Consulting In All Spheres Of Businesses
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Consulting in all spheres of businesses

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Consulting combines critical and creative thinking with an extremely objective mindset devoid of any agendas, preconceived notions or assumptions. It requires a certain rather unique way of looking at the world that involves asking lots of questions. It isn’t about number crunching or sharing a solution that worked in the past. It isn’t about knowing a lot about a specific industry. It is a unique way of observation and deep reflections that can uncover the cause and effect relationships behind what is happening and then figure out how to address it.

Consulting as a career

Consulting careers have gained lot of momentum since the information technology boom of the 1990s. The fundamental nature has also undergone a turnaround since the year 2000. Any project execution or product development or for that matter any domain, such as accounting, human resources, finance or industries requires individuals specialised in a skill set not easily found among the employees of the organisation.

Consultant and Consultancy

A consultant is an experienced individual that is trained to analyse and advise a client in order to help the client make the best possible choices. The practice of giving expert advice within a particular field, esp. business is termed as consultancy service.

The term consultant it is often prefixed with the type of business or domain in which the consultant offers services like the enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialist is called ERP consultants or information technology (IT) specialist as IT consultant and so on.

Types of Consultants In the business, and as of recently the private sphere, the most commonly found consultants are:

  • Strategy Consultants: Work on the development and improvements of organisational strategy along with Senior Management in many industries.
  • Human Resources or HR Consultants: Provide expertise around employment practice and people management.
  • Internet Consultants: Specialists in business use of the internet and keep them self up to date with new and changed capabilities offered by the web.
  • Process Consultants: Specialists in the design or improvement of operational processes and can be specific to the industry or sector.
  • Public Relations or PR Consultants: Deal specifically with Public Relations matters external to the client / organisation and often engaged on a semi-permanent basis by larger organisations to provide input and guidance.
  • Information Technology Consultants: Assist in many disciplines such as Computer Hardware, Software Engineering or Networks.

Some more insight on HR Consultants and how they differ from Recruitment Consultants

Human resource consultancy is an $18.4 billion industry that has emerged from management consulting and addresses human resource management tasks and decisions.

HR consultancy has a wide scope as they assist not only in attracting talented individuals, but also in developing systems to manage and reward current employees, and evaluating employee satisfaction. They can also help companies select cost-effective employee healthcare plans and benefit programs, and can offer advice on how to manage employees in a merger and acquisition situation.

However, recruitment consultancy is an employment agency which has a limited scope of finding jobs for people seeking them and finding people to fill particular jobs.