SpecialiZm, the expert resource division of Z/Yen, provides experts for management roles – typically for assignments of between 6 and 18 months. Organisations need temporary experts more frequently because:
Z/Yen is a risk/reward management firm that works to enhance performance by helping organisations make better choices.We aim to reduce risk, enhance reward and manage volatility. To meet these goals, appropriate “expertise on demand” is crucial. SpecialiZm provides experts who are:
We provide experts in operations, sales and marketing, finance, information technology and logistics. Our experts can be senior project managers working on acquisitions, logistics, new product launches or training. Our experts can work on-the-ground or up to board level. We frequently provide managing directors, finance directors or marketing directors. Our experience, backed by research, shows that the main uses for experts are:
|Finance & Accounting||25%||Key Person Temporary Placement||30%|
|General Management (e.g., MD)||15%||Company Turnaround||15%|
|Sales & Marketing||15%||Mergers & Acquisitions||10%|
|Information Technology||10%||Rapid Growth||10%|
|Human Resources||10%||Change Management||10%|
|Manufacturing & Production||10%||Disposal Management||10%|
We have a community of several hundred experts with wide ranging experience. We go to great lengths to keep up-to-date with the knowledge and skill sets of our experts. SpecialiZm begins assignments with a detailed brief that establishes a clear understanding of the client’s organisation and requirements. We normally introduce clients to up to three suitably experienced and well-briefed experts within seven days (Our pledge). We define, where possible, quantifiable objectives. Our experts are remunerated on a risk/reward basis (Pledge to our experts). We assess, on a monthly or quarterly basis, the progress of each assignment and pay our expert a performance fee accordingly. Success fees are unusual in this type of contract but in our experience ensure the necessary motivation for project success.
When we say “expertise on demand”, we mean that we can genuinely supply decades of experience within days. Our experts offer great value during these times of change. We would welcome a discussion on how we might help your organisation.