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September 10, 2000 | Fast Company
Master recruiter Peter Leffkowitz teaches senior execs how to lasso the talent in sessions at his 75-acre Tall Pony Ranch outside Kansas City, Mo., that sound as much like scenes out of "City Slickers" as they do human resources management seminars.
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BUSINESS
April 18, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
The nation's economy is coming back and many employers are cautiously staffing up, but they're not often hiring people who have been out of work for a long time, according to a headhunter firm. “The longer one is out of work, the more difficult it becomes to achieve job search success. And, unfortunately, this is a situation that has not reversed, despite steady improvement in the overall job market,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The Chicago firm finds workers for employers.
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NEWS
March 3, 2001 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his hiding place in the Borneo jungle, Asmawi Ab watched as a band of headhunters caught his father, Palindo, 50 yards away. The elderly man fell to his knees and begged for mercy, but the Dayaks stabbed and killed him. The leader of the gang lifted the body by the hair and in one stroke of his long mandau knife lopped off the head. In triumph, he held it high and drank the dripping blood as his comrades let loose a terrifying victory cry.
SPORTS
November 19, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Baltimore's Ed Reed, among the best safeties in NFL history, has been suspended by the league for a game for repeated headhunting. Reed will not be allowed to practice this week, and cannot play in the Ravens' game Sunday at San Diego. According to the NFL, his personal-foul penalty in Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh was the third time in the past three seasons that Reed violated the rule against hitting defenseless players in the head or neck area. He was flagged for his hit on Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1988
Anger is sweeping California's tightly knit fraternity of water managers over a draft plan that would severely limit water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Southern California. The target of the ire is Chairman W. Don Maughan of the state Water Resources Control Board, who is trying to soothe tempers by reiterating that all Californians will have to sacrifice in the future to stretch water supplies to meet demands. The proposals are those of the board's staff.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012
'Headhunters' MPAA rating: R for bloody violence including some grisly images, strong sexual content and nudity Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Playing: Landmark, West Los Angeles
BUSINESS
July 3, 2009 | Walter Hamilton
Jeanne Eslinger Branthover leans in and listens intently as a laid-off Wall Street executive describes how she's coping in a miserable job market. The woman, blindsided by her layoff from a big investment bank, tells how she puts on a business suit every day and diligently commutes into Manhattan to look for work. "Good girl, good girl," Branthover says. "At the end of the day, things are going to get better. You're going to get employed. It's just when, and don't give up on it."
BUSINESS
August 25, 2001 | From Reuters
Media company Tribune Co. and newspaper publisher Knight Ridder Inc. teamed up Friday to buy online resume bank Headhunter.net Inc. for about $200 million, which they would add to their jointly owned online recruiter CareerBuilder Inc. Tribune's newspapers include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Knight Ridder papers include the San Jose Mercury News. The Headhunter deal would set up a battle between CareerBuilder and Monster.com, owned by TMP Worldwide Inc.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1989 | Jane Applegate
Looking for a way to improve the quality of the new managers joining his El Monte instrumentation firm, Steve Olson insisted that every prospective employee be interviewed and rated by five of his company's current supervisors. While this policy helped screen out some potential problems, Olson, then president and chief executive of Signet Scientific, eventually turned to a small executive recruiting firm for help.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1990
It was refreshing and encouraging to discover "Hollywood Gives Headhunters a Recruiting Role" (Oct. 29). The article noted that Hollywood is slowly joining the mainstream in its corporate casting. There is potential for substantial reductions in the practice of drawing employees primarily from Tinseltown's inner circle. The best qualified candidate may be called from Memphis or Montana instead of the Polo Lounge or Palm Spring's putting greens. The media conglomerates that are acquiring Hollywood are expanding their use of headhunters to fill certain jobs.
SPORTS
November 19, 2012 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
Baltimore's Ed Reed, among the best safeties in NFL history, has been suspended by the league for one game for repeated headhunting. Reed will not be allowed to practice this week, and cannot play in Sunday's game at San Diego. According to the NFL, his personal-foul penalty in Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh was the third time in the last three seasons Reed violated the rule against hitting defenseless players in the head or neck area. He was flagged for his hit on Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012
'Headhunters' MPAA rating: R for bloody violence including some grisly images, strong sexual content and nudity Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Playing: Landmark, West Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012 | By Oliver Gettell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Headhunters,"the new Norwegian thriller based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbo, tells the story of a wealthy but insecure executive recruiter who moonlights as an art thief to support his posh lifestyle. Years before "Headhunters" was an international box office success or a bestselling book, Nesbo was living his own double life as a stockbroker at the Oslo Stock Exchange and rock musician with the band Di Derre (translation: "those guys"). "I was seen as this sort of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," said Nesbo, 52, on the phone from his native Oslo.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The plural in"Headhunters"is not accidental. Though it starts with one man and his conventional-seeming job as a corporate headhunter, before this twisty Norwegian thriller is over two individuals are involved in nonstop pursuit of each other for the highest possible stakes. Like life and death. Taken from the fiendishly plotted novel by Jo Nesbo, one of Scandinavia's top mystery writers, "Headhunters" is a dark adult entertainment, a wild and bloody adrenaline rush of a movie that deals in gleeful grotesqueness and over-the-top implausibilities.
SPORTS
October 19, 2010 | Sam Farmer
A meeting of the helmets? The NFL is intent on curtailing those. A meeting of the minds on the issue? Good luck with that. On Tuesday, the league fined ? but did not suspend ? three players for dangerous hits in Sunday's game, docking Pittsburgh's James Harrison $75,000, and dinging New England's Brandon Meriweather and Atlanta's Dunta Robinson $50,000 each. A spokesman said the league wants to give players fair warning before suspending them for such hits, and will send a memo to all 32 teams Wednesday about the changes in disciplinary action.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2010 | By Claudia Eller, Los Angeles Times
Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes, who is finalizing a management succession plan at the media giant's Warner Bros. film studio, said Friday that his decision would involve the input of the studio's chairman and CEO, Barry Meyer, and its president and chief operating officer, Alan Horn. "This has been a very successful management team, and how we approach succession is a three-way decision between Barry, Alan and me," Bewkes said in a phone interview. "Under Barry and Alan's leadership, there's been a fantastic level of performance for a decade in theatrical movies, TV series and home video, so naturally their views on how we execute the business going forward for the next generation is very important.
NEWS
November 8, 1987 | BERTIL LINTNER, Deutsche Presse-Agentur
Kaita does not know how old he is, but he thinks he must be around 60 or 70. "But I became a Christian in 1982," he says. "That was in the same year as we gave up headhunting." This area of northwestern Burma on the Patkai Range is one of Southeast Asia's last frontiers, and the memory of taking enemy heads is still fresh to a people who discovered the Iron Age only this century.
NEWS
February 5, 1986 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
It was the kind of audience that Pope John Paul II enjoys--native dancers, former headhunters, thousands of newly minted Roman Catholics who just a generation ago were among the world's most primitive people. And the Pope seemed exuberant Tuesday at this hill station, known locally as the "Abode of the Gods," in remote northeast India where as recently as 1967 tribesmen boosted their spirits by lopping off other people's heads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Richard "Scar" Lopez, a founding member of Cannibal & the Headhunters, the East Los Angeles vocal group that scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with "Land of 1000 Dances," has died. He was 65. Lopez died of lung cancer July 30 in a convalescent hospital in Garden Grove, said Gene Aguilera, who managed the group a decade ago during its local comeback. They were four high school students in East L.A. — Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia, Lopez, Robert "Rabbit" Jaramillo and his brother, Joe "Yo Yo" Jaramillo — when they emerged on the national music scene in 1965.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2009 | Walter Hamilton
Jeanne Eslinger Branthover leans in and listens intently as a laid-off Wall Street executive describes how she's coping in a miserable job market. The woman, blindsided by her layoff from a big investment bank, tells how she puts on a business suit every day and diligently commutes into Manhattan to look for work. "Good girl, good girl," Branthover says. "At the end of the day, things are going to get better. You're going to get employed. It's just when, and don't give up on it."
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