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Client success story – The City of Cleveland Heights

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, Success Stories | 0 comments

Client success story – The City of Cleveland Heights

This month’s success story features our work with The City of Cleveland Heights.  After living and working there for 20 years and then moving away…they become a client!

Cleveland Heights, Ohio is a diverse, progressive, vital suburb of Cleveland that is well known for its rich variety of homes, from front-porch Colonials and Arts and Crafts bungalows to stately Tudors, historic mansions, and innovative new condos.  You’ll find tree-lined streets, great parks and recreational facilities, authentic “main-street” shopping, award-winning restaurants, entertainment, theaters, and more!

After a major revision to their job descriptions, the City wanted to determine how competitive their base compensation was compared to the talent market.  Additionally, they wanted recommendations on compensation best practices and how to ensure their program stayed competitive to the market.

Anna Smith, Director of Human Resources said:

We were aware of OA’s work in the not-for-profit and public-sector environments, so when it was time to conduct an analysis of our base compensation, we contacted them for assistance.

 

Public sector compensation can be challenging. On one hand it can be easier to locate data on positions because of the disclosure requirements for public entities. On the other hand, being able to pay competitively for top talent in a competitive labor market, coupled with the budget constraints in the public sector, can make it challenging.  Also, pay structures in the public sector do not always keep pace with the private sector, which can be problematic when trying to update compensation programs.

 

OA’s approach was to locate meaningful benchmarking date from both public and other sources and develop tools to show our positions relative to the market.  Additionally, they provided insight into current compensation trends and strategies for implementing better approaches to attract, retain, and motivate our staff.  The OA team was helpful in assisting with consensus-building with our leadership team so that we could implement the program we needed to reach our goals.

Public sector employers are one of our specialties.  Whether you are a municipality, agency, or public library system, we can help with your HR programs, including compensation benchmarking and pay structures.

If you need assistance with your compensation programs or other HR consulting needs, contact us and check out our blog for more resources.

Employment opportunity – Reese Pharmaceutical Company [Cleveland Ohio]

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Blog, Hiring, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Employment opportunity – Reese Pharmaceutical Company [Cleveland Ohio]

Organizational Architecture is proud to help our clients find great people!

Reese Pharmaceutical Company is adding a Customer Service Representative role. Here you will responsible for serving customers and consumers by providing product and service information, resolving product and service issues, and providing and processing information in response to inquiries, concerns, and requests.

This is an exciting opportunity to build your career as a customer service professional in a successful company!

Please contact us at recruiter001@oahumanresources.com to learn more.

Employment opportunity – Shaffer Capital [Columbus Ohio]

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Blog, Hiring, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Employment opportunity – Shaffer Capital [Columbus Ohio]

Organizational Architecture is proud to help our clients find great people!

Shaffer Capital is seeking candidates for the Business Development Associate position. In this role, you will assist with new client acquisition, event planning, outreach opportunities in local communities, and area advertising and marketing efforts.

This is a great opportunity to start your career in financial services working for a great mentor!

Please contact us at recruiter001@oahumanresources.com to learn more.

Our clients are hiring!

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Blog, Hiring, Openings, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

Our clients are hiring!

Our clients look to us to help them fill critical positions in their organizations.  We are pleased to assist our clients with their recruiting needs.

Here are some of the positions we are helping them right now:

 

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE / INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Medina Ohio

  • ALICE Training Institute is looking for a competitive Account Executive / Inside Sales Representative to develop sales strategies and attract new clients. The successful salesperson will source new sales opportunities and close sales to achieve quotas. The successful candidate will play a key role in increasing income and revenue by managing and negotiating with clients, generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing sales of products and services. They will also research sales competition.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE Columbus Ohio

  • Shaffer Capital is seeking a Business Development Associate to assist with new client acquisition, event planning, outreach opportunities in local communities, and area advertising and marketing efforts. Email us directly at oa@oahumanresources.com for information on this role.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Cleveland Ohio

  • Reese Pharmaceutical Company is seeking a Customer Service Representative. In this role, you will responsible for serving customers and consumers by providing product and service information, resolving product and service issues, and providing and processing information in response to inquiries, concerns, and requests.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please let us know.  If you have a colleague who may be interested, please feel free to share this with them.

If you need assistance with other HR projects and want to learn more about our talent acquisition consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more resources.

‘These go to 11’…it’s our ELEVENTH anniversary!

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Anniversary, Blog, Recognition | 0 comments

‘These go to 11’…it’s our ELEVENTH anniversary!

It’s our ELEVENTH anniversary today!  We couldn’t have done it without the help of some great people in our corner!

Thank you Amanda, Alex, Heather, Cody, Melissa, and all the others who have been a part of our success over the years.  And of course, thank you to all of our great CLIENTS…you’re the best!

Mark

Client success story – Case Paper Company

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Best practices, Blog, Compliance, Harassment, Harassment Prevention Assessment, Success Stories, Training and Development Consulting | 2 comments

Client success story – Case Paper Company

This month’s success story features our work with Case Paper.  Although they are 75 years old, they just recently hired their first HR director [and also an old colleague].  One of his first tasks was to review the employee handbook provisions and processes related to harassment.  More on that below…

Since 1943, Case Paper Company has provided incomparable service to the printing and packaging industry. The foundation of this service rests on maintaining one of the largest inventories of coated paper and board in both rolls and sheets in the United States; providing swift delivery of custom-converted products from state-of-the-art equipment; and the ability to process custom sizes.

In fact, Case Paper has an extensive inventory of over 75,000 tons of paper and board available for immediate delivery, warehoused in over 1.25 million square feet of storage space across the U.S. They also provide state-of-the-art converting, warehousing, shipping, and logistics from several North American locations.

Once their HR leader assessed the current state of their harassment avoidance program, he contacted OA for assistance in developing and delivering Diversity and Harassment Awareness Training.

Ron Hervi, Director of Human Resources said:

I had worked with OA’s Mark Fiala years ago when we were part of the Human Resources department in the company in which we worked.  I knew his reputation and that of his company, so once I got acclimated to my new role at Case Paper, we started talking about how we could work together to deliver Diversity, Inclusion, Sensitivity, and Harassment Prevention training to my management team.

 

Mark developed and delivered some of the best training we have ever received…his approach was to facilitate a real conversation with my leaders and help them understand the negative effect of harassment and the benefits of fostering diversity and inclusion.

 

We held workshops in Philadelphia and Chicago for a total of six workshops.  Each session was delivered effectively, and real learning took place…the feedback we received was that the training was useful, meaningful…and believe it or not, fun!

 

It’s no secret that harassment is on many employer’s minds…making sure your managers are trained to spot and take action in cases of harassment is critical.  Make sure you provide them the tools they need to protect your employees and you.

If it has been a while since you have assessed your harassment prevention program…now is a good time to do so.  We can help!…our Harassment Prevention Assessment can give you the assurance that you are doing everything right…and help you fix areas of exposure as well.

If you need assistance developing and delivering harassment awareness training or other training and development consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more resources.

We partner with Public Library systems to solve their HR challenges

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Best practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, HR Project Management, Performance Management Consulting, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development Consulting, Veteran Owned Small Business | 0 comments

We partner with Public Library systems to solve their HR challenges

Public libraries have unique challenges. Public sector employment rules and collective bargaining makes the job as library Executive Director or HR leader all the more challenging.

Our public library and public sector expertise incorporates data from the American Library Association, regional public library and public employer organizations, and more than TEN YEARS of HR consulting experience with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations.

Whether you are a small public library or one of the largest in Ohio, Organizational Architecture is your partner for helping you meet your Human Resources challenges.

Our public library clients include:

Our public sector commitment is reflected in the certifications we have earned to do public sector work:

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Owned Small Business
  • State of Ohio Veteran Business Enterprise
  • Cuyahoga County Small Business Enterprise
  • City of Cleveland Small Business Enterprise
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Small Business Enterprise

If you need assistance with other HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more resources.

When was the last time you trained your managers on how to spot and address harassment?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Best practices, Blog, Compliance, Harassment, Harassment Prevention Assessment, HR Consulting, Training and Development | 0 comments

When was the last time you trained your managers on how to spot and address harassment?

It’s no secret that harassment in the workplace is on everyone’s mind.  Many organizations have been proactive in developing policies and procedures, updating employee handbooks, and making sure information is posted for employees to learn what their rights in the workplace are.

However, many organizations fail to address one of the most critical links in the chain to prevent and address harassment…training supervisors on harassment prevention.  Supervisors are the people who will most likely hear about possible harassment first…and they need to know what to do to protect employees, your organization, and themselves.

Our comprehensive workshop on harassment prevention, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity Training, provides all the information supervisors need to spot and help address harassment allegations.  We cover:

  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Bias
  • Sensitivity and awareness
  • Harassment prevention

Our program is tailored to your organization and utilizes the work you have already done…in addition to our content we leverage your handbook, policies, and internal practices to reinforce all these elements in a seamless fashion. The workshops are informative, engaging, and fun.

Learn more about our harassment prevention tools here and all of our training workshops on our website.

If you need assistance with other HR projects and want to learn more about our human resources consulting, contact us and check out our blog for more resources.