ERIC Number: ED307434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Consultancy: Key Strategies and Tactics.
Human resource consultancy as a profession is misunderstood and often justly criticized. There are some standards for excellence in consultancy, and the process of human resource consultancy is at the very heart of training and development. A panel of four employers of consultants shared their views at the 1988 Dallas National Conference of the American Society for Training and Development's Human Resources Development Consultancy Network. The panel discussed 45 issues and dilemmas in client-consultant relationships, covering a variety of consulting roles. Among the recurring themes advanced by panel members were the following: (1) plan for your consultancy relationship; (2) market your services or products specifically; (3) be the expert; and (4) do what you say you'll do. The panelists also dealt with the process of determining the needs of people, groups, and organizations, and meeting them with specific interventions, along with pricing. (The mission statement of the Human Resources Development Network is included in this document.) (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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