20 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Placing qualified people into rewarding opportunities

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

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.

Schedule Sleep and Exercise

When we think of personal changes, we can make to improve our performance at work, it is easy to focus on skill development. While developing one's public speaking skills, management strategies and software fluencies are essential, don't forget the importance of...

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”

Negative feedback can be challenging to hear, and it is easy to get defensive. This is especially true when you invested a great deal of time and energy into something. Try collecting feedback in the planning and early stages of a task or project, before you've...

“Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals and then work toward them every day will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor”

It is easier to work towards a goal when the steps leading to it are clear. Try setting each day and week week with specific goals that you can work towards. As the motivational speaker Brian Tracy observed:   Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals and...

Quote of the Day: I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well

Once you have determined you're priorities the next step is to focus on them to the greatest degree possible. There will be new things which come up and demand attention, but don't lose focus. As Apple's CEO Tim Cook reflects:   I learned that focus is key. Not just...

Managing your Inbox

There was a time when your inbox referred only to "a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work." How efficiently you made your way through this inbox without cluttering up your desk would influence how others viewed...

Quote of the Day: Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead

We live in an ultra-connected world that is only increasingly dependant on wired and wireless devices.  However, in both personal and business contexts it is often necessary to disconnect and reassess such dependencies. As Arianna Huffington observes:   'Restore...

Pin It on Pinterest