May 1, 2018 – 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.
Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added Paris-based executive search firm FSC Group to its fold. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide.
“Having a strong and diversified presence in France is great news for our clients,” said director Fabio Sola. “With the addition of Guillaume and his team, we have enriched the pool of ideas and best practices of our entire organization and we look forward to a strong collaboration.”
After almost 30 years, FSC Group has developed a strong reputation in the French executive recruitment market and abroad through FSC Executive Search. President Guillaume Vital and his team work across sectors, serving a broad client base on HR-related services and innovative digital solutions via their joint venture, AdMyJob.
FSC Group includes the following divisions: FSC Executive Search, HR Signature (middle management, key specialists, talent pipeline), Monceau Carrieres (outplacement, coaching, training) and Downstream (HR consulting).
PRAXI has experienced a recent wave of growth. Last year, the consortium added U.K.-based Cornerstone Talent and Summit Recruitment & Search in Africa as its latest member firms. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Cornerstone is positioned to serve a wide range of industries across 11 African countries. The firm is led by managing director Sue Withers, who has a special interest in psychometric testing.
Last fall, PRAXI added Six Degrees Executive as a new member firm. Six Degrees, which has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, provides in-depth specialist recruitment, talent consulting and C-suite appointments for its Australian market clients. David Braham, Paul Hallam and Nick Hindhaugh founded the firm in 2004, and have focused on building a team with strong sector knowledge and the ability to deliver executive-level talent.
In addition, the consortium added Madrid-based executive search firm Development Systems SA as a member firm. Development Systems serves clients in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. The firm is led by CEO Maite Fuentes who has spent more than 35 years building a strong transatlantic partnership dedicated to executive recruiting and organizational consulting.
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The organization also recently announced the additions of GattiHR and Academic Search International as member firms. With offices in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, GattiHR specializes in executive search, workforce analytics and HR technology services. The firm offers workforce analytical services in climate assessment, employer branding, incentive design and talent management, among other areas. GattiHR is the parent company of Gatti & Associates, an HR-focused executive search firm in the U.S., and Armstrong Franklin, an executive search firm for manufacturing, engineering and supply-chain professionals.
Academic Search International is based in Stockholm with additional offices in Malmo and Gothenburg. Founded in 1991, the firm provides recruiting services, interim consulting and leadership assessment. It is led by CEO Brune Tavell.
Last year, PRAXI Alliance also added Istanbul-headquartered executive search firm Talent Smart as a new member. A newcomer to executive recruiting, the firm is focused on growing its presence thanks to its strong position in assessment and development services through its affiliate, Assessment Systems, under CEO and founder, Levent Sevinc.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media