Recruiting Strategies for a Tight Talent Market

Harvard Business

If any story demonstrates how far employers will go in today’s fierce war for talent, the tale of Snapchat’s geofilter recruiting campaign is it. The fight for new recruits is intense — not just in the tech sector, but across all industries. “Feeling pinned down?”

The Barriers to Recruiting and Employing Digital Talent

Harvard Business

But it’s particularly difficult for large, traditional firms , especially those which operate in consolidated, non-growth industries (think pulp and paper, steel, airlines) and which are often located away from the metropolitan areas where data scientists live. Because these firms tend to have slim margins and cannot pay Silicon Valley salaries, many have had to get creative in their recruiting and employee development. hbr staff/Yury Vinokurov/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Harvard Business

It suggests that Kalanick initially saw the HR function as a means of recruiting staff to support fast growth. But with the departures of a number of high-level HR leaders in late 2016, head of operations Ryan Graves largely took on the head HR role in addition to his other duties. All of this indicates that Uber leaders prioritized immediately useful services like recruitment over, for example, legal compliance systems, audits, and leadership development.

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

In a previous post I talked about the recruiting and retention of good people challenges that keep many a CEO up at night. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’?

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Essentially it is a fresh start, and it can begin any time we have an operational breakdown, to remind people of the need for change and continual improvement.

Fixing the Recruiting and Retention Problems in Britain’s NHS

Harvard Business

One of the reasons for the current lackluster response is that the NHS is increasingly struggling to recruit and retain its health workforce. The British Medical Journal found that in 2015 , NHS hospital trusts spent nearly 25 times more on locum agency fees alone than on recruiting doctors to permanent positions – on average, each trust spent £1.4 million on locum agency fees, and only £55,000 recruiting doctors.

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

In a previous post I talked about the recruiting and retention of good people challenges that keep many a CEO up at night. However the bigger learning and training opportunity is to arm leaders and their teams with new models and systems that will help them to upgrade their leadership operating system. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’?

Full Disclosure in Board Recruitment

The Nonprofit Consultant

Many times we're anxious to recruit new talent to our boards, so we soft-pedal the requirements and expectations. We do the new member and ourselves a disservice when we operate that way. Tags: nonprofit , boards of directors , recruitment , disclosureLiz Heath, executive director of The Nonprofit Center in Tacoma, Washington, has an article in the Tacoma News Tribune advising nonprofits to let future board members in on whole truth.

The Top 8 Undergrad Consulting Majors

Management Consulted

Engineering (Mechanical Engineering is the most operationally focused). Mechanical Engineering is the most operationally focused, in contrast to say Civil Engineering, where you are more focused on ideas such as land use instead of metrics and modeling. If all you have is trading, investment, and financial experience on your resume, the firms will wonder how interested you are in business operations. consulting recruiting management consulting

Consultant Ninja: What to put on a consulting resume (part 3 of a.

Consultant Ninja

In my years of being involved with MBA recruiting, Ive never been able to hire a former special forces operator, but Ive been dying to come up with the right reason. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Wednesday, December 10, 2008. What to put on a consulting resume (part 3 of a continuing series).

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

Georgia was extremely helpful and was kind enough to answer some questions I had about Accenture and its recruitment process. Tom: Accenture offers a range of services including Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations. Additionally this specialisation may not be specific to an industry but could be related to our technology, strategy, digital or operations business. Tom: Does Accenture use the case interview in its recruitment process?

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

3) Business knowledge – typically broad exposure across different topics like strategy, operations, organization and several areas where you’ll have expertise.

What the Companies on the Right Side of the Digital Business Divide Have in Common

Harvard Business

While some have invested significantly in technology, operational, and cultural changes, others are lagging behind. Other financial and operating indicators showed similar disparities. Our research indicates that these leaders approach the digital opportunity with a different strategic mindset and execute on the opportunity with a different operating model. The broad deployment of digital technology requires rethinking both business and operating models.

#8: 5 Reasons Why EVERY Consultant Needs Systems Thinking

Consulting Matters

People Strategy : What competencies are required; how individuals are recruited, selected, trained, recognized, compensated and rewarded; and how performance is measured, tracked and monitored. Download Episode Transcript. I have two children. When they were small, they used to go to daycare.

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Giving Seriously Ill Patients More Choices About Their Care

Harvard Business

This model doesn’t leave patient choice to chance; it’s hardwired into clinical operations. Carefully recruited, well-trained team members are critical to effectively implementing these eight features. Operations Organizational structure Innovation Healthcare Digital ArticleNearly everyone in health care wants to cut waste and reduce unnecessary costs — until the conversation turns to advanced chronic illness and end-of-life care.

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business

With data analytics provided by Microsoft Azure and an informational infrastructure developed collaboratively by Industrial Scientific and Cisco, operators now have a dashboard to remotely monitor the people, equipment, and air quality in the mine in real time. IoT solutions tend to span information technology (IT), operational technology (OT), and core business functions. Putting up booths at university recruiting events and hosting job fairs will not be enough.

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The Top 5 Reasons why an MBA will help you break into McKinsey

Management Consulted

1) You’re making it easy for recruiters. McKinsey recruits MBA candidates for 2 reasons. #1, 1, it’s easy – they’ve set up a recruiting system that’s super efficient for them, targeting the best schools, and #2, the success ratio from target MBA programs is higher, meaning they have to spend less time and money on finding candidates they want. When you’re an MBA candidate at a target school, you’re already part of the recruiting pool.

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

Harvard Business

While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with the promise of a substantial and sustained spike in team productivity and efficiency. Operations Business processes Human resource management Digital ArticleIf software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world.

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McKinsey 7 S Model

Tom Spencer

Staffing refers to recruitment, selection, training, development, and management of talent. Systems refers to the organisation’s processes and procedures for things like budgeting, communication, recruitment, compensation, and performance reviews. (Source: Flickr ).

Thought leadership – by any other name would it smell as sweet?

Tom Spencer

For top-tier consulting firms, there are two primary marketing efforts – the first, marketing to attract entry-level recruits, is quite visible. Though it operates slowly and inaccessibly, the academic world contributes a degree of certainty and impartiality absent from consulting materials.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

Tom Spencer

I recently had the opportunity to communicate with Janine Clifford, Recruitment & HR Manager at L.E.K. Tom: LEK offers a range of services including Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Mergers & Acquisitions.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

From the variety of work and access to C-level executives to the wide array of exit opportunities, strategy operations consulting far surpassed financial advisory consulting as our recommended career to pursue. Financial advisory firms recruit from a broader set of schools.

Review: Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016

Consultants Mind

Also, the span of control for US companies continues to increase – so manager has more and more direct reports to manage, coach, recruit, retain, and promote. Deloitte 2016 Global Human Capital Trends was released here (5.6Mb).

10 Things Effective Leaders Do To Earn Trust Quickly

Tom Spencer

Tell potential recruits precisely what you’re looking for. Think about opening the project with a social event such as after-work drinks or a dinner so that folk can start to figure out how each other operates.

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.

MECE

CaseInterview.com

As a candidate, you will hear about it consistently throughout the recruiting process and will have to apply it in many scenarios. Then, operations can be performed on each, individually. What is MECE (Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive)?

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

On the value creation side, Bulger Partners covers 13 different types of value assignments (growth strategy offerings, technical strategy, operations, etc.). A majority of the firm’s hires are from the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisers to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

On the value creation side, Bulger Partners covers 13 different types of value assignments (growth strategy offerings, technical strategy, operations, etc.). A majority of the firm’s hires are at the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING.

6 Ways You Can Prepare for Consulting Right Now

Management Consulted

Have you missed the undergraduate recruitment window? Here are 6 ways to prepare for consulting as you wait for the next chance to drop that resume: 1) Go work for a brand name company, but do something that is sales, operations, or strategy related. Didn’t make the break you expected this year for careers? The consulting industry is one of the most competitive on the planet, and there’s no shame in falling a little short this time.

Confidence vs. Competence

CaseInterview.com

I am very confident in my ability to operate the car correctly and safely. You might need to recruit someone else to be on the team — someone that’s strong in your weak spots. Confidence (and the lack thereof) comes in two flavors: 1) Earned. 2) Unearned. Earned confidence comes from one source, and one source only: Competence. You earn the right to feel confident about a particular skill or ability when you’ve invested the time to develop competence and mastery.

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

This firm was birthed out of the frustration they both felt with their employer, who they believed devoted too much time to operational issues while neglecting strategic analysis. Operational Strategy. However, operations projects are focused on the client’s site.

Conversation with Partners in Performance

Tom Spencer

WE were grateful for the recent opportunity to talk with Amanda Melo, recruitment manager at Partners in Performance. Partners in Performance is a global management consulting firm and we were interested to learn more about the firm and its recruitment process.

Direct Working Relationships: Explaining You Non-Union Philosophy to Staff

Confessions of a Consultant

If a central tenet of the operating philosophy is ‘we are all on the same team’ , it’s critically important that your top team role model this behaviour. We are now one of the largest operations within our division — larger than X or Y. Non-Union comes of Age.

Job Hub: Culture and Jobs at Google

Management Consulted

Founded in 1998 by current CEO Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google recruits top talent from the best schools and companies across the globe – in fact, they are one of the only firms that works hard NOT to hire consultants and has built an internal consulting powerhouse. If you onboard with Google doing strategy, you could find yourself working on mergers & acquisitions, operations, or even corporate finance in different business areas.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

On the value creation side, Bulger Partners covers 13 different types of value assignments (growth strategy offerings, technical strategy, operations, etc.). A majority of the firm’s hires are at the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

On the value creation side, Bulger Partners covers 13 different types of value assignments (growth strategy offerings, technical strategy, operations, etc.). A majority of the firm’s hires are at the undergrad level (the firm doesn’t recruit at any MBA programs), and if Silicon Valley is your dream, working at Bulger Partners for 2-3 years may be better equip you for the future than a top-flight MBA. BULGER PARTNERS INTERVIEW TIPS & RECRUITING.

HR’s Role in Building High Performance Organizations

Confessions of a Consultant

Making a significant performance contribution to an organization requires a detailed understanding of the specific operating environment. The Devil looked at her and smiled: “Yesterday we were recruiting. Ensuring HR adds real Value.

Get a head start through pro-bono consulting

Tom Spencer

Before the recruiting process begins candidates work hard to polish their resumes, prepare for case interviews, gain professional experience, and participate in extracurricular activities to distinguish themselves from the rest.

Christmas on the cusp of disruption

The Source

Amazon is just one of many possible players who could seriously threaten your position as a ‘category of one’, but the chances are high that specialist Xmastech firms will also emerge that exploit specific pain points in what we can all agree is now a massively overstretched operation. We’ve also noted that it’s getting harder to recruit, as younger elves don’t find the idea of working underground in sub-zero temperatures with poor mobile phone coverage particularly attractive.

Student Consulting – Does it deliver?

Tom Spencer

At my previous management consulting firm, student consulting clubs are informally known as the “kiss of death” by recruiters. Those with student consulting experience who did receive offers generally were involved in managing larger student consulting organisations – that is to say, they had proven experience embedded in and operating an organisation, rather than consulting to one. Student consultants certainly mean well: for their CVs if not the organisations they consult to.