OnDemand Resources July/August Issue of Information OnDemand

OnDemand Resources presents the July/August Issue of Information OnDemand. In this month’s look at essential information on Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations we learn why procurement must transform by 2020, understand three ways procurement can gain millennial appeal, enjoy external insights critical to supply chain performance and see why automation isn’t taking your job. There’s also a link to the Fortune 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America, where OnDemand is proud to appear for the fourth time in it’s 12 year history! Read. Learn. Share.... read more

OnDemand Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

OnDemand Named to the Inc. 5000 List for the Fourth Time in the Firm’s 12 Year History We are pleased and proud to report that for the fourth time in our 12 year firm history, OnDemand Resources has been named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. This honor is a testimony to the OnDemand business model of providing client’s flexible talent to help them achieve exceptional results, our strong focus on what we know best, and the commitment our team has to our client’s needs.  It emphasizes how companies are changing the way they engage expertise to achieve their objectives.  A link to the full press release can be found below.   Inc 5000 Press Release Final –... read more

Baby Boomers are Retiring. Enter the Independent.

For the past 90 years a 40 hour work week has been the centerpiece of American life. This structure was necessary because it was the only way to bring people together to collaborate or produce. It was the norm and we all subscribed. But lately, that’s all been changing – and changing fast. Technology, a retiring work force, a changing economy are all playing a role. According to a recent study, Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce, there are currently 53 million workers that consider themselves “freelancers”. These independent consultants make up 34% of the American workforce. That number will grow. Over the next 15 years 40% of the current workforce, the Baby Boomers will retire. Replacing them will be a challenge. Generation X is small and Generation Y, the group most familiar with the concept of independent consulting, has a different concept of how they want to work. By 2020 it is estimated that over 49% of the American workforce will be independent consultants. In fact, this exodus has already begun and employers are feeling the pinch. A recent Corporate Leadership Council report states that nearly 60% of organizations surveyed revealed that they are currently experiencing a leadership shortage. 76% of these companies are not confident they will be able to adequately fill these positions. This talent drain is inevitable and without planning, organizations will struggle to maintain a bench with enough depth and skill to ensure their firm’s success. In 2014, more than $1Trillion (with a “T”) dollars were contributed to the economy by independent consultants. This change in the way Americans work is,... read more

Marketing Yourself As Independent Consultant

Independent consultants are finding an increasing number of project opportunities that offer interesting assignments, sought-after flexibility, and highly competitive pay. In fact, many consultants and executives believe that being an independent consultant is a terrific way to catapult their career by gaining a greater degree of exposure to specific functional domains and industries, leading to a more satisfying and varied work experience. Additionally, specialized companies such as OnDemand Resources, have made finding the “ideal consulting assignment” easier and more accessible than ever.

However, securing a steady stream of desirable contract work requires a different skill set and mindset from landing full-time employment at a corporation. To help guide your efforts, we’ve collected “best practice” advice from some of our most successful network partners, members of the OnDemand Talent Network. Their practical wisdom will help guide your efforts to- wards securing phenomenal consulting projects.

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Five Effective Ways To Leverage Independent Professional Talent

The fast pace and complex nature of today’s global marketplace presents numerous challenges for executives tasked with driving sustainable results. Corporations are often forced to move at a rapid pace despite a shortage of in-house staff, funds, time, and/or expertise. Fortunately, a cost-effective, reliable resource solution has emerged that enables corporations to effectively address critical business opportunities and challenges for an immediate impact and quality results. Through specialized firms such as OnDemand Resources, executives can easily identify and deploy high quality interim independent project talent matched to their particular requirements at a moment’s notice without having strings attached. Companies retain seasoned, high-caliber professionals with the exact functional experience they require on a short, long, or part-time basis so that they can increase efficiencies, manage organizational risk, and accomplish the goals on their strategic agenda. So how are companies leveraging independent professionals to deal with today’s business complexities? We’ve outlined five proven approaches to accomplish a variety of business objectives. These strategies enable executives to make significant progress in spite of a lack of in-house resources or time constraints and are significantly budget friendlier compared to traditional consulting alternatives. Targeted Project Expertise: Scenario: You have a defined project that goes beyond your current organizational knowledge and/or staffing levels, An independent consultant with deep background in the specific subject matter has the ability to move very quickly to help your organization “move the needle” and deliver better results a lot faster than you would be able to do it on your own.  They are also a lot more cost effective than traditional consulting alternatives.  An experienced independent consultant is very well... read more