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Management consulting continued... In 1914 the first management consultancy company to service both industry and government clients was founded: Booz Allen Hamilton. Initially specializing in technical research, and later developing a niche in ‘management engineering,’ they laid their foundation using [...] Read More...

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Management consulting... According to history, behind every great leader was a great advisor, tasked with providing exceptional insight and educated recommendations on every topic ranging from management of affairs to strategic decisions. Biblical kings had prophets, Roman emperors had the Senate, King Henry [...] Read More...

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History of staffing continued... The temporary staffing and contract labor industry has transitioned from a technical engineering and clerical support dominated business, to now include every market and discipline. From legal to medical; across all platforms of recruiting from "temp to perm" to [...] Read More...

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History of staffing continued... At the 1989 Republican National Convention George H.W. Bush, Sr. pledged, “Read my lips: no new taxes.” As President he opposed the creation of new taxes, but found it challenging to keep his promise as a [...] Read More...

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History of staffing continued... Imagine what it was like to be a recruiter in the early days without the use of computers, email, cell phones or internet. Recruiting offices overflowed with filing cabinets full of manila folders, organized by index [...] Read More...

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History of staffing continued... Job shoppers worked with a handful of recruiters that were charged with keeping them employed. Since there were no cell phones "jobbers" had their own language containing codes used to speak with their recruiters to describe [...] Read More...

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History of staffing continued... Armed with the latest copy of PE Magazine or CE Weekly, the job shopper’s bible that listed all of the latest projects and how much money they could expect to earn, jobbers sold their skills to [...] Read More...

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History of staffing... Back in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s companies supplying technical staff in the staffing business were called “job shops” and the people they employed were called “jobbers” or “job shoppers”. Compared to today, the staffing industry [...] Read More...

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Professional services future... As in any business the prevalent trend within the consulting industry is to evolve. With knowledge being democratized and information becoming more accessible, the role of management consultants is rapidly changing. Moreover, with the increased amount of online platforms [...] Read More...

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Professional Services history continued... The 1980s and 1990s brought change to the industry with the introduction of information technology (IT) consulting and corporate strategy. By 2001 the industry stagnated before swiftly recovering in late 2003, with a focus towards a clearer segmentation of [...] Read More...

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Professional Services history continued… An earlier wave of growth in the early 1980s was driven by demand for strategy and organization consultancies while the growth in the 1990s was driven by strategy and information technology advice.   In the second half [...] Read More...

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Professional Services history continued… After World War II a large number of new management consulting firms formed, bringing a rigorous analytical approach to the study of management and strategy. The industry experienced significant growth in the 1980s and 1990s, gaining considerable [...] Read More...

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Professional Services history continued… The initial period of growth in the consulting industry was triggered by the Glass-Steagall Act was driven by demand for advice on finance, strategy, and organization. The Glass-Steagall Act, also known as the Banking Act of [...] Read More...

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Management consulting grew with the rise of management, as a unique field of study. The first management consulting firm was Arthur D. Little Inc., founded in 1886 as a partnership, and later incorporated in 1909. Though Arthur D. Little later [...] Read More...

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First-rate talent is emerging as an on-going trend of the 'gig economy' as 96.1% of employers utilizing independent contractors report they are extremely satisfied with their overall work performance. As the number of workers entering the freelance market explodes, competition [...] Read More...