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Align Talent Management with your Business Objectives

Why PS Firms Should Align Talent Management with Business Objectives.

As a business leader of a professional services firm, you’ll already know the value of a talented workforce. Skilled employees that are enthused and engaged will finish projects on time, generate margins and retain clients – all of which are vital ingredients for business growth.

With high-flying talent so valuable – and so scarce – you’ll therefore want to do everything you can to hold onto your best people and get the best out of your team.

But is your talent management programme effective enough? Is it taking into account the ‘bigger picture’?

Common mistakes

If your firm has a high staff turnover, or if it suffers from low customer retention and tight margins, then it may be that your talent management strategy is letting you down.

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If you want to know more about talent management, download our free guide “Retention and Development Strategies” below:

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Resource Planning for Dummies eBook

Discover how you can get the right people, on the right projects, at the right time to drive enhanced profitability for your business.

 

Successful and profitable projects, happy clients, and happy employees. That’s what you want from your organization, right? You want successful and profitable projects that are managed with a seamless process, you need visibility into problems before they became real issues, and you’ve got to have it all on time and on budget.

In this picture of perfection, those on‐time and on‐budget projects create happy clients. These projects are completed by employees who are happy because they’ve been assigned projects that fit their specific skills, experience, and aspirations, employees who aren’t overbooked or under‐scheduled, who have visibility into their upcoming work and enjoy smooth transitions on and off projects. It’s a wonderful equation: happy employees + happy customers = successful projects.

Successful projects lead to winning more work, and that in turn creates a successful organization. That’s nirvana! Many organizations, unfortunately, only dream of this nirvana. Most wake up to big challenges related to managing their projects. Many use multiple systems to track progress, and they suffer when it comes to scheduling, budgeting, and resourcing. They can’t find the right people to assign to the projects, so they have to compromise. They can’t figure out why billing is declining, they struggle to accurately forecast revenue and profitability for proposals and actual projects, they can’t seem to hire the right people fast enough, some of their resources are over‐utilized some are underutilized — and they’re tracking this nightmare using spreadsheets.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Firm Needs Asset Management

Don’t settle for inaccurate, inconsistent and incomplete Fixed Asset data. With Vision Asset Management, you can manage the complete asset lifecycle in one place so you have the right assets when you need them most and can make informed decisions about future acquisitions.

This infographic will walk you through the top five reasons you should have asset management.

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Next Generation Legal: Managing KPIs To Accelerate Your Business

The legal sector continues to evolve to respond to the increased complexities and needs of a fast moving global economy. In order to not only survive this evolution but command a leading position within the industry, tracking your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in an efficient and relevant way is critical. In this guide we explore what KPIs are critical for law firms and what you can achieve by implementing a process to monitor them.

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The Right Fit for You – Generic vs. Project Based ERP – INFOGRAPHIC

 

The Right Fit for You – Generic vs. Project Based ERP

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Cloud Computing – Beyond the Basics – INFOGRAPHIC

 

Learn the basics you should know about Cloud Computing and Software as a Service in this Infographic.

 

5 Top Trends of a Successful Consulting Firm

What does the Future Hold for Consultancies? These are the trends you should be taking advantage of if you want to continue to succeed.

 

Consultancy is a client driven industry. As clients’ needs transition, consultancy offerings must transition with them. Over the last ten years, particularly since the global recession of 2008, the only constant has been change. Consultancies have seen their clients adapt their business models to respond to changes in legislation (banking, financial services), or developments in technology and digital (retail, entertainment) clients expec their consultancies to help them weather these transitions, and this trend will only continue.

The way that consultancies respond to and manage these demands, whilst still maintaining margins and increasing profitability, can make all the difference. Not simply for survival, but for growth over the coming years. So how can you future proof your consultancy?

This eGuide looks at current and coming trends in the consultancy industry, and what you can do to take advantage of them. Download eGuide below:

 

 

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A Forrester Consulting Through Leadership Paper

A Guide To Profitably Winning And Delivering Projects For Project-Based Businesses

Project Firms Need Integrated Project Life-Cycle Management To Thrive.

Project firms, ranging from government contractors to professional services providers, manage a cycle of activities. This cycle includes identifying and winning projects; assembling the team skills and materials the project firms need to complete projects for revenue; and billing according to agreed upon terms, while tracking project, program, and resource profitability.

Streamlined competence across the bidding, project execution, accounting, and billing life cycle is critical to a project firm’s success. Yet the ballast of multiple point solutions constrains many from making headway in winning and delivering complex engagements in the teeth of a gale of competition, combined with a wave of skills shortages and a squall of revenue and earnings recognition regulations.

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How to get the Most of your Project Life Cycle – INFOGRAPHIC

Project-based firms manage their business through the project life cycle. Follow this Infographic to learn how to get the most out of your project life cycle. Click below to download the Infographic.

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IS YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE DRIVING YOUR BUSINESS?

Is your IT an asset that drives business success, or just a tool that maintains the status quo? Can it do these 6 things that are critical to business growth?

See this informative Infographic about the 6 things your IT must be able to do to drive your business strategy, here