Changes to the business environment are a constant, but managing those changes takes skill. With the pace of changing demographics, technology innovation, and global competition, how does the little guy keep up?
CHANGE MANAGEMENT: HIRING A CONSULTANT
No one is completely objective all of the time. If your business is experiencing challenges, perhaps a consultant could offer a fresh perspective.
For example, have you experienced trouble attracting qualified, engaged employees that are committed to the business? Or perhaps you’ve been doing things the same way and they are no longer working for you. Or maybe you want to KEEP your staff and still keep your MARGINS intact without losing them?
If change management is not your strong suit, it may pay to hire a consultant.
The job of the consultant is to review and research your concerns and resources in order to arrive at recommendations for improvement. But where do you find an accredited consultant? You don’t – there is no such place. However, different industries offer services to handle such requests.
For example, within the accounting industry Deloitte offers consulting within the area of human resources; they also offer the usual tax, accounting, and systems implementation services, too. Check out the article and video to learn more about the latest business and Global Human Capital Trends 2016.
HUMAN RESOURCES & THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE
One trend is that the workplace is becoming younger (the Millennials) and older (the Boomers and Generation x) simultaneously. Millennials are graduating college, entering the workforce and becoming parents while at the same time Generation X and the Boomers are changing careers, getting second jobs, or still working in their original careers. People are living longer, which means the workforce is growing larger and more diverse.
At the same time the workplace is trying to keep up with technological improvements, social media, and global e-commerce. Is your business equipped to manage multiple generations and their unique talents and needs?
To learn more about re-designing organizations read the Deloitte piece here. Of course, you may request consulting from the Wells Fargo Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship and work with the David Nazarian College of Business & Economics students. Many graduating senior and MBA classes work with local businesses to give students the chance to learn how to act as ‘consultants’. To request consulting use the online submission form at the CSUN website.
Author:Robin Yerian. Robin studies Marketing and Business Administration at California State University, Northridge. She has received an honorable mention for her secondary research regarding the millennial generation in association with the national American Marketing Association case competition for eBay in which she provided consumer insights. Robin is the student assistant responsible for managing client relationships, communications, and social media for the Wells Fargo Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship at CSUN.