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When You Need

  • A ‘People Problem’ Solved Now
  • Basic Practices to meet your Goals Effectively
  • Aid translating Your Strategy to Real World actions
  • Support to move from Survival to Growth
  • Insight into turning ‘Culture’ into Reality
  • To Create Organizational Resilience
  • Systems to ensure you Grow and Thrive
  • Talent for Current and Future Needs
  • Mentoring or Executive & Management Development

We Offer

Most SHR clients want to attract, develop, manage, and retain high quality employees while reducing risk to the organization. Additionally, we have

  • helped clients achieve desired culture and strategic goals through effective human resource management practices
  • offered insight into critical people and strategy/risk decisions
  • supported clients moving into new technologies or services
  • assisted associations facing significant change management issues,
  • advised boards interested in becoming more effective and strategic, and
  • mentored executives for personal and professional development.


Veterans, Veterans Day, & Your Business

  • November 8th, 2015

Locally there are many official and area celebrations of Veterans Day and many military installations, so it may mean more to us than just another ‘sales holiday’.  Obviously, it means more to me.  But what could it mean to your business or organization?

It could mean that your business thrives by hiring veterans as well as providing services or products to them. There are many local resources to help you in attracting and hiring veterans. Veterans offer you:

a wide range of technical skills,
ability to deal with high-change environments
experience in demanding […]

Performance Management 8: To SAVE or to FIRE?

  • October 5th, 2015

Early action to identify and resolve problems is the easiest way to solve them. Quick action reduces demands on your time and improves productivity throughout the work unit. You have the most options and the best chance of success at this time. And saving an employee who knows your organization and has been productive in the past is both time-saving and cost effective. Address and resolve problems early rather than let them continue!

First, clearly identify the problem. If you have not fulfilled any of your own responsibilities, correct this […]

Managing Performance 7: OH NO! Documentation

  • September 11th, 2015

Many managers and most small business founders hate the thought of documentation of employee issues. “I don’t have time.” “I don’t want to upset him by writing it down.” “I don’t know what to say.” Standard excuses all. But wrong.

Recently I was talking with a store owner about a problem employee – one who did not follow basic practices, had a tendency to hide from work, and often got angry. We had talked about dealing with this employee on these same topics 18 months ago. Now the owner was […]

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    The Problem Employee Resolved
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    Performance Management for Success and Growth
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