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People Matters: A Strategic Advisor to HR Teams

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Jodi Wehling, Owner & Managing Consultant, People MattersJodi Wehling, Owner & Managing Consultant
“The workplace is changing.”—This is a statement that business leaders, HR managers, and employees often hear. The mindset of today’s millennial employees is gradually shifting from putting in an eight-hour shift to focusing more on the work-life blend. Realizing this, every organization is committed to creating a surefire culture of engagement; one that attracts the best talent and makes people want to stay with a company for a longer-term. Helping businesses in such an endeavor, this is where Michigan-based People Matters wields its expertise through and through. “Staying true to our name, our mission is to help businesses build better workplaces where employees are recognized and appreciated as the lifeblood of organizations,” says Jodi Wehling, owner and managing consultant at People Matters.

Utilizing a collective experience of more than 100 years in the HR arena, Wehling and her multi-disciplinary team of HR experts act as an extension of a company’s HR department or serves as an external HR department for companies that don’t have one. In fact, by working hand-in-hand with organizations, People Matters has acquired the moniker of a “trusted advisor” for their ability to transform antiquated HR methodologies. The company helps its clients in swiftly resolving various HR issues with its “HR on-demand” offering. The nexus of HR services provided through “HR on-demand” helps enterprises in seamlessly handling HR operations like pay practices, employee relations, legal compliance, and so on. “We also conduct HR assessments by reviewing an organization’s human resources programs, procedures, and infrastructure and provide a complete report that includes high-risk areas and suggestions to improve them,” adds Wehling.

Offering extensive recruitment services is another forte of People Matters.

Utilizing a collective experience of more than 100 years in the HR arena, Wehling and her multi-disciplinary team of HR experts act as an extension of a company’s HR department

With its vast experience, the company helps organizations recruit the best talent by doing all the requisite tasks, like finding candidates, screening resumes, interviewing, and checking references. Furthermore, People Matters offers a variety of customized workshops and training on various HR and workplace-related topics. This helps businesses to effectively manage their staff and foster a healthy work culture.

To substantiate the company’s prowess in the HR realm, Wehling recalls a case where a client approached People Matters, seeking to fill its many open job positions more quickly. The client was using paper-based methods to shortlist and hire talent, which was causing delayed results. “It was taking them an average of six months to fill a position,” says Wehling. However, People Matters worked in harmony with the company’s HR team and helped them transcend to a more efficient and effective process, which includes building an automated recruiting system, to make their hiring process more streamlined and sophisticated. As a result, the client was able to fill positions in less than seven weeks. “At the same time, we also helped the company increase its hiring rate over 64 percent,” informs Wehling.

Such positive stories are a testament to People Matters’ proficiency in the HR consulting domain. These instances indeed make it apparent that the core DNA of the company is not just solving transactional HR challenges, but also helping companies gain productive business outcomes. And this versatility in HR consulting, according to Wehling, is one of her company’s greatest strengths. To keep up this potency, People Matters is always striving to induct top tier HR consultants and further consolidate their HR processes and approaches. “We are also continuing to grow our training and development offerings of workshops and leadership coaching,” says Wehling. Committed to walking hand in hand with organizations to understand the burgeoning HR needs, functional gaps, and technological opportunities, People Matters is poised to bring a definitive change to the way HR teams operate in the future.
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Company
People Matters

Headquarters
Grand Ledge, MI

Management
Jodi Wehling, Owner & Managing Consultant

Description
The company offers a holistic approach by bringing a nexus of HR services to help businesses build great workplaces that engage people and drive better business results. People Matters acts as an extension of a company’s HR department or serves as an external HR department for companies that don’t have one. The HR services provided through “HR on-demand” help enterprises in seamlessly handling HR operations like pay practices, employee relations, legal compliance, and so on. The company also conducts HR assessments by reviewing an organization’s human resource programs, procedures, and infrastructure, provides full recruitment services, and offers a variety of customized workshops and training on various HR and/or workplace-related topics