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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.
Students across the country are about to graduate from college. But did you know that 75 percent of Gen Z believe there are alternative methods of getting a good education aside from going to college? This is according to a recent report by technology-led cultural consultancy Sparks & Honey. In addition, a new report by
Executive recruitment firm Diversified Search has been enlisted to find a chief publishing and innovation officer for non-profit Christian publisher David C Cook in Colorado Springs, CO. Managing director Jason D. León is leading the assignment. “David C Cook is seeking a courageous, innovative, collaborative and forward-thinking business executive to lead the Learning Resources Group
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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
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?
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
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
Working with talent acquisition and HR leaders, you often hear this: “We hire for cultural fit, first and foremost.” But what does that mean, and how is that fit assessed? “Well, sometimes it’s whatever a hiring manager wants it to mean and that can be a big issue, leading to poor hiring decisions fraught with bias
Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $79.6 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, a 24 percent increase from revenues of $64.1 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders was $7.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $5.4
Search firm Lucas Group has added Michael Johnson as managing partner for its human resources practice group. Mr. Johnson will lead the firm's recently expanded HR practice in Los Angeles and comes to Lucas Group from Kelly Law Registry, where he was regional director. He brings more than 20 years of demonstrated experience in executive
Career site Job.com and TweetMyJOBS, a social recruiting platform, have announced the integration of the Who? button, a new social tool empowering job seekers with the ability to tap into their social network, on Job.com. TweetMyJobs developed this Facebook application to accelerate referral-based job searching and social recruiting. The “Who?” button utilizes a user's Facebook
Global executive search firm Amrop has established a new office in Houston, Texas. Under the leadership of Agustin Miro, partner, and Eduardo Rabassa, partner in Miami, the new office builds on the firm’s expertise in cross-cultural searches identifying American talent for European-based companies with U.S. operations based in Texas and Florida. The Houston office focuses
Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has selected a new international chairman and board of directors for 2012. The board is comprised of three previous and two new members, and has representation from around the globe. Continuity of service includes the following three individuals: George Cross will assume the role of international chairman, Mickey Matthews
HVS Executive Search has promoted Juliette Boone to partner, North America. Ms. Boone has been with HVS since 2004 and will focus on further developing the company’s consulting practice covering executive search, mid-management recruitment, compensation consulting and performance management in North America. “Juliette has a unique blend of strategic and practical thinking that will be
Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has hired Mike Magurany as partner. Based in Milwaukee, Mr. Magurany will conduct senior-level assignments in the consumer, retail and hospitality industries. He was previously the head of leadership recruiting for Kohl’s Department Stores. Before joining Kohl’s, Mr. Magurany was a senior consultant with Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago. As
Accelent, Inc. has placed Ron Weissman as chairman at Metavana, Inc., a software provider of search for the social Web. Mr. Weissman serves as an investor and/or director to a number of leading technology companies. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology clients in the Internet, e-commerce and digital media
GetHired.com, a video-based social recruiting platform and job board, has raised $1.75 million in an oversubscribed round of seed funding. GetHired.com is a free service that empowers job seekers to differentiate themselves in the hiring process by creating video and audio profiles to accompany their resume. “Since job search came online nearly two decades ago,
Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, has launched a new service recruiting senior technology executives for periods of critical business change. The new division provides CIOs, programme managers and senior level executives for fixed periods between six and 12 months. “In my experience senior interim managers fill a widening skills gap
Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has added Raju Kapoor as principal partner. Mr. Kapoor has over 20 years of experience in the service industry, including 10 years in executive search. His experience includes start-ups and high growth organizations across telecom, capital markets and the ITES industry. Mr. Kapoor started his search career with
CTPartners has signed a letter of intent to acquire J-M. Beigbeder – CEO Search, an executive search firm specializing in senior executive and board level recruitments as well as in board advisory services in Paris. Mr. Beigbeder is the former CEO of Spencer Stuart and former chairman of the international executive committee of Korn Ferry
ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.5 billion for the fourth quarter ended December, 2011, an increase of 18 percent from $5.21 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company earned $63.6 million, or 78 cents per share, a sharp increase from the same period last year when the company reported a net loss of $350.4 million,
Sanford Rose Associates’ San Diego office has placed Jean-Frédéric Viret, Ph.D. as chief financial officer for diaDexus, Inc. Robin Toft, president and CEO of Sanford Rose Associates – San Diego, said: “Dr. Viret is a dynamic executive with strong financial relationships and will be a valuable asset as diaDexus continues its commercial expansion in 2012.
Unrabble, a cloud-computing startup that simplifies and process of hiring new employees, has released a new free version of its software. With the software’s most recent update, companies, startups and individuals will be allowed to create a job opening and use Unrabble’s candidate evaluation tools without paying a subscription fee. “Unrabble puts hiring in the
Global search firm Wilton & Bain has named Bryan MacDonald as the head of its chief information officer (CIO) practice. Mr. MacDonald previously was regional managing partner at search firm Heidrick & Struggles, responsible for CIO recruiting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions. “I am delighted to become part of the team here
Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Andy Lee as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Valent U.S.A. Mr. Lee was previously CEO of Sipcam Agro USA and ADVAN, LLC. “When recruiting our COO, we needed a fresh eye in the agriculture marketplace and ChampionScott did just that,” said Valent U.S.A. CEO Mike
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, fell 0.1 points from December 2011, and is 8.7 points lower than the January Index. San Diego made significant progress, with a 14 percent increase in hiring over last month. The cities with the most per capita hiring gains in 2011 included: Nashville (+19 points),
Dave McKeon has joined hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources profession, as vice president and managing director to lead hrQ’s expansion in the Chicago market. Mr. McKeon joins hrQ with significant HR experience from companies such as Hewitt Associates, Ameritech, Mobil Oil and Frito-Lay. “We are looking
Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Ginger Thorpe as vice president of sales and marketing at be.group. “Ginger is a dynamic and experienced sales executive who has been successful at growing revenues through effective team leadership. She is very strategy-oriented when managing her team, goals and objectives and is an effective communicator and collaborator.
Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has been selected by Sallie Mae for use of Workday Financial Management. Workday will provide Sallie Mae with many benefits as a platform for both financial and human resources data. “When customers tell us that our solutions are going
Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2011 revenues of $975.3 million, a 14 percent increase from revenues of $851.6 million during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company net income of $42.6 million, or 30 cents a share, compared with earnings of $24.8 million, or 17 cents a share, in
Inside Edge Legal (IEL), the legal contract staffing affiliate of legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, has appointed Kelly Woodson, a former practicing attorney, as a recruiter in its Los Angeles office. “We are pleased to welcome Kelly to the growing IEL team,” said Greg Richter, IEL’s global practice leader. “The addition of a
Investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners has added Holly C. Davidson as a managing director in its direct private equity practice. Most recently, Ms. Davidson founded the funds practice at Lancor and led Sextant Search Partners' West Coast office. “Holly is a great addition to the Jamesbeck team. She is the go-to for
DHR International has placed Charlie Weis as the 37th head football coach at the University of Kansas. The search was led by Glenn Sugiyama, global sports practice leader, and Pat Richter, executive vice president, with assistance from research associate Jon Barron. Dr. Sheahon Zenger, athletic director for the University of Kansas, said: “We set out
Kilpatrick Executive Search Italy has named Luigi Trivellato, Paolo Colombo, Vittorio Franzetti and Stefano Rava as senior associates. Mr. Trivellato has spent most of his career dealing with human resource management issues in multinational environments. He has gained expertise in managing search assignment in all management functions focusing mainly in the energy, oil & gas,
Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has been selected by the Department of Defense to lead the search for the president/CEO of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). Ron Flom, managing director of the public sector & acquisition practice in Arlington, VA, will lead the search. AAFES operates more than 3,100 facilities
Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has placed Melinda Stickley as the senior vice president and chief operations officer at Comdata, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceridian Corporation. Ms. Stickley has over 25 years of operations leadership experience with companies such as FIS/Fidelity National Information Services (formerly Equifax/Certegy), Citibank, AT&T, GE and AC Nielsen.
Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has opened a new office in Seoul, Korea with the addition of KK Consulting as its latest global partner. Stanton Chase Korea (formerly KK Consulting) is headed by Korean business and executive search leader KK Kim and managing director Tony Kang. “We are thrilled that KK Consulting is joining
International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) has elected Jeremy Ames, Damon Lovett and Bob Lupp to its board of directors. Mr. Ames is president and founder of Gaucho Group, a consulting firm that focuses on the management and development of human resource information systems (HRIS). Mr. Lovett currently serves as HR systems consultant
Boyden has added Trevor Pritchard, Michael Reid and Martie Bond as managing partners in its San Francisco office. Mr. Pritchard has 10 years of senior executive recruiting experience in the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device industries, and over 20 years of line management and leadership experience in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and the Pacific