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 today, and also on opportunities that talented professionals of all ages are looking for. Today, Pat and I talk outside-the-box strategies companies should consider to win top candidates.
The Big Themes:
- The war for talent is exploding: but Pat says that many companies are failing to think through the “impact issues” that will keep them competitive in hiring battles.
- Market & competitive intelligence for hiring: firms should be keeping an eye on what their competitors are up to, and even recruiting star talent from those companies. It’s a long game that can pay off big.
- Think outside the box to win young talent: what if companies offered to pay off young employees’ student loans? How does mentorship work in a virtual office environment?
The Big Quote: “There’s got to be an awful lot of forethought about what the ramifications are going to be in so many of the areas around talent attraction, and whether it be compensation or virtual workspace; there’s just so many impact issues that I think a lot of companies haven’t necessarily thought about.”