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Non-profit consulting

By on Sep 6, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Community Support, Compensation Consulting, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Non Profit |

Non-profit consulting

Over the years we have had an opportunity to work with a number of non-profit organizations, ranging from large agencies and foundations to smaller organizations.  We have also worked with professional and trade associations, health care organizations, and community organizations. Non-profits have the same Human Resources challenges that any other organizations have. But it is […]

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Fostering Empathetic Leadership

By on Aug 27, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Public Libraries |

Fostering Empathetic Leadership

By Asha Vyas Interactions with co-workers and patrons are an unavoidable part of any library job. Like it or not, we cannot work tucked safely in a tower of floor-to-ceiling books. Practicing and teaching empathetic leadership will strengthen your organization and contribute to positive experiences for library patrons and co-workers alike. What is empathetic leadership? […]

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Salary budget increases continue to accelerate

By on Jun 2, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Compliance, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting |

Salary budget increases continue to accelerate

Back in September 2021 we shared that HR/Compensation professionals were expecting a 3.30% increase to salary budgets for 2022. In January 2022 we provided an update that increases were approaching 5.0%. WorldatWork.org, the Total Rewards Association, has recently completed a new survey and is showing increases are now expected to be over 5.0% for the […]

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Empowering Budgets for Small Libraries

By on May 24, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries |

Empowering Budgets for Small Libraries

By Asha Vyas A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values. President Barack Obama. A well-planned budget reflects your library’s community footprint. The process to create this real-world, library-mission-focused budget happens all year long. It’s more than just a planning tool for Directors, […]

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Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By on Apr 16, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Supervising employees with special skills: tips for administrators and Trustees

By Cari Dubiel It’s impossible to know exactly what a direct report is doing at a given moment—and this task is even more daunting in the arena of special skills. Most Directors have an MLIS and a library background but have to supervise information technology, building, and public relations professionals. On the other side, Trustees’ […]

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Client success story – Preble County District Library

By on Apr 12, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Success Stories |

Client success story – Preble County District Library

Having worked with over a dozen public libraries across Ohio, we’ve come to appreciate the unique circumstances of each library system. Working with Preble County District Library recently, we learned how rural systems are meeting the challenges of attracting and retaining talent. Preble County District Library is a public library located in beautiful southwest Ohio. […]

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