On Friday, online lending platform SoFi announced it has formed a partnership with global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry to bring access to the KF Advanced career development platform to all of SoFi’s nearly half a million members for free. According to the duo, this new partnership marks the first time a financial services company that offers KF Advance to its customers. While sharing more details about the partnership, VP of Membership at SoFi, Libby Leffler, stated:
“At SoFi, we’re focused on how we can help our members get ahead financially, and a huge piece of that is career success and satisfaction. While we already conduct over 1,000 career counseling sessions in-house per quarter, this collaboration will allow us to deepen the career guidance we’re able to offer and increase the number of members we’re able to help.”
The companies both confirmed that SoFi Career Solutions powered by KF Advance now offers online assessments, resume review, career coaching, and other services that leverage Korn Ferry’s vast IP and their more than 70 years of consulting expertise. Through KF Advance program, job seekers find the expertise they need and the encouragement they desire to find the career path that will bring them more purpose and passion and elevate their performance through features including resume-parsing technology and personalized strengths assessments.
SoFi and Korn Ferry notably piloted the offering in the first quarter of 2018, with over 350 SoFi members receiving complimentary access to the KF Advance platform. Participants reported an aggregate 96% satisfaction rate in post-access surveys, suggesting both strong demand and enthusiasm for the platform. Bryan Ackermann, Korn Ferry’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, also commented:
“Following an incredibly successful pilot period with SoFi, we’re proud to be formalizing this partnership. We’re excited to see the difference we’re able to make in each individual’s life.”
SoFi and Korn Ferry added that SoFi members can access the KF Advance benefits including career coaching, resume review, and personal branding guidance by visiting the dedicated SoFi powered by KF Advance site.