There are hundreds if not thousands of hr consulting firm out there, and each of them differ in terms of service. If you desire to engage their services, it might be best that you make up your mind on the kind of requirement you need for you to be effective in your selection. Taking into consideration the size of the investment you are likely to make and the potential impact on your business, this process may be as important as hiring big officials in your business. Officials like a senior manager or partner, hence you should invest appropriate effort in making the choice.
Get relevant information from them
Make sure you carefully think about the process you wish to use in the selection, as well as the kind of information you hand the consultancy beforehand, this will enable their presentation to address important issues that are relevant to you.
Carefully choose the right selection Process
Coaching has been one of the fastest growing areas in the field of HR consultancy. If you have a strong sense that this area of expertise is needed in your organization make sure to consider all other things involved in choosing a consultant to work as a coach/mentor. In other words, you ensure that you are using the right kind of process in the selection process and make sure that both parties felt they could work productively together. It is also important that the HR director trust the coach and is convinced that the coach had the credibility and experience to be successful in the role.
You can always develop your selection process that is tailored to your desired plan, but for guidance, your selection process should ideally look like this:
- Identify the exact issue to be addressed with the CEO
- Identify firms who experienced working successfully with top managers
- Inquire about these consultancies to know how they work in general terms as well as how they would approach the specific issue, and what their cost.
- Write a shortlist of two or three candidates based on the information above
- Interview the chosen candidates on this list and arrange a meeting with the CEO.
- The CEO selects
- Give the selected consultant a more in-depth briefing about the business.
- Review if there are possible reservations about the possible success of the relationship and/or assignment
- Once no reservations are given, come up with any necessary contractual arrangements, and arrange the first session.
Other client testimonials
In selecting the right HR consultancy for your business, you may need information on the previous consultancy experience of other clients. Previous client’s views about the consultant will be useful in your hiring process. Although obtaining such views will also entail discussing the similarities and differences between the two contexts, and strengths and weaknesses of the consultant as perceived by your clients. The next thing to do is to filter this information through your knowledge of the situation and your preferred ways of doing work.