Three Truths About Working With An HR Consultant

Submitted by Dawn on 12th January 2017

HR Consultant, business consultancy, quality HR Consultancy, employment legislation

If you’re thinking about working with an HR Consultant, then you probably want to know what the working relationship is really going to look like. 

You’ve checked out the website, the LinkedIn profiles and the social media sites, and hopefully you’ll be feeling pretty optimistic about the whole thing.

But what’s the real truth behind the marketing hype? Here, we’re going to reveal three things that you probably really don’t want to hear about working with an HR Consultant! 

We can’t fix your problems overnight 

It would be great to have a magic wand, however, the reality here is that employment legislation, human behaviour, and company cultures can be complex, and it isn’t always possible to fix deep-rooted problems overnight. 

We’ll need to get to know you and your business, and really understand what’s going on.  It’s important that we manage everyone’s expectations and work together to make real and tangible progress to enable you to move forward. 

We can tell when you’re withholding information 

Let’s face the facts here… If everything was running according to plan in your business, you probably wouldn’t be calling on our services. Though we often work with exceptional leaders who are eager to go above and beyond the call of duty, a lot of our clients approach us because they need help with navigating through difficult or turbulent times. 

For us to be able to give you the support you need though, it’s important that you’re completely honest with us, and share the full details of your circumstances. If you don’t, then there’ll inevitably be a period during which we’re simply skirting around the surface issues! In your consultations with us, we’ll ask all the right questions so we can unearth the details that we need. We appreciate your honesty! 

Buy cheap, buy twice 

It’s always sensible to keep a keen eye on your budget, but going for the cheapest option can often mean that you won’t get the level of service that you really need. We keep our rates affordable, but we don’t strive to be the cheapest! Simply put, when you invest in quality consultancy, you get better results. 

We’re happy to offer a no-obligation consultation, so you can find out more about how we might be able to assist you, the kind of results that we can help you to achieve, and what the process is likely to look like in practical terms. 

If you would like to find out more, please fill in the Contact Form to the right of the screen or give us a call on 01604 763494.