Trends by Industry: Professional Services

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key professional services trends for 2022.

Professional services firms are facing record demand from clients seeking their help to chart a path forward through uncertainty, new growth avenues, and the Great Resignation. Yet, firms are facing their own struggles as talent flock to other opportunities. Independent talent are stepping in to provide a fast, flexible way for firms to continue delivering the level of service their clients expect.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Professional Services

2022 Professional Services - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart

50% Strategy
20% Operations
16% Transformation
8% Organization
6% Interim Leadership

 

IN-DEMAND PROJECTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Business Processes

Opportunity Assessment

Business Intelligence and Analytics

IT and Tech Transformation

Product Strategy and Launch

Change Management

Human Capital

M&A

Planning

IN-DEMAND SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Market Landscape and Research

Project Management

Process Optimization and Transformation

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Advanced Analytics

Organizational Design and Workforce

Planning

Change Management

Due Diligence

Tech and Systems Implementation

SAMPLE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROJECTS

  • Data scientist with deep operational forecasting experience to be part of a client-facing team project for a consumer goods client
  • Former consultant with deep manufacturing and semiconductor experience to manage a four-person client-facing team
  • Salesforce effectiveness and go-to-market consultant to design sales effectiveness playbooks for 15+ products and the portfolio; integrated into the broader client consulting team
  • Revenue cycle management expert to support the pursuit and initial delivery of an IT systems strategy engagement for a hospital client
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