Consulting Services

Our services cover the following areas:

The long term success of any solution depends on the results achieved at each stage of the transformation cycle.  Glass Bead Consulting has developed HR Transformation Lifecycle™ to help clients through the 5 typical phases of HR Transformation programmes:

1. Assessment and Vision – we assess your current HR performance to identify the future needs 2. Planning – we plan how to bridge the gap between the current assessment and your HR vision 3. Design – we design your HR organisation design, HR process design or new system requirements 4. Implement – the next stage is to build or buy the capabilities to deliver the new model 5. Deliver and optimise – we ‘go-live’, stabilise new services, set up continuous improvement processes

Glass Bead Consulting HR Transformation Lifecycle ™

HR Transformation

Our Human Resource Consultants use a combination of Project Management, Change Management, Business Case Management and Outsourcing options analysis where appropriate to deliver effective results.

Decision Support

When you’ve got big decisions to make, you’ll benefit from a consultant you can rely on.  We’ll give you access to market expertise and data to inform and validate your critical decisions.

We can help you with:

  • HRO supplier shortlisting – analysing the fit of suppliers to your service requirements
  • Proposal review service – reviewing proposals submitted by HRO suppliers
  • Pricing model analysis
  • Competitive and market intelligence – understand the sourcing strategies of other organisations

Our decision support fills the gaps that your sourcing and operations departments may be experiencing.

We can add value by:

  • Monitoring the direction and pace of your initiative
  • Gaining market information
  • Protecting you from missing opportunities for capturing greater value
  • Helping identify and mitigate risks
  • Learning what’s working for other companies

Our consultants can help you design and establish a HR Transformation Programme, or add value to a project in one of the key roles at any stage in the lifecycle.

We can partner with your teams by:

  • Working with you to develop specific deliverables including HR vision, HR assessment, business case for change and change strategy
  • Joining a particular role in HR transformation, lead a workstream or consulting
  • Providing a quality assurance (QA) review role to an existing project

We will create a solution that you’re happy with, while always telling you what route will offer your business the best value.

We work as genuine partners with you. Transforming HR is a step-by-step journey which needs specialist input at different stages in the project lifecycle. Projects move at different speeds and sometimes need condensed periods of activity to overcome a particular barrier or complete a milestone. Our solutions do not require 24/7 consulting assistance.

In addition to full-time consulting support, Glass Bead Consulting can provide you with offerings that do not require full-time consultants on-site.  We facilitate workshops, support the decision-making process and provide you with tried and tested tools and templates, as well as helping to train your staff. Our role is to provide impartial advice and delivering innovative solutions such as our HR Transformation Health Check™.

Independent Expert Advice

We are completely independent, but we also know the leading HR outsourcing vendors and technology providers inside out – we can help you select the best solution for your company. We design and deliver shared services, new HR Operating models, HR outsourcing and continuous improvement programmes. In short, we offer practical, independent, objective advice on the solution, platform or transformation roadmap that is right for your organisation.

We don’t sell a ‘pyramid’ of consultants when we know that expert advice delivered at the right time in the project will add more value.

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