Corona and the Challenge for Chief People Officers: A Conversation with Paul Stefunek of GattiHR

When the financial crisis rocked the business world just over a decade ago, boardrooms turned to corporate finance chiefs for sound decisions. The current crisis presents a different challenge and highlights the role of another corporate function: the HR executive. To talk about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead ExecuNet Master Class host Tony Vlahos spoke with Paul Stefunek, Vice President Practice Leader with GattiHR, the largest full cycle specialty search firm in the US.

Here’s a look at their conversation by topic:

  • (00:50) What GattiHR focuses on
  • (01:17) The current state of hiring
  • (01:56) How the role of HR has changed in the last couple of months
  • (03:06) Employee health and moral during the pandemic
  • (04:33) The coming months
  • (06:18) Job search during the pandemic


William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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