Gita Singham-Willis on Management Consultancy and 'The Cadence Partnership'
"Real consultancy is about advising and guiding an organization toward greater success, however that is defined. A good consultant acts as a catalyst for change, delivering a clearly defined intervention that leaves the client better skilled and better equipped when the intervention is complete. It's about enablement, not creating a dependency or temporarily filling substantive roles".
LOC Consulting expands project management capability in Healthcare
Carol Beckford appointed as Associate Director to spearhead public sector engagement.
Retail Growth Bounces Back - CBI
Retail sales recovered in the year to March after last month's disappointing figures, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades survey.
Growth in Fintech Investment Fastest in European Market, according to Accenture Study
Global investment triples to $12.2 billion in 2014 *
KPMG Announces Strategic Partnership With UKTI
KPMG, the professional services firm, together with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), are pleased to announce a strategic partnership which will see the two organisations supporting the growth of UK exports of goods and expertise.
Management Accountancy Key to Many Organisations' Strategic Decision-Making, but More Can Be Done
Management accountants are often involved in the formulation of business strategy, but not all businesses yet use the discipline to its full potential, according to a new report from Nottingham Trent University and sponsored by CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Project One launch Scotland business
Project One, the UK’s largest independent consultancy specialising in leading business-critical and complex change, is celebrating the launch of their business in Scotland following their growing presence and success of 2014.
Forget bonus culture and use behavioural science to boost employee motivation, says new CIPD report
Reward specialists and HR professionals could significantly increase employee motivation with a better understanding of the science behind the impact of pay and reward on employee behaviour.
Over a Million Small Businesses Lack Basic Digital Skills
More small to medium-sized UK businesses (SMEs) are seeing the benefits of being digitally enabled but there are still around 1.2 million that lack basic digital skills, missing out on potential revenue and customer interaction, according to the second annual UK Business Digital Index by Lloyds Bank.
Is your meeting really necessary? Horrendous office meetings revealed
Employees (and bosses) reveal their excuses to avoid those wasteful appointments.
Out of the shadows: Stealth IT spend to increase by 20% in 2015
Research from Canopy, the Atos cloud, reveals 60% of CIOs say shadow IT spend was an estimated €13mn in their organisation last year with this set to grow in 2015 highlighting the need for greater IT governance to support digital transformation.
Software Robots Making Business Smarter – New Cognizant Study Shows Dramatic Impact of Intelligent Process Automation
Companies Unlocking the Value of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Drive Savings, Agility and Business Insight with Knowledge Processes.
Top tips for effective delegation
A key skill for any manager, no matter their profession, is being able to delegate effectively, writes Marielena Sabatier, Executive Coach and Managing Director of Inspiring Potential
Capgemini Consulting global report reveals that loyalty programmes are failing to engage digital consumers
A global report “Fixing the Cracks: Reinventing Loyalty Programs for the Digital Age” by Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, reveals that loyalty programmes have not evolved with the digital age and are failing to engage consumers.
Businesses vastly underestimate impact of a personal connection in customer acquisition and retention according to NewVoiceMedia study
Five minutes of research boosts likelihood of closing a deal by 86%.
Frost & Sullivan: The $700 Billion Connected Life Market that will Drive Change and Growth
Groundbreaking keynote addresses by Genomics England and Google for Work showcasing global leadership in connectivity and convergence driven innovation at GIL 2015: Europe
Weighing up the risks of connectivity
While the long-awaited arrival of the ‘internet of things’ promises much, it is also multiplying cyber threats for both individuals and corporations. Our management consultancy columnist Mick James talks to EY’s Global Risk Leader Paul van Kessel.
Is the grass really greener working for the UK's high profile employers?
New research by Emolument.com reveals for the first time how individual companies pay their employees to enable people to make more informed career decisions.
Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value
Beyond Supply Chains – Empowering Value Chains finds that socially responsible supply chains contribute to local development, shrink carbon footprints and boost the company's competitiveness.
The Digital Tipping Point: Banks Must Focus on Innovation to Harness Opportunities and Address a New Generation of Competitors
Banks must concentrate on harnessing a range of digital technologies or risk losing customers to a new wave of competitors, according to a new report by the BBA and Accenture.
Next 5 Years of Change in the NHS Crucial to Its Survival, Say Leading Healthcare Experts in New Report
Leading health policy and academic experts share their concerns, aspirations and hopes for the future of the NHS in a new collection of essays published today by The Smith Institute and ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Move Over LinkedIn; It's Time to ROT
The launch of SunZu draws a line in the digital sand.
KPMG Named A Worldwide Leader In Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting By IDC MarketScape
Data & Analytics; Digital Capabilities Cited as Major Strengths.
Crispin Mair, Director and co-founder of Crimson & Co on Supply Chain Consulting
At supply chain consulting firm Crimson & Co collaboration and culture are the foundation on which the company nurtures relationships with its clients and consultants.
Mike Newlove, COO of Hudson & Yorke, discusses what organizations should look for when hiring a consultant to assist in an ICT capacity
Mike Newlove, COO of Hudson & Yorke, understands that individuals and organizations need consultants. This need is especially apparent in the information and communications technology industry.
Manufacturing Growth Going Steady
Activity in the manufacturing sector remained broadly steady in March, according to the CBI's latest Industrial Trends Survey.
UK Businesses Not Sufficiently Prepared for Future Workforce Challenges
UK businesses are not planning how to manage and deploy human capital, according to a poll conducted by Corporate Research Forum, in conjunction with KPMG.
The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Productivity, Business Performance and Employment
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) has increased the earnings of the low paid thereby increasing labour costs among low-paying firms...
Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest opens a hat-trick of hatcheries in hunt for top start-ups
The hunt is on to find Britain’s start-up stars of tomorrow as Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest, the world’s largest free business accelerator, opens its doors to the most promising and deserving fledgling firms in another three cities.
Prism and Lockton Join MCA Associate Membership Scheme
Prism Executive Recruitment and Lockton Companies LLP have joined the Management Consultancies Association’s Associate Membership Scheme.
The case for less mechanical account management
'Plenty of clients we speak to are dismissive of consulting firms’ ability to manage their account in a professional fashion',says Fiona Czerniawska, co-Founder of Source.
Top ten embarrassing office tales revealed
From nudity in the office to punching clients – Britain's tales of workplace woe.
Part 1 Empowering Smart Customers – Getting the technology right! - Baringa Blog
Ahead of the start of mass rollout, the UK Smart Metering programme has a current primary focus – getting the technology right so that when it’s left on the walls of customers’ homes, quite simply, it works.
Infrastructure investments in the EU: A new framework is needed to mobilize private investors for important projects
Urgently needed private investments in infrastructure projects are virtually non-existent in the EU in spite of high levels of liquidity in financial markets.
Business' Top Energy and Climate Change Priorities for the Next Government - CBI
45 days out from the General Election, and with the budget behind us, all minds are now focused on what to expect from the new Parliament. Energy will be a key feature of the next government's agenda and, with that in mind, Rhian Kelly, Business Environment Director, oulines the CBI's top 5 priorities in this area.