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Our aerospace and defense consultants can help you experience sustainable growth by bringing together business, organization and people strategies. We work with you to nurture the talent you have into the talent you need. Putting the right people in the right roles with the right skills and support to deliver. We call it the human dimension of organizational consulting.
Adjusting to constant disruptions in the market requires an agile pipeline of leadership talent prepared to weather the storm. We work with aerospace and defense companies to assess the full spectrum of your talent-related needs.
Build end-to-end strategic solutions that align your structure, people and business processes and workflows.
Identify the talent you need compared to the talent you have and discover how to close the gaps.
Attract and retain the right people at every level of your organization by leveraging our scientific research and practical experience.
Unlock the potential of everyone in your organization, from executives to new hires, to thrive in today’s challenging business environment via targeted learning programs.
Create flexible, competitive total rewards strategies that attract, engage and motivate a diverse workforce.
Build the mindset, skills, structure and culture to transform your organization.
Our AI platform pulls together market intelligence and data to provide insights and recommend actions.
There is no more powerful combination - or one more fundamental to the success of any enterprise - than the partnership between a CEO and the board.
Your results are what matters. We partner with you to continually evolve and optimize to reflect the changing needs of your aerospace and defense business. We help our clients address these challenges.
The aerospace and defense industry has unique talent needs. Highly skilled and experienced personnel are essential to safe, effective and efficient operations. But currently, the industry is experiencing a “perfect storm” of talent challenges. It’s increasingly difficult to find qualified talent given the entry of new competitors to the market due to increased demand. There’s also growing concern that the talent pool is shrinking, as the industry is predominantly populated by an aging workforce approaching retirement and interest in aerospace and defense careers is declining.
You must take immediate steps to address the potentially devastating effects of a talent shortage. To strengthen the talent pipeline, your business needs to identify qualified, cleared talent in the fastest-growing regions, including Asia, the Middle East and India.
The aerospace and defense industry is primed for disruption. New competitors are entering the market, threatening to shrink an already short talent supply. For older businesses, the pace of technological change and a lack of technology know-how are the key barriers to growth.
To thrive, your business must develop a talent profile with the skills and core capabilities essential to excel in the new future of work. You must also determine how to accelerate digital transformation in your HR-related processes. Finally, consider reskilling and upskilling in your organization's workforce. Of course, because jobs are changing in many ways, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. To succeed in this competitive environment, your business must address their multigenerational workforce and skills gap.
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Success depends on an engaged workforce. Our research shows that firms that engage and enable employees achieve up to 4.5 times more revenue growth than those that don’t. And given the stiff competition for talent in the aerospace and defense industry, it’s essential for your business to implement employee retention strategies. Aerospace and defense contractors must build and define a clear value proposition to attract, engage, motivate and retain employees—and given the global nature of this industry, you must also consider how to support employees across borders based on their unique values, needs, and expectations.
We help companies create a positive, engaging and inclusive environment for all employees. We examine your hiring, development, compensation and promotion practices to ensure that opportunities are equally available to everyone. We use our proprietary assessments and other research-validated tools to help you identify and develop high-potential talent. And we work with you to construct clearly defined career tracks that give up-and-coming talent the experience that positions them for leadership roles. In short, we help you build a transformational, inclusive talent strategy that will accelerate your company’s performance.
Let us be part of your success story. Contact us to see how our aerospace consulting and defense consulting services can help your leadership take flight.