1. 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

  2. Why General Wage Increases Don’t Motivate Employees

    Most large corporations in the United States provide their hourly employees with annual pay increases by calculating an increase pool based on a percentage of their total payroll, and then equally distribute these funds to each employee in the form of a fixed amount or percentage of pay, regardless of an individual’s performance. The purpose of this article is for us to recognize the impact of t…Read More

  3. How to Manage and Reduce Employee Attrition

    No matter the business, chances are, people play a major role in your company’s success. A company’s ability to attract and retain talented employees is essential for meeting critical business goals and objectives, not to mention the innovation and improvements often contributed by experienced personnel. Having a strategy to retain talented employees has become increasingly critical as the U.S…Read More

  4. Supervisor Training for Improved Employee Relations, Productivity, and Performance

    No matter how brilliant and progressive the senior management team is, for the vast majority of employees, the company and its culture are defined by their daily interactions with their immediate supervisor. Given that the success of most every company is largely determined by the productivity and initiative of their employees, the supervisor’s day-to-day relationship with their employees is ext…Read More

  5. 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 listen for comprehension and understanding. Too often, people believe they are listening, when in re…Read More

  6. Gain Valuable Insights with Employee Relations Assessments

    Success Depends on People Working Together - LISTEN to Your Employees: It is widely acknowledged that good employee relations are one of the cornerstones to the success of most any business. People that are engaged and motivated can provide their employer with a real competitive advantage, generating creative ideas for improving business performance, productivity and teamwork. Research consistentl…Read More

  7. Understand Your Risk for Unionization

    Union Organizing Campaigns are Costly and Disruptive - For those organizations that have a non-union workforce, we can help our client company discreetly determine their vulnerability to potential union organizing. Having worked with both union and non-union companies over the past 30 years, we have learned to identify key warning signs and recommend proactive steps to address most any concerns. L…Read More