September 14, 2017 – Executive search firm Michael Kelly Associates (MKA) and Change, Development & Leadership Consulting (CDL) have formed a strategic partnership to focus on employee engagement to foster team building and a united corporate culture for maximum effectiveness.
The alliance focuses not only on applying MKA’s knowledge of executive search, but also on enhancing culture through CDL Consulting’s leadership coaching and executive consultation to optimize effective engagement.
CDL has built its reputation by providing practical leadership tools for senior executive onboarding, change management, culture transformation, executive coaching and team building. A focus on business strategy, talent retention, leadership style and work culture allows the firm to maximize corporate effectiveness and employee engagement.
“In these times of great change, virtually every organization is searching for a strategic approach for attracting, developing, and retaining top talent,” said Michael Kelly, founder and managing director of MKA. “We are excited to leverage the expertise of our two firms so that we can better ensure that our clients’ investment in talent acquisition produces the extraordinary results they demand.”
Dr. Gary Schuman, founder and managing partner of CDL Consulting, said one strength of his firm is its abiding belief that every organization’s culture is unique. “There isn’t a cookie cutter approach to talent management,” he said. “We tailor our work with organizations to fit their work environment rather than trying to fit them into an operating model.”
Founded in 1992, MKA is a provider of executive search, corporate governance consulting and leadership services to leading corporations. The firm identifies and recruits executives and board members across multiple sectors including private equity, venture capital, financial services, healthcare and TMT markets.
Firms Expanding Into New Areas
Search firms continue to break into new areas, be it through acquisition, alliances or providing new services. It’s a trend being seen at both large recruiters and small boutiques as recruiters look to provide clients with services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. Here’s a look at a few examples taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Heidrick & Struggles recently formed its new business unit, Heidrick Consulting, bringing together a suite of offerings from its leadership consulting and culture shaping businesses. It offers leadership services in leadership assessment & development, organization & team effectiveness, and culture shaping, all as a full complement to its core executive search business.
ALSpective expanded with the addition of Juliane Nitsche and Michel Moutier as partners and advisors. The pair’s responsibilities include leadership consulting with a specialization in well-being & performance as well as strategy and board services with a new offering in change management.
Major, Lindsey & Africa recently launched a new service known as Legal Talent Management Consulting. Led by Miriam Frank, a partner and vice president, the offering provides lawyers and legal teams with customized consulting services designed to increase performance, productivity and engagement.
Odgers Berndtson expanded its leadership practice to include executive and team leadership assessment, coaching and onboarding. Organizational psychologist Dr. Robert Satterwhite is spearheading the new effort. Dr. Satterwhite has extensive experience designing and delivering robust assessments for measuring executives’ potential, readiness and fit.
The Pi Group expanded its services to help candidates transition to new chapters in their lives. By delivering services through Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition, The Pi Group is positioning itself, quite methodically, to help client organizations manage their entire talent spectrum.
Morgan Samuels acquired human capital consulting firm Delivery Point Advisors. The company offers a spectrum of solutions designed to help clients unlock potential from their people, including executive assessment and development, high performance team building, functional assessment and …
Greenwood / Asher & Associates and The Devine Group, a behavioral assessment and development organization, formed a strategic alliance to leverage and integrate the science of predictive talent analytics into the executive search and leadership development process. The partnership is designed to tailor an assessment to higher education position profiles.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media