How to Recruit HR Leaders: Lucas Group Publishes Expert Guide

7 June 2018

Atlanta, GA – June 7, 2018 – Lucas Group, ranked third on Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms list for 2018, announced the publication of its latest report, “Building the HR Department of the Future” authored by Executive Senior Partner Valerie Taylor.

From people analytics to employer branding, Human Resource departments are evolving at breakneck speed to meet recruitment and retention challenges. But in a rush to modernize HR teams, organizations are hitting a familiar stumbling block: employee recruitment.

“The team tasked to lead your company’s talent development cannot overlook its own talent needs,” says Taylor. “Restructuring HR from a division that exists primarily to monitor compliance to a division that is an independent value generator is a major shift. Deciding on the new leadership for this team requires careful, intentional reflection and internal stakeholder alignment.”

Before initiating a candidate search, Taylor advises organizations to start with a comprehensive needs assessment to determine internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats.

“A failure to engage all stakeholders from day one means candidate requirements may shift mid-search as the position itself evolves,” cautions Taylor. “Without an inclusive conversation upfront, it can be difficult to find candidates who are the right match for a company’s immediate and long-term needs.”

Taylor’s white paper provides a framework to guide an organization through essential considerations for hiring the forward-thinking HR leaders who will position the company for long-term success.

“While the challenges facing every business may vary, the ability to meet these challenges successfully comes down to a single factor: talent,” says Taylor. “The group tasked with hiring visionary talent for the entire company must be able to recruit the right talent for its own team.”

About Lucas Group

Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm specializing in in Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Manufacturing, Military Transition and Sales & Marketing recruitment. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.