The first half of 2020 introduced us to a pandemic not seen in more than a half century and as a consequence, an economic and employment crisis that has disturbed global markets, and the illumination of a disease of the head and heart: racism and inequality.
The latter has long been present but unacknowledged and undiscussed until the unfortunate killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Eric Garner, and many others. The seat we hold at Human Capital Consultants is a unique one. We have the privilege of peering into workplaces and are exposed to the reality of how employers view each of these crises. Without judgment, we get the opportunity to provide counsel and perspective and help employers create solutions to complex problems. In the end, it is about having the best and brightest on your team to lead ideation sessions, challenge norms, and to implement bold solutions that are sustainable and align to the value systems of your organization.
As we approach nearly two decades of service in executive search, we’re delighted to help some of the nation’s most promising and prominent organizations with their selection of advanced talent. Over the years, we have been committed to proactively building alliances with advanced candidates - those with broad leadership and executive experience, in many cases attained at marque brands, and those with a thirst for knowledge and academic excellence. The guiding principle of our work is aiding our clients in the selection of not just advanced talent, but diverse talent: those who have a penchant for leading fairly, who seek to elevate others - particulartly women and people of color with no exclusion to any qualified group.
While the recent past has not been kind to us, at Human Capital Consultants, we are optimistic that these crises have taught us to increase our humanity and to work harder at equity and inclusion. To those organizations that have recently taken public positions to change, be more inclusive, and hire more diverse talent in higher level positions, "thank you." We have, and remain committed, to doing our part to assist our clients, in a non-discriminating way, to identify diverse advanced talent and help prepare for the workforce of the future.