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Tight Talent Market Means Upward Pressure of Wages to Continue

The Labor Department reported that 232,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 17,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 248,000 to 249,000. The four-week moving average was 236,250, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The


10 Tips for Using LinkedIn to Boost Your Career

Forget all the hype around the pithy Great Resignation phrase that blankets the news with a vision of employees leaving jobs everywhere. The data shows that while more people are indeed resigning, a higher percent of the industries from which they are departing are in hospitality, retail and other sectors impacted by the lack of

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.


Korn Ferry Posts 14 Percent Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2023 second first quarter revenue of $727.8 million, an increase of 14 percent from the second quarter of last year. Revenue increased in all lines of business except executive search which was down about seven percent compared to the same period a year ago. The acquisitions of Lucas Group, Patina and Infinity

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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?


BoardWalk Consulting Recruits New Leader for the Sierra Club

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of experienced civil rights leader, community organizer,  and coalition builder Ben Jealous as the new executive director of the Sierra Club in Oakland, CA. Mr. Jealous will be the seventh executive director since the position was created in 1952 and the first person of color to serve in


Kristie Nova to Lead Bespoke Partners’ CEO Practice

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has just announced that founding partner Kristie Nova will lead the firm’s dedicated practice placing high-impact chief executive officers in private equity portfolio companies. “I’m thrilled to return to my roots and lead our search practice to bring exceptional CEOs to our clients. The CEO plays the most


ON Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Nutrient Survival

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Fast-growing executive search firm ON Partners recently


Salveson Stetson Group Recruits Top HR Executive for Colorcon

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Valerie Nizard as global human resources leader of Colorcon in Harleysville, PA. “We recently had the honor of partnering with Colorcon in an executive search to find their new global human resources leader, and we are pleased to share that Valerie Nizard will be joining their


Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in London

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded in London with the addition of Amanda Pitt as a partner. “We are truly excited to welcome Amanda into the team,” said Francesca d’Arcangeli, global chief operating officer for Kingsley Gate Partners. “Amanda builds on our strength in technology and digital, bringing a wealth of experience in multiplatform marketing


Coulter Partners Appoints Executive Director

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has expanded with the addition of Hannah Musisi as executive director based in London. She will support the firm’s work in the digital health sector, working closely with Ian Coyne, executive director. “As part of our broad offering across science, technology and innovation, we have been working more and


The Biggest Challenges Facing Leaders Now

Being a leader in 2022, whether that’s a CEO, a recruiter or a manager, has come with a whole host of new obstacles to navigate. The world has undergone a significant change in the last few years, and on top of this, the way that workers think about their careers has changed. There are more


Bryant Group Fills Top Marketing / Communications Post for University of Washington

Dallas, TX-based Bryant Group has assisted in the recruitment of Jack Martin as vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Washington (UW). “I came to the search as an internal candidate and Bryant Group’s John Toolan provided vital guidance on how to present myself in a way that would allow the interviewers to


ZRG Partners Assists Carlin Consumer Health with CEO Search

ZRG Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Scott Chapman as the new CEO of Carlin Consumer Health, in New York City. Thomas Fuller was the lead on this assignment, along with Helga Long, Rich Herman, and David Hart. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott as Carlin’s first CEO,” said Andrew Goldman, managing partner of Hildred Capital Management. “As


KEES Places Chief Development Officer for the Maryville Academy Foundation

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES has placed Michelle Jimenez as the first chief development officer of the Maryville Academy Foundation in Des Plaines, IL. This was the first search partnership for KEES and Maryville Academy Foundation, following a competitive selection process to identify a search partner. The comprehensive search attracted several qualified candidates from


Leathwaite Opens Office in Singapore

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. “Having also recently set up its Asia advisory board – to provide regional senior advice through a strategically critical period of expansion and growth – the firm is well placed to partner with its clients across the region,”


Top Strategies for Sudden Executive Transitions

In a perfect world, executive succession planning for executive departures is an orderly process. Organizations work with key leaders to plan out departures, and successors are groomed and ready to go. But, as we all know, executive departures do not always cooperate with this planful approach. A new report from LHH Knightsbridge Search says that


Sheffield Haworth Acquires Symbiosis Search

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired Symbiosis Search, an executive search consultancy for leadership roles across fast-growth enterprise software and SaaS companies. Financial terms of the transaction were


The Christopher Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Vervent

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Pam Johnson as the new chief people officer of San Diego, CA-based Vervent. Tom Christopher and Pam Noble led the assignment. “Pam Johnson is a transformational leader passionate about unlocking the potential of people, organizations and brands to achieve


Cook Silverman Search Seeks New Leader for Morgan Autism Center

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose, CA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. Morgan Autism Center seeks an experienced, visionary, dynamic, and passionate executive director to lead the


The Rise of the Great Counteroffer

Most people have heard about the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Reshuffle,” but Grey Search & Strategy, among other search providers, say many organizations are now experiencing what they call the “Great Counteroffer.” The number of counteroffers has increased over the last year as employers are throwing everything they can (money, incentives, titles, etc.) at


Caldwell Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for PRT Growing Services

Jay Millen and Jeff Freeborough of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Collin Phillip as the new chief commercial officer of PRT Growing Services. Mr. Phillip was previously country manager, Canada for AgVend. In this role, he was responsible for building out the Canadian-based team for this leading B2B agtech company. He was accountable for supporting


CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Feed the Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Colleen Ridenhour as chief growth and strategy officer of global non-profit Feed the Children. “After an extensive global search, I am thrilled to welcome Colleen to our organization,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “She is an exceptional leader who has the


Kevin Chase Tapped by Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ). Leading the assignment are Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. The executive director will assume primary operating and oversight responsibility for LACLJ and will work closely with board, staff,


Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of


For Diverse CEOs, Progress Comes Slowly

Despite an overwhelming percentage of executives who consider diversity to be more important to their organization than it was just three years ago, the number of both women and racially and ethnically diverse CEOs among the Fortune 100 remains low at roughly one in four, according to the “Route to the Top 2022” report recently released


HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the


Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as


Sportsology Group Assists Atlanta United FC in Recruiting New CEO

New York City-based Sportsology Group has placed Garth Lagerwey as the new president and chief executive officer of Atlanta United FC,  a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Georgia. Mr. Lagerwey, most-recently general manager and president of soccer of the professional soccer league’s Seattle Sounders and a former general manager for Real Salt Lake


Jobplex Names Four New Partners

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named four new partners – Shea Jaenicke, Steve McClellan, Jill Pantano, and Kara Rae Linn–to its ranks. Mr. Jaenicke, based in Los Angeles, joins the firm in the advanced technology practice group. With more than a decade of experience in search, he works primarily with founders

A Look at the Current State of Private Equity Recruiting

The past year has brought a degree of challenge to private equity that surpasses industry events that have confronted the very best fund and portfolio operators over the last several decades. The spreads between winning and losing decisions have increased dramatically and the variance across verticals and industries are both volatile and more difficult to

SpenglerFox Opens Germany

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Jens Friedrich as country director of its new office in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Friedrich previously served a director at Badenoch & Clark, an international specialist recruitment company operating in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. Prior to that, he was a country manager at Antal International. SpenglerFox is

Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions Partners with Lawson

Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, a global HR and payroll software and services business, has partnered with Lawson Software, a provider of talent management and enterprise software solutions. Through this strategic relationship, Lawson and Patersons will pursue joint opportunities to deploy its solutions. Lawson will continue to provide North American payroll management directly to its

Odgers Berndtson Selected by Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee

U.K.-based executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has been retained by the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee to fill various senior-level positions. Rio de Janeiro was recently selected to host the 2016 summer games. Brazil's economy is now the tenth largest in the world – and predicted to be fifth by 2016. Odgers Berndtson provides executive

Online Job Demand Dips in February

Online advertised vacancies slipped 66,900 to 3,957,000 in February, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). The February dip follows a large increase of almost 750,000 in the previous three-month period. Recent declines in the number of unemployed (labor supply) coupled with the rise in the number of advertised vacancies (labor

Robert Lindsay Associates Opens LA Office

Robert Lindsay Associates, a specialist media search firm based in London, has announced the opening of its new office in Beverly Hills. "We have always stated our desire to be a leading executive and non executive recruiter in the broadcast and entertainment sector and this could not be possible without the addition of an office

hrQ Adds Former Lee Hecht Harrison HR Recruiter

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources profession, has added Liz Sherman as managing director of its Denver office. Ms. Sherman joins hrQ directly from Lee Hecht Harrison, a talent solutions company, where she was the vice president of business development since 2005. “Liz is a well established

JBK Associates to Lead Search for National Institute of Health

Executive search firm JBK Associates has been selected by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead in its search for a new executive director. NIH’s mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life

CareerBoard.com Launches 35 Locally Focused Job Boards

CareerBoard.com has announced the addition of 35 locally focused job boards to its existing 12 board network. Employers and job seekers in 47 major U.S. cities now have an online resource to connect with one another. New job boards launched include Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Los Angeles. “We have been

CTPartners Expands Industrial Practice

CTPartners has added Toby Lapage-Norris and Deborah Whitehouse as partners to its industrial practice in London. Both will work across the industrial and commercial sectors with publicly listed and private equity owned companies. Their focus will be on recruiting for board, senior executive and functional leader roles. Most recently, Mr. Lapage-Norris was group head of

HVS Executive Search Adds Former Korn Ferry Recruiter

HVS Executive Search has named Andrew Hazelton as vice president in its New York office. Mr. Hazelton has worked on executive search assignments for several industries including healthcare, technology, finance, hospitality, and real estate. He joins the firm after serving six years with Korn/Ferry International where he was responsible for completing a number of C-suite

Ferguson Partners Taps New CEO for CoreNet Global

Executive search firm Ferguson Partners has placed Angela Cain as chief executive officer of CoreNet Global. Ms. Cain is currently CEO of the Mississippi Association of REALTORS (MAR). With 6,500 individual members based in more than 50 local and regional chapters worldwide, CoreNet Global is a professional association that brings together all facets of the

StepStone Solutions Selected by Royal DSM

StepStone Solutions, a London-based provider of human capital management solutions, has been selected by Netherlands-based life sciences and materials sciences company Royal DSM N.V. for its e-recruitment solution to automate and optimize recruitment processes on a global basis. Over the next four months StepStone Solutions' performance management, career & succession planning and 360-degree feedback modules

JCSI Unveils Onsite Contract Recruiter Services

JCSI Corporate Staffing has announced the launch of a new division dedicated to providing companies with on-site contract recruiting professionals. This new service, called JCSI OnSite, provides companies with an experienced recruiter to work at their location and manage the entire hiring process. The recruiter is supported with a team of back-office research specialists who

AIMS International Names EMEA Regional Head

Stephen Strittmatter, an AIMS International senior consultant based in Neuss, Germany, has been elected to serve as the organization’s EMEA regional head of their pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life science practice team. AIMS International has formalized seven practice teams to better service global clients in the fields of automotive; energy; financial services; fmcg, retail & luxury

Korn Ferry Adds New Practice Leader

Korn/Ferry International has added Dave Rossi to its global industrial market practice as a senior client partner and practice leader for North American forest products, paper and packaging. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Rossi’s area of focus also includes the firm’s basic materials sector, which is comprised of forest products,

Martin Partners Places Sales Exec at GlobalView Software

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Christopher R. Moore as senior vice president of sales and marketing to GlobalView Software, Inc, an industry leader in energy data management solutions. Mr. Moore previously served as vice president of worldwide sales at KACE Networks, Inc. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array

HR Transformation Continues to Mature

ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, has released a joint research report commissioned by ADP and the Human Resources Outsourcing Association (HROA) demonstrating that HR transformation movement is maturing and proving its merit over time, reaching deeper into mid-market and smaller companies. The report indicates that over 80 percent of respondents

Interview: Weathering the Downturn in Europe – A Perspective From Paris (Part 1)

Alain Tanugi has over 30 years experience in executive search. Prior to co-founding TRANSEARCH in 1982, he was the managing director of a well-known French recruiting firm that he founded in 1975. Previously, he was managing director of a Paris-based firm dealing with career counselling, outplacement & training. For the last 20 years, Mr. Tanugi

Bao & Partners/Signium International Adds Partner

Bao & Partners/Signium International has named Pablo Del Amo Serrano as a partner heading the firm’s industry, energy & natural resources practice. Mr. Del Amo Serrano, who will be based in Madrid, has more than 30 years of experience in both technical and management positions in the natural resources and energy sectors in Latin America,

Nevada International Stock Exchange Becomes SearchPath HCS

Nevada International Stock Exchange, Inc. has announced that it has officially changed its name to SearchPath HCS, Inc. to reflect the company's focus, which is to become a leader in talent search and recruiting services for executives and other professionals. The company will continue to operate SearchPath International, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary. “We

CDI Corp. Posts 21 Percent Revenue Decline

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted fourth quarter revenues of $217.2 million, a decrease of 14.4 percent from revenues of $253.6 million a year ago. During the quarter, the company reported a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, versus a net loss of $3.6 million, or $0.19

Spencer Stuart to Lead CFO Search for ShopNBC

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by ShopNBC to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Current senior vice president and CFO, Frank P. Elsenbast, has resigned as of February 22, 2010. ShopNBC is a multichannel electronic retailer operating with a premium lifestyle brand. Founded in 1956 and privately owned,

Saba Helps Launch Online Federal Talent Community

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has announced that Jim Gill, vice president, public sector, at Saba, has joined the advisory board of TMGov.org, a recently launched site dedicated to talent management in government. Mr. Gill will help develop the direction of TMGov.org and run by the Center for Human Capital Innovation

Heidrick & Struggles Revenue Nosedives 36 Percent

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $109.9 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, a decline of 18.6 percent from $134.9 million a year ago. Net revenue declined 18.1 percent in the Americas and 28.6 percent in Europe (approximately 34 percent on a constant currency basis),

JobServe Adds Germany to Its Network

Job board network JobServe has launched JobServe in Germany to service the online recruitment needs of employers throughout that country. The company has also appointed Elmar Enders to serve as European business development manager. “We have received strong support from our global customers to launch a job board in the Eurozone and we have started

The Workforce Institute Adds New Board Members

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, dedicated to discovering and advancing best practices in managing the workforce, has added several new members to its board of advisors. The newest members are: Andy Brantley, president and CEO of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR); Mark Lange, technology entrepreneur, strategy consultant, and columnist;

HumanConcepts Forms Alliance with Jeitosa Group

HumanConcepts, a provider of workforce decision support solutions, has formed a partnership with Jeitosa Group International, a global strategic business consultancy. The companies will work together to provide workforce planning solutions combining HumanConcepts' OrgPlus Enterprise software with Jeitosa's strategic business consulting services. HumanConcepts and Jeitosa help organizations optimize their workforces. Jeitosa consults with clients to

Phillips Oppenheim Completes Search for Growth Philanthropy

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has recruited Simon Jawitz as a board member and executive advisor at the Growth Philanthropy Network. Mr. Jawitz has over 25 years of business, entrepreneurial finance and legal experience both in the U.S. and internationally. He currently serves as CEO of Intellistem Orthopaedic Innovations LLC, an orthopedic device company. Growth

DHR Expands into Bangkok

Executive search firm DHR International has expanded into Bangkok, Thailand. The firm also named Gary Williams as managing director of Southeast Asia and Dhanee Kieosangsong as senior vice president. Mr. Williams has 18 years of professional experience and most recently served as a partner with TRANSEARCH International where he focused on C-level, business unit leadership,

AESC Adds Romanian-Based K.M.Trust & Partners

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Romanian executive search firm K.M.Trust & Partners as its newest member firm. “To be a member of AESC is an important distinction for us, which confirms our position within the premier league of executive search players worldwide and underlines the highest quality of services we provide,”

Salary.com CEO Resigns

Kent Plunkett has resigned as chief executive officer, effective immediately, of Salary.com, Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, payroll and talent management solutions. Mr. Plunkett will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Salary.com has appointed Paul R. Daoust as interim CEO while it conducts a formal search for a permanent CEO. “I am

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