We provide services to consulting companies throughout Africa, fueling them with talent pools and headhunting services to help them beat their competitors, while also making sure they stay ahead of the talent game.
We have experience mapping across the following areas:
Financial Advisory Consulting
These consultants work in the Financial Advisory segment. Their role is to address financial capabilities, and, in many cases, also the analytical capabilities within an organisation. They differ greatly, from M&A and corporate finance advisors to risk management, tax, restructuring or real estate consultant. Consultants who are specialized in forensic research and support disputes also fall under the Financial Advisory segment. These consultants work for the large combined accounting and consulting firms, or else for niche advisory offices.
The role of Technology, IT, ICT or Digital consultants is to help clients with the development and application of Information Technology (IT) within their organisation. They focus on transitions (projects) in the ICT-landscape, contrary to regular IT-employees, who work on day-to-day IT operations (so-called ‘business as usual’ activities). Most of these consultants work on implementation projects, such as ERP systems applications, where their role may vary from project management to process management or system integration.
It has been observed that the fastest growing markets, within the IT consulting, are digital, data analytics (also known as data science), cyber security and IT forensics.
This describes consultants who operate at the highest level of the consultancy market, with focus on strategic topics like corporate and organisational strategy, economic policy, government policy and functional strategy. Strategy consultants generally carry out work assigned by top managers, like CxOs, directors and senior managers. Strategy consultants’ focus lies more on quantitative/analytics skills, and their job description revolves more around giving advice than overseeing implementation.
Management or business consultants are also known as organisational advisors. They focus on all sorts of organisational concerns from strategy to a variety of elements within management. Management consulting includes any service that fall under Strategy Consulting, Operations Consulting and HR Consulting. For that reason, management consultants form the vast majority in the advisory branch.
Operations consultants help clients improve the performance of their operations. Their consultancy activities can vary from advisory services to hands-on implementation support, for both primary functions (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Production, etc.) as secondary functions (e.g. Finance, HR, Supply Chain, ICT, Legal, etc.). Since the operations is often associated with the strategy and technology side of a company, active operations consultants regularly work side by side with experts from these domains.
Human Resource Consulting
HR consultants help clients with human capital questions within their organisations and / or with improving the performance of the HR department. They focus, among others, on organisational changes, change management, terms of employment, learning & development, talent management and retirement. HR consultants help transform the business culture within their organisation, or transform their HR department, which includes changes in the area of organisational design, processes and systems, among others. HR consulting forms, together with strategy consulting, the two smallest segments of the consultancy industry, and the number of consultants active in this domain is, therefore, lower than those in other parts of the industry.