Finding a good, reliable consultant can be worth its weight in gold. One challenge is that hiring a good consultant is difficult primarily due to a dearth of information about the person. Not surprisingly, the penalties for selecting the wrong one can be high and may involve disrupting the permanent workforce, incurring excessive charges, and applying incorrect advice.

Selecting a good consultant offers several benefits, including gaining invaluable advice and insights, accumulating productivity gains, and avoiding high overhead attributed to hiring permanent staff.

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