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Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply.
These are better days for jobs in America. Hiring is up. And the unemployment rate remains at a stellar 4.1 percent.
Across many parts of the globe, 2018 has started with a job market as robust as any in recent years.
After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry continue to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). Overall, the industry is estimated to generate an economic impact of $6.5
Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been selected to find a new vice president/ chief development officer for JCFS (Jewish Child and Family Services) Chicago. Heather Eddy, CEO, and Laura Weinman, assistant vice president, are leading the assignment for the search firm. JCFS Chicago wants a senior-level philanthropic professional for
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EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand
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?
Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Rafael Echevarne as the new director general of Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He succeeds Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Tim McNamara spearheaded the assignment “We have great expectations about the new drive that Rafael Echevarne will bring to our organization,” said
Academic search firm Pauly Group has recruited Nick Nissley to become the next president of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Current president Timothy J. Nelson will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Nissley was the first choice of five finalists for the position, out of a field of 67 applicants.
Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as Bay Area director of executive search. This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in North America
InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has added Euromanager to strengthen its presence in Spain and Portugal. “With this strategic alliance, Euromanager reinforces its international character by becoming part of a global network that has been operating in more than 70 markets for over three decades and has around 600 consultants in
Options Group has just released its 2019/2020 Global Financial Markets Overview and Compensation Report, long considered the ‘gold standard’ for pay data metrics among banks and investment banks. This year’s report, “The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Geopolitical Protectionism,” is chock full of key industry analytics, including financial market overviews, compensation summaries, salient predictions and
Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to find its next president. Search firm president Jay Lemons, senior consultant Wanda Bigham and associate consultant Penny Gibbons are leading the assignment. Jay Simmons is stepping down from the college’s top job, but will continue to serve in his current position until a successor
Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) to lead its search for a new executive director. Recruiting director Sarah Meyer is leading the assignment. Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership
Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization. “I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East
Global recruiting organization Amrop expanded with the addition of Ksenija Štrekelj as leadership services manager for the Adriatic region. She will be based at Amrop Adria in Ljubljana. Ms. Štrekelj has a senior HR profile with proven background as a talent acquisition and development expert with extended knowledge of HR solutions. She has over 10 years
The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities
Universities have been turning to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Just recently, the University of California, Riverside picked Ventura Partners to lead the search for its next women’s basketball head coach. Interim head coach Seyram Bell will lead the team through the 2019-20 season. She stepped in following the resignation of
Austin, TX-based Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) has announced that founder and CEO George Cofer will retire from the organization next April. The organization has turned to non-profit sector specialists Scion Executive Search to find its next leader. Elissa Dumiak, senior executive recruiter, and Isaac Schild, managing partner, are leading the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Cofer’s tenure with HCC includes founding the non-profit in
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded with the addition of new offices San Francisco and Dallas. Within the last three years, the firm has broadened its reach throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the opening of offices in Canada and Europe. Linda Sierra, managing director in San Francisco, and Jeff Katon, managing director in Dallas, have
Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has created its own digital solution to develop mentoring programs. It is, for the moment, the first consulting firm in Spain that has an internal development tool to manage these types of programs. Talengo said that mentoring projects are one of the most successful instruments for the development of internal talent in that
The private equity sector is witnessing an explosive bidding war for top leaders as portfolio companies expand their needs for C-suite talent. SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, recently placed Hilary Schneider as the new CEO of Shutterfly, which was acquired earlier this year by private equity firm Apollo
Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners have teamed up to place George Washington University (GW) president emeritus Steven Knapp as the new president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. “This is a significant opportunity to lead one of the most important cultural institutions in our country,” said Ms. Ranney. “Steve is such an accomplished and thoughtful leader, and a
Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has been called in by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to find a new CEO. Spearheading the assignment are David S. Martin, managing partner; Leigh Beal, vice president of executive recruiting; and Manmeet Singh Fox, senior consultant. Earlier
Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences. This will require a dramatic change in strategies for leadership,
IRC Global Executive Search Partners has appointed Gurdeep Hora as the new global leader of the technology practice group. Currently, he is also IRC Asia-Pacific regional leader and managing director of IRC India. “While technology companies are experiencing huge disruptive challenges from emerging ideas and practices, we quietly help clients overcome issues through identifying leadership talent
DHR International has expanded the offerings of Elevate Partners, its talent advisory business, to include six service areas focused on helping clients build strong and effective teams. The firm also appointed Christine Greybe as president of its advisory unit. She will manage the relaunch of Elevate Partners. Elevate Partners was originally launched in 2016 to provide leadership
Following an international search, executive recruiting firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed Bill Kramer as the new director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angles. Principal Sarah James led the assignment for the search firm. Kerry Brougher, the previous director, stepped down this summer. The museum has faced delays in opening as well as fundraising difficulties. “The
LGBTQ focused search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive recruitment firm focused on diversity and inclusion, have together led in the placement of Kevin Jennings as the new CEO of New York-based Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public
Executive search firm Acertitude has recently expanded with the opening of a new office in Irvine, CA. This is the firm’s second office in California. Already fully operational, the Irvine team offers the same suite of executive search and leadership consulting services to existing and new clients along the Pacific coast. “We’re excited about Acertitude’s continued growth into
Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, U.K.-based real estate and construction recruitment firm, The Management Recruitment Group (MRG), made its first international acquisition with expansion into the Asian market by purchasing PPA Global Search. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed
Too often, executive recruitment is a field that individuals fall into after starting their career in another sector. Their expertise, insights into leadership and knowledge of how systems in business or a particular industry work can be extremely valuable in working with search clients and in identifying and attracting top drawer candidates. Unlike many other
It has been one year since the #MeToo movement sparked a nationwide conversation. Since then, one-third of executives have altered their actions to avoid behaviors that could be perceived as sexual harassment, according to new data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition, data analysis by FTI Consulting is showing the effects
IIC Partners has reported a 22 percent rise in full year revenue for 2011 compared with 2010, on the back of strong growth in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions and across all practice groups. Revenue for the Americas (Canada, USA and Latin America) was up 40 percent, while Asia-Pacific reported a 40 percent revenue increase
Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has added Merle Vaughn as a managing director in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Vaughn will also serve as the firm’s law firm diversity practice leader. In addition to continuing her career as a partner recruiter in Los Angeles, she will lead MLA’s efforts to assist its law firm
Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Sunil Pahilajani as managing director and chief executive officer of Greaves Cotton Limited. Mr. Pahilajani’s experience of 27 years includes leadership roles with Continental Engines as group CEO, SE Forge as CEO, and Mahindra Navistar Engines as managing director & CEO. Greaves Cotton manufactures a wide
Diversified Search has reported a 22 percent revenue increase in 2011. The company expanded globally becoming the exclusive U.S. partner of Alto Partners, an international alliance of independent search firms. Diversified Search also added 40 new employees to its U.S. leadership team. "We've made dramatic changes within the firm to better leverage our competitive advantages,
Accelent, Inc. has placed John Mandel as vice president of engineering at Charles River Development. Previously, Mr. Mandel was previously vice president of product development at Kofax. Charles River Development provides software, hosting and data services to automate front and middle office investment operations for buy-side firms. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration
Halogen Software has opened a new office in Sydney, Australia to better support the needs of the Asia Pacific market. The company has seen 86 percent growth in annual recurring revenue from international deals and the company more than doubled the number of Australian-based customers in 2011. “Opening an office in the Asia Pacific market
Harvey Nash Group, a global provider of professional recruitment and outsourcing services, has added Lucy McGee to head up the leadership services practice within the firm’s executive search division. Ms. McGee was a director of psychometric test service provider and business psychology firm West London NHS Trust. Prior to that, she was part of the
Executive services firm Tatum LLC has formed a partnership with The CFO Alliance, a peer-to-peer community for CFOs and senior finance leaders. This partnership will enable Tatum’s network of experienced CFO partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss best practices with The Alliance’s membership of over 2,800 senior financial executives across the country. Tatum plans
Recruiting firm Clark Langdon Partners has been selected by PDX plc to conduct searches for a new chief executive officer and new non-executive director/chairman of the audit committee at PDX plc. PDX is a provider of energy efficient solutions to strategic industrial applications using the unique patented PDX reactor and atomizing technology improving output and
Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Constance Kassouf as a partner in its financial services practice in New York. Ms. Kassouf joins Caldwell from Kassouf Partners, a search firm she founded in 2010. She was previously a partner at CTPartners, where she was a leader in the investment banking and private
Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, CT-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed Doug G. Cullen as senior vice president of global sales at Stylesight. Mr. Cullen was previously the SVP Sales, Americas at IntraLinks. Stylesight is an NY-based online provider of inspiration and product development tools for the fashion and
Peoplefluent, a provider of solutions for talent management, vendor management and workforce compliance and diversity, has partnered with GoodLife Fitness. The largest fitness company in Canada, GoodLife employs approximately 10,000 people across the country and boasts almost 300 locations. Goodlife will use Peoplefluent's Recruitment Management System (RMS) to improve the efficiency of its hiring processes.
Beyond.com, Inc., a network of niche career communities, has named Joe Weinlick as vice president of marketing. With more than 20 years of business and consumer marketing experience, Mr. Weinlick has developed campaigns for major organizations including Microsoft, Comcast, IKEA, Independence Blue Cross and Siemens. “We are excited to have someone of Joe Weinlick's expertise
Russam GMS, a U.K.-based provider of interim managers, has launched a specialist search unit to recruit CEOs and senior executives for charities and not-for-profit organizations. The new service is led by Ian Joseph and Olga Johnson. The firm has just recruited the new CEO for War Child and is in the process of recruiting the
SuccessFactors and Benefitfocus have teamed to deliver a suite of cloud-based benefits, HR and talent management solutions. The combination gives employers an end-to-end human capital management (HCM) solution. “SuccessFactors and Benefitfocus share a common philosophy – that HCM technology must go beyond basic automation and solve real, advanced business needs,” said Mercedes Ellison, VP of
Boyden has added Toby Lapage-Norris, a well-regarded expert in the energy and industrial recruiting sectors, to its U.K. office as a partner. Mr. Lapage-Norris will play a key role at the firm in recruiting for board, senior executive and functional leader roles in the U.K. and internationally. His work spans across the energy, industrial and
Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search has placed Andrew Baum as president and chief executive officer and John Pait as VP of marketing, sales and product development at ArborGen. Mr. Baum formerly served as CEO of Sembiosys Genetics. Mr. Pait has most recently been SVP for business development and vice president for U.S. markets for
Indeed, a search engine for jobs, has opened its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin and plans to hire 50 new employees in the coming year. Indeed’s EMEA headquarters will bring its sales and customer support functions closer to the company’s expanding international client base. “Dublin has proved itself as an ideal location for high-growth technology
Recruiting firm the New Millennium Group has added Christopher Tors to its New York office as head of commodities and FX recruitment. Mr. Tors formerly served as president of Sasqua Group. His Wall Street career spans 15 years at Goldman Sachs, five years at AIG, and two years at UBS. New Millennium is an executive
Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed Chip Brewer as president and chief executive officer of Callaway Golf Company. Mr. Brewer has been with Adams Golf since 1998 and served as its president and CEO since 2002. Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm with 51 offices in 27 countries.
DHR International has opened an office in Paris with the additions of Serge Lamielle as managing director and Pascal Daoglio as executive vice president. Both join from Neumann International, a search firm focused on the European market. They specialize respectively in the technology and industrial, and consumer, retail, and technology recruiting sectors “I am very
Executive search firm Stanton Chase International’s Middle East operations and Emerging Marketing Leadership Center (EMLC) have partnered to focus on leadership risk issues in the region. The alliance will provide services focused on resolving leadership risk issues from leadership risk analysis and planning, through leadership acquisition and assessment, and straight on to leadership development and
Inside Edge Legal (IEL), the legal contract staffing affiliate of legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, has appointed Lindsey Koch as a recruiter in the Los Angeles office, Shannon Murphy as a recruiter in the New York office and Elizabeth Smith as a recruiter in the Boston office. Greg Richter, IEL’s global practice leader,
Sanford Rose Associates’ San Diego office has named Terryl Holzinger as a principal. Most recently, Ms. Holzinger was a director in CTPartners’ life sciences and healthcare practice. In this role she served primarily biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device clients. She has placed CEOs, COOs, and senior general management executives responsible for key operations and functions.
Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $194.6 million for the third quarter fiscal 2012, a small increase compared to $194.1 million a year ago. The Los-Angeles-based recruiter reported net income of $11.7 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with $13.98 million, or 30 cents per share, last year. North American revenues were up five percent,
Seventeen percent of executives plan to add full-time, professional-level staff in the second three months of 2012, according to the Robert Half Professional Employment Report. Eight percent foresee declines in staff while 72 percent of hiring executives anticipate no changes to their staffing levels. Eighty-two percent of executives reported they are somewhat or very confident
The Buller Group, a human capital services and recruiting firm, has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract to provide human resource services and EEO services to the federal government. GSA is responsible for government contracts that provide streamlined purchases for government entities. “The Buller Group will now be able to directly support
DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Robert A. Strickland as executive vice president and chief technical officer at Leap Wireless. From 2006 to 2010 Mr. Strickland was senior vice president and chief information officer at T-Mobile USA. Leap Wireless International is a provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm
Executive search firm Reilly Partners has appointed Sue Hendrickson as a managing director. Ms. Hendrickson, with over 10 years of search expertise in consumer-facing industries, most recently served as principal in the global consumer practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to that, she gained executive search/ HR experience at A.T. Kearney and Grant Thronton. "Sue
IIC Partners has added Delta Top Talent of Mexico City as its newest member. Delta Top Talent serves the technology, industrial, consumer & retail and life sciences, as well as education and mining sectors. “Mexico is undoubtedly the gateway for the USA and Canada, and Latin America. It is currently enjoying exciting growth across many
Online advertised vacancies rose 39,900 in February to 4,423,300, according to The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). The February rise follows gains in December 2011 and January 2012. “In a positive sign the Supply/Demand rate dipped below the 3.0 level for the first time since November 2008,” said June Shelp, vice president