Human Resources Consulting

MORE THAN A PAIR OF HANDS

Employees bring life to a business along with an opportunity for growth that is not otherwise possible. They bring with them a host of talent, skills, knowledge, and experiences. With employees also comes plenty of potential heartburn because of compliance, operational, and cost issues. 


The job of a leader is to make other people more successful. As an employer, the more successful your employees, the more successful your business. The sticky bits relate to how your employees define success for themselves - there is no universal shared truth about what constitutes success. So, a lot of that depends on the kind of experience your employees have in the workplace.


Help is available through project-based HR consulting and with ad-hoc advice and counsel from experienced and certified HR professionals.

Sampling of HR Services

Employee Engagement

You didn't hire a pair of hands, you hired whole people with hands, heads, hearts - and a need to feel individually respected and valued. You can find tons of information and opinions about employee engagement, but here is the secret: The key measure of employee engagement that matters is how people feel walking into their workplace every day and how they feel leaving at the end of their workday.


That energy influences everything they think, feel, and do. At Coaching the BOSS™, we help you construct an HR infrastructure that takes into account the employee experience and the foundational conversations taking place, which influence the culture and levels of engagement in the workplace.


Every process that touches the employee experience is worth some care and nurturing to ensure that your operational structure supports your growth rather than hindering it with red tape and unhappy people. Done right, managing the employee experience considers the employee lifecycle from initial attraction, through selection, hiring and on-boarding, new employee training, performance management, career development, policy management, succession planning, leadership development, employee exits, and even alumni relationships.

Compliance

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 your workplace might 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. We can help you make sense of it all.

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

Coaching the BOSS™ will work with you and/or your internal HR as your needs require. We can facilitate with training materials you have or develop training in the form of workshops and seminars to meet your specific needs.

HR Program and Process Audits

Personnel files, policy manuals, corrective actions, hiring processes, compensation practices, and oh so much more! How certain are you that what you have in your HR operations is what you need for the future you plan for your business? How certain are you that you are not already in violation of regulations at the state or federal level? 


HR operations audits can give you the peace of mind you need to focus on the success of your business and your employees.