1. HR Due Diligence for Successful M&A Projects

    Research consistently shows that a due diligence process that includes a careful review of important HR and people-related issues, identifying potential risks and opportunities for improvement, is far more likely to yield a successful M&A outcome. Hutchison Group consultants have decades of experience helping companies achieve their M&A goals — providing expert assistance with due dilige…Read More

  2. Negotiating Government Incentives for Your Business

    Some years ago, a wise man said, If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else". The same idea applies to obtaining government incentives. If you don’t know what’s available, what you want, or understand past precedents, you’ll probably wind up settling for something far less than what you otherwise might have received, or maybe nothing at all. Financial A…Read More

  3. How Clear Policies Can Help Improve Employee Relations

    When it comes to running a profitable business, one of the key components necessary for success is maintaining a good relationship with the workforce. But, understanding how to keep employees engaged during periods of change is not always a simple task. Here at Hutchinson Group, we work with companies, both unionized and non-unionized, that need assistance in developing effective strategies for ma…Read More

  4. The Top 3 Ways A Human Resources Consultant Can Help Lower Your Stress

    Are you interested in working with a human resources consultant? Find out how hiring an HR consulting firm can drastically cut down on your stress. For example, during mergers and acquisitions or company restructuring, tensions and anxieties can often run high. For those in positions of senior management, navigating these situations can be difficult and time-consuming. Transition plans and new pol…Read More

  5. What Makes A Successful Manager Successful?

    Welcome back to the Hutchison Group’s official blog space! In recent posts of the past, we’ve taken the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics that our business consulting services address on some level. From employee relationship management and human resource training to helping businesses tackle labor negotiations with unions, we are an HR consulting firm that exists to help our clients …Read More

  6. 7 Core Habits of Effective Managers

    At Hutchison Group, we’ve devoted ourselves to guiding the world’s best companies through transitions and changes. Our expertise has helped union leaders, managers, and employees figure out how to work together and increase productivity while reducing costs. In our decades of work, we’ve had some time to observe what makes for great managers. We’ve seen first-hand what works and what doesn…Read More

  7. Employee Relations Strategy and Assessments for Union and Non-Union Companies

    In order to affect meaningful change, it is essential to first have a comprehensive understanding of the current employee relations environment. Using a proprietary focus group methodology developed by the Hutchison Group, we actively “LISTEN” to employee ideas and concerns. This proven process provides valuable information and insights for improving communication, working relationships and bu…Read More

  8. The Benefits of Effective Communication

    Effective communication is beneficial in so many ways. Communication obstacles can make every aspect of your day-to-day business operations more complicated and difficult, and if you aren’t already focusing on the ways to improve communication within your organization, it’s time to start. At the Hutchison Group, we offer professional employee relationship management to help managers and superv…Read More

  9. Is it Time to Hire an HR Consultant?

    Effective human resources is essential for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the industry your business is in — or if you have a small, family-owned company or a large, international corporation — you can’t afford not to have an effective human resources (HR) department. An effective HR department will lead to better employee satisfaction, more efficient use of resources, a b…Read More

  10. People are Key to Company Success

    While there are many variables that determine the success or failure of a business, it is generally acknowledged that having a talented and motivated workforce is one of the most important factors. The following information is intended to highlight several key actions that a company can take in order to get the most production and performance out of their employees. Recognize the Important Role Th…Read More