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Integrated Talent Management
BASICS OF WORK WHITE PAPER

Organizational design and job evaluation can be simple things to understand. By not focusing on the simple, clear and purposeful aspects of work, many HR “gurus” have made this simple starting point more complex than it needs to be. The result is staff and managers who are unclear about their…

Integrated Talent Management
THE COMMUNITY PLATFORM

Birches Group Community™ is an integrated talent management solution that’s simple to use and brings clarity around the value of work. We fuse job design and evaluation, compensation management, skills development, performance management and consulting to bring order to your business.

Insights Library

Scale Design
SALARY SCALE DESIGN eBOOK: STRATEGY, STRUCTURE, AND SYNTHESIS

The salary scale is the single most important document in human resources. It tells you everything you need to know about an organization. Designing a salary scale requires skill and expertise, balancing the internal considerations and team dynamics with the external market. It’s an art form, not just math.

Integrated Talent Management
BASICS OF WORK WHITE PAPER

Organizational design and job evaluation can be simple things to understand. By not focusing on the simple, clear and purposeful aspects of work, many HR “gurus” have made this simple starting point more complex than it needs to be. The result is staff and managers who are unclear about their...

Scale Design
SALARY SCALES: DEFINING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S REACH

A salary scale is essential for any organization. It affects all other areas of HR – from recruitment, to pay management, career development, and promotion. It also illustrates an organization’s values in terms of how it positions itself in the market and a demonstration of its internal pay policies –...

Measuring Skills
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – HR’S BIGGEST EPIC FAIL

In Birches Group, we believe that pay movement should reflect one’s experience. As an employee gains more experience in their job over time, they develop a deeper understanding of their role and accumulate the necessary skills that enable them to be more efficient and produce results of increasing quality. Linking...

Salary Surveys
FIVE STEPS TO BENCHMARK YOUR COMPANY’S COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

When organizations look to introduce new positions, salary benchmarking ensures a good understanding of the prevailing market conditions. Here’s a short checklist – five steps – to follow for your next benchmarking exercise.

Job Evaluation
IT STARTS WITH JOBS

Job evaluation does not have to be complicated exercise. We, at Birches Group, have been able to design an approach that brings the focus of job evaluation back to what is important – its purpose. Using our innovative Community™ integrated HR management approach, here is a step by step to...

Job Evaluation
JUST THREE THINGS: HOW PURPOSE, ENGAGEMENT, & DELIVERY CAN BE USED TO UNDERSTAND YOUR ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT YOUR HR PROGRAMS

Birches Group’s Community™ Jobs approach provides a fresh perspective on one of the most misunderstood areas of human resources – job design and evaluation. Good job design and clear job evaluation are critical to fully support all other programs in HR. Here at Birches Group, we believe this is all...

Integrated Talent Management
INTRODUCING COMMUNITY™ – INTEGRATED HR MANAGEMENT FOR ANY ORGANIZATION

Over the years, Human Resources has made significant contributions to provide strategic insights about the overall people management for organizations. Because of this, it is now crucial for HR to be organized and integrated as a function. Birches Group’s Community™ integrated methodology and platform is the only approach that makes...

Integrated Talent Management
THE ROAD TO VIRTUAL – A BLOG SERIES: I – VALUING PERFORMANCE IN A TIME OF PANDEMICS

Through fits and starts most organizations have been gradually introducing virtual work. The COVID-19 virus has pushed many offices off the fence toward creating a more based virtual work environment. It has not been easy. While there are technical challenges, the biggest hurdles organizations face are in the legacy mindsets...

Let’s Talk About Work Podcast