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Hiring in Digital in 2013: Themes & Lessons Learned - Presentation by Clare Johnston, Founder & Co-CEO of The Up Group at the NOAH 2013 Conference in London, Old Billingsgate on the 13th of November …

Hiring in Digital in 2013: Themes & Lessons Learned - Presentation by Clare Johnston, Founder & Co-CEO of The Up Group at the NOAH 2013 Conference in London, Old Billingsgate on the 13th of November 2013.

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  • 1. Hiring in Digital in 2013: Themes & Lessons Learned Clare Johnston, Founder & co-CEO, The Up Group NOAH ’13
  • 2. The Up Group builds outstanding digital leadership teams for the world’s most innovative companies
  • 3. We place Board and senior executive talent across functions • Chairman • Non Executive Director • Chief Executive Officer • Chief Operating Officer • Managing Director • VP International / EMEA • General Manager (by Product / Country / Division) • Chief Marketing Officer • Chief Product Officer • Chief Technology Officer • Chief People Officer / Chief Talent Officer • Chief Financial Officer • Chief Revenue Officer / Chief Commercial Officer • Chief Data Officer / Business Intelligence Director • Chief Strategy Officer • VP Corporate Development • VP Business Development • Operations Director / Customer Services Director
  • 4. We source talent globally with a focus on building European-based teams
  • 5. 2013 FOUR KEY THEMES
  • 6. 1. THE YEAR OF THE MARKETER
  • 7. 1. Marketing is the most sought after function 2. Salaries have escalated 3. Brand building is back 4. The demands on a marketer are high 5. Structure is a key challenge
  • 8. 2. THE ELUSIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
  • 9. 1. Understanding of what makes a PM is evolving 2. The local hiring pool is immature 3. The US is a key source of talent 4. Founders are becoming more comfortable hiring CPOs
  • 10. 3. GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT VP INT’Ls
  • 11. 1. More US-based venturebacked companies are launching in Europe 2. Commitment is higher 3. Honest conversations are now a given 4. Compensation packages are becoming realistic
  • 12. 4. NEW ROLES, NEW PRIORITIES
  • 13. 1. BI / Analytics / Data is moving into the C-suite, as is HR 2. Tech roles are becoming more tailored 3. New roles are emerging as understanding of key business drivers deepens
  • 14. 2013 TWO LESSONS LEARNED
  • 15. 1. HIRING FAST
  • 16. 1. Invest the time upfront to understand what you really need 2. Better to have a gap than a bad hire 3. Force yourself to slow down 4. Reference properly
  • 17. 2. SEEKING AN ‘A’ PLAYER WITH A ‘C’ BUDGET
  • 18. 1. Compromise on seniority 2. Expand the role 3. Negotiate creatively
  • 19. 2014: THE YEAR OF CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
  • 20. Talent Workshop 4.25pm today, upstairs! Partner, Index Ventures