As competition for top talent continues to tighten in 2016, nearly every industry has found itself in a candidate’s market. The days of cherry picking are … Read more
Kurt Rakos is a founder and partner at SkyWater Search Partners. SkyWater is a "short list" search firm placing sales, marketing IT, accounting/finance, and HR personnel. The company also has a highly specialized CPG (consumer packaged goods) practice group.
Kurt places mid- to executive-level talent for a wide range of companies -- from small emerging companies to the Fortune 500. SkyWater Search Partners was recognized as 'Best Places to Work' by the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal.
Over the past decade Kurt has been viewed as an industry expert, regularly quoted on recruiting issues by such publications as the Star Tribune and Minnesota Business, as well as online publications and CBS radio.
Prior to helping create and establish Skywater, Kurt co-founded Minnesota?s largest search firm, which made the "Fast 50" list of the Minneapolis - St. Paul Business Journal.
Before beginning his recruiting career, Kurt held several sales, management and executive positions at a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company. He holds a B.S. from St. Cloud State University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
Big data and people analytics are two of the hottest topics in recruitment this year, but for employers yet to explore the world of HR technology, the … Read more
When hiring for a new position, all employers want to recruit the most talented and skilled candidates possible – preferably with a great attitude, too. In … Read more