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Tips to be Organized and Confident in your New Contracting Role

  Contractors face unique challenges when starting a new assignment. If you feel overwhelmed, for example, it may be a problem with your organizational or communication skills. You may be spending too much time in your own head and not enough time communicating with your manager about progress on current projects and expectations for new…
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Five Tips to Stay Happy and Engaged in Your Job

  At some point in their careers, many employees find even the greatest job a bit lackluster. As we get more competent in our roles, we run the risk of redundancy and complacency. Here are five things you can do to avoid burn out and stay happy and engaged in your job. 1. Do a…
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PFES Named as Top 50 Program Management Firm by Engineering News-Record

Firm also recognized as a Largest US Construction Management/PM-for-Fee Firms Chicago, Illinois (July 6, 2020) — PFES, a premier provider of strategic consulting services for the energy and utility sectors and part of The Planet Group, continues its market expansion with recognition by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Top 50 Program Management Firms.…
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The Planet Group Appoints Pete Byer as Chief Technology Officer

  CHICAGO, IL (Jun. 11, 2020) — The Planet Group (“Planet”), a leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, announced today that Pete Byer has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer. Byer joins the company with 25 years of technology experience. Bob Scalise, Planet’s previous CTO, will step back from day-to-day management…
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Support & Guidance for the New Normal: Responding to COVID-19

  Many have asked how The Planet Group and our divisions, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to broadening our services to help clients staff needed positions to protect essential workers and re-open workplaces, we put a plan in place to ensure service continuity and longevity. Here’s more information. If there’s anything we…
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Best Practices for Remote Workers

  Remote work has become more common over the last couple of years, but the reality of our current climate has forced the vast majority of the workforce to figure out how to be productive on the fly. Here are some tips that we have learned over the years that will help you maintain your…
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Hiring Timeline for a Successful Pharmaceutical Commercialization

  For any pharmaceutical company, launching a new drug is an extensive process, and absolutely critical to plan for effectively. According to top industry studies, developing a drug (that gains marketing approval) costs drug developers $2.6 billion on average.
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The Planet Group Announces Agreement to Acquire WinterWyman, a Leading Staffing Firm in the Northeastern U.S. Market

  The Planet Group (“Planet”), a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners and leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire WinterWyman, a leading staffing provider specializing in Technology, Finance & Admin and Human Resources.
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The Secrets to Increasing Employee Retention and Engagement

  At The Planet Group, we love imparting useful knowledge and wisdom that we’ve picked up during our 20 years in business. As a result, we’ve discovered there is one not-so-secret and very effective way to increase employee engagement and retention.     Here’s the truth: it all starts with your people.     If…
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The 4 RPO Models and Which is Right for You

    Have you noticed how the job market is becoming tougher to navigate? As of 2019, nearly three-quarters of employers (73%) experience difficulty in finding appropriately skilled candidates.     Currently, 75% of the global workforce are passive candidates, which means that they aren’t actively seeking work. On top of this, there’s a tremendous…
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