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What to Look for In HR Consulting

Posted On Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Author: David Armitage (Technical Director)

As the digital age keeps evolving, online data grows. Organizations rely on it for hiring, recruiting, and retention practices. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 46 percent of newly hired employees have to be let go within 18 months.

89 percent of them are let go for their lack of ‘trainability,' and 11 percent lack the relevant skills for their jobs. All companies need HR professionals to ensure that they always have the perfect fit for their advertised positions. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for an HR consultant.

1. Credible Background

The background of an HR consultancy services determines its credibility. When looking into different consulting alternatives, nothing is more important than experience. A consultant is only as valuable as their experience regarding clients' needs.

If you are passionate about HR, you want to work with a team that understands its business. Resumes are great but they aren’t enough. Check to ensure that members of the team are accredited and that they are experienced as well.

The right consultancy firms have diverse team members. Their history is well-documented and the leaders have a record of success. Those who have no experience in corporate or business environments may not fit in the positions.

2. Trustworthiness

All relationships are founded on trust and yours with a consulting firm isn't different. If you cannot trust them, you shouldn't work with them. You should trust that their values are in line with yours and that they are just as committed to the industry as you are. The best HR consulting services can be trusted to meet the stated goals. They follow project plans and are available for hire when needed. The representatives who are in charge of making important decisions should be available to address major concerns.

3. Question, Question, Question

Asking the right questions will give you perspective. Some firms specialize in certain areas and may be better for your career goals than others. The most important questions to ask include;
• What services do you offer?
• What general credentials do consultants need?                                                                                                                                                                                • What are your core values?
• How much experience do you have?
HR professionals who do not ask the right questions are likely to get stuck in unpleasant work environments.
Working in HR is wonderful and finding the right partner to work with is the icing on the cake. Like with any other profession, all HR employees must have a system to pick the right employers. If you are interested in connecting with HR management programs, give us a call today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: David Armitage (Technical Director)

10 Years+ experience building software, job boards, and websites for the recruitment industry.

Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation, a technical review of your website, or information regarding the services we offer.

You can reach me at david@recsitedesign.com or find me on LinkedIn.