Patrick Evans sat down with Romana Giesen, Group Head of Tax at Swisscom AG, on how multinationals can push for progress when it comes to corporate culture and diversity and inclusion.
Sal Partners is widely recognised as a leading talent advisory firm which focuses specifically on the tax market.
As the pace of globalisation continues to increase we believe the best talent transcends national boundaries. We search beyond customary channels to find talented professionals who possess the qualities required to help organisations navigate the continually evolving business landscape.
From our offices in Amsterdam & London, we offer both search and recruitment capabilities supporting our clients to attract, on-board and retain the best talent available from across the international tax market.
“It was a great pleasure working with Patrick. He is a diligent worker, with strong communication skills. Although we had two difficult positions to fill Patrick came up with original and most capable candidates by searching in 'corners' and markets that we did not (immediately) consider most logical. With a laser focus of 'just' recruiting tax-experts Patrick brings a great network and has strong knowledge of what it takes to make it in today's tax world”.
"We recently retained Sal Partners to secure five new hires for the build-out of our Dutch office. Patrick brings positive energy to the recruitment process, he can work rapidly within short deadlines and he dedicates his time to ensure a successful hiring process. His energy carries over to a positive relationship with candidates for a smooth hiring and negotiation process. Patrick’s knowledge of the tax profession, combined with his network across the Dutch as well as the broader European market, ensured his focus was centred on the correct profiles which allowed us to save time, ultimately ensuring we secured several great hires promptly in what was a key strategic project for the group. Thank you.”
“Sal Partners delivered an excellent presentation to the EMEA chapter of our “organization for tax professionals”, focusing on the different aspects to be considered whilst looking for a new position (after e.g. a restructure). Sal Partners did an outstanding job of explaining the current state of employment market, whilst sharing an insight into the various resources available to remain competitive”.
"We engaged Sal Partners on a recent assignment; the team certainly have the qualities you would look for in a search partner. Knowledgeable about the market which they serve, honest and importantly, committed in the pursuit of ensuring the highest levels of customer service. Sal Partners are one of the standout specialists in what is a niche and highly connected market given their network, approach and proven track record at this level”.
“Sal Partners knowledge of the tax market was clear when we met with them to discuss our recent Director appointment. Unlike previous firms we have retained, their experience of focusing specifically on the tax market ensured they presented the strongest of shortlists within a timeframe which served our needs (without the need for an extended research phase). I am yet to experience a process so smooth and efficient, whilst at the same time matching all my expectations”.
“What I appreciated most was Sal Partners ability to question, challenge and support us during our search for a Transfer Pricing Director. The team were able to provide us with a Pan-European overview of the Transfer Pricing population from which we could approach the most appropriate talent, ultimately finding us a great candidate. It was a pleasure partnering with Sal Partners and I would highly recommend them as a specialist within the international tax market. I'm looking forward to working together in the future".
“Patrick is a highly-skilled, resourceful and knowledgeable consultant, who is well connected and committed to finding the best talent. He methodically achieves his objectives through extensive knowledge of the tax market and his great network. A true professional, passionate and a trustworthy recruiter. I would (and do proactively) recommend anyone seeking the service of an expert consultant in this field to contact Sal Partners”.
“Patrick’s knowledge of the tax market, as well as the key issues facing not only the tax profession but also the broader finance function, was evident during a recent seminar I invited him to as a guest speaker. His views on diversity, the role of the tax officer as well as current salary & market trends were greatly appreciated by those who attended. Thank you”.