CapitalG’s Lauren Illovsky talks about what she’s seeing in the hiring market, and how return-to-office policies continue to redefine company culture.
As the head of talent at CapitalG, Alphabet’s $4 billion independent growth fund, Lauren Illovsky helps guide the firm’s portfolio companies as they scope out executive level hires and fill out their boards. Illovsky sees her role as absorbing—and solving for—any challenges they’re facing in the talent department.
“I always tell them if something’s keeping you up in the middle of the night, don’t let it—call me, text me, send me an email, and let’s solve it together. I may not have the answer, but I’ll find someone who does,” Illovsky says. “I joke [that] my major is anything and everything executive talent [and] org design, and my minor is anything below the executive layer: broader team-building, HR, things like that.”
“When I look at leaders of companies that are resilient, they wake up in the morning and think about change,” Simon says. “They think about what’s changing in the environment, what’s changing with their customers, what’s changing with competition. The radar is constantly on and scanning for change.”
That expertise has been particularly crucial in the last few years, as tech companies big and small have cycled through acute periods of hiring and seemingly endless rounds of layoffs in the face of economic pressures. Since last fall, tech companies have cut more than 330,000 jobs, according to Layoffs.fyi.
Read the complete Fast Company article BY PAVITHRA MOHAN: https://www.fastcompany.com/90972071/what-know-about-hiring-tech-right-now-according-head-of-talent-alphabets-growth-fund