Consultant or Sycophant? How to Tell If You’re Getting the Best Advice

(DGIwire) — Many leaders and managers surround themselves with yes-men, butt-kissers, devotees and others who are excellent at praising powerful people. Having been on the receiving end of accolades, I can certainly validate that hearing others declare your ideas brilliant can feel absolutely wonderful. I’m the first to say I much prefer praise to criticism. […]

Today’s Contingent Workforce: What Every Employer Needs to Know

(DGIwire) — They go by many names: temps, freelancers, independent contractors and consultants. Whatever they’re called, in our modern economy contingent workers are becoming more numerous and assuming greater importance. In a 2014 survey by Oxford Economics, 83 percent of businesses reported they not only used contingent workers but were also using them on an […]