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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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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?

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in Brazil

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Brazilian executive search firm Business Partners Consulting as its

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Search Firms Adding Marketing Leaders to Guide Brands, Create Buzz

The Human Capital Group recently appointed Alex Petrini as the firm’s new marketing manager. Ms. Petrini is an experienced marketing manager with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. She began her career at OneWire, a recruiting technology platform for the financial services industry. Starting as an intern, she worked her

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Korn Ferry Posts Near 12 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted second quarter fiscal revenues of $495.2 million, an 11.8 percent increase from $443 million a year ago. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded diluted earnings per share was $0.81 and Adjusted

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Biogazelle

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Armin Winands as the new CEO of Biogazelle, specialists in liquid biopsies and non-coding RNA. He succeeds co-founder Jan Hellemans, who will take on the position of chief technology officer after 10 years as CEO. Director Irene Montgomery led the assignment for Coulter Partners. Mr. Winands is a highly

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Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Chief Development Officer for Denver Zoological Foundation

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, has been enlisted to find a chief development officer for the Denver Zoological Foundation (Denver Zoo) in Colorado. The CDO will be charged with providing strategic and tactical leadership on all Denver Zoo fundraising, said the search firm, also

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IRC Adds New Office in Hamburg

IRC Germany (Friedrichs & Partner) has expanded, opening a new office in Hamburg and bringing aboard Susanne Wagner as executive director for that location. This in the firm’s third office in Germany, along with Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. “With more than 16 years of executive search experience in Germany and internationally, Susanne fits in perfectly into

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Maximizing Your Time to Find Top Candidates

If you were brave enough to go to the grocery store this past Thanksgiving or head out shopping on Black Friday, you’re familiar with how quickly items fly off the shelves when demand is high. Today, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.7 percent, employers face a similarly frenzied marketplace when it comes to hiring top for-profit

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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints CHRO

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Sarah Payne as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Rick Greene, Heidrick’s current CHRO, will move into the Heidrick Consulting business as a partner. Both leadership changes will become effective on Jan.1. Ms. Payne had served as vice president of human resources, global executive

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Noetic Executive Search Begins Hunt for Pasadena Humane Society Leader

The Pasadena (CA) Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) has retained Noetic Search in Chicago to conduct a nationwide hunt to find its next president and CEO. The opening follows the recent resignation of Julie Bank, who led the organization for the past two years. Ruthie Hughes, the humane society’s vice president of administration, is filling the

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Inkinen & Associates Finds CEO for the Hawaii Tourism Authority

Overall, the travel and hospitality market is estimated to have an economic impact of $6.5 trillion worldwide this year. In the U.S. alone, the $1.5 trillion industry accounts for nearly eight million jobs – more than five percent of the total jobs nationwide. This has created a massive uptick of hiring within the travel sector.

Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Washington, D.C.-headquartered executive search firm TH Bender as its 15th member partner firm. The network now has offices in Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Monaco, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Vienna and Washington, D.C. TH Bender focuses on the executive

Big Impact on Hiring Expected from Mid-Term Election

As Americans prepare for the mid-term elections tomorrow, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that executives expect the outcome to have a big impact on the workplace. Seventy-five percent of the executive respondents from across a wide range of industries say the outcomes will affect their company’s future hiring decisions, and nearly a quarter (23 percent) said the results

Ignite Search Partners Finds CFO for Rockwell Medical

CFOs 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. Greenwich, Conn-based executive recruiting firm Ignite Search Partners recently recruited Angus Smith as the new chief financial officer of NASDAQ-traded Rockwell

Ross & Company Recruits CEO at Cota Inc.

Executive search firm Ross & Company has placed Michael Doyle as president and CEO of Cota Inc., a real-world data and analytics company based in New York. “As we continue to scale and deliver on the promise of our technology, the addition of Mike Doyle to lead our team is a significant win for our partners, customers and oncology

Caldwell Adds Oil and Gas Recruiting Specialist in Houston

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the oil and gas sector with the addition of Kenneth Baillie as a partner in its industrial practice, based in Houston. “Kenny is one of the pre-eminent oil and gas executive search recruiters in the market today,” said Dave Winston, managing partner of Caldwell’s industrial practice. “He possesses a

Jensen Partners Founder Completes Management Buyout

Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of Jensen Partners, has completed a management buyout of her business. As part of the transaction, Jensen Partners will initiate a comprehensive growth plan to expand operations through a series of new hires and services. “The tremendous growth in private markets investing and the growing demand for sophisticated marketing professionals

Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged as Employers Add 250,000 Jobs

Employers added 250,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 195,000. The September gain is the 96th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at 6.1 million. The

Options Group, On Track for Record Year, Expands Partnership

Options Group, headquartered in New York and with offices in 14 major markets around the world, is on track for a record year. Revenues and headcount are way up, according to a spokesman. The search firm, a global talent provider to the financial services sector, offers market intelligence, talent mapping and strategic consulting advice to

DRG Search Seeks President for Maine Seacoast Mission

Executive recruitment firm DRG Search has been selected to find the next president for the Maine Seacoast Mission, a social services organization in Bar Harbor, ME. Mary Wheeler, senior vice president for DRG, is leading the assignment. The mission’s president is charged with providing strong directional leadership and will be expected to discern, prioritize and

The Chason Group Finds New CEO for the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce

Economic and community development organizations continue to turn to executive search firms to find new leaders. Executive search firm The Chason Group recently placed Colin T. Martin as president and CEO of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in Fayetteville, GA. Kim Schnoes has been serving as interim president of the chamber and will assist with the transition

Hudson Global Posts Near 12 Percent Revenue Increase

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $17.1 million, up 11.6 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 23 percent and Hudson Europe experienced revenue growth of 13 percent. Hudson America, meanwhile, struggled, posting a revenue decrease of 11 percent. The New

CBS in Talks with Recruiting Firms for CEO Search

CBS has begun the process of finding a new CEO after the departure of Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. The company has held preliminary discussions with Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry and Spencer Stuart about helping with the search, according to sources. The search is expected to kick off in earnest in the next few weeks. In the

Turnkey Search Expands with Veteran Media Executive

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has added longtime media executive Rick Alessandri as managing director and general manager to its media practice. In this role, he will oversee talent recruitment & executive search for media, digital and tech companies, as well as for non-media entities, including leagues, teams, venues, events and

Management Consultants for the Arts Lands CEO for Society for the Performing Arts

Following a wide-ranging nationwide search, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has placed Meg Booth as the new CEO of the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Houston’s prestigious non-profit presenting arts organization. She takes over from longtime leader June Christensen, who is retiring at the end of the year. “Meg is a dynamic and

Bailey Fisher Finds New CEO for Undo

U.K.-headquartered life sciences specialist Bailey Fisher Executive Search has placed Barry Morris as the new CEO of Undo, a pioneer in the development of new software execution record and replay technology. He takes over the role from co-founder Greg Law, who will now focus on the company’s chief technology officer. “We have achieved our early stage goals,” said

Gaines International Names Chicago Office Co-Leader

Shadin Maali has re-joined executive search firm Gaines International as a principal and co-leader of its Chicago location. She will lead the office with Donna Gaines, who founded the firm and recently returned to the fold as well. “I am pleased to welcome Shadin back to Gaines International in a new leadership capacity,” said Ms.

How to Improve Your Candidate Screening Process

Recruiting in a candidate driven market can be tricky. With the help of developing technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and mobile applications, candidates can apply to multiple positions at many different organizations in no time at all. With candidates applying to more places more quickly, you either keep up or miss out on the ones

Salveson Stetson Group Lands VP of HR for ActiveDay

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

Gans, Gans & Associates Seeks New Leader for the St. Louis Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been retained by the St. Louis Housing Authority to lead its search for a new executive director. Executive recruiter Ernest Barefield is heading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the St. Louis Housing Authority’s vision, mission and strategic goals. The new

BarkerGilmore Opens Industrial Practice

Over the past several years, New York-based boutique search firm BarkerGilmore has experienced a surge in demand for executive search, coaching and advising services throughout the industrial and manufacturing sectors. In response, and to increase the value delivered to its clients, the firm has opened an industrial practice and named co-founder and managing partner Bob Barker as

Panorama and TGCL Join Forces

International executive search and leadership advisory partnerships Panorama and The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) have join forces to consolidate their presence across five continents. “The merger aligns synergetic geographic footprints, with TGCL bringing critical mass in Europe and Latin America to Panorama’s strength in America, Asia, and Oceania,” said the organizations in a statement.

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 17 Percent Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) posted second quarter net revenues of $187.6 million, an increase of 17.4 percent from $159.8 million in the 2017 third quarter. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for revenues of $175.8 million. The Chicago-headquartered

Michelle Whiting & Associates Recruits CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, a specialist in recruiting leaders for non-profit organizations, has placed Andrew Brown as the new CEO of Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. He replaces Elizabeth Pearson, who left the choir earlier this year. The firm was seeking an energetic, creative and experienced arts administrator to leverage the group’s artistic reputation and to elevate

Furst Group Finds President for St. Mary’s Health System

Following an extensive nationwide search, Furst Group recruited Steven C. Jorgensen as president of St. Mary’s Health System and senior vice president of Covenant Health in Lewiston, ME. “St. Mary’s Health System has provided compassionate, high-quality care to Lewiston and the surrounding community for 130 years,” said David Lincoln, CEO of Covenant Health. “Steve’s expansive

Ladders Inc. Rolls Out Instant Call Feature for Recruiters

Ladders Inc., a career website for $100,000-plus jobs, today announced a feature of its mobile recruiter site that allows recruiters to instantly call candidates simply by tapping the phone number on the profile. Tap2Call, described as the first of its kind among job recruitment platforms, is designed to give recruiters speed and ease of access.

DHR International Continues Expansion with New Partner in London

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Daniel Hall as managing partner in London. Mr. Hall focuses on the executive recruitment and assessment of industrial and consumer professionals. His hiring affirms DHR’s commitment to rebuilding its London presence, said the search firm. DHR’s London office will consist of Mr. Hall

Why Building Talent Starts with Good Succession Planning

Making the right talent investments are critical components of planning for a prosperous and profitable future. But many organizations struggle to determine how and where to focus their succession planning efforts, according to a new report by executive search firm Robinson Resource Group. The firm says that whether you’re selecting which new product to develop, which business

Haley Associates Recruits President for Methodist University

Higher education search firm Haley Associates has placed Stanley Wearden, a visionary with a proven record of excellence in academics, communications and leadership, as president of Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. The university’s previous president, Ben E. Hancock, recently retired after seven years in the role. The search was led by principal Katherine Haley. “The board of trustees is excited to have

Public Sector Search & Consulting Taps Three Finalists for Syracuse Police Chief

The national search for a new police chief for the City of Syracuse, New York, led by executive recruitment firm Public Sector Search & Consulting, is down to three finalists. The candidates are: Joe Cecile, first deputy police chief in Syracuse; Kamran Afzal, police chief for Durango, CO; and Kenton Buckner, the current police chief

Boyden Names Wealth Management and Private Banking Global Leader

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Rahul Sen as partner and global lead of its wealth management and private banking practice, based in London. “We are delighted that Rahul has joined Boyden in London, which will bring us additional inroads with major private wealth management institutions

IIC Partners Appoints Global Chair; Adds New Board Members

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has elected Todd Hohauser as global chair and appointed new members to its board of directors. Mr. Hohauser has previously served on the IIC Partners board of directors as vice chair for the Americas region and was leader of the Industrial Practice Group. He is currently CEO of Harvey Hohauser &

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