Five Reasons You Should Join the Lateral Recruitment Team at AlphaSights

  • Taylor Laster
Life & Careers

Are you looking for a highly autonomous and team-oriented environment for your next career step? Joining the Lateral Recruitment team at AlphaSights allows you to make a direct impact on the global business while gaining a strong understanding of the full life cycle recruitment process. Our Lateral Recruitment team was established in 2016 to hire experienced professionals. Since then, we’ve grown exponentially to help power our business and drive growth forward. Here are the top five reasons why you should explore a career on the Lateral Recruitment team at AlphaSights!

Reason #1: Global Connectivity 

Our team is spread around the world with members located in the New York, London, and Shanghai offices, recruiting for all nine global offices. This globalization provides diversity in the people you interact with, the processes used, and the overall market experience. Having recruiters in each region allows the team to better identify the right talent and gives you the ability to provide a more consultative approach to key stakeholders. Our team stays connected by holding weekly global meetings, fostering partnerships between specialized and regional recruiters, and sharing best practices amongst the group. 

Reason #2: Specialization of Functions 

The Lateral Recruitment team consists of three verticals to support different areas of the business. Our specialist vertical supports the more traditional business functions such as Marketing, HR, and Legal. The commercial remit hires more experienced associates for the Client Service as well as the Client Protection team, while the technical vertical supports both the Product and Engineering teams. This well-rounded architecture allows for fluid learning with more individualized resources so you can become an expert in your field. With this specialization, our team is better equipped to have functional time zone coverage across the globe. 

Reason #3: Cross-Collaboration with AlphaSights Teams

As a member of our Lateral Recruitment team, you’ll have extensive autonomy in day-to-day operations with the opportunity to collaborate with other business units. You’ll also work closely with hiring managers to craft recruitment strategies, enabling you to better attract top talent across the globe with their expertise. This supportive culture at AlphaSights extends far beyond the team, creating lasting relationships! 

Taylor enjoying Kick Axe Throwing with her colleagues. 

Reason #4: Career Growth 

There is a clear career trajectory with an accelerated path to management. After one year, you’re eligible for further training opportunities and the chance to take on more responsibility for pipelines and strategic efforts. The career path outlined, coupled with the emphasis on professional development, gives you many opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.

Reason #5: Emphasis on Professional Development 

Because AlphaSightsprioritizes professional development and growth, you’ll be provided with the necessary resources to succeed. For the first six months, you’ll be assigned a direct trainer with whom you’ll meet regularly to ask any tactical questions you may have. You’ll also have weekly touchpoints with your manager to ensure you’re successful in your role. Together with your manager, you’ll craft personalized professional development plans and receive all the resources you need to achieve the goals you set for yourself. In addition, we recently launched a peer mentorship program, giving team members the opportunity to hear from peers in other regions. Outside of these relationships, AlphaSights' professional development team provides additional external resources to help drive your development. 


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Taylor Laster is a Manager on the Lateral Recruitment team. She joined AlphaSights in 2016 as an Associate on the Graduate Recruitment team.