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Performance Management Consulting

Client success story – Ohio Travel Bag

Client success story – Ohio Travel Bag

By on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Human Resources Consulting, Performance Management Consulting, Success Stories | 0 comments

This month’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture assisted its client Ohio Travel Bag with an analysis of their HR processes. Established in 1908, Ohio Travel Bag is the leading supplier of components, fasteners, and hand tools to the luggage, case, trunk, handbag, leathercraft, garment hardware and shoe industries. They also provide a popular line of gifts and travel accessories for retailers. Michael Fox, President of Ohio Travel Bag, said, “Organizational Architecture provided us with just the expertise we were looking for. We knew what needed to be reviewed but did not have the resources internally to conduct the analysis. We were very impressed with the review and analysis of our employee compensation and performance management system. Their benchmarking analysis was detailed and thorough, and gave us a better picture how our overall organization compensated our employees compared to the market. They were also able to provide us with real, actionable suggestions and tools that could be put into place right away to help enhance our performance management system”. 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 other success stories for more helpful...

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Client success story – human resources consulting

Client success story – human resources consulting

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Human Resources Consulting, Performance Management Consulting, Success Stories | 0 comments

Today’s success story highlights how Organizational Architecture can assist smaller organizations with improving their HR processes. Our client in specialty goods wholesaling reached out to us after a change in ownership to help review some of their HR functions as they were reviewing all other operational functions. There were two specific areas that our client wanted us to review: compensation and their performance management system. Regarding compensation, they wanted a better understanding of how competitive their pay was relative to the market for a variety of jobs. We conducted a benchmarking analysis and provided them market data for both base and incentive compensation for those selected jobs. The second area we reviewed was their performance management system. We analyzed their current system and then provided them with suggestions on specific elements that should be added to their current system or ways they can be improved. Items analyzed included employee policies, the corrective action process, and the performance appraisal forms and procedures. Our analysis provided them with the right information and tools to help build out a workforce strategy that also supported the overall business strategy. Do you need assistance with a specific project in one of your HR processes?  Contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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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 contractors and HR consultants, HR Project Management, Human Resources Consulting, 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 contractors and HR consultants, HR Project Management, Human Resources Consulting, 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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Developing your performance review

Developing your performance review

By on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog, Performance Management, Performance Management Consulting, Performance Review | 0 comments

You may find yourself asking “Why is developing the performance review so significant?” A performance review can easily have a long-term impact on your employee’s: Perception of job performance. Growth and development. Ability to be motivated to perform job requirements. Capability to be retained. Capacity to modify behavior to achieve desired business results. Salary increases. Future promotions. Careful development is crucial, as a poorly written performance review could result in serious long-term ramifications. Another important part of the performance review development process is your employee’s self-evaluation. The self-evaluation provides an opportunity for your employee to evaluate their performance from a personal perspective. A near consensus of the two review forms should exist if you have provided ongoing coaching and performance feedback throughout the review period. Should differences be anticipated, be prepared to discuss them. Observe the following guidelines for effective self-evaluations: Allow sufficient preparation time for each performance review. Distribute a copy of the performance review to each employee before being reviewed. Explain the importance of the self-evaluation process to each employee. Define how performance is evaluated [i.e., exceeds, meets, does not meet expectations]. Review performance review form completion steps with each employee. Do you have questions about effective performance review systems?  If you need assistance with this or other human resource needs, contact us and check out our blog for more helpful...

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Client Success Story – NineSigma

Client Success Story – NineSigma

By on Jun 15, 2016 in Blog, Performance Management, Performance Management Consulting, Performance Review, Success Stories | 0 comments

NineSigma is a great example of how Organizational Architecture assists its clients with performance management challenges by developing and implementing a new performance review process. NineSigma [www.ninesigma.com] helps organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors ‘connect with the world’ to find new solutions, knowledge, and partners to accelerate their innovation cycles. NineSigma is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Bill Chorba, Chief Financial Officer at NineSigma, said, “Our staff dreaded completing performance reviews each year and viewed them as just another form to fill out; an administrative burden that added little value. We wanted something more meaningful for our employees that would help develop their performance, and in return help improve the performance of NineSigma.” “Organizational Architecture gave our managers a refreshing look on performance reviews, yet something simple, realistic, and effective.  They have provided us with all the necessary tools from timelines, forms, and communications to employees to create a seamless process. We are just completing our second year of performance reviews with the assistance of OA and they have helped us create an environment where performance is an ongoing conversation throughout the year between manager and employee. No longer do we simply conduct a one-time meeting each year so managers can fill out a form to stick in their employees’ folders.” Delivering an effective performance review is not an easy task for all managers. But when the right processes, training, and tools are in place, managers will be prepared to give their employees the feedback necessary to improve individual performance as well as that of the overall organization. Want to learn more?  Check out our blog or contact us at oa@oahumanresources.com or...

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