An Interview with Michael Waitzman, Founder of Bench SME

An Interview with Michael Waitzman, Founder of Bench SME

Michael Waitzman, founder of Lyghtning, talks about how his career as an independent consultant inspired him to launch a platform to improve the industry.

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How One Web App is Revolutionizing the Consulting Industry

How One Web App is Revolutionizing the Consulting Industry

From ridesharing to healthcare, web-based apps and platforms are changing every aspect of our lives, making everyday tasks easier and more efficient. Lyghtning is no exception. Our revolutionary web app utilizes technology to reimagine the way independent consultants and clients connect.

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The Evolution of Sourcing

The Evolution of Sourcing

My previous posts outlined the flatlined fashion in which resources are traditionally discovered and engaged. The problem? Standard searches are unevolved with only two options to query for talent: a generic Job Description and an uninspired Job Board.The traditional Job Description on your run-of-the-mill Job Board is extremely low tech. The description is often flat, only briefly touching on title, role summary, qualification terms and educational requirements. In turn, these descriptions are...

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Bench SME = Consulting. Differently.

Bench SME = Consulting. Differently.

This past July, The Sage Summit took place in Chicago. The week was billed as a learning, training, and networking event with celebrity speakers and dynamic thought leaders such as Yancey Strickler and Ashton Kutcher. The experience was inspiring with innovative workshops and smart exhibitors. A standout moment for me involved fellow Iowa Hawkeye Ashton Kutcher. When asked how he would like to be remembered in 50 years. Kutcher, 38, laughed while answering that he hopes not to be remembered, but...

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Is your profile set for success?

Is your profile set for success? Let's chat to confirm you're representing yourself properly.

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Hiring: statistics

Hiring: statistics

Organizations all over the world are utilizing contingent labor. Bench SME was created to create value on both sides of the contracting equation. Independent Consultants maximize their earnings delivering work for well known global organizations, while Clients choose from the most qualified talent, without having to absorb a hefty margin.

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About Bench SME

About Bench SME

Why Bench SME ExistsStaffing, Resource Recruiting and Job Board/Ad Placement for permanent resources and Independent Consultants have operated with little change over the last thirty years. Wholistically, the process is arduous, expensive and often inaccurate. Stagnation The linear fashion in which resources are found is flat and unevolved. Specifically, in the current state, a hiring manager identifies a need. Next, an Account Manager and/or Recruiter (typically non-subject matter experts) sour...

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