May 16, 2022 – Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balances. And while chief human resource officers play an important role in overseeing an organization’s broad workforce, the chief people officer is generally more than just overseeing its people’s policies. The focus instead is on talent development as a key competitive advantage, with a greater emphasis on culture, which includes values, ethics, and mission. As companies seek to build internal brand awareness and further set their sights on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, CPOs are becoming more trendy.
Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners has been called by Silicon Valley’s Second Harvest to lead its search for a chief man and inclusion officer search.
The human resources executive is based in San Jose, CA and will report to the organization’s CEO. The new leader will be responsible for guiding, developing, and implementing an integrated people-to-people strategy that will allow the organization to grow and prosper while promoting inclusion and equality throughout the enterprise.
Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the country and a trusted non-profit leader in ending local hunger. The organization distributes healthy groceries through a network of more than 300 partners at drive-thru and walk-up sites throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Given the exorbitant cost of living in Silicon Valley and the economic collapse caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest now serves an average of 400,000 people per month, a 60 percent increase over pre-pandemic levels. .
Veteran HR Consultants
Founded in 1995, Frederickson Partners has completed more than 2,500 HR executive search and HR consulting engagements, according to the firm, maintaining relationships with more than 10,000 rising and established HR executives worldwide. Specializing in the placement of chief human resources officers/chief human officers and their teams for high-growth employers, the company also provides HR strategy, consulting, and thought leadership.
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Based in Menlo Park, CA, the search company is deeply rooted in the technology sector, with experience in biotech, clean energy, cloud and data storage, E-commerce, fintech, gaming, hardware, IoT, media, semiconductors , and telecommunications. Clients include Alphabet, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Gartner, Gilead, Intel, Pinterest, Qualtrics, Roche, ServiceNow, StockX, The Nature Conservancy, Twitter, Uber, and Workday.
Frederickson Partners Places Chief People Officer at Mitratech
Frederickson Partners has appointed Rene Barreda as chief people officer of Mitratech, a provider of legal, compliance and HR software. Mr. Barreda brings more than 25 years of human resources leadership experience to Mitratech. He was the most recent chief and legal officer at Corel Corp., where he led people and legal practices around the world.
Valerie Frederickson, the search firm’s founder and CEO, has helped hundreds of companies over the past 20-plus years build and improve their human resources organizations. HR executives and C-level executives often seek his guidance and advice when reorganizing their HR functions. Si Ms. Frederickson has conducted confidential, replacement, and upgrade searches of HR executives, and placed HR leaders at companies such as C3 IoT, GE, Genentech, Mozilla, Qualtrics, and hundreds more.
New Service to Assist Mission -Based Organizations
Frederickson Partners has launched a new service to help mission -based organizations better gain access to top HR executive talent. Mission-based companies, which include philanthropic foundations, hospitals, schools, non-government organizations, and other non-profit organizations, will benefit from Frederickson’s HR advisory services and the ability to recruit of human resource executives with the expertise to develop competitively. strategies for recruiting and retaining talent, the company says.
“What’s unique about mission -based organizations is the passion and purpose that drives their employees,” said Tom Wilson, managing partner and director of mission -based services at Frederickson Partners. “The COVID-19 pandemic and economic collapse have made it clearer than ever the important role these organizations play in the community to solve critical issues such as hunger, racism and global warming. Like any organization, they need superior HR leadership to attract skilled talent and to retain and motivate people. We see more tech and consumer services human resource executives taking on roles in these organizations as an opportunity to find meaning in their own lives and to give back.
“Our new service matches mission -based organizations that need leadership and guidance from the right experienced HR executives,” said Ms. Frederickson. “We aim to help organizations fulfill their missions by elevating their role in HR, and therefore their people.”
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media