IEc is committed to providing our professional staff with the opportunity to establish and build their own consulting practices. As a measure of our success in this area, fourth-fifths of our current Principals began their professional careers as Associates, Research Analysts, or Interns with IEc. We are truly a grow-from-within firm.
We approach this commitment to professional growth in several ways:
- We strive to assign interesting and challenging assignments to all members of our staff, and we strongly encourage project team members at all levels to make intellectual contributions to our consulting assignments.
- We take performance reviews seriously. Our comprehensive process consists of two review cycles annually where all staff have the opportunity to conduct a self-assessment, receive written feedback from their supervisors, and meet with Principals to discuss professional development.
- IEc invests in the professional development of its staff by hosting a recurring seminar series for knowledge sharing. Speakers include both staff members, academic partners, and other external guests.