Let us handle all the day-to-day HR task, so You can get back to what you do best - Growing your business
Group-HR is the Human Resources division of The Barbelo Group. We spearhead the "Operational Solutions" for our clients. We deal with all the daily general HR operational tasks. Our team handles the day-to-day HR activities and interfaces with employees to ensure compliance and smooth operation of the people side of the business. Below are the the general HR tasks through the different stages of employment. Unlike "Strategic Solutions," where we look at the bigger picture and formulate long-term plans for improvement, operational solutions deals with the present condition and handles current threats and issues to the organization. We assess the organization and provide data to decision makers to help them make better decisions and long-term plans. Operational Solutions executes the long term plans set by the organization's leaders and remains to be the important front-line employee interface for the organization.
In addition, we help individuals reach their full potential and career goals through our Career/Executive Coaching, Outplacement and Resume services. We believe organizational excellence comes when we develop the individual's career satisfaction, growth, and success. We provide people the tools they need to succeed in every stage of their career. Our Consultants have different backgrounds and expertise to provide the right support at the right time.
HR Audit / Assessment
Time to find out your company’s HR compliance and effectiveness
An HR audit involves an objective look at the company’s HR policies, practices, procedures and strategies to protect the company, establish best practices and identify opportunities for improvement. An objective review of the company’s “current state” can help you evaluate whether specific practice areas are adequate, legal and/or effective. The results can provide decision-makers with the information necessary to decide what areas need improvement.
HR Audit identifies the state of your organization’s compliance programs while clearly identifying areas of opportunity that will make the greatest impact to the success of your organization. Business leaders will gain a clear picture of:
HR Operations Administration & Maintenance
• Emergency Help
• Off The Shelf
Dedicated HR Team
• Retainer / Pre-pay
• Outsource HR Department
• HR Startup
Specialized Administration & Maintenance
• Enhanced Internal HR
• Staffing Services
• Employee Record Maintenance
Some HR functions and departments are seen as integral to an organization’s business success and are therefore properly resourced and financed. Although it is more likely, in today’s economic climate, that they are over-stretched, under-resourced and consequently ineffective.
In an ideal world, HR professionals and departments would have more time to help deliver growth by concentrating on strategy and planning. Instead, most HR professionals and departments find themselves having to focus on HR administration and have little time to devote to higher value activities.
We can free up your in-house resources, remove the burden of HR administration and help to improve the strategic focus of your HR Department. This can be achieved through Barbelo Group - HR providing direct interim HR management, i.e., one of our consultants working on-site or remotely.
In addition, our employee relations support services can provide you with a dedicated knowledge and support base to address your specific employee relations issues and challenges.
Our Employee Relations support service provides our clients with a dedicated knowledge and support base to address their specific HRM requirements or challenges. Our clients can avail of:
Our wide ranging experience of many of the typical people-related issues facing organizations today results in us being particularly well placed to provide you with advice and guidance on issues including, reducing absenteeism, recognizing and dealing with poor performance, dealing with persistent lateness, handling discipline and grievance issues, and improving individual performance.
Administration & File Management
Best practice in HR administration can be difficult to maintain especially with an under-resourced and over-stretched HR function. Outsourcing allows management to reduce costs and administration overheads leaving key personnel to focus on core business activities.
The Barbelo Group - HR team offers a comprehensive outsourced HR administration service to our clients. We audit your existing HR administration processes and manage the development of an efficient and fully compliant HR administration system for your organization.
There are several pieces of legislation which apply in relation to employee filing systems and employee information, including :
Our experienced professionals will ensure your HR administration system is fully compliant with data protection and employment legislation.
Workforce Planning & Talent Management
Workforce Planning & Talent Management
We believe strategic workforce planning and talent management is closely linked when it comes to successfully preparing an organization for future challenges. We help organization plan and hire talent through our our staffing group and partnerships to get you the right people right when you need them. We focus on clarifying organizational priorities and goals as the basis for evaluating the knowledge and capabilities needed in the workplace
Strategic Workforce Planning connects HR strategy and practices to business strategy to ensure the organization
"has the right people in the right place at the right time and at the right cost"
while Talent Management is the strategic management of talent through an organization to drive results and ensure the business has the right person, at the right place, at the right time, at the right cost, with the right tools and incentives to do the job.
Organization and Employee Development helps facilitate talent management processes with leaders or management teams, at all levels, focusing on talent within or across departments. We work with these teams to articulate organizational needs, evaluate bench strength, and identify development activities.
What is the process for talent management and workforce planning?
Organizational Assessment describes the initial steps of a talent management process:
Workforce Analysis focuses on using information to gain an overview of the workforce and targeting a talent management initiative:
Talent Review provides an overview of how to facilitate a discussion of key talent:
Development Planning focuses on implementing development activity in the organization after the talent review:
Our Approach to Talent Management
Every recent study asking CEOs to name their most critical challenges includes talent management. Top CEOs look at talent management as a business system that is just as vital to organizational success as IT, finance, or distribution. In fact, many believe that it is the single thing that will differentiate and create competitive advantage.
Our approach to talent management will give your organization the flexibility and agility to make better talent decisions quickly. We can develop a blueprint that will help you understand the capacity and capability of talent at all levels to meet current and future business needs. Our approach covers all aspects of an employee’s life cycle—hiring, onboarding, development, career progression, and retention—so that you can move people where they will have the biggest impact and successfully transition leaders as your business changes.
We believe that there are several practices that are essential to success.
Done effectively, talent management gives you the right talent in place in the right jobs at the right time.
Designing and re-engineering workforce planning models based on business strategies and competency management systems are critical to the deployment and readiness of the workforce needed to carry out your mission and goals. Our methodology seeks to explicitly define the workload demand signal, work funding variances, and workforce supply capabilities. We translate this into meaningful data that can be used to forecast current and future workload demands against existing workforce supply. We also help you establish career roadmaps and planning guides that foster organizational and individual developmental planning, as well as learning processes to identify and align workforce competencies to your future needs.
Our team provides the tools, expertise, and support to improve the capabilities of your workforce by applying the following strategies:
The Barbelo Group offers workforces with Federal contracts unique perspectives and skills in the design and application of talent management techniques and strategies. Today’s issues include changing demographics, including a longer life expectancy of personnel, increased higher education, greater diversity, increased demand for flexibility in the workplace, and work patterns. When combined with federal systems, structures, and policies that have been virtually unchanged for many decades, we face challenges in recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-quality workforce.
The Barbelo group uses a Talent Management Strategy – People Capability Maturity Model:
• Acquire Talent
• Develop Capabilities
• Engage Employees
• Retain People – particularly high performers
In order to successfully accomplish these stages, we use key HCM strategies and tools, including:
• Competency assessments/management
• Leadership development assessments and programs
• Learning plans/knowledge management tools and strategies
• Organizational development and instructional system design tools
Thousands of hiring and promotion decisions are made every day by organizations just like yours, but it’s not often easy to select the right person for the job and for your business. You must strike a balance to identify candidates who will not only “fit,” but also grow, lead, and drive performance—now and in the future. With the right tools and strategy, you can have the confidence to make the best talent acquisition decisions for your organization.
At the Barbelo Group, we’ve built accuracy and efficiency into every selection step. Our innovative, forward-looking tools and consulting expertise eliminate the guesswork, get results, and control costs. You’ll reduce turnover, abbreviate ramp-up time, and build a bullet-proof, bottom-line business case for your talent acquisition process.
The Barbelo Group helps you optimize every step in your talent acquisition process:
Succession Planning & Management
Are you confident in your ability to identify, accelerate, and develop top talent?
Succession management represents the greatest investment you can make in your organization’s future. The Barbelo Group enables you to identify leadership potential earlier, accelerate individual growth, and prepare leaders to be ready for key leadership vacancies or new business opportunities.
Our approach ensures your organization has the right leaders ready for critical roles—today and tomorrow. We bring expertise, a roadmap, structure, and proven tools and methodologies that drive focus and meaning, and bring needed clarity to your talent discussion and decisions.
Our team helps you get the right leaders ready faster by building a succession management strategy to:
Fixed Fee Recruitment
We know how important it is to recruit the right people in the right places – and how much time that process can take
Our Fixed Fee Recruitment service will manage your hiring process from start to finish and ensure that you only have to deal with the most serious applicants.
The Fixed Fee Recruitment service covers:
We won’t take percentages of salary like a traditional recruitment agency, and there are no hidden costs or placement fees. We will solve your recruitment problems for the great fix rate per campaign.
On-site Interview Support
Interviews are still the best way of finding out whether or not a candidate will be the right fit for your organization – as long as you ask the right questions
On-Site Interview Support places an experienced HR professional alongside your recruitment manager to ensure that you ask the right questions and hire the best candidates.
Benefits of our Interview Support service include:
Whatever your HR project we can ensure that it is completed on time, to your requirements and with the minimal impact upon your day-to-day operations.
Interim HR Support
If you have a HR project that you do not have the resources to manage, speak to us to arrange an Interim HR Consultancy
Whether you require a HR professional to cover periods of leave, to assist during peak workload times or to offer consistent on-site HR support during ad-hoc project delivery, we will ensure that you have the cover in place that you require.
Speak to us for support with the following:
In addition to providing an on-site resource we will maintain full contact with our consultant whilst they are working with you, meaning that you not only get the benefit of an on-site HR expert but the full support of a leading outsourced HR consultancy.
Sometimes you cannot rely on job sites to find he caliber of person that you need. This is where executive search from the Barbelo Group can help
We work with our clients to understand their business, their structure and the responsibilities that the new executive will assume. By identifying the skills and experiences that you are looking for we will create the profile of a ‘perfect candidate’ for the role, and start our search from there.
Our Executive Search service will:
There is no upfront fee for this service, and we charge a placement fee only when you make a job offer to a candidate and they accept. For clients on our Retained HR Services package the placement fee is just 15%, whilst for non-retained clients it is 20%. We also offer a further 5% reduction in fees if we are the sole recruiting agent.
Organizational Capability, Learning & Development
Learning & Development (L&D)
We can design and deliver training programs that are tailored to the specific needs of your organization – to what your HR practitioners and people managers need.
Examples of areas in which we have particular training expertise include the conducting of workplace investigations, employment law, the handling of disciplinary and grievance matters and performance management.
We can also assist your HR practitioners and people managers in the development of your L&D Strategy. Our approach to L&D identification and analysis begins with the linkage of objectives to corporate and departmental plans.
Our experienced team of HR Consultants have developed L&D strategies in leadership capability, leadership coaching, employee engagement and driving high performance cultures.
Your workforce is constantly being challenged to take on increasing responsibilities, and these employees are the key to helping your organization achieve its strategic goals. All employees need to continuously build skills that will help them grow, ensure their employability, and contribute to the success of the organization.
The Barbelo Group’s workforce development system includes competency-based programs designed to equip your workforce—from frontline workers to first- and mid-level leaders—with the day-to-day interpersonal, teamwork, and business-results skills that help create and maintain a high-performance workplace.
You can choose from a range of learning courses that are grouped by skill areas, such as personal effectiveness, group effectiveness, and getting business results. Taken together, these courses strengthen overall workforce performance. Taken selectively, they pinpoint areas that need improvement.
The Barbelo Group’s workforce development programs are:
Frontline Leadership Development
Leaders are operating in an ever-changing environment and regularly face new challenges. To be successful on both a personal and an organizational level, they need new skills and competencies to meet these challenges.
The Barbelo Group collaborates with consultants who are world leaders in leadership development. We use a competency-based, integrated approach that helps organizations achieve their business objectives and results. Through leadership assessment and development, organizations can improve bench strength and grow their own leaders by identifying and developing high-potential employees.
Our training programs equip leaders at all levels with the day-to-day interpersonal skills for leading individuals or groups and the broader, overall skills needed to create and maintain a high-performance workplace. In addition, our assessment centers and multi-rater feedback surveys help companies identify, hire, and promote the most talented people.
The Barbelo Group’s leadership development programs are:
Mid-Level Leadership Development for Operations and Strategy
It’s a challenge to equip mid-level (operational) leaders and senior (executive) leaders with the skills they need to meet the ever-changing demands of their organizations—today, and tomorrow.
Mid-level leaders need high-impact solutions designed specifically for them, which enable them to turn senior leaders’ vision for the organization into reality. Senior leaders need continuous learning experiences linked directly to their business needs. The Barbelo Group provides a complete portfolio of development offerings spanning the entire leadership pipeline.
The Barbelo Group’s leadership development programs for mid-level and senior leaders offer:
The Barbelo Group-Excellence leadership development expertise enables you to address a wide range of requirements related to identifying and developing leaders at all levels of your organization. We create talent management processes for high potential employees to plan for the succession of key leaders. As a result, your business can build a robust talent pool that will provide internal "bench strength" to support future growth strategies. Based on this knowledge, we partner with you to design and implement multi-faceted leadership development programs including training, coaching, action learning and business acumen mentoring.
As an organization, ask yourself:
Our customized, individual and group blended learning approaches are designed so your critical talent experiences development that is sustainable and that your organization realizes a positive impact on business results. Through structured and innovative approaches, we will partner with you to establish the critical components of a successful leadership development plan.
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Total Rewards, Benefits & Compensation
As your organization seeks to optimize its performance and both gain and maintain competitive edge, incentives and bonuses can be used as key motivators for top team members.
The Barbelo Group provides you with a comprehensive guide to the selection, introduction and operation of a reward system for your organization. We help you to design reward systems which will foster employee commitment and drive higher performance through tailor-made motivation solutions and incentive management systems.
An example is our Business Concierge Services & Beyond programs.
Organizations are like families. They’re complex to look at and understand, and no two are the same. The same can be said for the people who keep an organization running.
Each employee has a unique personality and skills set, and a different role to play. This diversity means the manner in which they are rewarded should be different too. The Barbelo Group specializes in the design and management of a complete rewards system that drive employee engagement and retention. Our benefits and compensation management guidance includes:
Research and benchmarking of current, comparable jobs with external compensation and benefits data
Designing compensation and benefits packages for the organization’s employees, management, and leadership team
Developing cost-containment strategies that enable the organization to stay on solid financial ground
Creating recognition strategies for every level of the organization from the support staff to the board to management
The rewards and recognition employees receive play a key role in their productivity and overall job satisfaction. We assess the marketplace and research current compensation structures to ensure your organization is providing the best options for your team.
Ethics & Compliance, Investigation, Diversity
An Employee Handbook contains the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of your organization.
The Barbelo Group - HR’s professional and knowledgeable HR Consultants work closely with key members of management to customize an employee handbook and accompanying managerial guidelines for all sizes and types of organizations.
Our Employee Handbook development service includes :
Policy & Procedures
Do you have all the necessary HR policies and procedures in place to protect your organization from legal claims brought by employees and potential employees?
The Barbelo Group - HR delivers a highly experienced and knowledgeable support service to ensure your organization is legally compliant with all aspects of employment law and has all the required HR Policies and Procedures in place. Customized to your organization’s specific requirements, you will receive a comprehensive package of HR Policies and Procedures.
The large volumes of complex employment legislation, may result in your organization needing our HR Documentation development service to speedily develop all HR related documentation you require to be fully compliant with employment legislation.
Saving you the cost of developing and updating your own HR policies and procedures and letting you get on with the business of doing business, our HR Documentation development service covers every aspect of U.S. or International employment, from appraisals and performance management to grievance policies and absenteeism.
Bullying, harassment and intimidation in the workplace are some of the most difficult people issues which organizations may have to deal with. Organizations can also have to contend with grievances from employees and disciplinary issues.
Failure to address and resolve an allegation of bullying or harassment, or a grievance brought by an employee, or a disciplinary issue, can lead to a difficult, obstructive and stressful work environment and ultimately may lead to labor relations problems and litigation.
We often find that managers are too busy, not adequately trained or are too closely involved to handle this kind of situation effectively without some expert assistance. With the increasing levels of litigation worldwide today, employers cannot afford to make costly mistakes in this area.
Our team of highly experienced investigators can help you avoid this. We can conduct independent and objective investigations and produce robust investigative reports – reports that will withstand external scrutiny. We ensure minimal business disruption and full legal compliance.
All of our Consultants have an in-depth understanding of the legal framework, extensive HR experience and the skill to manage difficult and sensitive situations.
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
A company is only as good as its employees - fully engaged and productive - to meet the demands of business today. An inclusive workplace culture and workforce strategy increases your competitive edge. Here’s how:
If you want to benefit from inclusion and diversity, you need to ask the right questions. What innovation needs to occur for you to reach your growth markets? Where is the organizational knowledge you need to tap into these markets? How are you going to market and sell your products or services to emerging markets? Most of all, how can you mobilize your diverse workforce to help you grow the business?
Most companies try different tactics to build a culture of inclusion. These hit or miss approaches - 'Flavor of the Month' programs - are not enough. Only a comprehensive and coordinated strategy will make inclusion part of your company's DNA.
We developed a D&I Framework to support the broad needs of organizations across many industries to offer a comprehensive path to make inclusion a core business strategy. It is organized into four distinct areas highlighted below. Taken together, our D&I Framework is part of an integrated and consistent strategy for developing a culture of inclusion throughout the entire enterprise and to align all leaders on key metrics, activities, behaviors and external stakeholder relations.
1. Monitor and Measure Inclusion Results
Organizations will monitor and respond to inclusion metrics as part of tracking the overall success of the business.
Identify Key Employee Demographics Required for Growth (KEDRG):
2. Build a Culture of Inclusion Values, Principles and Protocols
Organizations will build a culture of inclusion through clearly stated values, principles and adhering to well defined protocols.
3. Reward and Reinforce Inclusive Leadership at All Levels
Organizations will reward and reinforce inclusive leadership at all levels of the enterprise.
4. Create Effective External Strategy for Growth Markets & Stakeholder Relations
Organizations will create an effective strategy for monitoring growth markets where new revenue opportunities can be found and build effective external stakeholder relations.
We customize this approach to meet the needs of your organization and to achieve four key outcomes:
So how do you make it happen?
The solution is a strategic framework that allows you to:
Where do you start?
The Barbelo Group can help guide your strategy by partnering with your leaders at several points in your journey. First, we have comprehensive Assessment Methodologies that tap a variety of customized collection tools to fully evaluate the alignment of an organization's current Inclusion and Diversity practices with its overarching business objectives. Our D&I Framework is ideal for organizations that already know their needs and want to track the real ROI for their efforts and continue to build on their strategy. Once you have a clear path of action, we can also increase your Global Agility as you begin to compete more in the global marketplace.
The Barbelo Group methodologies allow us to look at all aspects of clients' business processes and procedures and then report our findings back to them in a way that aligns with internal client Six Sigma processes and multi-generational project plans.
HR Technology, HRIS & Systems
Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE)
The Barbelo Group aim to be your partner of choice for Health, Safety, Security & Environment by providing best in class advice and solutions.
We provide Organizations with a robust systems, sensible advice and cost effective solutions in order to meet all their HSSE requirements and expectations and support them to be in line with relevant regulations, and HSSE best international practices and standards.
The Barbelo Group HSSE team can provide a range of onsite professional safety personnel for facilities or construction sites for a short period of time, or for the duration of a project. Our safety personnel will act on your behalf to free your staff to do other important jobs. Let us monitor your workers’ job safety performance, ensure compliance with company policies and government regulations, identify unsafe conditions and provide on-site training.
Our consultants provide a complete report of all the clients’ activities, including safety violations, recommendations and corrections made. We reserve the right to stop work any time an immediately dangerous-to-life-or-health (IDLH) situation exists.
Security measures are based on a threat assessment process and implemented to protect personnel, company assets and minimize loss while developing a safe and secure work environment.
Plant Shutdown and Turnaround
Plant shutdowns and turnarounds present inherent safety risks to employees and consultants. The strategic planning, organization and execution of a shutdown or turnaround project must include onsite standby rescue and medical services. Our experienced consultants are well versed in providing safety support for shutdowns and turnarounds for a variety of industries. We will work with our clients to ensure that all plant personnel, project consultants and company assets are protected throughout the scope of the operation.
Outsourced OH&S Safety Services
Building an effective safety management system from scratch takes considerable resources, and for many companies it is not economic to hire a dedicated safety manager. The Barbelo Group’s occupational health and safety programs (OH&S) free the client to focus on other operational issues. At the Barbelo Group, we strive to change the perception that OH&S is only a cost of doing business. We believe safety should be a proactive initiative that helps drive bottom-line returns. We also appreciate that safety is not just the responsibility of the safety department or manager, but of the company as a whole. Our safety professionals offer clients increased attention, knowledge, experience and expertise. Reduce your company’s business risk by trusting your safety program to the domain experts.
Project Safety Advisors
We have teams of project safety advisers offering a range of short-term contract services for construction projects and peak-period support. We will work with your company to identify hazards and implement procedural requirements to ensure a safe project or work site. Such services include, but are not limited to:
We offer the following services:
Labor & Employee Relations
Employee Discipline and Grievances
Every organization experiences occasional breakdowns in communication and relationships. We often find that managers are too busy, not adequately trained or are too involved to handle this kind of situation effectively without some expert assistance. With an increase in the level of litigation globally today employers cannot afford to make costly mistakes in this area.
Barbelo Group - HR team of experienced professionals manage both disciplinary and grievance matters on behalf of our clients, to ensure minimal business disruption, and full legal compliance.
All of our Consultants have an in-depth understanding of the legal framework, extensive HR experience and the skill to manage difficult and sensitive situations.
Our services in this area include independent disciplinary and grievance investigations; independent chairing of disciplinary and grievance hearings and appeals; thorough advice on process and procedure; and training for line managers in managing disciplinary and grievance situations.
Conflict Management - Mediation
Successful mediation can effectively cut the underlying costs related with unresolved conflict within your organization, as well as averting the need for costly formal adversarial procedures. Mediation is an informal procedure, where an impartial mediator assists disputants to resolve their differences and reach solutions in which the mediator has no stake.
Benefits of Mediation include :
Our experienced team of mediators, with long standing expertise in dispute resolution and conflict management, will facilitate the restoration of respectful and productive working relationships.
The Barbelo Group-HR has helped organizations address employee engagement needs with scalable solutions and a targeted approach. We focus on key positions, functions and individuals whose engagement and retention are critical to the delivery of organizational results. Our employee engagement solutions can help your business achieve a competitive advantage and enhance the employment experience by tackling the employee engagement and workforce performance issues experienced in many organizations.
As an organization, ask yourself:
As your partner, Group-HR will address the career components of employee engagement initiatives including turnover, retention initiatives, employee engagement survey results and performance management processes. At Group-HR our employee engagement solutions incorporate the tools, resources and technology to develop employees at all levels of your organization and help you to retain your biggest asset - your talent.
Employee satisfaction, engagement and commitment can be shown to have a positive impact on your bottom line. Organizations are consequently increasingly using staff surveys to measure employee engagement in an effort to improve business performance.
An essential component of organizational training and development, Employee Attitude Surveys provide a picture of your organizations needs. These surveys can be used to solicit employee opinions on a variety of issues.
The Babelo Group - HR team partners with our clients to develop, conduct and collate Employee Attitude Surveys, which demonstrate that you, the employer, are listening to your staff. Taking action on the findings further demonstrates that your employees’ views are valued and can pay dividends in terms of improved morale and commitment.
Workforce Transition & Outplacement Management Service
Whether you're transitioning a few people or thousands, the Barbelo Group-HR team has the tools, technology and expertise to help you plan an effective restructuring strategy and manage the outplacement and career transition process from start to finish. Most importantly, we'll help ensure that your affected employees land new roles quickly and confidently, and that the employees you retain remain productive, committed and focused.
As an organization, ask yourself:
Group-HR can comprehensively manage your transition events and increase your ability to retain your organization’s brand equity, your reputation as an employer of choice, and ultimately your best people.
Career Transition and Outplacement Solutions for Employers include:
Flexibility for your career transition and outplacement needs
With Group-HR you have our promise, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, that your restructuring or downsizing will run smoothly and meet your objectives. We offer a comprehensive range of offerings that are customizable to the levels of impacted employees as well as your cultural norms and budget. Our offerings are structured using milestones and quantifiable benchmarks, but are adaptable to multiple career path tracks, generational preferences, learning styles, and unique personal career goals. Our learning approaches include dedicated one-to-one consulting; workspace and office resources; onsite career centers; virtual and in-office seminars; facilitated Job Search Work Teams; and proprietary online research engines, job boards, resume posting sites, eLearning, and podcasts. Learn more about our career transition and outplacement offerings.
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Executive Transition Service for Senior Executives
Senior executives face unique challenges during a transition with much at stake for the individual and the organization. Executive Transition Service for senior executives offers a solution that helps you protect your employer brand and create goodwill, while providing your senior executives with the unique support they need to identify and select the most suitable career options. Each senior executive is connected to a peer-level coach, a team of business and SME advisors, and mentors to facilitate key networking introductions. Rich logistical, technical and learning tools are used to support them in achieving career goals.
Learn about Executive Coaching
Pre-event and communication planning for a structuring or downsizing
A poorly managed restructuring – large or small – can result in lost business opportunities, decreased productivity, poor morale and a damaged brand. We help you with the pre-event planning that is essential for effective and successful transitions. You will receive strategic advice and tactical guidance on communication strategy, project planning and milestones, and effective manager notification training to address needs of individuals across the organization directly and indirectly impacted by an event. We use a holistic approach to career transitions to ensure success.
Building resiliency and maintaining workforce productivity during change
The uncertainty that comes with a restructuring or downsizing can derail an organization if remaining employees lack the skill to successfully navigate change. We help you assess productivity challenges brought on by the transitioning of affected employees. We provide solutions to build confidence, engagement and agility, giving employees and managers the competencies needed to remain focused, flexible and productive. Services can be delivered before and after a downsizing event.
Redeployment services to retain talent during transition events
Is retention one of your talent management priorities during a downsizing or restructuring? By redeploying affected employees into new roles within the organization, you retain valuable institutional knowledge, build engagement and burnish your brand, while reducing severance, recruiting and training costs. We provide a redeployment solution that will help you reduce the number of employees you need to let go during a transition event. Our technology platform connects affected employees with internal opportunities, helping to place them into open positions within the company.
For more information on Career Transition & Outplacement, contact Group-HR today
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International HR Management
Our clients know that they can rely on us to deliver Great HR support no matter where they are based
The Barbelo Group – HR team members are experts when it comes to United States employment law, but that doesn’t mean that our services are limited to U.S. businesses.
We support clients from all around the world in setting up their U.S. or global operations, ensuring a high standard of service and full compliance with their legal obligations.
However, it’s not just compliance that we can guarantee. We provide a wide range of business HR and employment services that will help you to establish your overseas operations with ease:
Whether you are setting up in the U.S. for the first time and need a trusted consultancy to smooth the transition or if you have an existing U.S. operation that requires a hands-on approach to HR and compliance, we can help.
Strategic International Human Resources Programs
Managing the international human resource dynamic will always involve a certain element of ad hoc crisis management, resulting over time in creation (or inheriting through acquisition) of a company fabric of global human resource structures, policies, documentation and programs that may be fragmented, incomplete and inconsistent across countries.
Our unique expertise and philosophy offers strategic human resources consulting, providing programs which address the spectrum of company culture, functions and impact. Our consultants deliver
We offer our clients the opportunity to perform complete reviews, creation and reformulation of major strategic human resources programs, such as:
PREPARATION FOR EXPANSION INTO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
Multinational Change Management
Foreign Country Human Resources Law
PRE AND POST ACQUISITION ANALYSIS AND INTEGRATION
International Benefits & Compensation
International employee benefits and compensation consulting in complete international employee plans, expatriate insurance plans, and multinational risk pooling, securing competitive, cost effective international employee benefits and compensation, which meet national legal and competitive employee benefits and compensation requirements. Our international consultants services include:
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The fundamental goal of performance management is to promote and improve employee effectiveness. It is a continuous process where managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee's work objectives or goals and his or her overall contribution to the organization.
Performance management is essentially the process of creating a work environment or structure in which your people are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities. It is about establishing a culture where employees and teams share responsibility for the continuous improvement of business processes and their own skills and behaviors.
We help organizations design a strategic and integrated performance management system that produces the best from employees. Performance Management is consists of:
Our service includes:
The Barbelo Group’s performance management methodology effects positive change in your organizational culture, systems, and processes by establishing a shared understanding of what you want to achieve and how to get there. Our approach to managing people increases the probability of achieving success by creating a high-performing organization. We begin by helping you design strategic (SMART) goals that are cascaded throughout the organization from employee levels to upper management. These goals are linked to rating systems and the recognition process through the following strategies:
Calibration systems assure appraisal accuracy, guarantee differentiation, and drive the truth into performance management. We can help you create a successful approach and train your managers and facilitators to use this this deceptively simple procedure skillfully.
The procedure’s operation is straightforward: Managers compare their expectations and standards and planned appraisal ratings with each other before those ratings become official. When everyone has come to agreement on the appropriate performance appraisal ratings for all the individuals under review, only then do the managers prepare their final performance appraisals.
Benefits and Concerns
The advantages of incorporating a calibration procedure as part of an organization’s overall performance appraisal system are clear: Consistent standards of performance are applied to all individuals doing similar work. Rating errors are reduced. Managers take performance management much more seriously since they now have to justify their planned ratings to their peers. Legal defensibility goes up.
But there are some real concerns with installing a formal calibration procedure, too. Some managers may resist having to defend their performance appraisal ratings to their peers. Employees may feel that their privacy is compromised. Managers may blame the procedure for forcing them to deliver lower-than-expected ratings to subordinates.
We Can Help
Our Group Org Excellence team is one of America’s most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on designing and using calibration sessions. He can give you all the information you need to decide whether this approach is right for your organization. He can help you get all the mechanics right, communicate the system’s operation to everyone who’s affected by it, and train your managers and calibration session facilitators.
Coaching for Success
Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team member performance. Whether leaders are guiding people toward success in new or challenging situations or helping people improve or enhance their work performance, their ability to coach and provide feedback makes the difference between mediocrity and high performance.
We help managers understand the importance of three coaching techniques and how to effectively handle both proactive and reactive coaching discussions. Our training helps managers have more effective and efficient interactions.
Our program helps managers:
Dealing with poor performance, marginal employees, disciplinary action, and discharge are the toughest parts of any manager’s job. Traditional discipline systems just don’t work anymore. And in today’s knowledge-worker economy, a more sophisticated and effective approach is necessary. We’ve got the answers.
Our Performance Improvement Services include:
The Barbelo Group's Performance Management Strategic Framework
The Barbelo Group helps organizations and managers effectively manage performance by designing systems that will:
Managing discipline - in other words, unacceptable behavior and poor performance - is not something managers look forward to address without the necessary tools and training in place.
Conduct issues include insubordination, negligence, using illegal practices, falsifying records, theft, bullying, dangerous behavior, fighting or hostile behavior, poor attendance record and/or poor time-keeping.
Performance issues include failing to meet work targets, inadequate quantity of work, missing work deadlines, inaccurate work, wasting work materials, poor customer service, failure or refusal to follow instructions and/or an unwillingness to take responsibility.
A single employee with chronic performance or behavior problems can dominate a leader's time and drag down the productivity and morale of an entire work group. The Barbelo Group prepares employers by helping establish a workable process and building leaders’ skills in handling chronic performance problems.
Our process goes beyond benchmarks and numbers to build an effective performance improvement. Our training and process design:
Systems Design & Development
We believe there is no magic bullet when it comes to employee performance improvement. Each organization is unique and we can help your organization create a performance improvement system that aligns with your culture, strategy and current state to ensure results.
Our system reviews corrective action policies with a tough-minded insistence that people take personal responsibility for their behavior and performance. We work with our clients to develop and design systems that solve the problems of absenteeism, bad attitudes, poor performance and misconduct. The result is a system that significantly reduces disciplinary incidents, terminations and exposure to unemployment claims and wrongful discharge lawsuits.
System development typically includes our working with a project manager and an implementation team to accomplish the following:
All of our work is customized to meet your specific objectives and provide the greatest value for your investment.
Performance Management Seminars
We conduct several different Performance Management seminars for management. Each of these seminars concentrates on a different aspect of performance management.
Making Performance Appraisal Work
This seminar gives your managers the tools and skills they need to answer the two questions every employee wants the answer to: (1) What do you expect of me? (2) How am I doing at meeting your expectations? Your supervisors and managers will learn how to set goals, assess performance, and conduct effective performance reviews.
Managing the Marginal Performer
This seminar concentrates on helping your managers confront and correct poor performers. It gives them the tools, the skills, and the courage they need to prepare for a discussion about the need for performance improvement, conduct that discussion confidently, and follow-up afterwards it make sure that the needed change has occurred.
This seminar gives your managers the skills (and the courage) they need to use your organization’s calibration process effectively. They will learn how to accurately evaluate performance, use relative assessment, and always wear the company hat.
Developing Exceptional Performance
This management seminar focuses on identifying and developing your company‘s highest potential individuals. Participants learn how to identify high potential employees, create development plans that work, and retain top talent. It gives your managers the tools they need to help people move from GOOD to GREAT.
This seminar is an intensive one-day engagement – typically involves two components. First, a presentation to the executive team on best practices and new directions in performance management. Second, a sleeves-rolled-up working session focusing specifically on the organization’s highest-priority performance management issues.
Focus Areas are:
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