Chainsaw Consultant

Chainsaw Consultant

An outside person or company brought in to conduct lay-offs. A chainsaw consultant is hired if a company's managers are unable or unwilling to lay off employees themselves.
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Chainsaw consultant: Management expert brought in to sack people leaving senior company management with clean hands.
chainsaw consultants: Slang for outside experts who are brought in to reduce the employee head count (leaving the top brass with clean hands)