Support for your HR organization to achieve key goals and build new skills
When your needs exceed your available capacity, The Washington Firm can provide complementary resources to help get the job done, and help you build self-sufficiency long after our project has ended. Our services for interim and outsourced HR include:
Individual modules can be offered on a stand-alone basis or as part of a continuing leadership development plan, and each module can be offered as a half-day or full day session, depending on the depth of content and amount of practice time desired.
The following are examples of the topics that we can offer; other training topics are available upon request.
Program & Project Support
Regardless of your organization’s life stage, The Washington Firm can provide human resources services to help you reach your HR objectives. Organizations that are too small to warrant a senior full-time HR resource can encounter complicated human resource issues. Larger organizations with experienced HR teams may need additional resources for a short-term project or interim assignment. No matter what needs you face, we can be your first call for help.
Sample HR Projects:
- Audit/assessment of HR department programs and processes
- Employee handbooks and policies
- Developing and/or updating social media and electronic usage policies
- Performance management design & training
- Review of salary structures and existing compensation against competitive market data
- Review and enhancement of HR processes, including recruiting, new hire, and separation processes
- Development of new employee and new manager orientation programs
- Employee communications programs
- Training needs assessment and development of professional development programs
- Creation of management and technical career ladders
- Layoff planning and implementation
- Designing retention strategies during times of organizational change
- HR file audit with recommendations
All of our solutions are adapted to meet the specific needs of our clients. If you have needs beyond the solutions listed here, please contact us to discuss your options for a customized engagement.
Coaching for HR Professionals
Your development can be enriched by working with coaches who have been in your shoes. Our consultants are successful HR leaders who have worked in a variety of industries, in organizations of all sizes, and understand the practical issues facing HR. Experienced in coaching and mentoring internal HR professionals, we can help your HR leadership grow with your company’s needs.
Interim and Outsourced HR Leadership
Occasionally, our clients have a need for a senior HR resource to support specific strategic HR needs.
Many organizations are too small to warrant a senior full-time professional HR resource, yet you sometimes have complicated human resource issues. Larger organizations have experienced HR teams, but may need additional resources for a short term project or interim assignment.
Having an engaged executive team is vital for the effectiveness and flexibility of your company. Our consultants are experienced, senior HR executives ready to step-in so you can avoid the negative impact of an HR leadership gap. With an interim Washington Firm consultant at the helm, your company’s HR resource will continue to serve as a vital partner in daily operations and in developing the company’s long-term objectives.
Change comes to every organization. We’ll help you navigate and manage it successfully.
Layoffs: As workforce needs change, we help organizations prepare for layoffs with a smooth, respectful, and caring transition for employees. Our consultants can assist in the planning and implementation of changes, including separation plans, manager training and communications toolkits, and outplacement support for affected staff. On-site support is provided as needed. We also offer training in areas such as Change Management and/or Teambuilding and can work with you to design retention strategies to assist the organization in retaining key staff and moving forward.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The success of a merger or acquisition often depends on the successful integration of people. The Washington Firm is well equipped to help you at every step: in the assessment of organizational culture and HR policies and practices during due diligence; planning for changes affecting employees and the organization; and the integration of companies. We have proven experience working successfully with numerous acquisitions of all sizes, all over the world, and can provide practical strategies and support to help you achieve the best outcome for your combined organization.
Is your own company being acquired? We can help you identify the right questions to ask, develop effective ways to approach integration, and take an active role in planning for and managing your company’s future.
Global HR: Opening a new office in another country? It’s an exciting time to go global, but the myriad of issues involved can confuse and confound you. Our consultants have helped clients open new offices and hire employees in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and throughout North and South America, and can help you understand the information, resources, and new employee processes you’ll need to get your new location up and running.