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The Future of Work, Talent & Leadership Consultants Make It Real

ALM Intelligence Rates Talent & Leadership Consulting Providers for 2019

New York, NY – October 10, 2019 – New research from ALM Intelligence finds talent and leadership consulting providers focused on helping clients transmute their anxieties about the future of work into actionable strategies that can be executed at speed and at scale. The shift from anticipation to action calls for a whole-systems perspective that is simultaneously transforming the purpose and discipline of talent management.

“What was once an annual planning exercise supporting the upward movement of people through a hierarchical organization is now a continuous cycle of calibrating the employee experience in fluid organizations,” said Liz DeVito, Associate Director of Management Consulting Research at ALM Intelligence. “Providers are helping clients forge a new model of talent management that is better suited to today’s realities, one that uses AI, automation, agility, and purpose to enable continuous and meaningful interactions across the talent life cycle.”

ALM Intelligence explores how consultants are building on foundational capabilities in talent management and leadership development to help clients by:

  • Re-thinking talent management and leadership development practices, processes, and programs to offer employees purpose-filled experiences and embed development opportunities in daily work
  • Providing a mix of scalable solutions, managed services, (e.g., people analytics and experiential leadership development programs), and implementation support across the talent value chain from recruiting to assessing, selecting, and developing talent
  • Building platforms that serve as talent operating systems, integrating tools, solutions, and data around holistic frameworks for aligning strategic workforce planning and talent management to the organization’s future capability needs
  • Expanding the focus of global mobility programs from managing rewards and relocation services for international assignments to include talent and leadership development priorities

Providers covered in the report include A.T. Kearney, Accenture, ADP, Aon, Bain & Company, Baker Tilly, Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, Buck, Capgemini, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Development Dimensions International (DDI), Deloitte, Eagle Hill Consulting, EY, Heidrick & Struggles, IBM, Korn Ferry, KPMG, Lee Hecht Harrison, McKinsey & Company, Mercer, North Highland, Oliver Wyman, PA Consulting, PwC, Right Management, The RBL Group, ScottMadden, Sibson Consulting (a member of The Segal Group), and Willis Towers Watson.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

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