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Acorn Consulting

  1. 1. Three Components of Acorn Consulting Inc<br />CORE BELIEF:<br />If Human Resources doesn’t cut costs and improve profits, what’s the point?<br />1<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />
  2. 2. The Three Components<br /><br /><ul><li> For companies that depend on the prodigious Latino Work Ethic</li></ul><br /><ul><li>“When we do a deal, we can figure out the numbers. It’s the people problems </li></ul> that drive us nuts.” - Silicon Valley Investor<br />www.Résumé<br /><ul><li> 3 Steps to Getting Back to Work Using Functional Résumés </li></ul>2<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />
  3. 3.<br />If you depend on your Hispanic employees… they are the Engine of Your Economic Future<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />3<br /><ul><li> Coming out of this recession, you’ll need them </li></ul> more than ever<br /><ul><li> NOW is the time to build your future Latino foundation</li></li></ul><li><br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />4<br /><ul><li> How much would it add to your bottom line if you could reduce turnover by </li></ul>earning and retaining the spirit and loyalty of your Hispanic employees?<br /><ul><li> They are your best workers, and you are in a Catch 22
  4. 4. Your best Latino workers are of this generation and you want them to speak more English
  5. 5. On the other hand, those of this generation never will, and you don’t speak much Spanish
  6. 6. SOLUTION: “Respectful Accommodation”
  7. 7. Accept that reality; work with them in Spanish; dedicate time and money to train and develop them as you do your best English-speaking workers
  8. 8. Let Acorn Consulting Inc help you and your Hispanic employees increase your profitability …</li></ul>Conflict Resolution<br />Team Building<br />Custom Job Training<br />And More<br />Succession Planning<br />
  9. 9.<br />“When we do a deal, we can figure out the numbers. It’s the people problems that drive us nuts.” – Silicon Valley Investor<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />5<br />• The hidden problems that the standard financial <br /> due diligence does not uncover: <br /><ul><li>Can kill the deal and your reputation
  10. 10. Left Brain = Financial Balance Sheet
  11. 11. Right Brain = “People Balance Sheet
  12. 12. Are You Doing Your Due Diligence with</li></ul>Only Half a Brain?<br />
  13. 13.<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />6<br />Hidden Deal Killers I Uncovered that Financial Due Diligences Missed<br /><ul><li> Widespread, intense, long-standing, buried gender & racial conflict </li></ul>• Incompatibility of former paternalistic management style with more open climate<br /> requiring employee involvement <br />• Lacking a frame of reference, employees were threatened by new core values and <br /> processes of “employee involvement<br /><ul><li> Issues of non-performance in executive team
  14. 14. Years of local management conflict, denial regarding their poor performance
  15. 15. Managers fearful about being terminated</li></ul>• Partners’ incompatible, clashing corporate cultures and styles <br />• Poles-apart disagreement regarding management values <br />• Many visible “red flags” indicating serious employee fear issues<br /><ul><li> The retirement-age owner “was” the company</li></ul>• There were no sustainable processes<br />• There was a $2M annual drain, undetected and on-going for years<br />Let’s Talk BEFORE it’s too late, shall we?<br />
  16. 16. www.Résumé<br />“Don helps you uncover and present accomplishments that make you look like the rock star that you are. There are many great tips here for business people as well."Mike O'NeilPresident, Founder, Trainer, Speaker, Author, LinkedIn Rock StarIntegrated Alliances<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />7<br />
  17. 17. www.Résumé<br />Recruiters don’t give a damn about your job duties<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />8<br /><ul><li> If you want your phone to ring, tell them what </li></ul> you have ACCOMPLISHED<br /><ul><li> Tell them what problems you have faced and</li></ul> fixed<br /><ul><li> STAND OUT like a MEATBALL on a plate of</li></ul> spaghetti<br /> You need Résumés That Resume Careers – 3 Steps to Getting Back to Work Using Functional Résumés <br />
  18. 18. It’s Your Call<br />Hispanic Employees: Engine of Your Economic Future?<br />© 2010 Acorn Consulting Inc<br />9<br /><ul><li>Due Diligence: Half a brain, or whole brain?
  19. 19. Résumés: Irrelevant job duties or critically </li></ul> relevant accomplishments?<br />Call: Don Burrows <br />425.231.0085<br /><br />