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Of all possible job titles, "Consultant" must be the most ambiguous. Not only is there the obvious vast differentiation of consultants by functional specialty, there is also tremendous differentiation by role. Where some consultants are needed for just a few hours; others may become permanent members of a management team. EO specialises in filling consulting roles that are hands-on and implementation oriented rather than consultants who mainly provide analysis and recommendations – although we can fill those roles too.
We tend to refer to the types of consultants that are more delivery focussed as 'Interim Managers', and the interim managers we have in our network typically have 10+ years in senior leadership across a variety of functions. As a result they have a wealth of experience to bring, and an intimate understanding of what is needed to be successful within a change program or project.
Our candidates are focused on the end results for your business and they are well aware of the importance of responding quickly and delivering to your deadlines.
Our global netowrks contain more than 13,000 consultants who have skills and experience in a wide array of capacities, working with our clients as interim managers, project and programme managers and individuals who can strategise, plan and deliver effective change management.
Our consultants include specialists in every management function and industry specialists ranging across:
Our consultants can:
- Work inside your organisation to deliver or implement a key, yet labour-intensive management task, such as opening a new factory, integrating an acquisition, closing a facility, launching a product, or installing a new IT system.
- Take on an advisory project, working with your staff to gather information, preparing conclusions and recommendations, then staying on to help with implementation.
- Work alongside an employee or internal team who are being asked to produce a new initiative, providing coaching, insight, and an extra pair of hands.
- Step into the shoes of a manager or executive who has abruptly departed, owning and progressing that person’s responsibilities until they return or a replacement is found.
Our candidates can be a particularly cost-effective solution when employed in assignments having consistent duration and on-site presence. The big consultancies charge upwards of £17,000 per day for a team of consultants, highly qualified and with deep consulting experience, but possibly without direct experience relevant to your own situation. The price per person may range up to £several thousand for a partner, down to £high hundreds for very junior team members. Individual freelance consultants price themselves knowing that a typical engagement may only comprise a few days or weeks, and so also tend to charge more.
By contrast, our interim management consultants are available at rates beginning at £400 per day, on up to £1,500+ for vey experienced candidates. Depending on the nature of the work, many are happy to consider incentive-based compensation, deferring a portion of their fee to the successful delivery of objectives.
Our consultant recruitment terms charge no major up-front fees; you only pay us when you engage a consultant we introduce to you, with our fee structured as margin contained in their day rate.