Putting the Human…into Human Resources

Written by harriet on October 12th, 2011. Filed in Articles

(Published in Womanition 2011)

For as long as I can remember, since the early days of the Personnel Department in the middle of the last century, people generally undervalued the benefits of their human capital.  I have spent the past 20 years partnering with small and mid-sized companies, helping them put the human back into Human Resources, working with them to hire smart, recognize employee potential, and increase their staff retention.

When I work with my clients, I’m not afraid to roll up my sleeves and begin digging into the facts of their business. Sometimes I wear a hard hat…sometimes I wear a suit…but in all cases, I deliver the know-how that will challenge them to take a hard look in the mirror.  Through consulting, coaching, and human resources development, I help my clients understand that Human Resources is about more than distributing employee manuals and placing want ads.  After all, excellent human capital management can only happen within the context of a healthy company culture!

At LPLGroup Inc., we believe in staying ahead of the game when it comes to managing human capital and improving employee performance.  We continually seek out new methodologies in conducting workplace gap analysis’ to help us determine if there are critical skill sets missing.  Then we develop the skills acquisition plan – either through training or new hires.

When it’s time to hire, we are the ideal partners to our clients, providing a unique and fast-moving recruiting and hiring process.  Once we have helped assemble their team, we maximize their success by providing the resources they need to stay sharp and productive.  the process of identifying the appropriate resources will lead to a series of important policies and procedures that must be codified and communicated to our client’s team, usually in the form of an employee information system, job description, or handbook.  Many business owners struggle with this process, but LPLGroup has the skills and experience to make it easy (and maybe even fun!)

What motivates me to work my business?  Each week I am welcomed with Thank You notes that remind me that I have opened the door of opportunity to clients and applicants.

“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” – Anonymous

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