As leader of the human resources function at Kaufman Hall, I am frequently asked “what makes Kaufman Hall unique?” My answer is always the same – the people.
-Jill Rupple, Chief Talent Officer
The people at Kaufman Hall are driven by a shared passion to do what is right for the client and to make a difference. They have a curiosity to learn, a desire to share their knowledge, are driven to produce meaningful and impactful results, are invested in the success of the firm and their co-workers, and above all, they are nice.
When assessing individuals to join our team, we look for individuals who strive for excellence in everything they do.
Inherent Drive for Success Our colleagues are motivated individuals by nature. We look for those who are focused on outcomes; tangible and impactful outcomes that exceed expectations of our clients and result in personal learning, development and professional growth.
Leadership We seek out individuals who naturally lead by example. Individuals who take responsibility and accept accountability. Individuals that motivate others and build trust and a sense of community.
Curiosity We seek candidates who always want to learn, question the current state of things and attain new skills. Those that are driven by an inherent internal curiosity that results in constantly raising the bar and delivering the highest quality results.
Emotional Intelligence We have an unofficial “no jerks” policy that is openly discussed and supported by all. That means when bringing in new team members we look for those that are aware of and in control of their own emotions, and have the capacity to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
Collaborative Our collaborative culture defines us. We seek candidates who can help make a group better than the sum of its parts. Individuals who define success in terms of the whole team, and work to leverage individual expertise to develop robust solutions, ensuring we provide the best possible outcome to our clients.
Delivering Excellence Every individual at Kaufman Hall is expected to take personal responsibility to achieve their best and deliver excellence in everything they do. We look for individuals who have a desire to reach their full potential and pursue their goals with unbridled passion.
Discerning Judgment We believe that sustained success is never an accident. When faced with a problem, successful team members need to be able to gather information based on data-driven analysis, determine pros and cons, imagine possible consequences, seek wisdom from others, and make sound decisions.