In a recap of Business Talent Group (BTG)’s “The Next-Gen Staffing Strategy for Professional Services Firms,” guide, Hunt Scanlon Media's Editor-in-Chief Scott A. Scanlon and Managing Editors Dale M. Zupsansky and Stephen Sawicki affirmed that consulting firms—long known for their high workload and fast-paced environment—may be due for a significant operational shift driven by current market trends.
“From 2020 and into the first half of 2022, the professional services industry was booming,” the BTG report said. “But while firms were flush with business, many found that their teams lacked resources to meet the demand. Finding themselves short-staffed, firms were forced to either turn away lucrative contracts or plow ahead at the risk of increasingly burning out their consultants. Today, the industry finds itself in a much different place on the supply-and-demand curve… [and] are now seeking a better way to manage their staffing levels through both boom and bust periods.”
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