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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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Client success story – Inno-Pak

Client success story – Inno-Pak

By on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog, HR Consulting, HR Project Management, Success Stories | 0 comments

This month’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture has assisted our client Inno-Pak with HR project management and on-going HR assistance. Inno-Pak is the leading supplier of both stock and custom packaging for the Grocery and Food service industry. Since 1992, Inno-Pak has supplied flexible plastic and rigid paperboard packaging for supermarkets, convenience stores, and in-store departments, and has since expanded to serve the food service, retail, and food processing industries. Anthony Guarnara, Director of Sales Administration and our partner on these projects, said, “We think of our employees as family. Therefore, when we look at our employee benefits programs, we are caring for our family members. As we have grown, our employee benefits programs have become increasingly complex. The landscape of healthcare changed significantly in the past few years and we needed guidance. Likewise, our payroll provider was becoming increasingly difficult to work with and we needed to transition to a new provider. Organizational Architecture provided us with a road map to assess alternatives in a thoughtful and thorough manner.  They guided us through this process with helpful tools to ensure we were considering all of the important factors, and made the final selection process easy for us.  Their diligence is why our employee benefits and payroll partners are now valuable and effective partners”. There are many different components that must be considered to develop an effective HR function. Organizational Architecture is here to help, whether you need assistance with one specific area within HR or a complete overhaul of your HR strategy. Want to learn more?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client success story – project management

Client success story – project management

By on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog, HR Consulting, HR Project Management, Success Stories | 0 comments

At Organizational Architecture, we typically provide assistance in the areas of workforce strategy, organizational design, and human resources consulting, but did you know we can also help with project management? Today’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture has helped a manufacturing company headquartered in Delaware, Ohio with ongoing HR support, as well as managed request-for-proposal processes to find a new payroll provider and employee benefits advisor. One of the pain points that our client expressed to us about their personnel administration was that they were unsatisfied with the service that they received from their payroll and employee benefits partners. After attempting to improve the service levels from these vendors without satisfactory results on their part, we suggested that it would be best to seek new partners to provide these services. We started this process by identifying service providers suitable for our client and asked potential partners to respond to our comprehensive request-for-proposal, which includes a thorough and detailed questionnaire to ensure they are able to provide the right services to our client. After reviewing their responses and interviewing them, we selected finalists to present to our client, who chose the new partners they felt would best serve their needs. Since selecting and implementing a new payroll provider and benefits broker, our client is pleased they can count on them to provide accurate and reliable service to their managers and employees. Do you need assistance with identifying areas of opportunity within your HR function or particular project that you need help managing?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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