The Demise of the Generalist

The Demise of the Generalist

“Generalists are being squeezed out. Businesses today insist on candidates with deep technical or functional knowledge who fall within a narrow set of criteria with a specific set of skills.” ~ Andrew Norrie, Managing Partner, Four Corners Group

Our clients have a wide array of human capital requirements and, as executive search specialists it is our job to find the best of the best. Over the past decade, we have watched an interesting trend unfold in recruiting and hiring. Organizations are only interested in candidates who have specific skills to meet a complex set of client requirements – leaving the generalists behind.
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