Nancy Simonson

Nancy Simonson is a career consultant.

Nancy’s Bio

Nancy Simonson is a career consultant focused on change management, organizational change, resource management, program and project management.

Nancy worked in a variety of roles and on both small and large scale projects throughout her career at Accenture, a leading global professional services company.  She focused on hiring and creating high performance teams to position them to achieve their maximum potential. She has extensive experience in relationship management, staffing, employee engagement, and people development.

Nancy has recently left Accenture and started her own consulting company, Peridot Consulting. Outside of Accenture, Nancy served as past president of the Women’s Board of Heartland Alliance, a leading anti-poverty organization that focuses on the advancement of human rights and needs. She resides in Chicago and is an avid sports fan and theater enthusiast.

How to Hire the Right People for Your Business

One of the biggest challenges any organization faces is who and when to hire. As a small business owner, this decision is even more critical as the expense and time involved in hiring someone new is significant. An important, and often overlooked starting point is to take the time to define the type of person and skill set that would be the most beneficial to your organization. Nancy will talk you through ways to assess your own, or your current team’s strengths, in order to define a profile of the services that could be delegated to a new employee or outsourced. Once you’ve identified what you really need, she’ll talk to you about how to find that right person. And finally, when you’ve hired the right person, how to ensure that they will be successful within your organization.

In this session you will learn:

  1. How to determine what roles you really need and prepare job descriptions for those roles
  2. How to identify the attributes of a good consultant and what to look for in a resume
  3. How to hire and build the best team
  4. How to on-board your new employee
  5. How to motivate your new employee and help them be productive and successful