B2B News for Thursday, February 3, 2022: New Appointments Round-Up

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Recruiters already know that employees are moving like never before. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, 4.5 million American workers quit or changed their jobs in November 2021. The stat represents the highest number ever recorded in one month with most of the resignations being submitted in the hotel and hospitality industry.

“Observers have credited several factors for all the turnover we’re seeing, from paltry wages and benefits being offered to fear of contracting COVID-19 and complications associated with infections,” said Ian O. Williamson, Dean of the University of California of Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business.. “Being successful in many service-based jobs requires generalizable occupational skills such as competencies in communications and computing. Because these talents are easily transportable across companies in a wide range of professions, it’s relatively easy for employees to move between companies and maintain their productivity in service-based economies.”

Press release: https://www.newswise.com/articles/what-s-next-the-great-resignation

Interactive agency Wilderness has been benefiting from the job change trend in Europe. They appointed six new team members to work across the UK, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.  

The three new additions to the London team include Rob Hall as Head of Creative, Rebecca Watson as Financial Director and Ruby Lloyd as Marketing Manager. Rae Low joins as an Account Director, Fred Bhat as Senior Social Strategist and Mollie Lyons as Senior Social Manager in Amsterdam and Copenhagen.  

“We had an exceptional 2021 at Wilderness, growing revenue by 87% year-on-year alongside a record-breaking Q4, up 253% on the previous year,” said Wilderness Founder and CEO Tom Jarvis. “With these new hires in place, we are building a team to help continue delivering success throughout 2022. As part of that, we are continuing our European expansion with a presence in Copenhagen and I’m excited for us to be supporting clients across the Nordics.” 

More information: https://www.wilderness.agency/about/

Biztek Solutions Inc., has appointed Timothy Sheehan to the role of Director of Operations. Sheehan will lead the company’s transformation and help to drive growth and profitability.

“Tim is a highly accomplished operations executive with a strong track record of delivering results,” said Derek Anderson, CEO of Biztek Solutions Inc. “He is the perfect person to lead our business transformation and help us achieve our goals.”

Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/biztek-solutions-inc-appoints-timothy-sheehan-director-of-operations-to-lead-the-companys-transformative-it-solutions-301474578.html

S4M, a provider of digital display advertising and placement based on commuting and destination habits, has appointed Arnaud Bret as Global Chief Revenue Officer.

Bret spent four years at Amazon leading their EMEA business development team for the telecom sector.

“With Arnaud’s addition to S4M, as well as recent additions to the management committee and the company worldwide, I truly believe that we have the industry’s finest team to match the best DTS technology that the world has ever seen,” said Christophe Collet, S4M’s CEO.  “As we move to execute our 2022 plan, I am even more confident of what the year has in store for us and our clients with Arnaud on board.”

Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/s4m-announces-arnaud-bret-as-new-global-chief-revenue-officer-301474324.html

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Kate Baggott is a former Managing Editor of B2BNN. Her technology and business journalism has appeared in the Technology Review, the Globe and Mail, Canada Computes, the Vancouver Sun and the Bay Street Bull. She is the author of the short story collections Love from Planet Wine Cooler and Dry Stories. Find links to recent articles by following her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-baggott-9a0306/