Find an ISO 18841 Consultant
If you are not familiar with ISO 18841 for Interpreting Services, you may benefit from engaging a consultant to guide you through the process.
ISO 18841 Consultants will help you interpret the requirements of the standard in the context of your organisation.
They may provide you with template documentation to help build your policies/procedures, or they may draft them for you.
ISO consultants can also be a good source of knowledge transfer, helping you gain a better understanding of the standard.
Choosing the Right ISO 18841 Consultant
It’s important to choose the right ISO 18841 consultant to get the best value from the standard.
Here are our 5 Tips for Choosing and ISO Consultant:
- Knowledge of ISO Standards
There are many different types management consultants, however implementing ISO Standards into a business is a unique skill.
Look for consultants who have experience with your chosen ISO Standard and who have a proven track record with the ISO 18841 standard.
- Knowledge of the Industry
Organisations delivering Interpreting services have unique needs, so finding a consultant with knowledge of the industry can bring many benefits.
There are ISO Consultants who specialise in supporting language service companies.
- Software / Tools
Talk to any potential ISO Consultant about the tools and technology they are using. It’s important to be able to collaborate across your existing tools such as Microsoft 365 or Google GSuite.
In addition, some consultants use project management software which can be useful to track the progress of your implementation work.
- Location / Time Zone
Just like the translation industry, ISO Consultants can work effectively remotely, so while you may prefer a local resource, keep open minded about the geographical location of the consultancy you choose.
That said, time zones can be a significant issue in terms of organising meetings are at a reasonable time.
- Supporting Services
Look at the other services the consultant is offering such as other ISO Standards you may be interested in or training for others in your organisation.
This will future proof the relationship and improve productivity.
Need help Choosing a Consultant? Contact Us: we work with ISO 18841 Consultants around the world and can help you find the right consultancy partner.