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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.

INSIGHTS

Compensation Tips

  • November 24th, 2014

Now is the time many organizations start thinking about the next year’s pay raises. Before you start the hunt for ‘market rates’, projected pay raise averages (overall 3.1% for 2105), budget or other data – think a bit about what you are paying for.

Very few founders, CEOs, or senior executives have thought about their philosophy of compensation directly. Fewer still have tied it to their desired culture.  And so, over the decades, I have talked about these issues with many senior folks.

Often I also use a short quiz and […]

PAYING EMPLOYEES – MAKE IT MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER EXPENSE

  • October 28th, 2014

You have seen the pay forecasts for 2015 of 3.1% increases. But what does that mean to you? To your organization? To your employees?

Small organizations cannot afford the big compensation research and expertise of large ones. But you can be sure your pay program supports the values and goals of your own organization without all the information and processes they have. And you can gather relevant, current market data from your network plus state and federal labor market information.

The first step is to think about your mission, your values, […]

Humans & Computers: Recipe for Trouble

  • October 6th, 2014

I’ve just spent a week fighting desktop and laptop issues for too many hours.
A client is suing a former executive who took client lists and approached them to transfer business to them before he left the firm.
JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot… and the list goes on of huge system data breaches.

While many solopreneurs rely on family or friends for ‘IT support”, once you have employees you cannot do that. The employee issues related to computer, communications, smart phones, ‘bring your own devices’, and cloud usage are critical to your business.

Do […]

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