Category: Staffing and Contracting

Why Some Top Business Teams Fail 0

Why Some Top Business Teams Fail

It’s a puzzling problem that many companies and investors face. You assemble a team of individuals to take on a major new initiative or transform a business, but the effort unexpectedly sputters and ends in...

8 Key Questions to Ask During a Year-End Company Review 0

8 Key Questions to Ask During a Year-End Company Review

As another year winds down, many companies are already working on their forecasting and business plans for next year. It’s a time when many of us sift through reports and big data, analyzing the...

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers 0

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers

At Graphite, we’ve built one of the world’s largest networks for hiring independent consultants and top-tier business professionals. Through our online platform, corporations, startups, venture capital and private equity firms can hire talented consultants with...

Getting Hands-On Help with Hiring Consultants Online 0

Getting Hands-On Help with Hiring Consultants Online

For many companies, hiring consultants and freelancers online isn’t something they’re comfortable doing. You might be looking for top business talent, but you may be skeptical that an online hiring platform will deliver the qualified...

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It 0

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It

Hiring independent consultants is a great way to meet short-term business talent needs, but it can also alienate your current team members if you don’t approach it properly. When you hire an independent consultant...

Is Your Firm Promoting the Wrong Bosses? 0

Is Your Firm Promoting the Wrong Bosses?

The Peter Principle has been a popular theory in business since the 1960s, and it suggests that hierarchical organizations suffer because the best workers are promoted until they reach their “level of incompetence.” Advanced...

Strategic Advice: Balancing Worker Self-Interest with Profit Motives 0

Strategic Advice: Balancing Worker Self-Interest with Profit Motives

Sometimes business goals and incentives have the best of intentions, but they can work against profitability and organizational success. A case in point is a recent study at the Yale School of Management, which...

The End of Traditional Consulting? 0

The End of Traditional Consulting?

As we’ve already seen with law firms, the rise of the expert economy and on-demand talent networks is beginning to disrupt traditional consulting. Management consulting firms have traditionally followed the same business model as...

Achieving a Successful Company Reorganization 0

Achieving a Successful Company Reorganization

It might seem surprising, but analysis by McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Mary Meaney suggests that companies revamp their organizations more often than they overhaul their websites or upgrade their computer systems. In...

5 Myths to Avoid in Working with Independent Consultants 0

5 Myths to Avoid in Working with Independent Consultants

Companies are increasingly hiring independent consultants and freelancers to handle special projects and provide expertise they don’t have on their current teams. But many still hesitate to hire or expand their hiring due to...

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