Should you do your ESD strategy alone – or partner with a service provider?

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One of the biggest challenges of any ESD strategy is deciding whether to go it alone or work with a provider. There are pros and cons to both internal and service provider strategies, but which one is best for measuring your ESD results? To help make your choice easier, we’ve compiled the benefits of each into a single handy table.
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The pros and cons of internal strategies versus service provider strategies:


An internal strategy may be cheaper to run, but you’ll need to consider training costs, hiring skilled staff and how you’ll measure your success. On the other hand, a good service provider, while more costly at first, will not need to train new staff, is experienced in the SME field and is able to more effectively measure success.

If you’ve decided to go with a service provider, it’s important to know what a good ESD programme looks like, so that you can make the right decision. Learn all the right questions to ask your ESD provider before committing. Download our checklist today.

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