Friday, September 19, 2014

Protiviti Receives Award for "Intern Day of Service"

Yesterday evening, Protiviti had the honor of attending Consulting magazine’s 1st Annual “Excellence in Social and Community Investment Awards Ceremony” to receive an award for our Inaugural U.S. Intern Day of Service, which occurred on July 11, 2014.  I had the privilege to be able to attend this event on behalf of the Campus Recruiting Team, and it was very inspiring to hear all the amazing work that companies within our industry are doing with not-for-profit organizations. 

There to accept the award was our CEO, Joe Tarantino, who spoke about our dedication as a firm to social responsibility. You may not know, but the name Protiviti was formed by combining some of the core values that are most important to the Protiviti family: professionalism, productivity, proactivity, objectivity, creativity, integrity, quality, and last but certainly not least responsibility! Joe elaborated on our commitment to social responsibility and our continual efforts as firm to get involved further with our communities.

Joe Tarantino, CEO, accepting the award 
from Consulting magazine.

We are very proud to have received this award and would like to thank all our employees, Summer 2014 Interns, and many of our clients for participating in our U.S. Intern Day of Service. As part of this effort, Protiviti offices spent a day giving back to their communities. The outcome was truly amazing and the experience was simply incredible. Across 26 offices, we had 490 employees involved in increments throughout the day, providing up to a total of 1,308 hours!  We have previously highlighted these projects independently on our blog, but wanted to provide you with a consolidated list of the multiple projects our offices assisted with on July 11, 2014.

·         Atlanta – Books for Africa
·         Boston – Cradles to Crayons
·         Charlotte – Freedom School Jubilee
·         Chicago – Umoja
·         Cincinnati & Indianapolis – Gleaner’s Food Shelter
·         Cleveland – Ronald McDonald House
·         Dallas – ADVANCE Dallas
·         DC Metro – Ronald McDonald House
·         Denver – Denver Parks & Recreation
·         Ft. Lauderdale – American Lung Association Beach Clean Up
·         Houston – 82nd Airborne Division
·         Kansas City – Ozanam
·         Los Angeles – Beach Clean Up
·         Minneapolis – Loaves & Fishes
·         New York – Meals on Wheels
·         Orlando – Second Harvest Food Bank
·         Philadelphia – Philabundance
·         Phoenix – Feed My Starving Children
·         Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Park Clean Up
·         Richmond – James River Park System
·         Salt Lake City – The Good Samaritan Project
·         San Francisco/Bay Area – Project Open Hand
·         Seattle – Community Lunch
·         St. Louis – Making Blankets for Cancer Patients
·         Tampa – Ronald McDonald House

Again, we’d like to thank everyone at Protiviti for your help in making the 1st Annual U.S. Intern Day of Service a success and we look forward to continuing to make an impact in 2015!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Announcing Elaine Poucher - 2014 Glassdoor Talent Warrior

Here at Protiviti we are pleased to congratulate our Director of Recruiting, Elaine Poucher, for being recognized by Glassdoor as a Talent Warrior for 2014More than 500 nominees were considered in the competition, which kicked off in early June.  Winners of the award displayed proven recruiting success using strategic and forward-thinking hiring and employment branding techniques.

“Today, hiring is more complicated than ever before. Cutting edge technology and employer branding efforts are critical for recruiting top talent,” said Steve Burton, VP of marketing at Glassdoor. “The Glassdoor Talent Warrior Awards honor the individuals who truly take risks and push the limits to operate on the front lines of the recruitment landscape.”

Elaine is responsible for overseeing both campus and experienced recruiting at Protiviti.  She also leads our Magnet for Talent strategic initiative that is a part of the Best People and Culture cornerstone.  Elaine focuses heavily on building strategic growth through hiring and on boarding talented new interns, consultants and experienced hires for the practice.  

Prior to transitioning into recruiting in 2005, Elaine was a Senior Manager in our Technology Consulting practice.  Elaine is a founding member of Protiviti who joined in May of 2002.  Elaine graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis (Management Information Systems). Elaine currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two adorable children, but is a Texan at heart.

We are very proud of you Elaine and are excited you were recognized for being the Talent Warrior, we have always know you are!
Casey Jo

Friday, September 12, 2014

Protiviti is Named to Consulting Magazine’s 2014 Top 15 “Best Firms to Work For” List!

It is a pretty exciting day here at Protiviti, one that we are thrilled to share some news with all of you!  We have officially been named to Consulting magazine's 2014 list of the top 15 "Best Firms to Work For."  Protiviti is also recognized in the list's break-out category, "Best Firms to Work For by Service Line - Financial Advisory Services".

Cracking this globally recognized list is highly valued and recognized in our industry as a key differentiator.

We are excited to be considered to be on this list, and wanted to share the good news!

Happy Friday,
Casey Jo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

From College to Consulting

Making the transition from college to a career can be difficult. Having a full-time job is not like college with a paycheck; they will be facing new responsibilities and new challenges no matter what field there in.

As the new person in the office, the new Consultants will be busy learning how to do their job and fitting in with the company’s culture. Don’t forget to ask questions about anything you don’t understand! This is the chance to learn all the things your more experienced co-workers may take for granted. Be aware of the world around you; keep up on the news and current events.

The new Consultants have been assigned to their first projects at Protiviti. We wanted to check in with three of our New York Consultants to see how they are doing.

  • Rahul Aitch- “My first project was a model validation engagement in Toronto, and lasted for four weeks.  I learned a tremendous amount each day, programs like R, Federal Reserve Regulations, what banks look for from consultants, etc.  It has been hard and interesting work during the days, and lots of fun exploring a new city at night!”
  • Melissa Dolan- “My first job I was staffed on was a lender due diligence project in Greenville, SC and I’ll be traveling to different cities for a new LDD project each week.  It is exciting to see new cities and work with new teams. I’m also enjoying the exposure to upper management at the client site and learning about many different types of companies.”
  • Colleen Callahan- “My first engagement has been working on a Money Laundering Investigation for one of the U.S. branches of a large foreign bank in order to identify potentially suspicious or unusual activity related to third-party transactions. It has been a great working experience as I have opportunities to not only work directly the project team, but also with our internal Senior Management. I have been also in meetings with the client, so I am getting a lot of client-facing exposure. In addition, I also have had hands on experience in terms of actually performing the analysis of transactional activity and producing preliminary client deliverables.”

Sounds like all are having great experiences! This time can be scary, but it’s also rewarding. From now on, they will make your own choices; from the way they act at work to how they spend their money. This is a very exciting time and Protiviti is excited to be a part of it.

Monday, September 8, 2014 Consulting Top 50

For many years, Protiviti has been named a “Best Place to Work” and a “Best Place to Start Your Career.” I am excited to share with you another recent accolade that we have received; we were named one of Consulting Top 50 firms by We are very proud of this accolade and believe it helps us convey the caliber of the organization you will be joining. 

Below is a list of the rankings we received in various categories: