August 14, 2015 – Executive search firm Weatherbee Talent Group has been launched in Los Angeles by recruiting veteran Alan Weatherbee.
The firm will specialize in placing senior level marketing, digital and PR professionals throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. With 12 years in executive search, Mr. Weatherbee previously served as senior vice president – talent search at global PR and strategic communications firm Allison+Partners. In this position, he was responsible for agency-wide talent acquisition and executive recruiting in major U.S. and foreign markets. Prior to that, he served as VP of human resources at Cone Communications, where he managed all aspects of HR for the company with a focus on recruitment, hiring process, employee programs, policies & benefits, risk & compliance, staff utilizations, agency culture, employee relations, and staff development. Earlier in his career he held recruiting roles with PR firms Weber Shandwick, Rogers & Cowan and Golin.
“The biggest single challenge facing the public relations industry today is talent, in particular the art and science of finding, keeping, nurturing, and inspiring the best,” said Mr. Weatherbee. “Passive candidates now rule the marketplace. It’s less about placing an unhappy employee somewhere else but more about finding a typically happy but passive candidate who is willing to take the leap for a new opportunity.”
Mr. Weatherbee said he’s dedicated to finding out the reasons why the best people stay or move. “I’m even more passionate about putting so many incredible professionals into winning employment situations,” he added. “We all spend more time at work than we do at our personal lives, so it only makes sense to make the most informed decisions about where to work, knowing where you can take your career, and always have a trusted advisor by your side.”
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media