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OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

By on Sep 23, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Non Profit, Presentations and Conferences | 0 comments

The 2019 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo is going to be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati September 25 to 27, 2019.  OA will attend as an exhibitor for the first time and we are excited to be part of this event. The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, their trustees, Friends and staff.  The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors. OA became an Associate Member of OLC this year.  After our work helping OLC select its new Executive Director, we wanted to deepen our relationship with them because of the valuable resources they provide which helps us become more effective helping our public library clients. If you will be at the conference, stop by our booth!  We can share how we have helped many of Ohio’s public libraries with compensation consulting, recruitment, and other Human Resources consulting projects. Can’t wait until the conference?  Contact us and check out our blog for more...

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Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

By on Sep 20, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We are pleased to assist another public library with their recruiting needs.  On behalf of our client, the Wickliffe Public Library, we are seeking exceptional candidates for a new Library Director opening. The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the organization and leads and oversees the day-to-day operations, services, programming, and dedicated staff of the Wickliffe Public Library according to the policies, by-laws, and directives established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the State of Ohio. The Library Director is responsible for maintaining a safe environment that equally serves all people in the community by addressing their informational needs and providing lifelong learning opportunities. This is a highly accountable leadership position that also involves developing and innovating the Library’s policies, programs, practices, and technology to best serve this historic organization. Additionally, the Library Director acts as a principal advisor and strategic partner to the Board. As such, s/he ensures that strategic action plans are successfully developed and implemented and that outcomes are thoroughly reported. Qualified candidates will have Experience with all aspects of library [or similar education/community-based organizational] operations, facilities management, human resources management, and public services/educational programming is required. Experience leading, hiring, training, developing, supervising, and evaluating staff is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline  is required. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Education is preferred. Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred. Experience collaborating and partnering with board members or trustees is preferred. Experience with grant writing is preferred. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and more; generous public pension plan [Ohio Public Employees Retirement System]; and paid training/continuing education and professional association memberships. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. No third party candidates please. We are privileged to assist another public library with their recruiting needs. Follow the link to learn more about the Library Director opportunity at the Wickliffe Public...

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OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

OA will be at the Ohio Library Council Expo September 25 to 27 2019

By on Aug 28, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Presentations and Conferences | 0 comments

The 2019 Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo is going to be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati September 25 to 27, 2019.  OA will attend as an exhibitor for the first time and we are excited to be part of this event. The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, their trustees, Friends and staff.  The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, library staff members, other library institutions, and library-related commercial vendors. OA became an Associate Member of OLC this year.  After our work helping OLC select its new Executive Director, we wanted to deepen our relationship with them because of the valuable resources they provide which helps us become more effective helping our public library clients. If you will be at the conference, stop by our booth!  We can share how we have helped many of Ohio’s public libraries with compensation consulting, recruitment, and other Human Resources consulting projects. Can’t wait until the conference?  Contact us and check out our blog for more...

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Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

Library Director search for the Wickliffe Public Library

By on Aug 13, 2019 in Blog, Government and Public Sector, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We are pleased to assist another public library with their recruiting needs.  On behalf of our client, the Wickliffe Public Library, we are seeking exceptional candidates for a new Library Director opening. The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the organization and leads and oversees the day-to-day operations, services, programming, and dedicated staff of the Public Library according to the policies, by-laws, and directives established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the State of Ohio. The Library Director is responsible for maintaining a safe environment that equally serves all people in the community by addressing their informational needs and providing lifelong learning opportunities. This is a highly accountable leadership position that also involves developing and innovating the Library’s policies, programs, practices, and technology to best serve this historic organization. Additionally, the Library Director acts as a principal advisor and strategic partner to the Board. As such, s/he ensures that strategic action plans are successfully developed and implemented and that outcomes are thoroughly reported. Qualified candidates will have Experience with all aspects of library [or similar education/community-based organizational] operations, facilities management, human resources management, and public services/educational programming is required. Experience leading, hiring, training, developing, supervising, and evaluating staff is required. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline  is required. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Education is preferred. Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred. Experience collaborating and partnering with board members or trustees is preferred. Experience with grant writing is preferred. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and more; generous public pension plan [Ohio Public Employees Retirement System]; and paid training/continuing education and professional association memberships. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. No third party candidates...

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Client success story – Scheeser Buckley Mayfield

Client success story – Scheeser Buckley Mayfield

By on Jul 23, 2019 in Best Practices, Blog, Hiring, HR Consulting, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

This month’s success story highlights our work with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield.  Scheeser Buckley Mayfield [SBM] is a well-respected regional engineering firm serving clients in Ohio and surrounding states. SBM designs mechanical, electrical, site civil, and technology systems for buildings.  SBM’s innovative solutions are operating in numerous health care, education, and government facilities Since 1959, SBM has provided exceptional engineering that is responsive to clients’ needs by working together. Their goal is to enhance people’s lives through effective engineering. We were contacted by the principals of SBM to help them with some challenging recruitment and retention needs. Organizational Architecture provided competitive data analyses and recommendations to assist the firm in setting and achieving their growth goals. Chris Schoonover PE is one of the principals and our partner on the project. He said: We work in a competitive industry and decided to engage with Organization Architecture for assistance with assessing our recruiting strategies for technical positions and developing new approaches for retaining and motivating our staff. The project team of Mark Fiala and Ryan Sheehan were quick to get started.  We met with the leadership team to understand their challenges and goals.  Our experience with engineering and design firms allowed us to get up to speed on understanding the landscape of their industry and provide meaningful insights and analysis into the processes already in place. We conducted a thorough analysis of the A/E industry, recruiting approaches, and retention activities. Using that analysis, we were able to provide meaningful recommendations to improve SBM’s position in the labor market and enhance their position as an employer of choice.  Furthermore, We provided recommendations that were easy to understand and more importantly, able to be executed within the existing staff structure.  Chris added, Throughout the project Mark and Ryan spent time with us reviewing data, asking questions, and making sure they were providing the analysis we needed to make decisions about our programs, even as the firm continued to evolve.  Additionally, they helped present findings to our leadership team in a way that was clear and meaningful.  We were very pleased with their work and hope to collaborate as we continue to refine our recruiting and retention programs Do you need assistance with a strategy for effective...

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