|Posted by hrs.jmorgan on January 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM|
Today's economy means everything must be viewed from a new perspective. The term "Bang for the Buck" was just a buzzword with little substance over the past 15 to 20 years. Now it's a matter of survival.
In the past, when firms required outside assistance with start-up, new challenges or maintenance of old challenges, they hired consultants for on-site and often full-time. In many cases, the "hired gun" was flown in several times a month, provided a rental car budget, hotel and meals and often on-the-road travel time. This easily could run up to $2000.00 per week in addition to the hourly fees. Just as often the "consultant" was recently unemployed from industry and was looking for a paid interview and hoping that a full-time position would be offered. Companies deserve better.
Today, communicative technology abounds, yet there are still companies that insist on a daily presence in their choice of consultants. Why? Because that's the way things were always done. Besides, if they're right under your nose, you know they're working, right? Wrong.
It's not that initial and as-needed consultant presence is unnecessary. Certainly at the beginning of a project, at critical milestones, or during troubleshooting being on-site is critical so that a mutual understanding of the issues and the identities and needs of the client can be assessed. But with email, text messaging, video conferencing, conference calling at our fingertips, a constant on-site presence seems an illogical expense with no more Bang for the Buck.
Hawai'i Regulatory Services specializes in off-site team assistance as we assist the client through their challenges and help them to achieve goals. We have even successfully submitted 510(k)s for international clients strictly by virtual contact.
Start-up companies have grown to appreciate the cost savings of this approach. Our Quality Systems program, QSDLease, offers a library of customizable Quality Systems documents that we maintain for an initial charge and a monthly maintenance fee, saving your company the substantial cost of development and management in-house. We also offer variable monthly retainer-based consultations that can be initiated as easily as typing an email or picking up a phone - all without the long-term committment, overhead and in-air delays.
It's the new way to work, and the best way to save.