10 reasons to hire a consultant...
1. A consultant may be hired because of his or her expertise.
2. A consultant may be hired to identify problems. Sometimes employees are too close to a problem inside an organization to identify it.
3. A consultant may be hired to supplement the staff. Sometimes a business discovers that it can save thousands of dollars a week by hiring consultants when they are needed, rather than hiring full-time employees.
4. A consultant may be hired to act as a catalyst. A consultant may be brought in to "get the ball rolling."
5. A consultant may be hired to provide much-needed objectivity. A good consultant provides an objective, fresh viewpoint-without worrying about what people in the organization might think about the results and how they were achieved.
6. A consultant may be hired to teach employees any number of different skills, and be ready to teach new clients what they need to stay competitive.
7. A consultant may be hired to do the "dirty work." Let's face it: No one wants to be the person who has to make cuts in the staff or to eliminate an entire division.
8. A consultant may be hired to bring new life to an organization. At one time or another, most businesses need someone to administer "first aid" to get things rolling again.
9. A consultant may be hired to create a new business.
10. A consultant may be hired to influence other people. A consultant can do most of your networking for you.
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