Those without concern for their job said their firm recently secured the next round of funding, they were in the right market (often reported as Asia), they could easily find a new job if necessary, or they are key to running the fund.
Those somewhat concerned primarily focused on fund raising concerns, their risk of being downsized, and the future of the VC industry.
Those very concerned said they worry about the firm’s ability to raise the next fund and the lack of deal flow.
Both investor relations and business development become more important in tough markets. If there are not many good deals to be done, few roles become more important than business development.
When it comes to the balance between work and personal life, 48 percent report striking an above average balance.
From the firm’s perspective, in the hiring process, highlighting the firm’s culture, benefits and vacation policies can give a leg up in the talent acquisition process.
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