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People are fundamental to every organization’s success.

For most organizations, navigating the complex rules and regulations surrounding Human Resources can be challenging and time-consuming. It’s important to create a stable environment where your team is treated fairly and consistently to keep your organization healthy and poised for continued growth.

Acting as an extension of your team, our human resources experts can assess your proper internal staffing needs, then assist you in finding the right candidates who will become your future leaders. And when tensions are building and you need to quickly expand HR support to your organization, REDW’s HR Consultants are able to draw upon diverse, real-world business experience, education and certifications to act as your outsourced human resources professionals.

Human Resources Services

If your needs extend beyond consulting, you’ll benefit from our strategic blend of leading-edge HR methodologies and cutting-edge technology.

Thank you for all the support you and the REDW team has given us over the past year. It has been huge in helping this team get some direction and compliance in place. You especially have made a huge impact and we are very grateful to have had this opportunity to work with REDW.

Hospitality Industry Client April 2023

REDW consults on a wide range of comprehensive organizational and human resources areas:
  • Outsourced Human Resources Services
  • Compensation Studies & Strategic Support
  • HR Support & Compliance
  • Organizational Development & Culture: Initiatives & Assessments
  • Performance Management & HR Process Improvement
  • Self-Governance & Self-Determination Transition Support for Tribal Nations

We also offer strategic HR Support for Employment Attorneys and annual Tribal Compensation Reports.

We’re Part of Your Team

Whether you’re a startup or a well-established enterprise, we act as a seamless extension of your organization

The Bright Idea

Companies in the startup phase use REDW HR Consultants to develop organizational structures and onboarding processes and for on-call HR assistance, including:

  • Creating job descriptions, employee agreements, and compensation guidelines
  • Developing employee handbooks, policies, and non-compete agreements
  • Compliance with local, state, or federal regulations based on staff count


Companies hitting their stride call on REDW’s HR Consulting team to keep their growth on track by:

  • Identifying and mitigating high risk areas
  • Evaluating compliance with federal and state law (EEO, FMLA, ADA, etc.) as they grow
  • Providing employee relations support, discipline, termination, and recruiting
  • Ensuring that policies keep pace with the changing organization


Once an organization is established, it’s time to engage REDW’s HR Consultants to improve operational efficiency, implement enterprise systems for reporting and decision-making, and update compliance and policies, in addition to:

  • Building and perpetuating a successful organizational culture
  • Providing team building, leadership, and mentorship training/coaching
  • Developing transition and succession plans


Companies facing transitions in leadership, ownership or disruption in their industry often need an outside perspective. They manage change with help from REDW’s HR Consultants in:

  • Conducting industry data comparison and alignment studies
  • Advising on outsourcing, reduction in force and governance structures
  • Evaluating performance and managing transitions
  • Planning for retirements and changes in governance

Quickly Expand Your HR Support

When tensions are building and you need to quickly expand HR support to your organization, REDW’s HR Consultants draw upon diverse, real-world business experience, education and certifications to act as your outsourced human resources professionals. Our consulting services address a wide variety of organizational and Human Resources areas, including support of the entire employment life cycle and compensation studies to keep up with hiring and salary trends.

Benefits of Human Resources Consulting

There are many advantages to partnering with HR consultants to enhance business performance through improving talent management, leadership, organizational design, compensation, and other aspects of strategic HR, specifically:

  • Streamlining HR Processes and Operations: HR consultants can assess current processes and systems and find ways to streamline them to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the employee experience.
  • Ensuring Compliance with Labor Laws and Regulations: HR consultants have specialized expertise when it comes to compliance. They ensure organizations follow regulations and avoid expensive lawsuits or penalties.
  • Attracting and Retaining Top Talent: Consultants can overhaul recruitment, onboarding, performance management, market-competitive compensation, and other HR practices to help attract and keep skilled employees.
  • Acting as an Extension of Your Team: Consultants can support your internal human resources team by taking on important large projects that exceed the capacity of the internal team, such as compensation and classification studies, position description updates, and reorganization/staffing assessments.

Trends in Human Resources Consulting

Some current trends shaping the human resources consulting market include:

Technology and automation in HR processes

HR consultants are helping organizations implement new technologies like applicant tracking systems, compensation management tools, employee engagement platforms, eLearning software, and people analytics tools. Advanced automation is streamlining many administrative HR tasks, allowing for a more strategic focus.

Increased focus on employee wellbeing and work-life balance

HR consultants guide companies in creating holistic wellness programs, flexible work policies, and benefits like extended parental leave and mental health support. There is a growing emphasis on employee experience and retention.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace

Organizations are partnering with HR consultants to develop diversity strategies for equitable hiring, compensation, promotion, and advancement. Training helps build inclusive cultures where all employees feel welcomed, valued and able to thrive.

Role of Human Resources Consultants

The role of HR consultants includes:

  • Assessing the client’s current HR strategies, practices, and pain points
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and proposing solutions
  • Providing strategic guidance on HR processes, programs, and structures
  • Designing and implementing new HR initiatives
  • Training and developing the client’s HR team
  • Creating internally equitable and externally competitive compensation plans

The Human Resource Consulting Process

The Human Resources (HR) consulting process typically involves three main phases:

Initial assessment and gap analysis

The first step for an HR consultant is conducting a thorough assessment of the client organization’s current HR strategies, policies, programs, and practices. This may involve interviews, document review, surveys, and analysis of existing data and metrics. The goal is to identify strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in areas like talent acquisition and retention, training and development, compensation and benefits, performance management, policies and procedures, employee relations, and organizational culture. Based on this assessment, the consultant will perform a gap analysis to determine any discrepancies between the organization’s current and desired future HR state, highlighting specific problem areas and opportunities for improvement.

Development and implementation of HR strategies

Next, the consultant collaborates with the client to develop customized strategies and solutions to address the identified HR gaps and issues. This may involve revising HR policies, optimizing workflows, implementing new programs and tools, restructuring the HR department, and providing strategic advice. The consultant then works closely with the client organization’s leaders and HR team to effectively roll out and implement the recommended changes and initiatives. Clear project plans, timelines, resource allocation, training, and change management techniques are utilized to drive adoption across the organization.

Ongoing mentorship and evaluation of HR initiatives

Post-implementation, the HR consultant continues to mentor the client’s internal team and support the new HR strategies, providing ongoing support. The consultant may conduct follow-up surveys, interviews, and focus groups to gather feedback. By regularly evaluating results, the consultant can highlight what’s working and identify any continuing challenges faced. They can then recommend enhancements and refinements to maximize the value delivered by the HR solutions.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Human Resources Consulting Firm

By partnering with a reputable HR consulting team like the experts at REDW, organizations can transform their people practices. This leads to significant gains in productivity, employee engagement, retention, and overall business performance. With the right guidance, HR can become a true strategic function driving an organization’s success. If you’re looking to partner with an HR consulting firm, key factors to evaluate include:

Expertise and Experience in Your Industry

Look for consultants who have worked with companies in your specific industry. They’ll understand the unique HR needs and challenges. REDW has worked with:

  • Behavioral Health Agencies
  • Construction Firms
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Medical and Dental Practices
  • Non-Profits
  • Public School Districts
  • State and Local Government
  • Tribal Government, Tribal Gaming, Tribal Enterprises

Range of Services Offered

  • Choose a firm that provides a wide range of HR consulting services to meet all of your needs – from strategy to technology implementations.

Reputation and Client Testimonials

  • Research online reviews and testimonials from past clients carefully. These provide insight on service quality, expertise, and results.


  • Ask trusted contacts in your network and business groups for referrals.

How to Get Started with Human Resources Consulting

For organizations seeking to engage HR consulting services, some best practices include:

  • Assessing your organization’s HR needs and goals
  • Clearly identifying your pain points, growth areas, and objectives. Analyze workforce metrics and conduct employee surveys to spot priorities for improvement. Define the scope for an external consultant.
  • Researching and selecting a reputable consulting firm. Shortlist consultants with expertise in your industry and required specialties. Ask for client references and case studies. Ensure a cultural fit. Compare project approaches and fees.
  • Collaborating and implementing recommended HR strategies. Provide internal stakeholders with access to feedback loops. Assign executive sponsorship. Invest time in knowledge transfer for sustainable impact. Continuously improve solutions based on measured results.

With the right HR consulting partnership, organizations can transform their human capital strategy and performance. Expert guidance enables staying ahead of trends and building a high-functioning, successful workforce.

Leveraging Human Resources Consulting for Business Success with REDW Advisors & CPAs

As a business leader, you know your people are your most valuable asset. Yet HR is complex and may require outside expertise for guidance on complex or transformational human capital initiatives. That’s where REDW’s holistic, data-driven HR consulting group can provide invaluable support, helping you optimize every aspect of your HR strategy and programs.

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What is Human Resources Consulting?

Essentially, Human Resources consultants aim to help organizations optimize their HR functions and enhance workforce productivity and engagement to achieve strategic business objectives. This involves partnering with clients to improve their HR strategies, policies, processes, and organizational structures.

HR consultants work as advisors to help organizations achieve their goals by getting the most out of their people. HR consulting can be defined as the practice of providing expert advice and solutions related to an organization’s workforce, culture, and HR functions.

What do human resources consultants do?

Human resource consulting involves providing guidance and expertise to organizations in managing their human capital. A human resources consultant works closely with the management team to develop and implement effective HR strategies, policies, and practices. This may include activities such as recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, training and development, and HR technology solutions. The goal of human resources consulting is to enhance organizational performance and effectiveness by optimizing the management of the workforce, ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations, and fostering a positive work environment.

Is HR the same as HR consulting?

No, HR and HR consulting are not the same. HR refers to the department within an organization that is responsible for managing various aspects of employee relations, such as recruitment, training, compensation, and benefits. HR consultants, on the other hand, are external professionals or firms that are hired by organizations to provide expertise, advice, and support in HR-related matters. They often work on specific projects or provide guidance on specific issues. While both HR and HR consultants focus on people management, they have distinct roles and responsibilities.

What should I look for in an HR consulting firm?

When looking for an HR consulting firm, it’s important to consider several factors. First, make sure the firm has expertise and experience in the specific areas of HR you require assistance with, such as talent acquisition, employee engagement, or compliance. The firm should have a proven track record in delivering effective solutions and measurable results. Additionally, ensure that the consultants are knowledgeable about the industry and stay up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practices. Good communication skills, responsiveness, and a collaborative approach are also essential, as these consultants will be working closely with your HR team. Finally, consider the firm’s reputation, credibility, and ethical standards to ensure a professional and trustworthy partnership.

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