Lee Hecht Harrison, a unit of the world's #1 employment services firm Adecco, provides career and leadership consulting through its more than 270 offices covering 60 countries around the globe. The company offers services in areas such as career and leadership development, outplacement, and executive coaching. Clients include organizations, individuals, and recruiters. It additionally offers clients the opportunity to access career information from home. Lee Hecht Harrison sponsors events featuring experts on human resources topics. The company was founded in 1974 and resides within its parent company's Human Capital Solutions division.
In mid-2011, Lee Hecht Harrison's growth potential got a boost when its parent company acquired one of its rivals in HR consulting firm Drake Beam Morin (DBM). Adecco bought DBM for $216 million and is merging the company with Lee Hecht Harrison's operations. DBM works from more than 200 locations around the world, and the purchase specifically enhanced Lee Hecht Harrison's position in the Brazil, Canada, and UK markets.
Months earlier, the company improved its position in the Asia/Pacific when it absorbed The Teleran Group, a provider of coaching, mentoring, and leadership programs catering to Australia.
As more businesses undergo periods of transition and realignment as a result of the recession, in 2010 Lee Hecht Harrison rolled out a new product -- ChangeMap for Managers. The offering provides tools, services, and advice on how to retain and refocus talent during periods of significant change within an organization. The goal of the product is to prevent declines in productivity or performance whenever a business goes through a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or a reduction in its workforce.
One of the company's flagship products remains its Career Resource Network, a website that assists people with all aspects of job searching. On the site, a user can access career transition tools, research job categories and companies, navigate through job banks, and access networking opportunities. It even offers career advice and features podcasts and other streaming media. – less