Search Savvy: It’s about momentum

This article first appeared in The Zweig Letter (ISSN 1068-1310) Issue # 989 Originally published 1/7/2013 Employ these three tactics in your selection process and you’re likely to begin seeing significant improvements in talent acquisition efforts. The American Heritage Dictionary defines momentum as, “The tendency of a moving object to continue moving along a particular [...]

Editorial: Copy success

This article first appeared in The Zweig Letter (ISSN 1068-1310) Issue # 987 Originally published 12/17/2012 See what more successful firms than yours are doing, straight from ZweigWhite’s surveys. We’re down to the end of the year now and everyone seems to be working on their business planning. Part of that process usually involves benchmarking [...]

PM Perspectives: Project management resolutions for 2012

By Christine Brack Principal, Business Planning Consulting Many firms are glad to be leaving 2011 behind and are casting a warmer, more positive outlook to the New Year. Other firms claim they enjoyed moderate success but are nonetheless planning on making good changes throughout their business. Transitioning from year to year always brings resolutions to [...]

Is Cash Really King?

Press Release: November 8, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (November 8, 2011) – Take cue Apple. Holding on to too much cash can be perilous for business enterprises, not the least design firms. An article in the Nov. 7 issue of The Zweig Letter, ZweigWhite’s weekly management publication, reveals that architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms [...]

PM Perspectives: Project Management at the Best Firms

By Christine Brack Principal, Business Planning Consulting ZweigWhite Our Best Firms To Work For Summit, held in San Diego in late September, celebrated the firms with the best work environments, commitment to strong values, dedication to professional development, and consistent leadership through these tough times. Part of my job is to scour through the survey [...]

WK Dickson Announced as Winner of the 2011 A/E Philanthropy Award

Press Release: October 28, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 28, 2011) – To recognize philanthropic efforts and acknowledge those in the A/E industry who are making a difference for the greater good, ZweigWhite and Deltek, Inc. announced WK Dickson, a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in community infrastructure solutions, based in Charlotte, N.C., as the winner of [...]

Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award

Press Release: October 27, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 27, 2011) – H. Kit Miyamoto Ph.D., S.E., often comes to face with death, emotional devastation, cholera, hurricanes, earthquake aftershocks and an array of dangerous situations – all in the name of his personal mission: to save the world.  His outstanding accomplishments and personal courage make him [...]

Living Expenses for Firms in the A/E Industry Fell in 2011

 Press Release: October 21, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 21, 2011) – Goodbye to that swanky Midtown office space? Architecture, engineering, planning and environmental firms are spending less than previous years on rent and utilities. These “living expenses,” calculated per employee and as a percentage of the total budget, decreased from 2010 to 2011, reveals the [...]

Top Firms in the A/E industry have different marketing tactics and results

Press Release: October 18, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (October 18 , 2011) – The fastest growing firms in the design industry are relying on traditional methods to achieve marketing results. According to the ZweigWhite’s 2011-12 Successful Firm Survey of Architecture, Engineering, Planning & Environmental Consulting Firms, both “fast-growth” and “very high-profit firms” rely on more traditional [...]

Search Savvy: Relocation – An under-valued recruiting tool

By Jeremy Clarke Director, Executive Search Consulting ZweigWhite Getting top talent is still a critical priority… even in this economic environment. How so? Well, because business needs are still evolving, and employee turnover is still an unavoidable reality. All of this creates a demand for talent; albeit at a lesser level than four years ago. [...]