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Expert in Human Resources and Lean Manufacturing, Staffing and Human Resources

Expert ID: 724552 North Carolina, USA

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He looks at organizations in a holistic manner. People and processes are intermingled and one can have detrimental affects on the other. Changing processes can be disastrous if the people are not capable of adjusting to the new methods. While good people can not only adapt they, in many cases, institute positive improvements to processes without hesitation.

By placing the right people in the right jobs the individual can flourish and in many instances far exceed the expectations of the organization. Human inefficiency is the result of poor hiring practices coupled with ill conceived processes. Human efficiency is enhanced by re-designing processes to remove the obstacles keeping people from achieving success.

The success of organizations rests on the shoulders of its' human resources. People are important to every aspect of an organization and intelligent organizations put a great deal of effort into finding and hiring the right people.

Organizational redesign is used to improve the processes of an organization to facilitate the work flow. People either help or hinder the work flow and by redesigning the organization unnecessary people can be moved into more productive roles. In many situations the organizations design occurred more by accident than by plan. An organizational redesign puts thought into how work should be handled so the work flow resistance can be reduced.

Every organization behaves in a manner comfortable for it, but quite often the behavior is quite different from how the organization defines itself. Another often found gap is between how an organization says it behaves and how it actually behaves. In privately held organizations it is not uncommon to find that all decisions are made with uncertainty until they are blessed by the owner. Yet the owner may describe an organization where upper management performs independently.

He has helped a number of law firms examine their processes and either modify or develop new processes to improve the work flow. He regularly assesses hundreds of potential job candidates to identify emotional quotient and match the right person to the right job. Clients claim that his reports are accurate 9 out of 10 timesHe has provided assistance in developing lean manufacturing in a number of industries including aerospace, knitting, pharmaceutical, and welding shops.By using his Management Feedback System he has helped resolve issues within days that two partners had been working to resolve for over 5 years. The MFS is a combination of a 360 evaluation combined with a coaching report on the individual.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Fayetteville, North Carolina - Wilmington, North Carolina - Jacksonville, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: High School diploma, some college Subject: general Institution: Concord College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1975 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He has operated his own business since 1975 and started consulting in 1985.
Years: 1991 to 1999 Employer: CareerTrack Title: Trainer Department: Responsibilities: Conducted one day training sessions roughly 3 to 4 days per week for 40 weeks a year. Maintained private practice as well.
Years: 2000 to 2007 Employer: Everest Consulting Group Title: Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Independent contractor providing lean consulting to manufacturing clients. Worked with one to two clients per year on extended basis. Maintained private practice as well.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: England Summary: He conducted several training sessions certifying consultants to use the Simmons Personal Survey.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: He has conducted seminars across the country and worked with individual firms to improve productivity.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has created and delivered in-house University courses, one day sessions, and prepared course material in over one thousand sessions. He also certifies new users in the Simmons Personal Survey.
Marketing Experience
He is currently working with over 100 law firms providing support for their hiring efforts by using pre-employment assessments. He has worked with a variety of manufacturing organizations on process improvement using lean thinking.

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