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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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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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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

Trends

The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

M&A

The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

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, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Save the Children Picks Boyden to Lead CIO Search

Save the Children has retained Boyden to lead its search for a chief information officer. The incoming leader will be responsible for delivering technological change over the next two to three years. U.K. managing partner Nick Robeson is leading the assignment. The CIO will be expected to facilitate and lead Save the Children on the delivery

InveniasPartners Continues Recent Expansion

InveniasPartners, a Chicago-based healthcare executive search and talent advisory services firm, has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Debra Plousha Moore as a partner. Ms. Moore is a recognized champion of diversity, inclusion and access to equity, thought leader on leadership development practices and advocate for workforce engagement, empowerment and mentoring. Most recently, Ms.

Alexander Hughes Makes Leadership Changes in Kuala Lumper

Alexander Hughes has made leadership changes in its operations in Kuala Lumpur, adding Narinder Kaur as managing partner. The Malaysian office was established two years ago. It is one of the firm’s six offices in Asia Pacific along with Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Sydney and Singapore. Ms. Kaur is charged with further developing Alexander Hughes’ footprint

Recruiters Up Their Game in Diversity

All too often, search firms compare themselves to the professional services offered by a law firm or management consultant. The firm wants to offer, then reap, all the benefits of a trusting (and at times, confidential) client relationship, but assume none of the related responsibilities. In order to offer a similar high-caliber suite of professional

Egon Zehnder Assists Cricket Australia in CEO Search

Cricket Australia (CA) has named internal candidate Kevin Roberts as its new CEO. Egon Zehnder assisted the organization in the search. “Our position within the Australian community and as a representative on the global stage is key to our success,” said David Peever, chairman. “Kevin is the best candidate for our organization and has been

Catherine French Group Assists in CEO Search for Grand Rapids Symphony

Catherine French Group, a specialist in the performing arts sector, has assisted in the recruitment of longtime symphony leader Mary Tuuk as the new president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony. “Mary’s record of proven leadership, community connections and love for music make her the perfect person to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony into

Penrhyn Launches Global Consumer, Retail and Luxury Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a global consumer, retail and luxury practice group. It will be led by Cynthia Labonté, partner at Leaders International, a pan-Canadian executive search firm. This new practice comprising prominent search experts in the consumer, retail and luxury goods field was created to help dynamic organizations find

de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus Join Forces

Australian-headquartered de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus have recently merged. “Together, we now offer a strengthened and broadened service offering to both our existing and prospective clients,” said Kris de Jager, founder and managing director of de JAGER Executive Search. “With the addition of Tony Parkin’s specialist skills to the de JAGER team, we now offer executive

Massachusetts Port Authority Taps Isaacson, Miller to Find Next CEO

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) board of directors voted to approve the hiring of search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in identifying candidates for its next CEO. After six years with the authority, CEO Thomas Glynn stepped down two weeks ago. The board has appointed Massport CFO John Pranckevicius to acting CEO while the search

DHR International Completes Financial Crime Leader Search for UBS Americas

DHR International recently placed Deutsche Bank executive Richard Weber as the Americas head for financial crime at UBS in Stamford, Conn. Peter Metzger, vice chairman of the Chicago-based search firm, led the assignment along with director Eugene Patrone and associate Alyssa Kopervos. Mr. Weber, who has more than 25 years of experience, is regarded as

College Sports Solutions Recruits Commissioner for Big Sky Conference

Executive recruitment firm College Sports Solutions (CSS) has placed Tom Wistrcill as the seventh commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, a Division I collegiate athletic league in the western U.S. The previous commissioner, Andrea Williams, moved on this summer to become chief operating officer of the College Football Playoffs. Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of the search firm, led the assignment.

Workable Nabs $50 Million in Funding

Recruitment software firm Workable has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round. This brings total funding to $84 million at the Boston-based firm, which uses AI software to automate the recruiting process by combining passive candidate sourcing, interview scheduling, candidate assessment and workflow automation. The round was led by London-based private equity firm

Signium Leveraging Hogan Assessments Throughout its Global Networks

Executive search consortium Signium has added Hogan Assessments, a global provider of personality assessment and leadership development, to its range of leadership consulting solutions. Chicago-based Signium will use Hogan’s distributor network to equip its global leadership consultants in nearly 30 countries with the necessary tools and certification requirements to provide its clients with Hogan’s highly

Why Innovative Leaders Remain Critical

In today’s rapid-cycle business environment driven by technology advances, increasing and dynamic customer expectations, and a shifting competitive landscape, continual innovation has become an existential imperative for most companies — and having the right leadership in place to drive change throughout the organization is critical. Few businesses are meeting their innovation goals, however, largely because

Phillips Oppenheim Seeks Director for the National Gallery of Art

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the National Gallery of Art to lead its search for a new director. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. The director of the National Gallery of Art is responsible for the artistic vision and leadership of the gallery. He or she will oversee

SearchWide Global Finds CEO for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

Catalyst Advisors Opens Office in Cambridge, Names Partner

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 for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences. Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources.

LinkedIn Closes On Acquisition of Glint

Social networking website LinkedIn has closed on its acquisition of Glint, the Redwood City, CA-based employment engagement platform. The acquisition, which reportedly might have cost as much as $500 million, was announced last month. Glint produces software that helps businesses better understand how their teams are functioning and responding to their employer. “Glint has an

Why 360 Degree Reference Audits are Gaining Traction

Reference audits are a vital part of the executive search process. They illuminate characteristics about a candidate that aren’t always obvious or visible through the interview process. They also directly speak to a prospect’s potential to be successful in a role and fit within your company’s culture, answering questions about how the candidate works with

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Technology Practice, Adding Three Specialists

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has expanded the size of its technology practice with the additions of Kevin Anderson and Doug Gladstone as partners and Lauren Claypool as a principal. “We’re excited to be increasing our footprint in this critical area and to be expanding our presence in San Francisco, Dallas and D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO. “Doug,

Reffett Associates Recruits President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Following a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Reffett Associates placed Ann Elisabeth Rondeau as the 50th president of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She replaces outgoing president vice admiral (retired) Ronald Route, who has led the organization since 2013. The search was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas

Lincoln Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Pieta House

Lincoln Executive Search has been selected by Pieta House, a suicide prevention group in Dublin, Ireland to find a new CEO. Managing director Shay Dalton is leading the assignment for the search firm, which is also in Dublin. The incoming CEO will be charged with building upon the strong foundations already laid, and lead the

StevenDouglas Extends IT Division

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has moved to consolidate its IT division in South Florida under one leadership structure to streamline resources in an effort to better support its clients. Leading the effort internally is Jamie Javorsky, who has been appointed SVP of IT, overseeing the search, staffing and consulting practices. StevenDouglas’ IT division now has expanded capabilities to service niche

Poor Succession Planning Leading to High CEO Turnover

CEO transitions have always been challenging, but never more than in today’s high-stakes business environment. To gain a sharper sense of the demands posed by CEO successions and transitions, as well as the risk involved, Russell Reynolds Associates reviewed the member companies of the S&P 500 (as of August) and analyzed their CEO tenure and

Spencer Stuart Scores CEO for the Premier League

Jonathan Smith of Spencer Stuart has recruited the former leader of Discovery Communications, Susanna Dinnage, as the first female CEO of the Premier League. As head of the English soccer league, Ms. Dinnage becomes one of the most prominent women in professional sports. She starts her new role in early 2019, taking over from Richard

RH Perry & Associates Tapped to Find Sixth President for Harper College

Harper College, a Palatine, IL community college, has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president. Ken Ender, who has served as president since 2009, will be retiring next summer. Senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Joanne Bashford are heading the assignment. The college evaluated eight recruitment firms. Pat Stack,

The Hennessy Group Partners with Norland Associates 

The Hennessy Group has partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets. “Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO. “We felt the time was right to boost our efforts further

Harvey Nash Appoints President of Technology Solutions for North America and APAC

London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash has named Anna Frazzetto as its president of technology solutions for North America and APAC. She will continue to serve in her role as chief digital technology officer. In her new role, Ms. Frazzetto will expand her focus on the overall profitability of the North America and APAC regions, particularly in Australia, where

11 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Now that they’re on the brink of entering the job market, older workers are wondering how these ‘digital natives’ will impact the

Waverly Partners Leading CEO Search for Tri-ED

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) has enlisted executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Eric Peterson, managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, and Harrison Turnbull, managing director and principal in the Charlottesville, VA office, are heading the search. Tri-ED,

B.E. Smith Selected by Bon Secours Mercy to Find Group CFO

Bon Secours Mercy in Cincinnati, OH, is seeking a group CFO to lead financial operations for the Great Lakes Group, which is composed of 14 hospitals in Ohio. The organization has tapped executive search firm B.E. Smith to lead its search. Recruiter Ann Terry is spearheading the assignment. The group CFO will be expected to provide

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