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Client success story – The Centers for Families and Children

Client success story – The Centers for Families and Children

By on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, HR Consulting, Success Stories | 1 comment

This month’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture has assisted The Centers for Families and Children with an executive compensation study. The Centers for Families and Children is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit human service organizations in Northeast Ohio. Through innovation and leadership we strengthen the community by providing individuals and families with life-changing solutions to lead healthier and more successful loves. We employ an integrated strategy to improve the lives of those we serve through integrated behavioral health, primary care, early learning, and workforce services. Last year, The Centers served more than 23,000 people throughout Cuyahoga County. Kerry Bohac, Vice President Human Resources and our partner on this project, said, “Over the past year or so, we started down the path of developing an executive compensation program to ensure our leadership team was being compensated fairly and competitively. With shifting priorities and limited bandwidth, we decided to bring in Organizational Architecture as the experts to assist us with completing this task. Their insights have really given us a strong foundation for defining and implementing our executive compensation program. Not only have they given us market data to compare, but they have identified other elements and components of an executive compensation program that were suitable for our organization”. There are many different components that must be considered when developing an executive compensation program. Organizational Architecture is here to help, whether you need assistance with executive compensation or your overall compensation philosophy. Want to learn more?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client success story – executive compensation study

Client success story – executive compensation study

By on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Success Stories | 0 comments

How organizations compensate and reward employees can already be a challenge to attract and retain top talent, and it becomes more challenging when we start to look at how we compensate our executives. This month’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture assisted a large not-for-profit organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with an executive compensation study. Our client wanted us to review their executive compensation program for their five top executives. To kick off the project, we reviewed our client’s current practices and identified the different cash and non-cash compensation components of their programs. From there, we located and analyzed market data to provide current benchmarks for each position. After our analysis, we provided a detailed data summary of our findings for the executive’s cash compensation and how they currently compared to the market. Our final report also included suggestions on developing short-term incentive plans such as a more structured bonus plan, as well as other forms of compensation that are commonly found in executive compensation programs for similar organizations and industries. Whether you are developing an executive compensation program or an overall compensation program for your organization, having a formal compensation program provides a simple and effective tool to communicate and engage with your employees and the external labor market about your organization’s compensation philosophy. Do you need assistance with developing an executive compensation program or compensation philosophy?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client success story – Cuyahoga County Public Library

Client success story – Cuyahoga County Public Library

By on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Success Stories | 0 comments

Cuyahoga County Public Library is a great example of how Organizational Architecture’s compensation consulting assists its clients by conducting a base compensation study to ensure they are paying competitively compared to the market. Cuyahoga County Public Library offers the very best in public library service in the nation and is focused on being the center of community life and remain dedicated to creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning, and civic engagement thrive. Daniel Hauenstein, Director Human Resources at Cuyahoga County Public Library, said, “It can be challenging to meet the needs of both union and non-union employees. Having Organizational Architecture come in as a third-party to review our current compensation practices not only ensures that all employees are being paid fairly and equitably, but it also brings a fresh set of eyes to see what improvements can be made in how we reward our employees. Their analysis also reaffirmed that we do compensate our employees fairly compared to the market and help us to be an employer of choice for top talent”. Compensation is a powerful tool often overlooked in most organizations. Even implementing simple compensation tools, systems, and policies can make a world of difference when trying to reward your employees fairly and equitably. Do you have compensation consulting or HR consulting needs and want to learn more?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client success story – base compensation study

Client success story – base compensation study

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Success Stories | 0 comments

This month’s success story shows that conducting a base compensation study regularly can help align your organization’s compensation philosophy with your overall organizational strategy.  Our client is one of the largest public library systems in Ohio and needed to know if they were paying competitively compared to the market from which they draw talent. We started our analysis by reviewing their current compensation program and salary grade system. Since our client contained both union and non-union employees, we needed to take into consideration each salary grade system and conduct a thorough review of their bargaining agreement to understand any differences in their compensation programs. After careful review of the benchmarking analysis, our recommendations included addressing both union and non-union positions that were above and below the market, tips on adjusting salary grade systems, and how to communicate any compensation changes to their employees. Overall, our compensation study provided the library and their bargaining unit the necessary data to make compensation decisions for the next several years. Do you need assistance with conducting a base compensation study or have other compensation consulting needs?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Required employment postings – State of Ohio Minimum Wage 2017

Required employment postings – State of Ohio Minimum Wage 2017

By on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance, HR Consulting | 0 comments

The State of Ohio has released its new Minimum Wage poster for 2017.  Ohio employers are required to post this in a conspicuous place where the employees can see the poster easily. Visit Ohio.gov to print your copy and post as many as needed in your workplace. Watch for new postings on workforce strategy or contact us for other helpful...

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HR NEWS FLASH – Court stops overtime rule change

HR NEWS FLASH – Court stops overtime rule change

By on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance | 0 comments

We have been reporting throughout the year on the new federal overtime rules approved by President Obama in May of this year. Yesterday, US District Judge Amos Mazzant granted a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts the implementation, which was set for December 1, 2016. According to an article published by the Society for Human Resources Management, twenty-one states and several business groups filed motions to prevent the new rule from taking effect. The injunction is not permanent, but at the same time could lead to more scrutiny of the rule and changes to it could still be made. Many of our clients have already taken steps to comply with the rule changes…it was in fact scheduled to take effect next week…but for many others they may still be able to postpone any changes until this is resolved. If you want to review your plans and the alternatives based on this late change, contact us to learn how we can assist you. Oh…and Happy...

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