All kinds of organisation can benefit from specialist consultancy services, from SMEs to plcs all across the private, public and third sectors. Whether it’s Health and Safety, HR and Employment or ISO Management Systems consultancy, expert advice can help you to perform at the highest level by protecting your brand, improving productivity, reducing risk and creating a more positive, engaged workforce.
Specialist consultancy means that you get an expert opinion that’s tailored specifically to the needs of your business. Whether you decide on ad hoc advice or ongoing support, having an expert consultant review your business situation enables you gain insight into precisely what your business needs to comply with legal requirements, fill any gaps and maintain and boost performance.
We’ve outlined four key advantages of specialist consultancy services below. Take a look and see how your business could benefit.
An important benefit of consultancy is the fact that it can considerably reduce your business costs.
Firstly and perhaps most obviously, Health and Safety consultancy can reduce the risk and actuality of accidents and incidents in your organisation. As a result, your company can avoid the serious human and business cost of workplace injuries, fatalities and potential litigation. For SMEs in particular, these costs can have a devastating effect on business continuity, so reducing the likelihood is a worthwhile investment in itself. Controlling risk may also help to lower insurance premiums, potentially saving your business even more.
In addition, by creating a safer working environment, workforce productivity and efficiency is given room to improve, both of which reduce business costs in turn. If there is a reduction in the rate of accidents, incidents and ill health, then absences are reduced.
By taking care of your staff, you send a clear and important message. It shows your employees that you value their safety and wellbeing, which has a positive impact on confidence and morale. It also helps to protect your brand and improve your business’ reputation with clients and potential investors.
Creating a safe environment for your employees inspires a better focus and improved productivity. You could achieve this by ensuring those with physical jobs receive the correct training and by putting safety systems in place. If your workplace is more office-based, then this can be achieved by implementing stress management programmes or investing in ergonomic equipment to aid employee comfort and health.
Employees will be appreciative of your efforts to look after them, which earns their loyalty and is less likely to result in valuable staff leaving the company to work elsewhere. All of these benefits help to boost short and long-term financial gains.
Improve your awareness of legal requirements with consultancy and be reassured that your business is fully compliant.
No business needs to suffer the confusion, concerns and costs that legal compliance can cause. By having an expert consultant review your business, any worries can be assuaged. Audits and inspections allow expert eyes to review the situation, with documents, staff and processes all undergoing thorough checks to ensure that they comply with current standards. The peace of mind that this brings can be invaluable. If anything is found to be amiss then you’ll have the opportunity to correct it.
Consultancy can help you to manage your business more effectively than ever before, which can in turn inspire growth. ISO Management Systems in particular way are an ideal way to help you achieve business development goals.
If you’re not meeting the required Health and Safety or Management standards, then business clients may not be able to offer you contracts and your business could struggle to win or retain work, particularly with regard to larger or government contracts as most of these are won only by organisations that show effective management systems.
It’s a way to encourage investment as clients are more willing to put money on businesses that are well managed. This applies to both large businesses and smaller ones.
What consultancy service is right for you?
Health & Safety Services help to create a safer, more attractive workplace with reduced costs, improved productivity and an enhanced reputation.
HR & Employment Services lend professional support to help you achieve the best organisational design for your business. It can also help you to develop your leadership team, and keep employees motivated should they be facing a period of change.
ISO Management Systems help your business to gain a competitive advantage. Having these in place enables you to build your reputation as a responsible employer and win business from large organisations.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our consultancy services could help your business, take a look at our website, where you’ll find case studies, consultancy packages and more information. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our team,