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  • 1. Introducing Greg Passant SPHRProven Problem Solver Persuasive Advocate Change Facilitator Greg Passant
  • 2. Your People Can Be Both Your Greatest Asset AndYour Greatest Challenge. Greg Passant
  • 3. Greg Passant Can Help You Maximize Your Assets AndOvercome Your Challenges Greg Passant
  • 4. Advocacy Contract Negotiations Neutralizing Corporate CampaignsEmployee Communication Strategies Grievance and Dispute Resolution Labor Relations StrategyPositive Employee Relations Programs Training Greg Passant
  • 5.  Won dozens of arbitrations for employers. Won a landmark arbitration decision for a San Francisco window washing company. Won a California Labor Commission Wage and Hour case that was crucial to the viability and survival of a small business. Greg Passant
  • 6.  Resolvedover one hundred union grievances avoiding the time and expense of arbitration. Settled rancorous dispute for California furniture manufacturer when retained after the union had already gone on strike. Described by a San Francisco Bay Area arbitrator as a “creative problem solver.” Greg Passant
  • 7.  Chief negotiator in more than sixty contract negotiations accomplishing my clients’ primary objectives of cost control and greater flexibility. Transformed contentious negotiations into collaborative problem solving by using Interest Based/Mutual Gains bargaining approach. Gained critical concessions without strikes for numerous clients. Secured needed operational changes through negotiations. Greg Passant
  • 8. Unfortunately negotiations sometimes breakdown.More and more unions are turning to CorporateCampaigns instead of strikes. A CorporateCampaign is an attack on an organization’sreputation and an attempt to prevent anorganization from doing business as usual.The methods involve a variety of attacks including;legislative, regulatory, legal, economic andpsychological.The union’s goal is to make it less painful to give into its demands than fight on. How do organizations withstand and overcome these kinds of attacks? Greg Passant
  • 9. Reputation Management using successfulcommunication strategies to educate: Employees; Customers; The Public; and other Stakeholders! Greg Passant
  • 10. Years of listening to employees as a Union Rep., aManager and a Management Consultant has taught: Good Relationships depend on Good Communication. Positive Employee Relations mean employees:  Feel valued;  Feel involved; and  Become engaged participants. Successful Organizations:  Share Common Goals;  Communicate - Clearly, Directly & Regularly; and  Effectively Handle Change. Greg Passant
  • 11. Training is especially critical for new supervisors.They probably weren’t hired for their HRknowledge. But they can be trained. Sample Programs: Management vs. Leadership and their interdependence  Learning to be a Manager; Not a Messenger  Setting, Communicating & Coaching Expectations  Effective Problem Solving  Progressive & Corrective Discipline  Managing Through Change Greg Passant
  • 12. “Greg is an expert in his field, who balances what needs to be done with the goals of the company and the employees, there is no better resource.” Todd Burger Automotive Exec AAA Northern California Nevada Utah“Greg is a pleasure to work with. He is very detail-oriented, thorough,and honest.” Laura Berg HR Director at Schiff Nutrition International “He has an incredible mind, with the ability to see many different sides to the same issue, allowing him to anticipate the other parties with whom he is dealing. I cant recommend him highly enough.” Tracey (Smith) Lyman, SPHR HR Manager at The Northwest School Greg Passant
  • 13. “Greg is a no-nonsense professional who is excellent in his field of work. What I admired the most of Gregs skills was his ability to read and quickly connect with our employees.” Kim Kellner Human Resources Manager at Orcon Corporation“Gregs talents exceeded our expectations year after year as we hiredhim for multiple negotiations. His knowledge and expertise provided theperfect platform that provided multiple successful negotiations.”Bob Perez SR V.P. of Operations THARCO“Greg is a consummate professional in his work and attitude, a deeplyknowledgeable veteran in labor relations work with a proven record.”Charles McNair Owner, McNair Wilson and Public Relations and CommunicationsConsultant
  • 14. Greg PassantProven Problem Solver Persuasive Advocate Change Facilitator Greg Passant