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MedBest Names Leader of Interim Solutions

Across the board, in every industry, today’s market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people taking temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to stay agile in


IIC Partners Adds NOVUS Search Partners in Sydney

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Sydney, Australia-headquartered NOVUS Search Partners as its newest member firm. The addition will strengthen IIC Partners’ representation in government, education, technology, social purpose, supply chain and logistics, defense, infrastructure and industrials. NOVUS Search Partners services includes channels such as executive search, structured talent mobility initiative, jobs of the future

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Another 1.3 Million Americans File for Jobless Claims

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 15th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.38 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

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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?


Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director to Consulting, Technology & Services Practice; Expands to West Coast 

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Sam Wallace as a managing director to the firm’s consulting, technology and services (CTS) practice. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Wallace will be responsible for leading and growing the practice across the Americas. Ms. Wallace has an extensive track record focusing on senior hires for technology


accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two


Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are


DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical


Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member


When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be


The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed


Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president


Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,


Diversified Search Assists DairyAmerica in CEO Search 

Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the


Korn Ferry Posts Flat Year-End Revenues; Q4 Down 10.2 Percent 

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income


ZRG Recruits President for AccelerātUM

ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM


Versique Search and Consulting Names CFO

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has promoted Erik Fortier to chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee the company’s finance operations as well as HR, IT and office administration functions, and will focus on maintaining Versique’s continued growth and helping to drive its strategic initiatives. “Erik has brought a whole new level


Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and


Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is


20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO


How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected


McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned


Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital


Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.


Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”


Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is


The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and

Korn Ferry Lands New Commissioner for the Big Ten Conference

Korn Ferry has placed Kevin Warren, chief operating officer of professional football’s Minnesota Vikings, as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. He will start on Sept. 16 to take advantage of an opportunity to transition as the new season begins alongside commissioner Jim Delany, who will officially step down on Jan. 1 following a 30-year

JobOn Grows Sales Staff with Former Monster SVP

JobOn, the site that matches employers with hourly workers using video enabled job application technology, has named Pete Steiner as executive vice president of sales to expand the company’s resources focused on capturing retail, hospitality and restaurant customers. Mr. Steiner’s experience includes his tenure at Monster.com, the online career and recruitment resource where he was

Daversa Partners Places Marketing VP at 23andme

Executive search firm Daversa Partners has recruited Neil Rothstein as vice president of marketing at 23andme. With nearly 20 years of marketing experience, Mr. Rothstein most recently served as the VP of online marketing at Netflix. 23andMe provides genetic testing for over 100 traits and diseases as well as DNA ancestry. Daversa Partners specializes in

DHR Expands Dubai Office

DHR International has added Ayman Haddad as managing director, Middle East and North Africa based in the firm’s Dubai office. Mr. Haddad has 22 years of professional experience including management consulting, acting CEO of a family owned business, and eight years in executive search. He was previously a managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles focusing

Robert Half Posts Five Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted third quarter 2012 revenues of $1.03 billion, a five percent increase from revenues of $984.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $57.7 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $43.6 million, or 31 cents per share, in the year-ago

Aon Hewitt to Acquire OmniPoint’s Workday

Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business, has announced its intention to acquire OmniPoint’s Workday Services company, a deployment and integration firm and key partner of Workday, a market leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) HR solutions. Once the transaction is closed, Aon Hewitt will be able to expand and accelerate its Workday

ManpowerGroup Posts 11 Percent Q3 Revenue Drop

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, a decrease of 11 percent from revenues of $5.78 billion, a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company attributed the loss to weakness in Europe and the U.S. During the quarter, the company recorded net earnings of $63.1 million, or 79 cents

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for LaSalle Hotel Properties

Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates has recruited Denise Coll to serve on the board of trustees at LaSalle Hotel Properties. Ms. Coll recently announced her retirement from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where she served as president, North America Division, leading Starwood’s largest region with over 500 hotels, a position she held since 2007.

Bond Williams Adds Senior Recruitment Consultant

U.K.-based recruitment company Bond Williams has added Clare Dear as a senior recruitment consultant in its office and commercial department. Ms. Dear has a wealth of experience in the local recruitment market and has helped many companies find numerous star performers for their business. She was previously a business director at Hays Senior Finance. “It

New Job Board for Americans with Disabilities Launched

Designed to link unemployed and underemployed Americans with disabilities to employment opportunities, The Sierra Group has announced the launch of full service job board RecruitDisability.org. The job board already includes the resumes of thousands of job seekers with disabilities and open positions nationwide. “Powered by the depth of industry expertise, and over 20 years of

IIC Partners Adds New Delhi-Based GKR. Daulet-Singh

IIC Partners has added New Delhi-based executive search firm GKR. Daulet-Singh. Established in 1995, the firm is owned by founder and managing director Surendra Daulet-Singh and works across a number of industries, including automotive, consumer products, diversified business groups, pharmaceuticals/life sciences, manufacturing and engineering and financial services. Functionally, the firm’s key expertise is in business

Odgers Berndtson Grows Recruiting Team

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Martin Noakes as a partner in its technology, entertainment and communications practices. Mr. Noakes will be responsible for developing a business coaching practice. Previously, he was a partner at CTPartners for over five years, where he focused on the global communications and technology sectors. Odgers Berndtson provides executive

Accelent Completes Search for Dydacomp

Accelent, Inc. has placed Julie Bilinkas as vice president of customer services at Dydacomp. Previously, Ms. Bilinkas was director of operations for Avaya, a global provider of next generation business collaboration and communications solutions. Dydacomp is multichannel merchant software solutions company serving e-commerce, retail and catalog businesses globally. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and

Paychex Releases New HR Tool

Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, and employee benefits solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, has launched Paychex Report Center, a one-stop shop for standard, on-demand, ad-hoc reporting, data extract templates and more. The tool allows businesses, their accounting professionals, and employees to better manage payroll, benefits, and human resources data. “We're proud

Alliance Development International Launched

Alliance Development International has been launched by Jack Pearson dedicated to the recruitment of experienced strategic alliance professionals. Based in Cary, NC, with associates on four continents, ADI offers candidate profile development, recruiting, screening and placement. “This non-traditional approach to executive search gives our associates a much stronger familiarity with changing business models, new management

ICIMS Acquires Jobmagic

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has acquired social recruiting solution provider Jobmagic. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The recent acquisition allows iCIMS to market, sell, and support social distribution as a standalone solution, creating a new option for organizations that are interested in an independent technology for social

3P Consultants Finds New CEO for KBK Chem Engineering

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Kiran Patil as the new chief executive officer of KBK Chem Engineering. Mr. Patil formerly served as CEO with Ducon India (Indian subsidiary of Ducon Technologies Inc., USA). KBK Chem Engineering’s mission is to serve global customer needs with innovative applied technologies, superior products, improved delivery

PeopleAnswers Extends Partnership with Foot Locker

PeopleAnswers has extended its software licensing agreement for Foot Locker, Inc. to use the PeopleAnswers HR solution in its 2,500 stores across the U.S. representing Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports and Footaction. After completing a successful pilot program in 600 stores, Foot Locker will now use the software for pre-employment

Kenexa Signs Agreement with Cargill

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has been selected by Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. As part of a three-year deal, the company has agreed to use Kenexa to implement, develop and oversee an employee engagement survey to its entire

Herbert Mines Adds Managing Director

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has added Ann Fastiggi as managing director. Ms. Fastiggi will direct the hospitality practice and enhance the firm's leadership position in retail, consumer packaged goods, apparel and restaurant sectors. She has 18 years in executive search with some of the world’s largest search firms including Heidrick &

jobdreaming Launches New Web App

jobdreaming, a web-based service from KMC Software that matches active and passive candidates with recruiters and employers, has announced the open beta launch of its web app. Using jobdreaming, job seekers describe the job they are looking for in a single fill-in-the-blank sentence, and are then matched with job openings created by recruiters and employers.

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search for PetroSkills

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Scott Virkler as executive vice president and general manager, PetroCore at PetroSkills. Mr. Virkler joins PetroSkills from Elsevier where he served as SVP, medical electronic products since 2009. PetroSkills is a provider of technical training, consulting and software solutions for the oil and gas industry. ChampionScott Partners is

Long-Term Incentives Remain Key Motivational Tool

Releasing the results of their 2012 Executive Compensation Survey, BlueSteps, a career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reports that even though turnover in the C-suite is increasingly rapid, 65 percent of global executives, from a survey of 731 executives worldwide, believe long-term incentives do in fact motivate them to higher

DHR International Adds EVP In Ann Arbor, Michigan

DHR International has added Sharon Belanger as executive vice president in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. Ms. Belanger specializes in the automotive and manufacturing markets where she has spent more than two decades leading executive and c-level searches for several Fortune 500 companies in southeast Michigan. Prior to joining DHR International, she was a consultant

Nosal Partners Completes Search for Golfsmith

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed James Suiter as vice president, planning and allocation at Golfsmith International Inc. Mr. Suiter was previously senior director, planning and allocation, mobility at RadioShack. The search was conducted by Mike Magurany, partner, at Nosal Partners. Golfsmith is the nation’s largest golf specialty retailer. Headquartered in San Francisco and

Hulce Associates Opens Doors

With over 30 years of executive search experience Colleen Hulce has started a new firm, Hulce Associates, specializing in CFOs and financial officer searches. Ms Hulce was previously the head of the CFO practice groups for both DHR International and Cook Associates. Recent clients have included Omnicare, Hill Rom and PE backed companies Strata Decisions

Ferguson Partners Adds Asset & Wealth Management Leader

Global executive search firm Ferguson Partners Ltd. has expanded its asset & wealth management practice with the addition of Philip Darling as a managing director in London. Mr. Darling will lead the practice's business efforts in the U.K. and continental Europe. He will be partnering with Amy de Rham, who leads the Ferguson Partners’ global

BIE Group Adds Three Senior Search Professionals

Global recruiter BIE Group has made three new appointments, strengthening its executive search and interim management practices. Dan Harden joins as a managing director in BIE’s search practice after operating as an independent consultant for three years. Mr. Harden has spent 11 years at a senior level working for Stanton Chase, Russell Reynolds Associates and

Heidrick & Struggles to Lead CEO Search for Mobile Mini

Executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Mobile Mini, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Its current chairman, president and CEO, Steven Bunger, will step down as of December 31, 2012. External as well as internal candidates will be considered in the search. Mobile Mini,

HireRight Introduces New Career Management/Transition Solution

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has introduced HireRight CareerBeam, a career management and transition solution. HireRight CareerBeam utilizes sophisticated job-matching algorithms and patent-pending technology to leverage social networks for referrals, allowing employees to find new jobs more quickly than traditional methods. “HireRight CareerBeam is a natural extension for HireRight,” said Mike

Cook Associates Adds Senior Advisor

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has added Austin Adams as a senior advisor, where he will support the financial services and insurance practice, specializing in the identification, assessment and recruitment of information officers for complex financial services organizations. Mr. Adams spent most of his career overseeing technology and operations during dramatic consolidation in the financial

Korn Ferry Partners with SuccessFactors

Korn/Ferry International and SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, have formed a strategic partnership. Together, Korn/Ferry and SuccessFactors plan to integrate Forte, Korn/Ferry's career and leadership development application, with the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite. As part of the agreement, Korn/Ferry will join SuccessFactors' Partner Program as a Strategic SuccessSolution

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