How to Buy Professional Services

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the buying of professional services by management. This is true for a broad range of advisory activities, such as financial, economic, public relations, advertising, legal, personnel, research, and many others. By the same token, there has been a marked growth in the firms selling these … Continue reading How to Buy Professional Services

Big Data is a Big Deal…

Big Data is all the buzz these days. And with good reason. It is a vast storehouse of information that – with the right algorithms and filters – can be turned into actionable insight. Nowhere is Big Data more valuable than in Human Resources and Talent Management. People often ask me “Meghan – Why do … Continue reading Big Data is a Big Deal…

Work Force Flexibility: Staffing for a Better Bottom Line

The Fundamental Value Provided by Staffing Firms HR professionals, and others who make organizational staffing decisions, benefit from the flexibility that staffing firms provide. This flexibility manifests itself in many ways. For routine needs, staffing firms can deliver workers for daily, seasonal, or cyclical assignments in a timely manner. This approach to staffing is inherently … Continue reading Work Force Flexibility: Staffing for a Better Bottom Line

Executive Summary: From the White House. Work-life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility

American society has changed dramatically over the past half century. Women have entered the labor force in growing numbers and families have increasingly relied on more than one earner to make ends meet. And yet, children still need to be taken to the doctor and elderly parents still need care. Moreover, more adults older than … Continue reading Executive Summary: From the White House. Work-life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility