We use two methods to vet consultants in the system:
Our 5 Star Performance Rating System
After each engagement, customers who have worked with consultants rate their performance on a scale of 1 thru 5, where 5 is exceptional performance. Customers also provide written feedback on their experience. The overall performance rating, ranking, and review for each consultant is displayed to customers in the marketplace. Consultants can not rate themselves.
We encourage consultants in the marketplace to request referrals from clients and others with whom they have worked or who are familiar with their work. Consultants who have received at least 3 referrals achieve the level "Silver Verified", at least 7 referrals achieve the level "Gold Verified", and 10 or more referrals is considered the best, "Platinum Verified".