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McDonald’s is Tying Executive Pay to Diversity Hiring. Will it Work? 

In the end, money may be the only way to move the diversity needle. After watching most companies fail in their efforts to add more leaders of color, the world’s largest fast-food chain has decided to tie executive pay to the challenge. McDonald’s said it is tying 15 percent of an executive’s bonus to meeting targets

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More Americans Shifting to Hybrid Workplace Model as Spring Recovery Begins

The Labor Department reported this morning that 719,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 675,000 filings. This is the lowest level for this average since March 14, 2020 when it was 225,500. The previous week’s average was revised down by 6,500 from 736,000 to 729,500. The Fed have

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Krauthamer & Associates Selected by Trinity Metro to Find New CEO

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted recruiting firms to help them find senior talent. Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates was recently called in by Trinity Metro to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Bob Baulsir, who has served as president and CEO of Trinity

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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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Massey Henry Expands Search Staff

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has expansion with the addition of Elaine Lajeunesse as partner and head of the leadership practice, and Clio Straram who joins the firm’s advisory board. “Massey Henry was founded on the strong belief that female and underrepresented voices need to be amplified to drive meaningful change at the executive level,”

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Hedge Funds Fall Short in Diversity Efforts

It goes without saying that diversity, equity, and inclusion have moved to the forefront of hiring and recruiting among all sectors. Leaders across every industry have advocated to support this public movement including an increased focus in financial services, the sector with arguably the most significant inequality represented. Despite this, financial services companies, and particularly

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WittKieffer Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for Brandeis University 

Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer/ vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion for Brandeis University. Leading the assignment are principal Charlene L. Aguilar and consultant Shelley Arakawa. “Brandeis seeks a leader who, in consultation with the entire campus community, can build upon current diversity and

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Egon Zehnder Tapped by Intelsat to Find New CEO 

Intelsat SA has announced that its CEO, Stephen Spengler, will retire from the position after the satellite network operator emerges from its financial restructuring process. The company has tapped executive recruiters Egon Zehnder to lead the search process for a new chief executive. “We are nearing the conclusion of our restructuring with enhanced financial strength and are

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Bespoke Partners Adds Software and Tech Partner 

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has expanded with the addition of Tess Fischer as a partner. “Tess is a proven search leader with an outstanding track record and exceptional industry knowledge that will be a major benefit to our clients as they enhance their leadership teams,” said Kristie Nova, CEO of Bespoke Partners. “Her expertise

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Marketing & Business Development Leader

Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has expanded with the addition of Michael Buckingham as vice president of marketing and business development. “I am excited by the leadership Michael will bring to our story,” said William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO. “For over a decade, we have helped Christian organizations of all

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Heidrick & Struggles Posts Record Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted third quarter revenues of $263.8 million, an increase of 83.8 percent from the same period last year. Net revenue growth was driven by all regions in executive search, and by Heidrick Consulting, and On-Demand Talent. Net revenue increased 86.2 percent in the Americas (85.6 percent

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Hiring Top Talent In Unprecedented Times

What are the key value-drivers for operating executives when both exit values and resignation rates are at all-time highs? In a record-breaking year, there are heightened variables to consider: Exit values are through the roof, and human capital is rising as talent is increasingly empowered to dictate how and where they work. CEOs, especially those

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Preng & Associates Fills Top Posts for GoGreen Investments Corp. 

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of Daniel J. Foley and Vikas Anand as the new chief technology officer and chief development officer, respectively, at GoGreen Investments Corp. Consultant Mark Ciolek led the assignment. Mr. Foley has more than 30 years clean-tech experience in financial, technical and regulatory challenges of bringing green

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The 360 Group Recruits New Leader for Levi Strauss Foundation

The 360 Group, an executive search firm which serves mission-driven organizations, recently assisted in the placement of Fatima Angeles as executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation in San Francisco. “Fatima is a philanthropic leader who has deep experience developing and implementing grantmaking programs focused on worker health, environmental justice and youth development,” said Seth

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SpenglerFox Integrates Ezekia CRM Software

Global executive search and human capital solutions provider SpenglerFox has entered into an agreement with Ezekia to adopt its CRM software platform across its office network. “As we prepare for significant business growth over the next few years, we needed a modern CRM system which will support us throughout this journey,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Recruits CFO for Cook County Health

Quick Leonard Kieffer has placed Pamela Cassara as chief financial officer of Cook County Health in Chicago. Adrienne White-Faines, Bill Foley, and Joe Johnston led the nationwide search, which included a large pool of candidates. Ms. Cassara comes to Cook County Health from Franciscan Alliance, where she served as chief financial officer. In this capacity, she helped standardize and consolidate financial functions for

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Spencer Stuart Appoints General Counsel 

Spencer Stuart has named Lucy Lopez as general counsel and chief legal officer. She will succeed Dave Rasmussen, who is retiring after 24 years with the firm. “Over his long career with Spencer Stuart, Dave Rasmussen has built an incredibly strong legal and tax team that has been critical to our success as a firm. We wish him the very best in his

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m/Oppenheim Selected by Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to Find New President 

Non-profit recruitment firm  m/Oppenheim Executive Search has been enlisted to find a new president for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in Jackson, MS. Leading the assignment are principals Dennis Hanthorn, Lee Kappelman and Kevin Redick. “MSO seeks a business professional who will partner with veteran music director and conductor Crafton Beck, to deliver exceptional orchestral music

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Robert Half International Posts 44 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.190 billion, a 44 percent increase from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by four percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates five times over the last five quarters. Robert Half came out with quarterly earnings of $1.53 per share, beating

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Korn Ferry to Acquire Lucas Group

Korn Ferry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lucas Group. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 1. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lucas Group gives Korn Ferry professional search and contracting expertise which is expected to enhance the firm’s search portfolio.

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As Business Changes, CEOs Grow More Self-Aware

Self-reflection and personal development have jumped to be among the top priorities of CEOs as they become increasingly self-aware, according to a newly released report by Egon Zehnder. The key to prosperity, the leaders are realizing, is to improve the human side of their leadership. The report found that as heightened demands for workplace equality

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Vetted Solutions Assists in the Recruitment of New CEO for CEDIA

Washington, D.C.- based executive recruitment firm Vetted Solutions has assisted in the recruitment of Daryl Friedman as global president and CEO of CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, in Indianapolis, IN. He will assume the role on Nov. 29. “We’ve found someone that I am confident will be the step-change in leadership that CEDIA needs

AGB Search Tapped by Maine Maritime Academy to Find New President 

Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, has been enlisted to find the next president of the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA). Leading the search are Nancy M. Targett, executive search consultant, and Concetta M. Stewart, principal, executive search consultant. The president will be expected to work collaboratively with stakeholders to imagine the

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ManpowerGroup Posts 12 Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of 5.1 billion, a 12 percent increase from the same period last year. This misses the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.92 percent. This compares to year-ago revenues of $4.58 billion. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. ManpowerGroup reported net earnings of $1.77 per diluted

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The International Executive Search Federation Adds Find Great People to Network

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has added Find Great People, a talent acquisition and human resources consulting firm, to its international network. This expansion is in line with the expansion strategy of IESF to be represented worldwide as a growing international organization. “As a new member of our network, we welcome Find Great People,” said Victor Carulla

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Remote Work and Its Lasting Impact on Business  

The rapid adoption of remote work over the last year and a half has sparked fundamental changes for businesses far beyond where their workforce is located. With 40.7 million Americans expected to be fully remote in the next five years, it has also been a catalyst for a fundamental, tectonic shift creating drastic spillover effects

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Hanold Associates Recruits Head of People & Culture for Patagonia 

Patagonia, a high-performance outdoor apparel and accessories brand, has appointed Lisa Ramirez as head of people & culture. Lisa Butkus, Sandra Pena and Meg Magurany of Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive led the search. Hanold Associates was seeking an executive with an exemplary track record of at least 15 years of experience in organizational development, human resources, training and coaching,

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ON Partners Assists Unison Software in Chief Technology Officer Search

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Monica Nicolau as the new chief technology officer of Unison Software. Leading the assignment for ON Partners were consultants Matt Mooney and Sean Cantarella. Ms. Nicolau is an accomplished senior technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in building scalable enterprise software products across multiple

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August Leadership Adds Diversity Search and Leadership Consulting Practice

Executive search firm August Leadership has expanded its scope by adding a diversity, equity & inclusion search and leadership consulting practice to its portfolio. “Our diversity, equity and inclusion search and consulting practice provides clients with a holistic approach to this space in addition to our direct support to boards, CEOs and CHROs with the overall

Business Agility Critical to Post-Pandemic Workforce, Economic Recovery

If there was ever a moment in recent history where human capital leaders were challenged to play a strategic part in their organization’s survival and growth, that defining moment is now. In just a few short months, the once-thriving global economy has been toppled by the pandemic. Helping organizations safely return to work sites will

3P Consultants Places CFO at Hindalco

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Praveen Maheshwari as chief financial officer of Hindalco. Mr. Maheshwari formerly served as CFO of Bharat Forge. Hindalco is a producer of primary Aluminium in Asia and an aluminium rolling company. Consultants Pvt. Ltd conducts searches for start-ups and large organizations across multiple industries throughout India.

Workstream Changes Name to HRsoft

Workstream Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, performance and talent management software, has changed its name to HRsoft. HRsoft's integrated talent management suite, TalentCenter, includes performance management, compensation management and total rewards statements. John Long, CEO of HRsoft, said: “HRsoft is a new brand to better define the value we deliver to employers. Our talent

Pedersen & Partners Expands to Kenya

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has expanded to Kenya where Nairobi-based Sheila Mwihia has been appointed country manager. Ms. Mwihia brings over 15 years of experience in human resource management and executive search. For nearly eight years she was at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was involved in various assignments with senior level responsibilities across public

Crist|Kolder to Lead CFO Search for Avnet

Executive search firm Crist/Kolder Associates has been retained by Avnet to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Ray Sadowski, the company’s CFO for the past 19 years, has notified the company of his intent to retire. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology

Lucas Group Adds Partner in Houston

Search firm Lucas Group has added Kevin Belbin as new managing partner for the firm’s human resources practice group in Houston. Mr. Belbin joins Lucas Group after a 22-year career in auditing and executive recruiting, the last six in the Houston area. “Throughout his career, Kevin has integrated extensive industry knowledge with client success,” said

Allen Austin Adds Two New Partners

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has added Dr. Ollie Malone and Dean K. Tucker as its newest partners. Dr. Malone currently serves as president of Olive Tree Associates, an executive coaching provider and management consulting service in organization development, leadership development, corporate culture analysis and development, diversity management, and organizational process improvement. At Allen Austin,

Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds Chief Legal Officer for SafeNet

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Mark S. Molina as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of SafeNet Inc. The search was led by Julie Bonasso and Deborah Thompson, managing directors in MLA’s Philadelphia office. Ms.Thompson said: “Mark is an outstanding corporate generalist with a combination of top-tier law firm and

Halogen Software Implemented by Juniper Systems

Halogen Software has been selected by Juniper Systems for its talent management solutions. Juniper Systems will utilize the tool, Halogen eAppraisal, based on its integrated development planning and strategic goal alignment capabilities. Halogen eAppraisal automates, simplifies, and streamlines the entire employee performance evaluation process. Juniper Systems is a world-leader in ultra-rugged handheld computers. “The computer

AlphaStaff Selects New President CEO

AlphaStaff, a human resource outsourcing firm serving small and medium-sized businesses, has named Neal Bibeau as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Bibeau previously served as president and CEO of DecisionOne Corporation, where he led the information technology service company through a restructuring and transformation period that re-established it as the largest independent

JobVite and TalentWise Team to Help Tornado Victims

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, and TalentWise have teamed to make a joint donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts in the wake of this week's series of tornadoes in Texas. Executives from both companies are currently in Dallas for a Jobvite social recruiting event and are calling on other companies and

Alexander Hughes Adds to Paris Office

Alexander Hughes has added Julienne Thierry as a partner in the firm’s Paris office where he will lead search assignments in the manufacturing sectors. Previously, Mr. Thierry was the president and CEO of MHZ-Hachtel France, a manufacturer and installer of solar protection equipment for major building projects. With more than 40 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered

ICIMS Partners With NetSuite

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with NetSuite Inc. where the company will integrate iCIMS’ Talent Platform with NetSuite’s cloud computing platform. The iCIMS Talent Platform provides industry-specific solutions to over 1,000 global organizations and facilitates the human resources process with an emphasis on social recruiting, talent

Albertini Group Fills Board Seat For LivingSocial

Executive recruiter The Albertini Group has placed Elizabeth Nelson as a member of the board of directors at LivingSocial. LivingSocial helps people around the world find, share and enjoy great local deals and new experiences. Based in Dallas, The Albertini Group serves the technology, telecommunications, medical device, education, and consumer sectors.

Caldwell Partners Posts Q2 Revenue Dip

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 second quarter revenues of $7.2 million, down from $8.8 million the prior year. Revenues from U.S. operations represent 67 percent or $4.8 million of the second quarter total, decreasing 11 percent from $5,483,000 in the comparable period of 2011. This decrease in revenues reflects

Witt/Kieffer Launches Board Services Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has launched a board services practice and named James W. Gauss as its head. Mr. Gauss brings more than 30 years of experience in advising trustees and board members and identifying leaders in the healthcare, insurance, academic and other industries. As chairman of board services, he will use his relationships, experience

Friisberg & Partners Adds Madrid-Based Principal Partners

Friisberg & Partners International has added Spain-based Prinzipal Partners as its newest member. Prinzipal Partners is an executive search and human resources consulting firm led by Emiliano Sacristan and Javier Uruburu. With an office in Madrid and a strong focus on Spanish and Latin American business coupled with detailed knowledge of those local markets, their

Monster Employment Records Small Gains

The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, showed annual growth of five percent in March, an eased pace from the 11 percent annual growth recorded in February. Commerce activity continues to maintain steady momentum with

Lucas Group Names Managing Partner for Manufacturing Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed Dan Ladrech as managing partner for its manufacturing practice group. Mr. Ladrech comes to Lucas Group from F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC) where he was vice president and managing partner with a particular focus on quality and operational excellence recruiting in California and throughout the country. “Dan brings an impressive

Accelent Finds CFO for Perceptive Pixel

Accelent, Inc. has placed Thomas Altier as chief financial officer of Perceptive Pixel. Previously, Mr. Altier was CFO at CyberShift which was acquired by SumTotal. Perceptive Pixel is a provider of research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology clients in the Internet, e-commerce

Jobless Warrior Launches

Jobless Warrior, an online career enhancing service for veterans, has launched. The company is a free service that matches military veterans with career enhancement professionals such as coaches, resume writers, and job networking groups. Jobless Warrior has more than 100 volunteer career professionals registered to provide pro bono, job preparation services to veterans. JR Rodrigues,

CareerBuilder Inks Deal with the National Restaurant Association

CareerBuilder has been selected by the National Restaurant Association to power its career channel. The National Restaurant Association is the restaurant industry's leading association representing more than 380,000 restaurant businesses. Under the two-year agreement, CareerBuilder will become the exclusive provider of recruitment and job search services for National Restaurant Association members as well as its

TRANSEARCH Names London Partner

TRANSEARCH International has appointed Andrew Cholerton as a partner in London. Mr. Cholerton has been an executive recruiter since 1993 working across a broad range of sectors, both in the U.K. and internationally. He has recruited at board and senior manager levels across most business functions and sectors with particular experience in professional and business

IESF Adds Member Firm in Singapore

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has added The People at Work Pte Ltd as its newest partner in Singapore. The People at Work, founded in 2000, is an executive search firm serving global companies and large local conglomerates in sectors that include healthcare, logistics, industry & manufacturing, consumer/lifestyle and wealth management. “We are very

Dowd Associates Retained by Scripps Network

Dowd Associates Executive Search has been retained by Scripps Networks Interactive to lead the company’s search for a chief financial officer of advertising sales. A leading developer of lifestyle content for television, internet, satellite radio, books and magazines, Scripps Networks Interactive is comprised of brands such as HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Sonar6

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has acquired Sonar Limited (Sonar6), a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions serving small businesses globally. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sonar6 brings more than 375 clients to Cornerstone and expands its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Cornerstone will continue to operate Sonar6 out of its Auckland, New

Adicio Creates New Revenue Generation Tools

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has launched two new revenue generation tools: Job Seeker Upgrades and Pay Per Candidate. Adicio’s new Job Seeker Upgrade widget requires no live support and gives the job seeker a powerful tool to promote the visibility of their resume. The Pay Per

Polachi Partners with Brazil-Based Talengy

Recruiter Polachi Inc. has partnered with Brazil-based executive search firm Talengy to extend its reach into Latin America. Established in 2009, Talengy has worked with organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, and UNISYS. “Sao Paulo is the technology hub for Brazil, and the addition of Talengy further expands our capacity to reach executives around the

Buffkin Group Fills CTO Post for EDO Interactive

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Jeff Sippel as the new chief technology officer for Edo Interactive. Mr. Sippel previously served as vice president of marketing technology at Orbitz Worldwide. EDO’s digital coupon service offers businesses a way to better target specific markets of consumers by using Web analytics. The Buffkin Group is

HR Dynamics Names Staffing Head

HR Dynamics Inc., an HR consulting, staffing and outsourcing firm, has named Wendee Greene as vice president of staffing services and head of the company’s HRD Staffing Division. Ms. Greene was vice president of healthcare and human services at Access Staffing for over 10 years. “With the addition of Wendee Greene to our leadership team,

Heidrick Names Board of Directors Vice Chairman

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Anne Lim O'Brien as vice chairman of its global CEO & board of directors practice. Throughout her career, Ms. O'Brien has conducted executive search assignments for an extensive range of global Fortune 500 corporations, particularly within the consumer markets and at the CEO and board

Boyden Appoints Interim Management Partner in U.K.

Boyden has added Sue Smith to its interim management team in London as partner. "The addition of Sue is really exciting for our team, our clients and our interim community,” said Patrique Habboo, managing partner at Boyden UK interim management. “She is one of the most highly respected experts in our market and further builds

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