BOOK OF EXPERTS | CONSULTING
Offering guidance on complex issues, including harassment claims, performance evaluations, compensation and much more
By Sharon L. Sellers President
If you want to make SLS consultants laugh, ask about a "typical" day.
"Each day is different and challenging," says Sharon L. Sellers, SHRM-SCP, President of SLS Consulting, LLC. "But as we assist employers in successfully handling a myriad of employment issues, we also find each day rewarding."
A portion of a recent week's communication list is an indication of the variety of employee engagement services provided by SLS Consulting:
An ongoing client asked that SLS perform a compensation study and assist with updating its compensation strategy to retain top talent.
A new client requested customized harassment and respect training for top management for an upcoming on-site senior VP meeting.
A client approved a new performance appraisal system created by SLS where managers could coach employees on embodying the organization's Core Values through their daily work activities.
A human resources audit was completed that discussed ways for an HR department to be more efficient and reduce liability, and included SLS recommendations for the organization's future growth.
"Our SLS consultants are all experts in their respective HR fields," says Sellers. "All are certified through nationally recognized credentialing bodies, all have decades of human resources experience, and all bring their unique perspective to better assist our clients' unique needs."
SLS consultants are not attorneys but often work hand-in-hand with clients' attorneys in preparing documentation, writing handbooks, and conducting objective investigations.
In addition to being well-versed in cutting-edge employee relations issues, each consultant also has a specialty. For example, Sellers is recognized nationally as an expert regarding harassment and retaliation in the workplace. She is often interviewed through such national media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and National Public Radio. Recently, she was invited to attend a meeting of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss revisions to their sexual harassment policies.
Consultant Beth Blanchard, SHRMSCP, has a master's degree from Cornell University and is focused on bringing HR into the 21 century through the efficient use of HR technology and reducing costly administrative functions.