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The U.S. economy contracted at the sharpest rate on record this past week, affirming fears that the pandemic and measures to contain it drove a historic plunge in business and consumer activity. Initial unemployment claims now stand at a mind-blowing 55 million since COVID-19-induced business shutdowns and subsequent layoffs began in mid-March, pointing to a stalling jobs market. Talent experts from Williams Executive Search and Rowe Global share their views!
In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues.
The COVID-19 outbreak is making its way through the business world and costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue.
Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million.
Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has named Brian Brinkley as chief growth officer. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. “With the increasing utilization of artificial intelligence in strategic HR and the focus on building companies based
Odgers Berndtson has been enlisted to conduct a national search for the president and CEO for the Epilepsy Foundation. The assignment will be led by partners Maureen Ryan and Derek Wilkinson. Philip M. Gattone stepped down from the Epilepsy Foundation’s top job at the end of last year. He leaves the organization with a strong leadership team and board of directors
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Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter of $24.6 million, down seven percent from a year ago. This surpassed the Zacks consensus estimate by 6.84 percent. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific was up 14 percent, while the Americas and Europe were down 44 percent and 27 percent, respectively. The Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm posted a net loss of $0.8 million, or
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 executive search consortium Agilium Worldwide has added Michael Stevens Consulting in Lagos, Nigeria, as a member of the international network. Led by Francis Kudayah, Michael Stevens Consulting is an international multi-disciplinary company and has extensive activities in executive search and selection as well as other human capital consulting services. It provides expert advice in the fields of multi-disciplinary management,
A bad hire can be the most expensive mistake a business could make. A bad hire at the senior level, in particular, can wreak havoc on a business’ reputation, among other hard-to-fix problems. “What can be costlier than a faulty product or poor budgeting is the price of repeatedly hiring underqualified, short-term employees,” says the
Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. B.E. Smith, a healthcare-focused executive search firm, was recently called in by non-profit Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to lead its search a new CFO. Ann Terry is heading the assignment. The CFO provides strategic
Minneapolis-based CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed Daniel Gumnit as the new chief executive officer of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). He succeeds John Hallberg, who retired in July. “Daniel has exceptional experience as a leader and true passion for the vital role of science and medical research in our communities,” said Michelle Johnson, board chairperson. “He is the right person
Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has launched an edtech practice to support the rapidly evolving world of technology-supported education. Having worked with numerous global companies, True has developed deep experience in the space and a talent network of executives who understand what’s needed to keep edtech moving forward. From VC-backed start-ups to established organizations, True has
Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR International, has expanded with the additions of Frank Morogiello as a managing partner in the firm’s industrial and consumer practice groups; Renato Amador as a partner in its advanced technology, HR and non-profit practice groups; and Jacob Humbert as partner in the business and professional services practice group. Mr. Morogiello, who is based in Joblex’s Dallas office, has a primary focus on the aviation and
Diversity hiring and recruiting is accelerating in importance and is an expanding focus for many organizations. Diverse organizations have many benefits in terms of perspectives, talent and culture, according to Steven Landberg, managing director of Claymore Partners, in a new report. But what does diversity mean for an organization and recruiting? “In my experience, it varies
Doug Johnson of Roanoke, VA-based executive search firm Valor Partners has placed former Datastax executive Jenna Connell as head of talent acquisition for analytics company Starburst Data in Boston. Mr. Johnson said that his client wasn’t necessarily looking for someone with Ms. Connell’s qualifications to fill the role. “They were looking for someone at a
Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search has been chosen by Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA to find a founding dean for its new school of nursing. Reporting to the vice president for health sciences, the dean of nursing will be charged with creating and fostering a collegial and collaborative environment that promotes innovation and excellence in
In the world of mobility, organizations that develop and produce automotive vehicles, components and related technologies that move people, goods and materials face unprecedented competition from established players and new entrants. Accelerating electrification of vehicles, autonomous vehicle innovation and entirely new value propositions centered on connectivity require that organizations rethink their approach to leadership and
Five independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability to
As health systems recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, they face an ever-worsening provider shortage. Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicted the U.S. would see a shortfall of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032. Now, lost revenue due to the pandemic has caused many hospitals to furlough employees and slowed, or completely delayed, recruitment efforts,
The hunt for university leadership continues to remain strong, especially with searches for provosts. Sarah John, co-managing partner of Perrett Laver, recently placed David Isaac as the new provost for Worcester College University of Oxford. Mr. Isaac’s experience and expertise proved to be the perfect fit as the college steps up its commitment to equality,
Phillips Dipisa Seeking Medical Officers for St. Mary Medical Center and Milford Regional Medical Center
Phillips, DiPisa & Associates, an executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences sectors, has been enlisted to find chief medical officers for both St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA and Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, MA. Consultants Stephanie Odorisio Arriviello and Erika Warren are leading the assignments, respectively. St. Mary Medical
Mahwah, NJ-based Right Executive Search (RES) is now offering a new, low-cost resource for women returning to work after years of family leave. On Her Way Back is a new e-book to help “returners” navigate today’s job-search process, co-authored by Elisa Sheftic, president and managing partner of RES, and Melanie Donus, vice president of diversity
Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has named Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin as partners. “Both have been dedicated, top-performing members of our team, and have exemplified our core values throughout their years at DRI,” the firm said. Ms. Fahey Kaiser began at DRI over seven years ago and has played an integral role in the success of the
Thomas Christopher, Pam Noble and Matthew Duda of The Christopher Group have been enlisted by HarperCollins Publishers to find a VP of diversity, equity and inclusion. “The Christopher Group is honored to be partnering with one of the top publishing companies as they look to build and embrace all aspects of their growing business,” said Ms.
EFL Associates Seeks Executive Director for City of Manchester (NH) Employees’ Contributory Retirement System
Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find the next executive director for the City of Manchester (NH) Employees’ Contributory Retirement System (MECRS). Leading the assignment is Daniel J. Cummings, senior vice president and managing director. The executive director, who serves as chief executive officer, is responsible for directing the comprehensive administration of all
Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected by SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, co-founder of Cook Silverman, is heading the assignment. The executive director works to achieve SAVE’s mission and ensure the organization’s continuing presence as a leader in the domestic violence movement,
Korn Ferry has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program. As organizations seek to compete, thrive and even just survive in today’s disruptive environment, Korn Ferry will collaborate with SAP to improve how organizations develop, engage, motivate and inspire their workforces. It is another recent move by the world’s largest search firm to move further beyond its
Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted second quarter revenues of $1.11 billion, down 27 percent from the same period a year ago, missing the consensus mark by 1.6 percent. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company recorded net income of $46 million, or $.41 per share, compared to the prior year’s second quarter earnings of $224 million, or $1.91 per share.
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.43 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 19th week in a row that the figure has risen to well over one million. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial claims to rise by
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. Pandemic or not, higher educational institutions need talent and these roles are now seen
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the financial services industry, one executive search firm that focuses on the sector sees an opportunity. Hong Kong-headquartered Global Sage has launched a major expansion of its North American executive search practice with the hiring of a new partner in Boston and the opening of an office in Los
Non-profit recruitment firm m/Oppenheim Executive Search has been selected to find the next president and CEO of the United Way of Anchorage. Founder Mark Oppenheim and principal Patrick Salazar are leading the assignment for the San Francisco-based search firm. The non-profit’s board “seeks a CEO to drive shared and measurable goals that strengthen civil society, and
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a
Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited George Palmer as vice president of operations at Quantance. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Palmer was vice president of operations for Pixim, Inc., a producer of video CMOS image sensors. Quantance is a venture-backed semiconductor startup based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2006
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, rose by 6.2 points in June, following decreases in April and May. Although the Index lost some ground over the past two months, this month’s increase is a positive step in the right direction for the weak U.S. job market. Four of the five cities
DHR International has added Philippe Tirault as managing director, Korea based in Seoul. As a member of the financial services and industrial practice groups, Mr. Tirault is overseeing the development of DHR International in the Korean market. He specializes in senior level search assignments for both foreign and Korean clients. “Because of strong client needs
Michael Page Executive Search has appointed Jon White and Lucy Martin as principals. With 15 years of experience in the recruitment sector, Mr. White the firm from Interquest, where he spent the last five years recruiting for IT leadership positions. He will be heading the chief information officer practice. Ms. Martin is rejoining Michael Page
Executive search firm The McCormick Group has placed C. John Shaw as executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association. Ivan Adler, principal of The McCormick Group and leader of its government affairs practice, completed the search. Before joining NPA, Mr. Shaw had been assistant secretary for environment, safety and health at the U.S.
Recruiting company HR GO plc has hired Paul Broderick as group managing director. Mr. Broderick has extensive experience leading temporary, contract and permanent staffing businesses from generalist to market leading niche brands across the complete life-cycle of a recruitment company. Previously he was global director of permanent operations / director of Johnson Knight International at
Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Richard G. Lipstein as a managing director in its global financial services practice. He previously served as a managing director at Boyden. Mr. Lipstein is well recognized for his record of achievement placing professionals in a broad range of functional and product areas ranging from asset management
Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Les Hollander as the new vice president of local digital sales for Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division. Mr. Hollander previously served as VP of sales at Pandora.com. Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV
Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced an exclusive 10-year media partnership with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China that is focused on promoting and marketing all facets of Kenexa China Programs, Kenexa World Conference Shanghai and co-branded events to elevate Kenexa’s image and create sustainable gains in the China market. “We
Allen Austin Global Executive Search has hired Kathleen Williams as a partner in its healthcare and information technology practice in Houston. Ms. Williams brings over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare and information technology to the firm; she began her career in healthcare as an IT director with The Methodist Hospital System during a
Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 third quarter revenues of $9.4 million, down two percent compared to the prior year. The decrease is attributable to weakness in Canadian search revenues (down 16 percent) more than offsetting the growth in U.S. search revenues (up five percent). Revenues from U.S. operations represent
Critigen, a global leader in technology consulting and IT outsourcing, has selected Yoh, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, to expand and improve it's talent reach and candidate quality. As part of this relationship, Yoh provides RPO recruiting services blended seamlessly with Critigen's existing internal recruiting model. Yoh's RPO team is building targeted
Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Wilbanks Partners, LLC, has placed Lynne Ford as executive vice president and head of distribution at Calvert Investments. Ms. Ford previously served as EVP and chief executive officer of individual retirement at ING US. Calvert Investments is a globally recognized leader in sustainable and responsible investing. Wilbanks Partners, a boutique
Monster has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy its Power Resume Search, using 6Sense Semantic Search technology, across Kforce’s entire organization. Kforce, a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, will be providing to its entire recruiter base access to 6Sense semantic search for all of its sourcing needs on Monster.com. “We believe that
Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has opened an office in Sao Paulo with the former partners of Triaxes Consultoria Atuarial Ltda., an actuarial consulting firm. Buck and Triaxes have worked as affiliates since 2009. The Sao Paulo office provides retirement plan administration and human resources outsourcing services
Boyden has placed Robert Behler as chief operating officer at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Tim McNamara, managing director of Boyden’s Washington DC office, led the search. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, Mr. Behler was president and CEO of SRC, a not-for-profit research and development corporation with a for-profit manufacturing subsidiary. SEI works closely
Taylor Winfield CEO Connie J. Adair has been appointed chairman of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent executive search firms. Ms. Adair, who previously served as Penrhyn's vice chair for three years and has been a member since 2006, served as both founder and CEO of two enterprises and general manager within a Fortune
Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson Canada has named Lyn Currie as a partner in its Toronto office. Ms. Currie is responsible for executive search and leadership development in the firm's global technology, mining and broader industrial sectors. She has experience with a wide array of clients including conducting searches for global mining, technology and energy
Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has opened a new office in Boston and appointed Gen Alissi as principal to lead its expansion in the region. Mr. Alissi has been the managing partner ofexecutive search and consulting firm, Geno Alissi Executive Group, and previously held senior general management and other
Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has announced that Bill Brewer will join the firm as a principal consultant and will spearhead the growth of the talent & executive leadership practice. Mr. Brewer has over 25 years of experience in corporate human resources within multiple industries. Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, he was the VP
Global recruitment company Hays plc has announced the launch of Hays Malaysia, extending its global reach to 33 countries. Chris Mead, regional director of Hays in South East Asia, will oversee the office, which will is based in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Hays will be offering its specialist expertise to employers and jobseekers in
Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, Conn-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed David Meyers as vice president of retail sales solutions for Affinion Group. Mr. Meyers was previously CEO of Smartbox North America and U.K. Affinion Group Holdings, based in Stamford, CT and with over $1.5BB, in revenue is a
EMA Partners International has added James Hayes to the firm to assist in the development and growth of its Toronto and New York practices. Based in Toronto, Mr. Hayes will leverage his extensive international experience in supporting cross-border searches as well as assignments for multinationals and global financial services organizations. He will join EMA’s financial
EmployBridge, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services in the United States, has acquired the assets of ALLINES Staffing Professionals, a prominent Mid-Atlantic staffing company based in Baltimore. EmployBridge operates primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix and ProDrivers brands, providing skilled light industrial personnel to three specific industry verticals – specialty manufacturing,
eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has been selected by CNstaff, operators of China’s largest applicant tracking system, Mr. Jobs, to provide its customers with job posting support in China. CNstaff provides human capital and talent management solutions to more than 300 major companies in China. The association will also allow
While the jobs recovery continues to lag that of previous recessions, the outlook for the back half of 2012 shows continued improvement over 2011, according to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide survey. Forty-four percent of private sector employers reported they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff from July 1 through December 31, 2012, an increase of
Diversified Search has created a corporate board of directors advisory group to work with the firm's established board practice area and explore the complex issues confronting boards with an emphasis in the area of diversity. Chairman, founder and CEO Judith M. von Seldeneck, said: "Diversified has developed a uniquely successful board search process which we
Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has formally signed an agreement with iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions. With this announcement, Pilat is launching TalentPin ATS, a stand-alone applicant tracking system powered by iCIMS that will help small to medium-sized organizations streamline their recruitment processes
The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) has acquired SHL, a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions, from funds managed by HgCapital and Veronis Suhler Stevenson for $660 million in cash, subject to customary pre- and post-closing adjustments. The combined company will offer compelling career opportunities for a talented base of more than
Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Karen Morita as director of human resources administration at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ms. Morita was previously director of human resources at Greenberg Traurig. Michael J. DeCosta, partner at Caldwell Partners, completed the search. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its
Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (HTI), an executive search firm specializing in the alternative energy and clean technology sector, has opened a new office in Toronto. The office will be managed by Bob Hobbs, the founding partner of Hobbs & Towne, and supported by two senior partners, Steve Kyryk and Roland Olsen, as well as partner