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2016 SEI Blog – Year in Review

By | Business Intelligence, Community, Company News, Culture

Happy New Year!! While we prepare to make 2017 another great year, let’s look back at some of the highlights that made 2016 so memorable for SEI:

We opened a new office in Washington DC!
Continued to hire rockstar consultants into our SEI family!
Added new clients to our growing list of partners!
Increased our involvement within our communities!
Don’t just take my word for it, check out what our consultants have been saying…

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2014 SEI Blog – Year in Review

By | Community, Company News, Culture

Happy New Year!!  2014 was another successful year at SEI.  We opened a new office in Chicago, continued to hire rockstar consultants into our SEI family, added new clients to our growing list of happy customers, and increased our involvement within our communities.  Don’t just take my word for it, check out what our consultants have been saying…

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NYC: From Startup to Success by Conquering Challenges

By | Collaboration, Company News, Culture, Leadership, Ownership

In December 2012, our leadership team was sitting in a conference room in Cincinnati discussing sourcing strategies, recruiting challenges, and growth strategies when we decided that we were going to take on the New York market.

We’re now about a year and a half into the endeavor and one of the most frequent questions I get in our interview process is the difference between a more mature SEI office and a startup office.  Essentially, what are some of the unique challenges that an SEI startup faces?  And what has our experience been at taking on those challenges?

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The Upside of Challenge

By | Change Management, Collaboration, Communication, Company News, Culture

At SEI, we are always in pursuit of the ideal candidate- someone who is both a good fit for SEI and for whom SEI is a good fit. We are diligent in this search because the right people are essential to maintaining our culture and ensuring our future.  Part of that pursuit is transparency. We have a lot to be excited about, and that’s clear to candidates in the interview process.   But like any company, SEI has its challenges. We have areas for development and spaces in their infancy. Throughout the interview process, we do our best to share a candid perspective on our strengths and challenges so that candidates have a realistic view of SEI and how they can contribute when they join the company.  Here are some of the challenges our consultants are working on right now:

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SEI is Fired Up for Josh Cares Fire & Ice Event

By | Collaboration, Community, Company News, Culture

For each of the last nine years, Fire & Ice guests have enjoyed a virtual vacation to a different exotic location without leaving the Greater Cincinnati area.  Click here to purchase tickets to the event and find more information.  Fire & Ice is the signature fundraising event for Josh Cares, raising over $100,000 annually in support of the Josh Cares Child Life Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.   Josh Cares ensures that all seriously ill children, who are enduring a lengthy hospitalization without the consistent presence of a close family member, have a trusted caregiver upon whom they can depend to help ease their stress each and every day as they face painful, frightening and lonely times.

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The SEI Blog – Year in Review

By | Change Management, Community, Company News, Culture, Data, Interview Process, IT Implementation, Ownership, Project Management

What a year it’s been in 2013! At SEI, we started the year off with a bang when we rolled out our new website, complete with a new community section and posted our first blog entry on Feb 8th – The SEI Blog: A Focus on Candidate Engagement. Through this blog, we’ve allowed you to hear the voice of our most critical assets – our consultants. We’ve had the opportunity to share some of the inner workings of SEI, given you insight into some of the exciting service offerings and projects we’ve worked on with our clients, and highlighted some of the awards and community activities we’ve been involved in over the past year. Here are some of our most popular postings from 2013:

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Josh Cares & Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Partner to Raise Additional $1M

By | Collaboration, Community, Company News

November 2013 marked a major milestone for Josh Cares.  On November 6th, 2013, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Josh Cares celebrated eight years of providing support to some of the hospital’s most critically ill children through volunteerism and over $1 million in cumulative donations from Josh Cares to the hospital.  In addition, Josh Cares committed to raise an additional $1 million to further this important mission – this time to be accomplished within four years!  This was announced at a special gathering held at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) campus with Josh Cares leaders and senior hospital staff members.

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Consulting Magazine names SEI one of the best firms to work for

By | Company News

We are proud to announce SEI has been named one of the best firms for the third year in a row by Consulting Magazine, and congratulate all of our employees on a great achievement.  We claimed the #3 spot in the Small Firms category, with specific recognition in the areas of culture and leadership.  We invite you to read the article and learn more about who we are as a company.  If you like what you see, and are interested in learning more about a career at SEI, we encourage you to contact one of our local offices to schedule an introductory call with one of our consultants.

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Leadership Threads Woven through the Fabric of SEI

By | Collaboration, Company News, Culture, Leadership

Stoic Greek philosopher Epictetus is quoted as saying ‘We were born with two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we talk.’ Or, was it Mark Twain centuries later? It doesn’t really matter who said it; what I tend to notice more are the people who actually put it into practice. A relative SEI-newbie, I noticed active listening and open communication consistently practiced by our leadership. Intrigued by this, I started wondering what other key leadership dogma helps keep our unique, employee-owned consulting company thriving in good times and bad. I began digging into the SEI newsletter archives to see what other leadership themes I could glean – and I found three that were woven throughout our ‘Boss Talks/Listens’ columns:

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