Korn Ferry Launches New Big Data Talent Analytics Engine to Help Organizations Select Top Leaders and Assess Overall Talent Performance
Underpinning KF4D is Korn Ferry’s incomparable talent intelligence, which includes more than 2.5 million assessments (heavily weighted by the very top executive levels) and profiles of 8.5 million candidates. This information is believed to comprise the largest senior executive-assessed database in the world.
Leveraging this unprecedented amount of talent-focused Big Data, Korn Ferry’s team of social scientists developed this framework around the four crucial areas that matter most for individual and organizational success – competencies, experiences, traits and drivers.
- Competencies — the skills and behaviors required for success that can be observed.
- Experiences — assignments or roles that prepare a person for future opportunities.
- Traits — inclinations, aptitudes and natural tendencies, including personality and intellectual capacity.
- Drivers — values and interests that influence a person’s career path, motivation, and engagement.
Research shows these four areas to be highly predictive of performance differences, and correlated with all key talent variables: engagement, retention, productivity, leadership effectiveness, and leadership potential.
By focusing on these four areas and utilizing KF4D to analyze their workforce, organizations will have a much more intelligent, sophisticated and real-time understanding of their overall global workforce performance and potential – including talent strengths and gaps, areas to develop overall – and even how they stack up against their competition.
“In today’s slow growth, fast change environment the issues are vastly
complex. An organization’s ability to identify, measure and project the
effectiveness of their talent is critical,” said
KF4D was born from the best intellectual property and databases of four
industry titans – PDI
Ninth House, Lominger,
Novations and Decision Dynamics. The state-of-the-art platform,
The firm will deploy KF4D as the engine for its executive search and professional recruiting processes, leadership development and consulting and recruitment process outsourcing engagements, as well as internal hiring and leadership development efforts.
“Korn Ferry’s Four Dimensions of Leadership and Talent targets what
matters most for each role and each business. It takes the talent
conversation well beyond the resume and past experiences to focus on
real differentiators for performance. That means a better fit for hires,
and a smarter approach to the development of people to drive a company’s
ongoing success,” said
Accompanying the launch, the
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