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Morant Executive Search Opens Doors

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Morant Executive Search has been launched in Zurich by veteran search consultant Sabine Morant. Morant Executive Search offers customized search solutions with a focus on identifying individuals with transformational skills. The firm

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Nearly Half of Employers Plan to Ramp Up Hiring

U.S. businesses are expecting hiring to pick up this year, with 40 percent of employers planning to add full-time employees and 47 percent looking to recruit part-time workers, according to a newly released report by CareerBuilder. Those numbers are on par with last year’s report, which forecast 44 percent and 51 percent increases, respectively. There

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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.

People

ON Partners Appoints Digital Practice Leader, Opens New York Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has expanded with the addition of Marc Gasperino as partner and leader of its digital practice. It has also opened a new office in New York. “Marc brings tremendous knowledge of the digital space, the way technology impacts new and transitioning markets and the talent those markets require,” said Tim Conti, co-founder and

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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?

Performance

Hireology Raises $27 Million in Funding

Hireology, a Chicago-based recruitment management platform for the automotive and healthcare sectors, has closed $27 million in series D financing led by Blue Cloud Ventures, with full participation from current investors Bain Capital Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, as well as Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in new

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Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Program Officer for Greenpeace USA

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners, which specializes in serving non-profit organizations, has been chosen to find a chief program officer for Greenpeace USA. Managing director Nicole Kamaleson and principal Turner Delano are leading the assignment. Greenpeace USA is searching for a dynamic and fearless leader to join its senior management team as chief program

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PearlCare Search Group Recruits CIO for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for the healthcare sector the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

People

Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

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NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

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First Time CEO Appointments on the Rise

Each year, Spencer Stuart tracks CEO transitions among S&P 500 companies. These movements can be part of a planned succession or can arise unexpectedly, often the result of company performance or personal issues. In addition to cataloging the reasons for CEO departures the search firm examines information about the successors, including whether or not they are

Seven Qualities of a Perfect Candidate

It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we

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ClearPath Solutions Finds CFO for Café Rio Mexican Grill

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed former BJ’s Restaurant executive Shea Bodet as the new CFO of restaurant chain Café Rio Mexican Grill. Recruiters Amy Wilson, Jessica Dyer and Jack Wilson led the assignment. “Shea is the perfect match for Cafe Rio,” said Ms. Dyer. “She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, leadership, partnership and

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Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Baptist Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search recently placed Brett S. McClung as

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City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

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Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

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Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

Trends

Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

Employee Engagement Must Run Deep to Thrive

Vineet Gambhir, vice president and head of talent for Yahoo! in Asia Pacific, is a true believer in employee engagement. For the concept to succeed, however, it must be deeply woven into the fabric of a company and in turn, the mindset of its workers. Engagement, Vineet explained when we spoke recently, is not something organizations can simply turn on when

DHR International Taps Head Football Coach for Purdue

[Executive search firm DHR International has recruited Jeff Brohm as head football coach for Purdue University. He becomes the 36th head coach in program history. The search was led by DHR managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama. Purdue is coming off a terrible run the last four seasons under Darrell Hazell in which it won just nine

Lois L. Lindauer Tapped By Phoenix Symphony to Recruit Chief Development Officer

[Executive search firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches has been retained by The Phoenix Symphony to lead its search for a new chief development officer. Search director Zena Lum is leading the assignment. The incoming chief development officer will provide the leadership necessary to guide The Phoenix Symphony to a new level of financial strength and philanthropic support, according to the

Odgers Berndtson Names Managing Partner for Hong Kong

[Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has appointed Justin McLennan as managing partner for its Hong Kong office. Mr. McLennan has worked in executive search for over two decades in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on financial services. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1997. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Mr. McLennan served as managing director of financial services recruiting boutique

Talengo Appoints Leadership Consultancy Director In Mexico

[Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo named Jorge Mauricio Reynoso as director of its leadership consultancy division in Mexico. His responsibilities will include enhancing the firm’s talent and culture diagnostics and leadership development services within leading sectors in the geographical area. Talengo has been operating for over 20 years in Latin America and has had offices in Colombia

Berkhemer Clayton Recruits CEO for Tournament of Roses

[With the 103rd Rose Bowl just weeks away, executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton has recruited David Eads as executive director and chief executive officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game). He will join the organization in February 2017. William Flinn, current association executive director, is retiring after more than three decades with

Coleman Lew Elects First Female CEO

[Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has appointed Shana Plott as its new chief executive officer. She becomes the first female CEO in the firm’s 37-year history. The leadership transition is expected to be seamless, as Ms. Plott has been helping manage the search outfit for the past two years. Ms. Plott has been a managing

McAleer Gray In CEO Hunt for Space Foundation

[The Space Foundation has hired Denver-based executive search firm McAleer Gray to conduct a global search for its next CEO. Founding partners Terrance McAleer and Brad Gray are leading the search assignment. Past CEO Elliot Pulham resigned in October and was replaced on an acting basis by the Colorado Springs-based non-profit’s chief operating officer, Shelli Brunswick. While

Korn Ferry Appoints President Global Productized Services

[Korn Ferry has tapped Andrew Huddart to serve as president, global productized services. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Huddart joins Korn Ferry from Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice, where he was managing director. At Deloitte, Mr. Huddart launched a major new product, BersinOne, delivered double digit revenue growth, rebuilt the

Pedersen & Partners Names Indo-German Business Head

[Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Shavikesh Goel as principal and head of its Indo-German business. Mr. Goel is an experienced management consulting and executive search professional, with a career spanning over 17 years, during which he has serviced clients on a variety of projects in attracting leadership talent and providing solutions across functions and industries.

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level In Nine Years

[Employers added a solid 178,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This is the unemployment rate’s lowest standing in nine years. The number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.4 million. The latest report follows the addition of 161,000 jobs

Parker Leading Head Football Coach Search for Oregon

[The University of Oregon has retained Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search to lead its search for a new head football coach. The Ducks fired Mark Helfrich after four seasons and the search for his replacement now begins. Oregon finished the season 4-8, the first time it has finished a season with a losing record and without a bowl appearance since 2004. The move

Coleman Lew Leading President Search for McLeod Center

[Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been tapped to lead the president search for McLeod Center, an alcohol and drug treatment services provider. The president position reports to the board of directors and oversees the McLeod Center to ensure that the mission, strategy, values, and goals of the organization are achieved. The incoming leader will carry out all

McDermott & Bull Names Life Sciences Practice Leader

[Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has named Jake Vander Zanden as principal consultant and leader of its life sciences practice. Mr. Vander Zanden brings more than 25 years of life sciences industry experience, including 15 years in a variety of senior global roles with Allergan Pharmaceuticals. He has a proven track record of driving growth and completing turnarounds

Boyden Names Head of HR and Talent Management

[Executive search firm Boyden has appointed Uma Cresswell as a partner and global head of HR and talent management in its financial services practice. She will be based in the firm’s London office. Ms. Cresswell has more than 20 years of experience in senior financial services HR roles and has worked at the C-suite level in Europe, the Middle

Yahoo! HR Leader Examines the ‘Gravitational Pull’ of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement forms the foundation of many talent acquisition leaders’ approach to human capital. Engagement binds employees to an organization’s core values and its purpose. And it is engagement that puts people first, front and center, as an integral part of corporate business strategy.  Employee engagement first appeared as a concept in management theory about

How Millennials Will Shape Politics & the Workplace

[Hunt Scanlon’s analysis of the 2016 Millennial electorate suggests that the youth turnout remained about the same as in 2012. Nothing, it seems, in the recent election cycle excited this important demographic group to get out their vote. The presidency is now set for the next four years, and for Millennials – like everyone else

ON Partners Recruits C-Suite Posts for Energy Focus

[Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Bradley B. White as secretary and chief financial officer and Ted Tewksbury, Ph.D., as a director and executive chairman of the board at publically traded Energy Focus. Partner Bryan Buck and co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti led the searches. Mr. White brings to Energy Focus more than 20 years of experience in corporate

Bespoke Partners Taps CEO for Energy Services Group

[Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Phil Galati as chief executive officer of Energy Services Group, LLC (ESG). He succeeds Lynn Cannon, ESG’s founder and CEO. Bespoke vice president Bianca Moreno led the search. Mr. Galati will lead the company in its next phase of growth by building on its industry leading technology platform and expanding the company’s capabilities both

Kincannon & Reed Names Managing Director

[Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has added Lisa Johnson as managing director. Based in Chicago, Ms. Johnson becomes a member of the firm’s food and ingredients team. She will be leading recruiting and succession assignments for the firm’s clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, and

Employers Cautious With Hiring Plans for 2017

[Hiring managers in the U.S. might be prepared to hire more professionals in the year ahead, however they are likely to be more cautious with their hiring plans than in the past two years, according to the semi-annual hiring survey by DHI Group, a provider of data, insights and career advice for specialized professional communities. More than half (56 percent)

Carrington & Carrington Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for Medical College

[Executive search firm Carrington & Carrington has placed C. Greer Jordan, PhD as chief diversity and inclusion officer of Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).    In this role, Dr. Jordan will provide strategic leadership, including vision, management and strategic planning for institution-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. She will be responsible for developing a broad-reaching approach among senior leadership and

Credit Union Resources Leading Chief Lending Officer Search

[Executive recruiters Credit Union Resources has been retained by WyHy Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, WY, to lead its search for a chief lending officer. The assignment is being led by Marcus Cotton, vice president of executive recruiting. The incoming chief lending officer will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the credit union and

Russell Reynolds Associates Opens Miami Office

[Russell Reynolds Associates has opened an office in Miami in an effort to further strengthen its presence on the East Coast and bridge the firm’s North America and Latin America field locations. The Miami office marks the firm’s first in Florida and becomes its 47th across 26 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East.

IMD International Adds Member Firm In China

[IMD International Search Group has added GMPTALENT International in China as its newest member firm. GMPTALENT, founded in 2012 by David Wu, is a boutique executive search and HR advisory firm operating in Greater China and the Asia region from headquarters in Shanghai. The firm services clients in a number of industry sectors and specializes in recruiting

Companies Failing to Develop New Leaders

[Developing new leaders is critical for organizations to prosper in the years ahead, yet companies appear to be failing to do so according to a recent report by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry. More than half of HR leaders polled said they rank leadership development as fair to very poor. The report also found that many

NorthWind Partners Recruits President and CEO for NCI

[Executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Paul A. Dillahay as president and chief executive officer of NCI Inc. He succeeds Brian J. Clark, who resigned from the positions to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Dillahay is a seasoned executive and results-oriented leader with broad financial, operational and consulting experience and a proven track record of executing transformational change initiatives, developing leaders,

Post Acquisition, Monster Names New CEO

[Monster Worldwide, Inc., has appointed Mark Stoever as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Tim Yates, who is departing Monster after serving as CEO for the last two years. Mr. Stoever, currently Monster’s president and chief operating officer, has served in increasingly senior roles since joining the company in 2005. Before being named COO in 2014, he held

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits YouthBuild USA CEO

[Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed John B. Valverde as chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA. He will take over the organization’s top post in January. Paul Spivey led the search. According to YouthBuild, the organization sought an incoming CEO with the vision and leadership to set a path for organizational growth and impact, building upon its track record of cultivating

Riviera Partners Expands Search Staff

[Executive search firm Riviera Partners has expanded its search staff with the addition of Jason Hann as its newest director. A recruiting industry veteran, Mr. Hann most recently served as chief executive officer of VonChurch, a global recruiting firm specializing in the digital entertainment industry. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Panoramic Solutions (now Genuent) and K2 Partnering Solutions. He

4 Ways to Build Talent Pipelines of the Future

[While strong job growth is a good sign for the U.S. economy as a whole, it presents certain challenges for employers and HR professionals. According to the just-released iCIMS ‘U.S. Hiring Trends’ report, employers are having difficulty attracting suitable candidates. Jobs are becoming harder to fill, requiring more time and money to hire best-fit talent. “In today’s tight

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