Whether you’re interested in a compliance program because your company is required to follow DOT regulations, other safety regulations, or you just want to be proactive in keeping your company drug free, you’ve probably realized that there are countless options available.
For most, the decision comes down to choosing a compliance consultant or a compliance company, so let’s compare the two.
A compliance consultant is basically a guide or coach. They will tell you what to do, but ultimately, you are responsible for doing it. Consultants tend to charge a bit less, but you pay for that reduced cost with your own time.
A compliance company, on the other hand, is a full-service solution. They advise you on what needs to be done, but they can also manage your compliance program from top to bottom. This require a larger investment, but it frees up your valuable time, allowing you to focus on growing your business.
Workload capacity can also be a significant factor. Most consultants operate on their own, or at most, with an assistant, which makes providing services to large companies or companies with employees spread across multiple locations challenging if not impossible. In a similar situation, a compliance company can simply allocate more employees to properly serve the client.
A compliance company may not be the ideal fit for an employer with only a few employees, but they excel at serving mid-sized to large companies, especially those with employes who travel or are spread across multiple locations.