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Few mistakes are as costly to a company, financially and otherwise, as a bad hire, especially when it comes to senior leadership. Frequent firing and replacement hurts morale for starters. And keeping any bad hire can cause even more long term damage. Fortunately, says a new study by The Whitham Group, there are ways to avoid hiring miscues.
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.
Haddonfield, NJ-headquartered executive recruitment firm True has expanded with the addition of five consultants to its healthcare and life sciences practice throughout North American and in EMEA. Team additions include: Jim O’Sullivan, Stephanie Maistrellis, Sophia Mowla, Jacob Sack and Mariah Lang. “True growing presence in healthcare and life sciences is a natural progression for us given our deep experience in tech,” said
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has assisted in the placement of Ken Sain as CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corp. He succeeds Hideo Nakano, who has served as the company’s CEO since 2017 and as deputy CEO prior to that. The assignment was led by CEO Rod McDermott, managing director Jared Moriarty, vice president Brent Lamb and director Michael
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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
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?
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
Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Executive search and interim management firm Eton Bridge Partners recently expanded with the addition of Stuart Jansze as a partner in its business transformation practice. “We are delighted that Stuart is joining the team,” said Steve
On the wisdom that it’s better to rip the Band-Aid off fast, let’s get the bad news out of the way quickly: The global consulting industry is in a tailspin. According to a report by Tatum’s Richard Wilcox, the mega-billion dollar sector is forecast to experience a 19 percent drop in fees in 2020, which
CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed former Energy Northwest executive Brent Ridge as the new president and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative. He succeeds Barbara Nick who recently retired and has led Dairyland for the past five and a half years. Chris Guiney, partner and energy and infrastructure practice leader for CarterBaldwin, led the assignment along with consultant
New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed Steve Swank as the new chief financial officer of Tandy Leather Factory. President Brenda Malloy and managing director Adelle Kirk led the assignment. Michael Galvan, the company’s interim CFO, will remain with Tandy through the completion of the restatement and in a consulting
The ExeQfind Group and The QualiFind Group Merge Brazil-Based DRH–Talent Search Into Search Platform
The ExeQfind Group, based in Atlanta and The QualiFind Group, based in San Diego, have recently merged DRH–Talent Search, a retained executive search firm located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, into its search and recruitment platform serving the Americas. Hamilton Teixeira, an accomplished retained executive search and marketing-oriented executive leader, owned and led the Brazilian firm
It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we
Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Joseph A. Frick, former president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross (IBC), as vice chairman and managing partner. Before joining IBC, Mr. Frick served as vice president of HR at Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. (PNI), which publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. "Having worked closely with Joe
DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of over 600 leading U.S. employers, has announced an online program to assist transitioning military personnel in all branches of our armed forces, their spouses, dependents, and caregivers in finding employment. The program will provide military personnel and their dependents access to more than 860,000 employment opportunities from over 90,000
Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has appointed William Sebra as president of its North American business. Mr. Sebra will be responsible for growing the company's Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), consulting and retained search services across the U.S. and Canada. He joins Futurestep from RiseSmart, prior to that he was formerly
Executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has placed Jill Tiefenthaler, provost and professor of economics at Wake Forest University, as the 13th president of Colorado College. The nationwide search was also conducted by a presidential search committee that included trustees, alumni, faculty, staff and students. Colorado College is a nationally prominent, four-year liberal arts college
Robert Walters PLC, a Japan-based international recruitment firm, has launched its new legal team which will service the specialist recruitment needs of both top international and domestic law firms, as well as in-house positions across industry. Following the market crisis, many financial services companies have found themselves balancing the requirements of local regulatory authorities and
Global executive search firm Amrop’s Seeliger y Conde in Mexico has appointed Felipe Rivelles as managing partner. Based in Mexico City, Mr. Rivelles is a sales & marketing executive with 21 years of experience in key positions at Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Sara Lee Apparel, Campbell’s and other multinational consumer products companies. With 89 offices
Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Christane Sheehan as director of administration in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The search was led by Melanie Bennet, global practice leader of MLA’s law firm management practice, and Scott Kessler, managing director in the law firm management practice. “Chris brings to
Monster has introduced a small business resource center in collaboration with American Express. The goal of the center is to better equip small business owners with guidance and cost effective solutions for staffing and managing their enterprises. “In this collaboration American Express OPEN and Monster are uniting around a common goal: To support small business
RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Brad McLane as managing director and co-head of the firm's marketing, consumer and hospitality practices. He will also lead the firm's Chicago office. "Over the years, certain professionals have emerged as leaders in our business. Brad is certainly in that
Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Dave Hills as chief executive officer at BuzzLogic. The search was co-led by David Madden and Ben Anderson. Prior to joining BuzzLogic, Mr. Hills was a general partner with KPG Ventures. “Social media engagement is growing exponentially. BuzzLogic has the right platform in place to leverage this phenomenon
Boyden Global Executive Search has added Betty Thayer to the board of the firm’s U.K. office as a non-executive director. Ms. Thayer is well known in the international search and selection community as a top expert on the non-executive position and transition coaching of senior executives. She founded and served as deputy chair and CEO
London-based Sheffield Haworth has named Katherine Holden as a senior consultant in its Asia Pacific legal & compliance search practice. Ms. Holden will be responsible for providing executive search across law firms and legal in-house positions at investment banks, private equity houses and hedge funds across the Asia Pacific region She has worked in legal
The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index has decreased 2.2 points to 51.4 in March. The Index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, reveals a dip in overall confidence among workers, specifically in regards to confidence in the strength of the economy. Twenty-four percent of U.S. workers
The Judge Group, a provider recruiting services, has hired Tanya Samuels as director of IT staffing in the San Francisco market. Ms. Samuels has over 15 years of sales experience within the staffing and human capital solutions industry. She previously was with recruiting company Robert Half International. “Tanya has been a stellar performer in IT
Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment industries, has added Amy Entelis to the senior management team as executive vice president, talent strategy. Ms. Entelis will leverage her expertise as a manager of broadcasting talent (on-air and behind the scenes) to open new lines of business
IIC Partners has announced that Palson Consulting Co. has re-opened its office Japan. Palson’s president Koichi Sakamoto said aftershocks were still common in the city and travel was challenging, with some journeys taking four times longer than usual. However, despite some power cuts, Tokyo’s communications infrastructure was returning to normal. “Many Japanese companies have been
Peopleclick Authoria, a provider of talent acquisition and talent management solutions, has purchased Aquire Solutions, Inc., a global leader in workforce planning and analytics solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This transaction unites a company offering an integrated talent management suite with new workforce planning and analytics solutions available in the market. “With
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, rose to its highest level since January 2008, reaching 109.5 points, a 5.2 point gain over last month and a 65.4 point gain over March 2009. “It is heartening to see sustained hiring activity over the past few months,” said Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. “There
Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by The Breeder's Cup to lead the search for the new chief executive officer. The new recruit will replace Greg Avioli, who resigned earlier this month to manage Frank Stronach's racetracks. Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm with 51 offices in 27 countries.
The Jacobson Group, a Chicago-based human capital services firm serving the insurance, healthcare and financial services industries, has partnered with ejsSearch, a London-based firm focused on executive-level assignments in the U.K., Europe, and internationally. ejsSearch is a boutique firm specializing in the insurance industry. “This relationship not only expands the breadth of our network beyond
Executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates has been retained by The Toro Company to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Steve Wolfe, the current vice president of finance and CFO, plans to retire after 27 years with the company. The Toro Company is a worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance
Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Daniel W. Hobbs as managing director located in its Philadelphia office. Mr. Hobbs joins Diversified from Korn/Ferry International, where he was a client partner within the global industrial practice working extensively with C-suite executives and board members at prominent industrial products and services companies. “Dan's executive search experience and
Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Dave Winston as global managing partner of the firm's aerospace, defense and aviation practice. Mr. Winston, who joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2005 with the acquisition of Highland Partners, will also lead the firm's Dallas office as partner-in-charge. "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to
HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has opened a new division via a new venture with VMN+, headquartered in Argentina. The partnership will provide companies a professional and high quality choice in the international IT outsourcing market. With a track record spanning all around the globe and over 200 employees, VMN+'s offerings will
Crowe-Innes & Associates LLC in partnership with The Bedford Group has placed Ken Won at Hewlett-Packard as director, product marketing, server automation. Mr. Won will be responsible for leading product marketing for HP’s business service automation family of software products. Crowe-Innes & Associates was founded in 1996 with an emphasis in consumer products, retail, technology,
Neumann International has promoted five individuals to partner, including Andrea Corsi – Rome/Milan offices; Helen Senne and Joachim Leuck – Düsseldorf office; Zbignew Plaza – Warsaw/CE Region; Carlos Recarte O’Ryan – Madrid office and LatAm Region. Neumann International also welcomes a new member of the team, Maxim CHOUVAEV, joining the Moscow office as partner. Neumann
LipoScience, Inc. has retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. to find new members for its board of directors. LipoScience is a diagnostic company that is advancing patient care by developing high value proprietary blood tests using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its
Impact Executives, a global interim manager provider, has opened a new office in Sweden. The new business, part of Alumni, an executive search and leadership services organization in Sweden, marries Impact Executives' unique international skills in interim management with Alumni's 20 years' executive search experience. The new business will be headed up by Karin Laurell
ABR Employment Services (ABR) has launched ABR JobConnect, a free online career resource that guides and supports job seekers throughout all stages of the job search process. ABR JobConnect includes a resume builder, resume review services, access to over 1,000 aggregate job boards, a career library, training videos, job assessment tools and information on continuing
Korn/Ferry International has added Andrew Warneck as managing principal to lead its Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business in Hong Kong. He will focus on strengthening the LTC business with an emphasis on regional clients and the financial services sector. Mr. Warneck spent the last 15 years in banking as a senior human resource and
Fluor Federal Services has retained the public sector & acquisition practice of Preston | Reffett, LLC to assist them in conducting searches for candidates for positions in support of their Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP IV) contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. “We are pleased to be selected by Fluor to assist them with