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. After many years of pulling world-class talent into SAP and Siebel, Pat launched CareerAve.com where he’s managing partner and cofounder.
The Big Themes:
- Old-school/new school: The big search firms have some really good assessment programs, but tie a formalized assessment program into succession planning.
- The CEO sets the tenor of the company: I think a lot of times these CEOs don’t fully appreciate the components that they’re asking for.
- The recruiter’s role: Knowing the company culture, management style, succession planning, and weaknesses for the future market intelligence, that recruiter becomes a more qualified candidate to get to final interview.
- We both love this marketplace: We are consulting with a lot of clients on this exact topic, and we’re certainly seeing a lot more interest.
The Big Quote: “Now’s the time to really go out and become a brand, a Glassdoor premiere company that really allows for talent to continue to develop.”
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