Author Archives: Q Consulting

Why Networking Is Essential For Your Career: A Guide to Effective & Authentic Networking

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In today’s interconnected world, networking has become an indispensable tool for both personal and professional growth and success. Building and maintaining professional relationships can open up doors to new opportunities, provide valuable insights, enhance your personal brand, and even improve your overall quality of life. While some may find networking intimidating, with the right approach, […]

Tips for Staying Ahead in 2023 with Digital Transformation

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword; it’s a necessity to stay ahead in 2023. Companies that fail to adopt a digital transformation strategy into their business model run the risk of falling behind their competitors and losing market share. In this blog, we’ll define digital transformation, explore […]

Most Important Soft Skills in the Workplace in 2023

In today’s highly competitive business environment, consultants play a vital role in helping organizations improve their performance and achieve their goals. Whether they are working as management consultants, IT consultants, or strategy consultants, the success of their work depends not only on their technical expertise but also on their soft skills. Soft skills are personal […]

Recruiter Tips: How to Stand Out When Changing Careers

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Making a career switch is rarely a straightforward feat. From making the initial decision to move on from your current role, researching companies that align with your wants, needs, and core values, and ultimately going through the interview process, there are several hurdles to overcome. In today’s post, we chatted with Director of Recruiting at […]

What the Hot Labor Market Means for Job Seekers

Unemployment remains at the lowest recorded level of any state at 1.8% in both June and July, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. As a result, employers are struggling to hire great talent, and are now offering increased pay, perks, and opportunities. This also makes now the […]

Q Consulting Named a Best Places to Work in 2022

Q Consulting is excited to announce that we have been recognized as a 2022 Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for the fifth time since our inception. The annual Best Places to Work award identifies top Minnesota-based companies based on employee surveys. These surveys gather information regarding employee benefits, growth opportunities, […]

Looking for Your Needle-In-The-Haystack Hire? Here’s How to Find Them.

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In April 2022, total payroll employment rose by 428,000 nationwide and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The same source also indicated that although there has been solid rehiring in the last few months, the labor force participation remains short of pre-pandemic levels by 1.2%. A labor […]

Why Local Matters: Benefits of Working with a Smaller Firm

When it comes to partnering with a staffing firm to help with filling your roles, your options are virtually endless. From large nationwide agencies to the small, mom-and-pop-shop-sized firms, it can be a bit overwhelming figuring out who to partner with. This is why we suggest using the “buy local” mentality. We’re sure you’ve heard […]