Business consultants work in areas that include marketing, human resources, management, and accounting. Consultants help improve organisational operations and efficiency by analysing and assessing strengths, weaknesses and excesses and then recommending solutions.
Business consultants provide an analysis of the existing practices of a company and make recommendations for improvements. These professionals frequently specialise in one area of business management, such as human resources or organisational behaviour.
For example, a hospital may hire a healthcare business consultant to help further develop its employee training programs or a distribution centre may hire a logistics business consultant to streamline its shipping department.