Hidden traps: Hiring and compensation trends in Brazil’s private equity scene
The bargaining power of the industry has changed. Now the ball is on the candidate side. They now have better options.
There are few seasoned PE executives with proven track records. Creation of operational value increases demand for C-level and middle management, operating partners, and external consultants. Talent shortage is a significant constraint. Only time will form experienced senior executives.
Here is some advice to companies which are hiring candidates. Hiring expensive industry stars is usually no the best option. Executives may not have the same previous success in different environments. Avoid stereotypes, each candidate is unique. Develop an ongoing and disciplined hiring strategy. Do not hire the best candidate, hire the right one. Avoiding surprises is the best way to start. Make sure everyone’s interests are aligned.