New Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Aligns Talent to Unique Business Needs

  New Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Aligns Talent to Unique Business Needs

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- May 21, 2014

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a market leader in leadership and talent consulting
services, today introduced Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Global Competency
Framework. This revolutionary new competency framework is based on more than
60 years of research from Korn Ferry legacy companies Lominger and PDI
NinthHouse. It targets unique business needs with the most innovative
framework design on the market today.

Built from decades of research and the industry’s top talent management
expertise, a client can implement the full comprehensive framework for their
enterprise or a tailored model that fits specific organizational levels,
functions, industries, and unique business challenges. Through Korn Ferry’s
powerful research, each of these areas have been identified with what’s
critical to an organization’s success.

“Today’s fast-paced business environments are in constant change and
organizations need to adapt strategy and align their talent to succeed,” said
RJ Heckman, president of Korn Ferry Leadership Consulting Corporation. “The
market needs an innovative global framework that isn’t one-size-fits-all, but
laser targets an organization’s ongoing unique business requirements while
still holding its research integrity. This offering fulfills that need.”

To enhance global usability, the framework uses clear and simple language as
well as relevant, high-impact, actionable development guidance that focuses on
individual needs and empowers employees to drive their own development.
Offered in multiple languages, the framework supports rapid evolution of
organizational strategy around the globe.

Combined with Korn Ferry’s top talent management consulting services, along
with newly aligned assessments and leadership development resources,
organizations can be confident that Korn Ferry Leadership Architect will
accelerate their business success.

Organizational leaders report the number one constraint to growth and
execution of business strategy is a lack of right and ready talent. In a March
2014 Korn Ferry Institute study, 61 percent of leaders surveyed say their
organizations either do not or only somewhat have the right talent to succeed
in today’s changing global environment.

Attracting and building the right talent is imperative for long-term
organizational success. Korn Ferry Leadership Architect responds to the
ever-changing needs and priorities within today’s volatile business
environment. Combined with powerful consulting, flexible frameworks are
created that aligns to an organization’s culture to ensure effective

“In today’s ever changing business environment, the demand for talent is high,
and far too often, there is not an adequate supply of great, ready-now talent.
Korn Ferry Leadership Architect provides the foundation to help our clients
have the right people in the right places to tackle the business challenges of
today and, more importantly, into the future,” said Heckman.

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About Korn Ferry

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inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership.
Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to
empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Our solutions range from
executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise
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