Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Restructuring Liability (Schedule Of Restructuring Liability By Segment) (Details)

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Restructuring Liability (Schedule Of Restructuring Liability By Segment) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Jan. 31, 2012
Oct. 31, 2011
Apr. 30, 2011
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve $ 3,261 $ 3,076 $ 4,921
North America [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 51   91
Europe, Middle East And Africa ("EMEA") [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 2,220   3,169
Asia Pacific [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve     328
South America [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve     114
Total Executive Recruitment [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 2,271   3,702
Futurestep [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 990   1,219
Severance [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 95 639 978
Severance [Member] | Europe, Middle East And Africa ("EMEA") [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 88   857
Severance [Member] | South America [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve     114
Severance [Member] | Total Executive Recruitment [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 88   971
Severance [Member] | Futurestep [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 7   7
Facilities [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 3,166 2,437 3,943
Facilities [Member] | North America [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 51   91
Facilities [Member] | Europe, Middle East And Africa ("EMEA") [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 2,132   2,312
Facilities [Member] | Asia Pacific [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve     328
Facilities [Member] | Total Executive Recruitment [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve 2,183   2,731
Facilities [Member] | Futurestep [Member]
     
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]      
Restructuring Reserve $ 983   $ 1,212