Achilles Group

Achilles Group FAQs

What Does Achilles Group Do?

Achilles Group is an organization that proactively delivers human resources expertise to small and mid-sized businesses (25 to 2,000 employees)in a cost effective way. We take a professionally human approach by placing people, yours and ours, at the center of everything that we do.

Whether you need to leverage our expertise and best practices to enhance and support your current employees, or to effectively fill a key position, our keen understanding of your business and its culture allows us to tailor a solution specifically for you.

Who is Achilles Group?

Achilles Group was established in 2002 with the idea of providing Fortune 500 human capital expertise to small and mid-sized businesses through a “shared services” model.

Achilles’ current generation of HR professionals have evolved the shared services model and created our own “Fractional HR” approach which allows us to engage as a blended team to provide broad and deep HR expertise customized to your needs.

How Does Achilles Group Deliver Cost Effective HR?

Most situations we encounter warrant the need for multiple levels of HR skill sets. And, those are not commonly found in one person. So, we have developed a “Fractional HR” concept that provides our clients with that ideal mix of expertise without making the investment in multiple HR people.

And we are able to spread our expertise and costs over many clients, allowing you to get the capability of a Fortune 500 HR department, for far less than the cost of hiring the same level of HR competency internally!

How Does Achilles Group Define Fractional HR?

Our unique methodology is a collaborative approach that starts with identifying your specific needs. We then apply a percentage of our focus on each particular level and type of HR expertise necessary to satisfy your conditions.

The level of HR talent you require will vary and,through Fractional HR,Achilles Group is able to engage as a blended team to provide broad and deep HR expertise customized to your needs.

With Achilles Group and Fractional HR, you get a designated HR Professional who will manage the relationship, work directly with your leaders and engage other colleagues on the Achilles team at the right level at the right time.

I Need Full Time HR Support! How Can Achilles Group Fit into My Organization?

Not a problem! We offer many services that augment and provide horsepower to existing HR teams. Achilles Group can help you assess and review the effectiveness of your current HR players and support their continued growth. We can also help growth oriented companies create an HR plan that includes making people and culture part of your strategy.

And for companies that do not have multiple professional HR staff, our monthly fee gives you access to day-to-day HR intervention support, ongoing strategic and tactical HR support, as well as training and recruiting professionals.

What Do Most of Your Clients Say About Achilles Group?

Our legacy clients describe us as very responsive and accessible. So go ahead, reach out and seek our guidance just like you would if you had your own in house HR professional. Day time or after hours or on a weekend you have our cell numbers and we are always a quick resource when issues come up.

We may not be sitting at a desk in your office everyday (don’t need to) but as a result of our “Fractional HR” approach your company will be aided by an optimal mix of Achilles Group specialists, with a designated HR Director and/or Senior HR Generalist, to help with complex areas such as compliance issues, training and development, employment practices, workforce planning and organizational development. And we don’t just work remotely, we show up and take a professionally human approach by placing people, yours and ours, at the center of everything we do.

Our colleagues take great pride in being both proactive and responsive as we serve the business leaders that honor us with an engagement.

I Spend Too Much Time on People Related Issues, How Can Achilles Group Help?

That’s the reason we exist! Over the years we have realized that there are always points in a company’s life cycle where human resource issues take more and more time from those whose primary activities are to manage and run the business.

By delegating your people issues to Achilles Group, executives and managers can focus on what they do best. We handle your day-to-day and strategic HR needs while working collaboratively with your business as a partner to help drive profits and minimize employer risks. Our professionals become part of your team.

Does Achilles Group Offer Training?

We do! In fact, we believe the best way to encourage profitability is to develop and inspire your people and our training programs equip leaders at all levels to fulfill that responsibility.

With the right coaching and skills development we can take those strong performers you want to promote and help them step up and contribute at a higher level. At Achilles Group we gain a keen understanding of your organization and culture and are able to integrate our training with your business priorities, values and market drivers. We have a full array of resources to serve your HR Administrators, Frontline Leaders, Supervisors, Divisional Leadership and Executive Management.

Our Biggest Problem is Finding Good People. Can You Help Us in That Area?

Absolutely! At Achilles Group, we recruit like you would if you had the time! We review all candidates and look not only for the right skills but also make sure the position is filled with someone who will compliment your organization.

We are not like recruiting agencies that have databases of stale candidates. We approach the effort as a member of your team because we know your business and your culture and treat every search like a new one…so we find the best fit specifically for you.

We can provide a customized approach to your recruiting needs on either an hourly or direct hire basis.

Our Hourly Recruiting Services. Achilles Hourly Recruiting Services are designed to engage experienced process driven HR and Recruiting Professionals to sift, sort and phone screen prospects according to your target profile of key attributes, experience and price range. The service adds value as it saves your Managers time (and money) so they can focus on running their business.

Direct Hire Recruiting Services. Our end in mind is to work together toward a value equation that serves your key hiring needs. Our network of professional contacts and expertise with social media gives us opportunities to spread the word, make the connections and locate quality candidates whom may or may not be actively searching the job market. Achilles goal is to deliver to you a high level contributor and then help you close the deal.

Is Your Business a Candidate for HR Outsourcing?

If you are a company leader who has recognized the need to alleviate the emotional pull of people related issues and are looking to off load some of your more time consuming HR concerns and tasks, you are probably a very good candidate for HR Outsourcing.

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