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Proudly serving Metro Atlanta, North GA, and the Upstate, SC areas
Proudly serving Metro Atlanta, North GA, and the Upstate, SC areas
What truly matters to your business? While all successful companies drive a healthy bottom line, we have learned the most successful of those know where the heartbeat is:
Your leaders, inspirers, creators, analyzers, thinkers, doers, makers, and everyone in between! With HUMANS comes human needs and that is where we can help. We are a boutique HR outsourcing option that partners with your business to provide meaningful and personalized Human Resources. We have a proven track record of many satisfied clients and offer full-time HR solutions or HR project work, large or small, and across a diverse range of industries. We are aware that today more than ever, companies have strict budgets and we have developed a business model that keeps your business needs and budgets at the forefront.
Let’s start a conversation today about how Keane HR Consulting can help care for the HUMAN heartbeat of your company so that you can focus on your core, revenue generating activities!
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We handle your HR headaches so you can focus on your core, revenue generating activities.
We are a complete, customized HR Solutions source for your business, large or small. Whether you are looking for full service HR, project needs, or you want ala carte services such as recruiting, we will take care of your business and your valuable employees. We offer flexible service options and pricing.
With over 20 years experience in HR, we opened in 2008 with the hopes of being the best. We've achieved our goal and are now proudly serving many satisfied clients. Our clients look to us for unequaled quality and incredible service. We intend to deliver on these expectations every time.
We believe that your satisfaction should be guaranteed.
We want to partner with you to assist your business in reaching your strategic goals.
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Client Of Keane HR Consulting Since 2001
- I can tell you that we have had nothing less than top notch service with Keane HR Consulting. Their assistance with our human resource needs is the true measure of professionalism. Their expertise in staffing, employee benefits and legal issues has proved to be exceptional. I would highly recommend Vicki and her company to anyone looking to ease the burden of all their human resource needs.
Melynda Brantly-Brown, Clinical Office Manager for a Large Medical Practice Client of Keane HR Consulting since 2005
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I want to thank you for assisting me in being hired by your Client. I have been there for a week and plan on being there for a long time to come. The position is a very good fit and I am confident it is going to work out very well for everyone. Thank you.
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- Vicki is truly a gifted HR professional. She works closely with her clients to get an insight into their culture and their strategic goals and then immerses herself as their dedicated HR professional. She has a special talent for balancing the needs of business with the best interest of the employees and earns the trust of business owners, managers and employees alike. This trust enables her be the best advocate for the company. They all trust she will handle each situation fairly and provide the best remedy for all involved. Employees always feel they have been treated fairly and this notion of good will goes a long way in mitigating the possibility of future liability.
Vicki has a strong command of all labor laws, wage and hour and and is cognizant of the ever changing face of Human Resources. She is committed to staying up to date on current legislation and how it impacts her clients and their businesses.
As an HR consultant when I am posed with an HR dilemma that could have more than one right outcome, I always look to Vicki for collaboration because I know she will think through all the potential outcomes and help guide me to thinking through all the aspects of the situation. As a former employee, I found Vicki to be a team oriented manager and a great mentor; always provoking thought in her team and helping them grow.
Ruth Hanna, SPHR.
Employee Attitudes: Silence Is Not Golden
By Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR
When employee attitude surveys generate less-than-ideal results, leaders need to “accept the reality of that data” and share the results widely with employees at all levels of the organization, an expert says.
“Silence is not golden here,” said Linda Dulye, president of Dulye & Co., an employee engagement consultancy in Warwick, N.Y., during a webinar held March 15, 2011. Employers should share “the unvarnished views as they are,” she said, and should engage everyone, not just managers, in responding to the results.
Dulye & Co. advocates a six-step process to maximize the effectiveness of an employee survey.
Prior to administering a new employee survey, organizations should look at previous surveys and their results and ask themselves a series of questions, such as “What’s the driving force behind the survey?” Is it simply “that time of year” or because the organization is trying to win an award? Is the survey tied to the organization’s business strategy?
Dulye said that before proceeding an organization should tap into a third party or a neutral employee group, such as a multi-level cross functional team, to consider the organization’s motivation for conducting a survey. The group should consider questions such as:
* What are we measuring?
* Who creates the questions?
* Can remote employees participate easily?
* Will all results be communicated?
* Who is held accountable for success?
Dedicate several months to calibrate, rather than simply repeating prior surveys, Dulye said.
It’s important to share straight talk with leaders about what is going well at the organization and what is not going well. “Bad data is good data if it really reflects what your workforce is feeling,” Dulye said. “Be direct and open. Package results for visual consumption. Clearly identify high performing areas as well as low performing and middle performing areas.”
It’s important to get leaders comfortable using the word “weakness” and discussing poor performance areas, according to Dulye. If “happy talk” dominates the survey discussion, it’s an indication that those involved have surrendered to their fears, she noted.
And when it comes to communicating results, Dulye noted, they should not be reserved “for executive eyes only.” Representative verbatim comments should be shared with employees—typos and all—as part of the numerical presentation of results, she said, to enhance the authenticity and transparency of communication.
Similarly, executives should not be expected to own responsibility for communicating results and follow-up efforts. Instead, she recommends that organizations select people who are not in HR or corporate communications roles and make plans to engage them before, during and after the survey period to explain why measurement matters, how it relates to business performance and how the organization will change as a result of the survey feedback.
Organizations can facilitate the communication process by providing results in a format that is simple and easy to follow. “If you can’t understand the chart in 15 to 20 seconds it’s too complicated,” Eric Hansen, measurement team leader for Dulye & Co., said during the webinar.
Instead of allowing leaders to write survey results off by saying that “the data were what I expected” or “there were no real surprises,” they should see data as “a personal and professional coaching tool,” Dulye said, and as an opportunity for learning.
“Measurement shouldn’t be a solo exercise,” Dulye said. Yet in many organizations, she said, collaboration requires a paradigm shift from flying solo—the “me” way of doing things—to an inclusive measurement process—the “we” way of doing things. “Collaboration doesn’t come naturally or easily,” she added.
Once senior leaders agree on a few areas where performance needs to be improved, they should “sound the call for front-line employees to get involved,” she said. Though the size of a cross-functional action team will depend on the size of the project, Dulye said, 80 percent should be front-line workers and 20 percent should be supervisors—nominated from the bottom up or by peers—and supported by a senior-level champion to monitor and support, but not manage, the team. Such teams should be in place within a month after the results are released, she said.
“Let the teams do the talking about updating about their progress,” she noted. “Don’t communicate for them.”
And that goes for HR too. HR and communication professionals should “help leaders learn to let go and trust the thinking and recommendations of action teams,” she said.
It is important to keep “a steady stream of data pulsing” to be sure that follow-up action plans are achieved, Dulye said. “You can’t wait twelve months to assess the follow-up from teams,” Hansen agreed.
That’s why he suggests that organizations conduct a series of pulse checks, using all available communication outlets, such as all-hands meetings, company intranets and online polls. Some employers might even use an online dashboard to give employees real-time access to the results from such mini polls.
Low-tech options such as informal “hall talk” and “management huddles” are another option.
But when such listening sessions are being held, Dulye & Co. recommends, leaders should “leave the PowerPoint charts at the door.”
Organizations should take time to celebrate progress, Dulye said, by recognizing results, and the people involved in the process, at appropriate intervals.
And companies should give employees who have been involved in the survey process the chance to lead company meetings, speak at industry conferences, provide quotes for articles in business publications and act as tour guides for executive and customer visitors, she said, as another way to celebrate and recognize their efforts.
This process should act as a closed loop, Dulye said, cycling continuously from calibration and communication—during which time organizations identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats—to coaching, collaboration and continuous improvement—the time to take correction action and conduct pulse checks—to celebrating and recognizing progress, at which time the process begins anew.
“Data is a gift,” Dulye said.
Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR, is an online editor/manager for SHRM.
This article is from the SHRM website: www.shrm.com
About the Society for Human Resource Management:
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org.
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