Private Equity and the Talent Function

Private Equity firms increasingly recognize that talent is a key differentiator of performance. As a result, many larger firms have built Talent Teams (including dedicated resources who were previously recruiters, talent consultants or HR executives), while smaller firms have asked partners to wear multiple hats and manage outsourced resources. Challenges brought on by COVID-19 and social, political and economic changes have created an even higher priority on talent.

Despite its importance, there is little agreement on what and how the function can best add value and increase returns. Firms have prioritized time allocations and actions very differently. 

In order to better understand this function and provide guidance to PE firms on best practices for talent, Entromy and TalentScape Partners have created this survey to evaluate the priorities, capabilities, and maturity of talent teams at Private Equity firms. 

We look forward to sharing the most important insights from this effort and hope that the analysis will help your firm prioritize best practices around human capital and talent management.

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