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Korn Ferry Posts 47 Percent Increase in Revenues

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2021 fiscal reported second quarter revenue of $639.4 million, an increase of 47 percent from the second quarter of last year. Fee revenue increased in all lines of business. The increase in revenue when compared to Q2 fiscal year 2021 was primarily due to the record levels of new business in the quarter driven


Academic Search Seeks President for Roanoke College

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been charged with finding the next president for Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Leading the assignment are Jay Lemons, president and senior consultant;  Sharon D. Herzberger, senior consultant; and  Jennifer Kooken, consultant. Michael C. Maxey, the longest serving president in the college’s history, announced in September that he would be

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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.


Daversa Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Lindsay Keith as the firm’s newest partner adding nearly a decade of search experience to this senior leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those unique leaders with the ability to compel and encourage her team to take risks while simultaneously fostering a

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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?


Midst Inflation Pressures and Recession Fears, Data Reveals What Skills Will Drive Growth and Mitigate Risk 

Companies today are facing a business landscape that offers significant opportunities for growth and innovation fueled by drastic changes in consumer demand, rapid technological advancement, and the widespread adoption of hybrid work. Yet new concerns have emerged— from the extraordinarily tight labor market to rapidly rising inflation to geopolitical tensions that stress not only supply


Five Tips to Help You Help Your Recruiter to Land Your Next Role

You just know the executive search recruiter you connected with is going to help you land your next job! He already has three roles he thought you’d be perfect for. Now, you just need to wait anxiously for the phone call to get the ball rolling, right? But, after hours, days, or maybe weeks of


Vetted Solutions Seeks CEO for American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) has retained Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The new CEO will replace a retiring executive and implement the organization’s strategic and annual operating plans. The individual will be expected to oversee all of ASCPT’s programs and services, including


Herbert Mines Associates Appoints CEO

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has named president Brenda Malloy as CEO, effective at the start of 2023. Current chairman and CEO Hal Reiter will remain as chairman. In her new role, Ms. Malloy will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm. Ms. Malloy is only the third


IMD International Search Group Opens Office in Serbia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has opened a new office in


Helping Companies Meet Digital Danger

Cyber resiliency is the ability of an organization to enable business acceleration by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyber threats. A cyber-resilient organization can adapt to known and unknown crises, threats, adversities, and challenges. The goal of cyber resiliency is to help an organization thrive in the face of adverse conditions, be it


How Executive Search Boosts Venture Capital Funds

Among 400 active French investment funds, 14 percent are venture capital funds whose role is to finance emerging high-potential start-ups in innovative sectors. The significant increase in unallocated liquidity in recent years means a substantial choice of investors for start-ups looking to raise funds. Thus, VC funds are now focusing on non-financial aspects in order


ON Partners Recruits Chief Information Officer for Trellix

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kimberly Anstett as the new chief information officer for Trellix, a cybersecurity company based in San Jose, CA. Partners Andy Hickman and Tim Conti led the assignment. “Kim has a proven record of building high-performing IT organizations,” said Bryan Palma, CEO. “No doubt she will do the same at Trellix while also


Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Destination XL Group, with CMO Search

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in


International Executive Search Federation Adds New Member Firm in Austria

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has expanded in Austria with the addition of YBM Partners as its newest member firm. “Our expansion with Austria as the traditional gate to Eastern Europe is in line with the strategy of IESF as a growing international organization to be stronger represented in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe,” the


The Top 6 Recruiting Trends 

How do we want to work in the future? Working just to make money and make ends meet is out – the workforce of the future will want more. More flexibility, more meaning, more possibilities. What can you do now to position yourself as a top employer in the future? In a new report, Talentor’s


DHR Global Retained by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to Lead CFO Search

DHR Global has been enlisted to conduct a chief financial officer search for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading lawn and gardens products company. Rob Tillman, managing partner of DHR’s global financial officer practice, is leading the search. “ScottsMiracle-Gro is an iconic company with several highly recognized brands, a unique heritage, and a commitment to win,”

Collegiate Sports Associates Seeks Head Football Coach for Nebraska

Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates has been called in to conduct the search for the next head football coach at the University of Nebraska. Scott Frost, who had coached the Cornhuskers since 2018, was fired following the team’s loss to Georgia Southern in the third week of the season. The team suffered 31 losses during his


Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints COO

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has named Francesca d’Arcangeli as chief operating officer. Based in London, she will be responsible for worldwide operations. “I’m delighted to have Francesca on board as our new chief operating officer,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of Kingsley Gate Partners. “Francesca has been responsible for large operations around the globe, speaks multiple languages,


HIEC Expands Industrial and Consumer and Retail Practices

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has named Todd Maners as a partner in the industrial practice and Ken Wilcox as a partner in the consumer and retail practice. Mr. Maners has a background partnering with business leaders to effectively leverage talent to drive organizational transformation.  In addition, he also brings deep expertise in spearheading innovative human capital


Knowing the Difference Between Executive Search and Recruitment 

Many are confused by the difference between executive search and recruitment. The two terms are often used interchangeably, even by the people working within the industry. Although, we could say that recruitment agencies and executive search firms share the same objective – hiring the best possible talent – they do not work the same way,


Salveson Stetson Group Fills Top Talent Role for B. Braun Medical 

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Josette Jean-Francois as the new senior director of talent and learning at B. Braun Medical Inc. (U.S.), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. “We recently had the honor of

m/Oppenheim Executive Search Seeks President/CEO for American Foundation for the Blind

Non-profit recruitment firm  m/Oppenheim Executive Search has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in Arlington, VA. Leading the assignment are Lee Kappelman, Oscar Quiros, and Mark Oppenheim. The new leader will be charged with ensuring that AFB’s fiscal, operations, marketing and communications, human


Longship Group Acquires Lawton Group

Longship Group, a workforce consulting and solutions firm, has acquired Lawton Group, a healthcare and office/professional recruiting firm based in San Diego, CA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new leader of the Lawton Group’s operations will be Katherine Sullivan of Longship Group’s healthcare division. “With Lawton Group’s prior 35-plus years of outstanding


Leathwaite Expands in London

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite recently expanded with the addition of Heather Barnes as a partner. “We are absolutely thrilled that Heather has chosen to join Leathwaite,” said Richard Buckingham, lead global technology partner. “We have long admired Heather’s impact, presence, and reputation in the technology, digital, and data market, and we look forward to integrating her


High Demand for CHRO Within the Private Equity Sector

Private equity’s impact on the global economy is growing every year. The sector has become a financial behemoth worth as much as $7 trillion dollars globally, according to a McKinsey report — and, as a result, an important direct employer of millions of people worldwide. Like other recruiters that work with PE firms and their


Hiring CFOs for the Private Equity Sector

A recent trend to emerge among Russell Reynolds Associates’ private capital clients is an increased willingness to make a creative chief financial officer hire. While the firm has seen the emergence of preferred archetypes for private equity and venture capital CFOs, there is also greater appetite to test the norm. To better understand the CFO


Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking CHRO for Boise State University

A number of universities have recently turned to search firms to find new chief human resources officers. Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been called in by Boise State University to lead its search for a CHRO. Reporting directly to the president, the CHRO is a senior member of Boise State’s leadership team, responsible


Artico Search Recruits Leader for Newly Formed Night Capital

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited Alexandra K. Moore as the founding managing director of a new investment company, Night Capital, which was recently launched by The Chernin Group (TCG) and digital talent-management and media firm Night Inc. In addition, TCG has invested an undisclosed sum in Night to “further accelerate Night’s growth as the


Gaia Human Capital Consultants Places Three Sustainability Leaders

San Francisco-based Gaia Human Capital Consultants has recently placed three key sustainability leaders for three clients, NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), A.O. Smith Corp., and Sabert Corp. Dawn Dzurilla, founder and managing partner, and Zoë Van Schyndel, partner, led the assignments for the search firm. At NYSERDA, which promotes energy

Normalcy Delayed: Spike in COVID-19 Cases Brings New Lockdowns

They have spent millions redesigning offices to reduce COVID-19 risk. Special protocols were set by overworked human resources departments. Now, just as staffers were returning and resuming a semblance of normal operations, the world has shifted for corporations once more, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The shift, of course, is the dramatic

DHR Places Risk Officer at ACA

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm DHR International has recruited Todd S. Manke as vice president and chief risk officer at American Credit Acceptance, LLC (ACA). Serguei Zaychenko, executive vice president, led the search and was assisted by James Restelli, a research associate. Prior to joining ACA, Mr. Manke served as director of consumer insights at Lincoln

Caldwell Partners Posts Q4 Revenue Decline

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted fourth quarter fiscal revenues of $4.53 million, up slightly compared to $4.59 million the previous year. The addition of partners in the U.S. generated operating revenue of $1.7 million in 2009 (10 percent of total operating revenues) and $0.7 million in the 2009 fourth quarter

Accenture Inks Three-Year Deal with German Organization

Accenture has inked a three-year contract with The German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate to transform its current personnel administration and payroll system into an integrated and standardized human resource management platform. The new platform will make personnel administration and payroll accounting of the Federal State more efficient. The new platform, named IPEMA, is based on

eQuest Application Now Available Via Taleo’s Solution Exchange

eQuest, a provider of job posting distribution and job posting management, has announced that Taleo Corporation will offer job board performance product Prophesy3 via the Taleo Solution Exchange, the company's online application marketplace for talent solutions. Prophesy3 keeps track of every aspect of the Internet advertising and hiring process. Utilizing these statistics gives customers job

Berkeley Scott Appoints Division Head

U.K.-based recruitment consultancy Berkeley Scott has added Sam Parkin as head of senior appointments for the hospitality and leisure division. Ms. Parkin, who has eight years of experience in recruitment industry, joins from the company from Cherry Red Recruitment. “Sam is an extremely respected and proficient executive recruiter in the senior management arena,” said managing

Pinstripe Announces Additions

Pinstripe, Inc., a human resources and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company, has named Erin Lange as senior vice president of operations excellence and innovation, Greg Summers as business development director and Frank Johnson as the healthcare practice leader. Ms. Lange previously held various roles at GE, including manager of professional staffing for the Americas. Mr.

Epsen Fuller/IMD International Fills Post for 2ERGO

Executive search firm Epsen Fuller/IMD International Search Group has placed John Orlando as managing director of 2ergo Americas. Mr. Orlando previously served as the chief marketing officer at Livewire Mobile. “While it was immediately clear that John is a recognized and well-respected figure in the mobile communications industry, John’s career has spanned the breadth of

SoftScape and Jobfox Release New Tool for E-Recruitment

Softscape, a global provider of people management software, and career site Jobfox have teamed to deliver ResumePal, a new universal online standard job application that’s seamlessly integrated with Softscape’s platform. This e-recruitment innovation enables organizations to save on recruiting advertising costs, accept applications from candidates using mobile devices, match and rank candidates to the best

CEO Turnover Falls in October

October saw 89 chief executive officers leave their posts, 15 percent fewer than September’s 105 and 29 percent lower than the 125 CEO departures recorded in October 2008, according to the latest job-cut report by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. October marked the eighth time this year that CEO turnover was lower than

Boyden Expands in Italy

Boyden has selected independent executive search firm Mindoor to help revitalize its Italian operations. Headquartered in Milan, Mindoor will operate as Boyden Italy with a team of 15 led by Anders Lindholm, who will serve as managing director and partner. Mindoor has operated as an independent recruiting firm serving clients throughout Europe since 2000 and

Adicio Launches MatchCast

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has launched its new performance-based matching tool, MatchCast. This new tool automatically matches relevant candidates to advertiser job listings. MatchCast leverages Adicio’s search technology using criteria such as the job’s title, description and requirements, to pinpoint relevant candidates based on their resume

CTPartners Reports Candidate Stick Rate of 90 Percent

New York City-headquartered CTPartners has announced that its audited candidate stick rate was 90 percent for all executives placed during the period January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 and still employed by their company as of September 30, 2009. Stick Rate is defined by CTPartners’ management as the measure of whether the placed candidate

DHR Adds to Healthcare Practice

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm DHR International has named Donna Pratt, MD, as executive vice president in the firm’s Atlanta office. Ms. Pratt will join the firm’s healthcare practice and have responsibility for the recruitment and placement of a variety of healthcare professionals including physician executives such as chief medical officers, medical directors and VPMAs, among

Signium International Expands in India

Signium International has added India-based Quest Career Solutions to its global network of retained executive search consultancies. Quest Career Solutions’ search team consists of Kiran Koppula, Ranjit Jose, Girish Salvi and Neelam Gupta. The consultants bring to Signium extensive executive search experience in the BFSI, infrastructure, telecom, media & entertainment and pharmaceuticals sectors. Signium International

Talentor Opens Office in Romania

Talentor Recruitment Consultancy has opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania. This extends Talentor's coverage across Northern and Central Europe to nine markets, which includes Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Romania. “We are launching a new office in Bucharest and we are very excited about further extending our coverage across central

Nosal Partners Recruits CFO for MEMC Electronic

Executive leadership solutions firm Nosal Partners LLC has placed Tim Oliver as senior vice president and chief financial officer at MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Mr. Oliver was previously SVP and CFO for Metavante Technologies Inc. in Milwaukee. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO. MEMC is a global leader in the manufacture

Beyond the Bottom Line Adds Executive Search Service

Beyond the Bottom Line, an interim CFO firm for nonprofits and social enterprises, has launched an executive search and recruitment practice that will specialize in placing top-tier financial and accounting executives, such as chief financial officers, controllers and accounting directors. At a time when many nonprofits are evaluating future staffing needs and making plans to

Slayton Search Partners Fills Top HR Post for World Kitchen

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has placed Jim Aikins as executive vice president of human resources for World Kitchen, a market leader in bakeware, dinnerware, kitchen and household tools, rangetop cookware and cutlery products. The search was executed by John D. Nimesheim, managing director in Slayton’s Chicago office. Most recently, Mr. Aikins served

Job Seekers Flocking to Facebook for Professional Networking

While LinkedIn is known as a place for job seekers to make professional connections, Facebook is growing faster as a significant online tool for business networking and personal brand management. To help job hunters and career changers use Facebook for professional purposes, Jump Start Social Media is making the Facebook section of its popular e-book,

Kronos Unveils Hiring Solution for SMBS

Kronos Incorporated has announced the availability of Kronos Essentials — Hiring, a new selection and hiring solution designed specifically for the needs of small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The solution helps organizations to continuously improve the quality of their workforce, reduce compliance risk, and improve productivity. Recognizing that SMBs often have limited IT budgets and

Adecco Records 27 Percent Revenue Drop

Swiss-based HR solutions company Adecco has posted third quarter revenues of EUR 3.7 billion, down 27 percent from revenues of EUR 5.1 billion during the same period a year ago. The company recorded a 46 percent drop in net profit, to EUR 90 million, but said demand was slowly recovering from low levels. “Market conditions

Kenexa Forms Partnership with JobFox

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has formed an alliance with Jobfox. Kenexa will join Jobfox to support ResumePal, an online employment application. ResumePal will be seamlessly integrated with Kenexa’s applicant tracking system, Kenexa Recruiter BrassRing (KRB), and is available immediately for KRB customers at no additional cost. “Hiring managers,

Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson Celebrates 35 Years

This month Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson celebrates 35 years in the executive search business. The firm was founded in Philadelphia by Judith M. von Seldeneck in 1974 specializing in the recruitment of women. Still headquartered in Philadelphia, the firm also has U.S. offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C. Diversified

America’s Job Exchange Partners with NAS

America's Job Exchange (AJE), a provider of job search and online recruiting solutions, has partnered with NAS Recruitment Communications (NAS), a provider of recruitment communications solutions that assist organizations with their recruitment advertising; employment branding; and on-boarding and retention efforts. The partnership will enable NAS clients to purchase on-line recruitment and compliance services from America's

China Career Builder to Acquire ISSAC Search Ltd

China Career Builder Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire 49 percent of Issac Search Ltd of Hong Kong. This acquisition is consistent with the company's strategic business plan, designed to build enterprise value through organic growth and select acquisition opportunities. The company is expected to complete the acquisition by the end of

Boyden Expands U.K. Search Practice

Boyden U.K. has added Simon Bailey as partner to lead the firm’s U.K. finance [CFO] practice. Mr. Bailey has extensive experience in executive search specializing in finance including board appointments, non-executive directors and senior executive positions, with particular expertise in CFO assignments. He has worked across a range of sectors including retail, leisure, services, industrial,

Korn Ferry to Find CFO for Mylan

Korn/Ferry International has been selected by Mylan Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Former CFO Jolene Varney has recently left the company. Mylan ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories. Korn/Ferry International,

Interview: JIRB Group Founder Discusses Financial Services and Insurance Sector Recruiting

David James Beed is the founder of West Hartford, CT-based executive search firm JIRB Group, LLC. Mr. Beed has specialized in insurance and financial services for more than 30 years and is trusted and valued by the industry's top executives. Holding positions that include president, chief operations officer, chief marketing officer, head of distribution and

Sheffield Haworth Adds Consultants

London-based executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has added Damian Goodburn as global head of commodities and Linda Klemme as head of emerging markets. Mr. Goodburn joins the firm from The Options Group, where he was a partner. In his new role, he will cover the full spectrum of commodities, with particular focus on energy and

Hudson Highland Records 37 Percent Revenue Decline

Hudson Highland Group, Inc./(NASDAQ:HHGP) has posted third quarter 2009 revenues of $169.6 million, a decrease of 37 percent from $269.2 million a year ago. The company posted a net loss of $6.9 million, or $0.26 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, for

Job Cuts Continue to Fall in October

The number of planned job cuts announced by U.S. employers declined for the third consecutive month in October, falling 16 percent to 55,679 from 66,404 in September, according to the latest job-cut report by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The October job-cut total was the lowest since March 2008, when employers announced plans

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