Category: Freelance Economy

5 Strategic Business Goals for 2018 0

5 Strategic Business Goals for 2018

The new year is just a few days away, so now is the time to finalize business goals for 2018. It’s also an opportunity to consider some strategic initiatives and changes that could serve...

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Staffing Agency 0

Why It May Be Time to Ditch Your Staffing Agency

Recently I spoke with a hiring manager who’s having a tough time finding contractors for two open positions. The positions remain unfilled after nearly three months, despite the organization having a long-term contract and...

9 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Business Strategy Consultant 0

9 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Business Strategy Consultant

Are you looking to hire a management or strategy consultant to help you navigate crucial business challenges and opportunities? If you’ve never hired for this role before, asking the right interview questions can make...

2017 Freelancing in America Report Reveals a Major Tipping Point 0

2017 Freelancing in America Report Reveals a Major Tipping Point

Last week, the latest edition of the “Freelancing in America” report was released, offering some intriguing insights into the growing freelance marketplace and the future of the U.S. economy and American workers. We’ve put...

Key Lessons from 2017’s Biggest Startup Failures 0

Key Lessons from 2017’s Biggest Startup Failures

As TechCrunch recently highlighted, 2017 has been a year of major startup failures. There have been 10 high-profile failures involving a total of over $1.36 billion in raised capital. The meltdowns span an array...

The Graphite Vetting Process: Carefully Screening High-Level Business Talent 0

The Graphite Vetting Process: Carefully Screening High-Level Business Talent

According to Linkedin’s most recent Global Recruiting Trends report, 46% of recruiters say the most challenging part of their job is identifying the right candidates from a large applicant pool. Indeed, posting a job opportunity...

Why Skeptical Job Candidates Are Often the Best Choice 0

Why Skeptical Job Candidates Are Often the Best Choice

If you were planning to hire a highly qualified candidate to fill a crucial business role, would you hire your company’s biggest skeptic? How would you react if a job candidate asked you some...

Graphite Success Stories: How Leading Firms Leverage Top Business Talent 0

Graphite Success Stories: How Leading Firms Leverage Top Business Talent

Over the past few years, Graphite has become the leading online marketplace for top-tier business talent with big-firm consulting experience and specialized knowledge in finance, strategy, marketing and IT. There is a wealth of potential...

The End of Telecommuting and Working Remotely? 0

The End of Telecommuting and Working Remotely?

Is working remotely on the decline and in peril? If you consider two recent indicators, you might think so. Back in May, IBM made headlines when it joined the ranks of Bank of America,...

Best Practices for Hiring a Graphite Independent Consultant 0

Best Practices for Hiring a Graphite Independent Consultant

Hiring independent consultants has become an increasingly effective strategy for finding highly qualified business talent. Startups, small businesses, large corporations and even venture capital and private equity firms are all turning to independent business...