Human Resources Consulting

HRWhen you have employees depending on you, being the boss is much more than just paying people to do work. Your employees are your “Human Resources” – as a leader, your job is the help make them more successful, so they can make you more successful.  A lot of that depends on the kind of experience they have in your workplace.

Federal and state laws govern certain aspects of the employee experience while other factors relate more to actively engaging and retaining the right talent for continued success. Some questions in the workplace include:

  • What are overtime pay requirements?
  • What can I do to make sure people are happy working for me?
  • What employment laws affect my business?
  • What are the rules around union organizing activities?
  • How can I ensure fair hiring practices?
  • How important is reward and recognition and how do I do it?
  • What information should my employees have and how do I ensure access?
  • How do I determine exempt vs nonexempt job status?
  • How do I develop the right compensation strategy for my business?
  • What new or pending employment or workplace legislation might affect my business?
  • What are employee rights and employer obligations under state and federal regulations?
  • How do I release employees who don’t fit my team?
  • What training do I and members of my team need?

The list can be endless and as a business owner or manager, you may need help finding the right answers. In fact, you may even need help in identifying the right questions! Your needs are unique based on a combination of your population size, your location, your industry, and other factors.

To help meet your needs, DPC offers three categories of consulting services to help you create the best possible environment for yourself and the people who depend on you.

1) HR–3P Analysis & Strategy Planning:

The HR–3P analysis involves an exploration and assessment of the programs, processes, and policies included in the operational infrastructure of your business, as relates to the people who contribute to your business success. Our analysis starts with a series of audits, the choice of which depends on the needs of your particular business. The audits can involve the areas of external hiring and internal staffing, HR administration, benefits, training, performance management, employee engagement, compensation, safety and health, and employee exits.

Once completed, the information learned in the audits helps you understand where gaps exist or improvements are necessary in the programs, processes, and policies critical to your business. DPC can also advise on how best to correct any issues, whether that be with our help or through referrals to other organizations better suited to support your needs.

2) Facilitator Services:

Whether or not you have internal HR support, you might occasionally need help with training and facilitating for specific purposes. For example, when you have employees and meet certain requirements at state and/or federal levels, you may need training in regulatory compliance. DPC offers compliance training in the areas of:

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities (ADA) & Its Amended Act (ADAAA)
  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance and Investigation
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • OSHA Training Topics
  • And more . . .

To ensure the best possible work environment, where people feel engaged and supported through continuous development you might choose facilitated workshops or seminars in additional areas, such as:

  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Talent Management
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Employee Engagement Practices
  • Supervisory Effectiveness
  • Change Management
  • And any other topic your business may need

DPC will work with your internal HR or provide facilitators and trainers as your needs require. We can facilitate with training materials you have or develop training, workshops, and/or seminars to meet your specific needs. Call us for a free consultation – (630) 995-0317.

3) Managing the Employee Experience:

While employee experience issues are mentioned in other areas of the site, DPC provides specifically packaged consulting services for this topic. Managing the employee experience considers the employee lifecycle from initial hiring through on-boarding, new employee training, performance management, career development, succession planning, leadership development, employee exits, and alumni relationships. DPC uses various feedback instruments to evaluate your organizational culture and the level of process integration to provide you with a thorough understanding of how the employee experience currently works in your organization.

This process also includes an assessment of employee engagement, which measures various types of personal commitment people have within their work environment. With this knowledge, you can develop action plans that will optimize the employee experience and the contributions of people to your business success. Call us for a free consultation – (630) 995-0317.