With the “Gig” economy booming, hiring outside consultants has quite fashionable these days. Even smaller companies and startups are hiring them. However, are they worth the price? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of hiring a business consultant, especially for a smaller venture.
Outsourcing is becoming more common as companies strive for efficiency and outsourcing allows for a fluid workforce that can be sized to accommodate more or less work volume. In 2014, U.S. manufacturing outsourced 53% of their work while IT services outsourced 43%, R&D was outsourced 38% of the time, Distribution 26% and Call or help centers 12%. This does not mean that all of those jobs went overseas. Some outsourcing occurs as larger companies hire smaller more specialized companies to perform portions of specific tasks.
Every year at least one politician or businessman has their career torpedoed by an interview nightmare. Just last week Labour immigration spokesman Chris Bryant ducked out of several interviews after fearing the repercussions from his ‘botched immigration speech’. Jeremy Paxman is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. He has worked for the BBC since 1977, and […]
Small Business Outsourcing- Outsourcing is largely thought of as a corporate practice, but the truth is that any business of any size can benefit from hiring agencies to take care of various things. Very few tasks need to be done on-site anymore, and it’s almost always cheaper to let someone else handle it than it […]
Outsourcing in Business Few situations are more unpleasant in business than finding yourself faced with the dreaded spectre of insolvency. Unfortunately, this situation is by no means uncommon. On the contrary, recently released figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have revealed that the number of insolvency court appointments has been on a steady rise from […]