caution for the year
—both exclusive market
timism of previous years
d thing. As we reflect
be, our 18-page Special
ough there’s still plenty of
direction. Even if firm
High F i ve High F i ve E &Y’s
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turning it into a
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SPOTLIGHT ON RECRUITING: THE MYTH
AND THE REALITY OF CULTURAL FIT
In the consulting business, we tend to use words like “chemistry” and
“fit” when deciding how to best assign engagement teams to client
projects. We want to be sure that our partner/leaders and the associates
who report to them are a good match with the client’s corporate culture and style. As an HR professional and consultant who works extensively with large and small consulting firms, I seldom have a week go
by where the topic of “cultural fit” isn’t brought up while discussing a
new executive search. Unfortunately, hiring for fit is more of a myth
than a reality, says James O’Malley, a Partner at TalentRise.
RESOLUTIONS FOR PROFITABLE GROWTH IN 2013
As we turn to 2013, you’re probably thinking about how to drive
profitable business from existing clients, and how to attract new ones.
Claus Thorsgaard, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
Professional Services for Deltek, has a few New Years’ resolutions
that will lead your firm to an even better year ahead.
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TOP 25 CONSULTANT?
Consulting magazine is looking
for entries for its annual Top 25
Consultants award. Winners
will be featured in the May
issue and honored at the Top 25
Awards Dinner in New York in
June. To nominate a consultant,
visit Consultingmag.com after
Jan. 18 and click on the Top 25
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The deadline is for entries is
A bit pessimistic
Consulting January 2013