February 16, 2018 – Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label.
Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With a nod to the famous bridge in Venice, Rialto seeks to bridge the gap between employers and employees on the one hand and between academia and industry on the other,” said the firm. Rialto’s now 10-member team focuses on the market for occupations that have a shortage of talent, such as engineers. And that need for experienced engineers is going to grow even more urgent in the years ahead, said the firm.
Rialto specializes in search, recruitment & selection and temporary employment contracts, said Patrick Van Lijsebetten, CEO of the firm. “When Rialto receives a question from a customer, it searches for the most suitable candidate to be found, no matter how long the search takes,” he said.
“We don’t only have a conversation with the client, but with different people in the company,” said Mr. Van Lijsebetten. Rialto develops a sense for the culture, “and we get a very good picture of the function and the possibilities for the candidate within the company,” he said. “Our consultants make a scan of the company and check whether the CV and the competencies of the candidate match the job description.”
“We do this on the basis of in-depth interviews, psycho-technical and cognitive tests,” he said. “For candidates who have been working for 25 years, the diploma is less relevant, but the competences and potential are all the more important.”
Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search is a boutique and talent management consultancy office providing senior-level executive search, search for top-notch engineers, CXO and board-level profiles. Its clients range from mid-sized to large emerging Fortune 500 growth companies, as well as family and private-equity controlled entities. To fulfill the assignments of international clients, Rialto has been since 2016 the exclusive Belgian partner of the worldwide IMSA International Executive Search network.
A handful of executive search firms overseas have opened new offices in recent months. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives.
TRANSEARCH International opened new offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The locations will be led by Addy Lee and Donald Hsu. With a corporate general management background and having placed over 500 senior executives into multinationals and Chinese companies, Mr. Lee has extensive experience in M&A advisory.
Executive search firm SRi launched a Shanghai office and added key staff to its Greater China team. The Greater China team, which is led by partner Ting Zhang, has seen growth of 25 percent over the past year thanks to senior search and advisory work across major sports, media and entertainment properties including AC Milan, IMG, Infront China, Riot Games and FOX.
U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany. Marko Könönen leads the new location serving as senior partner at CNA International Hamburg Germany. His sector experience crosses manufacturing, especially within the packaging, chemical, engineering, interim solutions and human resources industries.
Odgers Berndtson has opened an office in Dublin. The move enhances the firm’s capacity to support global companies looking to establish new centers of operation in Europe in readiness for Brexit, according to Odgers. It is led by Damian Ringwood, who has extensive experience across other sectors such as professional services, healthcare and industrial.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media