Why Should Consultants Go Independent?

Why Should Consultants Go Independent?

1. Consulting firms’ corporate culture can be stressful.While poor corporate culture isn’t an issue exclusive to the field, consulting firms have a bad reputation for creating atmospheres laden with long hours and stress. In addition to managing high workloads and trying to impress clients, consultants must also juggle internal demands from their superiors.Bench SME takes away the stress of corporate culture by allowing you to become your own boss. There’s no need to deal with layers of bureaucr...

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Why Should Consultants Go Independent?

Why Should Consultants Go Independent?

1. Consulting firms’ corporate culture can be stressful.While poor corporate culture isn’t an issue exclusive to the field, consulting firms have a bad reputation for creating atmospheres laden with long hours and stress. In addition to managing high workloads and trying to impress clients, consultants must also juggle internal demands from their superiors.Bench SME takes away the stress of corporate culture by allowing you to become your own boss. There’s no need to deal with layers of bureaucr...

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4 Tips for Navigating your first year as a Consultant

4 Tips for Navigating your first year as a Consultant

The gig economy can be harder to navigate than one might think. Especially as a consultant, the first year can be the toughest. It’s been predicted that in the next five years, the workforce will make a major shift towards majority being independently employed. To be successful and to survive your first year as an independent consultant Elaine Biech, author of The New Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond say “your first year isn't as much about the work you do as it is about the way you...

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​The 5 Paths for Independent Consulting Careers

​The 5 Paths for Independent Consulting Careers

If and when someone has collected the necessary knowledge and experience to become a subject matter expert, they have to option to use their expertise to run and build their own business instead of working for someone else. The newly rising gig economy makes for a profitable market for any type of independent consultant to sell their expertise. Most independent consultants generate leads by using online platforms to to find and land clients. At Benchsme.com we do the leg work for you and m...

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The Truth About Why Consultants Go Independent

The Truth About Why Consultants Go Independent

​The game of recruiting talent and staffing companies is shifting, big-time. In previous years, employees may have been daunted by threats of a cold marketplace and not want to leave their traditional workplaces. Now, more and more people choose willingly to leave their corporate safe-havens and fly solo. Big consulting firms used to only worry about competing with each other, but now they have to worry about another group of talent: independent consultants.

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How to Maximize the Value of  Your Consultants

How to Maximize the Value of Your Consultants

​Hiring a consultant is a major investment that can have tremendous benefits. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to evaluate the return that an organization receives from its consulting efforts. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most out of these investments:

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Why Digital Staffing is the Future of Hiring

Why Digital Staffing is the Future of Hiring

As employment trends shift towards independent contracting, companies are turning to staffing firms to fill temporary positions on a per-project basis. While these traditional staffing firms get the job done, they frequently lack efficiency, accuracy, and added value. Bench SME is able to offer all three of these through its enhanced systems and processes.Traditional staffing firms don’t tailor candidates to each client’s specific project needs.When a staffing agency representative discovers a r...

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4 Travel Hacks for Independent Consultants

4 Travel Hacks for Independent Consultants

Traveling for work is not always as glamorous as we’d wish. It’s time consuming. Not only do you have to consider the time it takes to get from point a to point b, but also packing, prepping, charging your devices, travel to and from airports, train stations etc. How can you cut down on time when traveling?

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