Recruiting versus reality

Tom Spencer

Consulting firms are very good at selling themselves to potential recruits. In this post, I explore the other side of the value propositions presented by consulting firms during the recruiting process: “You will be exposed to a wide range of problems and industries”.

Fixing the Recruiting and Retention Problems in Britain’s NHS

Harvard Business

Funded largely with revenue from general taxation and National Insurance contributions, only 1.2% One of the reasons for the current lackluster response is that the NHS is increasingly struggling to recruit and retain its health workforce. APR on all pre-existing student loan agreements), malpractice insurance, and exam fees. million on locum agency fees, and only £55,000 recruiting doctors.

Gender equality, employee experience and HCM compliance: the top-read posts of 2017

MBO Partners

Much attention has been paid to the study of bias (both conscious and unconscious) in the workplace, and many HCM leaders, including our own, predict that AI technology will play a larger role in removing unconscious bias in the recruiting and hiring processes in 2018.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

This expertise may be as broad as “operations turnaround” and as specific as “benchmarking for insurance companies.” This is an important question for prospective applicants (in particular, undergrad/MBA students) looking for summer internships and fulltime jobs alike.

Oliver Wyman Careers

CaseInterview.com

Marsh and McLennan is a large, publicly-traded professional services and insurance brokerage firm with over 50,000 global employees and $10 Billion in revenue. Oliver Wyman recruits globally primarily from 100 of the most selective schools across five continents.

From the Bench and Bedside to the Boardrooms (How to transition from academia into consulting, Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

Make sure you take time to find who the recruiting contacts are for your region of the country or even your specific school and be comfortable reaching out to those individuals. Introduction.

Gearing Up for More War in Ukraine?

MishTalk

Hi Mish, Here are two forced conscription "recruiting" news items. Recruiters waited inside the doors of a large bread factory one morning last week as 300 workers were coming in. In Odessa, the head of the Vojnkomat announced that all men between the ages of 20 and 60 are required to visit the recruiting offices! He has no health insurance, of course. Steven Here is a snip translated from Ukrainian on new rounds of forced recruitment.

Job Hub: Starbucks Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Starbucks even offers stock options, health insurance, and Bachelor Degree tuition reimbursement (the new and impressive Starbucks College Achievement Plan) for part time employees. You can generally bank on at least 3 interviews which typically consist of connecting with the recruiter for a phone screen, followed by a phone interview, then an in person interview with either a panel or the hiring manager. . Are you an employer,recruiter, or hiring manager?

Towers Watson Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Watson & Sons became the prime advisor to the British government on social insurance programs. Insurance Industry Consulting. TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. TOWERS WATSON CONSULTING.

6 Ways to Change Your Organisation: A Menu of Choices

Confessions of a Consultant

There were a number of constraints… Simple Roadmap : The project had both organisation and HR elements, including strategy creation, revising the structure, recruitment impacts and so on. Insurance Company Example: ‘How can we ensure that the brokers are really happy with our service?’ Should we move away from brokers altogether and set up a direct insurance ‘white-collar factory’ model for both business and personal customers?

Conversation with Marakon

Tom Spencer

Alex Formstone is a Principal in Marakon ’s London office, and heads up recruiting in the UK for graduates and MBAs. I recently had the good fortune to talk briefly with Alex about his career, Marakon and its recruitment process.

Oliver Wyman interview preparation: the inside story

Management Consulted

Now a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, Oliver Wyman is known to give MMC its strong reputation as experts over other insurance providers because of the firm’s focus on strategy. Burrows, Marsh & McLennan began in Chicago in 1905 and became the world’s largest insurance agency. Insurance. Oliver Wyman actively recruits for internships at target schools, and interns are typically in their junior/penultimate year of university studies.

For Beginners: A Roadmap into the Consulting Industry

Tom Spencer

More importantly, each firm has a very different culture, industry focus, as well as ways of recruiting talent. While in China, McKinsey seems to have enjoyed the first mover advantage for years by tapping into SOEs (state owned enterprises) in insurance, manufacturing and government advisory.

Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Insurance. That being said, pay is very competitive; in fact, Seabury Group’s engagement cost rates are as high as those from top strategy firms, but comp can be higher because they spend much less money on the sales and recruiting processes. INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. While Seabury do recruit from some campuses, we’ve actually found that you aren’t at all disadvantaged if you don’t go to one of their target schools and if you apply online.

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Buck Consultants Firm Profile

Management Consulted

After being admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia, he became involved in the actuarial discipline of the life insurance business, which used statistics to determine life expectancy and calculate annuity premiums–pivotal considerations in life insurance and pensions field, where Buck moved and made his reputation. Insurance. BUCK CONSULTANTS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. BUCK CONSULTANTS.

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Although it’s very common for large firms to offer health insurance, etc., ALIXPARTNERS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . In keeping with what we’ve already said about recent graduates and AlixPartners, it’s worth noting that the firm does next to no recruiting through university campuses but instead mostly uses recruitment firms. ALIXPARTNERS CONSULTING. Today, we continue our Firm Profile series by looking at AlixPartners.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

First, consulting services were added for property and casualty insurance claim adjusters and attorneys. Insurance. FTI’s Summer Internship program has met with great success for the company and is fast becoming their main source for full-time recruitment. Students at the graduate and undergraduate levels simply submit their resume through their campus career center or the FTI website if they do not actively recruit on campus. FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING.

Fantasy Healthcare Scenario, Reader Anecdotes, Wildcards; Capital IQ Healthcare Report Link

MishTalk

Companies To investigate the potential intermediate to long-term ramifications of the ACA, GMI Research constructed a proprietary model to evaluate how companies might, over time, move away from the traditional health care insurance relationship with employees.

Job Hub: Chick-Fil-A Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

We’re talking about the basics like 100% employer paid health, medical, and dental insurance, but also fun stuff like an onsite gym and fitness center, free healthy meals prepared by an on-site crew of chefs in their corporate cafeteria, subsidized daycare, employee scholarships, and, of course, major restaurant discounts. Your resume and cover letter has to impress the recruiters and you only have one chance to make an impression on a firm.

Job Hub: Airbnb Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

We’re talking about the basics like 100% employer paid health, medical, and dental insurance, but also fun stuff like a $2000 dollar per year travel stipend, free meals prepared by an on-site chef, fridges that are stocked with healthy drinks, snack rooms, beer and wine on tap for after hours and company happy hours, two paid weeks off every December/January, and much much more! Are you an employer,recruiter, or hiring manager?

Infosys Consulting Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Insurance. Thankfully though, we don’t have any recordings of their set… INFOSYS CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. INFOSYS CONSULTING.

Reader FAQ – Switching gears: from intern to full-time, from IT to strategy, and from PwC and IBM to MBB

Management Consulted

Plus, it will be a bit of insurance to have a full-time offer if you do consider going through fall recruiting – it will relieve much of the stress. It’s the best time in your life to try for it – you don’t have to network as heavily as post MBAs, and the recruiters come straight to campus to pursue you – and you’ll have the best brand names in the industry behind you if you do break in.

Working From Home: Upsides & Downsides

Confessions of a Consultant

The banks and insurance companies later ‘aped’ this structure and essentially became the white-collar factories that they are today. While the cost of labour turnover is seldom measured – substantial recruitment and training lead times represent an enormous cost in some businesses.

NERA Economic Consulting Interviews – Moving Up in a Down Economy

Management Consulted

Industry Related Practices: Energy, Environmental Economics, Health Care and Life Sciences, Insurance, Postal Services, Communications Networks and Media, Transport, Water. . They post available internships during the winter months on Marsh & McLennan’s recruiting website. . M&M companies are traditionally excellent pioneers of diversity and inclusion culture – check out the below under Interviews & Recruiting. . NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Management Consulted

Insurance. PWC INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. It can be by current employee referral, online application, recruiting, or through your college. It’s important to recognize that PwC recruits on a LOT of campuses around the globe, but not all campuses are targets for consulting.

BearingPoint Interview Preparation – Mystery or History?

Management Consulted

Insurance. BEARINGPOINT INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. BearingPoint recruits students from the top business management schools around the world, but has had an inconsistent presence at many due to its own internal drama. If BearingPoint comes to your school to recruit, let us know! BearingPoint Interview and Culture. BearingPoint started at the height of the consulting boom years in the late 1990s, and was a part of KPMG’s worldwide consulting practice.

MC Coach Interview: My First Year at McKinsey

Management Consulted

And how was the actual recruitment process for you? One of the guys does mostly investment banking, and he gave me a tough insurance case. Today we get a sneak peek into a former McKinsey consultant’s first year of life at the firm. True, true – many of you are dreaming about that coveted MBB job offer, with the prestige and lucrative lifestyle that follows. Rewind. You thought that getting the job offer is the end point, when in reality it’s only the very beginning.

Is M&A the Cure for a Failing Health Care System?

Harvard Business

billion deal to buy DaVita Medical Group , bring together a very large national insurer and a large provider of health care services. Combining an insurance function with a delivery system has ample precedent in health care. The reason this formula works is that when care-delivery systems also act as insurers, they assume financial responsibility for the care they provide. Paul Taylor/Getty Images. The U.S. health care system is begging for disruption.

Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Recently, Alvarez & Marsal gained more territory in Europe and Asia by recruiting a new country head in Greece and by opening an office in Seoul, South Korea. Insurance. ALVAREZ & MARSAL INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. . ALVAREZ & MARSAL CONSULTING. Alvarez & Marsal have been making waves in recent years for the high profile, high quality work they did in the midst of the banking crisis.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Insurance. IBM GBS INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. IBM Global Business Services (GBS). The history of IBM GBS is one of our very favorite business stories of all time, and one that reminds us that even the most enormous, boring and troubled companies can re-invent themselves.

L.E.K. Strategy Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING . consulting firms to expand the value of benefits for same-sex domestic partners, by covering the additional IRS requirements for employees who wish to insure their same-sex domestic partners. . L.E.K. CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE . Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of L.E.K. Consulting. A global consulting firm founded in London, England in 1983 and containing the heart and of Bain & BCG, L.E.K.

JPMorgan's $13 Billion "No Admission of Wrongdoing" Settlement (and a $7 Billion Tax Deduction)

MishTalk

Separate agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Ongoing Investigations Bloomberg notes "The firm is still the subject of Justice Department probes into its energy-trading business, recruiting practices in Asia and its relationship with Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff." JPMorgan agreed to pay a record $13 billion following a probe of its mortgage operation, Washington Mutual bad loans, and mass waivers on misrepresented products.

Why consulting?

Management Consulted

There I advised only insurance companies’ business models – it is a different type of consulting, yet invariably an enriching learning experience. I was hired by a large insurance company as a summer intern where Deloitte was leading a large consulting engagement.

7 Ways Microsoft Can Make LinkedIn Worth $26 Billion

Harvard Business

I have heard from several employers and recruiters that LinkedIn is only somewhat useful for recruiting: It’s great for finding people you’ve heard about from some other source and communicating with them, but the search process is haphazard.

Hiring Algorithms Are Not Neutral

Harvard Business

This bias shows up in numerous aspects of our lives, including algorithms used for electronic discovery, teacher evaluations, car insurance, credit score rankings, and university admissions. For example, in a famous experiment , recruiters reviewed identical resumes and selected more applicants with white-sounding names than with black-sounding ones.

The Promise and Challenge of Big Data for Pharma

Harvard Business

To be sure, anonymized insurance-claims data and electronic health record (EHR) data has been accessed and analyzed for many years. Historically, the pharmaceutical industry has recruited SAS programmers who have executed well-defined analyses of clinical trials in a standardized, efficient manner.

Three Steps to Successful Crisis Communication

Melissa Agnes

This list will not only serve as a crisis communications check list, but it will also serve as a type of insurance for your organization. Crisis communication is one of the most important aspects of your crisis management.

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