“I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
I sha’n’t be gone long.—You come too.” – Robert Frost
When managers and staff are clear about the purpose of their roles, they become empowered and focused on achieving your organization’s mission. Good organizational design enables the team and creates and maintains effective team structures.
Our Community™ approach to integrated workforce management puts jobs at the foundation of HR. Jobs are the primary unit of measure that allows us to create HR standards that guide all HR functions, from compensation to recruitment, to learning and development, and performance management.
Community™ is organized around four areas of focus for human resources – Jobs, Market, Skills, and Performance – to support a full range of human resources management functions. Jobs and Market form the structural components of the organization – jobs and pay, while Skills and Performance define the capacity – the knowledge and capacity of individuals and the measurement of performance.
We understand the mission-driven focus and the unique challenges faced by civil societies.
We help organizations tailor policies that reach the talent needed to deliver programs addressing the world’s most difficult issues.
We provide insights to balance the practical and political pressures modern governmental & inter-governmental institutions are facing.
We work with leading businesses to help them seize opportunities that developing markets offer while also planning for the future.
Birches Group partners are HR leaders with decades of senior-level HR management experience in large, global organizations. We have been in your shoes and recognize the issues you face. Our deep understanding of how organizations grow and thrive has influenced the development of our unique approach and effective tools.
We believe in an integrated, holistic approach to workforce management. From Jobs that link people to the mission, Market to compete and secure talent, Skills to measure the accumulation of knowledge, and Performance to measure achievement.
Our compensation surveys cover over 150 countries worldwide. We specialize in developing markets, including many smaller markets where few surveys are conducted.
Birches Group senior leaders are experienced HR practitioners who have managed large programs in a global context. Our solutions represent decades of learning combined with our passion to push global HR practice into the 21st-century.
Dive into the most recent body of insights and thought leadership from our team, as well as events and workshops, to build your team’s capacity and inform your critical talent management practices.
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