Consulting News

Consultants as Agents of Change

Recent figures from the Interim Management Association show that the demand for interim managers is soaring, reaching 15% in the first quarter of 2014, writes Melanie Haydon from The Consultancy Company.

UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Pessimistic

he Q3 2014 Oil & Gas UK Business Sentiment Index published today (October 30) shows that optimism in the sector continues to decline with a drop from two points above zero on the -50 to +50 index to seven points below zero.

1000 Buildings in UK Cities to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

Over the coming months, libraries, museums, civic centres, transport hubs, sporting complexes and other buildings around the UK will begin to offer free Wi-Fi – some have already gone live, and the remainder are all on track to be up and running by March 2015.

NewVoiceMedia named as finalist in SVC Awards

NewVoiceMedia, the leading provider of cloud contact centre solutions, has been selected as a finalist for both the SaaS Solution of the Year and Cloud Company of the Year categories of the 2014 Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud (SVC) Awards.

Better in theory than in practice?

There are two stories to tell on immigration, says our management consultancy columnist Mick James: at the top end, the UK benefits enormously from the highly-skilled arrivals, but at the other, a ready supply of low-paid workers panders to UK firms which are reluctant to invest in either quality processes or training – and will make things worse in the long run.

Mayor unleashes power of city data

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has 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.

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.

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.