Korn Ferry Forms Alliance with AI Specialists Yoodli

January 12, 2024 – Korn Ferry has formed a partnership with Yoodli to provide professionals with private and real-time communication coaching using artificial intelligence (AI). “We’re pleased to partner with Yoodli to help professionals upskill themselves at their own pace,” said Bryan Ackermann, head of AI strategy and transformation, Korn Ferry. “Communication skills are one of the consistent enablers of professional success—from promotion conversations to boardroom presentations. This partnership lies at the heart of our strategy to bring cutting-edge generative AI and personalized coaching to our partners worldwide.”

Yoodli, a Seattle, WA-based company, helps individuals improve their communications skills using AI. Users can get coaching during online meetings, or they can practice for an upcoming speech, conversation, or interview with AI. Yoodli will then generate feedback on their content, conciseness and speaking attributes such as their executive presence, reliance on filler words, and pacing. Yoodli has been rolled out in more than 150 countries by Toastmasters International, business schools, and hundreds of thousands of leaders globally.

“Yoodli is your private executive coach, always by your side,” said Varun Puri, CEO of Yoodli. “Korn Ferry and Yoodli are committed to the same mission—to help professionals be the best version of themselves. We’re thrilled about combining Yoodli’s AI technology with Korn Ferry’s extensive coaching expertise to help professionals communicate with more impact, intention, and confidence.”

As part of the partnership, Korn Ferry Advance users will get access to personalized communication coaching through a bespoke version of Yoodli. Individuals will be able to simulate crucial conversations, customize audience personas, and then get insights in private on how to improve—both during their practice sessions and while speaking live to others. Individuals can also work with organization leaders and human coaches to create custom learning goals and reports to quantify progress over time.

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Korn Ferry is a Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant and the largest globally and in the Americas. The firm’s 8,600 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries.

AI-Enabled Talent Analytics Platform

Korn Ferry first expanded its digital footprint launching Korn Ferry Intelligence Cloud, a AI-enabled talent analytics platform. The HR technology combines data-driven insights with Korn Ferry’s consulting expertise and IP. Intelligence Cloud helps solve the challenges of acquiring, managing and mobilizing the right talent and skills. “Intelligence Cloud’s AI-enabled digital apps help organizations gain a clearer, real-time picture of their workforce,” Korn Ferry said. “With this holistic view, they can model how the environment might change, and map the actions needed to reach their business goals. Intelligence Cloud advances traditional HR data with a greater depth of insight and guidance, which helps uncover and develop the talent and skills organizations need. It’s also vital for creating a talent blueprint—the organization’s best possible design of its future workforce.”

Intelligence Cloud features Korn Ferry’s Success Profiles, which provide building blocks for benchmarking potential and performance. With embedded intelligence that includes more than 4,000 roles, Success Profiles use real-time data and insights to validate what top-tier talent looks like. Its designed to help organizations identify talent and skills gaps and guide them on how best to acquire and develop talent.

The Korn Ferry Intelligence Cloud is AI-trained using external market intelligence and 4 billion Korn Ferry datapoints on work structures, roles and employees’ skills and motivations. It’s based on 70 million assessments and rewards data for 26 million people at 25,000 companies in more than 150 countries, plus engagement data on 8 million employees and more than 700 companies in a normative database.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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