6 Reasons Why Analytics Professionals Should Target Mid-Sized Companies

You want to take the best path possible for your analytics career. You spend a lot of time looking at the Fortune 500 companies, big name brands and other large and impressive names. These places may seem like the best bet for your analytics career, but in reality, you usually deal with a narrowly defined job…

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How to Develop Your Pipeline of Talent On-Demand

More senior executives and management professionals today are pursuing work as independent consultants, opting to pick and choose projects that meet their interests and employers who offer the right mix of challenge and reward. As I mentioned in a previous post, this trend provides several distinct advantages to companies. The ready availability of qualified talent…


Broken Job Descriptions, and How to Fix Them

The recruiting environment has changed dramatically in recent years, and so have the tools required for success. Job descriptions are one such critical tool, but unfortunately they are not changing rapidly enough to suit the demands of modern recruiting. What’s Wrong With Job Descriptions? Most job descriptions in active circulation are just templates being recycled…


Can you trust your strategic initiatives to independent consultants?

The recent recession and anemic growth we are seeing has had fundamental and long lasting effects on how business is being done and how it will be done going forward. Companies have scaled back on staff and have learned how to operate as lean organizations. And with growth continuing to be anemic, it’s unlikely that…


Making it as an Independent Consultant

HBR calls it “The Rise of The Supertemp” for the trend we are seeing where experienced executives and management consultants are choosing to work on their own terms. In many cases, these highly accomplished executives could work full time in permanent positions if they chose to but they are finding that they can make close…