North Highland was ranked a challenger in the 2018 ALM Vanguard: Talent & Leadership Consulting report. The report assesses firms’ abilities to align talent and business strategies and delivering integrated services. ALM Vanguard displays the relative position of providers featured in this report, deemed capable in talent and leadership consulting, based on an evaluation of their overall capabilities according to a consistent set of criteria. Out of 31 providers ranked in the report, North Highland was named one of eight challengers. This is the first time North Highland has participated in this report.
ALM Vanguard recognized the firm for developing “substantive points of view around talent management topics that inform perspectives and innovations in its consulting approach and tools.” Additional excerpts from the report include:
- “North Highland seeks to help clients look beyond fads and jargon that dominate the conversation around talent to focus instead on the real impact of industry drivers to the business and its talent. The firm also believes that because the talent marketplace is dynamic and continuously evolving in response to those same industry drivers, talent and leadership strategies must also be dynamic and responsive to shifting trends.”
- “The firm deploys a highly analytical approach to helping clients develop an approach to talent management that is nimble, efficient, and capable of adapting talent strategies to shorter cycles of change.”
- “North Highland’s service offering targets all phases of the employee life cycle to help clients improve how they source, attract, engage, and develop talent.”
- “The firm’s Sparks Grove division provides experience design services that facilitate co-creative design and implementation activities and deliverables, such as learning journey maps and gamification tools for coaching and motivating employees.”