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How to Win the War for Talent | Fitzgerald on Talent

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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 his monthly episodes here on Cloud Wars Live, called “Fitzgerald on Talent,” Pat shares his unique insights on the new types of talent and leadership skills that businesses are seeking today, and also on types of opportunities that talented professionals of all ages are looking for. After many years of pulling world-class talent into SAP and Siebel, Pat launched ( where he’s managing partner and cofounder.

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The Big Themes:

  • Mix of old school and new school: Know that there are different types of recruiters, just like there are different types of CXO executives and HR executives.
  • The virtual employee: Bill Gates, Chairman and Founder of Microsoft is saying 50% of employees going forward will work from home – and 30% of office space will diminish.
  • A huge gap in the industry: Bringing in diversity is a huge priority. Retaining talent so that they stay for 10 or 20 years is another goal.
  • Looking ahead to 2021: The head of talent needs to be much more focused on earning the right to be a strategic partner and trusted advisor.

The Big Quote: “The head of talent acquisition really needs to have a seat at the table too.”

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Cloud Wars Live Digital All-Stars

Pat Fitzgerald is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2020. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.

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