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A New World of Work Is Here: How Consultants Can Seize The Moment

Where core values hang in corridors, people will look for tangible expressions that reaffirm people are the key to business success.


The geography of the workplace, talent management, and its fundamental impact on company culture is shifting. The strength of organizations and their people today will impact their ability to adapt and thrive tomorrow as we usher in a new world of work.

Central challenges in this new age will include connecting millions of displaced employees to new, growing jobs as U.S. employers shed nearly 30 million positions from payrolls this spring alone. While a Gallup poll found that a quarter of working Americans believe they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months.

“U.S. employers shed nearly 30 million positions from payrolls this spring alone.” Wall Street Journal

Some may need to change roles within the same company, while employers are tasked to provide the necessary training. But many professionals will make even bigger moves to different occupations in new locations. As a result, local labor markets will need to become more fluid and easier to navigate. These trends are accelerated by the global health crisis we currently face.

In response, the world’s top talent management consultants will rise to the occasion, acting swiftly to safeguard clients and migrate to a new way of work that even the most extreme business-continuity plans hadn’t envisioned. Across industries, leaders will reimagine how work is done in creative and bold ways.

This begs the question: Will you be among them?

 

The new world of work

Countless companies have a hard time addressing their talent management needs. Hiring and retaining good quality people is hard. Talent needs are evolving, calling for a more sophisticated approach.

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The new world of work will look markedly different today than it did in years past. We will confront the task of connecting displaced workers with new opportunities, equipping people with the skills they need to thrive, revitalizing distressed businesses, and supporting employees in transition.

Talent management will take on a chief role to address these hurdles, coupled with employee attrition and reduced hiring. Businesses will need to hire smarter and leverage the human potential within their organizations.

A return to more inclusive growth and a people-first culture will require the collective energy and ingenuity of business leaders and the consultants they hire. Leaders in the talent management industry will prepare for this seismic shift. The good news is that with advances in assessment tools, behavioral science, and predictive analytics, consultants can address the employee experience in a more targeted and dynamic way.

“The new world of work will be driven by a ‘People First’ mentality.”Candice Frazer, SVP of Operations at TTI Success Insights

Candice Frazer, SVP of Operations at TTI Success Insights
Candice Frazer, SVP of Operations at TTI Success Insights

Inevitably, talent management professionals will redefine business as usual. “The new world of work will be driven by a ‘People First’ mentality,” says Candice Frazer, Senior Vice President of Operations at TTI Success Insights, an industry-leading assessment provider based in Scottsdale, AZ. The focus will shift to “creating solutions driven by human engineering and a deep understanding of the self and others.”

This is the kind of deep learning that will prove critical to the health of organizations and the people that drive them. TTI Success Insights is leading the charge as a premier partner for consultants as they transform the work environments of their clients with data-driven, research-based behavioral assessments.

A dedication to revealing human potential through assessment solutions is the results-driven approach that our workplace ecosystem desperately needs. It’s precisely the kind of accessible deep learning that consultants and their clients need in today’s climate.

When leaders don’t have the expertise in-house, they need proven partners that can make ‘People First’ a tangible reality. “Our accurate and effective assessments combined with our exclusive in-house research team and dedicated support staff mean that our partners experience results that are real, impactful, and powerful,” says TTI Success Insights president Rick Bowers. As a result, Bowers and his team are uniquely poised to work with business leaders to chart a new course, together.

 

Reimagine business with ‘People First’ best practices

The new world of work will bring people management consultants new challenges — but also new opportunities to boost innovation, productivity, and inclusive growth. Relative priorities will vary, and each business will need to determine what is most urgent and set its own agenda.

To begin this journey, keep the following best practices in mind:

 

Deploy data driven insights

Brittney Helt, Director of Customer Success at TTI Success Insights
Brittney Helt, Director of Customer Success at TTI Success Insights

Now more than ever, organizations need to hire people who will exceed performance standards. Instead of guesswork and hoping to get it right the first time, they will use data-driven insights.

“Consultants need hard data behind their offerings to positively shift metrics and make the necessary changes to thrive,” says Brittney Helt, Director of Customer Success at TTI Success Insights.

“The new world of work is moving quickly, and everyone needs to adjust or get left behind. Consultants need to adjust their offerings to provide tangible solutions and real results as quickly as possible.”

“Consultants need hard data behind their offerings to positively shift metrics and make the necessary changes to thrive.”Brittney Helt, Director of Customer Success at TTI Success Insights

Top tier consultants will reimagine client possibilities and create broad business value using predictive analytics. These turn-key assessments help leaders make quality hires by quantifying behaviors, motivations, competencies, emotional intelligence, and more. As a result, companies can make informed choices about talent by comparing the data from an individual to the role, the team, and company culture.

Assessments answer the pressing business questions of “What metrics will we use to determine if we’ve met our talent goals?” and “How will we clarify expectations, timelines, and performance measures?” Leveraging the industry’s best talent assessment tools empowers consultants to:

  • Identify and harness talent within organizations
  • Help leaders hire, develop, and retain the best talent in the world
  • Transform employee potential into productivity, performance and profits

 

Create a ‘People First’ culture

A ‘People First’ ideal tells us how the work world should be: compassionate, communicative, and effective. Experience tells us that it rarely is. High-performance consultants must boldly confront the gap between the two, without giving up on either one.

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The new world of work will seem foreign and unfamiliar, but that’s a good thing. In place of platitudes, the workplace will demand proactivity. Where core values hang in corridors, people will look for tangible expressions that reaffirm people are the key to business success.

Rick Bowers, President of TTI Success Insights
Rick Bowers, President of TTI Success Insights

Consultants that lead the way will help organizations stay grounded, actively establish connections, and act as a guide and translator in this exciting new terrain. It’s tempting to make ‘People First’ an abstract quote on a wall. Yet, experts like Bowers know a tangible plan must prioritize self-awareness. “These assessments help people understand themselves and others, and that self-awareness helps create better habits, communication, and engagement in the workplace,” he adds.

“These assessments help people understand themselves and others, and that self-awareness helps create better habits, communication, and engagement in the workplace.” Rick Bowers, President of TTI Success Insights 

As consultants design ‘People First’ initiatives, Brittney Helt says they must ask themselves, “Do we have the support we need to create real results for our clients? If not, figure out where you need help, and then find the partner to help you get where you need to go.”

 

Unlock the power of people and partnership

Consultants who prioritize strategic partnerships will thrive in the new world of work. Industry leaders that partner up gain access to new customers, benefit from existing infrastructure, and reduce risk. The more complex the business environment becomes, the more these relationships make sense.

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“While you are more independent and autonomous as a consultant or coach, you’re still working for a boss. That boss is not you. It’s your ideal client. Everything you do to advance your business needs to be achieved with what they want in mind,” says Helt.

This is where value-creating partnerships come into play. Clients that need to streamline, reinvent, or realign will place a high value on consulting firms that provide access to the right partners. “The business advice and technical wisdom that TTI SI has shared over the last two decades has helped me carve out a competitive edge,” says Kathy Drahosz, CEO of The Training Connection, Inc., a Virginia-based professional development firm.

‘People First’ workplaces are lofty objectives, yet achievable. At the core, good governance is the linchpin for effective partnerships. Consultants that partner well can focus on priorities, advocate for resources, and create an environment in which clients can act with more confidence and coordination.

The right partnerships reinforce clarity, accountability, and agility. When consulting firms form the right partnerships, they build the capability to create outsize value and results for clients.

 

Flip the script in consulting

Consultants that partner with assessment providers like TTI Success Insights hit the ground running with the right tools, know-how and support to tackle what’s next and flip the script in consulting. Consulting firms that prepare for the new world of work, reimagine business, and leverage the power of partnership will create a meaningful impact now and well into the future.

It’s time to take your consulting to the next level. Reserve your seat at the Flip the Script Webinar today and learn how.

 

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