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How to Recruit Product Management Talent in a Cloud Provider Business

Published: 30 March 2020

ID: G00465980

Analyst(s): Tao Wu , Lily Mok


Many traditional providers are transforming into a cloud-based business model. They compete for product management talent in a market where demand outstrips supply. We provide product managers in leadership roles with a targeted talent profile and best practices to recruit high-potential talent.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define a Desired Talent Profile for Cloud Product Management
    • Statistical Analysis Skills Are Key to Product Life Cycle Management for Improved Business Outcomes
    • Cross-Domain Technical Expertise Enables Continuous Evolution of Cloud Service Capabilities
    • Improve User Experience Design Skills
    • Business Acumen, Communication and Collaboration Are Critical Competencies to Build and Expand the Ecosystem
  • Source and Build a Diverse Pool of Experienced and High-Potential Candidates
    • Expand the Candidate Pool by Attracting Talent With Diverse Backgrounds and Experiences
    • Use Competency-Based Behavioral Event Interview Questions to Identify High-Potential Candidates
  • Develop a Compelling EVP to Attract Top Talent

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