Congratulations to the following consultants!
Promotions in the last six months:
Congratulations to all of you!
So, what are their key secrets to success?
How did Morgan McKinley support them in achieving their promotions?
As well as supportive managers and inspirational leadership from the top down, the other ways Morgan McKinley supports people to reach their goals include (but of course are by no means limited to!):
What does Career Progression look like at Morgan McKinley?
Here at Morgan McKinley, we try to avoid making the age-old error of applying a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to career progression. Too often we hear stories of high billing Consultants in other recruitment firms being pushed into managerial positions, perceived as the only route to progress. We recognise that a career is an individual journey and we want to provide support that gets our people to where they really want to be. Rather than be micromanaged or scrutinised over KPIs for the sake of KPIs, our people are empowered to build their own business with the wisdom of others, and the infrastructure to support them. There are clear Career Pathways laid out to each and every one of our Consultants, whether they join us as a Graduate, a Career Changer, or an already-experienced Recruitment Consultant.
Joining us from university, graduates work through our ‘Rookie scheme’ with logical and attainable milestones to reach while they’re getting up to speed. We aim to get our Associate Consultants quickly to the next step in their recruitment careers, whether that’s as a 360-degree Consultant or our newly created role of a Delivery Consultant, which is effectively a 270-degree role that still provides the candidate and client interaction, whilst being paired with one of our hotshot Business Developers.
From Consultant level the goals are clearly identified, and within reach, to get to Senior Consultant. This is the level where our team really begin to shape their own careers, playing to their strengths and aspirations with the opportunity to move into three very different roles, as either Associate Manager, Business Manager or Principal Consultant. Those that want to become people managers will step into an Associate Manager role, supported closely by their Manager or Director to help develop their leadership skills, before progressing to Manager, then Associate Director and onto Director. Those that want to be an independent contributor can progress to Principal Consultant and really focus on honing their expertise and building their personal brand. For those that are passionate about further developing our key accounts, they can pursue the Business Manager avenue.
Each of these steps consist of not only financial targets being achieved, but also behavioural ones (e.g. committing to team initiatives like our CSR Committee, and maintaining good feedback from all the candidates and clients we interact with) – we acknowledge that being a great Consultant consists of more than simply the billings next to someone’s name - it’s also about a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of the people we work with. And best of all, there’s no need to wait for that one time of year to roll around to get promoted; this is all about the individual and when they’re ready for their next step.
If you want to come and work for a company that encourages and supports genuine career progression, tailored to you, get in touch with Steph Newth now, on firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 2 8986 3102.