Battalia Winston Adds Partner In New Washington, D.C. Office

Executive search firm Battalia Winston has appointed Kathryn Griffin as a partner in its new Washington D.C. office. Previously a managing partner at Slayton Search Partners, where she established that firm’s D.C. office, Ms. Griffin has more than 25 years of corporate recruiting and executive search experience. She specializes …


Private Equity Paints “Help Wanted” Sign By Marshall Krantz

Don’t let the private-equity swoon nix any thoughts you may have about moving to the private side. In fact, opportunities could be right around the corner.

Despite the recent steep decline in private-equity deals, the job market for CFOs at portfolio companies promises to brighten later this year…

“Private-equity …


CareerJournal- Career Tip of the Week How to Land an Assignment Abroad

At most companies, only top performers are awarded the opportunity to work overseas, says Rich Folts, a partner in the Chicago office of executive-search firm Battalia Winston International. If you’re eager to cross borders, be proactive by openly discussing your interest with your manager and human-resources …


Job-Market Strategies for Graduates By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN

Later this month, Mary Beth Lease will graduate from Iowa State University with a stellar academic record. But when it comes to securing a job, she’s afraid she’ll receive a failing grade due to the slumping economy.

“I’ve had lots of interviews and I still don’t have a job,” says the marketing major, who boasts …


Benefits Update: Shifting Priorities in an Uncertain Economy By Dona DeZube

Salary alone isn’t enough to attract the best candidates in accounting or finance. Today, benefits have become the top priority of professionals looking for a new career challenge, surpassing the lure of work/life flexibilities, signing bonuses and extra vacation. Survey data from such divergent sources …


Credit Suisse Cutting 500 Jobs as Client Demand Wanes By Christine Harper

Credit Suisse Group, Switzerland’s second-biggest bank, is cutting 500 jobs in its investment banking and administrative support divisions as demand for the firm’s services declines.

The cuts bring to 1,320 the total number of jobs eliminated by the Zurich-based bank since the collapse of the …