We Leverage Deep Strategic People Practice Expertise To Help High Growth Organizations

Select the right talent for performance and scalable future growth

Bringing in the right people can make or break an organization. The estimated cost of a bad hire is about 30% of their annual salary and can have negative effects on employee morale, team effectiveness and product time-cycles. We also know from over 50 years of research that traditional interviews and resume reviews are relatively poor indicators of success. It`s therefore surprising that more organizations don’t leverage inexpensive scientifically validated selection methods. The savings from preventing one bad hire typically covers the costs of developing these practices many times over. We provide end to end support in identifying the skills and cultural factors most critical for your new hires by taking into account current roles, future talent requirements, and your company’s culture. We then work with you to design or identify existing validated selection methods such as structured interviews, work samples, personality assessments, etc. so you can hire the strongest team possible. We can also leverage assessment results to create pro-active development plans for your hires so they are focused on building future focused skills before your company needs them.

Onboard new hires to accelerate time to full productivity

Even after selecting the right talent it can take months for them to fully understand their role, the company structure, processes, and what’s expected of them. A strong onboarding process can make a huge difference, especially when companies are hiring a high volume of new employees all coming from different backgrounds and experience levels. We work with you and your employees to identify the key factors holding back new hires from being 100% effective, then design a scalable sustainable process to ensure these needs are met as soon as possible in the employee’s life cycle.

Maximize team performance

There are a large number of factors that can influence a team’s performance. Research shows that the most effective teams are able to create conditions for high trust relationships, constructive conflict, coordinated collaboration, and mutual accountability for results. We help under-performing teams identify and work through the critical factors limiting their success or work with well performing teams to optimize their environment and performance through detailed assessments and facilitated workshops. We specialize in integrating these workshops with fun and engaging events to increase employee engagement and create the psychological conditions for high candor discussions and breakthrough behavior change.

Accelerate development of key leaders

A leader’s innate personality and experiences heavily influence their style and thus the organizations they lead. For example, iconic leaders like Steve Jobs of Apple, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Richard Branson of Virgin and Bill Gates of Microsoft all have wildly differently personalities and leadership styles and they are all wildly successful. One of keys to powerful leadership is to leverage a deep level of self-awareness to craft your approach and environment maximizing strengths and working around weaknesses. You cannot control that which you do not understand. We employ an array of personality, value, capability and motivation assessments to help leaders foster greater self-awareness. They can then use these insights to multiply the impact of their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. We challenge our clients to grow a personally authentic leadership style through bold commitments requiring action well outside their comfort zone. Utilizing an understanding of psychology and behavior change we’re able to shortcut the time required for lasting personal development. Our Principle Sr. Management Consultant, Justin Paul, has helped hundreds of business leaders across the global transform and improve their leadership effectiveness. Clients interested in coaching must have big aspirations and be willing to commit significant time and energy to their personal transformation.

Build an optimal organizational culture

A strong company culture is increasingly becoming the key competitive factor for many organizations. It can help retain and attract the best talent while also accelerating key components of your strategy. Depending on your business you may want to emphasize the importance of customer focus, innovation, a fun work environment, driving for results or other unique factors. Talking about the culture you need and actually creating the conditions for it to flourish are two very different things. A company’s culture is the shadow of its leadership team. We partner with leadership to help assess the alignment between your current culture and business strategy then work with your leadership teams to define and execute the key cultural changes required for future growth.

Drive strategic growth with powerful, focused people practices

As organizations grow they require stronger people processes in order to maintain effective and collaborative working environments. Sociological research suggests that as the number of employees approaches and exceeds 150 stronger hierarchies, processes and ties are necessary to maintain cohesion. We specialize in working with organizations before they hit this critical threshold to craft people practices such as performance management, talent development, competency modeling, employee value propositions, succession planning, and more, tailored to the organization’s strategy, culture and expected return on investment.

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