20 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Placing qualified people into rewarding opportunities

Contemporaries’ Donna Fitzgerald
Boston Women’s Business Top Ten Recruiter

Quote of the Day: My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

All organization's practice resource management in a variety of ways, be it managing the financial resources or how IT equipment and individual skills are used. However, the 'most precious' of these resources is time and how it is used. Speaking more broadly of the...

Tip 10 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Prep for Tomorrow

The final tip for increasing your respect, productivity and notice at work is to prepare yourself for the next day by creating an ‘Outstanding List’ (OS) or ‘To Do List’ for the next day. This tip works well in conjunction with the previous tip to spend some time at...

Quote of the Day: None of us is as smart as all of us

However bright you are, your knowledge in addition to that of a team is greater. When you have access to additional perspectives on a project at work, use them because, as Kenneth H. Blanchard observes:   None of us is as smart as all of us.    - Kenneth H. Blanchard...

Quote of the Day: When you hand good people possibility, they do great things

Part of leadership and teamwork is giving others the opportunity to shine. You should give your team members the possibility to achieve 'great things' by helping to establish or maintain an environment conducive to such accomplishments.  As the co-founder of Twitter...

Quote of the Day: Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other

To be a good leader you have to be open to learning new things. Be it a new way of responding to problems or a better technique for managing teams. As the former American President John F. Kennedy observed:   Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.  ...

Quote of the Day: Don’t find fault, find a remedy

There are different styles of leadership and it shows when problems occur. Some leaders will first seek to ascribe fault while others respond by finding for remedies. In revealing his leadership style, the famed American business leader Henry Ford once advised:   ...

Donna Fitzgerald

Boston native and Contemporaries CEO Donna Fitzgerald made her reputation as a staffing expert early on. Her uncanny ability to read candidate nuances, captures an accurate snapshot of how someone is going to perform in the workplace, was why she was tapped by organizations and businesses looking to improve their own hiring practices.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, receiving a BA in Social Theory and Political Economics, Donna has served as Director of the Labor Management Program for the City of Boston and worked as a human resource consultant before opening Contemporaries in 1998. Her staffing savvy, insight, experience, and knowledge are why she was named a Top Ten Recruiter by Boston Women’s Business, and her agency, ranked #1 on Google Reviews.

Donna’s proprietary methodology – Right Match – has led to a consistently high success rate ‐ for matching the right person with the right job, the first time. Donna has been instrumental in running a progressive temporary employment and contracting agency. Her non-traditional methods, honing in on people’s talents, reading nuances and behavior predictors, have benefitted companies, universities, and public sector organizations throughout Greater Boston.

Her insight and problem-solving skills, which has inspired Contemporaries approach and our relationships with client partners, are why our candidates have fared so well in this economy, and Contemporaries has continued to expand.

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