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Culture & Talent Management Consultant

Chicago, IL (Hybrid - onsite 3 days / week)


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Salary (USD):

$70-80 / hr.

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Culture and Talent Management Consultant

Given significant organization change in the past several years, our client in the Financial Services / Derivatives industry is looking to refresh and re communicate cultural values, behaviors and leadership competencies that support an organization focused on growth, innovation, and customer centricity. The Talent Management team is seeking full time support for the culture refresh work, as well as broader talent management support in the areas of Performance Management and Talent Reviews.

We are seeking a full time consultant to help:
● Translate cultural values into understandable language and demonstrated behaviors.
● Develop a change management strategy inclusive of a stakeholder analysis, influence approach, communications, and implementation plan to support the culture refresh.
● Facilitate discussion groups at various organization levels to gather input and socialize the culture shift.
● Enable and support culture champions to help drive change.
● Work with the Talent Management team and HR Business Partners to update the company’s Competency Model to reflect desired cultural values and behaviors.
● Work with the Talent Management team and HR Business Partners to identify other talent processes that need to be updated to reflect the desired cultural values and behaviors.
● Other projects may include supporting the performance management process enhancements and talent reviews.

● Previous experience implementing culture change for an organization.
● Change Management certification or experience is strongly desired.
● Experience with competency model development and implementation.
● Broad talent management experience in midsize to large organization, inclusive of performance management, talent reviews and succession planning.
● Skilled at facilitating focus groups at all levels.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Experience anticipating and overcoming barriers to change.
● Strong program and project management skills, and ability to operationalize and scale programs.
● Experience using Workday, and Google Workspace.
● Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business.
● Demonstrated ability to build relationships and effectively collaborate with all levels of leaders across HR and business functions, including senior leadership.
● Able to assist with the strategy development and “roll up sleeves” to help execute.

Note: This is a HYBRID role requiring 3 days / week onsite in Chicago. This role will last from April – December 2024, with possibility of renewed contract or permanent placement.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $70-80 / hr.  Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.


About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 

Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent GymnasiumMore information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.