Consulting firms are divided into large firms with more than
100 employees, medium sized firms with 20 to 100 employees and
small firms with less than 20 employees. The majority (66%)
of consultants in Canada are employed at large firms, 6% at
medium sized firms and 28% at small firms
to a recent Industry Canada report.
The continuing economic uncertainty within the North American manufacturing
industry increases the demand for consulting services. This demand
will grow as many companies are reluctant to hire additional employees.
Increasing amounts of work will be contracted to consultants as
companies maintain tight control over labour costs. This trend is
also true in the government sector, which is under increasing pressure
to reduce costs by reducing their employment levels.
All market indications show that current trends in manufacturing
will continue to dictate future corporate personnel policies similar
to those of today. Companies must be able to predict changing
market conditions and act swiftly to take advantage of slower
Employing bright, young, recent graduates who also have the benefit
of 20, 30 or more years of experience to draw on make for an unbeatable
combination. A company can then have the best of both conditions,
employees who are able to act swiftly and decisively, without
making the costly mistakes of inexperience.
We will continually expand our services based on industry trends
and changing client needs. Sticking to the plan of maintaining our
low overhead allows us to continue to be quick and flexible in response
to changing requirements. We get feedback from clients and industry
surveys in order to stay as current in the market as possible. The
key markets for consulting services are corporations, governments
of all sizes, crown corporations, hospitals and educational facilities.
Researching the Need for Consultants
Organizations are now realizing that years
of downsizing and job-hopping in the overheated information technology
economy have resulted in the loss of the corporate knowledge base.
In many cases, the users do not really understand the systems that
they are supposed to be using or enhancing." - Paul and Sarah
Edwards, authors of Finding Your Perfect Work
To some people, this is a functional, elegant design.
To others it represents something confusing and not at all comforting
in its simplicity. It is an example of one person's treasure is
another's….well, certainly not treasure. Let our professionals
bridge the two extremes and render order out of confusion. That
is what we do.
One of Funk and Wagnalls' definitions of horizon: "The
bounds or limits of one's observations, knowledge or experience"
Our vision will take us far beyond today's limits.