20 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Placing qualified people into rewarding opportunities

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

Forgiving Without Forgetting: Moving On from Mistakes

Everyone knows that sinking feeling you get when you mess up at work. It's a feeling familiar to everyone, yet we all tend to feel like we're the only one in the company who's ever messed up. If you're like me, you tend to internalize mistakes, and then ruminate on...

Quote of the Day: Fred Brooks

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. -Fred Brooks It's important to remember that all of us fail, usually multiple times, before we succeed. Remember this if you make a mistake at work in particular. The most important thing is...

Advantages to a Clean, Decluttered Work Space

I recently wrote a blog titled Making Your Work Space Yours with suggestions on how to create a productive, inviting space for yourself at work. It got me thinking about how important our workspaces are, and how it ties into our productivity and happiness at work as...

Quote of the Day: Jack Canfield

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals...

Welcoming a Temporary Employee to Your Company

Entering an office as a temporary employee can be intimidating, and with good reason. Temporary workers often do not receive the same attention as permanent hires. Managers and staff know short-term talent won’t be around forever, so they don’t take the time to make...

Quote of the Day: Pearl Bailey

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. -Pearl Bailey Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash Recent...

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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8 Faneuil Hall
North Market Place
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Centrally located in Faneuil Hall
Near the MBTA Park Street, State Street and Haymarket stations
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8 Faneuil Hall North Market Place, Boston, MA 02109

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