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: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

Helen Keller's observation about what can be done when we work together has value to our working lives as well. When a culture of teamwork exists in the workplace, employees can draw upon one another to improve the quality and capacity of deliverables, be they a...

Tip 3 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Plan a Power Hour

Tip three is to reflect on when you are most productive and to set aside time to work then. This may mean getting into work a little early.  In Shana Lebowitz’s article on improving you standing at work she draws the author Laura Vanderkam to observe that “dedicating...

Quote of the Day: There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them

Changing your situation at work requires taking responsibility for the changes sought. Supervisors will often take an 'if it isn't broken don't fix it' approach to things, so sometimes all you need to do is point out the break and how you'd repair or change things....

Quote of the Day: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work

New growth comes from seizing opportunities. Many such opportunities are passed up because they appear difficult.  Keep your eyes open and be willing to put work into new ideas.  Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like...

Tip 2 for Respect, Productivity & Notice at Work: Dress Up

Dressing up well for the office is the second of Shana Lebowitz's  '11 things you can do today to be more respected, productive, and impressive at work.'  Lebowitz observes that, "research suggests that dressing more formally can make you both feel and appear more...

Quote of the Day: Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships

Talent can lead organization's to great accomplishments, but sustained success and growth requires talent working together decisively and effectively.  The same is true in basketball, as Michael Jordan observes, "talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins...

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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