Consultants usually provide references from previous tasks. They referred, can the client companies with less than a successful outcome does not include. Inputs from these companies can prove invaluable in choosing the right consultant for your business.
If the consultant does not provide you with references, ask for them. If the work is done for those customers according to your needs, a reference that can provide valuable information about the consulting work, management ability, skills, attitudes and so on.
Ask for references if they are completely satisfied with the work and the desired outcome of the mission. If they are satisfied, find out why. If they are not satisfied, find out why. Check more than one or two references to obtain a balanced perspective of the consultant’s skills and abilities.
Check with clients who are not registered by the consultant. Taking the time and effort to locate and contact with their customers. They may have insights that are not provided by the customer is more satisfied with.
Personal account manager to work with customers to explain the requirements of consulting projects and ensuring that only the company’s consultants and / or persons with experience and skill levels will be considered relevant, provides the best option for success.