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December 02, 2019

How CFO of the Year Bill Thelen Utilizes Data to Predict Business Outcomes

As we quickly approach the end of the decade, “data” has become a much more popular topic than it was in 2010. Data is now everywhere! According to bigdata-madesimple.com, “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the…

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October 30, 2019

5 Game-Changing Hiring Tips

5 Game-Changing Hiring Tips This fall in Minnesota the leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp, and… unemployment is nearing an all-time low; there are literally more job openings than there are candidates! In fact, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “The number of vacant jobs in Minnesota crept up to a new high during the second…

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September 26, 2019

Suit Yourself: Standing Out in a Casual Marketplace

Let’s take it back to the 90s! There’s no doubt that a lot has changed since VHS cassette tapes (“be kind, rewind”), fax machines, and Palm Pilots. Many of these changes have positively impacted the world we live and do business in. There is one thing, that without a doubt, has had a massive change in…

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August 22, 2019

Just Thinking Out Loud… Is it Time for a New Fare?

After receiving our Best Places to Work survey results, the word that our employees and staff used most to describe their experience with Q Consulting is FUN. What’s a more fun topic for Minnesotans than the State Fair? In my personal life, I wake up and workout at the same time each day (4:45 am), leave…

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July 31, 2019

What I’ve Learned About Business From the Twins’ 2019 Season

The Twins are knocking it out of the park this year, literally! In addition to their outstanding season so far, they’re on pace to break the Major League Baseball record for most home runs in a season. Compared to their last 5 seasons, the Twins look like a completely different team. This got me thinking…how…

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June 27, 2019

Q Consulting Voted Best Places to Work 2019

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is the longest-running awards program recognizing great workplaces in the Twin Cities. Best Places to Work honorees are determined through confidential employee surveys. The survey questions are answered on a scale ranging from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree” and questions asked may include: “I believe this organization will be successful…

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May 28, 2019

Building a Community Within Your Organization

Company culture has been a hot topic in recent years and it’s clear that “culture” is more than a buzzword. Company culture builds the foundation for hiring and reflects the goals of an organization. Company culture provides guidelines to help build a team of people to collectively accomplish goals. Having a defined company culture is…

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April 25, 2019

Just Thinking Out Loud…Is it All Luck?

A family member of mine recently went through a significant career change. He stepped into a failing branch of a global organization and within a few short years led the team to be the most profitable branch in the company. He poured his passion, knowledge and soul into leading this branch and ultimately found success!…

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10 Year Challenge
March 20, 2019

10 Year Challenge: The Hiring Crisis in Minnesota

With unemployment rates at a 50-year low, it comes as no surprise that the job market and hiring landscape in Minnesota look vastly different than 10 years ago. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, in Q2 of 2009 there were 31,000 job vacancies and 232,000 unemployed people. Ten years later in Q2…

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Speed vs Quality
February 19, 2019

Just Thinking Out Loud…Is Speed better than Quality?

We recently received a testimonial from a great Fortune 500 client. The hiring manager stated, “Q Consulting is our go-to consulting company! They’re consistently able to find candidates and consultants that 30 of our other vendors cannot find and at the same price” he then went on to ask, “how is this possible?”.  Organizations are…

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