Futurestep Unveils New Talent Acquisition Advisory Offering

New leaders appointed to support international roll out

Los Angeles, October 7, 2014Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company (NYSE: KFY) specializing in high impact talent solutions, has today announced the launch of its new global Talent Acquisition Solution Advisory (TASA) consulting service led by Jonathan Brown, VP of Global Solutions, alongside the appointment of the practice’s global leader, Mitzi Jordan and its principle consultant for the EMEA region, Guillaume Noirtin.

Futurestep’s Talent Acquisition Solution Advisory offering enables organizations around the world to conduct a full baseline of the recruitment function to benchmark their talent acquisition capability against best practice, providing competitor insight, whilst developing actionable strategies to become best in class.

The Talent Acquisition Solution Advisory’s six core focus areas include:

1. Business alignment – Helping companies align talent acquisition strategy to the business strategy ensures a proactive approach and a targeted focus around critical roles

2. Brand – Embedding a consistent message into all attraction collateral whilst reducing direct recruitment costs

3. Sourcing – Using specialized and innovative sourcing strategies, tied to the organizations business strategy to maximize results

4. Candidate experience – An organization’s consumer base is also very much its talent pool. With one in five customers a potential employee, recruiting efficiency is not only conducive for operational performance, but also a business’ bottom line

5. Technology – Optimizing technologies to reduce administrative costs and provide a better candidate experience

6. Performance analytics – Transforming talent acquisition goals into quantifiable measure to maximize operational performance

Futurestep is running a webinar series to share further details of each of the six pillars of its offering, as well as insight from experts and Futurestep customers already utilizing these services. The second webinar, ‘The Measure of Talent’ will take place on 15 October, featuring a panel of industry experts including American Express, Bayer, Cummins and John Hopkins Medicine/Sibley Hospital, to discuss the critical area of performance analytics. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.futurestep.com/events/webinar-measure-talent-expert-panel-discussion/

Mitzi Jordan, Global Leader, Talent Acquisition Advisory, will lead the practice, exploiting over twenty years of experience in talent management solutions, from workforce planning and employer branding through to attraction strategies and effective on-boarding, to ensure the longer term success of the global consulting service line.

Supporting Mitzi and implementing the offering’s initial rollout in EMEA, Futurestep has made a strategic hire in Guillaume Noirtin as Principle Consultant, Talent Acquisition Advisory, EMEA. Based in the firm’s London office, Guillaume will be using his international business consulting and executive search expertise to guarantee the design and delivery of best-practice talent acquisition consulting solutions across the region.

Jonathan Brown, Vice President, Global Solutions, at Futurestep commented: “In a fiercely competitive world, talent is the one constant which is essential to business success. An organization’s talent acquisition function is the lynchpin of its ability to realize competitive advantage through talent, therefore the effectiveness of this function is critical. Our Talent Acquisition Advisory practice specifically helps businesses worldwide to benchmark their talent acquisition function against competitors and implement actionable strategies to achieve best in class.”

He added: “We have an exceptional team heading up this venture. Mitzi is a great asset to Futurestep, having been with us for over eight years, and her wealth of experience in talent acquisition makes her integral to establishing our offering on an international scale. Additionally, we are also delighted to welcome Guillaume on board. His experience of delivering similar solutions in previous roles, combined with his understanding of the EMEA market, makes him an invaluable support to driving this new business area forward.”

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About Futurestep
Futurestep is the global industry leader in high-impact recruitment solutions; offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their talent and recruitment needs.
Our clients turn to us for proven expertise, a global process and infrastructure, proprietary competency models, innovative sourcing and attraction strategies, and a unique approach to measure and optimize business impact.

As a Korn Ferry Company, Futurestep can meet a variety of workforce requirements; from RPO and project recruitment, to search and consulting, our solutions apply a truly world-class capability to deliver talent with impact, providing the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit www.futurestep.com.

About Korn Ferry
At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Across our 80 offices and 3,700 colleagues, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn Ferry, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.