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Top Practices for Successful Onboarding

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be stressful and challenging. Without a formal onboarding process, the toughest parts of the first days, weeks and months at work are amplified – which isn’t good for the employee, or for your business, according to a new report by talent solutions company Hudson Global

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Allegis Partners Places CHRO at Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) 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. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight

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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.


Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

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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?

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized


How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

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Amrop Appoints Leader of Costa Rica Operations

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the addition of Adrián Chinchilla as leader of its operations in Costa Rica. He assumes the title of partner and general manager and will lead the search for senior executives and


Korn Ferry Stock Surges to Record High on Close of Fiscal Year Report

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.767 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from $1.57 billion in 2017. The organic growth was driven by all three lines of business with Futurestep growing 22.1 percent, executive search expanding 14.8 percent, and Hay Group increasing 8.4 percent. It’s been an amazing run for Korn Ferry

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Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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RSR Partners Finds Executive Director for Race Team Alliance

Greenwich, Conn-based executive search firm RSR Partners has placed Jonathan Marshall as executive director of the Race Team Alliance (RTA), an association of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Principal Dany B. Berghoff spearheaded the search. Mr. Marshall is former chief operating officer and general counsel of the World Surf League. He has also worked


Kincannon & Reed Appoints New Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of five managing partners, bringing its partner group to 12 members. The new managing partners join a partner team that includes Gregory Duerksen, Jon Leafstedt, Fred Medero, David Turner, Ellen von Fange, Gary Weihs and Michael Whitney. “We are thrilled and delighted that these

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Pedersen & Partners Launches Board Services Practice Group

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new board services practice group. Alberto Bocchieri, partner and co-head of Iberia & Latin America, has been named its new leader. He previously served as a partner with Neumann International prior to joining Pedersen in 2011. “We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy,

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BoardWalk Consulting Finds New Leader for Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has placed Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett as the new executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB), one of six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The search was led by managing director Kathy Bremer. “Diane is a multi-dimensional leader and author whose decades


CEOs See Highest Compensation Increase Since Great Recession

In an environment of double-digit growth in shareholder return and corporate income, CEOs at the largest companies in the U.S. last year received the highest compensation increases since the recession, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. “Even with the anticipation of the CEO pay ratio disclosure mandate, so far we haven’t seen it


Caldwell Launches Value Creation Advisory Services

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has announced the launch of an offering that pairs clients with agile executive talent on an as-needed basis. The firm describes its new Value Creation Advisory Solutions offering as a unique, flexible and cost-effective approach to creating value and solving core business challenges that require external expertise. It is part of

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KL2 Connects Seeks New Head of Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron

The Metro Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Akron, OH, has retained the services of executive search firm KL2 Connects to find its next executive director. The organization is reportedly paying the Asheville, NC-based recruiter $42,500 to conduct the search. RTA fired past executive director Richard Enty in January following an ethics investigation and accusations of harassment

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Lisberg Executive Search Expands to Serve Real Estate Sector

Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need for executive talent in the field still remains. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who survived the last downturn and who now have a vision for better times ahead. To


Summer Hiring Expected to Heat Up

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the third quarter, with 24 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 are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

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Howard Fischer Places Chief Revenue Officer at Scott Exchange

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. One recent assignment:

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Credit Union Resources Finds CEO for Telco Plus Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints Global HR Practice Leader

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners continues its recent expansion with the addition of Mike Bergen as a senior partner and global human resources practice leader. He will be based out of the firm’s New York office. Mr. Bergen brings nearly three decades of retained executive search and HR experience to Kingsley Gate Partners. His expertise spans

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TalentRISE Adds Technology and Analytics Expert

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has expanded with the addition of John Meyers as senior director of technology operations. “John possesses a unique blend of technical, business process and analytical skills and know-how,” said Rick Gray, CEO of TalentRISE. “He will help us more effectively manage, measure and scale our operational infrastructure and client service delivery while identifying how

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Recruiting HR Leaders in an Evolving Workplace

From people analytics to employer branding, HR departments are evolving at breakneck speed to meet recruitment and retention challenges. No longer is HR about record keeping and rote rule enforcement. Today’s human resource leaders play a critical role improving business performance through employer branding, strategic recruitment and retention, and talent optimization. A new white paper

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Korn Ferry Finds New Leader for MOSERS

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Korn Ferry has placed Ronda Stegmann as the new executive director of the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS). Senior client partner Michael Kennedy led the assignment. The pension fund’s previous executive director, John Watson, recently stepped down and Ms. Stegmann had been leading the $8.1 billion pension fund on an interim basis. Executive

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Coleman Lew + Associates Seeks Leader for Gardner-Webb University

Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected to find the next president for Gardner-Webb University (GWU), a private, Christian institution in Boiling Springs, NC. A. Frank Bonner is retiring early next year after close to 14 years in the top job and nearly 32 years with the school. Gardner-Webb’s president

Optimum Talent Acquires Vézina Nadeau Labre

Optimum Talent Acquires Vézina Nadeau Labre

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has acquired Vézina Nadeau Labre (VNL), an organizational development, coaching and career transition firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. VNL has been recognized by business leaders and organizations across Quebec and Canada for its outstanding service and human approach, said Optimum Talent. “Its team has worked with clients across all industries and

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to Non-Profit And Board Effectiveness Practices

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Emily K. Rafferty as senior director in the firm’s non-profit and board effectiveness practices. The firm said the appointment was in response to board performance becoming a critical area of focus for non-profit organizations. Ms. Rafferty is the president emerita of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The first woman to be elected

Cornerstone Launches Health & Life Science Practice In China and Taiwan

Cornerstone International Group has established a health and life science practice group serving its seven member locations in China and Taiwan. The firm has named Dominic Yim as team leader. Mr. Yim also serves as managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offices with broad executive experiences in Japan, India, Australia and Switzerland. Mr.

Corepoint Health Uses Executive Search Firm to Find CFO

ChampionScott Partners has recruited James Hajek as chief financial officer of Dallas-based Corepoint Health. Mr. Hajek has significant experience guiding the financial operations of technology organizations over the past 17 years. He previously was an independent management consultant at Hajek Consulting. His past experience includes CFO roles at Pivot3, Inc., Asset Intelligence, LLC, GE Asset Intelligence, and Terion, Inc. (acquired by GE).

Lonergan Partners Fills Board Post for Infinera

Redwood City, CA-headquartered executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Rajal Patel as a member of the board of directors at Infinera. The search was led by partner Dotty Schaffer. “The experience that Raj brings to the Infinera board will give them insight into the cutting edge technologies of the future,” said Ms. Schaffer. Mr. Patel brings more than 20 years

Putting Effective Leaders in Place Now Seen As Urgent Priority

While the need for innovation and driving strategic change is critical to today’s executives, few believe they have the right leaders in place to effectively deliver on strategy, according to a study released by Korn Ferry. The report, “Real World Leadership,” which polled more than 7,500 executives from 107 countries, found that executives’ top leadership development priority

Retail Recruiter Lands CEO for Chico’s

New York-based Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Shelley Broader as president and chief executive officer of Fort Myers-headquartered Chico’s FAS. Past CEO David Dyer had recently announced his retirement. Ms. Broader is an executive with over 25 years of experience leading global and regional retail businesses, including Walmart, Michael’s Stores, and several banners with Delhaize Group. She most recently served as president

RSR Partners Bolsters Industrial Search Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Alan Renne as managing director in its industrial practice. He will be based in the firm’s Greenwich, Conn., office. Mr. Renne specializes in both public and private diversified industrial companies with extensive portfolios of products, services, and solutions. He also helps companies build competence within their leadership teams and boards,

JDG Associates Taps CEO for American Podiatric Medical Association

Search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has recruited Dr. James Christina as executive director and chief executive officer of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Dr. Christina was selected as the association’s incoming executive director after a comprehensive national search process that began in 2014. Dr. Christina has served APMA as director of scientific affairs since 2005. Prior to joining the staff,

TalentRISE Adds Former CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Jennifer Chapman has joined Chicago-based search firm TalentRISE as director, executive search. Ms. Chapman brings nearly 20 years of retained search and related experience across multiple industry sectors to her role. She has placed senior-level candidates in organizations ranging from start-up venture capital concerns to Fortune 50 companies in general management, sales, marketing, finance,

Heidrick Posts 10 Percent Revenue Increase; Stock Jumps 21 Percent

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted consolidated net revenue of $138.4 million in the third quarter, up 10 percent from $125.8 million a year ago. The stock jumped 21 percent on the news. The increase was driven by a 20.4 percent year-over-year increase in the Americas (22.4 percent on a constant currency basis) and a 7.4 percent increase in

Diversified Search Recruits World Affairs Council CEO

Diversified Search has placed Angelica Ocampo as president and chief executive officer for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. The search was led by Diversified Search managing director Andrew Wheeler, practice leader of the firm’s education and not-for-profit practice. Steven Sokol, the council’s previous president and CEO, left earlier this year to become president and chief executive of

Egon Zehnder to Hunt for Global Law Firm CFO

Multinational law firm Slater and Gordan has retained Egon Zehnder to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Wayne Brown has been CFO and company secretary since 2004 before the law firm became the first in the world to list on the stock exchange in 2007. Mr. Brown faced a particularly challenging period following the law firm’s $1.3

As Oil Prices Drop, Pressure to Find Energy Leaders Rises

Heidrick & Struggles has strengthened its oil, gas and power expertise in the firm’s global industrial practice with the addition of David Pruner. He will be based at the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Pruner joins Heidrick & Struggles from Wood Mackenzie, a global research and strategic advisory firm specializing in the energy, chemicals, metals and mining industries, where

IIC Partners Names Global Chair

IIC Partners has appointed Ruth Curran as its global chair and named four new directors to its board. Ms. Curran has served on the IIC Partners board of directors since 2011. She has been a director for two years and vice chair, EMEA, for two years. She is managing partner of MERC Partners located in Dublin and is

Declining Talent Pool in Energy Sector Creates Opportunity for Recruiters

DHR International has recruited Jay Bartlett chief executive officer of Wabash Valley Power Association. He succeeds longtime CEO Rick Coons, who retires after 36 years of service with WVPA, including 10 as CEO. Chris Guiney, a partner in DHR’s Atlanta office, led the assignment. Mr. Bartlett was previously the president and CEO of Prairie Power Inc., an

Texas-based Health System Retains Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

Memorial Hermann Health System has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Dan Wolterman has announced his intention to retire in the second half of 2016. The board will consider both internal and external candidates. “The complexity and size of an organization like Memorial Hermann – along with the

Boyden Adds Partner in San Francisco

Executive search firm Boyden has added Lynn Ogden as a new partner in its San Francisco office. She becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer and non-profit & education practices. With over 25 years of experience in Asia and the U.S., Ms. Ogden brings to Boyden a blend of executive search, leadership assessment, executive coaching and management consulting

Solving a New Demand: Recruiter Unveils Aviation Search Practice

Roanoke, TX-headquartered Aviation Search Group, an aviation-focused executive search firm, has created a new service dubbed Air Medical Recruit, dedicated specifically to air medical operations to assist with the shortage of aviation personnel. “With flight hours on the rise, we developed the Air Medical Recruit program to solve the hiring demand of air medical operators,” said

Carmichael Fisher Continues Expansion in Europe

Carmichael Fisher has continued its expansion with the launch of a new office in Frankfurt. The opening is in response to growing client demand in the German market and builds on the success of the firm’s existing German office in Hamburg. The new office is the Carmichael Fisher’s sixth EMEA location and will initially be led

Hunt Scanlon Releases Ground-Breaking Report On In-House Recruiting

After an intensive, 18-month review of hundreds of in-house recruiting programs across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Hunt Scanlon Media today released its executive report tracking developments in the field. “This has been an incredible journey for us here at Hunt Scanlon,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding chairman and the report’s editor-in-chief. “Hundreds of organizations

Korn Ferry Taps Executive Director for International Cinematographers Guild

Korn Ferry has recruited Rebecca Rhine as the national executive director of the 7,000-member International Cinematographers Guild (ICG). She succeeds Bruce Doering who is retiring after a tenure of 30 years with the Guild. The ICG search process was handled by the national officers in close collaboration with Korn Ferry. The recommendation was then approved by the national executive board at their

McDermott & Bull Recruits Non-Profit CEO

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has assisted Newport Beach, CA-based Project Access, Inc. in the recruitment of Kathy McCarrell as its next chief executive officer. The search was conducted by Chris Bull, managing partner, and Bill Brewer, principal consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. Ms. McCarrell is a highly experienced non-profit executive most recently serving as the executive director of

Execu | Search Group Continues Expansion

The Execu | Search Group has opened new opened offices in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both locations will specialize in recruiting healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants. Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields. The increasing number of people insured through the Affordable Care Act has created additional demand for

Panorama Expands in Germany and Brazil

Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates all over the globe. To meet the demand, search firms continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. The spike in demand seems to be favoring affiliated global recruiting consortiums and the well-established global players that already have beachheads in place that are close to

Seeking Passionate, Consensus-Building Talent: A Trademark of Jim Zaniello

Jim Zaniello is president and founder of Vetted Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm specializing in serving the leadership needs of associations, non-profit organizations, hospitality and destination marketing industries. The firm focuses on recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior staff positions, providing personalized solutions tailored to each client’s needs and employer brand. In this interview, Jim discusses the

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Head of North America for Hedge Fund As Demand for Senior Managers Rises

Odgers Berndtson has placed Stephen Prince as co-head of TFG Asset Management — TFG’s diversified alternative asset management business — and head of North America for Tetragon Financial Management, LP, TFG’s investment manager. Maria de Rossi, a partner in Odgers’ New York office, led the search. Mr. Prince joins the company from Silver Creek Capital Management LLC, a $7 billion

Robert Half Posts Q3 Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2015 revenues of $1.31 billion, a 7.4 percent increase from revenues of $1.22 billion during the same period a year ago. The results were fueled by strong revenue results from Protiviti, Robert Half Technology and permanent placement operations. Revenue numbers failed to meet Street forecasts, which expected revenues of $1.32 billion. Global

Los Angeles-Based Hospital Turns to Recruiter for Next CEO

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has recruited Amit Mohan as chief executive officer of Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles. “Barlow Respiratory Hospital was looking for a dynamic healthcare executive with the vision and strategy to continue to grow the hospital and strengthen established relationships with physicians, staff and the community,” said Laura Musfeldt, vice president of senior executive

Search Solutions Group Adds Life Sciences Recruiting Specialist

Executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has added Jarrett Hoffman as a senior executive recruiter in Baltimore. In March, the firm opened its Baltimore office and named Emil Gerardi as managing partner to lead the new location. Mr. Hoffman began his search career at MRI, where he placed individuals across the country with backgrounds in chemistry, bio-chemistry, biology, physics, material

ManpowerGroup Reports Revenue Loss, Turns to China for Growth

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $5 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, a decrease of eight percent from revenues of $5.4 billion during the same time a year ago. Numbers fell short of Wall Street’s forecasts which expected $5.04 billion in revenues during the quarter. Financial results were significantly impacted by the stronger

Howard Fischer Associates Lands CFO for Tyco

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has assisted Tyco International plc in its search for a chief financial officer with the recruitment of Robert E. Olson. He succeeds Arun Nayar, who will step down from the CFO role and retire from the company at the end of this calendar year. Howard Fischer recently recruited Michael J. Cavanagh as

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