Africa Adds to Boston Office

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has added Nancy B. Reiner as a managing director in its Boston office. Ms. Reiner will focus on permanent in-house placements for corporate legal departments and through MLA's affiliate, Inside Edge Legal, provide interim help with experienced and sophisticated contract attorneys. She previously was a partner (and associate) at

The Conference Board Launches the Human Capital Exchange

The Conference Board has launched The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange, a web portal designed to be the first stop resource for all human capital professionals around the world looking for information on the field. The portal will offer a single repository for research, data and analysis, thought leadership, and cutting-edge insights across the entire

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner in Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Practices

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Patrice W.L. Young to its global life sciences and healthcare practices as a partner based in the firm's Boston office. She will also collaborate with the firm's private equity team. Ms. Young focuses on domestic and international searches for senior executive and managerial roles within the biotechnology, medical

Manpower Employment Outlook Reports Best Hiring Outlook since 2008

U.S. employers expect hiring to increase slightly in the first quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup. When seasonal variations are removed from the survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 1 2012 is plus-nine percent, an increase from the plus-seven percent Outlook during Quarter 4 2011, and stable

Kenexa Expands Operations in Canada

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, is expanding its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) operations with the opening of a Center of Excellence facility in Cary, N.C. The new facility adds 45 jobs to the area and supports Kenexa's clients throughout North America. The Center of Excellence in Cary will include

JobVite Appoints Finance and Marketing Chiefs

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, has appointed John Winkenbach as the company's chief financial officer and Kimberley Kasper as chief marketing officer. Mr. Winkenbach will oversee Jobvite's finance, accounting, human resources and legal departments. Ms. Kasper will be responsible for all aspects of corporate marketing, including branding, messaging, corporate communications and demand generation.

Heidrick & Struggles Names Managing Partner of Leadership Consulting

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Eric Olson to the role of global practice managing partner of leadership consulting. Mr. Olson joins Heidrick & Struggles from Oliver Wyman Leadership Development, where he led their European consulting operations. "Eric possesses a rare combination of functional experience, client focus and a true passion

Egon Zehnder Strengthens U.S. Consumer Practice Group

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder International has appointed Dick Patton as leader of its U.S. consumer practice group. Mr. Patton joins Egon Zehnder after a successful career as a general manager and marketer with The Coca-Cola Company where he was a GM over a beverage business in North and South America, and managed several

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