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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Culture of Work

Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the most important business disruptors of our times. But too often people look only at the potential downsides of machines simulating human intelligence and overlook the positive impact and value that AI stands to deliver, particularly when it comes to organizational culture. A new white paper report

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Egon Zehnder Elects Chairwoman in a First for Recruiting Sector

Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder has elected Jill Ader as its new chair. She will take over on Nov. 1 upon the retirement of Damien O’Brien who has chaired the firm since 2010. Ms. Ader becomes the first female chair within the global top five executive search and leadership advisory firms. “Jill is exceptionally well suited to

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Things to Know About Hiring a Search Firm

Hiring top executives who can both effectively manage and lead an organization is a major challenge. When a company makes vital senior-level appointments, the risks are high. For top roles, the base salary is typically more than $150,000. When searching, organizations will be looking for the most suitable candidate who checks off all the boxes, including

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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?

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AMN Healthcare Appoints Leadership and Search Solutions President

AMN Healthcare Services, the largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, has named Kelly Rakowski as president for leadership and search solutions. The recent addition follows a wave of growth at AMN. Ms. Rakowski will be responsible for leading the company’s interim leadership, physician permanent placement, recruitment process outsourcing and executive search solutions services. She will report

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UPMC Taps Carrington & Carrington to Find President

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been selected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to find its next president for the UPMC Cole hospital in Coudersport, PA. “Aside from having the skill level and experience, the candidate who stands out will be one who can epitomize UPMC’s mission, vision and core values in their

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The Impact of Failing to Focus on Recruiting Upcoming Generations of Leaders

Business leaders are concerned about their ability to attract and retain Millennials and Gen Z workers, and the impact of failing to do so, according to a new report from talent solutions provider Allegis Group. Compounding the problem, said the study, few businesses are doing much to improve their results. Forty-nine percent of the more

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Wheless Partners Finds CEO for Rainy Lake Medical Center

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Robert Pastor as the new CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Bonnie Erickson, who served two stints as CEO, will be retiring at the end of August. “After an exhaustive search to meet the

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RM Nephew and Associates Forms Alliance with Dublin-Based Search Firm

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, a retained executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets,” said Bob Nephew, the firm’s managing partner. “We

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Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest

Kensington International CFOs LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems
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Kensington International Finds CFOs for LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, Oak Brook, IL-based-executive search firm Kensington International placed Keith Lavery and Paul Hajjar as the new CFOs for LGM Pharma and

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ZRG Partners Names Financial Officer and Blockchain Practice Heads

ZRG Partners has named Rahul Kapur as managing director and leader of the firm’s newly launched blockchain unit and Bruce J. Robertson as managing director and head of ZRG’s financial officer practice. The new blockchain practice will help the firm’s financial services, fintech and healthcare clients as well as those in emerging blockchain-centric industries meet

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for U.S. Olympic Committee

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Sarah Hirshland as the 12th CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, CO. She brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization. “The USOC is at a critical time in

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office in New Hampshire

Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search has opened a new office in Bedford, NH in an effort to better serve clients throughout northern New England. Principal Kelley Small, a long-time New Hampshire resident, will lead the firm’s Granite State office. “Mid-size and smaller businesses located in New Hampshire that are addressing growth, change or succession challenges

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Vice President of Candidate Relations

Houston, TX-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has added Sutton Turner as its new vice president of candidate relations. Previously, Mr. Turner led five different businesses across three different countries as CEO (U.S., Qatar and Abu Dhabi). In 2008, he served as founding CEO of Khidmah (“service” in Arabic), currently

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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain
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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

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Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

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CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

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RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

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An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

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Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

Allegis Partners CHRO PAR Technology Corp.
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Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts?

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U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance Consulting Firm CFAR

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance with Consulting Firm CFAR

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller and CFAR, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and organizational development for high-performance organizations, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to achieve the firms’ shared goal of helping institutions achieve excellence in their leadership, maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks at important moments of transition. Isaacson, Miller, which

Boyden adds Claire Lauder and Francesca d'Arcangeli

Boyden Expands U.K. Industrial Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both will focus primarily on the industrial sector. Ms. Lauder has broad experience in the industrial and engineering sectors. She will serve as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management. Previously, Ms. Lauder was a director, manufacturing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Next Leader

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is seeking a new director to replace Thomas P. Campbell, who stepped down in February. The oldest and possibly most prestigious museum in the U.S. has turned to a boutique executive search firm, Phillips Oppenheim, to fill the position. Mr. Campbell resigned earlier this year after growing

The Tolan Group Places CFO for Elwyn

Executive search firm The Tolan Group has placed Cindy Bertrando as CFO of Elwyn, a nationally recognized leader in education and support services for children and adults with physical and intellectual challenges. CEO and managing partner Tim Tolan led the search along with associate partner Kaye Johnson. “Cindy is a strategic thinker and a very

Miramar Global Executive merges DES Recruitment and Search

DES Recruitment and Miramar Global Executive Search Merge

Executive search firm DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. John Hodge, founder and managing partner of DES Recruitment, will become managing partner in North America for Miramar. “This a critical moment in the journey for both the DES and Miramar teams,” said Andrew Stoneham-Knott, managing partner of Miramar Global. “We are combining our

Search Wizards Appoints Eric Winegardner President

Search Wizards Appoints President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Search Wizards, a specialist in “recruiting for recruiters,” has named Eric Winegardner as president. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations, developing and launching new service offerings and

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Horton Expands to Peru

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Horton International, for one, recently opened an office in Lima, Peru. The firm chose Rossana Bayona to serve as managing partner of the new location. Horton International Peru

NYC Law Banning Salary History Queries Set to Begin

Beginning Tuesday, employers in New York City – and the executive search firms that represent them – are prohibited from asking job candidates about their salary history. The New York City Human Rights Law, as it is known, is an effort to help bring women’s pay in line with that of their male counterparts. A

BoardWalk Consulting Tapped to Find New Leaders for Year Up

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

PFM Executive Search Ewan Moir president CEO Nanaimo Port Authority

PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Nanaimo Port Authority

PFM Executive Search has placed Ewan Moir as the president and CEO of Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) on the west coast of Canada. He takes over from Bernie Dumas, who recently retired. Co-founder and partner George Madden led the assignment. PFM also helped place Mr. Dumas eight years ago. “The board conducted an extensive search and met

Korn Ferry Adds Rugby Bob Casey EMEA Sports Practice

Korn Ferry Adds Former Professional Rugby Player to Sports Practice

Bob Casey, the former CEO and captain of London Irish RFC, has joined the EMEA sports practice at Korn Ferry as a senior client partner. Based in the firm’s Dublin office, Mr. Casey is expected to help expand its sports business, as well as sit across the CEO, board, retail and consumer practices. Prior to

Robert Half Posts Flat Revenues, Falling Short of Expectations

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.32 billion, a one percent decrease from revenues of $1.34 billion during the same quarter last year. This missed Wall Street expectations of $1.33 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting firm recorded a third quarter profit of $84.7 million, or 68 cents per share, compared to earnings of $91 million, or

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Double Digit Gains Led by Americas

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted revenues of $159.8 million for the third quarter, an increase of 11.3 percent from the same period last year. Executive search net revenue increased 14.1 percent year over year, or $17.9 million, to $144.1 million from $126.3 million in the third quarter of last year. Search revenues grew

BSG Team Ventures Don Kelly CCO Onyx CenterSource

BSG Team Ventures Finds Chief Commercial Officer for Onyx

Executive search firm BSG Team Ventures has placed Don Kelly as chief commercial officer (CCO) of Onyx CenterSource in Dallas. Managing director and co-founder Clark Waterfall led the assignment. As CCO, Mr. Kelly will be responsible for overseeing the company’s go-to-market strategy, identifying growth opportunities and ensuring the integrated commercial success of the organization. “Don is a top-performing

McCormack + Kristel Place Daniel Tietz CEO Bailey House

McCormack+Kristel Place CEO at New York’s Bailey House

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Daniel Tietz as the CEO of Bailey House, an HIV/AIDS housing program in New York. He succeeds long-time CEO Gina Quattrochi, who died last year. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel led the assignment. The organization wanted an entrepreneurial executive with healthcare and housing expertise. The incoming executive needed to have

Atlas Search Establishes IT Practice Bryant Vargas

Atlas Search Establishes IT Practice

New York-based executive recruiter Atlas Search continues expanding with the addition of Bryant Vargas to help establish an IT recruiting division. “Technology is a primary consideration for every organization today, from those who understand it well, to those who are still learning,” said founding partner Scott Stenzler. “It was important for us to be a leader

Asianet Consultants Expands Hong Kong Sam Meredith

Asianet Consultants Expands in Hong Kong

International executive search firm Asianet Consultants has expanded in Hong Kong with the addition of Sam Meredith as director of advanced technologies. He will lead the Asia Pacific practice and be responsible for clients in the advanced technologies segments. Mr. Meredith will support clients in areas such as applied materials, speciality chemicals, biotechnology, applied research

Five Suggestions to Help a CHRO Manage the CEO Succession Process

CEO succession planning has three main leadership components. Most boards of directors embrace their role, accepting that designating the would-be future leader of their company is an ongoing process requiring consistent, dedicated work on their part. The CEO, meanwhile, should be a proactive, engaged partner with the board, ensuring that that the company has a

DHR recruits Michaelle Burstin for William Blair Co.

DHR International Recruits Global Brand Marketing Leader for William Blair Co.

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has placed former MSCI global marketing executive Michaelle Burstin as global head of brand marketing and communications at William Blair Company. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America, along with Carlos Cata, a DHR managing partner in charge of the firm’s global CMO practice

Kincannon & Reed placed Roland Wolfram and Elin Miller Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Kincannon & Reed Fills Board Positions for Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Roland Wolfram and Elin Miller as new members of the board of directors at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery. Mr. Wolfram previously served as vice president and general manager of emerging markets at Nike. He had been with Nike for 15 years and had previously served as VP

Salveson Stetson Group Acquired by Management Partners Inc.

Salveson Stetson Group to be Acquired by HR Consulting Company

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Just recently, human capital consulting company Management Partners Inc. (MPI) entered into an agreement to acquire Radnor-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group (SSG). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Following the transaction, which is expected to be finalized by the end of

Norman Broadbent Names Will Gerrand COO/CFO

Norman Broadbent Names New COO/CFO

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, is continuing to strengthen and expand its operations with the appointment of Will Gerrand as group chief financial and operating officer. Mr. Gerrand has extensive experience in finance, recruitment and financial leadership and has held a number of senior international roles. He formerly served as

7 Secrets to Help Accelerate Your Next Career Move

As executive recruiters and talent acquisition professionals know best from candidates, the last few months of the year are often a time to start thinking about a career move. Bonuses will be paid shortly and companies are making plans for next year. Perhaps major organizational changes are in the works and it makes sense to

WinterWyman Leading CFO Search for Mercury Media

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Mercury Media enlisted WinterWyman Executive Search to help find its next chief financial officer. Senior vice president and partner Ken Martin is spearheading the search. The CFO is expected to direct and oversee

Howe-Lewis Seeking Chief Philanthropy Officer for the New York Philharmonic

Howe-Lewis International has been selected by the New York Philharmonic to lead its search for a chief philanthropy officer. Founded in 1842, the Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., and one of the oldest in the world. By the end of this season, the Philharmonic will have connected with up to 50 million

Fairway Consulting Group Tripp Smallwood senior director

Fairway Consulting Group Bolsters Staff with Talent Acquisition Veteran

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. Executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group recently added former UCB Pharma HR executive Tripp Smallwood as senior director. He will be working with clients on their senior strategic hiring needs. “We are proud and excited to

GenSearch office in Basel, Switzerland named Heiko Bruhn managing director

GenSearch Opens Swiss Office

Paris-based recruitment firm GenSearch has opened a new office in Basel, Switzerland and named Heiko Bruhn as managing director. He brings over two decades of experience in the life science industry with a strong focus on the biotech and pharma industries. “Heiko’s deep knowledge and understanding of the European Life Science industry, as well has his

Korn Ferry placed Carla Williams as the director athletics University of Virginia

Korn Ferry Lands First Female African-American Athletic Director at Power Five School

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

CIP Capital Invests in WilsonHCG

Private Equity Company Invests in WilsonHCG

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management game. Recently, global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group Inc. (WilsonHCG) secured an undisclosed amount of funding from private equity firm CIP Capital. The investment enables WilsonHCG to accelerate global growth and strengthen its talent solutions and technologies. “We are

Haas Associates Opens to Serve Asset Management Industry

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Former Credit Suisse banker and personnel consultant Christian Haas has opened Haas Associates in Zurich to focus on the asset management industry. Mr. Haas has more than 10 years of practical experience in the field of asset management. During his time

Furst Group Finds New CEO for TRU Community Care

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

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