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We partner with Public Library systems to solve their HR challenges

We partner with Public Library systems to solve their HR challenges

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

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: Cuyahoga County Public Library Stark County District Library Westerville Public Library 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...

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Client success story – ALICE Training Institute

Client success story – ALICE Training Institute

By on Jan 24, 2018 in Blog, HR Consulting, HR Operations Audit, HR Project Management, Success Stories | 0 comments

Are you a newer organization that has to develop your Human Resources function?  Recently, Organizational Architecture worked with a company that was just starting on the path of building its HR function, and needed some help assessing what they were doing and how to build their HR processes the right way. ALICE Training Institute was founded in 2013.  The ALICE [Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate] Training instructor-led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach. Since they had been in business for several years, we performed a review of their HR practices to make sure they were in full compliance.  Then, we turned our focus to improving processes to ensure the HR function was operating effectively and efficiently. Dave Mueller, Chief Executive Officer, said: We contacted Organizational Architecture to help us make sure we were operating in a compliant manner, and to ensure we were building effective processes to ensure our people were treated in a fair and consistent manner.  They didn’t let us down.   Not only did they review our programs and make recommendations to ensure we were compliant and efficient, they also assisted us with building an employee relations model that was responsive to employees and helped our supervisors become more effective at leading their people. The mission of ALICE Training Institute is to SAVE MORE LIVES.  Their program is critical to helping ensure people have an effective response to active shooter situations. Most organizations could benefit from their training. If you would like to learn more, contact us and we can connect you with their Program Management team to get your training scheduled. Do you need to review your HR function for compliance and efficiency? Learn more about our HR consulting services and check out our blog.  Then, contact us to see how we can help...

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Client success story – National Association of College Stores

Client success story – National Association of College Stores

By on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog, HR Consulting, HR Project Management, Organizational Design, Success Stories | 0 comments

This month’s success story is an example of how Organizational Architecture assisted its client with the launch of a new business unit by providing HR best practices in a retail environment. The National Association of College Stores [NACS] is a not-for-profit trade association representing the $10 billion campus retailing industry.  NACS represents more than 4,000 stores serving colleges, universities, and K-12 schools in the United States, Canada, and around the world; along with more than 1,000 companies supplying goods and services to campus stores.  NACS members also include higher education professionals, organizations, associations, and others interested in the industry’s vitality. NACS is headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, with branch offices in Westlake, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Irvine, California. NACS recently launched a new initiative through its indiCo subsidiary to provide operational and management solutions to independent campus stores at colleges and universities across North America.  While they had provided consulting to college bookstores in the past, this new endeavor included services involving direct management of college stores.  They were already connected with Organizational Architecture through their employee benefits advisor who was aware of the deep experience we had with retail HR systems. Frank Sulen, Chief Financial Officer, said: We were connected with Organizational Architecture through a trusted advisor who knew of their experience with retail and multi-unit organizations.  Not only has OA provided consulting services to retailers, they have actually worked in management positions with several large retail organizations.   We needed help modifying our current HR processes, which were developed to support an organization with a few locations and many people in each location, allowing our HR department to support them in a direct, face-to-face fashion.  We needed help leveraging our current processes to a widely distributed model.   OA started by conducting a review of all of our current HR practices, and made recommendations on how to modify them to serve retail organizations.  Then, they developed an extensive collaboration checklist to assist us before, during, and after the process to convert stores from school management to ours.  They worked with us each step of the way to ensure that when our first college store management collaboration commenced, we could foresee any last-minute issues and develop good processes to...

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Do you have a temporary need for an onsite HR professional?

Do you have a temporary need for an onsite HR professional?

By on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog, Functional Area Leader, HR contractors and HR consultants, HR Project Management | 0 comments

Organizational Architecture can provide you with short-term contract assistance in your HR department, whether your need is: HR administration…we can provide professionals well-versed in HR administration to help with new hire orientation, benefits enrollment, workers’ compensation, leave of absence administration, and other tasks. HR specialist…if your need is for a seasoned specialist, our professionals bring deep experience in Recruitment Training and development Investigations Compensation Employee relations and many others… Project manager…maybe you have a major HR project to implement.  We can provide you with experienced HR talent to serve as your project manager to assist in a number of focused areas, such as system implementations, development of specific training and development programs, policy and procedure development, ad-hoc compensation assistance, or any number of other HR activities. Organizational Architecture can also provide oversight and guidance to the HR contractor, allowing you to focus on other parts of your business. Are you an HR contractor or consultant?…we’d love to connect!…please send your current resume or practice summary to me at markfiala@oahumanresources.com so we can learn more about your project work and experience. 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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HR consultants and contractors needed

HR consultants and contractors needed

By on Feb 22, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance, Functional Area Leader, HR Consulting, HR contractors and HR consultants, HR Project Management, Performance Management Consulting, Training and Development Consulting | 0 comments

  Are you a Human Resources consultant or contractor?   Are you interested in consulting or 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… 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 10 years of experience with HR disciplines such as Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Training/Development, Recruitment, Organizational Design, HRIS, or employment law …we’d love to connect!…please send your current resume or practice summary to me at markfiala@oahumanresources.com so we can learn more about your project work and experience. Our clients have needs for HRIS Specialists HR Administrators Performance Management Consultants 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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HR consultants and contractors needed

HR consultants and contractors needed

By on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance, Functional Area Leader, HR Consulting, HR contractors and HR consultants, HR Project Management, Performance Management Consulting, Training and Development Consulting | 0 comments

  Are you a Human Resources consultant or contractor?   Are you interested in consulting or 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… 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 10 years of experience with HR disciplines such as Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Training/Development, Recruitment, Organizational Design, HRIS, or employment law …we’d love to connect!…please send your current resume or practice summary to me at markfiala@oahumanresources.com so we can learn more about your project work and experience. Our clients have needs for HRIS Specialists HR Administrators Performance Management Consultants 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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