Category Archives: HR Consulting

Best Practices for Long-Term Incentive Planning

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This post is co-authored by Kelly Wells and Teresa Foltz. Many elements go into the formula for attracting, retaining and developing the right talent for your organization. In assessing how you’re doing across each of these elements, one of the questions you’ll undoubtedly want to explore is “What kind of long-term incentive plan should our …

Coping with COVID: Employee Development Ideas in a Paused World

The impact of digital transformation on business processes, cultures, and customer experiences is compelling large organizations to have Learning and Development teams rev up their development engines with increased training budgets and online learning investments. Small and mid-sized businesses that may not have dedicated learning and development resources are also feeling the pinch. For them, …

Coping with COVID – Employer Considerations

As employers come to grips with the disruption wrought by the Coronavirus, three closely related concerns rise to the top – employee safety, communications, and compliance. Financial viability is right there too, but smart employers prioritize people and understand that financial viability isn’t achievable in the long term if these prerequisites are not effectively met. …

How to Evaluate and Optimize Your HR Function

This post was co-authored by Senior HR Consultants Teresa Foltz and Kelly Wells. At the point of launch, most companies and the leaders that run them can understandably focus only on the barest of essentials while they gain footing. This is an inherently healthy focus, but it can also lead to risky rationalizations that what …

When to Implement a Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

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When businesses are in their early stages, owners and leaders have to make many decisions on what they can and cannot invest in to move their business forward. For their HR functions, their focus is often on covering only what has to be covered, such as payroll processing or basic onboarding and compliance. Depending on …

Why Organizations Need and Benefit from HR Mentoring

The Benefits of HR Mentoring

Finding and hiring great talent is a near-constant priority for leaders of growing companies. And while attracting the right people to one’s business is crucial, it’s equally important to have a strategy in place to retain and grow employees in a way that maximizes their contributions as well as their satisfaction and professional development. Leaders, …

5 Characteristics of Great Finance, HR, and Recruiting Consultants

For CEOs and other business leaders who determine it may be necessary or valuable to bring in external consulting expertise to their organization, it’s important to consider the following characteristics to identify the right individual and approach to accomplish a successful engagement. And for consultants providing their counsel and skills, it’s equally important to objectively …

Adopting a Strategic HR Focus at Year-end

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Like most organizational functions, Human Resources entails a variety of deadlines and milestones for initiatives and actions throughout the year. Naturally, the year-end period is no different. But for some leaders, a focus on checking tactical HR items off the list during this time can mean insufficient attention paid to charting the broader strategic direction …

Five HR Pitfalls to Avoid After a Merger or Acquisition

Five HR Pitfalls to Avoid After a Merger or Acquisition

Five HR Pitfalls to Avoid After a Merger or Acquisition In a previous post, we examined the important topic of The Roles HR Can Play During Merger and Acquisition. When effectively leveraged, HR instills confidence and calm in leaders and employees that all bases are covered in this time of transition. But HR’s role doesn’t …

The Rise and Impact of Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

The Rise and Impact of Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

By Teresa Foltz and Kelly Wells Originally published August 5, 2019. Paid-sick-leave mandates for private employers continue to gain momentum across the United States. While there is presently no such mandate at the federal level, eleven states and even more individual cities (as of the date this post was published) have enacted some form of …