Consulting News

24-Oct-2014
Mayor Unleashes Power of City Data

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that City Hall is to radically upgrade its data-sharing portal by adding reams of new city data and making it easier for it to be used to make the capital an even better place to live, work and visit.

22-Oct-2014
Time to ask The Apprentice to leave the boardroom?

TV programmes like The Apprentice, coupled with a relentless news focus on the negative side of business, can be harmful, says our management consultancy columnist Mick James, because they do not reflect what the corporate world is really like.

22-Oct-2014
Time to consider your career options as hiring market booms again

You’ve suffered through the recent years in consulting. Career progression has been slow, pay rises have been meagre. But all the time the market was still fragile, so what could you do? That’s been the message you’d hear most often when talking to frustrated management consultants these last few years. But now at last the market has really taken a turn for the better.

21-Oct-2014
In Troubled Times, UK Businesses Need to De-Risk Their International Growth

The UK economy trotted into recovery earlier this year, but times are currently tough worldwide. Global markets plunged last week, Germany, the Eurozone's star economy, faces the possibility of a recession and UK growth forecasts have been revised downward. Forecasting group EY Item Club estimates growth of 2.4% in 2015, a sharp fall from a previously expected 3.1%.

21-Oct-2014
Five things you need to know to tackle maverick spend

As we enter the final quarter of the year, CPOs will be budgeting new cost savings to be realised during 2015, but rather than focusing on strategic sourcing, writes Jes Batting a management consultant at PA Consulting, they must turn their attention to taking control of their organisation’s maverick buying as a powerful source of new savings.

20-Oct-2014
Marketing & Customer Service – A match made in heaven?

The marketing department might not have enough people to provide the human touch, but the contact centre certainly does – this begs the question of how the two departments could best work together in order to get the most out of their customers.

20-Oct-2014
Stronger Supply Chains Could Boost Economy By £380BN - CBI

Potential for 500,000 new jobs across Britain’s regions Targeted action to revitalise domestic supply chains could inject £30 billion into the economy by 2025, creating more than half a million jobs across the United Kingdom, according to a new CBI report.

20-Oct-2014
Britain's top director earned a year's living wage in less than an hour

Forty nine minutes after returning to work after the 2013 New Year break Britain's highest paid director, Simon Peckham, chief executive of Melrose, earned as much as a worker on the living wage earns in a year, according to new TUC research looking at directors' pay in Britain's top 350 companies published today (Friday).

20-Oct-2014
Accenture tops GCC thought leaders

Accenture has risen to the top of the White Space Thought Leadership Rankings in the GCC and other emerging markets, ahead of Strategy &. Accenture was only firm in the ranking whose score for emerging markets material was higher than its score globally.