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Workforce Performance, Inclusion & Diversity

To secure growth in today’s increasingly competitive world, businesses need to leverage the potential of the whole workforce, not just a select few employees. They need to do more with more. The most successful organizations achieve this by creating an environment in which everyone is empowered to develop, to contribute, and to succeed. Is your organization one of them?

Our Workforce Performance, Inclusion & Diversity team works with many of the world’s leading organizations to help them maximize human potential. Our solutions are designed to:

  • Optimize the contribution of talent in all roles and levels in the organization
  • Create an inclusive environment where all employees are engaged and performing at high levels
  • Fully leverage the unique backgrounds, experiences, styles, and perspectives of a diverse mix of talent to activate your business strategy
  • Maximize performance, collaboration, and innovation across your enterprise globally

Research-based development framework.

Our solutions leverage the Four Stages of Contribution development framework. Based on research pioneered by former Harvard Business School professors, the Four Stages is a proven framework for individual performance and development. It shows that careers do not proceed in a straight line based on level but instead are characterized by four distinct career stages:

  • Stage 1: Contributing Dependently
  • Stage 2: Contributing Independently
  • Stage 3: Contributing Through Others
  • Stage 4: Contributing Strategically

Each stage requires different activities, skills, and interaction. Expanding one’s contribution or moving to another stage is a complex transition that demands a significant internal shift in an individual’s thinking.

Capacity-building mindset.

We take a capacity-building approach to employee development. A capacity-building mindset supports the idea that there are no limitations to an individual’s ability to grow, learn, and develop. By reducing bias and barriers to development, an employee’s skills and level of contribution can expand significantly.

Shared responsibility for development.

Development is a journey, not a one-time event. In order to inspire engagement, continuous growth, and greater contribution over time, individuals, their managers, and organizations must all be invested in the process.

Promoting continuous improvement.

There are many different ways in which we help organizations build and sustain employee development efforts. Our services include:

  • Organizational Needs Assessment and Culture Consulting.
    This comprehensive process leverages Korn Ferry’s proprietary IP, methodologies, and expertise to assess and analyze your organization’s culture and environment. This discovery information informs our change strategy recommendations.
  • Change Strategy and Action Planning.
    We work with you to develop a change strategy roadmap that outlines the business case for change along with key talent strategies and metrics. This strategy is then translated into specific actions for execution.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Suite.
    We work with your organization’s leadership to establish a diversity and inclusion infrastructure such as councils and employee resource groups. We also offer global diversity and inclusion programs and scalable tools for the entire workforce, along with differentiated development solutions for traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Workforce Development Planning and Engagement.
    To help employees at all levels around the world achieve a high level of performance and engagement, we offer a variety of programs and scalable tools for career development and planning, engagement, and performance.
  • Workforce Selection and Onboarding.
    Our Workforce Selection and Onboarding services help you select the best fit for your business from the broadest pool, and integrate seamlessly with your existing organizational processes.

Our team.

In 2012, Korn Ferry acquired Global Novations, a leader in diversity and inclusion and talent optimization. As a result, we have some of the foremost experts working in this field. Our depth of expertise in retaining, developing, and advancing traditionally underrepresented talent will ensure that your organization has the talent mix to compete and thrive in today’s demanding market.  | 

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