Leadership & Development Outsourcing
Build a leadership and professional development model that can adapt with your business, relying on our support at every step. Our flexible delivery model takes away the complexity of rolling out employee development at scale, enabling you to reach learners at all levels. We study development in your organization to identify gaps and assess your current state against best-in-class benchmarks. We then structure and manage your learning strategy and its operation, transforming your learning and development program and creating value by increasing its efficiency, reducing its costs and improving employee engagement and retention.
People development is a cornerstone business imperative requiring thoughtful strategies to foster individual and team performance. With the ability to leverage Korn Ferry expertise, including research, assessments, coaching, leadership development, individualized development journeys and more, you’ll be able to achieve greater impact for your people and for your business. We alleviate operational and administrative burdens for your organization, ensuring an ROI on your investment.
Talent leaders are at the forefront of helping employees fulfill their full potential. By aligning learning and development KPIs to business objectives and increasing efficiencies and cost savings through vendor management, learning administration process management and ROI and key KPI dashboards , people development will operate as a smooth, repeatable process and deliver impact at the individual level.
People are more likely to stay in their job if they see opportunities to achieve their career goals within the company. They expect an environment where they can succeed. Leadership and development enables people to develop the mindsets and skillsets needed to embrace complexity and ambiguity and supports their ability to achieve personal and team goals.
Built around four critical attributes of a value-driven L&D organization, we use the maturity model and best-in-class benchmarks to diagnose your organization against all dimensions of the model. Together, we collaborate to provide your organization with data-driven insights into your current state with actionable recommendations to optimize your L&D efforts moving forward
The best learning strategies address the skills employees need for success in their roles now. But they also consider what skills they’ll need five years from now to help the organization succeed. That means organizations need to connect skills to business strategies and goals. In short, designing a learning strategy that accesses and optimizes the potential of every employee for now and into the future is a daunting task.
Instead of doing all of this strategic work in house, organizations can outsource this complex project to a company with expertise in leadership learning and development outsourcing. For example, when you outsource leadership learning and development to Korn Ferry, we’ll develop a sound plan designed to transform how you build your leadership pipeline. Here’s how it works:
Some organizations prefer to allow us to run some or all of their leadership learning and development operations. Our teams have helped organizations with vendor and content management, learning administration and technology rationalization, among other tasks.
Organizations choose leadership and development outsourcing for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few.
Leadership and development outsourcing can help businesses quickly transform and build a more satisfying employee experience. Here are some typical benefits for organizations:
The key to achieving these benefits is working with an experienced provider with a stellar reputation in the market. Of course, outsourcing learning and development to a provider assumes some level of risk. However, those risks are limited if the provider is experienced in building learning strategies.
Here are some important considerations for choosing a provider for learning and development expertise:
When you’re considering which learning and development company to work with, look for one with the following attributes:
The key difference between in-house and outsourced learning and development is where the resources completing the work are located. Yet the choice between internal and external resources has a series of ripple effects for the organization.
With in-house learning and development, your internal team will be responsible for coordinating a learning strategy with your overall business goals and leading the execution of that strategy. You may need to hire additional resources to handle the new responsibilities associated with coordinating your learning and development program. You may need to hire instructional designers, project managers, software developers, training experts and more. Given the work involved, it may take a long time to develop a strategy.
With development outsourcing, an external provider will take the lead in building your learning strategy. The provider will also ensure that your learning strategy aligns with your business strategy. If you don’t have access to internal talent with the right skills or the budget for new hires with those skills, outsourcing will let you tap into resources with deep expertise in learning and development that can lead your learning strategy and measure its effectiveness.
Outsourcing development will also give you access to the latest research and technology for learning and development that may not be readily available in-house. You’ll get perspective from a seasoned provider that can increase the efficiency and consistency of your learning processes. You may also be able to build your program faster since your external provider will be focused on this single initiative instead of a variety of projects. Plus, outsourcing will also reduce the operational and administrative burdens on your organization.
There is also a middle alternative: a hybrid approach where you retain certain portions of leadership development internally while sharing the responsibility for other parts of learning and development externally. With certain external partners, including Korn Ferry, you can customize your organization’s learning strategy.