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Top consultancies named best companies for working mothers
Some of the top consultancies have been named to Working Mother magazine's annual list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers". read more
Hewitt announces global top companies for leaders
Global leadership study finds leadership development is embedded in the culture of top companies. read more
Hay Group creates global PR capability
Global management consultancy Hay Group has created two new roles to strengthen and build its global PR function. read more
Consulting recruitment spree becoming more targeted
The last years have seen a dramatic growth in hiring targets at many of the world’s best-known consulting brands. read more
Consultancies' career website among top 30 in the US
Deutsche Bank awarded Top US Corporate Career Website in the US. read more
BearingPoint and PA Consulting take the lead in thought leadership
The global thought leadership ranking for consulting firms, White Space, has undergone a dramatic reallocation of the top positions during the first quarter of 2007. read more
Google deposes McKinsey as most desired MBA employer in the US
Google claims number 1 position after McKinsey's 12-year reign as the Most Desirable Place to Work for MBA students in the US. read more
Vertex strengthens its senior management team with new board appointments
UK's second largest business process outsourcer has made a series of new appointments to its executive board. read more
F&C; hires new Product Management head
van Hovell joins F&C; from McKinsey & Co., where she was one of the youngest ever Principals of the firm. read more
Harvard Business Review announces 2006 McKinsey Award winners
Michael E Porter and Mark R Kramer's Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility recognized as Top Article of the Year. read more
When the big consultancy model doesn't work
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week talks to Andrew Veal, director at Troika, about the company's commitment to doing things differently. read more
IT firms jostle with strategy firms for intellectual high ground
Who would have thought ten years ago, that the likes of Accenture and IBM would be ranked alongside McKinsey in terms of the quantity and quality of their "thought leadership" – the intellectual high ground of consulting. read more
Industry hires a major focus in 2007
In an ever-tightening recruitment market, management consultancy recruiters are fast-running out of options. read more
Big Four make a comeback in thought leadership
Big Four firms have rebuilt their consulting practices and this group is once again a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced in their thought leadership performance, according to a new report, which evaluates thought leadership published by the top global consulting firms. read more
HR firms show lacklustre performance in thought leadership
Corporate culture and values, the role and future of human resources and leadership development are all issues which concern clients but a new report has found that there is comparatively little material written about them. read more
HR firms show lacklustre performance in thought leadership
Corporate culture and values, the role and future of human resources and leadership development are all issues which concern clients but a new report has found that there is comparatively little material written about them. read more
Do strategy firms still lead the thinking?
The intellectual high ground of management consulting or ‘thought leadership’ has traditionally been held by the strategy firms. read more
Ex BBC media advisor joins KPMG
BBC media strategist joins KPMG as convergence in the media market is taking hold. read more
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Have you ever had a lousy experience of working with a management consultancy recruiter? Or recently been impressed by the calibre of headhunter who’s assisted you? Or perhaps you’ve just been active in the jobs market in the last 12 months and would like to see how your experiences compare with those of other consulting candidates?

That’s why we undertake a comprehensive survey of management consultancy candidates every year, aimed specifically at uncovering i) changing trends in the consulting recruitment space and ii) the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the suppliers serving candidates looking for a UK consulting job. read more
Is there still a role for internal consultants? …continued
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week follows up on his look at internal consultancy and its places in today’s business due to a flurry of reader response. read more
Hewitt Associates names new Chairman and CEO
Russell Fradin, most recently president and CEO of The Bisys Group, a leading provider of outsourcing solutions for the financial services sector, will succeed current Chairman and CEO Dale Gifford, who recently announced his intention to retire. read more
Mercer Oliver Wyman’s North American growth continues as two new directors join the firm
Joel Shaiman, former managing director at BlackRock Inc., and Scott Robinson, former McKinsey partner, join the firm’s New York office. read more
Ernst & Young ranked one of ‘Most Admired’ organizations for knowledge management
Ernst & Young has been recognised as a Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) for the ninth year in a row, and was ranked first in the 'Creating an Environment for Collaborative Knowledge-Sharing' and 'Developing Knowledge Workers Through Senior Management Leadership' categories of the 2006 MAKE awards. read more
McKinsey to sponsor Target 10,000
The consultancy is to sponsor events to help state sector students with university applications. read more
McKinsey attacked
Our management consultancy columnist, Mick James, this week looks at the growing controversy in Germany at the use of management consultants – and the battle between McKinsey and Roland Berger for the title of top German strategy consultancy… read more
McKinsey survey finds executives overall confident in economic conditions
Executives' confidence in economic conditions has risen for the second consecutive quarter. read more
Management Consulting still a top careers choice among MBA students
McKinsey, meet Google, the new runner-up in the race for the most desirable place to work for MBA students. read more
Aon Consulting appoints new UK chief executive
Aon Consulting boosts its global team by giving former UK chief executive a greater global role and creating new global chief administrator position. read more
Plus ca change…?
Management Consultancy recruitment specialists Prism pen this occasional column providing market insights for consulting candidates and recruiters alike. read more
So how common is it for Management Consultants to earn over £1/4m per year?
Depending on the stage they've reached in their careers, the average UK management consultant can expect to earn between £38,000 and £144,000 per annum – according to the 2006 Management Consultancy Salary Benchmarking Report, just published by the sector's leading website read more
Management Consultants enjoy double-digit pay rises & bonus payments as UK market faces talent crunch
Management consultancies doing business in the UK consulting market have reacted to the talent shortages now gripping the sector, according to's annual survey of over 1,000 management consultants – the full results of which are to be published next week. read more
Consultants rush to secure copies of 2006 management consultancy recruitment report
Nearly 1,000 management consultancy candidates took part in’s annual recruitment channel survey over the festive season – ensuring they receive a copy of the 2006 report when released in February 2006 (NB. read more
A consultant is not just for Christmas!
With clients winding down for Christmas, management consultancy guru Mick James takes a festive look at the industry and imagines the ideal Christmas presents he would want to give some of the best known consulting brands – what would you add to the list?!. read more
Former McKinsey MD to advise on UN reform
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Rajat Kumar Gupta, a Senior Partner and former Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, as his special adviser for management reform. read more
Start up consultancy achieves notable success in public sector procurement
One of the themes we’ve been exploring recently in Top Consultant is how the upheavals of the past few years have created a new wave of consultancies, as practitioners from former firms have gone it alone to start up new entities with fresh approaches to consultancy. read more
Aon goes for a McKinsey partner to head consulting division
Aon Corporation has found itself a new head for its consulting division. read more
How to get a slice of the online action – according to McKinsey
We all know that the dot com boom is back; Google tops $80bn whilst simultaneously putting the once mighty TV advertising business into decline. read more
It's Official: is the consulting industry's number one choice for attracting candidates online
Publication of Management Consultancy's Top 75 league table of consulting firms has made possible a startling analysis of the online recruitment market for management consultants. read more
Tata Consultancy Services – coming to a City near you?
The rise of the offshore providers has been watched by consulting practitioners with a mixture of fear and awe. read more
Makers of “The Apprentice” on lookout for consulting talent
Even if you've spent the last 6 months jetting back and forth from client locations, few readers will not have heard of the TV series “The Apprentice”. read more
Buyout bonanza: Competition to heat up in Canada
Buyout deals and a cash-rich private equity sector have dominated headlines in recent months. read more
MBAs eye Financial Services and Management Consulting
McKinsey & Co is to employer branding what Lance Armstrong is to sports: an undisputed winner. read more
McKinsey to increase Asia staff by 30%
McKinsey & Company is to increase its staff in Asia by 30 percent and plans to add more than 700 people in the region in the next two years, Reuters has reported. read more
Strategy consulting rebound – myth or reality?
It’s funny – no matter how well the rest of the consulting industry is doing, for some reason people don’t truly believe the market can be doing well again unless strategy consulting work is going through the roof. read more
Consulting candidates vote BLT best Management Consultancy recruitment firm for 4th consecutive year
Over 1,000 management consultancy candidates took part in’s latest annual recruitment channel survey, now in its fourth year of publication. read more
Bonus awards too low to ensure consultants remain loyal according to latest survey findings
Bonuses at consulting firms rebounded in 2004, but not nearly enough to stop retention from becoming a major headache in 2005. read more
Warrington joins DiamondCluster to lead UK practice
Stephen Warrington, 42, formerly of McKinsey and Unisys, has joined DiamondCluster International as the Managing Director of the United Kingdom practice. read more
Accenture and McKinsey among Global MAKE awards winners
Accenture and McKinsey & Company are among the winners of this year’s Global MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) awards. read more
Roland Berger gaining momentum after a difficult year
Strategy consultancy Roland Berger has had a difficult financial year but is now building up momentum in the run-up to Christmas, according to reports in the German media this week.

Revenues and profit for 2004 are expected to remain unchanged over the 2003 level, when turnover stood at 530m euros. read more
BCG hires new director to lead media and technology practice
John Rose, a leading media and entertainment consultant, has joined The Boston Consulting Group as a director to help build the firm's media and technology practice. read more
Consulting Magazine ranks best firms to work for
Consultants are rarely short of advice for others, but do they practice what they preach when it comes to creating healthy work cultures at their own organizations? Kennedy Information’s Consulting Magazine's annual Best Firms to Work For survey of thousands of consultants found several firms that were earning high praise from their toughest critics: their own employees. read more
Infosys Consulting plans growth
Infosys Consulting, the US-based arm of Infosys Technologies, said it can manage a 40 percent cost advantage during a recent meeting with analysts in Chennai, India, where the company discussed its growth plans. read more
For 2004 grads multi-industry employers are in, so are better salaries
A newly released survey of more than 4,000 MBAs and 14,000 undergraduates reveals US '04 graduates to be a careful group of job-hunters. read more
Consulting firms among Top 50 Diversity Employers
Minority students at the undergraduate and MBA levels have ranked McKinsey 8th in the Top 50 Diversity Employers Survey for 2004. read more
DiamondCluster adds two new partners
Two executives with deep expertise in the insurance and health care industries, Rick Madock and Robert Rudy, have joined DiamondCluster International as partners. read more
Edengene achieves staggering 25% growth rate and sees shortage of Partner-level talent as major constraint to growth
Q: When is Strategy Consulting not Strategy Consulting?

A: When it is called “Growth & Venturing”

When a sector of the strategy consulting market has managed to grow by double-digits even in the pits of 2003, you know it must be addressing a hot topic. read more
So how does McKinsey do it?
As we revealed last month, despite all the rebrandings, changes in ownership and new entrants that have hit the consulting market in the last two years, McKinsey remains the number one choice of consultancy employer. read more
Consulting Magazine announces Top 25 Consultants 2004
Consulting Magazine has announced The Top 25 Most Influential Consultants 2004, its annual listing of influential consultants as judged by the leaders of 14 leading consulting firms. read more
Mckinsey report on Global Compact comes in advance of UN Business Summit
Businesses around the world increasingly are taking into account that improvements in the social and natural environments are part and parcel of an improved business environment, and United Nations engagement with the business community is a substantial factor in greater social activism by companies, UN senior officials said at a press briefing last week in New York. read more
McKinsey retains #1 status as employer of choice
Despite all the rebrandings, changes in ownership and new entrants that have hit the consulting market in the last two years, McKinsey remains the number one choice of consultancy employer. read more
Tricks of the Trade: 'McKinsey’s Marvin Bower' takes readers on his remarkable journey from student to legendary icon of the management consulting industry
McKinsey’s Marvin Bower: Vision, Leadership & the Creation of Management Consulting, the official biography of Marvin Bower, builder of McKinsey & Company and ‘father of modern management consulting, was released this month. read more
Online consultancy recruitment in the US – using the right channels and the human dimension
Activity in management consultancy recruitment in North America is slowly but assuredly gathering pace. read more
The Faking It challenge – take a Management Consultant and turn him into…
Imagine being several years into your management consultancy career and having to start over from scratch. read more
Controversial German playwright takes on global economy
Rolf Hochhuth's latest play created a furore even before its premier on Friday, with the chairman of the German Federation of Industry reportedly calling it “the embodiment of bad taste”. read more
McKinsey names new AP office heads
Dominic Barton, who headed McKinsey & Company's Seoul office for the last three years, has moved to the Shanghai office as chairman of McKinsey's Asia Pacific region, and Stephen Bear, 50, director at the firm, has been named as the new head of the Seoul office. read more
2003 in review: consulting market ends year on a much stronger footing
As appraisal and bonus-time comes around again, we can all look back at 2003 and feel contented that the year is ending on a considerably stronger footing than it started. read more
EDS bolsters BPO unit
EDS has strengthened its position in one of the fastest growing segments of the services market with the establishment of a new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) portfolio organization. read more
Management consultancy industry faces turmoil as two-tier remuneration path emerges
A two-tier remuneration path has emerged in the management consultancy sector this last year, with a major divide emerging between the most successful consultants and their less fortunate colleagues. read more
McKinsey still retains that special aura amongst strategy consultancies
You have to hand it to McKinsey. read more
McKinsey establishes Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Shanghai
Following its annual meeting of directors in the Asia-Pacific region McKinsey announced it would establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters in east China's Shanghai. read more
Strategic consulting looks set to make a comeback
Strategic consulting looks set to make a comeback on both sides of the Atlantic, according to the latest research. read more
Merging marketing with management consulting?
Merging marketing with management consulting seems to be a growing trend. read more
Tata Power may pick McKinsey for cost-cut plan
Tata Power could be set to follow the example of Tata Steel and Tata Chemicals and bring in McKinsey to advise it on a cost-reduction restructuring programme. read more
McKinsey still No. 1
The world’s most famous strategy consultancies have a bullet-proof appeal as employers of choice. read more
Recruitment hots up at the big brand consultancies
Read the online candidate forums and it becomes clear that the majors – Accenture, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, PA Consulting, EDS, McKinsey… read more
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