Thursday, March 30, 2006

Accenture's NHS woes

Richard Granger has been taking a tough stance with Accenture over delays on its multi-billion NHS "Connecting for Health" contracts, forcing the global consultancy to take a $450m pre-tax profit hit in anticipation of future losses on the contract.

Accenture is facing calls to change personnel on the project and there seems to be a determination that public sector coffers will not bear the brunt of setbacks on the contracts. Accenture, meanwhile, is thought to be looking for a renegotiation of the contracts. Expect a turbulent few months of press coverage on this one...

Here are just a few takes on the situation:

NHS contract delays hit Accenture (BBC)
Accenture Gets a Little Sick (Motley Fool)
British agency expects Accenture to deliver on contract (Reuters)
UK NHS Blasts Accenture Over Delays (Datamonitor Computerwire)

I don't envy the consultants working on those assignments, do you?! Tony

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Recruitment websites

Thanks to the 1,300+ management consultancy candidates that took part in this year's poll. It's critical for us as a means of keeping track on whether or not we're still the number 1 choice for candidates looking for a job in consulting.

Fortunately this year's results again show that we are top of the pile, with the majority of all respondents voting us their preferred site for finding a consulting job. THANK YOU for taking part and giving us this glowing endorsement.


Monday, March 6, 2006

Fast-growing start-up consultancies

Each year we run a reader poll to discover the fastest-growing new consultancies in the industry. These can be some of the most exciting places to work, but they don't always make it onto the public's radar until they've already achieved fame and fortune. By discovering them in their early stages we can both help them to become established - and also give readers some pointers of firms they might wish to target as employers...

If you work for a fast-growing new firm, you've got just a few weeks to submit your firm as a candidate for inclusion in the 2006 report. You can
nominate a firm by visiting this URL.

Looking forward to sharing the results with you around Easter time. Tony