The Need

Identify multiple professionals who could lead professional development and staffing for McKinsey consultants.

The Strategy

Since the client did not want to hire from other management consulting firms, we pursued candidates from other business sectors with the right ‘intrinsic’ capabilities to do the job.

The Twist

We leveraged our experience in recruiting and coaching to develop a new interviewing approach specifically for this search. Our customized questions helped us determine which candidates met the ‘intrinsic’ standards for McKinsey and would ensure a strong chemistry fit.

The Outcome

With 5 placements over six years, we helped McKinsey rebuild their Northeast Professional Development and Staffing Group. All five placements upgraded the standard for what McKinsey leadership could expect from this position, and they have each remained for 6+ years.