The growing trend in the employment world is toward consulting. This is driven by a number of factors. The two most notable trends are first, as hiring organizations see slow tepid growth, they have begun to see a need for additional staff, but are hesitant to hire full-time employees. The pain and cost of massive layoffs a few years ago still has a bad taste in the mouths of hiring managers. They’re once bitten and twice shy about making that commitment to more full-time employees. They would rather work with temporary consultants where they can bring them on board with specific skills for a project. Then, when the project is done, they can bring in another set of consultants with another set of skills for the next project.
Is everyone a consultant?
The second reason consulting is as popular as it is today is due to the unemployment rate. As of this writing it stands at 7.7%. There are many individuals out there that have been out of work for months and years.
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