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The Moves You Need to Make to Deliver Success: A Roadmap for 2021

We’ve identified ten critical moves that consulting firms have to make in 2021 to ensure they can achieve a successful recovery from the pandemic and its impact, and that they can also deliver that success to their clients.

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2020 Consulting Industry Favorites for the New Year

Deltek invites you bolster your new year’s plans with its 2020 Consulting Industry Favorites for the New Year. These hand-picked 45-minute webinars represent the most timely consulting-specific research, project delivery best practices, and proven adaptive measures needed to build on what was learned in 2020, and continue your journey into a successful 2021.

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Rattleback webinar - A Fresh Outlook for 2021

Resetting Growth Strategies in 2021

Like most sectors, consulting firms have faced various levels of disruption as a result of the pandemic. But understanding the impact on the consulting sector is a bit more nuanced. And, like many things in the world of consulting the answer to how the pandemic has impacted the sector is, "it depends." This post outlines 5 tried and true ways to get back on track in 2021.

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How to Hire & Retain the Right Talent in 2021

Turning your consultancy on a dime hasn’t been easy, but some of the challenges are thankfully diminishing. However, there are plenty of challenges still remaining including around many around hiring and retaining the right talent. Here are are few tips to help as you make hiring decisions for 2021.

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Research: New insights Into Today's Consulting Talent War

For a second time, the Hinge Research Institute has conducted its Employer Branding Study -- the largest of its kind with almost two thousand respondents across the globe.  Both employers and potential employees were surveyed to compare characteristics sought by each, which revealed a several key business requirements to align a firm's "Employer Brand"  with the best talent.

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Leadership and Resilience: Finding Success in Seas of Change

Consulting Leadership - How and When to Pivot

Key takeaways for consulting leaders dealing with shifting customer needs from our recent fireside chat with entrepreneur and consultancy CEO, Sean McDermott, and Senior Director of Product Marketing, Michelle Cipollone.

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10 Must See Consulting Sessions at Deltek Insight

You're invited!  We’re excited to announce that the 2020 Deltek Insight event is virtual, open to anyone in the Consulting Industry, and complimentary! This event will deliver literally hundreds of engaging sessions, unique networking opportunities and of course, some fun - all accessible from the comfort of your home or office.  Read on for the 10 "must see" sessions for consulting firms.

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A New Formula - How Consulting Firms Can Succeed in These Unprecedented Times

New consulting research from The Hinge Research Institute has revealed that clients value consulting firms 33% more than in past years, and the perceived relevancy of services has risen 56%! However, in these unprecedented times, fear is up, and trust is down. You'll need to adapt at an accelerated pace. Read on to learn how.

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Consulting Roundup: Finding New Revenue Streams

Finding new revenue streams is more important than ever to the success of your Consulting business. We asked consulting experts from firms of all sizes: “Are you taking any steps to modify current contracts, alter your business model or create new revenue streams during the pandemic”. Here is what they said:

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Organizational Agility - The Future for Your Consulting Firm

The consulting business can feel like a helpless place to be in times of uncertainty. Business plans have been destroyed, forecasts and projections rendered completely obsolete, and we are left wondering where to go from here. We rely on our clients to help determine the direction we need to take and when they have no idea what the future holds it feels as though we are stuck in a holding pattern. And all the time we’re burning cash without any reliable revenue streams.

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