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The Intersect Group Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Atlanta-based executive search firm The Intersect Group has appointed Edwin Miller as CEO. His appointment rounds out a series of strategic moves recently made to further position the firm for growth.


Is the Workplace More Stressful Than Just Five Years Ago?

If you find yourself feeling nostalgic about a former job, there may be a good reason for it: A new Korn Ferry survey suggests that today’s workplace has become increasingly stressful compared to recent years past. Increased work demands, bad bosses and changes in leadership are creating an ever more stressful work environment for professionals. The report sought to determine

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Healthcare Services Practice Leader

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Darin DeWitt as partner and head of the firm’s healthcare services practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Darin is one of the healthcare industry’s top executive search consultants, having recruited senior executives across the Americas, Europe and Asia,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson

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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?


Rich Talent Group Forms Alliance With Chief to Increase C-Suite Diversity

Improving diversity is something that most well-run companies and mission-driven businesses are now implementing. Progress is slow and many times it feels as if we are all taking one step forward, two steps back. But no organization is more important to the success or failure of these initiatives than executive search firms. They hold powerful


The Science Behind Professional Business Development

Does your company “follow the science” behind searching for and hiring top talent? Research data around the science of careers and talent acquisition reveals that 75 percent of business professionals have not read a professional development book on their specialty in the past four years. “Trust the science… listen to the science… look at the facts…


Caldwell Recruits Chief Product Officer for Built In

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, along with consultant Gina Barge, recently placed Saurabh Goorha as chief product officer of Built In, a venture-backed leader in the tech recruitment industry. Mr. Saurabh is an experienced chief product officer and general manager for SaaS, B2B and B2C products, and ML


AboveBoard Launched to Provide Recruiting Professionals With More Inclusive Pool of Candidates

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has launched a new executive hiring platform, AboveBoard. True co-founded AboveBoard with the goal of making executive search more accessible, efficient and equitable for its members and the companies who seek them. The diversity-focused startup says it will bring an innovative, transparent solution to the need to bring more women


Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for U.K. Government Digital Service 

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained to find the next chief executive officer for the U.K.’s Government Digital Service (GDS), which oversees digital transformation and innovation strategies for all of the nation’s government. “The CEO will combine technical excellence and proven delivery experience to set the vision and implementation strategy for GDS,” said Alex Chisholm,


ManpowerGroup Posts Q3 Revenue Decline of 13 Percent

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $4.6 billion, a decrease of 13 percent from the same period a year ago. The company’s U.S. revenue fell 13.1 percent during the quarter. The Milwaukee-based recruiting company recorded net earnings of $10.3 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $146.1 million, or $1.92 per


Talent for the Next Normal

Businesses around the world are entering a “high wire act in a brave new world of work and hiring,” according to a new report from Options Group. For the investment banking divisions of financial institutions in particular, the realities of a radically different operating environment are already bringing significant new challenges to how institutions assess,


Odgers Berndtson Seeks Artistic Director for Abbey Theatre

Mark O’Donnell, managing partner of Odgers Berndtson in Ireland, has been retained by the 115-year-old Abbey Theatre in Dublin to find a new artistic director. The new artistic director will be responsible for the development, articulation, leadership, and realization of the artistic vision of the Abbey Theatre, said Odgers Berndtson. The individual will be charged with


Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for StockX

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy;


Calibre One Assists Equals Group with Non-Executive Director Search

Executive search firm Calibre One has assisted in the placement of Sian Herbert as an independent non-executive director of Equals Group, an international payment services provider to the retail and corporate segments of the U.K. market. The assignment was led by Hannah Joyce, a partner in the firm’s London office. “We are delighted to be able to


20/20 Foresight Executive Search Names Pittsburgh Office Leaders

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has named Matt Jagodrinski and Dan Serakowski to lead the firm’s newly established Pittsburgh office. They will hold the title co-managing directors “As the recruiting industry continues to evolve and become hyper-local in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable, passionate specialists to ensure our company is a trusted


The Best Ways HR Leaders Can Transition Into CHRO

Every new chief human resource officer (CHRO) comes into the role from a place of success. Past impact produced the invitation into the C-suite or into a new organization. But past success, no matter how significant, does not guarantee a successful transition. What worked before may not generate the same success at a more senior


Greenwood /Asher & Associates Tapped by State Universities Retirement System of Illinois to Recruit Chief Diversity Officer

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been selected by the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois to find its first chief diversity officer. The assignment is being led by Marion Frenche, team leader and managing consultant, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, and  Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant.


Bullhorn Names AI Business Unit Leader

Bullhorn, a provider of software to recruiting firms, has appointed Jason Heilman as leader of the company’s artificial intelligence business unit as senior vice president, product – automation and AI. Mr. Heilman was founder and CEO of Herefish, a staffing business process automation provider that was acquired by Bullhorn in January. Herefish, a former Bullhorn Marketplace partner,


The Moran Company Recruits CEO for Open Excellence 

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has placed Seana O’Callaghan as the new CEO of Open Excellence (Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care). Jessica Pratt, who has been acting CEO for the last six months, will continue as chief communications officer. Steven Byers led the assignment. “I am


Randstad Sourceright Appoints CEO

Global talent solutions provider Randstad Sourceright has appointed current EMEA managing director Michael Smith to the role of global CEO of Randstad Sourceright. He will assume the duties of current CEO Rebecca Henderson, effective Jan. 1. “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael as our new global CEO,” said Ms. Henderson. “Michael has


COVID-19’s Impact on the Gig Economy

In the months immediately preceding the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. gig economy was stronger than ever. Beyond your typical Uber driver or Instacart deliverer, millions of Americans relied on freelance work to support their families and generate stable sources of income, according to Carl Kutsmode of TalentRise. “From marketers and graphic designers to software developers

Talent Acquisition Success Factors in the Age of COVID-19

Talent acquisition has undeniably changed as we all face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations have slowed or halted their addition of talent while others have reduced their size. “The industries we have primarily been serving in banking and insurance have been impacted significantly with only limited additional hiring for banks in risk


Miller Black Associates Recruits CHRO for CITY Furniture

Chief human resources officers have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest


Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for California Agricultural Leadership Foundation

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Dwight Ferguson as the new president and chief executive officer of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to leadership training and transformational learning experiences. The foundation operates the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP), a major leadership development program. Spearheading the assignment for


RM Nephew and Associates Assists Aspen Technology with Chief Accounting Officer Search

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed Christopher Stagno as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of Aspen Technology in Bedford, MA. From 2018 to June of this year, Mr. Stagno served as treasurer of Cognex Corp. a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information to help automate manufacturing and


ON Partners Assists Papa John’s with CFO Search

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Ann Gugino as the new chief financial officer of Papa John’s International. Managing partner Tim Conti, co-founder and partner Josh Nathanson and partner Bryan Buck led the assignment. “After a careful search for a candidate whose values, passion and expertise align with Papa John’s core values


Hopeful, but Hurting; Americans Continue to File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 898,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 830,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account


Coulter Partners Assists Sequana Medical with Chief Medical Officer Search

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Life sciences-focused search firm Coulter Partners recently assisted Sequana Medical in the recruitment of Oliver Gödje as its new


The Mercer Group Seeking Fire Chief for City of Milton, GA

Executive search firm The Mercer Group has been enlisted to find the next fire chief for the City of Milton, GA. Senior vice presidents Alan Reddish and Lisa Ward are spearheading the assignment. Robert Edgar, who has been with the department for 12 years, is retiring from the job next month. The department’s only chief

How Women Leaders Now Climb the Corporate Ladder

Line management roles are critical building blocks for senior-level general management, and can open doors to C-suite and board opportunities, including the CEO role. Market-facing P&L roles give leaders direct responsibility for leading people, strategy and operational priorities, as well as broader exposure to the business, more visibility and more risk. Because success in these

SearchWide Finds CEO for Visit Jacksonville

SearchWide, an executive recruitment firm specific to the hospitality, meetings, and conventions industry, has placed Daniel O'Byrne as the new president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville. Mr. O'Byrne previously served as the CEO and the chief marketing officer at the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visit Jacksonville’s mission is to create visitor demand, resulting

SourceRight Solutions Opens Seattle Location

SourceRight Solutions, a division of recruiting giant SFN Group, formerly known as Spherion Corporation, has opened a new Seattle office support the company's growing recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services and contingent workforce services clients. The new facility already houses more than 55 employees who are primarily focused on processing recruitment transactions for a multinational

Halogen Releases Talent Management Suite Version 10

Halogen Software has released Talent Management Suite Version 10. The suite includes hundreds of new feature enhancements as well as the company’s latest talent management module, Job Description Builder, a solution designed to make job descriptions a fully integrated part of the performance and talent management process. “Halogen’s success is built on its ease of

Financial Times Creates New Recruitment Section

The Financial Times newspaper has launched a newly updated and revised recruitment section. The weekly U.K. Executive Appointments supplement will now include at least three pages of editorial content every Thursday alongside classified advertising. The editorial will include a cover feature of topical interest – the first one looking at leadership succession planning just as

VMA Group Continues Expansion

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has announced the development of its international network with the opening of a new European operation, headquartered in Brussels. In addition, the firm has signed an affiliate partnership agreement with Patino Associates, a U.S.-based corporate communications executive search firm, to assist VMA Group gain a presence in the U.S. Dawn

The RightThing and Jobs2Web Join Forces

Global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider The RightThing and Jobs2web, a provider of interactive recruiting solutions, have created an alliance to deliver enhanced recruitment marketing and career tracking solutions to The RightThing's client base. Integrating through The RightThing's proprietary technology, Jobs2Web will provide interactive and social sourcing solutions through its Recruitment Marketing Platform. The platform

Frazer Jones Adds to Dubai Office

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones has added Shibli Miah to its Dubai office. Ms. Miah has worked for global multinational recruitment firms Michael Page International and The Five Ten Group and she has spent the last few years working within the Middle East/Africa region. With a wealth of regional recruitment experience, Ms. Miah will be

Interview: IIC Partners’ Board Chair Discusses Executive Search Market (part 1)

The founder of Executive Talent International, an executive search firm in Singapore, Lim Chye Lian is board chair of global partnership IIC Partners. She has more than 20 years of Asia Pacific executive search and corporate senior executive experience, living in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. Her successful track record placing CEOs, senior functional executives

CTPartners Expands Canadian Practice

CTPartners has added Marilynne Dunbar and Tony Small to its Toronto office in the firm's industrial practice. Ms. Dunbar joins as a principal from Odgers Berndtson where she served as a principal in the energy, manufacturing & infrastructure practice. She has a focus on the alternative energy and electricity sector in Canada. Ms. Dunbar began

Kelly Services Signs Multi-Year Deal with Nissan

Kelly Services, Inc., a global provider of workforce solutions, has inked a three-year contract with Nissan North America (NNA). Financial terms of the deal are not available. Under terms of the new contract, Kelly Services will oversee all staffing suppliers and manage NNA's contingent labor force in all areas, with a focus on office, light

Raines International Names SVP’s

New York City-based Raines International Inc. has announced the expansion of its senior management team with the additions Mary Lee Amendolia and Michelle Keenan Zangari as senior vice presidents. Ms. Amendolia has more than 30 years of experience in the executive search industry, with specialized functional expertise across corporate development and strategy, marketing, product development

DavenportMajor Completes Search for ZTE

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Bryan Miller as vice president of sales, Sprint Account for ZTE USA. Mr. Miller previously served as director of sales at Ericsson, North America. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life sciences and technology clients as well as recruitment

Anchor Planning Group Launches

Anchor Planning Group has opened its doors with a focus on helping organizations systematically improve their employees' productivity while reducing cost through creative, innovation approaches to human resources. Anchor Planning Group will provide a full range of human resources services, including recruitment/staffing, employee/labor relations, insurance, financial education, custom training and organizational development, compensation and performance

DHR Expands CFO Practice

DHR International has added Donald M. Kilinski as executive vice president and global practice leader of the firm’s chief financial officer practice. Mr. Kilinski will split his time between DHR’s Newark and New York offices. Specializing in senior-level financial officer and other C-level search assignments, Mr. Kilinski brings over 10 years of experience in the

Benchmark Executive Search Finds SVP for ATSC

Benchmark Executive Search has placed John Hassoun as senior vice president of federal programs at ATSC. Mr. Hassoun comes to ATSC from Global Strategies Group, an international risk management services company based in Dubai where he served as CEO. “John Hassoun has a distinguished record of nearly 20 years of corporate experience in leading and

Horton Adds Search Consultant

Horton International has named Liam McDowell as an executive search consultant. Mr. McDowell is a specialist defense search consultant operating at director to board level. He previously served as a senior consultant and sector head – defense, aerospace & security at PSD Group. With offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Horton is a global

SmashFly Technologies Partners with TalentDrive

SmashFly Technologies, a provider of the recruitment marketing platforms, has partnered with TalentDrive, creators of on-demand resume sourcing technology. SmashFly has integrated TalentDrive's TalentFilter technology fully into the SmashFly WildFire Recruitment Marketing Platform and within their Recruitment CRM and Job Ad Distribution components. Directly from the Recruitment CRM, clients will have the ability to actively

TalentHire Raises Funding and New Service

TALENThire has raised additional funding from investment group Value Plus Ventures and launched a contract and temporary labor marketplace solution in Atlanta and the broader southeast. The marketplace allows companies the ability to utilize TALENThire's local staffing firm network to source and manage contractors or temporary labor for projects or workforce augmentation. The new solution

Employers Moving More Cautiously on Hiring

Slower hiring by companies, even when they have vacant leadership roles, has dampened executive recruiters' confidence in overall management hiring activity through the end of the year, according to the results of ExecuNet's Recruiter Confidence Index (RCI). In August, the index revealed that 46 percent of 181 responding executive recruiters are “confident” or “very confident”

Korn Ferry Names Head of Enterprise Learning Business

Korn/Ferry International has added Susan Varnadoe as head of the firm's enterprise learning business and senior vice president of Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. Based in both San Francisco and Orlando, Ms. Varnadoe has more than two decades of global experience and is an expert in corporate and online learning. Throughout her career she has

Sanford Rose Fills Finance Post for Haullotte Group

Sanford Rose Associates has placed Lynn A. Yarnell as North America zone controller (CFO) at Haulotte US, Inc. / Bil-Jax, Inc., a subsidiary of Lyon, France-based Haulotte Group. Ms. Yarnell has 20 years experience in financial leadership roles with companies like Aeroquip (Eaton) and Tenneco, Inc. “Today's challenging environment in global construction has created tremendous

Solvate Launches New Talent Agent

Solvate, a New York-based provider of on demand business services, has launched Solvate Talent Engine. The service enables small businesses and startups to search Solvate's proprietary index of uniquely skilled and highly qualified independent professionals and directly connect with talent. Solvate recruits and contracts with top independent professionals and provides their labor on an hourly

Tatum Expands Healthcare Practice

Executive search firm Tatum LLC has expanded its healthcare practice by adding Terry Peltes, Don Hanson and Greg Klotz to its leadership team. Mr. Peltes will act as the managing partner for Tatum's Denver office while helping to grow and strengthen the firm’s healthcare practice. He is a former executive chairman of ALN Medical Management

ITOCHU Selects SuccessFactors to Accelerate Business Results

ITOCHU Corporation, a global Japanese trading organization with 150 overseas bases in 74 countries, has selected SuccessFactors, Inc. to align its talent and provide its executives greater visibility across the global organization. SuccessFactors and ITOCHU's subsidiary, CAPLAN Corporation, a general HR and outsourcing company, have also entered into a reseller agreement, making CAPLAN SuccessFactors' first

National HR Association Launches New Website

The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) has announced the launch of its new website featuring new benefits, services and networking opportunities for its professional members. The association has also created new a membership special providing new members with 15 months of membership for the price of 12. Additional months of free membership can be earned

Cook Associates Opens in LA; Names CFO Practice Head

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has opened a new Los Angeles office and appointed Colleen Hulce as managing director and head of the new CFO practice. With over 25 years of executive search experience, Ms. Hulce has experience recruiting CFO’s as well as their direct reports including VP tax, treasury, planning and analysis, internal audit,

Preston | Reffett to Lead Search for LifePoint Hospitals

The healthcare and life sciences practice of executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has been chosen by LifePoint Hospitals to conduct a national search for a vice president of quality. The recruiting team will be led by managing director, David Whipple. The firm’s co-founder, Gary Preston, stated: “We are pleased to add LifePoint to

Options Group Restructures Banking Practice

Global executive search and strategic consulting firm Options Group has restructured its banking practice to mimic the sector-based approach of investment banking. The practice will dedicate senior consultants to specific revenue generating areas including FIG, energy, healthcare, TMT, consumer/retail, and general industrials. “The same intensity and industry intelligence that has always driven the growth of

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CEO Search for Freedom Group

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been chosen by Remington Arms Company and its parent, Freedom Group, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Theodore Torbeck has recently resigned as CEO. David Joys, vice chairman at Heidrick & Struggles, is heading the search. Freedom Group is an innovator,

Lander Launches New HR Service

Lander Associates, the specialist performance management and training consultancy, has launched Lander HR to deliver HR services to the recruitment sector. Paul Marsh, the former HR and corporate services director of Advantage Professional, has joined Lander Associates to head up delivering the services, which will include a mix of HR consultancy, workshops and general advice.

Search Television Network Partners with AccountingJobsToday.com

Job Search Television Network (JSTN) has announced a new partnership with AccountingJobsToday.com, a career resource dedicated to accounting and finance professionals nationwide. The new partnership will feature JSTN's 60-second Job Report videos in a special area of the website. The site attracts over 50,000 unique visitors every month. The videos from JSTN will provide visitors

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