The 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Consultants

Consultants come from a wide range of industries, professions, experience and background, so when you are selecting a consultant, make sure that you carry out a full assessment and evaluation first.

Here are 7 of the most common mistakes when hiring a consultant:

  1. Have a legal agreement. 
    Make sure you have a legal agreement which binds you and the consultant to achieving certain objectives within a certain time frame.  The agreement will set out the responsibilities expected from each party and saves headaches later on if there is disagreement.
  1. Clarify the job. 
    Set out clearly what the project is going to be and agree on each step that the consultant has to follow.  Many problems will arise if you and the consultant are not clear on the contract requirements or the result each expects to have achieved.
  1. Clarify the rate. 
    Be clear on the rate that you have to pay for the services rendered by the consultant.  Make sure you are given an approximate quote based on the time taken to do ...

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