UK business taskforce to lobby government during Brexit negotiations

The UK’s main business bodies have formed an advisory group to ensure business concerns are given high priority during Brexit negotiations. The taskforce will comprise representatives from the Institute of Directors, the British Chambers of Commerce, the CBI, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the Federation […]

Executive Interview Coaching – Victoria McLean, City CV

  I am CEO of City CV, In Touch Director’s chosen executive CV and career partner. In the course of my work, I meet many consultants who are ready to expand their career, as well as many who are ready to embark on a non-executive […]

Are businesses ready for Brexit?

With Friday 23rd June marking the one year anniversary of the EU Referendum, and the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, we explored UK businesses’ readiness for the impending divorce.  Our recent research through our platform shone a light on the absence of a […]

Recruitment mistakes are costing UK businesses billions, says REC

UK businesses are making billions of pounds worth of hiring mistakes each year, according to a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The report, Perfect match: Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong, revealed that organisations in the […]

Managing Your Portfolio: In Touch Networking Event

Moving into a different stage of a career brings with it a number of challenges. Excitement, enthusiasm and general levels of animation at the thought of a new venture meet with the unknown, the unexpected and sometimes the unwanted. On June 20th at an In […]

Businesses should embrace consultancy jobs to capture growth, Mercer study suggests

A range of voices in the recruitment and talent acquisition industry have spoken out to urge businesses to explore the benefits of consultancy jobs, following the publication of Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study. The report revealed that although 77% of full-time employees would consider […]

CV writing tips for Consultants

Everyone knows that the higher you are on the corporate food chain, the more competitive it gets. It’s important to have a CV that stands out from your competition. This applies equally if you are ready to embark on your consulting career or expand your […]

Time, Money & Destiny – Prue Weatherley, Numberworx

You’re a consultant, therefore you must be an expert in your specialist subject and you’re making a living from helping others with it. Great…right? Yes, it is. It’s great helping others with what you know best and you’re getting paid for it. Very satisfying. But […]

Prepare for the GDPR: How to kick-start your compliance project

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a ‘game changer’ for the way organisations store, process and transfer Europeans residents’ personal information. Every organisation will need to have achieved compliance with the Regulation before the enforcement deadline in May 2018. Regardless of whether you already […]

Rise of the Flexible Economy – Patrik Wagner, IPSE

Long gone are the days of working for the same organisation for decades at a time. Traditional employment models are rapidly being turned on their head, making way for a more flexible and dynamic workforce. In the UK alone, there are over 2 million freelancers […]

Is this the beginning of the end? The EU and it’s impact on currency and the single market -Timothy Parker, Currencies Direct

  With our divorce negotiations with the EU about to commence, and the UK on the cusp of leaving the EU and Greece increasingly facing the same fate, is it over for the distressed body?    As it currently stands our exit negotiations are looking to last around 2 years […]

Automatic enrolment – The easy way for professional service providers and their clients to stay updated and informed – UK Policy Management

Auto enrolment has been around for a while now, and yet we are still hearing many stories of clients receiving fines from the Pensions Regulator for non-compliance, and many business support service providers being unaware of what exactly automatic enrolment entails. Indeed, for a scheme […]

Pensions and tax planning for high earners – St James’s Place Wealth Management

If you want to reduce the amount of tax you pay, the solution is in your own hands – and thinking and planning ahead could help you to lessen the rising tax burden. The generous tax reliefs successive governments have given to pension arrangements mean […]

Is social media damaging your chances?

Love it or loathe it, social media undoubtedly has a place in every consultant’s job search arsenal from junior to executive. If you have a tendency to shy away from it, it could prove damaging to your career progression to overlook these job-rich avenues. Social […]

The power of motivation

You can have all the advantages of skills and career successes. People can be eager to help and support you in your quest for change. However, motivation is a door locked from the inside. No one can want you to do something. If it’s going […]

Why am I not getting an interview? Tips to help you get a callback

We’ve heard members say on a number of occasions that they are frustrated by the interview process. “My background matches exactly,” they say, “I’m the perfect person for the role but I don’t get called for interview.’ What could be going wrong? This could be […]

The Gig Economy and it’s benefits

What is the gig economy? And why should we embrace it? Becoming a consultant used to be code for freelancing whilst you were actually looking for another job. When redundancy hit, as it frequently did in the ‘90s and then again in 2008, full time […]

The Consultant Hub

How to be a Successful Consultant

The decision to create a consultancy business is an exciting one. Most people who pursue the path start by thinking about the areas in which they excel and the portfolio of services they have to market to potential customers. If you’re a first-class operations professional, […]

Consultant-client relationships

Consultants ‘lacking strong client relationships’

By BrightHR Research shows it can take a consultant up to a year to become a trusted advisor to a new client, but with one in four not even having monthly face-to-face contact, perhaps it should come as little surprise. At BrightHR we conducted a […]

Teams of consultants are the new normal

Rise of the Consultants

Traditional business models are disappearing, creating more opportunities for consultancy careers. The top priority for more than 90% of businesses is a complete restructure, with teams of experts replacing simple management hierarchies. It’s not a particularly new approach for some industries; technology and marketing companies […]

Calling yourself a consultant is a choice that you have made, but what is it that you do and are you fulfilled?

The word ‘consult’ is both a noun and a verb and we perhaps use it in both contexts without really thinking about it – so what? Well actually we should think about language and what it says about us.  Is how we interact with language […]

What will the future of consultancy look like?

By Paul Harris Co-Founder & CMO, BrightHR The world of work is changing, and organisations, large and small, are facing disruption. It’s clear that ways of working that have enabled success in the past will not necessarily deliver the same results in the future. This […]

How to build client relationships with content marketing

Want to develop better relationships with your clients and improve retention rates?  Keen to attract new customers and build your client base?  Content marketing is a great way to do this! Put simply, content marketing involves creating relevant and helpful content for your target audience.  […]

5 reasons to be your own boss in 2016

Starting your own business is hard work, but the rewards of being your own boss significantly outweighs the challenges, as most consultants will know. Walking away from a 9-5 job and a steady paycheck may seem like a big risk to take, but there are […]

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UK business taskforce to lobby government during Brexit negotiations

The UK’s main business bodies have formed an advisory group to ensure business concerns are given high priority during Brexit negotiations. The taskforce will comprise representatives from the Institute of Directors, the British Chambers of Commerce, the CBI, the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and the Federation […]