Category: General

Consulting Firm Mergers and Acquisitions Galore!

Quintiles, a drug research company, just acquired Encore. Cumberland just acquired CIPE. It seems every other day we are hearing of another consulting firm being bought out. In my ten years in this industry I’ve been through a couple of these, and they are… Continue Reading “Consulting Firm Mergers and Acquisitions Galore!”

Duplicate Firm Submissions…Causing Rejected Candidates

New opportunities are presented to firms in mass emails, job boards, and third party systems. Sales and recruiting team members monitor these to have a quick response time for candidate submissions. Firms with benched resources, those between projects, are usually submitted right away. If… Continue Reading “Duplicate Firm Submissions…Causing Rejected Candidates”

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust…

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in… Continue Reading “If you plant honesty, you will reap trust…”

Consultant bill rates…have they reached their peak?

Having monitored bill rates for consultants over the last several years, I’ve seen a new trend…flattening out.  Does this mean we’ve seen the peak in the industry and the needs for consulting services is slowing down?  Perhaps the market is so saturated with firms… Continue Reading “Consultant bill rates…have they reached their peak?”

Spring is here – The “hottest” time of year for new contracts!

It’s Spring!  Although you wouldn’t know it here in Boston, it’s a comfy 30 degrees outside today.  With warmer weather right around the corner, this is the time of year clients traditionally start up new projects and will be looking for new consultants.  Spring… Continue Reading “Spring is here – The “hottest” time of year for new contracts!”

Value of attending – HIMSS13 New Orleans, UGM, and others…

                    I thought I would share my experience at HIMSS13 with you all.  But then I was thinking about conferences in general and thought I wanted to write about that instead.  Having just spent 5… Continue Reading “Value of attending – HIMSS13 New Orleans, UGM, and others…”

1. How would you describe work “cultures” you’ve experienced throughout your career?

I was recently asked to submit some thoughts on work culture from my old boss.  I thought this was worth sharing. “Culture” has always been a part of the appeal for working at any company as long as I can remember.  My very first… Continue Reading “1. How would you describe work “cultures” you’ve experienced throughout your career?”

Perceptions and Realities of Changing Jobs

I have many friends who have been with the same company for twenty-five or more years.  For younger generations, it seems to be an ‘old school’ mentality to make a lifelong commitment to a single organization.  I used to think those who did so… Continue Reading “Perceptions and Realities of Changing Jobs”

Looking for something to do at your client site? – Check out the State or County Fair!

This time of year you’ll start seeing the signs for local State and County Fairs.  What better way to try some local foods and do something different while on the road.  I’ve been to fairs all over the country.  They have one thing in… Continue Reading “Looking for something to do at your client site? – Check out the State or County Fair!”

Good reasons for doing nothing…

My boss sent this to his entire team this morning, and it hit home.  I wanted to share as I’m sure everyone has felt a need to always be doing something.  I especially like the overall suggestion to “take time” before taking action. Have… Continue Reading “Good reasons for doing nothing…”