The PPC Approach
Our collaborative approach, working jointly with clients and regional partners throughout the United States, ensures that our customized management solutions align with your specific business needs. When you decide to engage with Penultimate People Consulting as your management consulting partner, our dedicated team will help you:
the most effective business strategies to make the best use of your workforce
costs by identifying risks & more efficient processes for your business
your business strategy with your long-term business goals
a return on your investment (ROI) through robust results & customer intimacy
As a business owner or organizational leader there are many challenges you face daily. Having the additional support and engagement from PPC will help ensure business success. Oftentimes, executives and senior leaders feel like they are trapped on an island and have to be a jack of all trades and master of all. Engaging with PPC will give you access to an expert consultant to help make your business goals, objectives, and even your stretch goals a reality.
Pre-employment to Post-employment HR Services
Business leaders want to know at all levels “How is my organization doing?”. A culture evaluation offers insights to answer that question. This is executed through voluntary and confidential conversations and surveys designed to assess the feelings, attitudes, and opinions of the workforce. Surveys and conversations take nominal time commitments but leave a lasting effect on an organization’s overall health. Finally, a culture evaluation provides an opportunity for leaders to know what’s working and areas of opportunity for improvement support by relevant data.
People are complicated and so is the workplace at times. Especially, when a complaint arises. Internally, leaders, managers, and even your HR department may present a bias as they know the employees involved. Therefore, outsourcing your workplace investigations to a natural third-party mitigates bias risk. An impartial investigation is generally conducted so an employer can determine what occurred when there are contested allegations affecting the workplace that involved a potential violation of the employer’s policies, standards, ethics, or the law. The purpose of an impartial investigation is to provide a fair and impartial process for the complainant and respondent to reach reasoned findings based on information gathered.
Leadership & Management Training
Nearly all problems can be solved through effective leadership. Unfortunately, the reverse is true as well… nearly all problems are created by ineffective leadership. The art of leadership is a lifelong journey of continuous training and development. The leader must adapt to their followers, not vice versa. PPC offers leadership training from a foundational level to the highest executive levels to get the best out of the organization through effective leadership. PPC will train managers to issue spot and be mindful of FMLA, ADA, and other employment law issues that arise throughout the regular workday.
If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. You don’t need to have a succession plan for every member of the organization. However, you do need a plan for those in revenue generating positions to ensure risk mitigation in potential revenue leakage in the event of an untimely exit. Succession planning is based on training, development, and transparency of duties and responsibilities. Mature leader’s welcome succession planning as they know they’re unable to move up and/or onward until someone is capable of successfully executing their current duties and responsibilities. Through a customized planning process, where your company is the focus, PPC will deliver a succession plan with quarterly follow ups to ensure accountability and actions.
Strategy explains how an organization, faced with competition, will achieve superior performance. This definition of strategy is deceptively simple. SWOT, is cute… but Porter's Five Forces is the best way to holistically look internally and externally to align your business strategy to your people processes. Through a series of intentional strategic meetings diving deep into the threat of entry, buyer power, supplier power, rivalry, and substitutes. Good strategies depend on the connection among many things, on making interdependent choices. Engage with PPC today to analyze your current strategy and/or accomplish a new business strategy that’s people centered.
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson. Workforce planning can sometimes feel like a punch in the mouth. Especially, in small business, family business, or high turnover industries such as retail and hospitality. With PPC we’ll work side by side with your business to analyze, forecast, and planning workforce supply and demand, assessing gaps, and determine target talent management solutions to ensure your company has the right people, with the right skills, in the right seats, at the right time in order to meet your business goals.
Change is one of the most challenging aspects of business operations. Unfortunately, the external environment can force change on us, see COVID-19 and CDC regulations as well as other government entities guidelines. Before being reactive and going about changing haphazardly, partner with PPC to ensure a smooth change management process that has optimal impact on your people, processes, and profit. Improvement is impossible without change.
Finding a job is hard. Getting an interview is challenging. Networking can seem impossible for an introvert. This is a free service offered to those transitioning from the military or who find themselves in between success. With a vast network of HR professionals, business leaders, and career advisors PPC offers tips, tricks, and candid conversations on how to overcome the hurdles and land that next position.
In the gig economy, there’s sometimes a need for an experienced HR professional to fill the shoes of your internal HR professional. If your HR department of one has a vacancy, PPC professionals can step in and quickly fill critical gaps until a permanent solution is found for your HR department of one. Contact us today to learn more about interim HR solutions and services for your business.
Gregory Tripple, Chief Financial Officer: Thank you very much for your unvarnished candor and comments, being exactly what each individual needed to hear. An honest HR executive viewpoint & assessment told us all what we needed to hear. Being in Denial does not address or resolve any of our issues! Thank you once again!!
Kelly Blair, Human Resources Manager: Working with Greg was seamless for us during a time of great transition. Greg was focused, engaging, consultative and supportive to all levels of staff he interacted with. This ability allowed us to strategically concentrate efforts elsewhere when needed. Partnering with Greg was truly a beneficial and successful experience and I would highly recommend his services to others.
Michael Dempsey, Supply Chain & Logistics Professional: For the past several months, I have had the pleasure of working with Greg in the career search field. He is very energetic and enthusiastic about the client with a genuine passion for them to succeed. Greg is great in answering questions in a very thoughtful and thorough manner. His follow up skills are also excellent. I have been very impressed with the outstanding level of service those I received and will continue to recommend this company to those who need it.