A deep, data-fuelled assessment of your organisation and your talent needs. We’ll examine every aspect of your working culture, your talent structure and your place in the market. Even if you’re already performing at a high level, we’ll find the little places where even the smallest changes can give you a big edge on your competition.
We’re an inquisitive, talkative bunch. So be ready to answer plenty of questions. We’ll want to know exactly how you see yourself as a business and what success looks like for you. Don’t expect to chat in corporate euphemisms – show us your true personalities and cultural ethos that drives you. We’ll get to know your business DNA, your working culture and who takes sugar in their tea.
We use data analytics and behavioural science to map out the hidden dimensions of your talent structure. We’ll give your key people GC index assessments to see how they work, where they excel and how you can get an even bigger impact from them. In the process, we’ll see what vital skills and specialities you can add to push your performance to a new level.
We’ll take a detailed look at your competitors and see how you compare. We’ll also assess the ways you market yourself to top talent. We’ll see exactly where you sit in the market and where you can gain the edge over your rivals.
Once we’ve examined every angle of your business, we’ll know exactly what you need – and it might be very different from what you thought you needed. We’ll give you a tailored set of recommendations for how you can:
Whatever you need, we have plenty of different ways to deliver it. With Elysian Focus, we can headhunt precisely the right talent to fill the missing links in your business. With Elysian Evolve, you can partner up with us to transform your talent structure and working culture from the very core. And with Elysian Grow, we can give you access to a huge network of top freelance consultants for fast-track transformation projects. With each option, we have the scale and flexibility to deliver whatever you need, based on how you like to work.
Case Study: The Science Behind Success.
Find a Partner for a Big 4 to build a digital team focused on commercial banking in just 5 months.
Expertise within digital and commercial banking was thin on the ground. And finding someone who also has a background in consulting? nearly impossible.
We used Elysian Focus to do the culture review, to see what the client really wanted. It was pretty evident we’d have to find a candidate for this role from industry – the transition to consulting is well known to be a tricky so we wanted to build an Inside solution that tackled that problem.
We got in touch with lots of our contacts to research the most successful executives who hadn’t come from consulting. We looked for fundamental similarities between these individuals. The results were fascinating and we developed a rough outline of success markers.
The selection process was arduous, but rewarding. It took time to interview and screen the candidates. The market mapping took us 30 days, rather than the usual 14 – mainly because we went global to the more advanced digital banking market.
It was well worth the extra work. The shortlisting and interviews were much easier for the partners to navigate, as the testing gave them some scientific insight beyond that ‘gut feeling’.
Because the cost of a bad hire is so high, it takes an average of 12 meetings to find a consensus on the right candidate. Having clear success markers alleviates a lot of that fear.
We built in a coaching solution to make sure the candidate had every chance on success in transition.