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Hiring & Recruiting Resources

Inner Circle is a community for leaders at high-growth, private consumer brands to learn, grow and connect. This resource is intended to support Inner Circle brands in recruitment & hiring and includes:

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Industry Specific Recruiter Recommendations from Inner Circle brands

Industry Specific Recruiter Recommendations from Inner Circle brands


The search for leadership and strategic talent is complex, confidential, and time-sensitive, so ForceBrands created a uniquely collaborative process to ensure the ForceBrands team is consistently aligned and a step ahead of your hiring needs and timeline.

Protis Global

From bespoke, tailor-made executive and professional search to capacity-driven contract staffing that enables you to scale — all underpinned by data — Protis Global has a track record of delivering top talent for some the world’s best-known and burgeoning consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty, and more.

Creative Alignments

With Creative Alignments' Time-Based Recruiting, you only pay for the time it takes to build a team that makes a difference. Instead of paying 20-30% of each hire’s first-year salary, their clients only pay an average of 11% per hire. Work done on your search is yours to keep so you can make additional hires without additional fees.

People Suite

Consumer packaged goods have been a core competency of PeopleSuite since their inception. They worked with CPG firms nationally on corporate roles, from typical HR, Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain opportunities, to more specialized functions in consumer analytics, brand marketing, product development, and private label.

Hire Better

HireBetter is your Strategic Talent Partner that takes a business approach to help you build your next-level team. They seek to deeply understand their CPG clients’ goals and pain points. HireBetter understands the challenges you are dealing with in an ever-changing environment.

Consumer Connection

Consumer Connection is one of the nation's leading search firms for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. They support company efforts to identify and hire qualified and experienced talent exclusively in CPG sales, marketing, supply chain, operations and manufacturing.

Recruiting & Hiring Thought Leadership

Articles in the ecosystem on how to tackle hiring & recruiting for startup brands