One of the top recruiters of executive and sales-leadership talent in the tech industry, Pat Fitzgerald brings deep and valuable perspectives on the battle for talent being waged across every industry today. In monthly episodes, Pat shares his unique insights on the new types of skills that businesses are seeking, and the opportunities that talented professionals are looking for. Today, Pat and I are joined by Pam Seplow, founder of PS SQUARED Advisors, to talk about creative programs for talent acquisition, including how recruiting and L&D training can work together.
The Big Themes:
- The “cradle to grave” approach: Pat and Pam worked together for many years to develop creative, advanced programs for talent acquisition and retention. One of their initiatives was to increase the collaboration between talent acquisition and talent management teams.
- Planning a culture vs. letting one happen: Companies should be in the driver’s seat when it comes to HR and company culture. This requires focused, pointed culture development.
- Assessments and candidate data: The information gathered about candidates through formal assessments or otherwise should be shared throughout the organization to help develop their training and path.
The Big Quote: “I think a lot of organizations think of assessments as being punitive, but in fact, the data is so rich and can really help you think about somebody’s career plan, somebody’s career growth opportunities, and help to align that with somebody’s own aspirations.”