Community™ Resources and Case Studies


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Performance Management
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IS BROKEN. FIX OR GIVE UP?

Using an approach that measures achievement by linking it back to the job evaluation factors, this provides organizations a performance management system that is standardized, simplified, and can easily align with objectives across different grade levels and teams.

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 –...

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.

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
MANAGING COMPENSATION WHEN UNCONTROLLABLE EVENTS OCCUR

A Special Measures Policy is a way to assist managers and staff when a crisis occurs. The policy outlines what the company will do when certain uncontrollable events occur. Read more to learn about our recommendations.

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
LETS TALK ABOUT WORK – INTEGRATING HR

Rather than the disjointed disconnect that generally prevails in HR between structural policies (those governing jobs and pay) from people management policies (those which guide recruitment, development, and reward), our approach is seamlessly connected.

Let’s Talk About Work Podcast and Videos