Huron Consulting Group
“We can’t be
successful if we
don’t have the
ful attracts the
Huron Consulting Group has plenty of reasons to cele- brate. For starters, the firm
turned 10 years old earlier this year.
To mark the occasion, the firm took
a little time to celebrate and provided sometime off for our its employees to support 33 community
service events with 31 different organizations across the globe, says
James Roth, CEO and President of
Huron Consulting Group.
That effort, and the energy it created firm wide, was cited by many of
the Huron employees that took this
year’s Best Firms to Work survey.
That positive feedback and community outreach surrounding the firm’s
anniversary was a big part of the reason Huron moved up in the ranking
SERVICE LINE: Financial Advisory Services
TOP SURVEY CATEGORIES:
Career Development, Work/Life Balance
EMPLOYEES SAY: “Managing Directors
remain close to project teams at Huron.
Constant office activities and service projects
throughout the year help keep morale high.
The outstanding people I work with every day
are really what perpetuates the culture more
three spots this year.
“Being chosen as a Best Firm to
Work For is a great indication that
we are doing the right things to help
our clients and our people succeed,”
Roth says. “We can’t be successful
in the market if we don’t have the
most talented people, and being
successful in the market helps us at-
tract and retain the best people. The
two go hand in hand.”
One of the main internal initiatives
around the anniversary was to rejuve-
nate Huron’s corporate values and
focus more keenly on leadership de-
velopment, says James K. Rojas,
Huron’s Chief Operating Officer.
“The 10-year anniversary has
given us an opportunity to think
about our evolution over the years,
and more importantly, consider what
kind of culture we want to create for
the future,” says Rojas. “We wanted
to ensure that our values resonate
with leadership and employees.”
To achieve that end, the firm
brought together a cross-functional
team made up of employees at all
levels and from all business areas
and spent time defining its values.
“We are thrilled with the output as
it is now being infused into all of our
processes around recruitment, performance management and leadership development,” Rojas says.
It’s probably no surprise, then, that
Huron excelled in the areas of Leadership Development and Work/Life
Balance on the survey.
“We’re very pleased that these
areas surface as two of our strengths
because they validate our approach
James Roth, CEO & President of
Huron, says: “We’re excited about
a lot of things. First, we are building
a great team around a high-performing culture. We are gratified to
be attracting some very talented
people who are ready to join a company that works hard at both client
service and community service.
Second, we are excited about the
opportunities for us to provide value
to our clients as they undergo very
significant changes to their industries. Changes in the marketplace
are always good for consulting firms.
Third, we are excited about competing in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment. This is a great time
to be in the consulting business.”
What excites you most
about the future of the firm?
to doing business,” Roth says. “We
make resources available that help
our personnel achieve a proper
work/life balance, and we try to pro-
vide our people with the tools they
need to let their own commitment
chart their career progression.”
That internal commitment, of
course, has lead to external success,
Roth says. “The investments we
make in professional development
are paying benefits for the careers of
our people and the quality of work
that we provide,” he says. “We con-
tinue to experience significant growth
and have had a very successful first
decade of existence. We are looking
forward to the next 10 years.”