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Organizational Architecture supports Skidmark Garage

Organizational Architecture supports Skidmark Garage

By on Jul 19, 2018 in Blog, Community Support, In the News | 0 comments

In 2015, former high school history and math teacher, Brian Schaffran, finally took the leap and left a career as a teacher, both at Cleveland School of the Arts and Saint Martin de Porres High School, to open his dream business, a DIY Community Motorcycle Garage. More than three years later, Skidmark Garage is a staple not only in Cleveland but acts as a leader in this world-wide movement of do-it-yourself garages.   With the support of Skidmark members, Brian and business partner Molly Vaughan are finally ready to dive back into education. This time however, the classroom is going to look a little different. In November, they gained non-profit status and started the launch of Skidmark CLE and their Mobile Shop Class Trailer.   The Skidmark CLE Shop Class Trailer will wake up brains as students pick up tools. Skidmark CLE plans to bring shop class back to junior high and high school students and teach them how to disassemble and then rebuild a motorcycle within our mobile classroom. The trailer pulls up to students’ homeschools and introduces basic hand-tool skills through motorcycle building and engine maintenance. Students will learn leadership and stick-to-itiveness though hands-on problem solving in a non-traditional setting that exists as a partner to traditional classroom learning.   Organizational Architecture is proud to help Skidmark CLE bring these skills to students in Northeast Ohio and beyond and will be involved with helping Brian and Molly bring this program to students in 2019.   Want to learn more?  Contact Brian or Molly by email or call 440.591.4822…or better yet, stop by the garage at 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.   You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...

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OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System March Meeting

OA to speak at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System March Meeting

By on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog, Hiring, HR Consulting, In the News, Presentations and Conferences, Talent Acquisition | 0 comments

We’re excited for the opportunity to present at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System’s upcoming meeting.  We’ve been asked to discuss Staffing Strategies for 2018 and beyond and have a great program that will be interactive, informative, and fun. The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System [NEO-RLS] is a partially state-funded membership organization that provides continuing education, professional development, emerging technology support, group purchasing and many other benefits and services to all of the academic, school, special and public libraries in 22 counties of Ohio. The session will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9.30a to 12.30p at the Euclid Public Library. If you need assistance with 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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OA and Warren & Associates collaborates to expand services to its clients

OA and Warren & Associates collaborates to expand services to its clients

By on Feb 13, 2018 in Blog, HR Consulting, In the News | 0 comments

We’re excited to announce a new collaboration between Organizational Architecture and Warren & Associates.  Warren & Associates helps employers prevent and promptly resolve workplace conflicts and inequities in order to minimize legal risks and optimize company performance. OA’s Mark Fiala and Warren & Associates’ Sindy Warren have worked together over the years on a number of projects, and their complementary services have been beneficial to both of their clients. Together, we will be assisting our clients with Human Resources consulting [compensation, benefits, training/development, organizational design/development, compliance, administration] Recruitment and talent acquisition Onsite or remote temporary HR contractors Workplace investigations into claims of harassment or inappropriate conduct Harassment and inappropriate conduct avoidance training Expert testimony and witness services We’ve got more good news coming in the next few months because of our expanded capabilities…new ways to help our clients build good HR practices and stay on top of the compliance challenges organizations face. Want to learn more?  Contact us and check out our blog for more on how we can help your...

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We’re moving!…

We’re moving!…

By on Jan 22, 2018 in Blog, In the News | 0 comments

That’s right, in about a week we are making a small move from the fifth floor to the fourth floor.  So there will be fewer stairs to climb each morning… Effective February 1st, our address will be Organizational Architecture, Inc. 3100 East 45th Street Suite 462 Cleveland Ohio 44127 Our web address remains www.oahumanresources.com and our phone is that same at 216.586.4762....

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Ohio minimum wage will increase for 2018

Ohio minimum wage will increase for 2018

By on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog, Compliance, In the News | 0 comments

The Ohio Department of Commerce has announced that Ohio’s minimum wage is to increase on January 1 2018.  It will increase to $8.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.15 per hour for tipped employees.  The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $305,000 per year.   The current 2017 Ohio minimum wage is $8.15 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.08 for tipped employees.  The 2017 Ohio minimum wage applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $299,000 per year.   The Constitutional Amendment [II-34a] passed by Ohio voters in November 2006 states that Ohio’s minimum wage shall increase on January 1 of each year by the rate of inflation.  The state minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index [CPI-W] for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the 12-month period prior to September.  This CPI-W index increased by 1.9 percent over the twelve-month period from September 1 2016 to August 31 2017.  You can access the Constitutional Amendment online.   Employers should remember to post the Ohio Minimum Wage 2018 in their place of business.  Additionally, we remind employers to stay up to date on the required postings for their state.  Click here to access the list of required postings in the State of Ohio.   If you have questions about required postings or other compliance issues, contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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OA will participate as a panelist at next week’s WELD event

OA will participate as a panelist at next week’s WELD event

By on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog, In the News, Presentations and Conferences, Success Stories | 0 comments

Organizational Architecture will be participating in the Women for Economic and Leadership Development Cleveland Leadership Series on Tuesday September 19 2017. …hope you can make it to this great session. You can find details on how to register to attend here. THANKS! 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 you!...

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