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Okay, let’s get ready to rock and roll!  Literally every single person I know has either been fully vaccinated or has had one shot and are on their way to moving forward into a more normal way of living.  The light is at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a freight train – it’s the new day of a time to regroup and recover from the past 15 months of fear, anxiety and turmoil and make things happen!

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the 2021 GSG Newsletter, GSGVision.  In this issue, we’ll focus on what we see in the broader market with MARKETVision, get into the nitty gritty on what’s driving the labor market in TALENTVision by our own Galawezh Mostofi, Senior Recruiter in our Talent Acquisition group, and get an update on how things are looking in the sustainability space with Sarah Capraro, Senior Client Service Analyst in this quarter’s issue of GREENVision.

Also featuring in this issue is GSG’s 2021 COLA Award Recipient, Ron Tuzon, Senior Manager and consultant extraordinaire, currently working with our client First Republic Bank on a major transformation initiative, based in San Francisco.  Congratulations Ron!

As we head into the Independence Day holiday this weekend and wrapping up another great month of Pride, celebrating unity and diversity we at GSG are excited about the future ahead and looking forward to working with our clients, consultants and the community to move forward.  Proud of our achievements during the pandemic, we decided to share some of the most significant projects we’ve completed recently in a series we’re calling PROJECTVision.  We’ll roll out one project per week throughout the month of July as we unveil our newest campaign focused on collaboration.

If you can hear, we can collaborate … if we listen, you can execute!

Happy 4th of July and be safe!

John Henning

Chief Client Officer

MARKETVision by John Henning

In the last two editions of MARKETVision, we’ve been focused on tracking the impact of 5 key areas of activity in the consulting and professional services space.  These include M&A activity, the broader financial markets, risk and regulatory compliance, digital transformation/customer experience initiatives and Return to Office programs.

With Return to Office taking center stage as most companies are planning to make the shift starting in September, we’re also seeing a new trend in large financial institutions as there is a huge emphasis on improving the employee experience as a critical and foundational step towards improving the customer experience.

Here’s what we’re seeing at our clients and in the broader marketplace:

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TALENTVision by Galawezh Mostofi

Through most of 2020, there was a lot of hesitancy to change jobs due to the many uncertainties we faced last year. The pandemic has given us all an opportunity to pause and reevaluate our lives. Forced to work from home we all had a lot of time to think – think about how we had been living and the routines that ruled our lives. With the changing world and work environment we have changing priorities and many have realized that big changes are overdue. As vaccinations have rolled out across the country there is much more optimism about our future now and we have noticed that more people are changing jobs for improved quality of life reasons vs pure career advancement. 

Some shifts we have noticed include: 

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GSG Spotlight

Consultant Recognition

The 3rd Annual Carol Ornstein Legacy Achievement Award goes to: Ron Tuzon

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ron Tuzon, based in San Francisco, has been awarded the third annual Carol Ornstein Legacy Achievement (COLA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Consulting Arts.

This award was created in 2019 to celebrate the GSG Consultants that display the best qualities that we are known for in the market, providing top-notch delivery and value for our clients while embodying GSG’s values of Relationships, Integrity, Consistency, Quality, Diversity, Efficiency and Community.

Ron has a unique blend of extremely strong interpersonal and organizational skills that allows him to deliver excellence no matter the task at hand. His ability to build deep relationships fosters a truly collaborative environment wherever he goes, and his attention to detail ensures nothing slips through the cracks.

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GSG Consultant of the Quarter: Rahul Malani

We are excited to announce that Rahul Malani, based in Massachusetts, has been named Consultant of the Quarter!

Rahul started his career with the firm as a Digital Product Channel Manager and has been with GSG for 6 months and in that short time has proven invaluable in his contributions with our client.  Our client partner shared that Rahul joined the team at a critical juncture of a complex project and commented “Not only did Rahul hit the ground running but quickly took lead in several components of the project.  Rahul’s contributions have made it possible to keep the project on schedule. He stepped up to the challenge in various capacities, including helping lead a group to replace a decision engine platform within a tight timeline while working on two other components of the program in parallel.”

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GREENVision: Understanding Your Carbon Footprint

GSG is committed to achieving a Zero Carbon footprint by the year 2025. We are participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project in partnership with several large national clients – including Wells Fargo, Moody’s Investors and IBM – and are encouraging our other large clients to participate as well.

But what is a carbon footprint, and why does it matter?

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