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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.
Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding
Global executive search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has hired Michael Baumann as managing partner of its new office in Vienna, Austria. The location is expected to strengthen HIEC’s established presence in Europe, and allow the firm to better support its global and local clients. Mr. Baumann brings significant search experience to the firm, having
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Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, is seeking a new president and chief executive officer for the League of American Orchestras. “The CEO will further the fulfillment of the mission of the League of American Orchestras: to advance the experience of orchestral music, support the
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?
Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of John Spitzler as managing director. He will head both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco. “20/20 Foresight offers our career consultants a unique atmosphere in which to grow their business,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder
U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020 though regional and industry forecasts are mixed, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the eighth consecutive year of
Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mike Norvell as the new head football coach for Florida State University. Willie Taggart was fired in early November after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. “It was an honor to be entrusted with the search for the new leader of one
Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen to find a chief safety officer for the University Of Utah in Salt Lake City. The university created the role in the wake of the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in October 2018. An independent review subsequently found that university police failed to respond properly to Ms.
ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has expanded with the addition of Michael Castine to its financial services practice. He will be based in New York City. Mr. Castine brings 30 years of executive search experience to the firm. Previously, he was a partner with Ridgeway Partners for the past six years. He
U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.
Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither
Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has placed Suzanne Blum Malley as the new provost for Methodist University. She will assume her new position on Jan. 15. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Dr. Blum Malley brings to us a strong track record of academic and scholarly success,
Insight Executive Search Seeks Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer for Walton Family Foundation
Insight Executive Search, which finds top talent for non-profit, research and commercial organizations, has been chosen to find a strategic learning and evaluation officer for the Walton Family Foundation. Vice president Ari Ayares is leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. The new strategic learning and evaluation officer will be charged with working
CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company, and they are expected to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,
Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with – and learn from – accomplished, articulate and intelligent people. It’s why many leaders decide to start down the path to the boardroom. It’s also why
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal second quarter revenues of $492.4 million, down one percent (up one percent at constant currency) from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $42.8 million, compared to a loss of $46 million in the second quarter of last
Employers added 266,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 180,000 forecast by economists. The November gain is the 110th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.89 million. “We still see
The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation
Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012
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
Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of
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 director of executive search on the west coast. 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
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
Making the right talent investments are critical components of planning for a prosperous and profitable future. But many organizations struggle to determine how and where to focus their succession planning efforts, according to a new report by executive search firm Robinson Resource Group. The firm says that whether you’re selecting which new product to develop, which business
Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has hired Debi Hirshlag as vice president of human resources and Jim Shaughnessy as vice president, general counsel and secretary. Ms. Hirshlag previously served as vice president of worldwide HR at Flextronics. In addition, she managed an internal team
TRANSEARCH International has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia and named Alejandro Rivas as its office head. Prior to joining TRANSEARCH, Mr. Rivas worked with Mattel Toys as general manager Colombia, starting up the subsidiary. Rosa Maria Herrera and Juan Antonio Bustillo become senior client partners in the Bogota Office. Ms. Herrera has over
Allen Austin Global Executive Search has added Leanne Collier as a partner in its Fort Worth office. Ms. Collier previously served as senior manager of strategic alliances and vendor relations at TD Ameritrade; she gained previous search experience with Rhodes Associates and Heidrick & Struggles. Allen Austin is a privately owned Houston-based executive search and
Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Bob Muscat as chief executive officer at Oasys Water. Mr. Muscat formerly served as general manager of GE Energy’s Environmental Services business. Oasys Water is a leader in the development of forward osmosis based solutions for the treatment and desalination of high saline source waters. ChampionScott Partners is
Addison Search, a provider of professional staffing services, has acquired Addison Group, an Oklahoma-based firm that connects information technology, financial, administrative and engineering professionals with talent-driven organizations. Despite the similarity in names, the companies had no prior connection. The transaction is aligned with Addison's strategy to expand its national service footprint through organic growth and
Korn/Ferry International has selected Robert Rozek as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Rozek joins Korn/Ferry with over 25 years of finance experience, having most recently served as EVP and CFO at Cushman & Wakefield, where he oversaw global financial and accounting operations. Prior to that, Mr. Rozek held senior leadership positions at Las Vegas
Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Kristin Trecker as vice president and chief human resources officer at MTS Systems Corporation. The search was conducted by Terri Naughtin, managing partner, and David Nosal, chairman and CEO. Ms. Trecker was previously senior vice president of human resources at Lawson Software, Inc. MTS Systems Corporation is a
Innovated Talent Search ExactME! has been launched in Argentina. Arik Filstein, the founder and CEO of ExactME!, plans to expand from Buenos Aires throughout Latin America, with a focus set on the Brazilian market. The firm has existing operations in the U.S. and India. ExactME! will work to be a leader in a competitive online
International security group G4S, has selected Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, to implement a new TalentLink (Talent Acquisition/e-recruitment) solution throughout the U.S. G4S is headquartered in the U.K. with international offices in 125 countries and employs over 635,000 people; the firm maintains a focus on hiring specialized staff. “With Lumesse TalentLink,
The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added AltoPartners, France-based Groupe Mercator, Quaestus Senior Management Search in The Netherlands and SommerGroup in Chile as its newest members. AltoPartners is an international alliance of independent executive search firms established in 2006. The alliance now spans 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and
Hudson Highland Group, Inc./(NASDAQ:HHGP) has posted fourth quarter 2011 revenues of $222.7 million, a gain of 1.7 percent from $219.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. The recruiting firm recorded net income of $3.3 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $1.2 million, or $0.04 per basic and
Recruiting firm Exige International has opened a new office in tax haven Zug, Switzerland. The company has also appointed Michael Shrum as business development director. Mr. Shrum has more than 20 years of international business experience and leads the expansion within the treasury, trading and risk management sectors in Switzerland. “We have seen a lot
Technology-focused executive search firm Herman Collins LLC has placed homas Richard Lynam as chief scientist at Abaca Technology Corporation. “This was a perfect fit for Abaca; there aren't very many people who have done their PhDs on spam,” said Whitfield Diffie, a principal at Herman Collins. “For a century, crypto was at the forefront of
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Mike Honeysett as a consultant in its life sciences practice. Mr. Honeysett previously served as the global market development leader in GE Healthcare’s Division of Cell Technologies. Prior to that, he held the role of vice president of sales and marketing for Q3DM, an early pioneer in cellular imaging.
Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Sterling Construction Company to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Sterling's current chairman and CEO, Patrick T. Manning, will continue to serve in his dual roles throughout the recruitment process until the new CEO is elected. Sterling is a heavy
The Buller Group, a human capital services and recruiting firm, has partnered with Caspian Global, a provider of high quality language services, nation building, and intelligence support to commercial clients and the government market. “The Buller Group and Caspian Global have officially joined forces to address a critical need in today's global marketplace,” said Rob
London-headquartered financial services recruiter Per Ardua Associates has selected Charles Harvey to head its asset management practice. Mr. Harvey has 14 years experience in financial services executive search. He was previously co-head of recruiter Hammond Partners’ asset management division. Prior to that, he was a consultant with asset management recruiter Beeley & Company.
Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $250 million for the fourth quarter, a two percent drop compared with $255 million in the comparable quarter last year. The company posted non-GAAP net income of $13 million, or $0.11 per share, compared to $7.1 million, or $0.06 per share in the fourth quarter 2010. Careers-North America
Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead the search for the superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Ron Flom, managing director of the firm’s public sector and acquisition practice in Arlington, VA, will lead the search. One of the
VACO Los Angeles LLC (VACO), a consulting and executive search firm specializing in accounting and finance, has named Ronda Ponciano and Roopa Kapadia as recruiting mangers to its financial team. They will be focused on securing direct hire positions for accounting and finance professionals. Ms. Ponciano joins Vaco with 17 years experience in accounting and
Dan Phelan, senior advisor to the CEO at GlaxoSmithKline, has joined the strategic advisory council of RiseSmart, a provider of next-generation outplacement solutions. During his more than 30 years with GlaxoSmithKline, Mr. Phelan has held key leadership roles in several areas of the company, where he was senior vice president of human resources for 14
JIBE, a software company that provides consumer-facing recruiting solutions to enterprises, has announced the addition of three executives to its sales team: Cindy Songne, vice president of agency relations; Cindy Dole, director of enterprise sales; and Tom Strauss, director of enterprise sales. Ms. Songne brings more than 25 years of experience and relationships with recruitment
Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company to assist in reviewing the composition of its board of directors in advance of the company's 2012 annual meeting. "It is important that our board has the appropriate expertise and diversity to continue to deliver long-term growth and value creation," said Eric
Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Negin Mirmirani as a director in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Mirmirani will focus on in-house placements for corporate legal departments throughout Southern California. Prior to joining MLA, Ms. Mirmirani spent four years at Warner Bros as in-house counsel for its Studio Facilities division. There, she divided
Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, has opened its first Australian base in Sydney, New South Wales. The office will be led by Bridget Gray, the firm’s new managing director in Australia. Harvey Nash has gained several years experience in the Australian market working for international clients from its existing network
Korn/Ferry International has added Casey Kelly to its industrial and supply chain recruiting practices. Based in the firm's Singapore office, Mr. Kelly specializes in international C-suite assignments and board searches in the industrial markets. Mr. Kelly has over 20 years of global executive and line management experience with ABB, SmithKline Beecham and Cathay Pacific Airways.
DHR International has appointed Paul Bulteel as executive vice president in the firm’s London office where he will specialize in life sciences recruiting. Mr. Bulteel joins DHR after over 11 years with Euromedica, a European search firm. He works across the life science industry and has particular expertise in the medical technology (devices and diagnostics)
Paul DePhillips has joined Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. as senior consultant. Mr. DePhillips brings 25-plus years of senior leadership experience in manufacturing operations. Most recently he served as SVP of plant operations for American Color. “We are blessed to have someone with Paul’s expertise and dedication to our Mission and Guiding Principles
Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dayforce Corporation. Terms and financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “Innovation is a top priority at Ceridian. With this acquisition we are gaining development and delivery expertise and innovative technology that
Zoho has integrated its Zoho Recruit with LinkedIn, a social network for professionals. Just one of the new features of Zoho’s applicant tracking system and recruitment software, LinkedIn integration highlights the company’s efforts to simplify recruiters’ workflow — and give recruiters more opportunities to actually engage with candidates — by bringing together multiple tools in
Kronos Incorporated has posted first quarter revenues of $197.9 million, an increase eight percent year over year. Earnings before interest, tax, and amortization (EBITA) increased 21 percent to $49.2 million. Kronos has also announced the appointment of Lenley Hensarling to senior vice president of products and technology. Mr. Hensarling will play a critical role in