The Institute of Consulting today launches a national register of consultants, which the organisation’s head tells Recruiter is designed to take away the risk involved in engaging a consultant.
Stella Bowdell, head of Institute of Consulting, explains that the register is designed to give companies wishing to engage a consultant a “safe place”, where they will be able to look at references for consultants that they will know are bound by the body’s professional code of conduct.
Secondly, Bowdell tells Recruiter
, it gives the consultants “a chance to show what they can do because lots of press is negative… we need to get some good news out there”.
She goes on to say that while there are some recruitment and HR consultants among its membership of 5,500 individuals and around 100 firms, the mainstay is business and management consulting.
The Institute is not looking to make money out of the free-to-use register, but Bowdell does says that at some point in the next few months it would hope to add a function whereby non-members would be able to sign up and register a profile, albeit much reduced compared to that given to members, and would be clearly marked as a non-member.
The body launched as the Institute of Business Consulting in 2007, taking on its current name in 2011. As reported by recruiter.co.uk
, it launched a job board earlier in 2012