Korn Ferry Futurestep celebrates completion of inaugural EMEA Talent Academy Programme

London, 17 December, 2015 – The Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organisational advisory firm, celebrated the graduation of its first group of recruiting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) professionals from its European Talent Academy in Warsaw.

A global training initiative lasting eight weeks, the programme aims to prepare participants for a future career in talent acquisition by developing core competencies in recruitment and expanding the foundational business skills of employees at all levels of the company – whether recent college graduates or recruiters with several years’ of experience. 

Achieved through a modular curriculum approach that builds on existing Korn Ferry and Futurestep learning programs, it utilises the organisation’s Intellectual Property, best practices and resources. “The Talent Academy cohort programme consist of classroom learning, led by the program facilitator with a variety of guest speakers, who are typically current leaders in the organization, as well as hands on simulations and a job co-op component,” added Talent Academy Global Leader, Bernadette Pheifer.

Graduates of the first European cohort include ten employees representing several nationalities from Futurestep’s Warsaw Recruitment Centre of Excellence (RCOE).

Talent Academy graduate, Witold Sekulski, commented: “As the first participants of the Talent Academy in Warsaw we didn’t know what to expect, but the quality and in-depth training we have received is invaluable. We look forward to applying this newly acquired knowledge to effectively enhance our offering to customers.”

Ettore Landini, Managing Director, Search, EMEA at Futurestep added: “Having led the graduation certification with other executives from the leadership team, it is clear the initiative has already benefited them. Not only will the skills they’ve developed make a significant impact on their day-to-day business activities, but it will also prepare them for their next career move within the different service lines of the organisation.”

Futurestep’s Talent Academies are located in six locations worldwide including Dallas, Texas; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Warsaw, Poland; Shanghai, China; Pune, India; and Auckland, New Zealand.

Future classes will include programs for senior professionals.

For career opportunities in Warsaw, please visit: http://www.futurestep.com/careers/our-roles/


About Korn Ferry 

Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through Korn Ferry and our Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Visit kornferry.com for more information.

More information on Futurestep can be found at www.futurestep.com.

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