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Training and Development

The importance of front-line supervisor training

By on Feb 8, 2022 in Best Practices, Blog, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

The importance of front-line supervisor training

By Cari Dubiel Public libraries are often faced with challenges when it comes to training in general: staff shortages, lack of time, and the need to stay relevant to their communities, are only a few examples. Leadership training gets pushed to the back burner, and managers are expected to become self-starters, learning on the fly. […]

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Case study – performance management process for Library Director and Fiscal Officer

By on Nov 16, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Case Study, Coaching, Communication, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Performance Management, Public Libraries, Success Stories |

Case study – performance management process for Library Director and Fiscal Officer

Our case study for this month highlights work we did for a public library client of ours. We are passionate about helping our public library clients learn and use best practices when it comes to Human Resources strategies. In this project we worked with a library’s Board of Trustees to develop a performance management process […]

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Library Director and Fiscal Officer performance management

By on Nov 16, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Coaching, Communication, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Performance Management, Public Libraries |

Library Director and Fiscal Officer performance management

By Cari Dubiel Developing and executing the evaluation of an Executive Director or Fiscal Officer is often a challenge for public library trustees and employees alike. As community members, trustees aren’t always able to be on-site at the library. Administrative staff are tasked with operating the library, so the trustees don’t have to, and there […]

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Leadership and supervisor training

By on Oct 21, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Coaching, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Leadership, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Leadership and supervisor training

Our clients contact us asking for guidance when they wish to implement leadership development programs.  There are usually two needs they have identified: Helping senior management become more effective at leading the organization and becoming more strategic, and Helping front-line supervisors become more adept at managing their teams and learning basic management skills to become […]

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Non-profit consulting

By on Apr 13, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, HR Consulting, Non Profit, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Performance Management Consulting, Position Descriptions, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

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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Human Resources consulting services

By on Apr 7, 2021 in Best Practices, Blog, Compensation Consulting, Employee Benefits, HR Consulting, HR Operations Audit, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Performance Management Consulting, Position Descriptions, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development, Training and Development Consulting |

Human Resources consulting services

OA has been providing Human Resources consulting services to our clients for 14 years. We are proud of the work we have done and the many organizations we have been privileged to have worked with, from private companies, to non-profits, and even public-sector organizations like cities, libraries, and agencies. What are some of the things […]

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