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At Kenos Consulting we work closely with managing directors of global businesses, human resources directors and talent managers to find practical ways to execute their people plans.
Kenos help organisations, develop core skills, draw out potential, engage employees and retain top talent. We offer fast results and exceptional value for money compared to larger consultancies and above all, we’ve a proven track record with some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Sophie Kenos is the founder of Kenos Consulting. She has made her name as a thought-leader and a trusted partner to executives in over four continents and 25 countries, with extensive global networks. Sophie has worked with several major finance and insurance institutions with up to 180,000 employees, as well as with one of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms.
The Kenos Consulting ethic is therefore rooted in taking a grounded and practical approach; making the most of local knowledge, and using a deep understanding of the corporate world. This means that Kenos work with you hands-on, helping you to execute tasks according to your strategic requirements.
Kenos work hand-in-hand with organisations to get tangible results, particularly in challenging times of change or transformation. Our work typically focuses on any of these 6 key areas —
Designs short to long term plans by helping the Organisation define goals, determine actions to achieve the goals, and mobilize resources to execute the actions.
Defines practical strategies to help organisations attract, develop, engage and retain talent.
Establishes a leadership pipeline by defining and executing programs.
Designs and implements talent management processes.
Consults with C-suite executives on organisational culture related matters.
Identifies high performers and high potentials through a talent review process leading to succession plans and development interventions.
A leading Financial Service Company
Global talent strategy
Business need: Three years ago two companies in financial services merged, which meant that it was necessary to align the way the workforce was developed to create consistency.
Outcome: To achieve this consistency, Sophie Kenos designed and executed a global talent development framework for over 48,000 employees as well as implemented a leadership and management strategy for the company’s growth centre in India.
Human Capital Strategy
Business need: In order to reach aggressive targets on revenue and growth for Accenture’s three to five year business strategy, Accenture needed help with forming a commercially applicable program for talent management and retention.
Outcome: Sophie Kenos partnered with senior leadership teams in 11 countries to develop strategic people plans. These plans included quantifying future workforce compositions, sourcing global talent pools, assessing external human capital trends and evaluating internal human capital processes in order to improve business performance. In doing so, this helped Accenture achieve their expansion ambitions by aligning their business strategy with their Human Capital Strategy.
Business need: KPMG needed to build strength across the senior management teams in the UK.
Outcome: Sophie Kenos created a Leadership competency framework as well as developed and implemented a new Leadership Development program for KPMG in the UK. The system built is still being used after 6 years and is currently providing people with the skills and knowledge they require.
Prithvi Shergill — Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Accenture, India
“Sophie Kenos partnered with Senior Executives in over 20 countries across Accenture to develop our leadership pipeline, engage our Generation Y workforce and retain our top performers. Sophie worked with senior management teams to facilitate alignment of our culture, operating model, talent management practices and strategic intent which ultimately helped us and our clients reach their performance targets”
Akber Pandor — Head of Leadership Development, KPMG Europe LLP, London
“Sophie Kenos proved invaluable in the development of a highly innovative emerging leaders program for future KPMG leaders. Sophie identified and developed the original Leadership competencies for the EMEA region and was responsible for the overall co-ordination of the project and for collating the diverse research”
Keith Questel-Lewis — Change Manager, Royal & Sun Alliance, UK
“Sophie worked with me on a change transformation program worth $700 million and was responsible for the development and pilot of training programs nationally as a result of a large system implementation. Sophie Kenos challenged traditional thinking and managed senior stakeholders building confidence in times of critical deadlines. I highly recommend Kenos Consulting for their professionalism, expertise and ability to deliver results”
Oscar Portabales — CEO, Isban, USA
“Sophie Kenos quickly understood the culture of our Organisation by designing an Assessment Centre which helped us understand the strengths and opportunities that led to the development of our Senior Managers. I really appreciated her strong commitment with the project and with the management team”
Sandeep Biswas — Managing Partner, Resources Operating Group, Accenture, India
“We needed to develop a comprehensive and practical Human Capital strategy for our business to support our ambitious growth plans. I was impressed by Sophie Kenos’ ability to manage the various stakeholders while undertaking this exercise, being critical, where required, without sounding critical. Eventually a very pragmatic roadmap was developed which everyone bought into”
Mark Selby — COO for Retail Banking, Santander, UK
“Sophie Kenos made an immediate impact. Put together at speed, she came in and worked with the Intermediaries team to understand the key drivers behind the underlying dynamic. Intelligent and engaging insight coupled with energetic and positive facilitation, enabled us to cleanse the historical baggage, assumptions and divisions and move forward in a collective and positive way. I believe the work with Sophie proved a clear watershed for the team”