January 11, 2018 – Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients.
The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s open architecture approach to leadership assessment offers a customized success profile tailored to the unique leadership needs of each organization. The result is a comprehensive, data-driven picture of those who could become an organization’s future leaders. The assessment offering will help candidate selection, facilitate onboarding and support talent development and succession planning, said the firms.
“CEOs, boards, and executive teams are facing unprecedented levels of scrutiny and volatility in an environment where performance expectations are high and timelines to achieve them are short,” said Brett Stephens, CEO of RSR Partners. “Now more than ever, organizations must attract, cultivate, and retain transformational leaders that have significant impact on business outcomes in order to compete effectively. By combining our decades of executive search experience with OnPoint Consulting’s assessment services, we are able to greatly enhance our clients’ ability to make informed leadership decisions.”
Dr. Darleen DeRosa, managing partner of OnPoint Consulting, said that the partnership is a positive for all concerned. “Over the past 15 years we have provided objective and in-depth leadership assessments that guide decision making and ultimately drive business outcomes,” she said. “We are thrilled to launch this strategic partnership with RSR Partners, which will enable us to enhance our collective ability to better serve our clients.”
RSR Partners, founded by Russell S. Reynolds Jr., is an executive, board and leadership recruiting firm based in Greenwich, Conn, with offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Cleveland and Los Angeles. Mr. Reynolds previously founded Russell Reynolds Associates in New York.
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:
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 …
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