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In a new report, BrainWorks looks at the recruiting industry’s embrace of technology to help meet the continuing demand for talent. “Finding and engaging talent continues to be the top challenge for staffing agencies,” said the study. “With the labor shortage, it’s no surprise that high-growth firms report using technology tools to attract and retain the best talent.”
What are the key value-drivers for operating executives when both exit values and resignation rates are at all-time highs?
“New normal” is a phrase encompassing the innovative world of working from home and spending less time in a traditional office setting. Since the...
The global workplace upheaval wrought by COVID-19 has seen employers scramble to play catch-up as the world emerges from the pandemic...
ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has expanded with the addition of Sharon Mahn as managing director and head of law firm strategy. She will be based in the firm’s New York office. “Throughout her career, Sharon has displayed a passion for helping law firms and legal talent to
The Labor Department reported that 214,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 227,000 to 229,000. The four-week moving average was 223,000, a decrease of 8,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The
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.
JDG Associates Recruits New Leader for American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists Foundation
Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has placed Diane Swecker as the new executive director of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists Foundation (AARST). “Everyone on the committee is pleased that Ms. Swecker has accepted the offer and is going to help lead the association into the future,” said Peter Hendrick, former CEO
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?
London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded in Asia with the additions of Amanda Cowley and Yuting Goh in Singapore. “I’m delighted to welcome Amanda and Yuting, both of whom bring impressive track records, networks, and reputations within their respective practices,” said James Lawrence-Brown, partner and head of Asia. “Our expansion into Singapore is an opportunity for us
The last few years have seen unprecedented disruptions in how, when, and even why we work. As we look to 2023, Korn Ferry talent acquisition experts offered their thoughts on what talent acquisition trends will bring to the job market in the coming year. 1. The rise of internal mobility: moving around – but not
Employment rose by 517,000 in January as the U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 3.4 percent, according to today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons also decreased to 5.7 million in January. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and healthcare. Employment
The Great Resignation took many companies by surprise and led to a new competition for talent. While turnover is expected to slow in 2023, a recent survey showed that 65 percent of employees are looking for a new job. So, what’s making employees leave, and what will make them stay? Ultimately, employees today are more empowered
Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Sam Gordy as president of Janes US in Arlington, VA. U.K.-based Janes is a global agency for open-source defense intelligence. Mr. Gordy will report to Blake Bartlett, chief executive officer based in the U.K. “Sam Gordy brings a distinguished track record of results, leadership,
In these unprecedented times, comprehensive well-being (mental, emotional, physical, financial, and professional) in the workplace is so important. How we support ourselves, and how we support others within our businesses – such as business partners, clients and contacts – is crucial, according to a recent report by Forbes. The good news is that companies are
Spurred on by the desire for purposeful careers, companies which align to personal values, and readjusting work-life balance, the Great Resignation has led to a surge of job opportunities. Since the middle of the pandemic, companies of all sizes, across all sectors, and in most countries, have been subject to record turnover levels. The senior leadership
Chicago-headquartered executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has closed the acquisition of Atreus, one of the leading players for executive interim management in Germany. Together, Atreus and Heidrick & Struggles’ wholly owned, U.S.-based Business Talent Group (BTG), which was acquired in 2021, constitute the company’s on-demand talent segment and build on its
Russell Reynolds Associates Helps Fairfield University Recruit First VP of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Following a national search, Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Don C. Sawyer as the first vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Fairfield University. He will also be joining the faculty as an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology. Consultant Joi Hayes-Scott led the assignment. “Dr. Don Sawyer
Boyden has named Chad Hesters as its president and CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Trina Gordon, who retires after 12 years as CEO, three years as chair, and more than 30 years as a managing partner at the firm. “Our global search for a leader to succeed our highly successful retiring CEO, Trina Gordon, has led
New York City-based Ellig Group has appointed Lisa Buckingham as president of the firm. “Lisa is a dynamic, committed leader who has worked extensively with boards of directors and across the C-suite, and whose purpose-driven values are aligned with Ellig Group’s core mission of changing the face of corporate America,” said Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig
Today’s CEO must be able to navigate a wide array of challenges. To deal with changing market conditions (such as the war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions, and an uncertain outlook) along with the demands of sustainability, technology, cybersecurity, and workforce well-being, among others, CEOs must be able to change and adapt with the evolving
Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has helped to place Lori Spicer Robertson as vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. WittKieffer’s Kyle Wiederhold, principal; April Allen, consultant; Sarah Williams, strategic sourcing specialist; and Roxana Woudstra, associate, led the assignment. Ms. Spicer Robertson joined St.
Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies and universities. Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, recently placed Luke Fulp as
ON Partners recently helped recruit Paul Cleary as the new president and CEO of Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering, a The Riverside Company-backed company in Irvine, CA. Partners Baillie Parker and Tara Flickinger led the assignment. “Paul brings years of leadership and skills to Momentum at a time when we are primed for growth,” said Meranee Phing, senior partner, The Riverside
Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the addition of Matt Raggio as a partner in the software and technology practice, based in the Silicon Valley. “We are excited to have Matt join our software and technology practice, as our firm continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Tim Chamberlain, managing partner
A non-executive or independent chair in a private equity deal has long been considered desirable by investors — and, now, is increasingly deemed essential, with some LPs going as far as requiring it from PE funds. As demand for the role heightens, so are expectations of investors and management teams, according to Acertitude’s Charlotte Cederwall.
Lindal Group, an international leader in aerosol dispensing packaging products, has retained New Frontier Search Company to hunt for a sales director for the U.S. Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief behavioral scientist with New Frontier, is leading the assignment. This executive will drive new revenue streams and leverage the company’s innovative products to American manufacturers. “Lindal
Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Laurel E. Miller as president and CEO of The Asia Foundation. She succeeds David D. Arnold, who is retiring after 12 years of leading the international development non-profit during a period of profound change across Asia and the Pacific. Managing director Kathy Bremer, director of research Patti Kish, and senior
Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been enlisted to find the next executive director of the Fit Kids Foundation. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder of the non-profit-focused search firm, is heading the assignment. Redwood City, CA-based Fit Kids wants an experienced executive director who will be committed to advancing its mission to provide structured physical
Executive search firm Calibre One has expanded with the opening of a new office in Boston. Molly A. Robb, who will head the location, has been added as partner specializing in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice and working closely with Christos Richards who leads the practice from the west coast. “Between Molly and Christos’ top-notch skills
The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors has selected TurnkeyZRG to assist in identifying the next commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. This leader will succeed commissioner Kevin Warren who has accepted the role of president and CEO for the Chicago Bears. “TurnkeyZRG is honored to assist the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors in its
It’s a common mission in today’s healthcare organizations to build inclusive and diverse leadership teams, knowing that these leaders truly set the tone for the organization as a whole. At the core of everything, for a healthcare organization to truly succeed, providers and staff must be treated equitably; patients and family members must be valued
Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Stacy M. Brantley as the new CEO of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, MS. With leader Greg McKee’s retirement, the bank’s executive committee will assume the responsibilities of the CEO of the bank starting this week until Mr. Brantley takes the helm on Feb. 13. “We conducted a
San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Philippe Bishop as the chief medical officer of Atreca Inc. in San Carlos, CA. “Dr. Bishop’s leadership and expertise in developing oncology therapeutics will contribute significantly to Atreca’s executive team,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. “Dr. Bishop is a tremendous addition to the Atreca team at
Human resource leaders occupy a unique role – their job is to size up talent, not just in one department, but across an entire organization. Seeing both reality and possibilities, HR executives help company leaders (and fellow employees) chart the best path forward often at moments of change, transition, or crisis. Blue Rock Search offers nine