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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

LABOR DAY

  • August 29th, 2014

So what do you really think about when you hear “Labor Day”? Big sales? School starting? Last beach holiday? Last summer BBQ?

Labor Day is designed to recognize the contribution of labor to our society and economy. It has been around since President Cleveland recommended it in 1887!

All of us who work – at whatever job – are ‘labor.’ Yet recent research indicates over 55% of workers say they did not receive any recognition from their bosses in the past year. And nearly 3/4th say they did not receive any […]

Tips – Culture and Success

  • August 5th, 2014

I talk often with clients on the topic of their culture and how it is manifest in their daily activities, procedures, and practices. Culture is critical to business success.  Yet many organizations have not designed or managed theirs, so it exists more by default than intention. Even more have developed significant differences between what they say and what they do. Think how many say they want teamwork but all rewards and raises are done individually, for one common example.

This SlideShare presentation by Reed Hastings is an excellent example of […]

COMPENSATION & CULTURE

  • July 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, 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 set up the scenario:
You […]

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