Private Equity and the Talent Function

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  1. Recruitment for key executives within portfolio companies
  2. Talent groups being a credible resource for investment professionals
  3. Facilitating critical talent decisions within portfolio companies

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Key Insights from the Report

Top priorities for survey participants included “managing inflationary pressures on compensation within portfolio companies,” “optimally right-sizing portfolio company employee numbers in the face of a weakening economy” and “balancing investing in talent with the challenging macroeconomic climate.”

Survey participants primarily chose 3 distinct paths for adding value as a talent partner: Acquirers (34%), Assessors (39%) and Advisors (27%). Download the full report to discover the specific priorities, tendencies, blind spots and growth opportunities for each of these paths.

94% of survey participants reported that the talent function in their firm possesses the critical business and domain knowledge to be a credible resource for investment professionals.

Top priorities

Paths to value

Domain knowledge

Post-close playbooks

51% of survey participants reported that their firm has built and implemented a post-close human capital playbook for each portfolio company.

HR data

46% of survey participants reported that their firm collects and analyzes HR data from across the portfolio to analyze and predict risks.

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