1. 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 orde…Read More

  2. Five Qualities of a Great Manager

    There are five things that make a good manager great. Let’s look at the following five leadership qualities: Honesty Communication skills Decisiveness Confidence Creativity Honesty Honesty is a critical characteristic that any manager must possess. If a team feels their manager is not telling them…Read More

  3. The Importance of Visible Leadership

    Having conducted hundreds of employee assessments over the years, there are several themes that are constant, one if which is that employees want their company’s leaders to be visible and accessible. Building Relationships and Trust Show People that you Care - Typically, managers who are visible t…Read More

  4. LISTENING is Critical for Success

    I am often asked, “What is the single most important thing a person can do to help their organization improve employee and labor relations?” In one word, the answer is “LISTEN.” Listen to your employees, coworkers, subordinates, union leaders, and superiors; listen to everyone, but you must …Read More

  5. Why are Labor Disputes Between Nurses and Hospitals Increasing?

    It’s about more than money Are labor disputes between nurses and hospitals on the rise or are they simply being covered in the news more often?  Nurses strikes are not new, but they are becoming more frequent. Having worked in the healthcare field for the past 25 years, I truly believe that nurse…Read More

  6. 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 expe…Read More

  7. 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 …Read More

  8. 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 compani…Read More

  9. Working With Unions to Improve Company Performance

    Given The Right Relationship, Unions Can Help Companies Achieve their Goals and Objectives For those companies that have union-represented employees, working together with union leaders in a spirit of partnership and cooperation can actually help improve company performance. Establish Mutual Interes…Read More

  10. 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 manag…Read More