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TurnkeyZRG recently assisted the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the recruitment of Kate Hartman as its chief communications officer. Allie Crone led the assignment. Ms. Hartman will lead USOPC communications initiatives, reporting to Katie Bynum, chief strategy and growth officer, and working closely with USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland to integrate stakeholder engagement
Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.398 billion, down 7.2 percent from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 3.32 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company recorded net income of $111 million, or $.98 per share,
In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose.
Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions has announced additions to the firm’s leadership team and the promotion of several key staff members. Leslie M. Stokes joins as vice president, Jude Rosenberg rejoins as senior associate, David Malpica returns to the firm as senior associate, and Ari Benjamin has been promoted to associate. “What we’re doing today reflects
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?
Talent platform Shiftsmart has raised $95 million in a Series B funding round for its workforce management software that matches hourly workers with open shifts across a variety of industry verticals and roles. D1 Capital Partners led the round with participation from Imaginary Ventures, Spieker Partners and S12F, among others. Since forming in 2015, the company
Employment rose by 210,000 in November as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This is well below the half-million gain that had been expected. The number of unemployed persons fell by 542,000 to 6.9 million. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation
Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Lakisha Ann Woods as chief executive officer for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). “It is an honor to welcome Lakisha to the AIA,” said Peter Exley, president of AIA. “Her breadth of experience in the building industry combined with her leadership in making the built environment more
Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been chosen by Destinations International to lead its search for a new chief diversity officer. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the assignment. The chief diversity officer will provide leadership, coordination and strategic direction for the design and implementation of an organizational strategy that focuses the associations’ commitment to equity, diversity
Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been chosen to help Kentucky State University (KSU) find its next president. This summer, M. Christopher Brown II resigned in the wake of concerns over KSU’s finances and lawsuits involving potential misconduct by school officials. Clara Ross Stamps, the university’s senior vice president for brand identity and
Tech career marketplace Dice, a DHI Group Inc. brand, recently launched Unbiased Sourcing Mode, a new feature allowing recruiters and employers using Dice’s TalentSearch technologist search tool to anonymize information commonly associated with unconscious bias, including names, years of experience and schools attended. “The ability to automatically remove this information can help recruiters and employers make skills-based decisions
What measures can you take to make certain that hiring operates on an equitable basis? Everyone has personal likes and dislikes that may affect hiring outcomes. This is normal, natural and a part of being human. Skilled recruiters have developed techniques to minimize the impact of affinity and to redirect focus on core competency, according
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the chief financial officer search for Goodwill Industries of Orange County (Goodwill of OC). The assignment will be led by McDermott + Bull co-founder and managing partner Chris Bull, partner Jeff Black, and director Sara Pizarro. “We feel privileged to partner once again with Goodwill of Orange County
New York-based Raines International has named Rick Harris as managing director and leader of its product and technology officers practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Miami office. “The tech industry’s most innovative founders, CEOs and investors call Rick for a reason…he is the best at what he does. He is an energetic, collaborative builder who
The Labor Department reported that 222,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 28,000. The previous week’s level was revised down by 5,000 from 199,000 to 194,000. The four-week moving average was 238,750, a decrease of 12,250 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average
Talent management firm Royer Thompson has expanded with the addition of Sarah Crown, formerly of global talent management firm SHL, as director talent and cultural advisory and will lead the assessment practice across the firm. Ms. Crown brings global experience advising clients on leadership assessment and talent management solutions, said firm president Kim West. “Our clients
Chief people officers continue to step up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate their way forward. Executive recruiters across the business landscape report that searches for these C-suite executives will only continue to rise as the workplace transitions. For some organizations this is a new role: New York-based
Susan Salka, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare, has been named to the 2021 Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing ranking by Staffing Industry Analysts for the seventh consecutive year. “On behalf of AMN Healthcare and all of the women throughout our organization, it is an honor to receive this recognition,” said Ms. Salka.
Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has appointed Wendy Colvano, head of Europe, as managing director. “I consistently define Wendy as someone who is biased towards action—she is fearless, she is intentional and she sets the bar high,” said Paul Daversa, CEO. “As the international team continues to grow, Wendy’s ability
Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Senior director Crystal Stephens, director of research Patti Kish and senior research associate Lysondra Somerville are leading the assignment. “The next president and CEO of The Leadership Conference,
IRC Global Executive Search Partners recently hosted its virtual global conference where participants exchanged ideas and experiences related to running their business in challenging times. The organization also elected a new executive board. The IRC executive board currently consists of the following members: Rania Abdalla, Tom Berray, Michael Kantel, Katerina Meimaroglou and Rohan Carr (IRC Australia),
Experts agree that we’re experiencing unprecedented times in the global labor market. While a few of the buzziest phrases of this phase include the Great Resignation, the Great Realization and the Great Reshuffle, there are many more “Greats” where those came from, according to a new report from Business Talent Group (BTG). Each of these
Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead President Hunt for the University of Colorado
Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been chosen by the University of Colorado to lead in its hunt for a new president. Mark Kennedy announced in May that he was leaving after two years of leading the university. The board of regents engaged Storbeck Search after a competitive RFP process that attracted more
TurnkeyZRG recently assisted SLAM magazine in the recruitment of Les Green as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Green, who is a former Nike and Teespring marketing executive, will serve as SLAM’s second CEO and lead the company’s overall expansion. Leading the assignment was Rick Alessandri, managing director of the search firm’s media and sports tech practice.
BridgeStreet Partners has expanded the addition of former Hexagon executive Steve King as its newest managing director in the firm’s Houston office. “Throughout his career, Steve has shown an ability to work effectively with other C-suite executives, communicate with key stakeholders and build highly effective teams,” said Scott Williams, co-founder and managing director. “He has a deep
Workday, a provider of finance and human resources solutions, has acquired VNDLY, a contingent workforce management vendor, for $510 million in cash. With VNDLY, Workday will provide organizations with a unified workforce optimization solution that will help organizations manage all types of workers—salaried, hourly, contingent, and outsourced—and support a holistic talent strategy, including insight into costs,
The amount of private capital raised and the associated deal activity this year have helped create a candidate-driven talent market. According to a new report from JM Search, proven operators open to considering new roles have found themselves with multiple compelling options to consider simultaneously, while companies continue to compete in the ever-escalating war for talent. “How
Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Zack McGahey as chief operating officer of Antheia, a synthetic biology company enabling next-generation plant-inspired medicines. Partner Suzanne Zebedee and consultant Clint Keller led the assignment. Mr. McGahey, former vice president of manufacturing and capex engineering at Zymergen, joins Antheia to operationally oversee its transition from
Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to Find New Leader
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called in Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The firm is looking for a leader to drive the organization’s transformation and develop its strategic plan over the next five years, and beyond. The CEO will be a transformational leader,
FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has expanded with the addition of two nationally-renowned pastoral leaders to its search team. David Walters and Mike Tucker join FaithSearch as search consultants focused on the firm’s non-profit and ministry-based searches. “Both Pastors Walters and Tucker significantly increase FaithSearch’s ability to support our church and parachurch clients during senior leadership transitions,” said
Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,
Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has acquired Batrus Hollweg (BHI). BHI's talent management solutions, particularly in the hospitality sector, along with their extensive research on talent management best practices, will add to the company's existing research and content portfolio. Founded in 1969 in Frisco, Texas, BHI specializes in talent
America's Job Exchange (AJE) has formed a joint partnership with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, to provide comprehensive resources and job listings on VetSuccess.gov, a site for veterans. The joint venture creates a resource for veterans looking to transition from military service to the civilian workforce. “Veterans face higher unemployment rates than their
CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted second quarter 2011 net revenue of $30.3 million, a decrease of 0.3 percent from $30.4 million a year ago. There were 269 confirmed searches in the third quarter of 2011, a 1.1% increase compared to the third quarter of 2010. Productivity, defined as average annualized net revenue per executive search
Boyden has added Neil McKay as a new partner in the firm's London office. Mr. McKay will help to further develop Boyden's U.K. and European financial services practice, with particular emphasis in corporate and investment banking. His background includes mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate broking & restructuring. Prior to joining Boyden, he
Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been selected by Lawrence Memorial Hospital to begin a national search for a new chief financial officer. Founded in 1921, Lawrence Memorial Hospital is a 173-bed hospital located in Lawrence, KA. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.
ZipRecruiter, a web-based service that enables employers to post to more than 20 of the web's leading job boards with one submission has announced the addition of a new one-click social recruiting feature. “We created ZipRecruiter to help hiring managers distribute their job listings to the maximum number of potential candidates in the minimum amount
Taleo, a provider of on demand talent management solutions, has broadened its presence in Germany by expanding its facilities and staff in Taleo's Frankfurt offices and datacenter. The expansion efforts build on Taleo's July acquisition of Jobpartners, a move that doubled the company's European customer base and professional staff. “As social media and mobile technologies
Hudson Highland Group, Inc./(NASDAQ:HHGP) has posted third quarter 2011 revenues of $245.1 million, a increase of 22.3 percent from $200.4 million a year ago. The company posted net income of $3.4 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, compared with a net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, last
Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Dave Morgan as senior vice president of content & editor-in-chief for the USA Today Sports Digital Media Group. Mr. Morgan was previously the executive editor of Yahoo! North American Audience. The Buffkin Group is an executive search and consulting firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching,
Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has launched its board advisory services practice and named Thames Fulton as managing director. Based in Cook's Chicago headquarters, the board advisory unit will assist clients with board search, governance consulting, board analysis and assessment, development and succession planning. Mr. Fulton will lead the practice and serve as a board
Patino Associates, an executive search firm specializing in the corporate communications, public affairs, investor relations and marketing functions, has added Jennifer Pennell as its executive director. She will also open the firm’s second office in San Diego. Ms. Pennell brings over a decade of experience served at Russell Reynolds Associates conducting senior level executive searches
Jobmagic, a social recruitment platform, has announced new features that allow both recruiters and companies to reach the maximum number of qualified candidates, establish an attractive employment brand, and fully leverage the viral features of social jobs on Facebook. Jobmagic's Social Media Optimization tools enable job postings to reach a large, targeted audience across Facebook
Glasford International has added Área Laboral as a partner firm in Argentina. Founded in 2000 and based in Buenos Aires, Área Laboral specializes in executive search, assessment and management training. The firm is led by Alejandro Bagnato and has particular expertise in the retail, automotive, pharmaceutical and business services sectors. Glasford now maintains a direct
Financial services search firms Healy Hunt and Jared James have combined to create Corbel Group. Healy Hunt focuses on banking, legal and investment management while Jared James specializes in the global markets and advisory arena. Healy Hunt’s global trade & transaction banking practice through its existing joint venture with Exporta GTR, a global provider in
Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $259 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, a 13.2 percent gain compared with $228.8 million in the comparable quarter of 2010. The company posted a net income of $31.8 million or $0.26 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $5.8 million or ($0.05)
New York-based Work&Partners LLC has assisted in the recruitment of Stephen G. Racioppo to the LiquidHub strategic advisory board. Alan J. Work led the engagement. Mr. Racioppo is currently the chief revenue officer and member of the executive committee at Broadridge Financial Solutions. LiquidHub is a systems integration and technology consulting firm. Founded in 2002,
Simply Hired, a search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, has announced that it will support the job search function of the National Resource Directory's employment site, NRD.gov, by giving veterans access to more than 500,000 job listings from employers who have human resources policies in place that are favorable to former military personnel.
New York-based Work&Partners LLC has placed Scott Rompala as partner, management consulting services leader and corporate strategy officer for LiquidHub Inc. Mr. Rompala was formerly a managing partner at BlueLine and DataCatalyst and concurrently a partner at Knowledgent Group. Alan J. Work of Work&Partners led the search. LiquidHub is a systems integration and technology consulting
Diversified Search has added Marie Savard, M.D. to the firm's Philadelphia office as a managing director in its healthcare practice. Dr. Savard is an internationally-recognized internal medicine physician and the author of three bestselling books on the subject of health and wellness. She is also is the former director of the Center for Women's Health
Third quarter data just released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) shows that despite economic turbulence and a quarter-on-quarter reduction in the number of new executive searches started (-8.1 percent), overall revenue levels have been sustained continuing the momentum of the past two years which has returned the industry close to its all
Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, CT-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed David Lory as vice president of talent management and client relations at PAID, Inc. Prior to PAID, Mr. Lory was the SVP of Artemis Records and the CEO of Worldwide Entertainment Group. PAID, Inc. is a Boston-based merchandising
Taleo/(NASDAQ:TLEO), a provider of on demand talent management solutions, has posted third quarter 2011 revenues of $83 million, a 41 percent increase from $58.7 million during the same period a year ago. The company recorded a net loss per share of $(0.08), compared to net income per fully diluted share of $0.04 a year ago.
The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, posted year-over-year growth of 14 percent, with eased annual growth rates compared to August and September. Engineering continued to lead all industries by rate of annual growth and
Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $55 million for the third quarter ended September 31, 2011, a 38 percent increase from revenues of $39.8 million a year ago. The revenue gain was largely due to the acquisition of Salary.com. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders,
Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Caterina Constandinou as country manager for Cyprus. In her new role, Ms. Constandinou will be responsible for client relationship management and execution of senior level recruitment assignments in Cyprus and across Pedersen & Partners’ organization. She has worked in the recruiting industry in Cyprus, the Middle East,
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, has recorded a positive annual growth trend at 11 percent in October, demonstrating improved overall online job availability compared to October 2010. The Index edged up in October
Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Tim Peterson as executive vice president, chief information officer at Wellmark, Inc. The search was led by Kevin Parker. Mr. Peterson joins Wellmark from OptumHealth Care Solutions (a part of United Health Group) where he served as CIO. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a mutual insurance
Executive services firm Tatum LLC has added Kim Tagle as the regional managing partner for the firm’s Western Region (Northern California, Southern California and Pacific Northwest). Ms. Tagle brings over 20 years of business acumen and professional services experience to her new position. Prior to joining Tatum, she was an early founder of Resources Global
Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed Sean Scanlon as a partner and leader of the firm's media & entertainment practice. Prior to joining Caldwell Partners, Mr. Scanlon was a senior client partner in the media & entertainment practice at Korn/Ferry International. Before that, he served as president of SCG Executive Search,
Coker Group has added Lee Perrett to its executive search division Nagle & Associates. Mr. Perrett brings over 25 years of experience in recruiting and search experience spanning a variety of industries in the U.S. and abroad. He spent more than 16 years with The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of headquarters and human resources
Morris & Berger, a California-based firm with a specialty practice in the nonprofit sector, has placed Dr. Diana M. Bonta as president and chief executive officer of The California Wellness Foundation. Dr. Bonta is currently vice president of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente's Southern California Region. The California Wellness Foundation is a private independent foundation