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Support for Human Resources

For HR services that require a more dedicated, hands-on approach, we can provide virtual or on-site support. Today’s business environment is constantly demanding HR departments to do more with less – and with a multitude of HR initiatives, programs never-ending regulations, and constant pressure of talent management – sometimes pulling in an outside consultant is the most practical option for a growing enterprise. Our HR support services are ideal for:

  • Recruiting support
  • Increased workload
  • Completion of HR projects
  • Interim assignments pending staffing decisions
  • Integrating a new business partner through a merger or acquisition

There are several other HR initiatives where J.L. Nick can provide professional assistance for your organization. Everything from employee handbooks, Compensation, Employee Development to Affirmative Action Plans, we have you covered!

J.L. Nick’s HR Services

Human Resource Audits

A human resource audit is utilized to assess the organization’s human resource programs, practices, and procedures. HR Audits also analyzes the current human resource program and ensures it matches all legal requirements and follows industry best practices. Areas of improvement in legal compliance, best practice, and process improvement are identified and specific recommendations are provided as part of the audit.

Employee Handbooks

An effective Employee Handbook is imperative – great organizations inform their employees of what is expected of them, and what they can expect from the company. This helps employees to become productive team members and the handbook informs them of reward systems, benefits, and special programs they receive by meting job and policy requirements. These are the two main objectives in developing the employee handbook. If you’re asking, “what should be in an employee handbook?” then please contact us to learn more about our structured and participative approach to improve communication with your workforce through an employee handbook.

Outplacement Program

J.L. Nick & Associates provides Outplacement programs designed to meet the needs of the client and the participant. The objective is to assist displaced employees in their job search and to mitigate litigation. This can be especially useful when an organization is downsizing or forced to lay off employees.. A professional Outplacement program will have a positive effect on the employees affected, the remaining employees and in the community.

Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs)

Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) are required for certain businesses dealing with federal and state government programs. If your business is doing at least $50,000 of business with the federal government and employ at least 50 people, then a written Affirmative Action plan is required to have on file to stay in compliance. Basically, an affirmative action plan is a program ensuring an equal employment opportunity for a contractor’s workforce and that it reflects the gender, racial, and ethnic profile from the surrounding area. Affirmative Action programs includes specific steps for the employer if minorities are underutilized, and include internal auditing to show progress towards achieving a compliant workforce. Not sure if your business is required to have an Affirmative Action Plan? Contact one of our exports to learn more. Affirmative Action Programs can be outsourced to J.L. Nick and continuing support can also be provided in the event of an OFCCP Audit and in filing EEO-1 and VETS-100 reports.

Labor Relations

J.L. Nick has extensive experience in labor relations advising clients on specific areas of union-management relations including developing bargaining plans for contract negotiations, grievance processing and contract language interpretation.

Union Avoidance

Developing a Human Resource function focused on employee engagement and involvement is imperative for keeping a positive and productive workforce and preventing a union from gaining support amongst the employees. Employees need to feel that they are treated fairly and consistently and valued by the organization. Having a proactive HR strategy and creating an environment that is conducive to employees trusting in the people running the organization is imperative.

Contact J.L. Nick & Associates for all your Human Resource Consulting Needs