Our Services Leadership Services
You look for assurance in every other decision you make in business. Why not do the same when it comes to your leadership talent?
At Harvey Nash, we know people. Hundreds of senior people, all over the world, walk through our doors every week. We understand how they influence an organisation’s culture - and success.
We also know that diligent decision making is part of a culture of success. Selecting talent, especially at a senior level, should be no exception. Our leadership services give you the in-depth insight that should guide all your big decisions – and the assurance that you’ve chosen the very best for your business.
What can we do for you?
We help our clients take decisive action on people in the context of:
- Short-listed, or final, candidate selection (internal and external)
- Succession planning
- Executive development & transition
- Mergers & acquisitions, strategic change or reorganisation
- Building new management teams
- Pre-investment due diligence
Harvey Nash’s business-minded leadership consultants all have ‘lived’ senior-level experience, and deep expertise in the use of tools which are both highly predictive and credible for those experiencing them. We apply these to provide a comprehensive analysis of capability, potential and risk, as well as of ‘fit’ with your organisation.
Top senior talent delivers up to 50% better ROI on salary* compared to average performers. So it’s simply good business sense to require assurance that you know what you’re getting from a candidate, or what you’ve got, with a team.
(* Schmidt & Hunter 1983)
Moving the needle
We can then help you take highly targeted action to drive the required change, based on individual self-insight, with customised development programmes that typically combine the best of group or team workshops and personalised coaching. We are eclectic in our choice of tools and techniques, choosing what’s right for your culture and your stage of evolution, rather than sticking rigidly to proprietary models. We embed measurement and sustainability in the process, which is how we know that our client partnerships make an enduring difference to their business success.
How do we work?
We start by understanding what high performance in role or for the team would look like, to create a blueprint for talent evaluation. We deploy the best mix of tools for the requirements of the role(s), and the goals and culture of your business, from:
- personality (psychometric) assessments,
- ability and critical reasoning tests,
- culture & motivational fit inventories,
- structured, in-depth interviews,
- 360 feedback,
- assessment activities such as business simulations, role plays and group exercises.
We provide comprehensive feedback to you, whether we’ve evaluated an individual or a team. We always offer it to the participant, too, to create transparency and add value in the process..
We can help you explore and address the implications of the data, whether for the purposes of:
- renewed talent sourcing,
- supporting on-boarding and development,
- team formation or development, or
- succession planning.
And we work globally, extending the consistency, flexibility and scalability of your own HR processes.