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Where Talent Matters | A Bold Faced Blog Series … Meet Gretchen Hirsch

9/1/2013   Our Ashton Associates are great at what they do – that goes without saying. But terrific consultants are so much more than the work they do and we love to find out what other talents and passions motivate them away from the office. Read More


The World is Going Freelance – But Should You? 

The World is Going Freelance – But Should You?

8/30/2013   Increasing numbers of workers are opting for, or being encouraged into, the freelance life. While all this sounds very positive for businesses that rely on independent workers, is that only one part of the picture? Not every job is suited to the independent or remote model. There will always be jobs where employees need to physically be in the same place at the same time and not everyone wants or is suited to the independent life. Read More


On the Lookout | A Bold Faced Blog Series … Meet Greg Webb

8/23/2013   Ashton212 is lucky to have access to some really big business brains—our Lookout Team. This month, we introduce Greg Webb. Read More


Introducing Inclusivity Choice™

8/20/2013   For decades corporate America has found attracting, nurturing, promoting and retaining diverse talent to be a challenge, leaving an ongoing void in mid- to senior-level positions. Ashton212 has a uniquely different way of envisioning a diverse workforce. Read More


The Connected Consultant

8/15/2013   We know that a strong business network is invaluable to building a consulting career. But not just any network. A strong business network means being connected with the right people and engaging with those contacts on a reasonably frequent or regular basis. Read More


Ashton212 Select Charity – First Place for Youth

8/1/2013   Here at Ashton212, we’re proud to support the work of First Place for Youth, and you can too at First Place for Youth. Read More


The Power of Teams 

The Power of Teams (Part 1)

7/29/2013   You’ve probably never heard of Charles Batcheldor, John Kreusi, Ludwig Boehm or Francis Upton, but it was their teamwork under the great Thomas Edison that led to an astonishing stream of breakthrough technologies and products including the phonograph and the light bulb. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine that Steve Jobs could have built Apple to its current success without those early days alongside the four man research team that came up with the original Macintosh computer, a turning point in the history of personal computing. Read More


Workforce Planning in the Age of the Consultant

7/23/2013   Figures shared by the Freelancers Union suggest that one-third of the workforce is self-employed or provides some form of contingent work. That number is increasing and recent studies suggest the proportion could hit 40 percent by the end of the decade. That's good news for consultants but it will also affect workforce planning for many businesses. Read More


Step Away from the Office 

Step Away from the Office!

7/15/2013   If you're a consultant, finding a good time for a vacation can seem impossible. Sheila takes a look at the good reasons why you should book that time off. Read More


Do the Right Thing

7/9/2013   Mary Ann takes a look at whether consultants are bound by more than legal agreements and the role of ethics in building a consulting practice. Read More


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