“We seek out
and attract the
people to be
Strong-Bridge. It appears to be
working as the firm makes its Best
Small Firms to Work For debut.
“Morale continues to run at the
highest level. Maintaining that high
morale is paramount to our success—
it’s easy for consultants to feel as
though they operate in a vacuum,
often changing work sites and co-
workers once or twice a year,” says
Audrine. “Being a small firm allows
us to really get to know each person
on our team and provide the impor-
tant support and collegial ‘co-worker’
culture they need on a daily basis.”
And Audrine understands that the
people are a big part of what makes
Strong-Bridge so special.
“Though most individuals come
from other consulting firms, we seek
out and attract the highest performing and most dedicated people,” she
says. “Our values and individual personalities define our culture, and our
clients appreciate working with the
analytic, creative, hard-working,
people-oriented, and decision-mak-
Back in 2008, Strong-Bridge was on Consulting’s radar as one of our Seven Small Jewels. At that time, the firm had just
one office and 30 consultants.
Today, Strong-Bridge has two offices—Seattle and Toronto—and
In recognition of this growth and
as a way to ensure that Strong-Bridge’s culture remained in tact,
the firm recently added a brand new
position—Director of People and
Culture Development. That role,
filled by Jarrey Audrine, is designed
to strengthen morale and unity at
Jarrey Audrine, Director, People & Culture Development, says: “In the next
year, in addition to enhancing the programs that we have begun, our priority is to
develop new programs that will provide dynamic Support tools for our teams.
These programs will include: redefining our training strategy to better support
newly hired and existing employees, especially fostering collaboration and infor-mation-sharing amongst employees with the same clients; redesigning out Employee Portal to improve accessibility, ease of use, and quality of information; and
driving further team connectedness through organized affinity group activities.”
What’s Strong-Bridge’s top
priority over the next 12 months?
BILLABLE CONSULTANTS: 110
SERVICE LINE: Multi-Ser vice
TOP SURVEY CATEGORIES:
Work/Life Balance, Client Engagement
EMPLOYEES SAY: “You will be working with
top talent with the highest levels of integrity.
Strong-Bridge treats their people very well
and you are not just a number on the payroll.
This is the best company I’ve ever worked for.
If you want terrific colleagues, and if you want
to be empowered to work purely on behalf of
your client, join Strong-Bridge. It’s a high integrity firm that is 100 percent focused on
creating value for clients. It’s nice to work at
a place where you are allowed to just focus
on the client.”
ing people that personify the Strong-
Audrine says the firm will con-
tinue to drive aggressive growth in
hiring, and it’s already doubled in
size from just a year ago. “We’re con-
tinuing to add new employees every
month, strengthening our offerings
to clients, and always keeping our
standards of hiring that makes a
Strong-Bridge consultant,” she says.
And being a Best Small Firm is
proof positive, she says, that the firm
is achieving its goals. An important
impact of this recognition will be the
continuing and future opportunities
provided to our employees by ensuring we attract the best talent to be
their co-workers, as well as attracting the best clients to bring our employees complex, challenging, and
fulfilling work,” she says.
“For me and our leadership, it’s
such an honor to serve a group of
clients like ours and collaborate
with such high-performing consultants and leaders on a daily basis.
With that honor comes great responsibility to continue supporting
the needs of our consultants and ultimately our clients.”