PeopleMost has been an invaluable partner for Climb Marketing. Managing HR for a small but rapidly growing digital marketing agency is a daunting prospect, but their support has helped us navigate every new challenge with confidence. Jeff and his team bring a thoughtful, proactive, and holistic approach to managing HR that we simply couldn't do without. We needed a dynamic HR business partner to help us bring our people strategies in line with our vision. We found that in PeopleMost. I would recommend their services without reservation.
Envorso contracted PeopleMost to provide HR Consulting counsel to our growing organization. We could not have been more pleased with the level of professionalism, detail and guidance that was provided. PeopleMost helped us to course correct, saved us from substantial regulatory fines, and improved our employee engagement and retention. I recommend PeopleMost to all of our clients regardless of their size, from start-up to the Fortune 500.
Here at the Stryker School of Medicine, Western Michigan University, we engaged the services of PeopleMost (PM) for a much-needed, well-overdue and comprehensive update to our HR policy statements and manual. Jeff and his team did the legwork necessary to fully understand our objectives, our culture and our philosophies while being sensitive to our time commitment on the project (due to a significant number of other priorities demanding attention). Jeff was also able to provide us a unique perspective of the competitive landscape, offering suggestions and input that could be adapted for our academic environment. In an efficient and thorough manner, PM delivered dozens of new and updated policy statements for presentation to the Dean. Jeff is also very skilled at communicating complex topics, such as compensation and benefit plans. We have four distinct populations at Stryker: employees, residents, faculty, and physicians/executives. Jeff is a pro at customizing his approach for each and reaching successful respective outcomes.
I also have worked with Jeff as a volunteer within the Michigan SHRM organization. Jeff was instrumental in developing new, innovative programs, winning approval and council buy-in, and executing the vision to a high degree of success, all within a completely volunteer capacity and environment. He was able to recognize areas of need, empathize with challenges of all SHRM chapters in the state, and help turn the organization in a new direction during his time on the board and as Director. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Jeff again.
I have known and worked with Jeff for more than 20 years. He is a proactive and strategic leader who is not afraid to craft bold and innovative solutions to business challenges, carefully considering options, winning executive and employee support, communicating changes and ultimately delivering exceptional results for the organization and its employees. In one particular example, Jeff designed and coordinated the rollout of a controversial and complex new benefit plan in a manner that was the best I’ve witnessed. Jeff’s efforts reduced the company’s healthcare expenses by more than 40% year-over-year while maintaining high employee engagement, satisfaction, and recruitment/retention.
I have seen the expertise of Jeff and his team in action at a current client of mine. After the client had been struggling for years to solve efficiency and productivity issues, PeopleMost was able to evaluate their existing processes and staff, recommend solutions and then successfully implement -- bringing the client up to date, in compliance and contributing toward a high level of organizational performance. PeopleMost was able to make a significant impact in a short period of time. I have over 26 years of experience in the industry, and wouldn’t hesitate to introduce Jeff and his PeopleMost associates to my clients.
As President of Lapeer Industries, Inc, I enlisted the support of PeopleMost to stabilize and manage HR responsibilities when our long-time Director of Human Resources retired. Jeff’s company hit the ground running full speed and supported us beautifully, making what could have been a very challenging transition – easy. In addition to full scope, day-to-day HR support for 4 different plant locations, Jeff and his team at PeopleMost evaluated the HR function and made many recommendations for improvement to processes, procedures, policies and tools. Significant changes designed to help Lapeer reach its long-term goals were implemented. PeopleMost was also able to help tremendously with immediate, short-term needs, including pulling in a recruiting specialist to help us find, recruit and on-board dozens of skilled labor team members in the strongest job market the state has seen. The recruiting specialist was another great example of the great people and services of PeopleMost. Jeff remained personally involved to consult on strategic activities, improve payroll processes, train and mentor the HR and administration team, and position the company for major improvements in vendor selection, benefit strategy and processes, electronic enrollment, automated time keeping, and more. I sincerely enjoy working with Jeff and I highly recommend PeopleMost for all of your HR consulting needs.