1. What Makes A Successful Manager Successful? Part Two

    In part one of this two-part series, we took the opportunity to discuss the services of our HR consulting firm, Hutchison Group. Specifically, we highlighted the importance of an organization’s supervisors setting the tone of success for the entire company. The long and short of it is that your managers determine the performance, productivity, and initiative of your workforce. But it’s no secr…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 to employees on a regular basis are viewed as caring, concerned and appreciative. In contrast, manage…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Five Things Managers can do to Improve Employee Relations

    Having spent thirty years as a human resource and labor relations consultant, I have observed that a positive labor relations environment is highly dependent on the relationship between employees and their immediate manager or supervisor. Listed below are five important actions that managers should take as part of their day-to-day activities to motivate their employees to do the best possible job …Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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