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Korn Ferry: How PE Firms Are Changing Their Focus On Talent

Korn Ferry’s recent article on Private Equity’s newfound focus on talent will make interesting reading for any executive search firm working in this field. Investment returns are being impacted by technology changes and high prices, which in turn are making deals harder and more expensive. The result: PE firms are focusing on talent retention and development like never before…

 

Talent, after all, is one of the biggest influences on a private equity firm’s performance, whether it’s the deal team evaluating an investment or the management team at a portfolio company. In many cases, firms aren’t just searching for a new CEO or executive team but also establishing a human resources function from scratch, including setting up performance management, benefits, and learning and development platforms, among other functions.

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