Client success story – Scheeser Buckley Mayfield
This month’s success story highlights our work with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield. Scheeser Buckley Mayfield [SBM] is a well-respected regional engineering firm serving clients in Ohio and surrounding states. SBM designs mechanical, electrical, site civil, and technology systems for buildings. SBM’s innovative solutions are operating in numerous health care, education, and government facilities
Since 1959, SBM has provided exceptional engineering that is responsive to clients’ needs by working together. Their goal is to enhance people’s lives through effective engineering.
We were contacted by the principals of SBM to help them with some challenging recruitment and retention needs. Organizational Architecture provided competitive data analyses and recommendations to assist the firm in setting and achieving their growth goals.
Chris Schoonover PE is one of the principals and our partner on the project. He said:
We work in a competitive industry and decided to engage with Organization Architecture for assistance with assessing our recruiting strategies for technical positions and developing new approaches for retaining and motivating our staff.
The project team of Mark Fiala and Ryan Sheehan were quick to get started. We met with the leadership team to understand their challenges and goals. Our experience with engineering and design firms allowed us to get up to speed on understanding the landscape of their industry and provide meaningful insights and analysis into the processes already in place.
We conducted a thorough analysis of the A/E industry, recruiting approaches, and retention activities. Using that analysis, we were able to provide meaningful recommendations to improve SBM’s position in the labor market and enhance their position as an employer of choice. Furthermore, We provided recommendations that were easy to understand and more importantly, able to be executed within the existing staff structure. Chris added,
Throughout the project Mark and Ryan spent time with us reviewing data, asking questions, and making sure they were providing the analysis we needed to make decisions about our programs, even as the firm continued to evolve. Additionally, they helped present findings to our leadership team in a way that was clear and meaningful. We were very pleased with their work and hope to collaborate as we continue to refine our recruiting and retention programs