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Managing People on Projects

Managing People on Projects and Programs

Update 7/15: This is one of my favorite posts.  Maybe its because I wrote it while 30,000 feet over Topeka.  Or, I just like the way my early writing looks.  Either way, I added  #7 below.  A few months back, somebody asked me what my favorite People Management Theory was. My first response: Is People […]

PMO Metrics NPV

PMO Metrics: Simplifying Net Present Value (NPV)

Whether you’re helping a client build a business case or, launching a strategic project, chances are you’ll need to get your hands dirty by calculating the Net Present Value (NPV) of their investment. The concept behind NPV is simple: cash in-hand today is more valuable than cash received next year, the year after that and […]

HR Metrics & KPIs

HR Metrics: How to Calculate Cost Per Hire

Cost Per Hire (CPH) is one of the most common HR metrics used to measure recruiting effectiveness. That’s because it’s insanely simple to calculate – just add up your total recruiting costs and divide them by number of new hires for a given period. CPH shouldn’t be used in a vacuum, though, as it doesn’t […]

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Hot Consulting Jobs – January 30, 2015

Looking to take the next step? Want a fresh start? Here’s a roundup of some interesting consulting job opportunities for week #4 of 2015. Some are full time, others are contract work. Are you a recruiter or hiring manager looking for great consultants? Just click here and we’ll help you spread the word, free of […]

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Free Editorial Calendar for Your Consulting Blog

If you’re like most smart people, you’ve got a million ideas for articles, guides, case studies and blog posts in your head. Unfortunately, your brain isn’t the best filing system. Marketers, bloggers and business owners who create great content actually plan for it. They keep a running tab of their ideas to grow readership (and […]