Eliassen Group | December 24, 2021
Eliassen Group, LLC, a strategic consulting and talent solutions firm, has acquired Fidato Partners, LLC, an accounting & finance, risk management & transformation, and IT consulting company headquartered in the greater Philadelphia area.
Eliassen Group is a leading professional services firm focused on strategic consulting and talent services in multiple areas, including Agile consulting, cloud services, risk management, and business optimization, as well as life sciences consulting and IT talent solutions. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Reading, Massachusetts, Eliassen Group is positioned for continued long-term success with a commitment to positively impacting the lives of their employees, clients, consultants, and the communities in which they operate.
This acquisition of Fidato will bring expanded solutions that complement Eliassen Group's business consulting capabilities – notably their risk management and business optimization offerings, while also bolstering their professional services practice. Furthermore, their clients will benefit from the deep knowledge of the Fidato Partners team, which has expertise in technical accounting and reporting, systems selection, implementation and support, financial planning and analysis, finance transformation, risk and controls, and project management.
Founded in 2010, Fidato Partners provides proven and trusted business consulting and recruiting services in risk management & transformation, accounting & finance, and information technology, enabling companies to achieve greater growth and performance by filling critical resource and knowledge gaps. Serving a variety of industries, Fidato Partners takes pride in raising the standard for professional services through a full commitment to their clients' success.
"A strategic partnership with Eliassen Group provides the entire Fidato Partners team with an unequalled opportunity for growth, With a wide range of comprehensive capabilities and a vast geographical presence, Eliassen has solidified their place in the consulting and talent solutions business, and we're thrilled to have this opportunity to introduce these capabilities to our clients."
-Fidato Partners CEO and Co-Founder John Rapchinski.
"Fidato Partners are fully dedicated to their clients' success, which fits perfectly into the values we live by at Eliassen, Their thriving accounting & finance and risk management & transformation service offerings enable Eliassen to better empower our clients to protect and sustain their success," adds Scott Cordeiro, Executive Vice President of Professional Services. "We are excited about adding their strengths to our own to achieve exponential growth while continuing to serve our communities."
-Dave MacKeen, CEO of Eliassen Group.
About Fidato Partners
Fidato Partners provides proven and trusted business consulting and recruiting services in accounting & finance, risk & transformation, and information technology, enabling companies to achieve greater growth and performance by filling critical resource and knowledge gaps. Our unique business model, which includes a full range of consulting, interim staffing, and recruiting services, allows us to seamlessly place the right resource for every situation to ensure the highest level of quality and service is delivered every time to our clients.
About Eliassen Group
Eliassen Group provides strategic consulting and talent solutions to drive our clients' innovation and business results. Our purpose is to positively impact the lives of our employees, clients, consultants, and the communities in which we operate. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in talent solutions, life sciences consulting, Agile consulting, cloud services, risk management, business optimization, and managed services enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, Massachusetts, and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence and deep networks, as well as national reach.
Public Consulting Group | December 20, 2021
Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced new action and additional measures to support and engage employees as the pandemic continues.
This week, the firm provided a $1,000 stipend to each of its nearly 3,000 employees to assist with COVID-related personal, family, or living expenses. This marks the second time PCG has provided financial resources to all employees to offset the impacts of COVID. The stipend is in addition to the traditional Holiday bonus employees receive.
Full office openings have also been postponed indefinitely as PCG prioritizes safety and flexibility for its nearly 3,000 employees. Specifically, the firm is using technological resources to identify and support new options to design and sustain a hybrid workplace for its workforce. These options include a desk reservation system that enables employees to decide when and how they physically go into a PCG office to work, and to facilitate social distancing.
PCG is taking the celebration of its 35th year in business fully virtual and providing every employee with $35 toward the lunch of their choice during the virtual event.
"The safety and well-being of our people is our first priority. The pandemic has created new personal and professional responsibilities for our employees and we have responded with creativity to support our people at home and at work. The past 18 months have tested many long-held assumptions at PCG, and one we now recognize as a fact is that PCG's sense of community and culture of innovation do not rely on the physical presence of our people, they are activated wherever our people are. We will continue to support that. PCG employees work effectively from everywhere, "There's no reason we cannot also come together in celebration from everywhere."
-PCG Founder and CEO William Mosakowski
Founded in 1986, PCG has grown over 35 years to nearly 3,000 people across the U.S., Canada, and Europe and has galvanized them around a commitment to helping public sector organizations make life better for people. The company marks its 35-year anniversary this month. An in-person celebration had been planned for the event, but the company decided to take the celebration virtual in the wake of a new pandemic strain.
Ripplematch recently named PCG among the Next Gen 100 Top Workplaces, featuring companies and organizations that invest in programs, benefits, and culture that promote personal and professional success. In conjunction with the ranking, Ripplematch issued What GenZ Wants, a report on what GenZ values in a workplace. Flexibility is chief among valued benefits.
PCG has made significant contributions to combatting COVID-19 as a trusted partner to public health authorities for contact tracing services in several states: New York, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and South Carolina.
About Public Consulting Group
Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG employs over 2,500 professionals worldwide—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm has extensive experience in all 50 states, clients in six Canadian provinces, and a growing practice in Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector.
DevOps Institute | January 28, 2022
DevOps Institute, a professional member association and certification authority for advancing the human elements of DevOps, today announced its new Continuing Education Program. DevOps Institute's goal is to foster the spirit of continuous learning for all DevOps humans looking to advance their careers and help lead their organizations toward DevOps maturity. The Continuing Education Program equips certified members with the skills, knowledge, ideas, and learning (SKIL) necessary to stay relevant, optimize emerging trends, and meet their professional goals.
To retain their DevOps Institute certification, individuals will need to renew their certifications every two years by obtaining Continuing Education Units (CEUs). They must also be a Learning Community Member in good standing. Learn more about the Continuing Education Program: devopsinstitute.com/continuing-education
"In today's workplace environment, lifelong learning is essential to all humans, and particularly those in IT undergoing a DevOps journey, The Continuing Education Program offers an extensive selection of activities and opportunities that focus on learning, skills development, staying current with modern practices, and professional growth in the digital age."
-Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute.
The Continuing Education Program benefits individual DevOps professionals and IT organizations in the following ways:
Benefits for Individuals:
Provides greater value to certifications through continuing education credits
Allows individuals to stay competitive with current and most relevant DevOps skills, knowledge, ideas and learning
Supports continuous upskilling that leads to DevOps career advancement opportunities
Demonstrates commitment to professional development to current and potential employers
Boosts resume, personal brand, and marketability to stand out to employers and customers
Increases work productivity and efficiency
Benefits for Organizations:
Enhances employee recruitment and retention – in a competitive hiring market, DevOps professionals want to know that their organization is willing to support and invest in their professional growth
Provides passion and purpose – fostering a culture of continuous learning where work has meaning and purpose
Assists with cross-training and coverage - through learning new or hybrid DevOps skills
Increases team productivity and efficiency
Reduces costs – through reduced downtime, fewer errors, less turnover
How Continuing Education Credits Work
All DevOps Institute certifications expire after two years. To renew a DevOps Institute certification, individuals and organizations must upgrade to DevOps Institute Learning Community Membership and earn the required number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through eligible learning activities before the certification expiration date.
About DevOps Institute
DevOps Institute is a professional member association and certification authority. DevOps Institute's mission is to advance the human elements of DevOps. It is the unifying force of an open and growing professional community of IT practitioners, consultants, talent acquisition and executives helping pave the way to support digital transformation and the New IT.
Mindful Mamas | January 10, 2022
Mindful Mamas, a maternal wellness company that launched its mindfulness app in 2020, today announces the app is now available for employers to offer as an employee benefit. In 2020, 9.8 million working mothers reported feeling burnout¹, proving the importance of nurturing women's mental health.
Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to have a myriad of benefits including, but not limited to, increased focus, job satisfaction, and a positive relationship to work. Mindful Mamas offers over 500 mindfulness, meditation, and self-care practices that help mothers across the entire motherhood continuum from trying to conceive through empty nesting. Practices range from 30 seconds to 20+ minutes and speak to the unique challenges and celebrations of motherhood in today's times.
The Mindful Mamas app offers employers a self-care resource for working parents.
"We hear from working women daily who feel torn between, and exhausted by, the demands of work and motherhood, We understand the harm of portraying mothers as superheroes that 'can do it all' and have made it our mission to not only normalize the hidden experiences of mothers but give them coping tools to help navigate everyday challenges."
-Terra LaRock, founder and CEO of Mindful Mamas.
Recent feedback from those who have used the app indicates that more than 80 percent of mothers reported feeling better or much better after completing a practice in the app. With Mindful Mamas, working mothers can access practical tools to help them get in moments of self-care throughout their day to help them prioritize their own mental well-being with just a click of a button.
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., a healthcare company specializing in neuroscience, nephrology, and digital medicine, was the first employer to ever offer the Mindful Mamas app to its workforce. During the company's open enrollment period for 2022, Otsuka's entire U.S. employee population was provided the option of redeeming a complimentary, one-year subscription to the app for themselves or gift it to a mother in their life.
"Otsuka-people are the heartbeat of our company, and their well-being, both physical and mental, is our number one priority, We are excited to be providing the Mindful Mamas app as a self-care tool to support Otsuka parents in all phases of their journey through parenthood."
-Angela Colon-Mahoney, M.S., vice president of people and business services.
About Mindful Mamas:
Mindful Mamas is a maternal wellness company dedicated to creating happy, healthy, and thriving mothers worldwide. The Mindful Mamas mobile app for iOS and Android offers daily encouragement and teaches moms and moms-to-be how to thrive in motherhood (and life) using mindfulness and self-care practices. Mindful Mamas launched their app in March 2020 and is based in Denver.