We believe employees are every organization’s most valuable asset. The workforce is typically a company’s first or second largest operating expense and controllable cost. When engaged properly, the workforce is the most potent source of corporate value creation. Human capital leadership and management is a fast-evolving, highly-differentiating capability in the contemporary economy.
Ankura is improving human capital performance by engaging its clients with a decidedly more rigorous, financially-oriented process with capabilities that significantly improve the return on the human capital investment. To ensure our strategies are implemented and have a long-term positive result, we engage the workforce in a real and meaningful way as well; our projects have both a depth and a rigor of measurement not found elsewhere and this drives results.
Our work takes many forms ranging from strategic, enterprise-level culture change, labor strategy formulation, engagement, and implementation, to coaching an individual C-level leader or team. It may involve identifying and removing barriers to high-performance that include the full range of structures, policies, and systems that govern, influence, and reinforce employee behavior. Regardless of the scope and scale of the assignment, we are distinguished by our advanced ability to create measurable value from our clients’ human capital assets.
New times require new measures, new organizational structures, and new leadership and management practices. Ankura has decades of human capital management experience, deep expertise and proprietary methods, tools and data to measurably and meaningfully improve a company’s return on investment in human capital.
Ankura’s suite of diagnostic, assessment, valuation, and monitoring tools bring an unparalleled level of objectivity that enables exceptional human capital management.
Quickly discover where hidden costs are located and, whether you are looking for better shift schedules, labor strategies, or rapid cost reduction, we can help.
Create a magnetic organizational culture that promotes employee loyalty, retention, and accountability.
Few organizations today have a ready supply of capable talent. Gaps exist at the top of the organization, in the middle, and at the front lines. Talent supply is increasingly scarce, so it must be intentionally and vigorously cultivated.
Transforming the human resources function into a strategic force increases the value the function adds to the business.
Organizations are living organisms that need to evolve with the ever-changing expectations of customers and investors.
Ankura’s approach to change execution is rooted in both research and experience with successful large-scale, strategic change initiatives. Its focus is on predicting, measuring, and managing the risk associated with change from day one.
To make smarter decisions about people and organizational investments, our team harnesses the insights gleaned through data acquisition, mining and modeling. The application of advanced statistical methods enables us to prioritize organizational performance improvement initiatives, track progress over time, apply highly-effective labor strategies, and discover the most effective means of creating corporate value through people.
Our team is well-versed throughout the entire Chapter 11 process, including developing internal and external communication plans, preparing or assisting in the development of short-term and long-term cash flow forecasts, preparing statements of financial affairs and schedules of assets and liabilities, preparing monthly operating reports, assisting in the development of emergent business plans, and presenting various case-specific analyses.
We provide necessary assistance to existing management teams when a company is struggling with the additional demands of a restructuring, including bringing experienced and additional resources to an otherwise frenetic and difficult reorganization process. A chief restructuring officer (CRO) can insulate the company’s officers from the reorganization process and leave the management team free to focus on the day-to-day operations of the company while restoring key financial stakeholders’ confidence that all major strategic and operational challenges have been addressed.
A distressed company can often face tight liquidity constraints, unprofitable business units, and adverse industry conditions. With a consistent process-driven approach aimed to stabilize, rehabilitate, and restructure the situation, our restructuring experts bring a level of stability to unstable situations, allowing for successful resolutions focused on creating value and maximizing recoveries among stakeholders.
Compliance and ethics programs are essential to effective organizational operations and sustainable business success. Our team has unparalleled experience in structuring, implementing, managing, and advising on all aspects of compliance and ethics programs for organizations and enterprises of all types.
Ankura assists management teams prepare to be able to run their organizations nearly as effectively during critical incidents as they do under normal operating circumstances – by setting the tone at the top, funding planning efforts, supporting regular exercises, and creating a risk-aware culture that absorbs “lessons learned” back into their preparedness efforts through a continuous improvement process.
Our specialized team – with combined backgrounds in incident response, law enforcement, operational continuity and recovery, and system security consulting – implements comprehensive cybersecurity and data compliance programs that evolve with the growing complexity of enterprise information systems.
A void in the executive ranks or a lack of experience in distressed situations can result in a lack of stability and direction for many companies. Our interim management services provide seasoned consultants who have the hands-on experience and skill set to assume executive roles for distressed companies and companies in transition. By assuming key roles within the organization, our experts aim to stabilize and rehabilitate the business during a time of uncertainty.
Our lender restructuring advisory team provides restructuring advice to lenders, banks, and investment funds of underperforming and distressed companies. Our consultants bring extensive operational, financial, and management experience to every engagement and deliver the financial and business services required to resolve the issues.
Our strategy and operations experts serve as trusted advisors to private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, corporate board, and C-suite executives trying to grow and streamline companies in transition. Either through interim or hands-on management and advisory roles – our senior operating experts actively drive results to help our clients get the most from their technology, operations, and people.
Our visual communications team is skilled in the techniques that prove effective in courtrooms, conference rooms, and boardrooms. We develop solutions for all presentation challenges and make complicated information easy to understand.