Category: Staffing and Contracting

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...

California’s “Seismic” Gig Economy Ruling: What You Need to Know 0

California’s “Seismic” Gig Economy Ruling: What You Need to Know

On Monday this week, the California Supreme Court issued a sweeping and unanimous ruling that could shake up the gig economy and have a major impact on some businesses that employ independent contractors. In...

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working with Freelancers 0

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working with Freelancers

Corporations, startups and investment firms are increasingly using freelancers and independent consultants to fill talent gaps and add expertise to their existing teams. When executed properly, this works well for both parties. Independent workers...

An Easy First Step Toward Better Business Adaptability 0

An Easy First Step Toward Better Business Adaptability

Disruptive new technologies and business models have been impacting many industries for over a decade, but the key to ensuring competitiveness through these and other changes is adaptability. Business adaptability is the ability to...

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...