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Forum news

03 Jul 2020

Headcount contraction expected

The gap between contraction and expansion is beginning to narrow for activity and new workflow according to the Forum's monthly tracker, but remains flat for headcount at nearly 40 percentage points. Also, only 11% of firms are expecting a dip in income of 30% or more compared with 56% in April, and those expecting no dip in income has increased from 7% to 16%.

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29 Jun 2020

Re-tuning your firm

After 15 episodes of ‘Sharing Challenges’, ‘Re-tuning your firm’ is the new theme from 3 July. Many organisations wait for a storm to abate. Smart firms treat adverse conditions as though they were in a Formula 1 pitstop. They use the time to fine-tune everything. That way, they and their car are as ready as possible for the new normal. The agenda and conversational style remain the same as previous shows.

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18 Jun 2020

Equity partner review and reward systems

Michael Roch, Head of Consulting at Performance Leader, explores effective performance reviews, and how exceptional contribution to clients or management of the business is best rewarded.

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03 Jun 2020

Marketplace launched

Developed in partnership with the Consultancy Procurement Council and the PM Forum, the Professional Services Marketplace is based on two simple observations: every professional firm is both a client and a supplier - and requires suitable tools for both roles - and making a start is usually the most difficult part of a relationship.

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Re-tuning your firm

Management Team Together

Re-tuning your firm

Friday 10 July 2020

Member-only roundtable

Knowledge, Innovation & Technology

Member-only roundtable

Tuesday 14 July 2020

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Management Team Together

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Wednesday 15 July 2020

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