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STEM employment up, gender and racial gaps widening

June 29, 2015

The slight upward trend in STEM activity measured by the first U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index continued in 2014, according to new data analyzed by U.S. News & World Report. However, multi-million dollar initiatives by both the public and the private sectors have failed to close gender and raci...


IIC Partners adds Conroy Ross office in Montreal

June 29, 2015

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide added Conroy Ross Partners’ Montreal office into membership, expanding its Canada footprint to four offices.Founded in 1994 by Jim Conroy, Conroy Ross Partners is a search and consulting firm with eight offices across Canada. Mike Ross joined the firm as pa...


Oil price slump sees 5,000 jobs cut — Web

June 29, 2015

Energy Voice reports more firms have joined the list of companies laying off workers in the northeast as a result of the sharp slump in oil prices.


Volt CEO steps down, chairman takes role

June 26, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) President and CEO Ron Kochman resigned, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities. The board appointed Chairman Michael Dean as interim president and CEO. Dean will also continue to serve as chairman.Kochman joined the New York-based firm...


RCM awarded $30 million school nurse staffing contract

June 26, 2015

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — today announced the Chicago Board of Education awarded a new contract  to its specialty healthcare division. Under the four-year, $30 million contract, RCM will manage hiring, staffing and trainin...


Caldwell Partners responds to trading halt

June 26, 2015

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US, reported more than 500,000 shares of the company's common stock traded yesterday, increasing the share price more than 40% to $1.84 and spurring a trading halt. The company said i...


Oil and gas execs to cut hiring 65% in next six months, survey finds

June 26, 2015

Oil and gas companies continue to curtail recruitment as a result of ongoing market uncertainty, according to a global survey of oil and gas hiring managers conducted by Rigzone, an industry website owned by DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX).According to Rigzone, market trends have begun to show some ea...


Michael Page names former Microsoft exec as board director

June 26, 2015

Michael Page International plc, a London-based professional staffing firm, appointed Patrick de Smedt as an independent, non-executive board director, effective Aug. 1.A Belgian citizen, de Smedt spent 23 years at Microsoft. He founded the Benelux subsidiaries, led the development of its Western...


Texas firm acquires CGI Staffing Solutions

June 26, 2015

Cotton Holdings Inc. acquired CGI Staffing Solutions Inc., effective immediately. Lake Charles, La.-based CGI is a boutique firm that provides professional-level recruiting and human resources services.Cotton assumed certain of CGI’s outstanding staffing and professional recruiting services contr...


People: B. E. Smith, DISYS and Heidrick

June 26, 2015

Lenexa, Kan.-based B. E. Smith, an executive search firm specializing in healthcare, added Alyson Cutshall as VP of post-acute services. Cutshall previously held leadership positions at Gentiva Health Services, an affiliate of Kindred Healthcare.Digital Intelligence Systems Corp. named Jack Felle...