R3 Group, LLClogo


It is impossible to compete effectively for clients and talent when a disproportionate number of those hired do not have a shot at the leadership positions.  The organization that ignores this important fact risks losing market share, business opportunities and revenues, and the best and the brightest professionals to those who address this issue more effectively.

Changing demographics of our population and the global nature of our economic lives impact the pool of talent graduating from the best colleges, universities and graduate schools and those making purchasing decisions.  An organization with leaders who do not reflect these changes does not have the diversity required for success in today's world.

Losing trained and talented employees is expensive for an organization and disruptive to its clients and other employees.  Retention of the right people requires a strategic focus on providing opportunities for substantive and professional skill development, as well as personal growth.  Developing talent so employees are ready for the stretch assignment and promotion and are able to effectively contribute to the strategic goals of the organization creates a win-win situation.  Access to skill building assignments, constructive feedback and effective monitoring and coaching creates professionals who are not only ready for promotion, but also for leadership roles.

Talent seeks an environment where they can

  • contribute,
  • be valued,
  • grow, and
  • get opportunities and feedback.

The leaders of an organization communicate their organization's culture with regard to these topics by:

  • what they do, not what they say,
  • both diversity and inclusion at all levels,
  • succession planning that is transparent and includes a diverse group,
  • systems for distribution of high visibility assignments and opportunities to stretch, develop skill sets, and get positive visibility,
  • formal education systems keyed to core competencies and assignment distribution systems, and
  • viable policies and programs.

Being a best-in-class place to work requires a top-down commitment to the creation of an environment where a diverse group of people succeed and lead.