Human Resource Management
Taking Care of the Human Side of Business
Consulting Group gives you the necessary tools to conduct better and
more cost effective human resource functions; and we work with you to
achieve superior human resource management.
Strategies create opportunities for organizations to design a flexible
HR workforce to meet the demands of the changing work requirements of
today's business environment.
Consulting combines a customer need approach with a concern for
the management of people. The Rice Consulting Group teams with your
organization to determine, plan for, and implement your HR needs.
Management Systems including job analysis, design, and Systems implementation
allow managers and supervisors to counsel employees to foster employee
development and improve job productivity. The Rice Consulting Group
can provide the framework and the coaching to make this on-going process
easier to manage with measurable results.
Management Systems often need review and restructuring during rapid
growth or change. We help companies determine job descriptions, who
fits the job description, current employee fit within the organization,
and the match of employee skill level to job position.
Training and Development
An Investment in Training is an Investment in the Future
Consulting Group helps organizations maximize their capacity to learn
and gain a competitive advantage. We lead individuals and groups through
change by creating an environment that stimulates learning, empowers
individuals, and encourages creativity at all levels.
Management is a critical step in the effective utilization of training
resources. The Rice Consulting Group has experience managing large scale
projects encompassing multiple designers and diverse sites for an extended
period of time. We provide organizations with successful large project
management while focusing on both cost containment and quality results.
We afford the same level of focus to quality and budgetary concern to
Design Process is the first step in any quality training or Process
performance intervention program. From thorough needs analysis through
research with management and subject matter experts, to determining
the most effective training delivery and evaluation, The Rice Consulting
Group's instructional design team focuses on your organization's key
training objectives and provides professional custom materials that
meet those objectives.
and Delivery are what makes training material come to life. The role
of the trainer is to facilitate a transfer of the learning from classroom
to job site. Our training is highly interactive, involving the trainee
in the process while at the same time providing presentation formats
that allow for different learning styles. Our trainers track the agenda,
maintain objectives, ensure a safe environment for participants, listen,
summarize, review, manage challenges, and motivate trainees to action.
Trainer programs can transform your employees into powerful instructors.
By mastering the art of delivery and presentation, your employees can
deliver the organization's message with style, conviction, and effectiveness.
Presentation classes for executives will enhance their ability to provide
content rich courses and presentations that heighten the direction and
expectations of the organization.
Centering Your Organization on Excellence
Consulting Group empowers your work force using proven principles and
techniques while driving a commitment to quality that improves your
company's competitive position. Changing processes, organizations, and
culture may seem radical without a realistic vision of how companies
must be organized and managed in order to succeed in the 21st century.
Our aim is a quantum leap in performance - not just incremental improvement.
Business Assessment and Planning assists your company in defining
its goals and direction for the future while supporting your team
in the successful implementation of a winning effort.
and Design evaluates the rules of the past and, where needed, presents
new, more effective designs that provide the organization with a comprehensive
blueprint to survive and prosper in the days ahead.
Improvement Plans structure and evaluate work systems necessary for
the strategic deployment of teams who can produce and deliver products
and services most effectively to customers.
Process Initiatives put your organization on track to meet the Initiatives
needs and expectations of your customers. Our experience and familiarity
with quality processes can assure that the quality you seek exists in
your products, services, and in the processes you use to deliver them.
requires a skilled facilitator who can lead a group to solve problems
effectively and seek solutions in a win-win environment. The Rice Consulting
Group facilitators are among the best in the industry.
Rice Consulting Group
Creating a Culture for Team Effectiveness
The Emerging Manager
Manage Different Relationship Styles
Master the Art of Leadership
Successfully Motivate Others
Manage and Resolve Conflict
Communication Skills for Managers
Manage Cultural Diversity
Learn to Use Your Power Effectively
Manage Change Successfully
Build A High Performance Team
Effective Facilitation Skills for Team Meetings
for Performance and Commitment
Quality Customer Service
Effective Conflict Management Skills
The Key to Effective Presentations
Manage Your Time Successfully
Quality Service for the Internal Customer
Understand Your Communication Style
Manage the Change to Total Quality
Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
Successful Strategic Planning
January 1999, Sun Microsystems contracted The Rice Consulting Group
to develop a program to facilitate with their worldwide transformation
from a traditional office layout to a flexible-office system (Office
Hoteling). Having conducted extensive research on numerous companies
that were either using or in the process of implementing the flexible-office
system, Sun Microsystems discovered a serious problem. Though the
benefits of office hoteling were evident, the transition itself proved
extremely difficult and was largely contested in most companies. Managers
and employees alike were angry and confused about the transition.
Before developing this program, The Rice Consulting Group decided
to dig a little deeper. We conducted extensive research on many companies
who had adopted an office-hoteling system and we interviewed numerous
employees and managers who had been through the transition. We discovered
that the problem was a lack of understanding and sufficient preparation
for this new concept. Upon finishing our research, we focused our
resources on developing a specific program to address this problem.
Our program concentrates on educating a company's associates about
office hoteling and how to handle the change to this new type of environment.
The program focuses on the benefits, philosophy and necessity of office
hoteling and explains how employees can use the system to their advantage.
It provides them with a new, educated outlook into the future of their
company, and prepares them to deal with the change with a positive
attitude and a rejuvenated spirit.
So far the program has yielded phenomenal results. Because the employees
and managers have been well prepared, the transition has been smooth
and overall morale has reached new heights. Thus, not only is the
organization able to enjoy the vast financial benefits of office hoteling,
but it is also able to establish an excellent line of communication
and maintain a good working relationship with its employees.