Why Training Matters

Gina Abudi

Training should be a component of every organization’s strategic plan. Training provides significant benefits for organizations including: Providing employees the skills and knowledge necessary to move the organization forward Enabling for improved recruitment and retention of top talent Demonstrating to employees that the organization cares about them and [.]. The post Why Training Matters appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Travel, Training and Mentorship

Tom Spencer

Three significant aspects in the life of a management consultant: travel, training and mentorship. Training. Consultants are the primary asset of a consulting firm, and top consulting firms invest a considerable amount on formal training and development programs.

Recruiting For the Future Workplace Today

Cheryl Cran

How do we align our need for talent with our willingness to teach and train new hires? These questions are a great starting point for outcome based recruitment and there are additional questions that can help to shed light on what needs to be done to improve the recruitment process.

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

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. In our work with a dozen industrial firms in Germany and Scandinavia, we’ve studied how they try to increase the digital skills of their workforces — from creating accelerators to training internal talent — and we’ve observed how some of these common strategies present their own difficulties.

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. All of this indicates that Uber leaders prioritized immediately useful services like recruitment over, for example, legal compliance systems, audits, and leadership development. In fast-growing organizations, HR is designed and staffed to deliver the “services” that are most visible to the leadership team; that usually means large-scale recruiting.

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. First we surprise them with fundraising responsibilities that they're not properly trained for, then we hit them with budget realities and possible cuts in services. Tags: nonprofit , boards of directors , recruitment , disclosure

How U.S. Army Basic Training Turns Diverse Groups into Teams

Harvard Business

As I’ve seen from teaching over 960 recruits as a basic-training company commander in the U.S. Take my recruits, for instance. If a team of six recruits must climb over a nine-foot wall, they have to work together to accomplish that task, regardless of their differences.)

To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle

Harvard Business

When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them. In a 2014 survey , 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how to measure success. It has trained and placed 11,000 graduates into entry-level jobs in four sectors: health care, tech, retail/sales, and skilled trades. The metrics we track include: productivity, cost savings in recruitment and training, quality, retention, and speed to promotion.

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Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum

Harvard Business

As the pioneering Danish firm Specialisterne showed first in the early 2000s, however, and as the Australian Defence Organization’s partner DXC Technology has demonstrated through deployments in Australia, if you manage things right, you can recruit great talent and activate it to a maximum degree from populations of autistic people. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) pioneered the idea of recruiting analysts from populations on the autism spectrum. Aaron Tilley/Getty Images.

Top 3 Outcomes from Using StrengthsFinder Training with your Team

Leadership Vision Consulting

I am a practicing consultant doing StrengthsFinder training with individuals, teams and organizations. This means a lot of my day I am talking with people about why they should invest in StrengthsFinder training with their organizations. My job is split into three main areas.

New Leadership Training for ‘The Future of Work’

Cheryl Cran

Vancouver, BC — 02/12/2017 — Evolutionary Leadership Training Announces Breakthrough Online Programs with Coaching on the “Future of Work” led by Visionary Cheryl Cran. The training we provide can help in a very real way and the results can be seen both in the short and the very long term.

Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better

Harvard Business

There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire. On the other hand, a meta-analysis found that diversity trainings can be effective, depending on many factors including content, length, audience, and accompanying diversity efforts.

Most Doctors Have Little or No Management Training, and That’s a Problem

Harvard Business

And they receive little on-the-job training to develop skills such as how to allocate short- and long-term resources, how to provide developmental feedback, or how to effectively handle conflict – leadership skills needed to run a vibrant business. The second is, it can reduce physician turnover (and thus the cost of recruiting) and boost morale. Dr. Bessler particularly valued the peer-to-peer training, which brought together leaders with similar challenges.

The Top 8 Undergrad Consulting Majors

Management Consulted

If you’re an undergrad with a desire to break in to consulting, an economics degree will train your mind to tackle problems and make you an attractive prospect for internships and Masters’ programs. You don’t get the sociological training that you’ll find in Psych or Poly Sci, or the more big-picture strategic thinking that is emphasized more in Econ. consulting recruiting management consulting

7 People who NEED to apply to McKinsey in the next 8 days

Management Consulted

It’s no secret McKinsey recruits PhD and APD level candidates, but the process is unique compared to the way the firm hires other candidates. McKinsey interviewers usually don’t tip their hand, and are trained to keep their body language and facial expressions neutral. consulting interviews consulting recruiting mckinsey interview

Nail Your Marketing Message in Your LinkedIn Profile

The More Clients Blog

They are typically titles (Patent Attorney, Management Consultant, Personal Chef) or labels of what people do (tax preparation specialist, training in communication skills). Uncategorized Business Business Finance business to business Economy important online tools John Nemo LinkedIn management consultant marketing next online courses Patent Attorney Personal Chef Recruitment social media Social networking services tax preparation specialist Webinars World Wide Web

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Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment. Promoting More Women Will

Harvard Business

Another reason is that companies don’t take the steps proven to be effective for hiring and retaining women , such as setting up special college recruitment programs to telegraph that they actually want women in management, or creating formal mentoring programs to make sure everyone who wants a mentor gets one. Most companies had anti-harassment training (70%) and grievance procedures (90%) before the Supreme Court spoke in 1998. FotografiaBasica/Getty Images.

Top Ten Ways to Attract Top Talent in 2018

Cheryl Cran

The days of a recruiter requiring numerous interviews to hire someone are gone for now. For example an HVAC company I worked with put up a recruiting booth at a hunting and fishing conference and successfully recruited new employees that were a great fit for the company culture.

LinkedIn Launches Board Connect Service

The Nonprofit Consultant

Often, the one thing that makes the difference as to which side of that line an organization is on is simply good board training. It does not start when a member leaves and a seat opens up, but proceeds according to a plan that includes methods of identifying new recruits, the vetting process, suggestions for other volunteer activities until a board seat is open (non-board members may sit on committees, help with events, etc.),

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

Managers rarely yell, coworkers try to help each other out whenever possible, and companies are organized to provide consultants support with training, expertise, etc. Call me biased, but I received the best years of business training possible in my time at McKinsey.

Interviewing Consultants: A How-To Guide

The Thirsty Dog

Many consultants are trained to become experts at the interview. Management Consulting New Content consultant interviews consultant qualities Consulting hiring consultants interviewing consultants Jason Price recruiting SeattleThis post by Jason Price can be seen at The Thirsty Dog Blog - Seattle's Finest Blog on Business and Consulting by Jason Price.

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: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at Accenture? Is training provided online or does Accenture bring consultants together as part of a regional or global training program? Tom: Does Accenture use the case interview in its recruitment process?

Technology and Wisdom: Where and How Do They Intersect in Life, Work and Play? (Part 2)

Women in Consulting

100% recruiter efficiency. Consulting Training and Education By: Jennifer LeBlanc. Following up to last week’s post, here’s the second half of what I learned at Wisdom 2.0, a technology and wisdom conference I attended Feb. 14-17 in San Francisco.

Boardroom Musical Chairs

The Nonprofit Consultant

When we only recruit within our existing circles, we don't open up our boards to new ideas, new connections, and a broader range of experience. Local board training and recruitment programs can often be found within chambers of commerce, community leadership programs, or nonprofit resource centers. Or are you actively developing new sources of recruitment? boards of directors Nonprofit diversity recruiting

Top 10 Strategies of Highly Effective Leaders

Cheryl Cran

Recruiting and retention will continue to be challenges for leaders – 48% of Millenials are looking for a new job while on their current job. This type of thinking caused him to withhold from teaching/training and delegating to his team. Top 10 strategies of highly effective leaders.

#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.

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Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

Management Consulted

Overview of the Management Consulting Recruiting Process. The training – both on the job and formal – was continuous and applicable far beyond management consulting. Given that experience (and the experience inside McKinsey helping recruit new employees and seeing how the hiring process worked), I decided to start this blog to share the knowledge accumulated – and am looking forward to meeting others on a similar journey.

Alison Gill, Founder and Board Director, Bvalco Ltd

The Source

Making it to the top in rowing, Gill explains, took years of the most intense training and mental conditioning, shaping her as an athlete but also as a person: “If you’ve never been an elite athlete,” she says, “it’s hard to understand how tired you are all of the time, how emotionally drained and stretched you are, constantly pushing yourself through the barriers of physical and mental pain. It’s not every day you get to speak to threetime Olympic rower Ali Gill about her career in.

Top 10 Universities in Canada for Management Consulting

Management Consulted

In addition, and perhaps more importantly, all of the top 3 firms (and numerous other firms including the ones mentioned above) consistently recruit from the University of Toronto, making it an ideal launchpad to break into consulting.

Dealing with rejections

Tom Spencer

That was one of the most frustrating rejections I dealt with during recruiting. It started in high school, and is only amplified in college with recruiting. There are many smart and successful people who didn’t follow the conventional recruiting path.

2 Years of Networking Results in Consulting Job at PwC

Management Consulted

Summers are consumed with training, practice, team building and school, as your class load is lighter through the year to compensate for a demanding training/season schedule. This was a more traditional analyst training program located in Merrill’s Portland, OR office.

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 ).

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: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at LEK? We are also in the process of recruiting some new Consultants.

Review: Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016

Consultants Mind

We have all attended crappy leadership training where you walk away “feeling good”, but without the tools, relationships, and accountability to really make a difference. Deloitte notes that a lot of training is not backed by evidence, science or principle.

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. A second area of interest for many advanced degree candidates is the level of formal training that firms provide.

2016 Top 10 Global MBA Programs for Management Consulting

Management Consulted

MBB firms are by far the biggest recruiters here, with McKinsey leading the pack as far as the number of graduates who land there. Plus, INSEAD is Bain’s number one global recruiting school – more global hires than from any other program (MBA or undergrad) across offices in multiple geographies. Full-time recruiting is the big game, and you only get one shot, so preparing for consulting before you even arrive at INSEAD is almost a must.

Tour in the Sewer: Creating Significant Emotional Experiences

Confessions of a Consultant

We were running a training program in Antwerp with an engineering crew from a large pharmaceutical company. Participants, having flown half way around the world, need to see something more than the inside of a training room. A lot of training is boring.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

Financial advisory firms recruit from a broader set of schools. They are masterful recruiters with big budgets to entertain prospects, so if you’re interested in the field, check them out – just go in with your eyes wide open.

Research: To Be a Good Leader, Start By Being a Good Follower

Harvard Business

In a recent paper , we set out to test these ideas through a longitudinal analysis of emergent leadership among 218 male Royal Marines recruits who embarked on the elite training program after passing a series of tests of psychological aptitude and physical fitness. This culminated in the recruits and the commanders who oversaw their training casting votes for the award of the Commando Medal to the recruit who showed most leadership ability.