Strategic Human Resources Solutions
Expand HR Consulting is a strategic consulting firm guiding clients through every stage of human resources planning and career development.
Driven by our team’s collective expertise, we provide innovative, targeted solutions to service clients across all stages of their careers, and across all business sectors. We make it our business to use our professional know-how to build lasting relationships with our clients to help them achieve their goals. From students to C-level executives, our success is derived from combining the latest industry recruiting techniques with customized, targeted research and quantitative analysis.
Specializing in considering our client’s positions in the marketplace and business lifecycle, our Expand HR team is well versed in customized human resources consulting, training, compensation analysis, and more.
EHR manages a range of human resources functions for our clients through a dedicated generalist consultant onsite or virtually. We have experience leading human resources for a diverse group of clients ranging from small businesses to complex, global organizations with multiple international offices.
As a day-to-day resource for organizations, our consultants oversee recruitment, employee relations, benefit plan management, training and more. We work with organizations that require executive human resources guidance, transition services, a specialist to augment the work of the current human resources department as well as organizations that fully outsource the human resources function to EHR.
EHR offers human resources consulting in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We can assist at the Board, leadership and staff levels in considering business processes and practices that grow minority communities to align with the organization's strategic goals and mission. For more information, please click here.
Retained search has been one of the cornerstones of our business since 2006. Leveraging years of experience serving diverse, global clients seeking new executive leadership gives us a strong foundation for a customized and creative approach. Services include:
- CEO Recruitment
- Executive Recruitment
- Professional Recruitment and Project Recruitment
- Executive Onboarding
We identify proven candidates – experienced leaders who will make an immediate and significant impact on an organization with a focus on diversity and inclusion. We work with clients to assemble the most effective team for each search, based on the specific role, business area and geography. We maintain an open dialogue with our client and candidates throughout the engagement, ensuring expectations are met for a smooth transition through the final selection and offer stages. Executive onboarding is an additional service proven to help assimilate talent into the organization and set up executives for success.
Through our searches and ongoing consulting work with global clients and associations, we have a deep understanding of complex, member- and partner-driven organizations in the U.S. and globally. We are highly experienced in leading challenging executive searches for niche industries and are able to offer candid and accurate assessments of the talent pool.
Our goal is to assist clients in attracting and retaining talented executives while satisfying federal guidelines for reasonable compensation consistent with the organization’s mission. We help boards establish accountable governance practices and respond to questions that may be raised by stakeholders, the media, staff and government officials as more compensation information is available to the public. We have expertise in conducting nonprofit executive compensation evaluations in order to ensure compliance with Intermediate Sanctions.
We frequently collaborate directly with Board committees on executive HR management for proper board governance, to document defensibility and reduce conflicts. We assist Board committee's with executive search, transition and executive orientation. We facilitate and help manage the annual performance evaluation and goal setting process process, executive compensation and benefits analysis, and offer advice on best pay practices. We provide counsel on complex matters such as executive investigations, separation and severance. We also offer DEIB consulting for Board's including surveys, foundation training and discussions and best practices for Board inclusion.
We assist clients with specific projects that focus on human capital strategy, organization development, compensation, benefits, compliance, recruitment, performance management, employee relations, employee retention, employee training or management development. Based upon the client’s needs, we develop a tailored plan that outlines the goals, research and benchmarking, milestones and deliverables for the project. Examples include:
- HR Operational Reviews - In partnership with executives, EHR evaluates human resources processes and operational approaches to ensure compliance, trends and best practices.
- Employee Handbooks - On an annual basis, we review and evaluate client's handbooks for updates, compliance, and workplace trends.
- Compensation and Benefits Review - We evaluate and make recommendations for compensation and benefits practices and policies. This may include limited benchmarking, establishing job categories, creating basic compensation structures, policies, updates/changes and general recommendations for market competitiveness.
- Employee Engagement Surveys - EHR assists with various employee surveys to measure culture and employee's point of view. We help to define the topic and objective, partner with the survey vendor, administer the survey, analyze the results and make recommendations to executives. Surveys may include leadership, team performance, annual employee satisfaction and engagement, compensation and benefits, and DEIB.
EHR conducts investigations for workplace misconduct claims, including sexual harassment, sexual abuse, discrimination, conflicts of interest and nepotism. Our interviewers maintain a highly professional environment and maintain the highest possible degree of confidentiality during investigations with a goal of providing clients with usable recommendations for addressing investigation findings and responding to those involved in the complaint and investigation. EHR has led, overseen and managed workplace investigations at the executive, management and staff levels.
EHR has a library of trainings that can be customized for clients. We regularly provide training on topics such as EEO practices for a respectful and inclusive environment, anti-harassment, informal conflict and resolution, performance management and goal setting, recruiting and development. These trainings are customized for the client setting, offered to both managers and employees. We also offer individual employee coaching and group training as part of employers’ response to a specific event, personal improvement plan or findings in misconduct investigations. Our goal is always to help clients create and sustain a responsive and fair workplace culture that embraces diversity to engage and retain talented employees.
We help organizations conduct labor market benchmarking studies (US and/or international based studies) for both compensation and employee benefits.
We build salary structures that are internally equitable and externally competitive. We specialize in developing total compensation philosophies (pay and benefits), designing base pay, bonus and executive compensation plans. We also have expertise in conducting nonprofit executive evaluations in order to ensure compliance with Intermediate Sanctions.
To determine whether employee benefits are competitive compared to other organizations or nonprofits of similar size and scope, we frequently conduct a benefits benchmarking study by analyzing current offerings to the market.
We have established a credible library of compensation and benefits survey libraries. We take care in understanding the data sources, breadth, reliability and cuts. Our library includes: Mercer, Economic Research Institute (ERI), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), PRM Consulting Group, Guidestar, Nonprofit Times (NPT) Nonprofit Salary Survey, Rollins College Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report, CEO Update and Society for Human Resource Managment (SHRM). For international projects, we typically use Economic Research Institute (ERI) Global Salary Calculator, IPAS (International Pay Analysis System) and Radford (an Aon Hewitt company). At the client’s request, we can also conduct customized peer group surveys for executives.