The story of Curate Partners began with five industry veterans who took a step back to move forward. We were tired of working for the “big company” and had a vision to create something special, different and better. We saw that digital transformation, along with technology innovation, was going to disrupt corporate America. We also saw that recruiting companies were not adapting to these changes and had no game plan to recruit the “Purple Squirrels”. Without a plan, organizations are faced with the #1 challenge in business transformation—a talent gap.
In his book, Practically Radical, William C. Taylor suggests that “the best leaders demonstrate a capacity for Vuja de, looking at a familiar situation (an industry you’ve worked in for decades) as if you’ve never seen it before and, with that fresh line of sight, developing a distinctive point of view on the future." Embracing this concept, we built a solution from the customer and the candidate’s perspectives. We looked at all the flaws in the recruitment process and in the industry itself and developed a business model to address those shortcomings.
Curate Partners derives its name from the Latin word “to care” (cura). Translated into the English noun version, curate means “one who looks after souls”. We began our journey with a firm belief that our stakeholders–employees, candidates, clients and communities (charities) should be treated as equals and partners. People are the core of our business. Not numbers. Not spreadsheets. Not profits.