What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

Recent data shows that inflation is at its highest level since 1982. And the labor market is hot, with 1.8 job openings for every worker actively looking for a job. These changes have boosted wages in recent months in industries across the economy. Most of the conversation about labor shortages and wage growth has related … Continue reading What does inflation mean for consulting wages?

Third Thursday Talks | Kristen Matthews on Influencer Marketing

Third Thursday Talks | Kristen Matthews on Influencer Marketing

EM is premiering a new series known as Third Thursday Talks. We will be speaking with a wide array of EM community members on topics such as how they found consulting, and deep dives into their areas of expertise. To start the series, here is a discussion on influencer marketing. Ken spoke with Kristen Matthews, … Continue reading Third Thursday Talks | Kristen Matthews on Influencer Marketing

Third Thursday Talks | Adam Duran, “Humble, Hungry, and Smart.”

Third Thursday Talks | Adam Duran, “Humble, Hungry, and Smart.”

EM is premiering a new series known as Third Thursday Talks. We will be speaking with a wide array of EM community members on topics such as how they found consulting, and deep dives into their areas of expertise. To start the series, here is a discussion on how one finds success freelancing. It’s often … Continue reading Third Thursday Talks | Adam Duran, “Humble, Hungry, and Smart.”

How to Understand, Prevent, and Recover From Burnout, a Webinar with Keshawn Hughes

How to Understand, Prevent, and Recover From Burnout, a Webinar with Keshawn Hughes

Burnout is a hot topic in the business world today, and is especially relevant to self-employed workers like contractors. Freelancers and consultants may have already felt isolated professionally before the pandemic, but COVID has added personal isolation to that picture. Additionally, freelancers live with the reality of always having to plan their future work, and … Continue reading How to Understand, Prevent, and Recover From Burnout, a Webinar with Keshawn Hughes

Want Job Security? Here’s Why You Should Consider Freelancing

Want Job Security? Here’s Why You Should Consider Freelancing

I was reading a chapter book to my eight-year-old at bedtime a while ago – a story about a girl named Ruby whose father supports a family of six. Everything gets real all of a sudden when Ruby’s dad loses his job – a reality millions of people are living with since the global pandemic … Continue reading Want Job Security? Here’s Why You Should Consider Freelancing

A Blueprint for the Remote-First Workplace

A Blueprint for the Remote-First Workplace

Remote work is thriving in the marketplace. Upwork reports that 73 percent of all teams will have remote workers by 2028. Forbes recently proclaimed that remote work is standard operating procedure for 50 percent of the U.S. population. And Buffer discovered that 99 percent of current remote workers want to keep working that way, at … Continue reading A Blueprint for the Remote-First Workplace

Beyond Butts in Seats: How Marketers Can Capitalize on the Future of Work

Beyond Butts in Seats: How Marketers Can Capitalize on the Future of Work

Every week, EM Marketing sends out an email recruiting for a wide variety of marketing positions on behalf of our clients, most of which are tech firms. A significant percentage of these are in Silicon Valley, where we are supposedly inventing the future, and the future of work.  Doing this matchmaking work, we get to … Continue reading Beyond Butts in Seats: How Marketers Can Capitalize on the Future of Work

Workers of the World Delight — A Rallying Cry for Happiness at Work, Just in Time for May Day

Workers of the World Delight — A Rallying Cry for Happiness at Work, Just in Time for May Day

May Day is an international holiday most of us know about, but few of us bother to recognize. It’s principally concerned with the welfare of the working classes, pay, benefits, labor conditions, though for many Americans, the holiday is more closely associated with maypole dances, rowdy worker protests, and even the old Soviet Union. Red … Continue reading Workers of the World Delight — A Rallying Cry for Happiness at Work, Just in Time for May Day

Why Translating Your Full-Time Salary to a Consulting Rate Is Short-Sighted

Why Translating Your Full-Time Salary to a Consulting Rate Is Short-Sighted

I’ve talked to many people who would like to shift from doing full-time salaried work at companies to becoming their own boss. Having been on the journey myself, I say go for it — you’ll find consulting very rewarding. I also say it’s the Future of Work. A common question we get from new consultants … Continue reading Why Translating Your Full-Time Salary to a Consulting Rate Is Short-Sighted

Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 5: How to Bring Out Creativity and Strategic Thinking

Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 5: How to Bring Out Creativity and Strategic Thinking

Editor’s Note: In a previous blog, Ken Chen says it’s possible to work from anywhere as a consultant. All it takes is some imagination, the right client, and the will to go for it. Take it from Erica Lee, a marketing strategist who decided to move to a farm and carve a more natural, healthy lifestyle in … Continue reading Freedom to Work Anywhere, Part 5: How to Bring Out Creativity and Strategic Thinking