Executive recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson yesterday announced a 40% increase in business for the first half of 2014. The company attributed the record result to changes made in December 2013 that moved it to a centrally-owned, fully-integrated structure.
According to Carl Lovas, the firm’s Canadian Chairman, the recruitment business is shifting because of leadership challenges that companies are set to face in coming years. “Organizations’ talent needs are becoming more and more complex, and Odgers Berndtson is now positioned to meet these needs,” he said. “We are fully integrated across the country and globally, which means that we have no geographic constraints and clients can access the right industry specialists no matter where they are located, whether in Toronto, Calgary, London or Hong Kong.”
The firm has recently opened new offices in Vancouver and Calgary, and created specialized practices for CFO, sustainability, oil and gas, mining and board recruitment.