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Redefining Talent and Executive Recruiting with Bob Blumenthal, Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Strategist

By Jeremy Weisz posted 11-29-2021 04:00 AM


Robert (Bob) Blumenthal Robert (Bob) Blumenthal is an Independent Human Capital Consultant who consults for companies and investor funds on everything related to people and talent acquisition. He has over two decades of experience in leading C-suite talent acquisition and human capital strategy, and has recruited senior executives and board members for major corporations and private equity and venture-funded companies within the industrial, consumer, retail, healthcare, and technology industries.

Before this, Bob began his career in sales and marketing at IBM Corporation where he was a platform speaker and motivational marketer. As a branch manager, Bob ran the number one branch in the United States for AT&T Data Systems Division. He then became the president of New Jersey’s premier consulting firm where he coached senior executives on career strategy. Later on, he assumed partner and leadership roles at two of the world’s premier executive search firms. Bob has 8+ years of experience leading human capital for control investors, including a private equity fund, and a large family office.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Bob Blumenthal shares the foundation of understanding he built in his consulting role
  • How did the pandemic shift pressure to all aspects of performance?
  • Bob describes key elements that a recruiter should have with talent acquisition, retention, and matching
  • What are some psychometric tools you can use to help you choose the candidate?
  • Bob offer tips for a successful executive-level interview
  • How to create an opportunity to showcase your talents and knowledge during an interview
  • Why an honest response and turning a mistake into a learning experience can make a huge difference during an interview
  • Bob talks about his advocacies and the importance of creating opportunities for growth

In this episode…

There are so many things to consider when you’re on the market for the perfect candidate, and not everyone knows how to filter through the list of individuals who are submitting their application. So what exactly should companies be on the lookout for when choosing the right candidate? And what value can the right talent acquisition strategy bring to their company?

Bob Blumenthal has a wealth of experience in recruiting C-suite talent and has coached and led senior executives into understanding their company’s needs as far as their human capital and career strategies go. He has helped organizations find the right person for the chair by using strategies to match candidates with the roles that needed to be filled. And he is the person that you want to be talking to if you want to find the right people for your company.

In this episode of the Level Up podcast, Nick Araco sits down with talent acquisition and human capital strategist, Robert (Bob) Blumenthal, to discuss key metrics of the recruiting process and why companies need to have these nailed down. Bob talks about the best psychometric tools for acquisition and matching, why candidates should be able to demonstrate their problem-solving skills and how these align with company needs, and his best practices for hiring and interviewing candidates.

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