Braun Consulting Group FAQ
A COMMON GOAL
Employees. Personnel. Labor. Human Resources.
Regardless of what name you use, they're the people
who make your company work. And to keep your company functioning smoothly,
maintaining good relations with these people is vital. But pleasing everyone
amid today's ever changing economic, regulator and legal environments is
Braun Consulting Group knows the importance of
good personnel and labor relations and its value to your company's well
being and bottom line. We keep pace with the dynamic forces that
impact the workplace, and we have the expertise to help you implement strategies
beneficial to all sides.
We are dedicated to developing the highest
management capabilities achievable in your organization.
In BRAUN Consulting Group's 16 years of practice,
we have resolved hundreds of labor disputes, handled thousands
of personnel matters and fielded countless questions on personnel concerns.
We are planners, problem-solvers and partners in your organization's decision-making
process on employee and related issues. Our experience covers the spectrum
of employee related services in diverse industries - both private and public
sector - but our approach is individual and fresh with each unique situation.
Our office has assisted owners and employers in strategic planning, business
repositioning - restructuring, start up, shut down, and successorship.
AN UNMATCHED RESOURCE
Based on your organization's needs, BRAUN Consulting
Group can serve you in a variety of capacities. Our firm can act as
your personnel department, handling all program development and implementation,
or as a consultant and resource facility in an on-going counseling or project-by-project
basis. Our capabilities encompass all corporate or public agency programs,
- Personnel department design, development or operation.
- Representation of management in union representation
campaigns, contract administration, grievance handling and arbitration.
- Development and implementation of comprehensive employee
evaluations and supervisor training in employee management.
- Resolution of disputes through mediation and other processes
in private, labor, commercial or public matters using customized Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR) tools.
- Employee benefit design and development, or evaluation
for cost versus benefit - employee insurance benefit plan procurement.
Development of Medical Savings Accounts (MSA).
- Key employee recruitment in complete confidence.
- Presentation of management's position to appropriate
agencies and governmental groups dealing with employee relationships.
- Development of organization or department mission and
- Development of single or multiple year budgets by organization,
department or program.
- Statistical analysis and data based comparisons using
industry standards, bar code or custom designed standards for any proposal
- Development of an agency or corporate strategic plan.
BRAUN Consulting Group is headed by Robert
Braun, Jr., with more than 20 years experience in business operation/development,
labor relations, and personnel management. His key associates add extensive
consulting experience in employee relations, with a number of additional
associates used for select consulting assignments. Their broad knowledge
draws on back-grounds in public and private sectors, on both the labor
and management side of the table.
References available upon request.
For more information about Robert Braun,
Jr. and his associates please
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A HISTORY OF IMPROVING RELATIONS
- A medium-sized Washington city was having extreme difficulties
communicating with its police officers and negotiating a labor agreement.
The morale was terrible, and the Union had become "political,"
with officers publicly condemning the elected city officials. Braun's mission
was to 1) improve morale, 2) complete a labor agreement, 3) stay within
the budget, and 4) reestablish trust between employees and management.
THE RESULTS: The city administrator stated, ".
. . the best thing we have ever done was to retain [BRAUN Consulting
Group] to be responsible for resolving what appeared to be un resolvable."
- A Washington county of 300 employees was plagues by employee
discontent and belief that the compensation system was based on "favoritism"
and "patronage" rather than job related responsibilities. BRAUN
Consulting Group established an independent "comparable worth"
review committee to analyze, evaluate and establish relative "points"
for each county position. We negotiated the program with three unions and
assisted the Commissioners in developing a comprehensive pay grid with
adopting resolutions, including a procedure for review of changed positions.
THE RESULTS: The Chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners stated, "[BRAUN Consulting Group] did
an excellent job of handling a large number of variables, mediating disputes
between departments, establishing credibility of the system with the unions
and establishing a control over the budgetary impact from wages never enjoyed
- A Washington trucking firm was on strike for a first
contract. The company attorney had agreed to wages and pension at high
levels in order to stop the picketing. Our mission was to get the already
agreed to wage and pension rates reduced without returning to strike, even
though the amounts had been signed by the company attorney.
THE RESULTS: Our client told us,
believed you could do it, but you did it."
BRAUN CONSULTING GROUP HAS HANDLED VIRTUALLY EVERY
CONCEIVABLE PERSONNEL OR LABOR RELATIONS PROBLEM KNOWN, USUALLY WITHOUT
LITIGATION OR LABOR STRIFE AND ALMOST
ALWAYS WITHIN OR UNDER BUDGET.
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