HR Consulting: Getting Started
Organizational HR Assessments
Our Organizational HR Assessment is a collaborative process where we review your current HR practices and policies and then provide you with a snap-shot of current successes and how you might improve HR functions in the future. The HR audit will begin with a meeting with your HR team and/or other leaders to learn about your needs and current processes; we will also review any applicable documents like employee handbooks, job descriptions, etc. Afterwards, we prepare a report with top priorities for action, how Purple Ink might assist with recommended actions, as well as general observations and opportunities for improvement moving forward.
HR Policies and Best Practices
Effective HR functions play a pivotal role in organizational success. From regulatory compliance, to talent acquisition and management, to benefit programs or more – we can assess a specific area of HR functionality in your organization to evaluate current processes against best practices. Depending on where we find gaps, we can help implement updates to create world-class HR programs in your company.
Having a handbook that accurately reflects expectations of employees and your culture can be a powerful internal communication tool. Don’t get stuck with canned, verbose, legalese policies that bore and confuse your employees. We’ll create from scratch a concise, tailored document for your company. We can also edit an existing handbook to better reflect your culture and ensure it has updated language for any regulations that might impact your organization.
Job Descriptions are one of the main tools for communicating position expectations to employees. We can prepare new job descriptions, or edit existing ones, that accurately reflect the duties of the position and ensure compliance with applicable legislation such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our interactive process may involve conversation with the employee, observation of the job, as well as discussion with the supervisor.
Recruiting Programs and Practices
With unemployment the lowest it has been in over 10 years, hiring the right people has become trickier than ever. We can help with any part of your recruiting process, from developing compelling job ads, to sourcing for passive candidates, to helping you decrease your time to fill an opening. We can also take on your recruiting process from start to finish or help you create and maintain the perfect process to use on your own.
Your employees’ engagement is heavily influenced in his or her first 90 days with your company. Successful onboarding programs should start upon acceptance of an employment offer. We can create a program that will wow your new employee right from the start, help him or her quickly assimilate into your culture, and get he or she contributing right away. We will partner with you and develop a roadmap tailored to your organization’s needs which will reduce new employee turnover and improve employee engagement and productivity.
Most of the American workforce is open to a new job, but only a small percentage are actively applying. Even if you have an amazing job ad, simply “posting and praying” keeps your field of possible candidates narrow. We’ll help you learn some strategies to reach the passive candidates who fit your qualifications, so you have the best chance of finding the perfect fit.