What is a fractional consultant?

Oct 9, 2023 10:05:06 AM

The terms 'fractional talent' and 'fractional consulting' have really started making waves in the recruitment industry. What does it mean exactly? While we have executive search models, in addition to contract recruitment, fractional consultants are building their own niche in many industries.

Within eCommerce recruitment, we are certainly seeing this concept grow. So, we wanted to outline exactly what a fractional consultant can bring to the table.

The main characteristics of a fractional consultant

In short, fractional consultants will have years of experience in their field and will often fulfil a C-Suite level role during their time in a business. Working in many industries, you will often find that they will excel in specific areas such as crisis management, project management and start-up expansion. Of course, there will be consultants who work solely in other niches such as PR, digital transformation and so much more.

Simply put, the possibilities are endless. A stand-out characteristic of fractional consultants is that they have already walked the paths that current business leaders are walking right now. With all of this experience, leaders can rest assured that the consultant will not just try multiple solutions or ideas and hope that one sticks. They will be able to examine the current situation and act accordingly.

A fractional consultant can also offer complete flexibility - in many cases, it is a short-term investment that guarantees long-term success. Be it remotely or on-site, a fractional consultant can jump right into a fast-paced environment. This means that unlike a contractor, who will work on a project-by-project basis, a fractional consultant will dedicate a certain amount of time to the business. This is often focused on one solution or project. As a result, fractional consultants are able to work with more than one business at a time.

Bringing fractional consulting to the eCommerce industry

Cranberry Panda recognises the value of the fractional employment model. The eCommerce industry is ever growing and we are in touch with consultants who have worked in this amazing industry from the very beginning! Want to find out more? Simply click below to find out more about our 'Fractional Talent' services. 

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