SOURCE: Kennedy Information, Inc.

March 02, 2005 13:11 ET

Webinar Series From Kennedy Information Addresses Consulting Firms' Talent Crunch Amid New Operational Necessities

Meeting Recruiting, Compensation Challenges Key to Profitability, Growth

PETERBOROUGH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2005 -- Kennedy Information, Inc., the nation's leading information source for management consultants, has announced a free 2-part Webinar series for the nation's top consulting firms titled "Firm Management Best Practices: Recruitment, Compensation & Profitability." Each part of the Webinar series will include a presentation by a member of Kennedy Information's Research Group and will last for approximately 40-60 minutes. The series is sponsored by SAP for Professional Services, which provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, applications, technology and services for the professional services industry.

Part 1 of the 2-part Webinar series is titled "Recruiting and Compensation Trends in Consulting" and is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. EST. This Webinar will cover compensation and benefits trends in consulting, discuss key issues in managing pay, identify which firms are recognized for their market-leading pay packages, and reveal which pay and benefits practices are most apt to win the hearts and minds of consultants today.

Part 2 is titled "Consulting Firm Profitability" and is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. EST. This Webinar will explore the new ways firms are managing profitability in the face of ever more challenging client demands, including trends in business models and services delivery, operational metrics, and financial metrics.

Kennedy Information's "Firm Management Best Practices" series is designed to address and help solve difficulties currently facing consulting firms. With high turnover forcing new recruiting and compensation policies on one hand, and the demands of increasingly savvy clients for lower project costs and higher ROI on the other, firms face unprecedented pressure on profitability. How leading consulting firms are meeting these challenges will be discussed in the series.

For additional information or to register for the "Firm Management Best Practices: Recruitment, Compensation & Profitability" 2-Part Webinar Series, please visit or e-mail

About Kennedy Information, Inc.

Kennedy Information, Inc., the leading information source on management consulting since 1970, annually publishes The Global Consulting Marketplace, Benchmarks in Management Consulting, and other research reports; the monthly news services Consultants News, Global IT Services Report and Management Consultant International; as well as Consulting Magazine and The Directory of Management Consultants. It also produces annual conferences for thought leaders in consulting and powers the Web portal,

About SAP

Building on over 30 years of experience working with professional-services organizations and providing leading-edge solutions to meet their needs, SAP offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, applications, technology, and services for the professional-services industry. Solutions in the SAP for Professional Services portfolio help organizations serve their clients better and manage their operations more efficiently and profitably.

Contact Information

    Dan Daly
    Business Development Director
    Kennedy Information, Inc.
    800-531-0007 or +1-603-924-0900 ext. 628