What was your innovation?
Ambition Consulting is a free value-add service designed to allow us to business partner with our clients more closely than ever before. The concept is for us to have consultants out on-site at a client’s premises advising on various strategic and operational matters that will help improve a firm’s recruitment process and ability to attract talent. The advice we can offer our clients can include the implementation or redesign of an interview process that the client can use to ensure that they hire the best talent; training up hiring managers, who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable, with interviewing on the best techniques and formats used for first stage screening; analysing team structures and how this compares to the rest of the market and consulting on up-to-date market salary information that allows the client to remain competitive and financially attractive.
By offering such a service, Ambition will be able to get a lot more exclusive, with repeat business and job fill rates improving from the added information we will obtain about our clients. The idea is easily implemented with the BD/Talent Acquisition structure that is already operational in Sydney as the BD Consultant will be the one delivering this service whilst TA Consultants are office based converting new job leads generated from Ambition Consulting.
What was your personal highlight of the whole process?
Meeting lots of really impressive people for the first time, not just external to the business, but within Ambition itself from the other three finalists, to the Consultants in the Sydney office.
What was the most important thing you learned?
I learned a lot about myself in terms of coping and delivering under pressure, but the most important thing I learned was the structure behind making a good pitch. It is a new skill and something that I feel comfortable repeating next time around.
Is there anything you would’ve done differently, given the chance?
Honestly, no. I don’t think I could have pitched and sold my idea any better than I did on the day.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about entering next year?
The best advice I can give for anyone taking part in finals week is to try and enjoy the experience. Although challenging, you will learn a lot through the week and will take away business and commercial skills that can be used day to day.