Keeping a distance

Keeping a distance

Although there are obviously brilliant things about working inside an organisation, one of the things I like most about self-employed HR consultancy for small businesses is the bit of distance you get. Here’s what I mean: No involvement in politics With the best will...
Removing guesswork

Removing guesswork

If you’re considering self-employment, do you actually know what to do? How will you run your business on a day to day basis? Do you know what your priorities should be? Do you know how you’ll get work? Of course doing bags of research is vital, regardless of how much...
Demonstrating value

Demonstrating value

Getting clients as a self-employed HR professional is one thing, but if you want to keep them it’s crucial they feel they are getting value from your services. That doesn’t mean feeling they are getting a cheap deal, it means ensuring they feel that they are...
Clients who really want you there!

Clients who really want you there!

There are many fantastic things about being a self-employed HR consultant, and I talked about our top ten a short while ago, but something I was discussing in more detail with someone recently was the difference in attitude I’ve found to HR. I’m realistic, and...
Time is money

Time is money

I wrote last week about how our marketing model is based around professionals who have very little time, and making sure time they spend marketing is as time-effective as possible. I then started thinking wider about the time saving concept, and actually, reflecting...
Seeing businesses grow

Seeing businesses grow

Our consultants are continually telling us that one of the best bits about HR consultancy for small businesses is seeing their clients’ businesses grow and develop, and being part of their success. It’s very exciting seeing a business succeed and the business owner’s...