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Part time contract Recruiter

Part time contract Recruiter

By on May 1, 2017 in Blog, HR Consulting, HR contractors and HR consultants, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Are you a Recruiter? Are you interested in part time contracting engagements? Organizational Architecture is always looking for talent to assist with consulting engagements or working as onsite HR contractors for our clients. If you… Know how to source and screen candidates Are analytical, detail-oriented, effective at solving problems, and finding solutions Are effective working autonomously Possess an understanding of current tools and technology and can use them effectively Have above average skills using MS Excel Have at least 5 years of experience within Talent Acquisition and Recruitment …we’d love to connect!…please send us your current resume or practice summary to us so we can learn more about your project work and experience. Pay range is $20 to $25 per hour. Learn more about Organizational Architecture’s work here and connect with us on social media on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Looking forward to connecting with...

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The importance of interpersonal communication

The importance of interpersonal communication

By on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Communication, HR Consulting, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting | 0 comments

Interpersonal skills are also known as “people skills”. By forming interpersonal relationships with customers and employees, you are able to acknowledge the feelings of others and convey respect. You can also focus on the positive outcomes of varied viewpoints, while nurturing professional growth. Your ability to realize optimum performance from employees is greatly enhanced by “just being nice”. Communicating appropriately is an essential factor. Seeing yourself as others see you is the first step to improving your interpersonal communication skills. Here are some other ways to improve your interpersonal communication skills. Be more approachable – implement an open door policy; determine if you are perceived as unapproachable and work to resolve; become more involved in your employees’ daily functions. Build rapport – take an interest in your customers and employees; engage in periodic, casual conversations; discuss mutual non-business interests; share your personal interests. Strive to make others comfortable with you – refrain from being overly serious; control your intensity; smile frequently while speaking; use appropriate humor; monitor sarcasm. Develop your ability to make “small talk” – prepare opening statements about current events; discuss the weather; listen for “free” information while others speak; ask questions about the “free” information you heard. Treat others fairly – offer recognition to everyone as appropriate; monitor and avoid favoritism; remain neutral in workplace disputes; explain the rationale behind decisions you or the organization makes. Become more social – widen your group of acquaintances; speak up in group situations; network whenever possible. Be sure to request feedback from a trusted source to determine if you have any areas of opportunity. Do you need help developing your manager’s communication skills or other training and development needs? Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful resources....

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Barriers that inhibit effective communication

Barriers that inhibit effective communication

By on Apr 25, 2017 in Blog, Communication, Listening, Non-verbal, Speaking, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting | 0 comments

Several challenging communication issues exist in today’s business environment. A clear understanding of these issues will enable you to overcome these challenges and communicate more effectively. The words you choose can mean the difference between retaining or losing an employee or a valued customer. You must be sensitive to the feelings and perceptions of others. As diversity in the workplace increases, you must avoid words that might stereotype, insult, or intimidate another person. Intercultural communication also presents a big challenge. It becomes challenging when communicating with people from another culture because the same words may have different meanings between cultures. There are three specific barriers associated with intercultural communication are tone differences, word connotation, and perceptions. Tone differences in formal and informal languages generate a message of indifference if used in an inappropriate setting. Word connotations create issues when the same word has a different meaning in another culture. Both speakers are challenged if they do not understand the meaning held by the other person in the conversation. Perceptions are held by people who speak different languages or come from varying backgrounds within the same language. Any given situation can be viewed differently, based on the language used or the cultural background. As a manager, it is your responsibility to be aware of any other possible barriers that inhibit communication between you and your employees. Do you need help developing your manager’s communication skills or other training and development needs? Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client success story – Montefiore

Client success story – Montefiore

By on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog, Compliance, HR Consulting, HR Operations Audit, Success Stories | 0 comments

This month’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture has assisted their client Montefiore conduct an HR operations audit. For more than 130 years, Montefiore has cared for Cleveland’s aging Jewish and general community. They continue to provide excellent and comprehensive care to individuals as they age and support to families by offering a full continuum of care services. Seth Vilensky, President and CEO of Montefiore, said, “As our organization and healthcare industry has grown and evolved over the years, we recognized that new developments have presented new challenges to the way our Human Resources department provides service to our employees and organization. And it can be difficult to address these challenges internally. Organizational Architecture has provided us with exactly what we needed to face these challenges: an outside perspective to assess our entire human resources function, paired with a thorough analysis of findings and suggestions of best practices to improve specific areas. Our leadership team feels much more comfortable with how we can stay strategic and proactive in addressing HR challenges as our organization continues to grow and our industry continues to evolve”. When current processes and procedures are faced with new challenges, conducting an audit of your HR function provide a strategic approach to identifying and solving any issues, whether it’s your entire HR operations or a specific function within HR like compensation or talent management. Want to learn more about our HR operations audit services, as well as our other HR consulting services?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client success story – HR operations audit

Client success story – HR operations audit

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog, Compliance, HR Consulting, HR Operations Audit, Success Stories | 0 comments

Today’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture can assess their client’s overall human resource function through a meaningful, focused, and thorough HR operations audit. Starting in October 2016, Organizational Architecture conducted an HR operations audit for a local nursing home and assisted-living facility to identify and address any compliance issues or areas of improvement. Senior Leadership and the Human Resources department initially contacted us to help them assess their HR function and make suggestions in areas they could improve their service. We started the assessment by conducting on-site audit meetings and interviews with key leadership members and the Human Resources department to collect data and gain a thorough, in-depth look at their current human resources processes and procedures. Areas of assessment included talent acquisition; compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; performance management; succession planning; training, development, and orientation; legal and regulatory compliance; and recordkeeping, administration, and HR systems. Once we concluded our HR operations review, we were able to provide our client with specific findings and action items including a detailed report of the analysis, findings, and recommendations based on data collected during the audits and interviews. With our analysis, our client feels equipped with the right tools and resources to improve their current human resources function to help better service employees and the overall organization. Do you need assistance with identifying areas of opportunity within your HR function to develop your workforce strategy?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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