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May 27, 2016 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon
Diversity Hiring Is Lagging At CEO and CFO Levels

Two Thirds of Newly Appointed HR Executives Are Diverse Candidates. Across All Executive Positions, HR Is the Only Role to Experience a Majority of Diverse Appointments. Let's Take a Closer Look... Full Story>

May 26, 2016 | In the Media | International Downtown Association
High-Performing Urban District CEOs: IDA's New Report

A Behavioral Competency Leadership Study Full Story>

May 25, 2016 | In the Media | The Wall Street Journal
When the CEO Reports to the Private-Equity Bosses

These top jobs pay well but often entail strict accountability, intense scrutiny and speedy decisions. Executives can make their mark -- and lots of money -- by becoming the leader of a company owned by private-equity investors. Full Story>

May 19, 2016 | In the Media | Harvard Business Review
How Private Equity Firms Hire CEOs

Corporate boards often say that succession planning is their top priority, but at publicly traded companies, directors rarely get to turn that planning into action: The average CEO tenure at S&P 500 firms is nearly 10 years. That’s in sharp contrast to the private equity world. PE firms hold investments in dozens of companies, and after making an investment, they nearly always replace the CEO. Full Story>

May 18, 2016 | In the Media | eFinancial Careers
Essential skills that will keep you employed on Wall Street until 2026 and beyond

While 10 years might not seem so long in the course of a lifetime, a decade may as well be an eternity when it comes to the financial services job market. Professionals across the sell-side and the buy-side alike have to navigate the cyclical nature of the markets and the industry as a whole, bouncing back after downturns and layoffs and savoring the salad days and the meaty bonuses while they last. To have staying power in the financial services industry, you have to be able to adapt to constant changes and continue to update and expand your skill set. Here are the essential skills you should have to ensure that you survive on Wall Street and thrive within the industry at least until 2026, and hopefully even longer. Full Story>

May 17, 2016 | In the Media | China Business Review
Talent in China: Find it, grow it, keep it

What do multinational companies operating in China look for when hiring top executives, and how do they develop those executives’ leadership expertise? Eric Dieny of DHR International and Jennifer Lawrence of Cambridge Corporate Training recently provided hiring insight to US-China Business Council (USCBC) members in Shanghai. Full Story>

May 6, 2016 | In the Media | Workforce
HR and IT: The Dynamic Duo in Fighting Cybersecurity Risks

The rise of mobile and cloud technology has amped up the need for cybersecurity. Experts says coordinated efforts between HR and IT are important. Full Story>

May 5, 2016 | In the Media | The Wall Street Journal
H.I.G.’s Growth Tests Firm’s Quest to Stay True to Its Roots

DHR International's Jeffrey Cohn, managing director for succession planning, discusses H.I.G. Capital's ability to retain its brightest minds and reputation for value-oriented deal making as it grows. Full Story>

May 5, 2016 | In the Media | efinancial Careers
How to Make it to the Top in Compliance

This is how you can climb the ladder to become the top dog of your compliance department, the CCO. Full Story>

April 29, 2016 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
Scoring Diversity One Bank At a Time

Promoting diversity has long been a key component of both modern HR policy and good corporate governance — in banking as elsewhere. According to recruiters and talent acquisition leaders, businesses around the world increasingly recognize the importance of a workforce and board which encompasses a wide range of talents and perspectives from a broader spectrum of backgrounds. Full Story>

April 27, 2016 | Video & Audio | CNBC
Amazon's unconventional move to have three CEOs

Jeffrey Cohn, DHR Managing Director, and Aaron Kessler, Raymond James Analyst, discuss Amazon's unconventional move to have three CEOs. Full Story>

April 22, 2016 | Press Releases
DHR International completes Premier Farnell Plc search for Head of Global Product Compliance

Executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Peter Wheeldon as Head of Global Product Compliance at Premier Farnell Plc. Full Story>

April 22, 2016 | In the Media | CITY A.M
UK bricks and mortar retailers lack relevant e-commerce experience at board level, claims report

British retailers lack relevant e-commerce experience on the boards, a new study by a leading global executive search firm has found, putting them at risk of falling further behind by their online-only rivals. Full Story>

April 15, 2016 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon
Empowering Women In The Workplace Starts Here

Sheer confidence among nearly 80 percent of female financial advisors is among the biggest factors impacting leadership, success and fulfillment in their careers, according to a recent study conducted by Edward Jones. Half of those surveyed say confidence is the single most important tool in career advancement. Full Story>

April 12, 2016 | Press Releases
Less than 5% of British Retail Executive Directors have an E-Commerce Background

There is a lack of significant relevant e-commerce experience on the boards of major British retailers, reveals research by global executive search firm DHR International. Full Story>

April 8, 2016 | In the Media | The Global Recruiter
DHR's New Partner: New talent for Hong Kong based executive search company.

DHR International have appointed Benjamin Lo as partner, based in its Hong Kong office. Ben will serve as partner within the consumer and retail and private equity practice groups. Before joining DHR International, Ben was CEO at Beauty Farm Salons, which owns 130 beauty salons across China and is majority owned by private equity firm CITIC PE. Full Story>

April 4, 2016 | In the Media | The Wall Street Journal
Heir apparent to Disney's CEO will step down

Jeff Cohn, managing partner of Elevate Partners, a DHR International company, was interviewed about the news that Disney's CEO successor has decided to step down. Full Story>

April 4, 2016 | Press Releases
DHR International Hires New Partner in Hong Kong Specialising In Private Equity, Consumer and Retail

LONDON, UK (4th April 2016) -DHR International, one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, is pleased to announce that Benjamin Lo has joined the firm as Partner, based in its Hong Kong office. Full Story>

April 1, 2016 | Press Releases
DHR completes Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. CIO search

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Russell Read as Chief Investment Officer of Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, $52.4 billion sovereign wealth fund. Read will begin the new position on May 9. The search was completed by Managing Partner of the North American Financial Services Practice Carol Hartman and Partner Jim Schroeder Full Story>

March 30, 2016 | Video & Audio | Bloomberg TV
Where the jobs are (and aren't) in finance

Jeanne Branthover, DHR International partner, discusses financial jobs with Bloomberg's David Gura and Lisa Abramowicz on "Bloomberg Markets." Full Story>

March 14, 2016 | In the Media | Human Resources IQ
Identifying, Recruiting, and Hiring Your Next CEO

Whether true leaders are born, made, or something in between, they are out there, but they may not be easy to find. From identifying potential candidates to conducting interviews and negotiating team politics, hiring a new CEO for your company is a huge task, but it’s also one of the most important decisions your company can make. Full Story>

March 14, 2016 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon
Satisfying Client Talent Needs through Specialization

When it comes to hiring, board directors, CHROs, talent acquisition leaders and senior-level functional heads all have one thing in common: They demand more from a search firm than to simply find them good talent. Full Story>

March 10, 2016 | In the Media | Savoy Network
Optimizing Your Network

An executive’s network is a critical tool for their career. As an executive advances, their network is the primary source for career opportunities. In fact, outplacement experts suggest that ~85% of new roles are secured through an executive’s network. Beyond new roles, a network can be helpful in many other aspects in a leader’s career. Full Story>

March 10, 2016 | Press Releases
Jeanne Branthover joins DHR International

Jeanne Branthover, along with her New York team, has joined DHR International. In 2003, Branthover joined Boyden Global Executive Search and served as head of the Global Financial Services Practice as well as spearheading its fintech subsector. She had previously founded her own New York based executive search firm, Branthover Associates, which she successfully ran for more than 20 years. Branthover was also named one of the World's Most Influential Headhunters by Bloomberg Business. Full Story>

March 10, 2016 | Press Releases
DHR International Hires New Partner, Gerlinde Berger, Boosting Firm’s European Industrial and Retail Profile

DHR International, one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, is pleased to announce that Gerlinde Berger has joined the firm as Partner. She will work across the Frankfurt, Vienna and Munich offices, providing expertise to DHR International’s industrial, retail and consumer practice groups. Full Story>

March 7, 2016 | In the Media | Wall Street Journal
CIOs Sidestep Wage Declines

DHR International's Peter Metzger, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal's Angus Loten about the salary growth of CIOs. Full Story>

March 2, 2016 | Press Releases
DHR International completes CEO search for Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Rick Weddle as President & CEO for the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance in Norfolk, Virginia. Full Story>

February 25, 2016 | In the Media | CEO.com
Millennials Forge Their Own Paths -- Don't Force Them to Follow Yours

Today’s young professionals crave influence over acknowledgment. They care more about finding meaning and fulfillment in their work than they do about titles, promotions, and raises. Full Story>

February 24, 2016 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
DHR Lands CEO for Turtle Wax

DHR International consultants Carlos Cata and Christine DeYoung successfully completed the search for the new Turtle Wax CEO, Gary Walrath. Full Story>

February 18, 2016 | In the Media | Efinancial Careers
Here's what's really going on with Wall Street bonuses

DHR International's Carol Hartman, managing partner, North American Financial Services, gives her insight to dwindling Wall Street bonuses. Full Story>

February 17, 2016 | Press Releases
Parkhouse joins DHR International as Associate Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Will Parkhouse has joined the firm as an Associate Partner, based in the Hong Kong office. Full Story>

February 17, 2016 | Press Releases
Patel joins DHR International as Managing Partner, India

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Firoze Patel has joined the firm as Managing Partner, India based in the firm’s Mumbai office. Full Story>

February 17, 2016 | In the Media | Executive Grapevine
DHR International: Why FTSE 100 Deputy CEOs are sharply declining

FTSE 100 companies are ridding themselves of deputy CEOs to ensure more flexible succession planning, according to DHR International. Full Story>

February 17, 2016 | In the Media | City A.M
Shareholders demand information about diversity in global firms' annual reports

Two-thirds of the world’s biggest banks now include diversity reporting in their annual reports, according to new research out today from DHR International, a global executive search firm. Full Story>

February 4, 2016 | In the Media
Time to quit Wall Street for a job in the Caribbean? South America?

It’s winter on Wall Street. Your bonus is down, layoffs loom, and the weather is fierce. If there were ever a time to move to a more exotic location, this might be it. Full Story>

February 2, 2016 | In the Media | HR.com
5 Characteristics You Should Look for in a Chief Communications Officer

A few decades ago, public relations was just public relations. However, in recent years, I've watched it expand to include a full portfolio of internal communications, social media, and the countless types of external transmissions companies make nowadays. - See more at: http://www.hr.com/en/app/blog/2016/02/5-characteristics-you-should-look-for-in-a-chief-c_ik5q269e.html#sthash.6gDkJN40.dpuf Full Story>

February 2, 2016 | Press Releases
Number of FTSE 100 companies with a Deputy CEO halves in two years

Number of Deputy CEOs drops from six to three between 2013 and 2015. Low usage limits succession planning options and increases risk of lengthy periods of instability. Full Story>

February 1, 2016 | In the Media | Ere Media
Why Boston, San Francisco, and D.C are Recruiting Hot Spots

When searching for five-star, C-suite candidates, we’ve traditionally turned to commercial hotbeds like New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. However, more recently, the cities of San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. have ascended the ranks to also become modern centers of excellence — packed with reputable and rising professionals who are ripe for the picking. Full Story>

February 1, 2016 | Press Releases
Diversity reporting shifts up a gear at world’s biggest banks: Two-thirds of Global Top 20 now measuring how diverse their workforce is in annual reports

European banks far more likely to report on diversity than their American peers More than half report on proportion of women at senior level Full Story>

January 28, 2016 | Press Releases
Stürzebecher joins DHR International as Partner in Frankfurt

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Gert Stürzebecher has joined the firm as a Partner, based in the Frankfurt office. Full Story>

January 26, 2016 | In the Media | CNN Expansion
Star Wars and the awakening of female leadership

The latest Star Wars saga, has not only been the highest grossing movie but also has left most fans very happy; it also brings to the table an issue: gender equality. Full Story>

January 19, 2016 | In the Media | REUTERS
Banker bonuses do not keep pace with record M&A year

Wall Street's biggest dealmakers will be showered with big bonuses this month but many other bankers face a lean year as executives seek to retain top talent while at the same time try to keep a lid on costs. Full Story>

January 12, 2016 | In the Media | Dagens Industri
Interest in Iran "is a Gold Rush"

A tug of war for skilled personnel is expected as international companies prepare to establish themselves in Iran. Interest in the country has been described as a gold rush by executive search company DHR International. Full Story>

January 8, 2016 | In the Media | The Wall Street Journal
For Interim CEOs, a Job Full of Pitfalls

They must rally the troops during uncertain times, but they can’t make bold changes Full Story>