Embrace What’s Unique
Your mission, goals, values, and competitive context are unique to your company. The tool-sets we apply — recruiting strategies, performance management, culture development, HR administration, compensation design, or org structures — will honor and adapt to that which is special and distinctive to you and your organization.
We are in it with you. We will share your aspirations, hopes, failures, and triumphs. Yes, we will advise. But we are also there working alongside you to deliver on that advice. We are optimizing operators who partner with you, not consultants who just leave you with a remix of their standard recommendations.
You face constant, unforeseen challenges while trying to reach your next level of success. Sometimes, required adjustments to your leadership, culture, and strategy can seem overwhelming. We will be there to make sure your people and people-related practices adapt to those emerging challenges and are aligned with your long-term targets.
When your HR organization needs hands-on interim leadership due to an unanticipated exit, the need for department renovation, or new leadership to carry you through a downsizing or growth spurt, we are there. Full or part-time, we can help you bridge the gap.
HR Policies, Administration, and System Implementation
We make the difficult easy, whether by producing context-sensitive policies, supporting system implementations, refining internal processes, or managing the introduction of new programs — we are there to support your HR operational needs.
Could you be more successful if you could ask everyone “How is it going?” with the merger, new product, reorganization, or global expansion? And ask in a way that you really understand what they are saying, regardless of whether they number in hundreds or hundreds of thousands? Regardless of where they live or the language they speak? Could you be more successful if every month you could see trends in engagement, commitment, or productivity of all employees –by division, department and manager? As companies grow, it is harder to keep people connected between units, or even between management levels within a unit. HR Futures will help you keep communication open, ideas flowing, and leadership closely linked to ebb and flow of your most valuable assets – the commitment and innovative energy of great employees. We make tangible the challenge of managing intangible assets.
Even the most successful executives need occasionally to pause and examine where they are so as to move forward more effectively. They might be challenged by changing goals, radically different competitive threats, a new CEO, or simply be starting a new job and want to get gain beachhead to move forward as quickly as possible. Our job is to provide the resources for such executives to help them leverage strengths, manage weaknesses, and nimbly move through the landmines that can populate any organizational landscape. Executive advising calls for extensive and honest feedback, tools to constantly improve, and a trusted confidant with whom you can make it happen.
We will install tools to enable an on-going conversation between employees and senior management, one that “pulses” employees to quickly bring emerging issues to your attention and provide a continuing assessment of your progress. You can use this system to converse with a limited group of employees or everyone at once. And your employees can be entirely candid because they know we protect their identity. Our tools are entirely web-based and require nothing of your IT department. You can be up and operating in days.
Reignite the passion in your audience. Dr. McElfresh delivers high-impact presentations to executive groups, professional associations, and corporate teams. Most can be given as an invigorating keynote, a conference presentation, or an all-day, hands-on workshop with walk-away tools and individualized plans for building on the foundation given.
For general management, such talks include: > Managing Virtual Organizations: Making Global Work Work > The Profit Machine: Growing and Keeping Talented Employees > 2015: Preparing for the New American Workplace > Master Fear and Uncover Hidden Opportunities HR-specific topics include: > Developing an HR Strategy: Alignment on What Matters > The Business Case for HR – aka, Running HR as a Business > Innovative HR Metrics, ROI and Analytics > HR Benchmarking and Best Practice Analysis
The HR Futures litigation consulting practice provides multidisciplinary, independent dispute advisory, investigative, data acquisition/analysis and forensic accounting services to the global business and legal community. Our team supports clients facing high stakes litigation, arbitration and compliance investigations, and regulatory scrutiny. The Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice helps clients, who are facing legal disputes, protect enterprise value by quantifying damages and providing expert testimony in a range of dispute situations, intellectual property, professional malpractice, lost profits, valuations, breach of contract, purchase price disagreements, business interruption, environmental claims, construction claims and fraud cases; employing forensic accounting and complex modeling expertise to unravel complex financial transactions;
independently gathering and analyzing critical information; offering industry‐leading electronic evidence services that identify, preserve and collect relevant, structured information and analyze complex data within enterprise systems.
Find and keep the best possible employees by providing the best possible benefits.
We maximize your investment with robust, deep-dive targeting capabilities and sophisticated data sources identify and analyze your ideal audience for messaging that works. Based on your goals, we collaborate to create a champion campaign to find customers you may have missed.
- Problem-solving sessions with a peer team of chief executives, presidents and business owners
- Monthly in-person leadership coaching session with a Vistage Chair, an unparalleled resource for the small business owner
- Professionally facilitated peer groups with a seasoned Vistage Chair
- Up to four annual, small-group workshops lead by Vistage expert speakers
- Connectivity resources, including an online best practices library, seminars and member conferences