Your clients demand higher-quality delivery from more diverse teams and greater transparency to tighter deadlines. Competition for business is fierce and increasing. You also need to broaden your skillset to take account of emerging technology and drive technology-enabled transformation for your clients.
Talent is your key competitive advantage
Consulting and professional services firms face tightening margins and intense competition for top talent. Your clients expect to work with the best, and your ability to hire, retain, develop, and deploy the right people at the right time is what will set you apart from your competition.
Attracting market leading skills is a challenge, while other sectors are increasingly poaching the best consulting talent for themselves.
Talent solutions for leading Consulting & Professional Services Organisations
Sheffield Haworth’s talent pool includes some of the most experienced transformational change professionals in the world. This network – and our deep experience of your sector – mean that we can supply and advise you with all your human capital needs across your entire talent management value chain.
Whether you need executive search, leadership development, coaching, executive and team assessment, or assessment of the leadership teams of potential acquisition targets, we can help, with experience across five key areas.
We focus on five areas:
Sourcing the talent you need to support your growth
At Sheffield Haworth, every talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion. You need the best person for the role, and our approach helps to mitigate selection bias and emphasises the value of diversity of thought. When you need the best talent, we help you find it – whatever their background.
Partnering with a global multinational professional services network
Sheffield Haworth is currently partnering with a global multinational professional services network as part of the firm’s significant investment to build their Strategy and Transformation capabilities globally.
In order to support the delivery of the firm’s ambitions to be able to support clients from strategy through to execution it was critical to be able to attract senior, Partner level, talent from Tier 1 Management Consulting / Strategy houses..
Sheffield Haworth were ultimately selected as a key executive search partner to build out these new capabilities given our strong track record and ability to build new capabilities by being able to identify and engage talent from traditional and non-traditional sources.
These are global searches with focus on specific competency or sector focus areas.
Completed Strategy Leadership Services
Partner, Strategy, Financial Services
Partner, Strategy lead Health & Life Sciences
Partner, Strategy, Comms & High Tech
Partner, Strategy, Restructuring & Turnaround
Partner, Strategy, Consumer Goods
Partner, Strategic Transformation
Partner, Strategy, Industrials
Partner, Digital Strategy
Additional Project Work
Our team has supported this firm for over 20 years and in the last 7 years appointed over 100 Partner, AP and Director hires globally predominantly within the Strategy, Business & Technology Consulting service lines but also across M&A and Tax. Sheffield Haworth has also delivered Diversity, Team Lift and Acquisition programmes.
Our client is a global multi-disciplinary professional services firm with an established and successful technology and analytics practice. We were engaged to help address the lack of gender diverse Partners within the Analytics and Technology businesses, with a particular focus on those with experience working in the Financial Services sector.
It was important that the successful individuals could also bring experience of driving revenue growth across large key accounts and selling multi discipline projects across technology.
We agreed with the client from the outset that it would be important to engage with overseas talent due to the relatively small gender diverse talent pool within the local market.
We built two separate market maps in order to help our client visualise the different talent pools – the local market technology and analytics consulting and corporate technology and analytics market, and an international map of gender diverse consulting profiles.
We were particularly conscious of how the roles were positioned due to the lack of diversity within the existing leadership team and advised our client specifically around this and the interview process. We felt it was important to include female Partners from other areas of the business in order to help satisfy candidates questions around their diversity agenda.
Through this search SH identified Partner candidates in the local market and globally, assessing them and bringing them into process and have successfully hired four individuals to date which has significantly shifted the diversity of the leadership team in the local market.
Data on search:
Candidates identified: 387
Candidates brought into active pipeline and assessed by client: 17
Candidates hired so far: 4 (3 from the local market and 1 relocating)
As part of this we also built a pipeline of diverse technology and analytics talent for future hires.
Yen Pin Ng
“Sheffield Haworth have become a trusted partner who fully understand what makes our business work and what we need to do to meet our ambitious growth objectives.”
CEO, Global Consulting & Services company
“I have no hesitation in recommending Sheffield Haworth to any potential client looking to employ their services, having been thoroughly impressed with the experience that I have recently been through in leaving one professional services firms and being placed at a competitor. Throughout this lengthy and stressful time, Sheffield Haworth has shown immense professionalism, courtesy and support.”
Big 4 Equity Partner, Hired from global Management Consultancy
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