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Cracking the Code: Strategies for Talent Acquisition and Management in Middle Market Companies and Private Equity Firms

Talent acquisition and management continue to be challenging for middle market companies, and this was the focus of our recent webinar titled, “Unlocking the Secrets of Talent Acquisition and Management” held on January 31st, 2023. The webinar brought together experts in middle market PE and human capital to discuss strategies for talent acquisition and management.

Moderated by Tim Lewis, Partner at Southfield Capital, the panel discussion featured Sandy Fiaschetti, PhD, Founder & Managing Partner at Lodestone People Consulting, and Geri House, Chief People Officer at Platform Partners. The discussion delved into the state of play in talent acquisition, the use of scientific analytics for talent and organizational assessment, strategies for onboarding and career development, and how investment bankers and PE firms view talent acquisition and management in their processes.

One of the key points made during the webinar was the importance of companies taking a proactive approach to talent acquisition and management. As Tim Lewis noted, “Companies that are successful in talent acquisition and management are the ones that are constantly investing in their people and thinking about how they can build a culture that fosters growth and development.”

Geri House emphasized the importance of a holistic approach to talent acquisition and management, “Companies that take a holistic approach, looking at the entire employee lifecycle and how they can support employees in their personal and professional growth are successful.” By investing in career development programs and creating a culture of continuous learning, companies can retain top talent and foster loyalty among employees.

Sandy Fiaschetti highlighted the role of data in talent acquisition and management, “By collecting and analyzing data on employee engagement, turnover rates, and other key metrics, companies can identify areas for improvement and develop targeted strategies to address these issues.” She also noted the challenges faced by middle market companies in attracting and retaining top talent, particularly in the post-COVID-19 world. With employees looking for greater work-life balance, companies that can offer flexibility and remote work options are likely to be more successful in attracting and retaining top talent.

In conclusion, the webinar provided valuable insights into the world of talent acquisition and management, offering strategies and advice to help middle market companies overcome the challenges they face. As Tim Lewis stated, “talent acquisition and management is an ongoing process, and companies that can adapt and evolve with the changing needs of their employees are the ones that will be successful in the long run.”

Watch the full version here on our YouTube channel: Opus Connect Webinar: Unlocking the Secrets of Talent Acquisition and Management

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