Sourcing Talent in Uncertain Times

Published on March 19, 2020

In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you in the first instance to reassure you that we are continuing in our commitment to support our clients and candidates in a myriad of ways: to develop talent and capability strategies to meet the challenges of a fast-changing and uncertain world. In our conversations with our candidates and clients in recent weeks, we have seen businesses and their leaders rising to these challenges with infectious optimism and pragmatism; a reassuring sign for the market as we enter uncharted waters.

In particular, agility and the ability to adapt rationally and calmly to changing conditions will position businesses well for the challenges ahead.

To date, businesses have been universally focused on top line revenue growth in slowing or stagnant conditions. Senior commercial leaders with strong commercial track records and the ability to drive growth through innovative business development and account management / share-of-wallet strategies have been and continue to be in high demand. Customer centricity remains critical to all commercial activity.

Moving forward, whilst we always recommend securing exceptional talent in a permanent capacity, we anticipate a growing need for interim leadership solutions, particularly as we emerge from the COVID-19 haze in the coming months. Consultants and interim leaders with an ability to diagnose and perform due diligence on organisations to reorganise cost bases in a new world, and to develop strategies for rapid returns to market and growth, will be critical.

On behalf of the Pacific Talent Partners team, we wish you good health and safety in the weeks and months ahead, and look forward to engaging with you soon to discuss your talent needs or to have a confidential career conversation. We look forward to connecting soon and can be reached via phone on 02 8318 1818 or email at talent@ptpaustralia.com.

Published by

Alistair Clark

Sydney Office Lead | Chief Executive Officers and Board Advisory Practice
at Pacific Talent Partners

Alistair Clark

Sydney Office Lead | Chief Executive Officers and Board Advisory Practice at Pacific Talent Partners

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